Best of 2017 | Style Series

Happy Friday, friends, and cheers to the weekend! Now that the kids are back to their normal school routines, Mr. SP and I are escaping for a little warm weather getaway! We always choose travel over actual presents, so this was our Christmas gift to each other. I’m ready for some quiet, alone time together, and the chance to just sit and process everything that’s happened in the last year, but especially the last few weeks with losing my dad.

We booked the trip fairly last minute, and I’m beyond excited to see the destination and hotel property in person…follow me on Instagram or Facebook for peeks at where we land. My goal is to sleep, eat, and read, but of course I’ll snap pics to share with you!

Today we’re resuming the look back at 2017, with my favorite style posts of the year. Fashion has been a big part of this blog from the very beginning…in fact, I had an Outfit Inspiration post in my first week of blogging…but I beg you not to go back and look at it! Let’s just say I’ve learned a little in the last almost-eight years!

More new style series have popped up over the years as I prefer my fashion posts to be helpful, as well as inspirational. Along with Faves Under $50, these were some of my favorites…

Sweet & Sassy for Valentine’s Day

Time with Mr. SP is always fun, and I love any chance to get him on the blog…so our Date Night Style posts are some of my favorites.
I love sharing tips for stretching your wardrobe, so creating the Five Ways posts are my favorites.
I’m always looking for inspiration and outfit ideas, and love to have them in a single spot for easy reference. So this year I added seasonal round-ups to help kick-start your outfit planning. (You can find more outfit ideas on my Pinterest boards.)
It’s hard to believe, but I just published my 56th Sugarplum Style post…a round-up of my everyday outfits I share on Instagram or Facebook under #SugarplumStyle.
And finally, Dressing Room Diaries posts have been favorites around here for awhile…especially now that Mama Sugarplum is involved!
The goal isn’t to have more clothes, but to create more options with the items you do have! And when you do shop, to thoughtfully add new items that stretch your wardrobe even further! Do you enjoy the various style series? Which are your favorites? Anything you’d like to see more of in 2018? Happy weekend, lovebugs!
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  1. Cute outfits! ❤️ Hope you have fun on your trip, enjoy! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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  2. Sandy wrote:

    One of your readers was right-blondes do look good in red! Never thought about it before.
    That 100% black ensemble (w/leopard handbag) looks so cool! Great look for everyone.
    More looks to feature for 2018? Maybe more jewelry/accessory ideas & options, w/o overkill (how does one know when we are wearing too much of a good thing?)
    Appropriate work looks, casual Friday @ work looks. More footwear looks w/straight or skinny jeans.
    Will try to think of more. Thank you for making us all a bit more “stylin”, Ms. C!

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  3. Always love how you layer and put unexpected pieces together- you always do it so well! You’ve inspired me to start wearing plaid under sweaters and it’s been my go to all winter long!

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  4. gail wilson wrote:

    WOW, if I knew your post today was so thorough, I would’ve called in sick just to read it all!! Your travel stories are my absolute favorite, with DRD a close second.

    Hoping to see all your latest travels on IG (I think I may have a cold coming on…cough, cough!!)

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  5. Patti wrote:

    What do you think of the Sock Booties…I’m still not sure….

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  6. Ronda wrote:

    So much good stuff all in one post! I think I’ll spend the next couple of hours going through it!!!! Love all the outfit ideas/inspiration, keep ‘em coming!

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