Reflecting on 2016 & Saying Hello to 2017!


How has 2016 come and gone so quickly?  It was an amazing year filled with so many memories!  With 2016 coming to an end, I thought it would be appropriate to look back at some of my favorite memories and blog post from this year.


 I got engaged!

One of the happiest moments of my life was when my boyfriend of 4 1/2 years proposed to me. The proposal happened February 2016 at my favorite beach in Seaside, FL.  Above are a few of our engagement photos.


I found my wedding dress.

Shopping for my wedding dress with my mom, sister and future mother-in-law, was such a fun experience!  I loved getting to share the day I’ve dreamt about forever with all the gals in my family. Here’s the full post, Say Yes to The Dress!


Fashion feature in Jezebel Magazine


Landing a spot in Jezebel, a local Atlanta magazine, was so exciting! I’ve read the magazine for years and was honored to be part of their fall fashion spread.


Attended NYFW for the first time.

New York Fashion Week was such a whirlwind of wonderful experiences.  It was surreal attending the shows and meeting my blogger besties in person for the first time. Full NYFW recap, here.

2016 was also a year where I put a lot of focus into growing my blog.  Learning to juggle two jobs, while planning a wedding was challenging. But, learning to stick to a schedule and utilizing hours after work and on the weekends, has helped me turn Urban Blonde into something bigger than I would ever expect!   I want to thank all of you who have been following my blog, reading my post, and following me on social media.  I recently hit 50K on Instagram (whoo hoo!!), and couldn’t have gotten there without all of you – thank you, so much!

Thank you all for following along in 2016!  I can’t wait to see what 2017 has in store!



  • Brittany

    Such a great year for you babe! So awesome watching you grow as a blogger and I can’t wait to see what 2017 has in store for you! Happy New Year!

    Brittany 🙂

  • Makayla M.

    This round up of 2016 is amazing. Sounds like you had a great year!! Congrats on your engagement, so exciting!!! 🙂

    Xo Makayla
    Fashionably Kay

  • Lauren Morgan

    Love your 2016 recap!! Happy 2017 to you girls.

    Xo, Lauren

  • Lee Anne

    So many great memories and accomplishments for 2016, yay! Have a Happy New Year 🙂

    Lee Anne

  • Tamara

    I hope 2017 is even a better year for your gorgeous! Happy new year!


    Tamara –

  • Melissa

    Congratulations and can’t wait to see 2017 for you!

  • Desi

    It looks like you had a great 2016. Wish you an amazing 2017 as well & congrats on your engagement.

  • Nicole Leffew

    Such an awesome year babe! That’s amazing about the magazine feature! Are you going to FW in February?

    • Steph

      Thanks so much! I am thinking about going but don’t have anything booked yet. Are you going to NYFW?

  • Sydney

    Ooh my goodness you had an amazing year!! So happy for all the wonderful things in your life! Happy New Year!

  • January Hart

    What an amazing year you’ve had!! Congratulations on your upcoming marriage! Can’t wait to see all the great things coming your way in the new year!!

  • Jessica Sheppard

    Such a fabulous year, girl! You’ve accomplished a lot and worked super hard. Congrats on your engagement, such a sweet memory from the year! The best is yet to come, love keeping up with you.

  • chelsea jacobs

    You had such a big year! Cheers to an even better 2017! Happy New Year! xo


    what a great year and more to come! Happy New Year!

    Sabrina | Gypsy Tan

  • Denise Kokinis

    Really looks like you had a great year! SO awesome you attended NYFW! Loving all of these photos and sounds like you had such a big year!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  • Hillary

    You have had quite the year, lady! Congrats on it all! 🙂


  • Lauren Morgan

    Happy New Year sweet girl!! Love your look back.

    XO, Lauren