Last year's NYE outfit in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
I started 2016 with a mountain getaway trip with my best friend Natalie that was sponsored by Glamping Hub.
One of my dream come trues was getting to work with Henri Bendel.
Henri Bendel was a brand that I always wanted to work with when I started my blog, and I felt like I had reached that AHA moment when they asked to collaborate.
I teamed up with Swoozie's for a GALentine's Day photoshoot with my best gal pals.
I went to LA for Spring Break to visit my blogger bestie Ashley of Blonde Collective in real life.
One of the friendships that I still cherish. We still talk every now and then, and I wouldn't have traded this trip for the world.
I checked off the Paul Smith Pink Wall off my LA bucket list.
I flew to NYC to attend magazine meetings and interviews for a summer internship.
I checked off the Rainbow Wall in Brooklyn, NYC off my NYC bucket list.
I had the pleasure of partnering up with Toyota to travel to Charleston with my girl McKenzie.
I had the pleasure of attending the Her Conference in New York City.
I compiled a NYC travel guide here.
I spent the summer interning in New York City for not just one internship, but two.
The living situation, the experience, and the people were all a part of God's blessing.
My best friend Natalie came to visit me in NYC and we spent the majority of the day tackling all the blogger hot spots / must-see places. Typical.
I witnessed the Manhattanhenge over the summer, which is also known as the Manhattan Solstice. It's when the sunset aligns with the east-west streets of the main street grid of Manhattan, NYC. This only happens twice a year and on dates that are evenly spaced around the summer solstice. I took this photo myself, and to witness it in person was simply incredible.
I finally got to shoot at a pumpkin patch. This was definitely the year of firsts.
I spent most of Fall with my sister, who just happens to be my best friend and the best photographer out there. This blog would not be possible without her. I owe her the world.
My sister / best friend and I took a fun road trip to Asheville. We visited the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Omni Grove Park Inn, and enjoyed a spa weekend at the Rumbling Bald Head Resort.
I had the pleasure of collaborating with Banana Republic. This was one of my favorite campaigns, and the experience was worthwhile.
I went to my last first home football game as an undergrad at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with my housemates.
I went to my last N.C. State Fair with my housemates.
I went horseback riding on the beach for the very first time. It was a one-of-a-kind experience that I would highly recommend.
I went on an Outer Banks road trip with old (and new!) blogger friends and it was quite the memorable weekend.
My housemates and I threw our first Friendsgiving dinner at our house and the decor was all hosted by Swoozie's.
I went on my first Mountain Weekend fraternity function, and not only made memories, but also met tons of new friends.
My partnership with Coach was another AHA moment where I was simply reminded of how much hard work pays off and to always, always stay humble. I cannot wait to share this shoot with you all soon.
My partnership with Minted was one of my first Christmas collaborations. My housemates and I loved having the house decorated this year, and we owe it all to Minted for making that possible.
I still have four months left at the best university that I've called home for four years.
It's time to make the most of it.
CHEERS to 2017!