Happy New Year! Have we ever been happier to usher in a new year? Of course, we know that for the most part our circumstances today are pretty much the same as they were yesterday, whatever those may have been. But I think most of us are hoping for life to move in a brighter direction in 2021. I’m simply hoping and praying for an end to this pandemic and renewed socialization, travel and joyful interaction.
But before we move too far into the new year, I thought I’d share another recap post with you. Today I’m sharing the top 20 reader favorites of 2020 here at Dressed for My Day. These are the items I shared on the blog that readers purchased the most. Surprisingly, many of them are still available. See if you purchased any of these.
These are not exactly in order because that would require me to spend more time in my analytics than I want to. I’d have to cross reference several different affiliate networks I use, and I’d rather not spend my time doing that right now. But the 20 items I’m sharing with you are clear winners here at Dressed for My Day, resulting in overwhelming numbers of purchases.
So while they’re not in the exact order of popularity, they are somewhat in order. Therefore I will provide a countdown of sorts, beginning with the 20th most popular item purchased at Dressed for My Day in 2020 and ending in the number 1 most popular item. Let’s get started!
#20 – Black Fair Isle Sweater
The good news is that this versatile and classic holiday sweater is still available in some misses sizes and most petite sizes. And it’s marked down and available for further reductions in price depending on how many purchases you make and whether or not you use your Talbots credit card.
#19 – Relaxed Fit Chinos
I have several pairs of these relaxed fit chinos from Talbots. I think they’re a great closet essential, especially for spring through fall.
Talbots has these relaxed fit chinos available right now. Some colors are on sale while others are full price. I especially like the dark slate, black, indigo navy and white.
#18 – V-Neck Summer Sweater
#17 – Rachelle Lace-Up Boots
Of the top 20 most purchased items from Dressed for My Day, these Blondo Rachelle Waterproof booties are definitely in my person top 3. Maybe that’s because these are boots I’m currently wearing as opposed to a summer sweater I’ve already put away in my cedar chest. Ha! But I do love these booties for comfort and an edgy chic factor.
These booties run true to size and also come in a mushroom nubuck. But I find the black to be very versatile.
# 16 – Fleece Lined Pants
I know something’s going to be hot when even my mom buys it. Ha! And I happen to know she is loving these black fleece lined pants. Not only do they keep you warm, but I think they’re designed beautifully. They have nice lines, ample zipper pockets and a generous fit.
I actually have on the navy fleece lined pants from last year right now, which Talbots didn’t carry this year. I wear them around the home, but I also have worn them to play golf in cool temps, tromp through the snow and sit around a fire pit with friends.
#15 – Embroidered Gauze Top
I purchased two of these feminine, filmy embroidered gauze tops myself. And I’d be hard pressed to say if I like the white or navy better.
Surprisingly these soft, embroidered gauze tops have been restocked in both the navy and white. And today’s they’re 30% off.
While these embroidered gauze tops are a bit sheer, I didn’t feel like they needed a camisole underneath. They also run true to size for a blousy fit.
#14 – Tech Stretch Ankle Pants
I shared these Tech Stretch Ankle pants from Nic+Zoe in my video on what to wear while traveling. They’re designed to be thin, breathable and slender. They’re definitely more of a spring and summer pant. But I think I did wear them into early fall.
It looks like the navy has been discontinued and this year they’re available in black and a pretty dove grey they’re calling tarnish. I find them to run true to size. I love the length of these Tech Stretch Ankle pants on my 5’8″ frame, but they’d work nicely if you’re taller, too. These are pricey, but watch for them to go on sale periodically.
#13 – Audrey Cashmere Sweaters
Perhaps it’s not surprising that many of the bestsellers are pieces I featured more than once here at Dressed for My Day. And many of them were featured in different colors. That’s the case with this Audrey cashmere sweater.
