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2017 In Review

So 2017 seemed to go by in a blur, and it is hard to believe 2018 is here already. 2017 was definitely a busy year, with my day job, my family, and running this blog. 2017 was a year of travels – to New York City, Chicago, and California. I got to experience New York Fashion week for the first time, which was an enlightening experience. On an earlier trip to NYC we even got to see Hamilton in person, which was nothing short of amazing! 

2017 was the year this blog finally started to get noticed. I had the opportunity to work with so many brands last year – Simon Malls, Talbots, Ann Taylor, Macy’s, MM LaFleur, Meijer stores, Dove soap, and many more! No one ever told me just how hard running a blog would be, and it truly is a labor of love! I would be thrilled to have the same type of successes with this blog in 2018, and I am hopeful that this blog will continue to grow.  But I also want 2018 to be the year where I have a better balance, as it is definitely a lot to run this blog with my day job (that I will never quit) and my family. 

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Barbour Hooded Jacket

Arctic temperatures and lots of snow have been here for the last few weeks. It’s not just in Michigan, but all over the Eastern US, and even as far south as Tennessee. So I am all about staying as warm as possible! The winter months can be so drab and uninspiring, so I decided to make things more interesting with a colorful outfit. This Barbour hooded jacket is more of a spring jacket, but by layering it over a Patagonia down vest and a cotton top, this jacket is actually warm enough for these freezing temperatures. Yellow is such a great color that is fun to wear, and it looks really nice when paired with blue. I bought this jacket and vest separately, but there is also this Barbour hooded jacket with a blue puffer vest included with it. This J. Crew factory top ties everything together with colors matching my jacket and my boots. 

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Gigi New York Amelie Crossbody Bag

Navy is one of my favorite colors to wear, so when I saw this Gigi New York Amelie bag in navy, I knew it would be perfect for so many looks! This vintage-inspired bag adds effortless sophistication to any outfit. I love how roomy it is and with separate pockets for my phone and other small items this bag makes it really easy to keep things organized. This Amelie bag is just as nice as some of the designer bags I own, at a much more reasonable price point. It coordinates quite well with my Barbour hooded jacket as the colors are complementary.

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Hunter Original Tall Rainboot

I don’t often wear my red Hunter boots, but considering I was going for bold color with this outfit, these boots are perfect for this look. These boots are so comfortable and perfect for walking miles around the city. Since I am petite, I wanted to add some height with these boots, so inside them I am wearing this hidden heel. These clever shoe inserts add just enough height to make these boots more flattering on my petite frame. 

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Overall this is just a fun and colorful look for the drab winter months. I hope this post has given you inspiration on how to style this colorful Barbour hooded jacket. The Michigan Firehouse Museum was the perfect backdrop for these pictures too!

So cheers to 2018! Stay warm and as always, thanks for looking!

xo | April

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25 thoughts on “Primary Colors

  1. I love these colors together! And the layering looks perfect. I’ve always lived in the south so I am not used to the cold we have been getting the last couple weeks. I am currently in Houston and it even snowed here one night!

  2. Love this whole outfit! Red and yellow really pop together. How fun. These photos make me desperately wish we had snow here in Dallas.

  3. Wow, it seems like 2017 was fabulous and busy. I wish you all the best for 2018 and may you find the balance you desire. I just started this blog journey and I don’t know even know if I will be able to keep with my kids, full-time job, and other daily activities. I will make sure to follow you and learn some tips from you. Happy New Year!

  4. That’s so awesome you got to see Hamilton!! I am all about the layering the second it starts to get cold. Love love your hat!

  5. Obsessed with this outfit and the photos! New York Fashion week is a dream of mine – as well as London Fashion Week which is closer to home. I’m going to California this year, so Im so excited for that. It sounds like last year was amazing and I hope 2018 is even better for you!

  6. I adore that coat! not to mention that red striped shirt. That looks so comfy, and it’s something i could wear to work. I love how it all comes together 🙂

  7. Great practical winter look for these frigid temps! It’s inspiring to hear about all the success you’ve had with your blog this year. I hope it continues for you!

  8. I am in love with this outfit! I love outfits with pops of color. The jacket and the boots really stand out to me. I love how bright they both are and those boots are too cute! I need to get me a pair.

  9. I love your outfit of bold primary colors! I especially love the J crew striped top. I’m so jealous that you were able to see Hamilton, I bet it was amazing! I had a pretty great year travel-wise as well!

  10. Love love this look, all the colors pair so well together! And hidden heels inside your Hunters??? I never knew about these!!

  11. Girl, I totally feel ya on the balance of life. I’m a stay at home mom, and it’s still hard to find the time for a blog! So, I give you HUGE kudos to your success. You deserve every bit of it!

    And I need that Amélie bag! It’s my daughter’s middle name, so it’s a must haha!

    xxKristina

    http://www.dearnovemberdays.com

  12. Wow you got a lot done last year! Running a blog while working full time and having a family is no joke!!! I’m glad you love it enough to continue on, and I wish you the best in 2018.

  13. I’m always so impressed you manage to blog being a busy doctor, too. You are amazing!

    And those red hunter boots. Need a pair!!

    Xo
    Jenny

  14. I love these bold colours on you and those red hunter boots are my fave! Wish you all the best with your blogging for 2018❤️

  15. I loved reading about all of your success last year! You are so amazing and continue to inspire me! Following your journey has really edified me and I am so grateful you decide to join the social media world!!! Love this colorful look to! Happy New Year!

  16. This winter look is so great! I love the bright yellow jacket contrasting with your red Hunter boots and striped top. Hope you are staying warm.

    xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom