2016: A Look Back


Looking back on the year that was…

Hello and welcome to my first post of 2017! Firstly I wanted to say Happy new year to you all, hope you had a fabulous time celebrating the start of this year and managed to enjoy some time off!
For my first post of 2017, I wanted to start with a look back at 2016, sharing some of my favourite outfits and a quick recap of some of my highlights for the year.  It’s always interesting to look back over a whole year of posts and see how much you have grown, don’t you think? 
all-black-flared-sleeves-denim-jeans Black-oversized-boyfriend-denim-jacket-studded-boots Black-maxi-dress-leather-jacket-white-sneakers

Lot’s of all-black looks..
and plenty of pink too!
Denim (almost!) everyday!
Star-print-dress Star print had a moment!
 PLT-pink-moto-jacket-one-teaspoon-bandits-denim-shorts Neautral-coat-over-the-knee-boots
Over the knee obsession..    Stripe-long-sleeve-turtleneck-layered-culotte-jumpsuit
Layering under.
2016 was a tough year at times, but there were many highlights too. I travelled to India and Bali with my family and travelled to Bali again with the blog (stay tuned for my posts from that trip very soon!). I bought a block of land and built a new house… We moved in a few weeks ago and while it is far from finished, it is amazing and I couldn’t be happier with it! My daughter started school and I watched her grow into an even more beautiful and clever little girl..  I shared many, many laughs, good times and good food with family and friends, which to me is one of the most important things in life! My blog and instagram grew and I achieved numerous goals, I worked with so many amazing brands, and most importantly, I loved every minute!

Looking ahead to 2017…

 I don’t really like to make new year’s resolutions, I prefer to go into a new year with hope, drive and determination for the year ahead. It is always exciting to begin a new year, and for me the possibilities of what’s to come motivate me to work hard and hopefully achieve milestones throughout the year!  My main intentions for the year revolve around reaching new goals with the blog and working towards achieving a better work/life balance, something which I have been struggling with lately!
Do you have any goals for 2017?I would love to hear what you are striving for this year…

Lastly, I thought it would be fun to share my most loved Instagram snaps from the year, I love being a part of the instagram community (even if it can be so challenging at times!) and really enjoy creating content to hopefully inspire others in their style!


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  1. yuka January 4, 2017

    so many great looks! I would totally wear all of these!


  2. Jenelle January 4, 2017

    You had such a big year last year! It was so good to work with you as always and I am excited for the year ahead!!! It’s going to be great!
    xx Jenelle

  3. Jennifer Chong January 4, 2017

    Happy 2017!!! First of all, I adoooooooooore that look with the white blazer and blue denim shorts!! So perfect!
    Congrats on 2016’s achievements, specially buying land and building! That must’ve felt amazing!!!


  4. Anaivilo January 4, 2017

    Happy New Year! I am so excited for 2017, even though I don’t have any major plans, but still 🙂
    I love your style, especially the outfits you create with over the knee boots, amazing!


  5. Vanessa January 5, 2017

    Happy New Year, babe! Glad we connected in 2016, and I loved your recap!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  6. mallory January 5, 2017

    Obsessing over every single one of these looks! Happy 2017!

    mallory | http://www.the-drifter.com

  7. Elise January 5, 2017

    I love all of these looks! Beautiful!

    xx, Elise

  8. Jennifer January 5, 2017

    Loving all these looks, but I have to same the all pink outfit has to be my favorite! Happy New Year! Can’t wait to see what you have in store for this year!

    xo, Jennifer

  9. Amy Arnold January 5, 2017

    Fun look back! I love how you grouped it into themes you loved. It’s fun to see how you style comes through. Happy 2017!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  10. Morgan January 5, 2017

    Aww thanks for sharing some of your highlights from this past year and I love your positive outlook and determination for the new year 🙂 Can’t wait to see some photos from your trip to Bali and I wish you the best for 2017! Good luck finding that work/life balance you are striving for, I know you can do it!


  11. Courtney January 5, 2017

    I love all of your looks from 2016, especially that gorgeous pink skirt! My New Year’s resolutions mostly just revolve around going to the gym more often, as well as traveling more often!


  12. tiffany January 5, 2017

    Adore your style always! Happy 2017!


  13. Itzy January 5, 2017

    Loving that slit! Happy New Year babe!


  14. Kelsey Bang January 5, 2017

    great fashion recap! love your style!


  15. sonia // daring coco January 5, 2017

    Love, love, love your style. Especially the all black looks hehehe. I’ve only began thinking of resolutions for myself this year after playing tourist with some cousins the last week. I want to set myself some goals this year. Last year I did the opposite and thought I’d go with the flow. Unfortunately I felt like it left me floundering far too much so I want to be stricter this time round!

    Happy new year. Wishing you all the best for 2017

  16. sanssouci January 5, 2017

    Beautiful looks! Love your pattern and fabric combinations!

  17. Nina Nguyen January 5, 2017

    Happy New Year doll!! So many great looks, can’t wait to see all of your looks for this year!


  18. Cindy Elena January 6, 2017

    Amazing outfits during 2016!!! Can’t wait to see what you show us in 2017.

    xo | cindy

  19. Kathryn January 6, 2017

    So many great looks from 2016! I hope the start of your 2017 has been rad, I’m totally with you on going into a new year with hope and determination. This year I’m really working on simplifying things in my life (from my closet to my schedule) and am focusing on my blog big time, too. Cheers!

    Kathryn • simplykk.com

  20. Dora Toubanaki January 6, 2017

    Serious shoe envy on this one!!
    Love the looks!

  21. Deepti January 10, 2017

    I love all your looks.

    I write Mademoiselle Meets Maquillage and Macaroons and I would love for you to give it a read, maybe we can follow each other’s blogs and social media?


    Deepti xx


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