Most Loved Items of 2021

As we kick off the new year, I want to share the most-loved items of 2021! I’ll do a Top 12 of items you loved and purchased first! Then a Top 12 of things Johnny and I couldn’t live without this past year. It’s our second year of doing this and I love seeing what duplicates there are as well as new additions! It’s always so cool to dig into our analytics and see what items you enjoy most. Many of them are classic items that will transcend time and great for year-round!

1. Funnel Neck Sweater Dress

The power of a little black dress is in its versatility. I love how you can wear this for so many things from workwear to date night to cocktail parties. This exact one is currently sold out since it’s from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, but this one is really similar! I appreciate how both are figure-flattering, but not super tight.

2. Beale Sofa

The best white sofa, ever! It makes me so happy to see how it’s my second top-seller because I know those of you who purchased it are living your best life. It is an investment for sure, but the Crypton fabric repels stains and is so easily cleaned. Plus, the Beale is modular, beyond comfortable and simply beautiful. More about our sofa and why we chose it here.

3. Longline Wool Coatigan

The coatigan I’ll reach for for years, maybe decades, to come! This one feels so luxe and warm. It does run slightly large and has an oversized fit. I got an XS since I couldn’t get my hands on an XXS and altered it to fit. I love the length and appreciate how even though it’s meant for more casual outfits, looks so elevated!

4. West Elm Runner

I can’t rave about this rug enough! It’s a beauty and I appreciate how it really ties in so many colors from black to brass. It’s soft underfoot, but there is a plush version! We use our Dyson vacuum on it and it still looks fantastic. We have the 2.5 x 7′ in our entryway and it’s perfect with our iron door and brass mirror.

5. Parke Blazer

My favorite blazer of all time. It’s a classic wool blazer that will never go out of style. Made of Italian wool, fully lined and fits like a glove. I own it in two colors, it’s that good! I wear size Petite 00 and it’s great for the most casual outfits to the most conservative dress-code offices.

6. Skin Ceuticals C E Ferulic

A product I used every single day in 2021 and I believe has transformed my skin. C E Ferulic helps with aging and improves the overall texture and appearance of your skin. It gets rid of dullness, makes your skin glow and did I mention it helps prevents aging? It’s expensive, but there are a few 20% off sales throughout the year, so make sure you follow me on IG for when to stock up. Similar products that cost less don’t work as well.

7. Half Zip Pullover

A reasonably priced pullover perfect for the slightly chilly weather. I appreciate the sporty look and how it comes in three colors. The big collar makes it unique and the half-zip will always be in style!

8. Kendra Scott Large Jewelry Box

My favorite way to store jewelry it is no surprise to me this is one of the most loved items of 2021! I get asked about this frequently and my favorite aspect is how it makes jewelry organization effortless. You can see everything you have, it stays organized and dust-free!

9. Dipped Vase

One of the top sellers from 2020, this vase makes the list again in 2021! It’s a statement piece and can make any space. I have both sizes and love them. The lip of the jar is unique and I love how the bottom is dipped in paint. It’s simple and beautiful.

10. Abercrombie Curve Love Jeans

I’ve been reaching for these jeans ever since I got them in summer. They fit like a dream, are so comfortable and flattering. I so appreciate how Abercrombie has really been a gamechanger in the jean space. If you’re 5’4 and shorter, get the short sizing.

11. Crewneck Cashmere Sweater

This year, the Halogen cashmere sweater was my top seller, but it looks like Nordstrom is phasing those out. This looks like the same quality and price point. I will say, this cashmere tends to be slightly thinner than my preferred J.Crew cashmere, but the price is more affordable.

12. Arhaus Leather Recliner

As the year is coming to a close, I wanted to share the most-loved items of 2020! I’ll do a Top 12 of items you loved and a Top 12 of things Johnny and I couldn’t live without. It’s always so cool to dig into our analytics and see what items you enjoy most. Many of them are classic items that will transcend time and great for year-round!

Here are our most-loved items from 2021! There’s a good mix of home, fashion and even mens items!

 1. Arhaus Martini Table

I still remember when the Arhaus designer we worked with incorporated these into our living room design. “I don’t think we need those,” I said. She literally laughed and said, “I’m going to leave them in anyway…” We use them almost every single day and I get so many questions about where they are from!

 2. Nespresso Next

Another household item we use every day. I’m continuously surprised by how it keeps on trucking since we probably use it at least three times a day. We did finally de-scale it this year! If you have to do this, there is one particular comment on the official Nespresso video with much more helpful instructions.

 3. Artis Oval 7 Brush

I’m two years strong into using this brush and still swear by it. Code HKCUNG gets you 30% off. This applies makeup flawlessly and quickly. I can do my entire foundation in less than a minute. I’d recommend springing for the cleaning pad and foam so you can clean it after each use and then do a deep clean biweekly.

 4. AirPod Pros

I have had to replace these more times than I’d like to admit, but that’s how important they are. They truly help with our productivity – calls are so much easier when you’re hands free and can take notes or look up references. We can listen to podcasts and audiobooks while doing household chores or getting ready. I swear by these silicone cases and this leather one.

 5. Dipped Vase

I currently have the large vase on our mantle with some faux greenery to welcome in the new year. These vases are my favorite and I have the white in both sizes. They are substantial, great quality and I love the lip off the top. This is one of your favorite items, too since it’s a bestseller!

 6. Bose Sound Bar & Subwoofer

Johnny got this for us during eBay’s Labor Day Weekend sales and wow has it made a difference. The Samsung Frame TV already has great sound, but this is totally in your face. This does kind of mess with my clean lines in the living room though.

 7. Box Cutter

If you do not already own one of these, you need one. This box cutter is so easy to use and I cannot believe we didn’t have one before! The shape is great and we appreciate the retractable blade. It makes opening packages and breaking down boxes for recycling so much easier!

 8. Caraway Cookware

We have cooked a lot this year! Caraway so kindly gifted me their limited-edition gold set over the summer so I gave Momma Cung our navy set. She is rough on cookware, not gentle at all and a few times a week when I do the dishes at her house, the pots look fantastic. I’m so impressed with the quality and appreciate how they are nontoxic. Currently 20% off!

 9. AG Everett Pants

On a whim, I purchased Johnny a pair of these pants during last year’s NSale and he loved them. So much when this year’s NSale rolled around, he kindly asked if I would buy him another pair. I appreciate how they are nicer than your typical khakis. Johnny loves how soft and comfortable they are while being able to dress up or down. Fits TTS.

 10. Charlotte Tilbury Lip Liner

I swear by this lip liner. The shade Iconic Nude is my go-to for practically everything regardless of whether I’m wearing a bold lip or nude lip! It glides on beautifully, is creamy and doesn’t dry out your lips. Plus you can wear it alone with just lip balm or under your favorite lipstick. My new favorite liquid lipstick right now is this one in shade 100.

 11. Curve Love Skinny Jeans

Ever since I got these I have been wearing them nonstop. They are soft, super comfortable and so flattering. I wear size 24 short and they fit true to size. There is a bit of distressing on one knee, but I wear these almost every single week! They are high rise, too!

 12. Arhaus Beale Sofa

To wrap up our most-loved items of 2021 is our Beale sectional sofa! I had high expectations for this sofa and it lived up to the hype. In 2020, Johnny and I sat on a ton of sofas trying to find the best white sofa for our home. All of our research led us to the Beale because of its performance fabric, cushions that don’t sag and clean lines. Just as I was about to purchase, the Arhaus team reached out to collaborate and it has been a dream. Liquids and stains repel so we literally never worry about anything on this white sofa!

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