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Year in Review: Favorite Outfits & Moments of 2016

December 30, 2016

At the end of the year I always do a little round up of my favorite outfits and best moments of the year. Taking some time to reflect on the past year can help us evaluate our accomplishments and failures, making us more wise as we grow older. It can also give us an idea about what to look forward to in the new year. Also I think it's hilarious to look at how my style has changed over the year(s), ha!

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In February I relaunched my blog with a new name that reflects the message of my blog more. This year has been an incredible In Search of Sheila journey and I've learned so much about blogging along the way.

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I also introduced My Monthly Buys, a monthly series where I recapped everything I bought the previous month. The main intention of this was to track my spending and it actually had a positive effect on me. Unfortunately I fell off the bandwagon at the end of the year (holiday stress set in), but I'm pretty proud that I kept up with it the majority of the year.

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At the end of May I moved into a new apartment forty minutes away to be closer to my job in a cute little historical town. I've settled in quite nicely and love that I have more places to shoot photos!

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At the end of August I went to the beach with my best friends and had a blast.

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I mentioned above that My Monthly Buys helped me track my spending and I surprised myself by going the whole month of September without shopping.

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In mid-October I went to Maine for a week to visit my family. The foliage was absolutely stunning.

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And that brings us to the present. What's your favorite look(s)? My style has definitely evolved this year--less edgy and girly and more casual and minimal. But that's part of the journey we take in order to find our true style. 2016 was honestly the best year of my life and I've never been happier. I received a promotion at my job, made positive lifestyle changes, learned to practice gratitude everyday, and have so much to look forward to in 2017. My blog and Instagram have also grown so much and I have you guys to thank for that. Persistence and hard work really pays off. Never give up on your dreams!


  1. I'm in LOVE with the monochromatic look with the black and white jacket (25). I'm a huge fan of greys, whites, and blacks during the winter and this look just really calls out to me. Your style is so put together and classic at the same time and I love just about all of it. Also, I really like the idea of the "monthly buys" posts. Congratulations on not spending in September! I'm excited to see you to more of those :)

    -Karli K.

  2. Looks like you had a great year! Cheers to 2017. :)

  3. So many cute looks! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

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  5. Happy new year! May your 2017 will be filled with joy, peace and happiness! This is just a great recap and styles!!!
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