Look Back at It

It's amazing to me how quickly 2017 came and went, but I wanted to look back and re-share some of my favorite looks, moments, and events of the year. Grab your favorite cup of coffee or glass of bubbles, and enjoy!

Rang in the new year at home with friends over good food, lots of bubbles, and fire pit time. My family came to visit, and we played tourist with my brother while celebrating a good friend's birthday. My dad and brother headed back home, while my mom stayed for two months to help out with Serena when I went back to work.

Favorite January Look - Yay Rose


Celebrated my mom's birthday with her in town. I treated her to a pedicure at the new nail salon bar Tipsy, and then we enjoyed a celebratory hibachi dinner. 

We also attended the Downtown Food and Wine Festival with Pamela and the boys. We had fun sampling wines, bubbles *of course*, and small bites. 

Favorite February Look - Currant Slash Tee


We took a day trip to St. Augustine (recap here), where we toured the local winery, distillery, and finished the day at rooftop bar on St. Augustine Beach. Florida living at it's finest.

Favorite March Look - Zip Me Up


Friends of ours held a chili cook off, and it was fun to taste and judge all the different recipes. I also did some vacation shopping for San Francisco in May, and enjoyed Barre3 in the Park with Pamela.

Favorite April Look - Not So Basic White Tee


We celebrated a dear friend's first pregnancy (at the time we were unaware she was doubly blessed with twins!) Emily was the hostess with the mostess, and we enjoyed a fun girls day.

We also jet-setted to San Francisco and Napa Valley for a long weekend with friends. Trip recaps can be found here:

It Was All a Dream - Sonoma and Napa Valley

Favorite May Look - Crochet Detailing and Sunsets


We celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary, and had a pretty quiet month. Lots of pool time, and a fun block party downtown by the lake.

Favorite June Look - Rompin' Around


Celebrated Pamela's birthday at our favorite brunch spot, and the following week was the Metallica concert that we had been anticipating for months. Absolutely amazing show....

Favorite July Look - Scallops and Studs


Squeezed in a much needed beach day, and celebrated my birthday with a fun brunch.

Favorite August Look - Going with the Flow


Hurricane Irma happened, and we were without power for a week. After we recovered from the storm, a friend and I attended the fall fashion show at Macy's.

I also was treated to a hydrafacial and a tour of the newest Couture Med Spa in Central Florida which was absolutely heavenly.

Favorite September Look - Dramatic Florals


We took Serena to the pumpkin patch and celebrated her 1st birthday with a mermaid themed party at the house, and her grandparents flew in to celebrate with her.

Favorite October Look - Laced Up and Cozy


Celebrated a friend's birthday at a local winery, enjoyed a cozy Thanksgiving weekend, and found this year's Christmas tree in time for our annual holiday party at the house.

Favorite November Look - Distressed Savings


Kicked off the month with our annual Christmas party at the house, celebrated Emily's birthday with another fabulous brunch, took lil' miss to Light Up UCF and the downtown boat parade. 

Favorite December Look - Oh Christmas Tree

I'll be taking a break from blogging until after the new year so I can focus on celebrating the holidays with family and friends. I'll still be active on InstagramTwitter, and Snapchat so come follow along! Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


  1. what a fun post darling these photos realy amazing & you looks pretty chic dear keep posting..
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  2. What a fun recap of your year! It’s crazy how much happens in a year- so many neat memories to look back on! I hope that you have a wonderful Christmas and the happiest new year!

  3. Wow, what a GREAT year! The San Fran trip...ahhh awesome! The pic of you and Emily back in those gorgeous dresses is one of my faves!! Merry Christmas beautiful friend, 2018 will be even more mazing!

  4. We are so on the same page today! I should have been like you and shared some pics. Merry Christmas and happy new year, friend!

  5. Looks awesome. I love your recap. All the photos you took look so cute!

  6. You’ve had such a fun year with so many great memories and trips too! I hope that you have a very merry Christmas and happy new year!

  7. Isn't it fun looking back at the year and remembering all the fun stuff you did? Love all your outfits from month to month and for the different seasons! And all the travel adventures big and small are always a highlight! Merry Christmas sweet lady!

  8. Lovely photos dear ;) Merry Christmas :)

  9. You had a pretty fantastic year, Kate! I love following along with you and your sweet family! Merry Christmas to you!

  10. Great post! Love all the photos!

  11. You had a beautiful year! Cheers to an even better 2018!

  12. You had such a fun year, lady- here's hoping 2018 is even more amazing!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  13. What a fun looks back! You have had a great year. I am always so grateful for the blog as a way to document life.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  14. So many amazing memories!! And you look adorable in each and every one of them! Here's to an even more amazing year in 2018!!

  15. it's always fun to look back on the year---ps what a cute cake!--Katelyn/www.theyellowspectacles.com

  16. What a lovely way to look back on your year! You definitely had a lot of fun with friends and family, and you had some nice outfits too! :)

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are having a great week! I'm enjoying that quiet lazy period between Christmas and New Years and relaxing a bit.

    Away From The Blue Blog

  17. It looks like you had a blast of a year! I loved what you wore to the Christmas party in your house!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  18. St Augustine is a destination I've always wanted to visit. Off to have a little read of your recap!


  19. What a great post, and so creative! I love your looks girl. Happy New Year!!!

    Amber | www.loveambervictoria.com