2K16 Instagram Roundup

Hey, everyone! It is once again Friday and I am (once again) wondering how this week flew by so quickly. Things were a little quiet around the blog this week, mainly due to the (extremely exciting) changes. I have wanted a fun, creative header for the longest time. For whatever reason the timing was never right and I kept putting it off. I finally got around to meeting up with a friend of mine to work on what you now see up above.

I can't tell you how ECSTATIC I am about this! It seems like such a small change, but it is quite honestly exactly what I wanted. Simple, to the point, but still fun & encapsulates my taste. She is a god at photoshop!

So while I was making a few color changes to my page, I decided to bite the bullet and purchase my own domain name, as well. This was another upgrade a long time in the making! I am so giddy & finally feel like an 'official' blogger.

Riding off of the back of these visual changes, a lot of personal & blog changes happened throughout 2016 that has brought me to where I am today. I like to think of January as the month of reflection. I spend most of the month looking back on the past year, figuring out what I accomplished, what I still need to accomplish and what steps work best to get things done.

While I am very proud of the revamp I did to my Pinterest page, the more coherent writing style I've taken on and the overall professionalism I began to give to my blog, I think the biggest change this year has been on my Instagram.

I've been working for the longest time to create a theme for my IG. Every YouTube vlogger (aka, SarahBelle and Caitlin Bea) & blogger says an Insta theme is a must. At first, things were a little shaky, but after a while (& with the help of a few apps) I started figuring it out. I even gained enough confidence to write my own IG photo editing tutorial!

So, as my way to continue to say goodbye to 2k16 & learn from this year, I've decided to do an Instagram roundup of all my favorite pictures!


These cupcakes were BOMB & super cute!

The bigger the scarf the cozier the Rachel. 

This was my first photo shoot of 2016.

Right after we had this delicious brunch! 

Valentine's Day.     Kate Spade has the most adorable phone cases!

I have a slight obsession with koozies..

I keep forgetting how long my hair used to be!

This picture starts the beginning of my partnership with Rocksbox. 


Hilton Head Island

"pink & white" theme

NYC has the best photo spots.

Shout out to my amazing boyfriend, Mason, for always being down for photo shoots and dealing with my pain in the ass self. :P So many of my pictures would not be possible without him. Such an MVP! 

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  1. Maybe I am just hungry but the food on your blog looks so good.

    1. I'm the same way! Hahahah, as soon as I see pictures of food I'm instantly hungry

  2. Such a fun roundup! These are great photos and definitely feel really cohesive!

    1. Thank you! I really worked hard to bring an aesthetic to my page :)

  3. What a year you had! Congratulations on your blog changes, they look amazing! I love your header.

    Lee Anne

    1. Thank you so much! They've definitely been a long time in the making, but I'm so excited to finally have them complete.

  4. It has been truly fun watching you're instagram grow and seeing you step up your blogging game! Excited to see what's in store for you this year!

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial

    1. That honestly means so much to me, Rachel :) It's been such a journey since graduation and I'm excited to see where blogging takes me! Your support has been such a blessing. I seriously talk to my boyfriend about you all of the time, hahahah!

  5. I love that giraffe sweater! It's been a great year!

  6. Congrats on your blog changes! Isn't it amazing how a few things can make such a big difference?

  7. What a fun post! Great outfit posts and how cute are those accessories from Rocksbox.

    xx, Kusum | www.sveeteskapes.com