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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Best of 2017

I can't believe it's the end of the most crazy, exciting, and sometimes scary year that I had! 2017 was definitely a year to remember (or in America's case, a year that we all want to forget haha) and it feels like I've changed so much since 2016. This year was defiantly one filled with accomplishments and risks such as graduating college and achieving my life's dream of moving out of Rochester yet also filled with lessons like realizing how important it is to appreciate family and to look after one another because you never know what's going to happen in the future. As far as blogging goes, it was another year of improvement and I can't wait to try out new things in 2018! Here's what was so popular this year: 




One of the last outfits that I shot in Rochester before I moved to Dallas was this one at the George Eastman Museum and it's always so special to me since it represents my favorite season: summer! Plus there's tons of gorgeous details like the green background (I rarely do green on my blog anymore  cause it doesn't go with my all-white Instagram theme haha), the charming mansion, and the accessories such as this Zara circle bag which became a hit on Pinterest. I just wish my roots were dyed but not everything in life can be perfect! LOL. 



One of the new things that I introduced to my blog in 2017 is DIY posts which has always been a dream of myn since I'm a huge DIY fan but I've always been too lazy to come up with DIY's of my own until this year haha. While I only did three posts such as a Chanel pumpkin and how to create lace hem jeans, the most popular was this Holly Golightly costume just in time for Halloween. 



I'm actually surprised that this is my most popular beauty post this year (although I have to say another year has gone by where I haven't done much in the beauty department, something to look forward to in 2018!) yet I think posts that involve all sorts of budgets can be really helpful!



In late October, my Grandma had suffered from a stroke and it was a huge wake up call for me when it comes to my perspective on life and one night while I was staying at the hospital I had the strong urge to write and this post was a result of it. I never expected the incredible amount of support and encouragement I received from so many lovely readers and will never forget it for the rest of my life. It taught me that while it can be difficult to open up and talk about deeper things on Sweet, Short & Stylish (this is a girly fashion blog after all!), I think these types of posts can make bloggers seem more human and it's something that we should all do more often. 



Last year I really wanted to do a shoot with a Christmas tree but I just didn't do the best when it comes to decorating so this year I decided to go all out and it's nice to see that this became the most popular holiday post! 



I love everything about weddings and I'm pretty sure if I hadn't gone to college to study Media Management then I would've become a wedding planner! Cliche but true. That's why this American Greetings collaboration was one of my favorites from this year and I would love to get into more bridal-themed posts but too bad I'm not getting married anytime soon LOL (did that sound selfish? To get married so I can create more wedding blog posts? I'm sure it did, whatever haha).



Hands down, my favorite post in 2017 was my college graduation post where I talked about my college experience and how life simply keeps getting better regardless if you had a good college experience or not. Another reason why this post is so special to me is because my best friend had shot them on a quiet day on campus and since I no longer live in Rochester, at least I have these pictures and can always look back on my days in college. So bittersweet! It feels like ages ago even though it was back in May. 




2018, let's do this! Wishing everyone a happy New Year! 



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2 comments

  1. LOVED this round up of 2017. Especially the DIY highlights :) Hope 2018 is everything you hope for and more!!

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  2. Your posts always make me happy. I'm sure that you will need some Essay shark coupon code, don't afraid to ask.

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