Best of 2016

Best of 2016

Let's play NICOLE'S FAVORITE THINGS. It's like Oprah's Favorite Things but with less yelling and not as much free stuff.

I discovered so many new shops, and fun things to collect and love this year I thought I would share my BEST OF 2016 here. Every item has a mini review and link to where to find it.

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Kate Spade Glitter Keds. Comfy and cute. I wore these all over the airport and Disneyland. The $80 price tag may seem steep but if you sign up for Kate Spade emails they send a lot of coupons. I have what I like to call "Old Lady Feet" and I wore these all over with no problems. They have nice support and they are cute. I love that you can wear them with anything.

Disney Dooney & Bourke Zip Pouch. So this is usually a gift with purchase type item that popped up on the Shop Disney Parks app a few weeks ago as a stand alone item. I just had to scoop it up. It's the perfect size to keep all of your makeup organized in your bag. I linked another item in the same pattern for this so you know what it's called. Keep checking the Shop Disney Parks app for it, sometimes stuff like this comes back!

Fujifilm Instax Mini 70. I have been wanting one of these for a long time, and I found a great deal on one at Costco. I love that it has a timer and a little mirror on the front to help with selfies.

Kate Spade Minnie Bag. This was my anniversary gift this year. It's so cute, and even though it's on the small side it still fits my iPhone 7 Plus. The quality is awesome, and I get so many compliments on it.

Sephora Rouge Balm SPF 20. Let me preface this one by telling you I am not a traditional lipstick person. While we were in California my lips got SO INCREDIBLY dry, and of course I forgot my chapstick. So while we were in Hollywood waiting to go see Jimmy Kimmel I wandered into Sephora to find something that might help. Then I fell in love with this. It feels like chapstick going on, not thick like some lipsticks, and it's got SPF.

iPhone 7 Plus. I decided to upgrade my iPhone 6 before we left for California because of the camera on this phone. It's awesome. I also love the Plus a lot more than I thought I would.

Harveys Bow Mini Clutch. This bow clutch gives me all the Cinderella feels. I love that it can be used as a crossbody or clutch purse. When using it as a clutch you put your hand between the bow and the bag itself, it's so cute. The lining on this bag is also adorable and filled with bows. Harveys bags area made in the USA out of seat belts which makes them super durable.

Apple Watch Series 2. I upgraded my Apple Watch as well this year. When I first bought it, last year I didn't expect it to become my every day morning to night accessory, but it did. In Series 2, they added some features that I was super excited about, so I decided to upgrade. I have the 38 mm Sport.

Best Day Ever Candle. I became friends with Ashton from Walter and Rosie Candle Co this year and I was so excited to work on this collab with her. The candle smells amazing, and the feedback we have gotten on it has been so great.

Plantronics BackBeat Fit Bluetooth Headphones. This year I ran my first half marathon and signed up for a second. So headphones, a thing that I never cared much about before became a major part of my training. I tried a few brands like the Beats wireless, and some cheap ones on Amazon, but these Plantronics are by far my favorite. The battery lasts for what seems like forever, and they are so comfortable. Cameron and I usually don't like the same headphones, and we both love these.

Cogsworth Funko Pop. I became addicted to collecting more things in 2016 including these adorable Funko Pops. I bought Cam a set of Sherlock ones for our Anniversary, and treated myself to Cogsworth last month. I just can't handle the cuteness. Cogsworth is my favorite little Princess sidekick.

Bow & Drape Sweater. So this is the most recent addition to this list. I have followed Bow & Drape on Instagram since the beginning, so imagine my excitement when we walked into Nordstrom Saturday and they had a PopUp shop set up. They have cute and pun filled items on their website, or you can customize your own online as well. You can also check out their POP UP locations like I did.

My Cinema Lightbox. I have the mini size and it's just perfect for my desk, and fun things I want to say. I purchased mine from Amazon so I got it pretty quick and it's really great quality!

What are some things that made your BEST OF 2016 list?