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Saturday, January 2, 2016

2015 in Review

Happy 2016, y'all!

It seems as though everyone has put up a flashback to 2015 post or a goals post for the new year, so I thought I'd best jump on the bandwagon really quick before I became irrelevant ;)

Chris and I went over to a friends lake house on New Years's Eve. . .

The story of my life, my husband is never ready for any pictures lol.

I had so much fun with these girls!

Sparklers keep life fun!

I had a really cute video from my SnapChat that I was going to insert here, but when I upload it (even through YouTube, it's still so grainy and awful that you can't see anything :(
It's crystal clear on my phone, so if anyone knows a way to upload it please let me know!

We had a fire, yummy food, popped champagne at midnight, and watched fireworks.
It was a great way to ring in our first New Year as a married couple!

@SouthernStylista's 2015 Year in Review

This was a picture I took in January 2015 of our sweet boy, Bullet.
Bullet went missing in late summer and is still gone.
We miss him every single day.

In 2015 I fell in love with the gypsy style of wire wrapped bracelets.
The one on the left is from Red Dress Boutique, the other two are from a local boutique.

I also fell in love with wearing baseball caps on bad hair days!
This one is from Southern Point Co.

I did a post on Spring Break Essentials in March, this was one of my most favorite insta pics of the year-it's so colorful!

I loved this picture as well, it was finally warming up enough to wear Chacos.
I was spending some time admiring my Essie polish and admiring Willow's sweet pony nose.

Another shot of Bullet, he was such a photogenic dog.

It's so funny to think that this is the year that my Lilly collection exploded!
I fell in love with some pieces from the Lilly for Target collection in April and have since purchased many more items (most from BST boards on FB!)

We sent off our wedding invitations this year, I was so excited to finally have them in the mail-it made it so much more real!
(Bonus; they are from't you love how they address them for free?!)

I spent some time at the farm with Christopher one day and as I was closing the gate to leave, I spotted some honeysuckle.
I knew it would make an awesome ring shot :)

Chris and I celebrated our two year dating anniversary on May 13, just a few short days before our wedding.
He surprised me with a gorgeous bouquet!

I stocked up on new makeup for our honeymoon and this was a favorite-the travel size Nars blush/bronzer palette. 
The blush is Orgasm and the bronzer is Laguna.

Finally our honeymoon!
We spent a week in historic Savannah, GA and happened to stay right next door to this perfect little coffee shop.

Part of our honeymoon was spent exploring this live oak alleyway at Wormsloe Plantation.

One of my favorite outfits of the summer; a dress from The Florida House Boutique, a necklace borrowed from my sister, and wedges from Rack Room.
I definitely felt like gypsy in this outfit!
I became a big planner advocate in 2015.
This was my first year using an Erin Condren planner, so I fell in love with sticky notes, page flags, washi tape, Papermate Flair pens, and to-do lists.
(Most of my finds are from the Dollar Spot in Target!)

This summed up a lot of my lunches this summer.
I loved having fresh sunflowers from the garden on our table, fresh tomatoes for my sandwiches, and watching some of my favorite YouTubers!

I also took a little beach trip with my family this summer while Chris stayed at home.
Of course I repped Kiss My Southern Sass while catching some rays.

Chris and I had a tough summer with pups.
Our other rescue baby, Whiskey passed away unexpectedly the night that I returned from the beach.
Bullet went missing shortly after Whiskey passed.
He was such a sunny little pup while we had him!

When I headed back to school in the Fall I took French 101.
I enjoyed learning the basics of a new language and had a wonderful teacher.
Many a day was spent at Starbucks with a venti beverage and note cards!

I learned how to dress up my Lilly for my second Practicum experience at a high school!
This was one of my favorite outfits in Lilly's Lagoon.

Chris and I took a day trip to Tennessee to the ZWT Ranch for a cattle sale.
It was a rainy day, but the views were stunning.

Bloggers everywhere were wearing these lace-up flats, but I found a steal of a deal on the Old Navy pairs (in nude and black!)
They're my favorite student teaching shoes!

I experimented with layering necklaces as well and loved the results!
The bow necklace is a gift from my KMSS little, it's Kate Spade.
The "J" initial necklace is from a local boutique.

I didn't learn how to take great outfit mirror pictures (maybe 2016 is the year for that?)
But I did love this outfit and want to wear it more often.
The dress is from a local boutique, the boots are Gianni Bini for Dillard's, the vest is Target, and the Clutch is embossed with my monogram and is from Holtz Leather.

I closed out my 2015 instagramming with some shots of our first Christmas card featuring pictures of our wedding day!

Watch out for a special post coming up-I plan to have some goals listed out and how I'm going to accomplish them (I think that will help keep me accountable!)
And I start student teaching (10th & 12th grade) on Monday, so wish me luck and leave me tips if you have any!

Until next time. . .



  1. Wow, I enjoyed your year in review and good luck on Monday on your teaching position! Happy New Year to you!


  2. Sounds like a fun New Year's Eve!

  3. happy new year, jordyn! best wishes in 2016.
    xx, lauren

  4. I start student teaching the littles this month, 1st grade to be exact. I LOVE the idea of layering necklaces! Women layer clothes so why not jewelry?! Thanks for the tip and good luck!

  5. Great post! I've been wanting to get into baseball caps, too, but I just can't find the perfect one. I love stealing my husband's hats and wearing them, though.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

  6. What a year! I'm so sorry to hear about Bullet- so sad to lose a pet. Hopefully he finds his way back to you someday. :)

    Happy 2016!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  7. It's always awesome to remind yourself of how much you accomplished over the past year. All too often people jut categorize their years are GOOD or BAD... but really there was BOTH happening throughout the year!

  8. Looks like a great new years!!


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