My Final Look of 2015 + Reflections on a Most Interesting Year
Turtleneck: Old Navy ($20) // Skirt: Zara (similar here – $25) // Purse: Rebecca Minkoff
Rings: Rocksbox (use code elizabethbff441 to try Rocksbox for a month for FREE)
Can you believe 2015 is a mere 9 days away?! My, how time flies! I’m in a bit of sentimental mood as I write this post. 2015 was an interesting year for me. God blessed me richly in several unexpected ways, not least of which is the growth of this little blog of mine and connecting with a community of kind-hearted, like-minded women. I’m SO thankful for each of you and the many undeserved blessings I’ve received this year! Amongst a great deal of good were also many unexpected difficulties – from seemingly endless job hunting to heartbreak to rough late nights spent kicking out blog posts at 3am. Still, I’m thankful for those difficulties too, as I’ve grown closer to Him in those moments than in more peaceful times (James 1:2-4 comes to mind). All in all, 2015 was a challenging but wonderful year. I’m already looking forward to what God has in store for my blogging journey in 2016 – and I hope you’ll join me for every step of the way!
For my final outfit post in 2015, I had to choose an outfit that perfectly captures my personal style: simple, demure, and feminine. This pleated maxi skirt from Zara continues to be one of my favorite items in my closet, so don’t be surprised when it makes several appearances in 2016. If you’re looking for a similar skirt, no worries, I got you:
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, friends!
Just for fun, tell me what Christmas tradition you’re looking forward to this year!
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Sandy a la Mode
i am blown away! this look is absolutely gorgeous!!! looks like you had a wonderful year too and can’t wait to see more of you in 2016! 🙂
Sandy a la Mode
Elizabeth> Sandy a la Mode
Thank you, dear! And same to you! Merry Christmas ????????
Love this mix of casual and dressy! This skirt is stunning and I adore the bag. 🙂
Elizabeth> Kathrine Eldridge
Thank you, Katherine! Merry Christmas!
What a beautiful look to end 2015 on! I love the drama of the long skirt, and the movement photos are so pretty. 2015 was also difficult in many ways for us, but I totally agree, it has brought me closer to Him. Merry Christmas.
Straight A Style
Elizabeth> Amy Ann
Thank you, Amy Ann! Sorry 2015 was a tough year for your family, but I’m happy to read your struggle wasn’t in vain. Wishing you a blessed and prosperous 2016 in Him!
What an elegant outfit. I love the loose sweater tucked into this maxi skirt. Merry christmas Liz!
Thank you, dear! Merry Christmas to you too!
I’m amazed that you’ve been able to keep up so well with the blog with your busy schedule! Thanks!!
Oh, thank you for always being so encouraging, dear!
Wow that skirt is amazing. I love how flowy it is! I wouldn’t be able to stop spinning or dancing!
Elizabeth> Erin Rebar
Haha, I did A LOT of spinning during this shoot! Thanks, Erin!
Merry Christmas, Liz!
Merry Christmas, Jewel!
Final attire of the look you always miss this outlook in 2016 and make yourself flow in new fashion style of 2016.
Such a beautiful, dramatic, and elegant look! Those colors are divine too. You also look beautiful! And thanks for reminding me to get a pleated skirt…it’s been on my list…haha! XO
Thank you so much, Lauren-Blair!
This outfit is so ethereal and beautiful. I love it and I’m going to recreate it from my own closet, I think! Looking forward to reading more in 2016 and getting fashion inspiration! I’m sure wonderful things are in store for you!
That’s the best compliment! Please share the look with me when you recreate it! Happy new year, dear!
Oh this is so so stunning, I love this outfit so much, you simply look amazing, the long skirt and the colours are beautiful. Hope you enjoyed the holidays. Love, Kirsten x
Elizabeth> Kirsten Wick
Thank you, Kristen!
Beautiful look!!! Sounds like you had a lot of growth in 2015 and I hope everything just continues to get better for you in 2016!!
Thank you, dear!
The Gifted Gabber
I can see why that skirt is one of your favorite items! It is spectacular! And that purple color of the turtleneck looks amazing on you! — Amy @ http://thegiftedgabber.com
Elizabeth> The Gifted Gabber
Thanks so much, Amy! Happy New Year to you and yours!
Every look is so beautiful! Have a great year ahead, wishing you all the best.
Thank you so much, doll! Happy New Year to you and your fam!
Thanks for stopping by my blog! I absolutely love yours. Glad we found each other! Gorgeous look! Loving the skirt and color palette. Happy to hear you had a very blessed 2015!
The Closet by Christie
Thanks so much, Christie! Hope you have a blessed New Year as well!
Beautiful! Love the colors, and your skirt is stunning!
Maxi skirts and dresses are my all time faves! But a pleated maxi skirt has got this sophisticated vibe!
Abby of Life in the Fash Lane
Your pleated skirt is SO pretty!
Sparkles and Shoes
I love how your outfit if gentile, yet dramatic. I am so excited to see your new posts this year! I always love to read your positive and informational writing.
Thank you for being such an inspiration!
LOVE this!!! The skirt is adorable! You are absolutely beautiful!
Stopping by from the Pleated Poppy link-up!
Thanks so much, Adriele!
Rebekah @ More Radiance
Such a beautiful outfit! I love long and flowing skirts -they are so comfortable not to mention feminine and modest!! Thank you for sharing this outfit and for sharing a little bit about your year. This is my first time visiting your blog and I love it! 🙂
Elizabeth> Rebekah @ More Radiance
Thank you for those sweet words of encouragement, Rebekah! I’m so glad you stumbled upon my little corner of the internet. 🙂
Diana @ The Cole Collection
So glad I found your blog today! You have seriously gorgeous style. I love this pairing and the muted tones.
I will be back!
ok – I am obsessed with this look and planning to recreate it today :). Thanks for commenting on my blog so I could discover yours – a whole lot of inspiration.
Oh, you are too sweet, Simi! Thank you! I’m so glad I found your blog through the Peony Project. 🙂