Best of 2016

Today, I’m taking a stroll down memory lane to look back at the best of 2016 on Rhyme & Reason. It was such an amazing year and I feel truly fortunate and honored to have had you following along with me! I appreciate all your readership this year, your support during exciting life changes, and your interest in my travels and daily life. My highlight of 2016 is without a doubt getting engaged to Edwin! I can’t wait to start our lives together as a married couple in the fall of 2017! My engagement inspired me to create a wedding series on R&R that I will be picking back up in a major way in 2017. 2016 also brought so many other exciting experiences… I traveled (a lot!) to Mammoth, Fashion Week, New York City, Charleston, Miami, Ojai, San Diego, Newport/Laguna Beach, The Hamptons, Aspen, Jackson Hole, Palm Springs, Dallas, Boulder, Thomasville (GA), Watercolor (FL), and Cabo. I also went to Canada for the first time with girlfriends! Lastly, I was lucky enough to go to Asia for the first time and went to Vietnam and Bali to visit my sister who was living abroad (but is now home in America!). The majority of these trips were to see and stay with friends and family so another highlight of my year was getting to spend so much time with loved ones around the country. I can’t wait to see where in the world I’ll go in 2017! 2016 also brought some career change as I switched grades and went from teaching Second Grade to teaching Kindergarten. The little ones have been such a joy in my life both personally and professionally! In 2016, I also threw a baby shower, I was a bridesmaid, and I became a God Mother! I couldn’t be enjoying this time in my life more of getting engaged myself and watching my friends and family members get engaged, get married, and have babies. There is honestly too much to celebrate!

I was in a funny conversation earlier this year with some friends and family that consisted of us listing our strengths and weaknesses. It was decided that my best friend and I excel at celebrating! It might sound like a funny “strength” but I haven’t found a way to fill my life with more joy than by celebrating the accomplishments and life events of (myself and) those around me. If you know of a more fulfilling way to live then let me know! I’ve rounded up some of my favorite posts from 2016 below as a way to close up the year… stay tuned for lots of fun new content next year. I can’t wait for more celebrating in 2017! Cheers and happy New Year!

Best of 2016

Pom Pom Beanie in Jackson Hole on Rhyme & Reason

Pom Pom Beanie

Pop of Winter Red on Rhyme & Reason

Pop of Winter Red

How to Start a Supper Club on Rhyme & Reason

How to Start a Supper Club

Hunter Boots in the Snow on Rhyme & Reason

Hunter Boots in the Snow

Valentine's Day Date Night Outfit on Rhyme & Reason

Valentine’s Day Date Night Outfit

Navy Blazer on Abbot Kinney on Rhyme & Reason

Navy Blazer on Abbot Kinney

Sitting Pretty with Allison Norton of Polka Dot Media on Rhyme & Reason

My interview series ‘Sitting Pretty With’ debuted with Allison Norton of Polka Dot Media… more girl boss interviews here: Krista Robertson of Covering the Bases // Annie Reeves of Annie Reeves dot com // Lauren Nelson of Lauren Nelson dot com // Mackenzie Horan of Design Darling // Ellie Richardson of Bling Wipes // Emily Thomas of Southern Weddings // Sakura Considine of Bloguettes

New York Fashion Week on Rhyme & Reason

New York Fashion Week

Chambray Over Stripes on Rhyme & Reason

Chambray Over Stripes

Workout Tips and Tricks on Rhyme & Reason

Workout Tips and Tricks + My 2016 Health Goals

My Home Tour on The Everygirl

My Home Tour on The Everygirl

Spring Pastels on Rhyme & Reason

Spring Pastels

Blue and White Stripe Romper on Rhyme & Reason

Blue and White Stripe Romper

Lace Midi Skirt on Rhyme & Reason

Lace Midi Skirt

How to Create a Gallery Wall on Rhyme & Reason

How to Create a Gallery Wall

Ruffle Top on the Venice Beach Canals on Rhyme & Reason

Ruffle Top on the Venice Beach Canals

Flowy Floral Dress on Rhyme & Reason

Flowy Floral Dress

Spring in Charleston on Rhyme & Reason

Spring in Charleston

Playing Tourist in my Own City on Rhyme & Reason

Playing Tourist in my Own City

Pom Pom Tote in Charleston on Rhyme & Reason

Pom Pom Tote in Charleston

Miami Travle Guide on Rhyme & Reason

Miami Travel Guide

Pineapple Clutch in Miami on Rhyme & Reason

Pineapple Clutch in Miami

White Sundress in Charleston on Rhyme & Reason

White Sundress in Charleston

Off the Shoulder Stripes in Miami on Rhyme & Reason

Off the Shoulder Stripes in Miami

Floral Romper on Rainbow Row on Rhyme & Reason

Floral Romper on Rainbow Row

How to Embrace Your Side-Hustle as Entrepreneurship on Rhyme & Reason

How to Embrace Your Side-Hustle as Entrepreneurship

An Instagrammers' Guide to Charleston on Rhyme & Reason

An Instagrammers’ Guide to Charleston

Lilly Pulitzer Dress in Miami on Rhyme & Reason

Lilly Pulitzer Dress in Miami

We're Engaged on Rhyme & Reason

We’re Engaged!

