Favorite Things 2017

Happy December 1st! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  We broke from tradition a bit this year and traveled to Denver to see my brother in law and his beautiful family.  And it just so happens that my other brother in law lives only a mile from him so it was quite the convenient trip for visiting.  My in-laws also made the trip to Denver, as well as my sister in law and her family.  I can’t tell you how wonderful it was to have everyone together.  A very special trip – and the weather in Denver could not have been any more beautiful!  My brother in law and his wife are amazing cooks- so let’s just say that yoga pants are very comfortable this week!

I’ve been putting together a list of things that I have either purchased this year or things that have caught my eye and I am wanting.  Hopefully my list gives you a few ideas for that someone special on your list.  Maybe that someone special is you!?  Do you find that you always buy more for yourself this time of the year?  One for them and one for you!?

A cashmere sweater is the perfect gift.  I’ve been wearing this off the shoulder sweater non stop and it is the perfect color for white, black, or blue jeans. This lovely sweater is from Neiman Marcus Last Call and is currently being offered at a great price!


I love a nice stripe and I love gray with white jeans.  This cashmere sweater couldn’t be any more comfortable.

Another great find at Last Call Neiman Marcus. 


And another gorgeous cashmere sweater from Last Call from Vince.  This one is a bit of a splurge, but one you will wear for years.  I love anything Vince and I especially love the relaxed fit of this sweater, the v-neck, and the long dolman sleeves.


And here in gray.


I’m in love with this adorable plaid bell sleeved top for the holidays and after!

And in a cute denim from Madewell.

  I recently stumbled upon this SAM vest and couldn’t resist buying it.  A camo vest that is down with a cozy collar and fleece pockets.  Seriously…this vest just had to be mine!  And it was on sale making it even more special!  This is a serious favorite!

My husband bought this cute and very functional travel tote for me earlier this year and I’m loving it.  The perfect carry on bag that fits all of my essentials and it slips right over a luggage handle making it the perfect travel companion.


Are you planning to be in the cold sometime soon?  This is the perfect cold day beanie with a cute little pom to boot!  The cute poms are detachable for easy washing.  Love Your Melon hats come in a variety of different colors – and the best part of all is that a portion of the proceeds go toward finding a cure for pediatric cancers. You have to read the story about the founders…great guys!


I love slip on sneakers and these shearling suede kicks are on my short list.  How cozy do these look?


And here they are in velvet.  I’m loving these too!

Both pairs are by an Italian brand- M Gemi.

Good quality and always comfortable and stylish.


Glossier make up. My teen daughters love their products and I love their lipsticks.


Have you seen the Hearth and Hand collection at Target by Joanna and Chip Gaines?  You know that cute couple from Fixer Upper?!  I’m in love with the line and bought several fun holiday pieces the other day!  So many fun plaids and everything is so warm and cozy looking!


How cute are these adorable leather tassel key chains from Mark and Graham!  Love that store!  So many fun monogrammable presents for the most difficult person on your list!

Or if you want a charging tassel keychain for your phone….here you go!  Another nice find from Mark and Graham.

Leather roll up case for all of your tech accessories.

Another nice present from Mark and Graham. 


One more holiday idea!  I ordered my holiday cards from Paper Culture this year.  I love their unique card designs and they plant a tree for every order that is placed…love that! They are having a great sale right now so hurry over to their site and check it out!

I hope you picked up a few holiday gift ideas for that hard to buy someone on your list.

My formal living room reveal will be coming up soon- I promise!  And I hope to add some holiday decorating pics to the post as well.

Thanks for stopping by!

April xo

Cover photo from Mark and Graham


About Ms B in the Bay Area

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2 comments on “Favorite Things 2017

  1. April, Love all your ideas. The sweaters are great. I like Last Call- so many nice things. The tassel keychains are adorable! Who wouldn’t want one? I just ordered shearling slip ons. I may have to get these instead! They look so cozy. You always find great things. Cannot wait to see your Wednesday! xx Kim

    • Thanks, Kim! You could easily shop for me and I would love everything you pick out! I always love your choices as well!
      April xo

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