2022 Year in Review | Favorites Edition

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Both personally and professionally, 2022 was a big year! Life is not without its ups and downs, and we experienced a healthy dose of both. But yet, not to gloss over the more challenging parts of life, I love to end the year focusing on the good. If there’s one way to banish a bad mood, it’s that. Though anything can happen, 2023 looks promising and I’m excited to see how it all unfolds. But before we move on to 2023, here’s a 2022 year in review- favorites style!

Favorite Outfit(s): I rounded up my favorite outfits from 2022 into this classic outfit inspiration graphic below!

favorite outfits

Favorite Books:
For self-reflection- Happiness Is a Serious Problem, Margin/The Overload Syndrome
For entertainment- It Ends With Us, The Midnight Library

Favorite Comment, Email, or Message I Received:

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Favorite Clothing Purchase(s): Based on how much I wore these items throughout the year, my favorite clothing purchases were these Sam Edelman Waterproof Knee High Boots (sold out, sorry) and a Goyard tote bag that I scored used.

Favorite Trip: Paris, of course!

Favorite Project: Launched a course, an in-depth secondary guide to my eBook, How to Build a Wardrobe From Scratch. Thousands of women have benefitted from our fashion resources this year and that makes it all worth it!

Favorite Photos: The Dreamy Parisian Balcony Photoshoot, Fresh Flowers in Paris photoshoot, and the Sunset at the Biltmore photoshoot.

Favorite Family Moments: 2022 was a year of change, transition, and adjustment. We found solace in God’s creation by exploring, getting dirty, and playing at our land. These were our favorite memories as a family. Our 4-year-old would say the same!

family year in review

Favorite Work Projects for the New Year: We’ve got another eBook coming!! This is not another companion to building your wardrobe, yet it has foundational tips that can help anyone and everyone. That’s all I’m going to say for now!

Thank you Google Photos, for helping me piece my life together this past year. If I didn’t have a camera roll to look back on, my memory would be full of black holes!

Okay, now, it’s time for YOUR favorites!

According to analytics, these are the most popular things, starting with purchases.

Your Favorite Items:

These were determined by the amount purchased.

  1. Banana Republic Luxe Touch Crew Neck T-Shirt (White)
  2. Banana Republic Supima Crew Neck T-Shirt (White)
  3. Quince Mongolian Cashmere Crewneck Sweater
  4. Target 3pk Crew Socks
  5. Target 3pk Mary Jane Fold Over Cuff Socks

Your Favorite Investment Items:

  1. M.Gemi Lustro Heel
  2. Coach Lori Pebble Leather Shoulder Bag
  3. Talbots Portland Pants
  4. Prada Pointed Toe Pump

Your Favorite Blog Posts:

  1. 7 Ways to Elevate Your Style
  2. 8 Things French Women Don’t Wear (And What They Wear Instead)
  3. How to Dress Like a French Woman Over 50
  4. 7 Casual Elegant Outfits for Every Day
  5. 8 Easy Outfit Combinations You Already Have in Your Wardrobe

Your Favorite Retailers:

  1. Nordstrom
  2. Amazon
  3. H&M
  4. Madewell
  5. Everlane
  6. Mango
  7. Uniqlo

Your Favorite Posts to Hate: 😉

These are the most controversial posts based on comments. Did I ever think a fashion post I wrote would be controversial? Certainly not, but it’s the world we live in. And you’ve just got to learn to laugh!

  1. 8 Things French Women Don’t Wear (And What They Wear Instead)
  2. 7 Ways to Elevate Your Style (And What You May Be Doing Wrong)
  3. 7 Chic Ways to Wear a Brooch (That Aren’t Old-Fashioned)

P.S.- It is never, ever my intention to offend people or make them feel bad for the way they dress. My hope is only helpful guidance and though a lot of the messages and comments I get are downright rude and nasty, I actually do appreciate reading (most of) them because I always want to know how content is received and how I can make it better. I am always trying to learn and improve. After all, my business is you, the reader!

Your Favorite Year: It’s 2022! It was the best year yet with views increasing by 4 million.

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From the bottom of my heart, thank you for making the favorite moments from this year even possible. Getting to celebrate these milestones with you happens because of your incredible support. Thank you for daily checking out MCO for your fashion tips, purchasing something through a link, or investing in yourself through our eBook or course.

That’s a wrap for 2022. But I can’t wait to share what next year has in store for you, your wardrobe, and your fashion.

Until then, stay chic.

Carolyn Arentson
Carolyn is the founder and creator behind My Chic Obsession. When she's not dreaming up new content, you can find her watching a funny tv show with her husband, raising her two boys, or planning her next trip to Paris.