I actually own at least half a dozen of these versatile 3/4 length sleeve cashmere sweaters. Talbots introduces them in fresh new colors every year for as long as I remember. But this pretty light rosewood heather (above) is definitely one of my all-time favorites. And it’s still stocked and marked down to almost half price today.
The Audrey cashmere sweater runs true to size and is available in a number of pretty colors. I accumulated most of mine when I lived in Arizona because the 3/4 length sleeve makes them the perfect cashmere sweater for a warmer climate.
That brings us to our first non-fashion best seller from Dressed for My Day.
#12 – Hand Cream Gift Set
Many of the items on my Christmas Gift Guides were big sellers, but this hand cream gift set was the biggest. Hopefully you have friends and family members with soft, nice smelling hands today because of this hand cream gift set. Actually, I think I mentioned in this video gift guide that it’s a great set to buy and break up into multiple gifts with a pair of gloves.
#11 – Color Block Shawl Wrap
Here’s another item that was featured in one of my YouTube videos. (Have you subscribed to my channel? I upload new videos each Wednesday, and usually they are fashion videos for women over 50.) I featured this Color Block Shawl Wrap in my video, What to Wear When Dining Outside this Fall and Winter.
That brings us to the top 10 best sellers here at Dressed for My Day in 2020!
#10 – Vince Camuto Leopard Print Blouse
I actually purchased this leopard print blouse earlier in the spring, but it was also included in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, so I featured it then, too. This blouse has also caused quite the stink! I get negative comments almost weekly about me wearing it in this video. Evidently some people think that wearing leopard print is out of style or makes you look old or frumpy. I completely disagree. Leopard print never goes out of style and it does not make an older woman look like a cougar. My goodness.
This blouse is still available at a reasonable price and in all sizes. It’s also available in a 3/4 length sleeve. I find either to be year-round closet essentials, working beautifully with suits (like above) or more casual pairings.
That leads us to a couple of other non-fashion best sellers.
#9 – the Life Principles Daily Bible
I have to say, I’m pretty pleased that the Life Principles Daily Bible made my top 10 sellers list. I started reading through mine today. Are you joining me?
I shared in this video, 5 Systems to Help You Achieve Your 2021 Goals, that I’m reading the Bible through again this year. I haven’t done that in several years.
#8 – Advanced Clinicals Retinol Cream
The Advanced Clinicals Retinol Cream has made my best sellers list for the past two years. I do love this cream and believe in its results. But I will confess that I’ve stopped using it quite as frequently until I get into the dermatologist in late March. I have what I suspect to be a little basal cell carcinoma on my face and I’m hesitant to use anything this strong until I have that diagnosed and taken care of.
#7 – Nordic Fair Isle Crewneck Sweater
I don’t actually have nor have I ever shown this particular item on the blog. Ha! But I do have last year’s version of the Nordic Fair Isle crewneck sweater. And I’ve worn it quite a bit during the Christmas season.
This Nordic Fair Isle crewneck sweater pairs beautifully with blue jeans, black jeans or my fleece-lined pants, as well as dressier slacks or cords. I especially liked it with the straight leg jeans above. In fact this outfit almost made My Top 2020 Outfits post, but I had to draw the line somewhere.
#6 – Cotton Joggers
I think this is the one and only item in my top 20 sellers list that isn’t still available at all. Evidently you gals bought them out! Yes, my Wit & Wisdom Cotton stretch joggers were quite popular. And I did share them at least a couple of times here on the blog or in videos.
I also have a couple of pair of the Wit & Wisdom high waist cargo pants and know that they fit and feel very similar. They have some nice colors in these pants, and they’re well stocked and currently 40% off.
#5 – Safari Jacket
My twill safari jacket was my number 5 top seller. I did show it a couple of times at least on the blog and in at least one video, too. This is a great multi-purpose jacket for the fall. And I really enjoyed wearing it on a couple of mine and James’ Ohio day trips.
The twill safari jacket is still available in petite, misses, plus and petite plus sizes, both in my shiraz color and indigo blue. Plus it’s marked down and you get additional savings as you purchase more items.
