A Year In Review & What I’m Looking Forward to in 2018

December 29, 2017

Meghan Donovan I Atop the Empire State Building

What a year 2017 was! Personally and professionally it was one of my favorites yet and today I wanted to share a walk down memory lane with some of my favorite posts + shoots from the year. I’m also sharing the year’s most popular posts, year highlights & what I’m looking forward to in 2018. Today also happens to mark the 11 year anniversary of wit & whimsy so thank you to all of you for your continued support – I’m forever grateful for you!

Some Favorite posts from 2017:

Styling a cape I wit & whimsy

Styling a Cape

Day in the Life I wit & whimsy

(Updated) Day in the Life

Stripes + Camel Blazer

Pieces of Paris in New York City

Meghan Donovan of wit & whimsy styles a trench coat

The Trench

Springtime romper on Meghan Donovan of wit & whimsy

Spring in my Step

Spring Style on wit & whimsy blogger Meghan Donovan

Spring Things

Parisian favorites I wit & whimsy

My Parisian Favorites

Meghan Donovan I Atop the Empire State Building

Empire State of Mind

Storm King Art Center I wit & whimsy

Storm King Art Center

Meghan Donovan wears Cynthia Rowley in Paris

32 Things You May Not Know About Me

Meghan Donovan of wit & whimsy styles an embroidered skirt

Embroidered

Meghan Donovan of wit & whimsy wears Kate Spade New York

La Vie En Rose

Meghan Donovan of wit & whimsy wears a Demylee Sweater + Suede Skirt

Oversized Sweater + Suede Skirt

Meghan Donovan of wit & whimsy wears a monochrome Fall look

Gray Lady

Fall Style on Meghan Donovan of wit & whimsy

Fall Style

Red Sweater + Kickflare Denim

Sweater Weather

Meghan Donovan of wit & whimsy wears a Kate Spade Holiday Dress

Introducing the new wit & whimsy

My most popular posts this year were:

2017 was a year of major growth for me. I celebrated one year in business for myself, moved to Brooklyn into a place of my own (+ found my new favorite neighborhood spots), re-designed wit & whimsy, traveled to France & Italy on blog-related trips, spent a lot of time with loved ones in Northern California (5 trips there this year!), visited Minneapolis, Upstate New York, Colorado, Napa, LA and spent a blissful week in Paris. I saw friends marry and friends bring new life into the world, I saved more, I gained confidence in my skills and ability to manage two businesses, I invested in friendships new and old, I spent quality time with my family, I took time to mentor and I had the opportunity to partner with some truly amazing brands.

It was such a fulfilling year and despite all of the scary + sad things happening around us in the world, I worked to find ways to see the good in people and in life. I will be starting 2018 with hope that things will be better for our world in the days ahead.

Next year I am personally looking forward to the growth of my team for my consulting business, starting my membership at The Wing, upcoming trips to Charleston, Copenhagen, Stockholm & San Francisco, some exciting wit & whimsy partnerships and…another move (if you can believe it). Same neighborhood but planning to find a new place – more on that soon!

I’ll be sharing my 2018 goals soon and I already can’t wait to put them all down on “paper.” The last weekly roundup of the year will be live tomorrow and I hope you all have had a wonderful week. Sending each and every one of you a big hug as we begin to close out 2017!

With love & gratitude,

Meghan

p.s. my 2016 highlights and my 2015 highlights.

[Bekka Palmer Photography, Carter Fish & Hana Le Van Photography]

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