What a year 2017 was! Personally and professionally it was one of my favorites yet and today I wanted to share a walk down memory lane with some of my favorite posts + shoots from the year. I’m also sharing the year’s most popular posts, year highlights & what I’m looking forward to in 2018. Today also happens to mark the 11 year anniversary of wit & whimsy so thank you to all of you for your continued support – I’m forever grateful for you!
Some Favorite posts from 2017:
Styling a Cape
(Updated) Day in the Life
Pieces of Paris in New York City
Spring in my Step
My Parisian Favorites
Empire State of Mind
Storm King Art Center
32 Things You May Not Know About Me
La Vie En Rose
Oversized Sweater + Suede Skirt
Introducing the new wit & whimsy
My most popular posts this year were:
- My new apartment reveal.
- My holy grail beauty products.
- Opening up about being self-conscious.
- Deciding to speak up about using your voice.
- So you want to move to New York City.
- My go-to for affordable basics.
- How to get super glowy skin.
2017 was a year of major growth for me. I celebrated one year in business for myself, moved to Brooklyn into a place of my own (+ found my new favorite neighborhood spots), re-designed wit & whimsy, traveled to France & Italy on blog-related trips, spent a lot of time with loved ones in Northern California (5 trips there this year!), visited Minneapolis, Upstate New York, Colorado, Napa, LA and spent a blissful week in Paris. I saw friends marry and friends bring new life into the world, I saved more, I gained confidence in my skills and ability to manage two businesses, I invested in friendships new and old, I spent quality time with my family, I took time to mentor and I had the opportunity to partner with some truly amazing brands.
It was such a fulfilling year and despite all of the scary + sad things happening around us in the world, I worked to find ways to see the good in people and in life. I will be starting 2018 with hope that things will be better for our world in the days ahead.
Next year I am personally looking forward to the growth of my team for my consulting business, starting my membership at The Wing, upcoming trips to Charleston, Copenhagen, Stockholm & San Francisco, some exciting wit & whimsy partnerships and…another move (if you can believe it). Same neighborhood but planning to find a new place – more on that soon!
I’ll be sharing my 2018 goals soon and I already can’t wait to put them all down on “paper.” The last weekly roundup of the year will be live tomorrow and I hope you all have had a wonderful week. Sending each and every one of you a big hug as we begin to close out 2017!
With love & gratitude,
p.s. my 2016 highlights and my 2015 highlights.
[Bekka Palmer Photography, Carter Fish & Hana Le Van Photography]
What a year it’s been for you. Love you lots! ?
<3 you! Thanks for the never-ending support!