Looking Back: 2015

Many times looking back is imperative to moving forward. Especially in this fashion journey & world of blogging, I love looking back and noticing growth yet also recognizing the areas which need improvement. As I spend time reflecting on 2015 and all that it has held for me, there is one thing that stands out the most, and it is the Lord's faithfulness (2 Thessalonians 3:3). In every challenge and every obstacle that presented itself this year, the Lord has proved faithful time and time again. He continues to lead, open doors, and expand my vision through this medium. I am so looking forward to 2016 and all of the joys (as well as challenges) it will bring!

Below I have rounded up some of my favorite posts to create a visual timeline of LCB Style in 2015! (I am including November and December 2014 in the timeline since I launched LCB Style last November and didn't make one of these posts last year!) Apart from outfit posts, some other highlights from this year on LCB Style were officially launching the blog, kicking off 2015 (John 3:30), reflecting on my passion and purposeillustrating fashion week designs (see vol. 2 and vol. 3), launching the LCB Style Shop, creating the 2016 LCB Style fashion illustration calendar (still available to shop here), and sharing the 12 Days of Giveaways series! Some of my favorite features this year included becoming a part of the My MICHELE Story, having my fashion illustrations featured on several designers' Instagrams (Carolina Herrera, Lisa Perry, and Daniel Silverstain), and doing a Q&A with Good Grit Mag

LCB STYLE 2015

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NOVEMBER 2014

first outfit post

December 2014

first giveaway featuring a Liz Legg necklace

January

my first fashion design- a mini skirt

still as in love with this gold tibi skirt as I was almost a year ago but kind of cringing at the quality of the photos from this post!

February

a simple all black look with my favorite Theory poncho

loved collaborating with LaVa Beads to giveaway these pretty necklaces

March

loved featuring these Margaret Elizabeth earrings from Rocksbox

there are not many things that make me as happy as being in Seaside, FL

loved how the architecture of this beach pavilion paired perfectly with this outfit

black and blush pink never get old to me :)

April

my love for bell bottom jeans was rediscovered when I found this perfect J Brand pair 

one of my very favorite outfits this year!

MAY

I found this vest while shopping at the beach and love how it paired with the rest of this outfit

another favorite post from 2015... maybe 2016 will hold a real safari for me?

wish I could wear this everyday... these pants are amazingly comfortable!

one of my favorite weekends watching polo

JUNE

these palm print shorts are the BEST

first fashion design I created outside of school - a pink maxi skirt

when we finally made it to the top of the mountain at The Greenbrier, it started raining immediately, and I didn't think a single one of these photos would turn out. but I was happily surprised, and these are some of my very favorite photos of the year! a huge thank you to AC for stepping in front of the camera with me :)

take me back to summer and twirly neon dresses! 

JULY

promise this isn't for a political campaign, although it kind of looks like it- just thankful for the USA!

another one of my original designs- a pleated green maxi

one of my favorite purchases this year- the white lace mini skirt from Emily Schuman's Cupcakes and Cashmere collection

If I could be a dress...

AUGUST

the gold midi skirt makes another appearance

another original design of mine- a white fit and flare dress

SEPTEMBER

and another original design I constructed- a two piece set

back in my favorite place- Seaside, FL

loved spending time at the beach and sharing more about Seaside Crew Life

being in the country always resets my perspective

an original design that I designed/constructed at the last minute for Polo at the Point in Point Clear

OCTOBER

I could live in this twirly tibi two piece matching set!

NOVEMBER

my take on a "uniform"

white jeans are perfect for fall too!

DECEMBER

it was such an honor to share more about Dress for Success with Shopstyle and collaborate with Reese Jewelry Collection

Christmas time is the best time!

a huge highlight of my year was collaborating with Boho Beads!

last outfit of 2015... one of my favorite color combos: black and blush pink!