It’s amazing how much can change in a year. Sure, that sounds totally cliché and I am sure A LOT of people say that at the start of a new year. However, this is the truth for me. 2015 started out in a completely different way than the way it is ending and I am totally ok with it. Because, this was the year I finally found myself and my true career passion.

I started 2015 feeling a little bit lost, I was still grieving the loss of one of my closest friends that had passed away. I was also feeling lost about “what I wanted to be when I grew up”. I knew I had always wanted to start a blog but the thought of starting one was completely overwhelming. How to start it, what to write about, who would read it…the list goes on and on. But, if I learned anything from the loss of my friend Jamie, it was to enjoy life to its fullest and to seize the day as much as possible. So, with the support from my family and friends, that is what I decided to do. I seized and Abbywoodwear was born.

2015 also marked the start of my styling business. I am so excited that I finally found my calling and something that I love to do. I am grateful to you for following along with my baby blog and I can’t wait to see what 2016 brings…which is hopefully a few more friends (and maybe a few less lbs.:) If you aren’t following along with me on Instagram, come join the party where I post daily style advice, outfit looks and all around fun.

But now for the deets:

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As I have grown older, my New Year’s Eve plans have evolved from going to huge parties to spending a quiet evening at home with the two loves of my life. Something that has remained constant though? Making sure I have a rocking NYE outfit because well, why not? This year was no different. I found the perfect romper to wear with tights and booties. The frosting on the cake? The amazing faux fur jacket that I found for a steal of a deal. My motto is that you should always dress to impress. I find this to be true even if the only people you are going to see is your husband and your puppy…and even if all you are doing is staying home and snuggling up on the couch. I hope you all had a wonderful New Year’s Eve!

And now the deets:

Black dressy romper: Scoobie (sold out but here is another one)

Gold tassle necklace: Scoobie (here is a similar one)

Gold curved Bar Necklace: Nordstrom

Sunglasses: Rayban

Faux Fur Jacket: Target

Cheers to 2016. Carpe diem.

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