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Best of 2020 – Fashion, Beauty, Travel & Lifestyle Favorites

2020 is coming to an end, and I am curating the list of all of the best things that I’ve discovered this year in this blog post. It includes fashion purchases, beauty product discoveries, travel destinations, lifestyle favorites, and a few favorite brand collaborations. I hope you enjoy and happy holidays to you all!

Top Favorite Designer Fashion Purchases

MARINE SERRE Brown & Beige Moon Allover Long Sleeve T-Shirt

ACNE STUDIOS Navy Logo Patch Beanie

ACNE STUDIOS Logo Scarf (mine is the color pink and nude)

UNIQLO X JIL SANDER +J Wool Coat (sold out)

TELFAR Medium Navy Shopping Bag (sign up for email notification for restock because it is sold out very fast every time!) – 2020 is the year of Telfar. I did a review blog post of this bag, HERE, and it has been one of the most asked-about bags for me this year. I love to travel in it because it’s essentially a plastic bag. There has been zero damage or scratches, and it’s been such a great joy to have it in my collection.

Pleat Please Issey Miyaki Technical-pleated slim-leg trousers – read my review and styling blog post HERE

Marine Serre Moon Shirt
wearing Acne Studios beanie and Telfar bag
Acne Studio logo scarf
wearing Issey Miyaki pants and +J coat

Best Beauty Discoveries

LIGHTS LACQUER YNBB (Your Nails But Better) – creamy wearable nail polish colors with incredible brush head that make polishes go on so easily.

THE SALUX SHOP Nylon Japanese Beauty Skin Bath Wash Cloth/Towel – Try this and you will never have to waste money on cheap loofahs that fall apart in a month. It can be a bit rough at certain area because of the nylon material, but I love that I can use it on my back. The long rectangle shape makes it a great multi-use bath and shower towel. Make sure you turn off the shower when working the shower product into your skin.

BANILA CO Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm – get the biggest jar that you see. I have the 180 ml jar and have been reaching for it almost every time I have makeup on. I love how it doesn’t have any particular scents and works amazingly at melting my makeup.

ARTIS Elite Mirror Oval 7 Brush – the best foundation brush that distributes cream and liquid foundation so easily and effortlessly.

Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base Priming Moisturizer – I finally splurged on this priming moisturizer, and it’s been such a treat. I love the smell and how it adds just the right amount of moisture and grip before makeup in the morning.

Viseart Eyeshadow Palette COLOR: 01 Neutral Matte – I’m obsessed with the packaging of this palette. It’s got some weight which makes it feels quite luxurious, and this is my first but will not be my last Viseart palette. In addition, it’s got some of the most universal neutral and warm shades, perfect for every day and on-the-go. I highly recommend!

Hiking Clothes & Outdoors Equipments

DANNER Mountain 600 4.5″ Waterproof Hiking Boot – I’m so glad I’ve purchased these Danner boots after eying them for months. Even though the grip on these are not as good compared to my Keen Targhee III, these have softer and more comfortable inner sole fit. I have flat feet and definitely would prefer these over my Keen ones for longer hikes. Get the smooth leather boots if you want something more durable and long lasting.

KEEN Astoria West Sandals – best adventure sandals of 2020 hands down! I love the color, the design, and how incredible the grip of the soles are. They look so cute with socks and paired with any summery outfits. Check out my sponsored post with KEEN on my Instagram, HERE.

FJALLRAVEN High Coast Foldsack 24L Backpack⁣ – I have the dark gray color. Love the design and how practical and stylish it is on day hikes and travel.

LULULEMON Swiftly Tech Long Sleeve 2.0 (size 2) – This shirt is expensive, but it is the best long-sleeved black shirt that I know will last me for a lifetime. Incredibly breathable fabric that does not stink up even after a long day of hiking.

RUMPL NanoLoft Puffy Blanket – Mine is the color Patina Pixel Fade. Rumpl makes some of the best outdoorsy blankets that I know of. I’ve hiked in once for a sunrise hike, and it is fantastic. It’s not the most compact and lightweight blanket, and I love how warm it is. The Nanoloft material lasts longer than natural down, and that’s why I’ve gone with this.

Sea To Summit Aeros Premium Pillow – I have the Large one in Blue which is more comfortable than the regular, and I only fill air up to nearly half-way. Regular size is more like a small-sized pillow in my opinion.

on Mt. Ellinor wearing my Fjallraven backpack and Danner boots
Danner Mountain 600 boota
wearing Lululemon shirt and Rumpl blanket

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Top Favorite Hikes I’ve Done in 2020

Lake Blanca

Lake Ingalls

Natural Bridges

Avalanche Lake

Cathedral Rock

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Cathedral Rock
Avalanche Lake

Lake Ingalls
Lake Blanca

Lifestyle Favorites

I finally started on Tiktok after months and months of hesistation, and it has been such a fun way for me to share aesthetic travel highlight videos. Follow me at StyleandSenses.

Macrame is something I’ve started to pick up this year as well as making Sourdough bread.

My plant collection is tripled this year, and I’ve built a plant shelf from scratch. A lot of you seem to really enjoy the DIY process. If you’ve missed it, you can watch it on my IG stories, HERE and follow me on my plant Instagram, HERE.

Thanks for 2020 and your constant support. Please know that every like, comment, share, save, and DM means a lot to me. Thanks if you’ve purchased anything through my links and use my code! I appreciate every one of you who come back here and read my blog even though the blogosphere seems to start shrinking and disappearing. It’s sad to see, but I am here to stay. So thank you and happy holidays!

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An Trieu

Currently based in Seattle, Style & Senses is my digital life and style journal of all things that inspire my senses and beyond. Hope you stay inspired, as always! - An Trieu.

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