Start 2018 with gratitude | 2017 Recap | Petite fashion and style blog favorites from 2017 | Erin Condren Gratitude Journal | FIGS Scrubs | Talbots reversible belt | Bobeau wrap cardigan | M. Gemi review

Starting 2018 with Gratitude + A Look Back on 2017

Happy New Year everyone! Today, I’m taking a moment to look back on 2017 and start 2018 with gratitude. You may have noticed I took a week off from posting to enjoy the holidays with family and take a step back to reflect on my blogging journey and small businesses.

First off, I thank each and every one of you for your support and encouragement. Sharing a piece of my passion on this blog is truly an honor. As you know I’m a pharmacist by-day and this fashion & lifestyle blog has helped me express my creative side and connect virtually while maintaining my passion in healthcare.

Start 2018 with gratitude | 2017 Recap | Petite fashion and style blog favorites from 2017 | Erin Condren Gratitude Journal | FIGS Scrubs | Talbots reversible belt | Bobeau wrap cardigan | M. Gemi review

Outfit above: Sneakers; Bag; Jacket; Tee; Sunglasses

Let’s talk about how I’m starting 2018 and then look back on favorite posts over the past year + new updates on how to use my blog!

I’m not one to write down New Year’s Resolutions each January. Instead, I like to plan out goals for my personal and professional lives. I’m taking some of the positives I’ve learned over the past year and purging out areas that were not worth my time and unhappiness.

2017 was definitely a year of ups-and-downs on my blogs. I’m happy to say that I grew my technical skills running a complicated website and social media channels. And these skills enabled me to confidently launch  my healthcare blog, Find Your Script. On the flip side, I lost momentum during times and it was not until New York Fashion Week (blog post) that I came back passionate and recharged to tackle topics on Petite Style Script that I truly wanted to share with all of you! I know, I’m not the “NYFW-type” of girl and I’m not overly exuberant to attend fashion shows, but the inspiration and the connections to fellow fashion bloggers sparked something inside of me. I reunited with the passion I initially started this blog for – helping other women feel confident and empowered by their clothing choices. I hope that my refreshed style of writing and Capsule Wardrobe resources have helped you grow in your own life and adventures.

Start 2018 with gratitude | 2017 Recap | Petite fashion and style blog favorites from 2017 | Erin Condren Gratitude Journal | FIGS Scrubs | Talbots reversible belt | Bobeau wrap cardigan | M. Gemi review

Gratitude journal found here

2018 will be a year of gratitude – I’m taking on the challenge to write in a journal each day to reflect on what I’m grateful for and celebrate the small things. I rarely find time to just sit back, relax and clear my mind. I’m always planning my to-do lists and taking on new projects. This year, my goal is to be intentional, live in the moment, and take time outside of my businesses/professional life to lead a more purposeful personal life. I encourage all of you to implement a small change in your life as well.

Let me take a moment to thank the wonderful companies that have supported Petite Style Script over 2017 – FIGS scrubs, Bloomingdale’s, Talbots, Banana Republic, M. Gemi, Sheec Socks, Tieks by Gavrieli, Aveda Hair Care, Dermalogica Skin Care, Erin Condren, The Company Store, EZ Contacts, Ellie Activewear, The Gibson Collective, eWillow Greeting Cards, Krochet Kids, Pieces of Me, and The Langham Pasadena.

Bridging The Gap Campaign Launch | October 17, 2017 | NetworkBe | Cheryl Hunter | Petite Style Script Millennial Blogger | Best Petite Bloggers | Petite Fashion & Style Blogs | Reciprocal Mentorship | Catherine Grace O | Forever Fierce Midlife Revolution

A special thank you to NetworkBe, Catherine Grace O, Jodie Touch of Style, Cheryl Hunter, and Shauna Chic Over 50 for our collaboration with The Bridging the Gap Campaign and Forever Fierce Initiatives. It has been an honor to represent the Millennial generation and share our thoughts together. We are breaking down age barriers one step at a time!

A Look Back on 2017

Most-Worn Items

FIGS Jogger Pants and Longsleeve tee (blog post)

Honest Wear FIGS Scrubs Review | FIGS Cadiz Longsleeve underscrub tee t-shirt | FIGS Casablanca Reversible vest | FIGS Lindi Hoodie | Women’s lifewear | Best Scrubs | Pharmacist | Physician | Doctor | Nurse | Holiday gifts for healthcare professionals | Best longsleeve tee

Bobeau Wrap Cardigan (blog post)

3 go-to travel outfits | What to wear on a plane | Comfy travel outfit ideas for women | Petite fashion style blog | holiday travel plans & guide | M. Gemi Cerchio sneakers review | Nordstrom street level Reversible tote | FIGS Jogger pants | underscrub tee | Bobeau wrap cardigan | dark wash jeans | striped tee | sweater blazer

Favorite Posts

Reader Favorites

NIC+ZOE 4-Way Cardigan (blog post)

Wardrobe Essentials: NIC+ZOE 4 Way Convertible Cardigan Review | Petite cardigan | Best versatile stylish cardigan sweater | Honest NIC+ZOE review

Aquatalia Boot and Tory Burch Wallet Clutch

Outfit Inspiration with 4 easy Thanksgiving outfit ideas for women. Petite fashion and style blog. Casual Thanksgiving, Dressed up Thanksgiving dinner. Wrap dress, Sweater flare skirt, Bloomingdale's Aqua Lace Top, Paige colored denim, FIGS Rafaela Mandarin-Collar Top Review.

Talbots Reversible Belt (blog post)

Holiday Outfit Ideas | 5 outfit ideas casual to formal holiday celebrations | Christmas Day outfit | Mint green flare skirt | Talbots tie-cuff boatneck sweater bow sweater review | Talbots Hermes horsebit belt | opaque tights | Anthropologie green jeans | LOFT burgundy corduroy pants | petite fashion and style blog

New Updates on the Blog

  • Menu Bar is re-organized with Style Help categories into different outfit styles and seasonal looks – you can also use the Search bar on the right sidebar to find a specific item I have worn
  • Shop Tab is updated and now includes my Amazon Shop 
  • Continue to shop your Screenshots from Instagram (download app or more info here) or use the SHOP tab (not pulldown menu) to browse all my outfits
  • I leave the Gift Tab up year-round because I know special occasions, birthdays and more are celebrated often!

Here’s to a wonderful, healthy, happy and inspired 2018! I would LOVE to hear from you about what you’d like to see more of on this blog. Let me know any questions, requests or topics that you will find most useful or interesting! (comment below or email me)

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  • Maria Muting

    Bridging the gap was one of our favorite things that we were a part of in 2017! It would be so fun to do a meet up/conference with all the ladies that participated and share our stories together! We have loved watching your journey since we first connected when we started blogging and can’t wait to see all the wonderful things you do in 2018! <3 Stacy and Maria @hashtagsandhandbags

  • Nicole Saunders

    I love that this is your year of gratitude! I think we often get caught up in the comparison trap and forget to be thankful for what we already have!

  • Melanie Christensen

    That dress is SO CUTE! I’ll have to check out your post about creating a capsule wardrobe. Happy New Year!

  • I started a gratitude journal a couple years ago and it really helps me realize all the things I have to be thankful for even on a bad day! Happy 2018!

  • Jodi Quick

    I have been doing a gratitude jar for a while now, although I don’t get to it every day. It’s really similar to a journal, just a tad more short-hand. 😉 It’s a great way to really sit back and reflect on all of the great and amazing things that have happened to you at the end of the year (or when you happen to be having an exceptionally bad day).