Well, here we are, turning the page on another year. In so many ways, 2021 felt like 2020 part 2. Anyone else?
In the spirit of keeping up with a tradition (to see what was at the top of my list in previous years, don’t miss my best purchases of 2018 + 2019 + 2020!), today I’m sharing my best purchases of 2021…let’s do it!
Best Purchases of 2021
Molton Brown Lip Moisturizer – During our Thanksgiving trip to the mainland, this lip moisturizer was a savior. I don’t think I would have survived without it, because the winds were whipping in frigid below-freezing temps some days. My lips stayed hydrated with no cracks or chapping.
Peloton Bike – If you have spent any amount of time on my blog or Instagram this year, you know that my Peloton rides have kept me sane. I could talk about it all day long (and I’ve done plenty of Peloton posts!), but this was probably my top buy of the year. Not only do I stay motivated, but I can workout with friends and family, hold myself accountable with scheduling, and stay motivated to move my body.
Cozy Lounge Set – Dane calls this “my suit” and honestly, I love it so much I don’t even bat an eye. I wear it so frequently that I dread having to wash it, because I do let it air dry and sometimes that takes a bit. I cannot say enough good things about this cotton sweater lounge set. It’s not itchy, has a cozy fit, and makes me feel pulled together when I’m basically wearing pajamas.
High Rise Bike Shorts – I will be the first person to admit that when bike shorts first started popping up, I cringed. That said, I’m eating a big ole slice of humble pie now. I think I have 4 pairs of bike shorts and these are by far my favorite. They are super high rise, do not bunch or ride up, and offer plenty of compression for long spin sessions. Admittedly, they’re also great for walking the dogs, running errands, and lounging around the house…not that I know anything about that 😉
Flowy Button Down Top – I went back and forth on whether or not to order this and I’m so glad I did. I chose navy, but I am eagerly waiting for it to be restocked in some other colors so I can order it ahead of spring and summer.
Printfresh Pajamas – As I look back over my top picks of the year, I’m noticing a pattern of comfortable at-home wear. I am who I am! Printfresh pajamas are the perfect blend of bright colors and funky patterns and speak directly to my sleep-loving soul. You can read my full Printfresh pajamas review, but trust me when I say this is the perfect item for you or to gift. You can use this link to get $15 OFF your first order!
Nerds Gummy Clusters – Okay, I’ll be honest the first way I found out about these was that my cousins sent me a care package. But let me just tell you something…they have been on auto-delivery ever since. If you are a tart candy lover, you need to give these a try.
Waterproof Birkenstocks – If you have seen any recent photos of me, I am wearing this in neon pink or neon yellow. I swear, every time I wear them, someone asks me where I got them. They have all the comfort and support of true Birkenstock sandals at a fraction of the cost. I know it’s really easy to say “these shoes are so comfortable” but REALLY….they are. I will be honest and say that Birkenstock makes another style with this same material in a toe strap and those rubbed my feet raw, so the traditional only is my recommendation. Do yourself a favor and get a pair in a fun color!