Wow! 2017 was definitely one for the books! As I think back on this year, I can’t help but be proud of all that I accomplished! I had so many great opportunities, collaborated with some amazing companies and really built my brand. I grew so much as a person and really learned a lot about who I was and what I wanted for my life. I just wanted to share a few amazing highlights with you!
Throughout 2017, I really built a partnership with my local Goodwill. I think that it is so important to shop small. What makes Goodwill even better is that the money goes right back into the community. Not only this, but they provide jobs and resources to the community to help find jobs, teach business skills, and even dress for an interview. While I was able to work with them on many different things, one of my favorite things that I was able to do was dress Renee LaSalle for an entire week. Renee was an anchor at one of our local news stations on the show The Bridge. Every day on air she wore a different outfit picked out by me from Goodwill. I was even an air with her the first day of Goodwill Week to help kick off all of the fun and bring awareness to such an amazing week. We also hosted a Kendra Gives Back party at our local Kendra Scott! Here is a look back on some of the photos from that week:
BeYOUtiful Girls Event with Goody’s
Another amazing event that I was able to be a part of was the BeYOUtiful Girls Event with my local Goody’s, a part of the Stage Stores family. A few weeks before the event I hosted a round of giveaways to get people excited and raise awareness for the event. On the day of the event, I was able to give a beauty demonstration on my everyday makeup routine and share my personal style with all attendees. The best part about this event was that a portion of all proceeds went to Safe Shelter, a local shelter that helps women who have been victim of domestic violence. I was also able to connect with two other amazing bloggers, City Peach and Awed by Monica, who I have stayed in touch with a now consider a friend. Here are a few photos from that fun event:
Another amazing opportunity that I was blessed with this year was the chance to work with Marley Lilly. As a true Southern girl, I firmly believe that everything looks better with a monogram. As a long-time shopper of this adorable brand, I was thrilled when they reached out to me to collaborate. They truly are the sweetest company and allow you to style their products to fit your personality. At Christmas, I was even able to do a Marley Lilly Gift Guide, where I was able to share my favorite items, perfect for gifting! I was even able to give a few of them as gifts! Be sure to check out both blog posts, my gift guide and some fall favorites, that I wrote in collaboration with Marley Lilly and check out a few of my favorite products from our collabs:
Fashion at your PACE
I was beyond excited when a local lighting company, Pace Lighting, reached out to me with an idea to host a shopping event hosted by yours truly. Working together, we were able to get many local Savannah businesses on board to set up pop-up shops and allow people to shop, be pampered and enjoy good food and even better company. At this event we were also able to do some good and a portion of all proceeds were donated to Safe Shelter. I loved seeing all of our hard work come together to support such an amazing cause. It was so nice to not only support local Savannah businesses, but also support and amazing organization that is doing so much good in our community. You can check out some photos from the event by checking out Spotted by Savannah Now. Here are a few of my favorite photos that I was able to snap that night:
I can’t close out 2017 without talking about my love for a little group called Savannah Influencers. If you have been following my blog for a while, you know just how special this group of ladies has become to me. With 2017 being our first full year in existence, we have accomplished more than we ever thought possible. Our main focus this year was Safe Shelter so everything that we did, whether it was individual projects or a group effort, was focused on giving back to this amazing organization. We had community yoga nights and a spin class with The HUB, my event with Pace Lighting and a huge event that just took place called Savannah Influencers Night Out, all to raise money for Safe Shelter. But besides all of the good, what I love most is the love and support we had for one another. When women come together and truly lift one another up, magic happens. I can’t imagine my life without any of these spectacular ladies and I am so excited see what 2018 has in store for us all. Here is a look back on some of my favorite memories of the year:
It is safe to say that 2017 was one for the books. I cannot believe all of the opportunities that I have been given. It is crazy to think that my little blog has become what it is today. None of this would be possible without each and every one of my beautiful readers. You all are my Why and the reason why I keep on pushing through, even if it gets hard. I am so thankful for you taking part in this journey with me. I am so excited for 2018! I know that it is going to be an amazing year and I hope you will continue to tune in for the ride!
Disclaimer: Some photography is courtesy of Magnolia Blossom Photography and others were retrieved on the social media pages of the events. Affiliate links may be used in the post so I may receive a small commission.