It’s the last day of 2016, can you believe it? I feel like the year has flown by. This year had its ups and downs like all years, though perhaps more downs than usual. Below you’ll find a roundup of my favorite outfits of the year divided by season as well as a roundup of… View Article

2016 Year in Review: Favorite Outfits, Highlights, and Book Reviews

It’s the last day of 2016, can you believe it? I feel like the year has flown by. This year had its ups and downs like all years, though perhaps more downs than usual.

Below you’ll find a roundup of my favorite outfits of the year divided by season as well as a roundup of the poetry I wrote and books I reviewed.

Here’s to a Happy New Year’s Eve, however you’re celebrating, and a prosperous 2017. Happy New Year!

Winter

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OLD NAVY ATHLETIC WEARWHITE ATHLETA T-SHIRT DRESS + BRIGHT TROPICAL CLUTCH
CAYMAN ISLAND BIKINIS + COVER UP
CHUNKY CABLE KNIT SWEATERGREEN STRIPE SHEATH DRESS

Spring

WHAT TO WEAR TO A SPRING WEDDING
DOT PRINT CHAMBRAY SHIRT DRESSDOT PRINT SWEATER, SHERBET PLAID, REBECCA MINKOFF IN OSTRICH
DARK FLORAL FIT AND FLARE DRESS
SILK WRAP SKIRTNUDE LACE SKIRT + SOFT PINK DETAILS

Summer

COLORBLOCK MAXI
SPRING WEDDING STYLE: DARK FLORAL FIT AND FLARE DRESSDARK FLORAL MAXI
CORAL SKIRT AT THE CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN
SILK KAFTAN DRESSELEPHANT PRINT WRAP SKIRT
WOOD WATCH, SADDLE BAG, AND LIGHT PLAID + A GIVEAWAY!
COLORFUL MAXIFALL BRIGHTS

Fall

FALL WORKWEAR
HOW TO STYLE AN OFF THE SHOULDER TOPTHE PERFECT SHIRTDRESS
SWEATER DRESS, CAMEL SCARF, BOOT SOCKS
CHAMBRAY SHIRTDRESS + PLAID INFINITY SCARFGREEN PLAID SHIRTDRESS
CAMEL DRESS: 3 WAYS TO STYLE A SWEATER DRESS

2016 in Review

January:

  • Broke in my new spiralizer and crafted some zoodle recipes, this one being my favorite.
  • Spent the month exercising hard and eating right in anticipation of our trip to the Cayman Islands
  • Had a Jackie Chan marathon with my husband–Rumble in the Bronx was my favorite.
  • Spent a weekend in Ann Arbor pheasant hunting and drinking microbrews.

February:

March:

April – May:

  • Attended a good friend’s pagan-themed wedding in Indianapolis and drank more than my fair share of mead–outfit here.
  • Took a mini hiatus from blogging to reduce stress and refresh my approach to content production.
  • Helped my dad inaugurate his new home in northern Michigan with a fun weekend of golf, bonfires, and cookouts.

June:

  • Hosted a reunion party for my college Irish dance troupe (Leim Irish Dance)
  • Attended a good friend’s wedding in Port Huron, Michigan–outfit here.

July:

  • Hosted my husband’s family for the weekend of the 4th of July. We visited the Chicago Botanic Garden, took an architecture tour, and spent a lot of time hanging out on our roof deck.

August:

  • We hosted my dad for the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics–always a tradition–and I fawned over Tara Lipinski’s style.
  • Attended Jose Gonzalez’s open-air concert in Millennium Park.
  • Visited my dad in northern Michigan and went to Traverse City’s Microbrew and Music Festival.
  • Spent a weekend in Grand Rapids visiting local breweries with new friends.

September:

October:

November:

December:

2016 Book Reviews

Witch Dress
Comfy Workwear Inspiration
What I Wear When I Work From Home
My New Favorite Workout Top
Summer Evening Wear

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