#4 – Supima Cotton V-neck Tee
It’s no surprise that the Supima cotton v-neck tee from Banana Republic made the top sellers list. I plug this soft, versatile v-neck tee every chance I get. For me, it truly is the best multi-purpose t-shirt on the market…and I’ve tried a lot of them.
It’s funny. I had to go all the way back to early summer to find a photo of me wearing one of these tees, but I wear them year round. I think I wore one yesterday under a sweater. The Supima cotton v-neck tees come in black, grey and white, and they’re pretty well stocked right now.
I have a couple of these Supima cotton v-neck tees in medium and one in small, so I think it just depends on if you want a close-to-the-body fit or a roomier vibe. I love the soft hand of the Supima cotton fabric and the v-neck, which lays flat so nicely.
#3 – Drape Collar Blazer
I featured this drape collar blazer during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and also in my summer to fall transitional wardrobe video. Surprisingly, it’s still available in limited sizes.
They list these Drape Collar Blazers in various colors separately, so I’ve included other color options in the shopping widget below. The most stocked version is the camo print. And I think it would make a great addition to the wardrobe for spring and summer.
#2 – Slim Fit Utility Pants
I guess it’s not surprising that these are basically sold out. YOU bought them! These slim fit utility pants, offered in three versatile colors, were not even offered in the store. But I think my readers single-handedly bought them out online. Ha! They still have a few in plus sizes in petites.
If you live in a milder climate, you’re probably still styling these. I wore mine spring through fall, but I’ve put them away for now. But if you’re interested in something like these from Chcio’s, I’d suggest you check out their ponte five-pocket slim pants. No, they’re not the same fabric at all. But these ponte knit pants will achieve similar looks. They have a slim fit, but look comfortable and very versatile. Plus, they’re an amazing $29 today.
#1 – Leopard Print Long Sleeve Tee
I knew this tee was selling well, but I was a little surprised to discover that the leopard print long sleeve tee from Banana Republic was my number one seller. I guess the moral of the story is that Banana Republic knows how to do t-shirts.
And if you like leopard print as much as I do, this leopard print long sleeve tee really is a great purchase. It’s oh so soft, fits beautifully without being tight and is extremely versatile. I love it with denim and red like I’ve styled it above. But I could wear it just as easily with my red suit (that you saw in yesterday’s post).
Best news? My number 1 seller is still available in most sizes (xxs – xl), marked down to $20 and available for an extra 21% off today. Score!
Shop the Best Sellers
I’ve put together a shopping widget with all the top sellers that are still available. These links as well as the ones above are affiliate links. If you shop through them I potentially earn a commission, but at no additional cost to you. Thank you for shopping through my links. That is one of the main ways I earn an income to support what I do here.
Thank you so much for dropping in today. And by the way, thank you for shopping through Dressed for My Day. As I conclude my best sellers post for 2020, I am reminded that you enable me to do what I love. I do not take that for granted. I enjoy serving you with style tip posts and videos. But when you shop through my links you support my endeavors. That’s why your trust is important to me. I want you to know that I never recommend items lightly. Even when I share sponsored posts for which I’m compensated monetarily and in products, I only share my genuine opinions.
Again, thank you for shopping through Dressed for My Day. I appreciate you.
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Blessed for My Day
Today I began reading the Bible through. Of course I started in Genesis 1, and I also read a portion of the New Testament, a little of Psalms and a few Proverbs. This year, my Blessed for My Day thoughts will generally reflect what I’m reading in my daily Bible reading.
This morning I was reminded of the importance of worshiping God as our Creator. If we don’t believe He created us and the world around us, then we are prone to go our own way and do things according to our own whims. But when we acknowledge God as Creator, we also have to submit to His authority. Today is a good day to examine who calls the shots in our lives. Do we yield to our divine Creator? Or do we go our own way?
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. ~ Genesis 1:1