Favorite Blog Posts of 2015

December 16, 2015

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Last last week, I shared with you Outfit Picture Outtakes of 2015 and today I’m sharing with you my favorite posts of 2015. The year is wrapping up! This is the last week I’ll be blogging for 2015. Friday is my last blog post of the year. Is that CAH-RAZY or what?

As a Type A personality, I tend to get caught up in my work so much that I forget to take a step back and tell myself, “Good job.” I’m always thinking about reaching higher, doing more, setting goals and doing bigger things. The end of the year is a great time to look back and reflect on past work, adventures, milestones and other projects. And man oh man was 2015 a REALLY BIG year for me. It’s especially interesting that the majority of all my projects culminated into the month of November. I have to say, in the least conceited way possible and without trying to sound like a jerk (although why do we have to worry about sounding like jerks for praising ourselves? Is self-hatred the only way we can be ‘real’ and taken seriously?), I’m proud of myself and what I’ve done. I look back at everything I’ve worked on this past year and think to myself, “Goodness gracious how in the WORLD did I do all of this and stay alive?!”

I’m most eager (and let’s be real: anxious) for 2016 to launch the Kickstarter campaign and ecommerce site for Drifter Organics. And of course I’m working on creatively directing and modeling in photo shoots for the blog. And creating visual content in general.

I’ll talk more about my specific goals for 2016 in a blog post next month. I actually think it’s kind of silly to wait for a specific date (namely January 1st) to put your goals into action. However, there’s a lot of resolution talk going on during this time of the year, so when in Rome… 😉

Without further ado, here are my favorite blog posts of 2015:

updated bedroom tour - drifter and the gypsy blog

I photographed/wrote an updated bedroom tour. This is forever my favorite corner of my bedroom.

smoothies with style: american sweetheart parfait - drifter and the gypsy blog

A ’40s/’50s inspired outfit shoot I did at the LightGrid.

drifter organics - oh my drifter blog

The official announcement I made about Drifter Organics!

My work in the Wild: The Real Girl's Guide to Fashion Trends

Fun pictures I took with my favorite school project of this year.

wooden polaroids - drifter and the gypsy blog

The perfect desk accessory! Wooden Polaroid photos DIY.

chocolate cherry chia pudding - drifter and the gypsy blog

This Cherry Chocolate Chia Pudding is hands down my mom’s favorite recipe on the blog. She makes it allllll the time and she’s not even a cherry person! I had fun shooting a video for this recipe too.

(faux) hanging bookshelves - drifter and the gypsy blog

I love the pink rope in this Faux Hanging Bookshelves DIY.

low bohemian updo - drifter and the gypsy blog

Low Bohemian Updo Hair Tutorial

french by nature - drifter and the gypsy blog

I worked on a series of three outfit posts featuring three dresses from ACT THREE.‘s inaugural AW15 line. See the posts here (+ video!)here and here.

victory rolls - drifter and the gypsy blog

One of the more complex hair tutorials I’ve done on the blog, but totally worth it for the final product!

checkered girl - drifter and the gypsy blog

An outfit post I did after Caysi and I shot the Victory Rolls Hair Tutorial.

faux shibori dyed napkins - drifter and the gypsy blog

I love anything Shibori-dyed and these napkins are so unique.

frozen banana ice cream 3 ways: summer edition - drifter and the gypsy blog
During the summer, banana ice cream is one of my go-tos. It’s incredible how much the texture of a frozen banana resembles that of soft serve ice cream. (Who ever figured that one out is a GENIUS!) For this blog post, I created 3 recipes for banana ice cream using summer fruit.

welcome to oh my drifter

For years I’d debated on changing my blog name and this year I took the plunge. The Oh My Drifter relaunch!

Oh My Drifter Relaunch Party Recap

In conjunction with the Oh My Drifter Relaunch, I threw an Oh My Drifter Relaunch Party at BellJar SF.

How to Care for Vintage Clothing

An outfit post collaboration at the LightGrid I did with method inspired by the ’60s.

Which post(s) were YOUR favorites?!

I’ll to be back on Friday to share something VERY special I’ve been working on little by little this past year. It’ll be the last blog post of the year!

PS. Read last year’s Favorite Blog Posts of 2014.

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