Best of 2017: Penny Darling

Happy Wednesday, ya’ll!

This has been a crazy two weeks! Lots of projects (and some low key drama! maybe I’ll fill you in later!) and different things to work on!

And I have to take a few photos of our update on wedding prep! We have set a date, save the dates are being made, decorations are being figured out, apparel is being fixed up! My mom has been an absolute dream in this whole process. She loves a good project and this is her new fave and has been awesome! Thanks mom!

But I realized that I hadn’t done any kind of recap of 2017 and I’ve seen so many bloggers do a ‘best of’ post! So I wanted to do that today! (I stole this idea from my girl, Fashion Schlub!)

This is a recap of my best of posts from 2017 and some of my fave outfits!

So let’s see, what else? Hmm, blah, blah, blah, – check me out on Instagram here! I also started a Twitter account! Find that here! Follow Preston’s brand new fashion Instagram here! I also have a selling Instagram page where I sell some of my old clothes/styles so that I don’t drown in my own wardrobe. I just listed a few new things – so check that out!

Obviously this was THE highlight!

Check out the proposal story here (including a video!) and the how we met story!



Here’s a few more of Preston & I being adorable this year!

He’s the absolute love of my life and I can’t wait to announce our date next week!

Check out some of our lookbooks here:

Christmas Outfits

Things to Be Thankful For

My FIANCE Picks Outfits for Me

A Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Costume Reveal!

Wildflower Look Book


A Few of My Fave Collabs

These collabs were SO much fun! I loved working with the company, the boss babes who worked with me, and these shoots came out amazing!


In order:

Capital City Mall Christmas Post
Eloquii Winter Look Book
Kiyonna Wedding Guest Look
The Roosevelt Spa
Cherry Velvet


A Few of My Cutest Looks

(or at least in my opinion)

Five ADORABLE Purses for Less than $30

Five Reasons Fat Girls Should Never Wear Rompers

4 Halloween ‘Inspired’ Looks

Sweet & Spicy: Birthday Looks with Society+


Some Home Decorating Posts

This was SO fun! This was the first year that I got to decorate my own place for Christmas and I loved it! And Preston & Jeremy were such good sports about all of it!

How We Decorated For Christmas

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Here’s my rainbow office!

This also has my rainbow wall DIY!

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A Few Posts I Am Exceptionally Proud Of

An Open Letter to All the Men That Said I was ‘Too Fat’
25 Things I’ve Learned in 25 Years
No Gimmick: I Want to Talk About Eating Disorders Today.
A Grandmother’s Happiness Quiz



Some Rainbow Looks

I even wrote a post about the rainbow walls!

Elements LookBook

Some Fave Fan Art

I even wrote a post to shout out and highlight my fave artists!

And keep your eyes peeled – there will be something new very soon!

Bob Ross Day: Artist Corner

Thank you everyone for a great year!

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Love all you wonderful ladies (and gents!) out there!

How Very,



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