Friday, December 30, 2016

2016 Year in Review

Cheers to 2016! This year has been one of the toughest years for me yet, between balancing school, work, and extracurriculars my year has been nothing short of busy. But, it also brought many great times with friends and family. Here is a quick look back at my year in review through snapshots from my Instagram! 

In 2016 I finally turned 21! I had a fun day celebrating with family then the next weekend I went back to Ames to celebrate with friends. 

Summer 2016 was fun with friends and family. From trips to the city, to my internship at David James Group I had one fabulous summer. 

In June my boyfriend and I celebrated a year of dating! This month we celebrated a year and a half of dating. It's crazy how time flies by so quickly. 

This year I started consistently posting and working very hard on my blog, which you are reading now! Thank you to anyone who has supported Sew Cute Style and I throughout this year. 

This year marked my last year going to Iowa State football games and tailgates as an undergrad. Here is a shot from my last football tailgate of the season! 

For Halloween I dressed up as my favorite tasty pastry, a donut! Thank you to my boyfriend for helping me finish my DIY costume. 

In 2016 I moved into my first college apartment! I love living in an apartment with my own room and bathroom. I'm lucky to be able to live in an awesome property right near campus. 

In 2016 I continued to rep for some amazing brands including Rowdy Gentleman, Jadelynn Brooke, Fraternity Collection, Wanderer Bracelets, and Krass & Co.! 
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For spring break 2016 I headed to Naples, Florida to spend the week with my boyfriend. Spring break was filled with a ton of sun, good food, time with friends, and much more. 

While on spring break my boyfriend lavilered me to his fraternity Triangle. For those who don't know, lavilering is a tradition where a fraternity man gives his girlfriend his letters. I was so honored and excited to become more connected with his brothers and to announce it to my sisters. 

2016 marked another year as a member of the Iowa Gamma chapter of Pi Beta Phi at Iowa State! 

In the spring I learned I would be interning as an Editorial Meredith Apprentice at Better Homes and Gardens my senior year! Working at Meredith has been one of the major highlights of my college career. 

For the first time my boyfriend and I went to each others formals! Clearly it was a very purple affair for both parties. 

During the summer my friend and I took our annual trip to the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago! It is one of our favorite summer traditions. 

This summer I also met my FAVORITE blogger The College Prepster, aka Carly. She was having a meet and greet at the vineyard vines in Chicago so I knew I had to meet her! 

Also, this summer I officially started to learn how to golf. As an anniversary present my boyfriend bought me my own set of golf clubs and everything. I can't wait to keep learning and working on my golf skills. 

2016 included a lot of fun little trips! I went to Florida for winter break and went to Disney World, went to Florida for Spring break, headed to Minnesota for Fourth of July, and went to Breckenridge for Thanksgiving Break. 

I hope everyone had a great 2016! Although my year had ups and downs, looking back I made a lot of great memories with friends and family. But, thank goodness it is almost 2017! In 2017 I will graduate college, hopefully get my first year job, and start a new chapter of my life. So, cheers to 2016 and hello 2017! 

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely love reading your blog! It's always fun to see what inspires other fashion majors! :)