I've been blogging for over 3 years now, and since I've been focusing most of my posts on reviewing stuff, I've had a lot of new stuff come into my life (95% of which I purchased myself with my own money). I did a post about the best (and worst) things I received for free as well as the best and worst things I've purchased in 2017. But how about the just the best things (either purchased or free) that I've reviewed thus far in my years as a blogger? Well here's that list, in no particular order, with the headline linked to the original review:
1) Everlane Anorak (free with referral credits)
I'm talking about the original anorak here and not The City Anorak (reviewed here) that came out a year or two later. In fact, I'm wearing this as I type this post since it's raining today. This anorak was also featured in my Lowest Cost Per Everlane post and is probably the longest-lasting and most-frequently used Everlane item in my closet.
2) Brooklinen Sheets (purchased)
I've never talked about these sheets after the initial review here, but my love for them are still going strong. And they're my go-to sheets for 75% of the year (the rest of the year my husband prefers flannel sheets which I purchased from Target). The Brooklinen sheets are still crisp and wonderful and like fine wine, only gets better with age.
3) Elizabeth Suzann linen Georgia tee (purchased used from eBay)
This was my first ES item and what really made me fall in love with the brand. This item was also listed in my best items purchased in 2017. I just got the silk version of the Georgia Tee (that's how much I love the style of this tee) and the review for that will be coming up soon.
4) Grana silk ankle pants (free with referral credit)
This is hands down my favorite thing from Grana and are my go-to pants for most occasions. They work for meetings to airplane flights. I most recently paired them with my ES silk Georgia tee mentioned above for a nice birthday dinner date! (But just to note, the ones I love are the double-layered silk version and not the single silk flat front version.)
5) Away Luggage, the Bigger Carry-On (purchased)
I love this carry-on suitcase and it's been working like a charm from Hawaii to Europe. My only regret was not waiting to buy it a little later so I could have the ejectable battery (available now) instead of the old version that needs a screwdriver for removal. I also wish I had gone with a sleeker color instead of the gray.
6) PACT underwear (purchased)
I love love love PACT's organic cotton underwear. These undies fit well, feel great and are more ethical and sustainable than the majority of underwear on the market now. There's no reason not to buy these in my book.
7) THINX underwear (purchased)
And this is the underwear I've been wearing when it's that time of the month. I've had the same 5 pairs since I did my initial review and they're still going strong! And these have saved me from quite a few embarassing situations. Also no reason not to buy these as well.
8) Mott & Bow Jeans (free gift for review)
These jeans were in my recent list of best things I received free for review since I still wear them almost weekly. I only have 3 jeans I rotate between, two of them are from Frame and then are these Mott & Bow ones. If you're in the market for slim boyfriend jeans with a mid-rise, I can't recommend these enough.
9) Marley's Monsters sponges and facial rounds (purchased)
The original review included bamboo facial rounds but I now also have the cotton versions (which I haven't reviewed yet), that I admit I do love a bit more (though I use both equally). Anyway these items were on my best 2017 purchases and for good reason: they're so useful and still going strong! Let's see if they make it all the way to 2020!
10) Everlane Day Market Tote (free with referral credit)
Ok I know I just reviewed this tote last week but I've used it every day since I got it and it's been awesome! I can fit everything I need to in it. It's been so easy to carry and it still has the brand new leather smell. It really is such a useful tote to carry all my heavy work stuff!
So what did you think of this list? I actually had a version of this post drafted about a year ago and I only just re-discovered it. I think it's interesting how things can change in a year (as well as what stayed the same). Here's that first list from early 2017: 1) Everlane anorak, 2) Grana pima shirts (still a favorite but just not in the top 10 this year), 3) M.Gemi the Felize, 4) Vrai & Oro necklace and ring, 5) Everlane Street Sandals, 6) Third Love 24/7 bra, 7) Grana Silk Ankle pants, 8) Elizabeth Suzann linen Georgia Tee, 9) Cuyana travel pouches 10) Brooklinen sheets
I wonder what this list will look like a year from now?