Monday, January 2, 2017

A Look Back at 2016

Today I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite looks from the past year. From the beaches of St. Lucia to the mountains of Tahoe, I had so much fun sharing my outfits and life with you this past year!













I always get sentimental at the start of a new year... life passes by so quickly and there is always so much going on that sometimes I forget to just stop and appreciate each moment. In the blink of an eye, a whole year has passed and a lot of lessons learned. 2016 was one of the best and also one of the hardest years of my life. I lost my Papa this year, whom I was really close with, and our family is still dealing with the grief. This year I also moved from Charlotte to Winston-Salem, a change that pleasantly surprised me - I honestly love Winston and can picture myself here for the rest of my life. I had the opportunity to travel a lot in 2016... I had the chance to see two new countries, visited Lake Tahoe twice, went back to San Francisco, saw Vegas, Palm Springs, got to see the fall foliage in New England and had our annual family beach trip to Ocean Isle Beach. Career wise, I am proud of myself for accomplishing the two major career goals that I set at the beginning of last year. This is also the year that I got my puppy, Winnie. It's going to sound so cliche, but she brings me so much happiness and I can't picture life without her now (and of course Prince George, too!). I still struggle with anxiety, answering my emails and keeping my apartment clean (haha) but these are all things I can work on in 2017. 

On another note, I am extremely grateful to each one of you that follows this blog. I don't say it nearly enough, but you guys mean everything to me and I'm SO grateful for your support! Thank you so much for coming back every day.

Wishing you all a happy, happy New Year!!
xoxo

37 comments:

  1. So many beautiful pictures :D

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  2. Loved all of these but I think that white peplum, bow shoulder look was my fave! Happy New Year, girl! Can't wait to see what you share in 2017


    xx,
    Lauren
    FashionablyLo

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  3. I loved following you along daily this year! You are gorgeous inside and out!

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  4. Catlin, everyday we learn new things about you. So glad to hear you had such a great year, and I look forward to following along as your journey continues. <3

    Eric
    Top Knots & Sweatpants

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  5. All such great photos! It's always so much fun following along your journeys year after year Caitlin! Cant wait to see what you do in 2017!

    Xo, Nina
    Law of Fashion Blog

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  6. Happy, Happy New Year! Best wishes from a bright + beautiful 2017. ♥ A.
    The Yellow Petunia

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  7. Wishing you a happy new year! Loved all your content in 2016 and can't wait to see whats in store for you for 2017!!

    xoxo
    Sharan
    www.MyGoldenBeauty.com

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  8. Happy new year, Caitlin! I love following your blog, and can't wait to see what you accomplish in the year ahead! Cheers!

    Katie | WillowAndWhiteBlog.com

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  9. Happy New Year, Caitlin! Sending you wishes for an amazing 2017. Keep on being fabulous :)

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  10. It's been amazing following you and your blog!! You truly have amazing style and thank you for sharing your life with us <3 Nothing but good feels for 2017 !
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black

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  11. A lot of awsome pics and outfits! I wish you all the best in 2017 :-*

    Melanie / www.goldzeitblog.blogspot.de

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  12. I'm glad your year was so good! I hope this year is just as great or even better!

    Marta - www.aroundcolours.blogspot.com

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  13. Happy New Year dear! ;)

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  14. So many great looks! You're so positive and inspiring :) Happy New Year!

    Sarah Bell
    Trendy & Tidy

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  15. SO many wonderful pictures! You are an absolute beauty, love your blog :)

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  16. What a beautiful year! Many blessings for 2017~
    xoxo

    http://theindiegirl.com/indiegirlblog/new-year-navy-dress-tobi

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  17. I didn't know that with your papa!!!! I'm so sorry for you!!! Breaks my heart...how could you go on and keep the blog going? I didn't see anything on the pics!!
    I wish you a very good year and if I could I would hug you now!!
    Xx, Kirsten

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  18. Loving the outfit with the white bow top and jeans! I remember it being one of my faves when you first posted about it!
    xoxo,
    Abigail
    http://www.belleofthebrier.com/

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  19. I seriously enjoy following you this past year! I look forward to seeing what you have in store for us in 2017!

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  20. Loved following you this year girl! Can't wait to see what you do in 2017!

    xo
    Bethany // www.simplybethany.com

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  21. I'm so happy I recently ran across your blog! You have great photos. I thorough enjoyed looking thru your 'Best of 2016' post. Looking forward to 2017!

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  22. Congrats on such an amazing year. So sorry for your loss - I'm sure he is looking down on you and so very proud!

    xoxColleen

    http://www.converseandcocktails.com/

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  23. I can see why these are your favorite outfits. Happy New Years!

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  24. What an amazing year for you!!! Happy New Year gorgeous!

    xo, jess

    alljessedup.com

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  25. Congratulations on all your success in 2016. I can't wait to see what all 2017 brings you. Happy New Year Caitlin! x

    Arum Lilea

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  26. every single look is perfect, Happy New Year!

    xo
    Pinksole

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  27. Awwww I loved this post. Just came across your blog and your images are so wonderful. And also your style is amazing! xx

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  28. Happy New Year! Love that I came across your blog in 2016, I love it!

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  29. Loved all of the tropical throwbacks! It's a dreary rainy day here so those lifted my spirits a bit :). Cheers to 2017! Can't wait to see what's in store.

    xx Kathryn
    www.chicandshimmer.com

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  30. So many beautiful photos! So glad to hear you achieved your goals you wanted for this year! Can't wait to see what 2017 brings you!!

    Michelle
    http://jellarie.blogspot.com/

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  31. So amazing!! You had a blessed year, you deserve it <3
    XO Janina ❤
    http://janinafran.blogspot.ca

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  32. Happy New Year, Cait! And congratulations on rocking 2016!! I love your blog and I'm excited to follow along with you in 2017!

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  33. You'll never know how much you've inspired me... thank you so much for everything you've shared and posted. I've been a huge fan for about a year now and you're really just so inspirational. Happy new year! <3

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  34. I love your blog and your style. <3 Happy 2017!

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  35. Loving all of the pics from 2016! Happy New Year!
    xo, Alexis
    https://cincinnatisass.com

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  36. Love your blog! What we're the 2 career goals that you accomplished???

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