Summer Reading List on Rhyme & Reason

Summer Reading List

Embroidered Skirt on Rhyme & Reason

Embroidered Skirt

Summer Stripes on Rhyme & Reason

Summer Stripes

Stripe Popover on Rhyme & Reason

Stripe Popover

Red, White, and Blue on Rhyme & Reason

Red, White, and Blue

How Edwin and I Met on Rhyme & Reason

How Edwin and I Met

Long Floral Dress on Rhyme & Reason

Long Floral Dress

Inside my Beach Bag on Rhyme & Reason

Inside my Beach Bag with Gray Malin

Pink Shell Dress on Rhyme & Reason

Pink Shell Dress

Gingham Style on Rhyme & Reason

Gingham Style

Jackson Hole Summer on Rhyme & Reason

Jackson Hole Summer

Blue and White Romper in Charleston on Rhyme & Reason

Blue and White Romper in Charleston

My Travel Rituals on Rhyme & Reason

My Travel Rituals

The Importance of Self Love on Rhyme & Reason

The Importance of Self Love

Red and White Stripes in Marina Del Rey

Red and White Stripes in Marina Del Rey

Tote Bag in Jackson Hole on Rhyme & Reason

Tote Bag in Jackson Hole

How I Asked My Bridesmaids on Rhyme & Reason

How I Asked My Bridesmaids

Lightweight Plaid Top in Teton National Park on Rhyme & Reason

Lightweight Plaid Top in Teton National Park

My Engagement Ring on Rhyme & Reason

My Engagement Ring

Jean Jacket Weather on Rhyme & Reason

Jean Jacket Weather

What to Wear for a Fall Weekend Getaway on Rhyme & Reason

What to Wear for a Fall Weekend Getaway

What I Learned from my First Blogging Workshop on Rhyme & Reason

What I Learned from my First Blogging Workshop

Instagram Tips and Tricks on Rhyme & Reason

Instagram Tips and Tricks

Fall Floral Top on Rhyme & Reason

Fall Floral Top

Jackson Hole in October on Rhyme & Reason

Jackson Hole in October

Pink Coat on Rhyme & Reason

Pink Coat

Plaid Skirt in Boulder on Rhyme & Reason

Plaid Skirt in Boulder

Colorblock Sweater on Rhyme & Reason

Colorblock Sweater

Black Date Night Top on Rhyme & Reason

Black Date Night Top

30A Travel Guide on Rhyme & Reason

30A Travel Guide

Lace and Leopard on Rhyme & Reason

Lace and Leopard with Allison

Stripes and Plaid on Rhyme & Reason

Plaid and Stripes

Sparkling Rosé Pear Apple Cider Sangria on Rhyme & Reason

Sparkling Rosé Pear Apple Cider Sangria

Barbour Jacket in Boulder on Rhyme & Reason

Barbour Jacket in Boulder

Vancouver Travel Guide on Rhyme & Reason

Vancouver Travel Guide

Bow Sweater on Rhyme & Reason

Bow Sweater

Fair Isle Sweater on Rhyme & Reason

Fair Isle Sweater

My Favorite Christmas Movies and Christmas Pajamas on Rhyme & Reason

My Favorite Christmas Movies and Christmas Pajamas

Navy Layers on Rhyme & Reason

Navy Layers

Holiday Red on Rhyme & Reason

Holiday Red

All I Want for Christmas is You on Rhyme & Reason

All I Want for Christmas is You

Home for the Holidays on Rhyme & Reason

Home for the Holidays

Hot Cocoa Party on Rhyme & Reason

Hot Cocoa Party

Fur Vest at the Brentwood Country Mart on Rhyme & Reason

Fur Vest at the Brentwood Country Mart

Winter Staples in New York City on Rhyme & Reason

Winter Staples in New York City

A few more notable highlights: last year’s New Year’s Eve, going to the college football National Championship, being featured in Good Housekeeping Magazine, spending Thanksgiving in my family’s new house, and lots of wedding planning! Thanks for all the smiles 2016! xx

Best of 2016 on Rhyme & Reason

Photography by Valorie Darling, Carrie Patterson, Monica Wang, Luccia Lowenthal, Alexandra Wolf, Edwin Eversole, Sarah AttawayGray Benko, and Tamara Gruner.

2 Responses to Best of 2016

  1. Sarah says:

    2016 looks like it was such a fantastic year for you and Rhyme & Reason! May 2017 be just as fabulous, if not more so 🙂

    XO,
    Sarah

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