My Current Obsessions: Winter 2016

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The last time I did a Current Obsessions post, it was pretty popular so I decided to bring it back! As usual, when I become attached to something, I get about 5 different versions of it. So, here are some of my current obsessions of the past couple of months.

Current Obsessions

  1. Bean Boots– I don’t think I’ve ever talked about how much I love my bean boots no matter how much slack I get. These are like the Birkenstocks of the winter! Add a pair of J. Crew camp socks and your set for the snowy {rainy in NC} winter days.
  2. Monogrammed Quarter Zips- I love Quarter zips and I may have 4 or 5. No judgement zone y’all. My favorite places to buy these are Marley Lilly and for a non-monogrammed option Victoria’s Secret Pink  quarter zips are my all time favorite! These are perfect for long days in the library and to keep warm when chilling in the dorm.
  3. Watches– Last August, Hannah and I went on a huge shopping trip in DC and we both got Fossil watches. My obsession grew from there and for every major holiday/gift giving opportunity it’s basically guaranteed that I’ll have another watch on my list. My next pick: Kate Spade Gold Face and Brown Leather Band.
  4. Spotify- If you are a student, get the Spotify student discount. I promise it’s such a great investment. I listened to over 18,000 hours of music on Spotify last year. It’s definitely a necessity for studying and college life in general! You can check out my profile here and follow me! I have some pretty bomb playlists!
  5. Jane the Virgin- I love my TV and movies. My friends have stopped asking me if I’ve seen movies because the answer always seems to be yes. Jane the Virgin stole my heart as a good distraction from waiting for final grades. Gina Rodriguez is a breath of fresh air and Justin Baldoni is just… well you know. I’m totally #TeamRafael! If you’re looking for a new show to watch, check out Season 1 on Netflix and Season 2 is currently on the CW on Mondays at 9pm!
  6. Starbucks- So, it’s probably guaranteed that I’ll always have some type of Starbucks drink in every Current obsessions post. This Fall/Winter, I was obsessed with the Salted Caramel Mocha and Peppermint Mocha holiday drinks. Any donation of Starbucks gift cards is much appreciated.
  7. Vera Bradley ID & Key Wristlet– My BFF Kasey probably made the smartest friend purchase for me of 2015. I always carried my Tory Burch wristlet to the dining hall and it is gorgeous but also really large and it can be hard to find my Student ID sometimes. The Vera Bradley wristlet is honestly perfect for any college student and they are relatively affordable. If you are looking for an easier way to organize your ID, cash, and keys definitely check out this wristlet!
  8. J.Crew Factory Excursion Vest- I’m literally obsessed with all my stylish puffer-ish vests. I have a creme one from Old Navy that literally goes with everything and then a Navy one from J.Crew! These are literally my staple piece of the fall/winter. Pair with a plaid flannel or sweater dress, boots, and a watch and you are set! I’ve been obsessing over the emerald/hunter green version and I will find it eventually!
  9. Purpose x J. Biebs- This album gives me life. I’m so glad J.Biebs is back. Love ya, bro. If you’ve been lurking under a rock for the past couple of months, head to Spotify and listen to the ENTIRE album, AHORA(now).
  10. Urban Decay’s Naked 3 Palette– This has been my go to eyeshadow palette for over 6 months now and I’m obsessed! I went through a phase where I was obsessed with all makeup, and now I own all the Naked palettes. The third installment in the franchise is definitely my favorite!

I hope you enjoyed reading all about my obsessions! I promise all of these are absolutely fantastic and have kept my attention for the past couple of months! Check them out; I know you won’t be disappointed! Sound off in the comments or on twitter (@theswirlblog) with all your favorites from January and beyond, we love hearing from you!

keep on keepin’ on,

  • I love Justin’s album too! I’m actually going to see him on his Purpose tour in May, and I’m pretty excited!
    Amelie xo

    • Ah, I’m so jealous, that’s gonna be such a great concert! Have so much fun and take lots of pictures! // G

      • Thank you! I’ll make sure I will! 🙂

  • I got really excited about this post because 1) Jane The Virgin is an absolutely amazing show and I’m obsessed with everything that is Rafael and 2) Justin Bieber’s album is also absolutely amazing. I can’t stop listening to it, it’s just SO GOOD!!! Okay, I just had to comment because girl I feel you on all of your current obsessions haha.


    • JTV and JBiebs are all I need in life right now tbh. I’m so glad you connected to all my favorites of the moment! //G

  • All of these are so great! I featured Spotify in my December favorites! Also, I just started wearing a watch and I’ll never go back! Great post!
    -Abigail T.

    • Already planning my next watch purchase, so my obsession may actually be a problem!! I literally couldn’t live at college without Spotify! Thanks for reading 🙂