Happy 2017!!! Omg you guys this has been the longest I have ever gone with out posting new content. I really wanted to unplug and spend some time with the family for the Holidays and I am so refreshed, inspired and SO excited to bring you guys so many new things this year!!

In case you don’t follow me on Insta we have been in Dubai the last few days (SERIOUSLY SO SO BEAUTIFUL!! More to come on that this week), came home NYE and have been sooooo out of whack with our sleep!! I’m trying to get back on my normal sleep schedule (it’s 11 hours different in Dubai) so the last few days off have been much needed. I wanted to share some of my favorite memories and looks from last year. Did I miss any of your favorite outfits??

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DETAILS: FEATHERED TOP (SIMILAR STYLE HERE) | GREY DISTRESSED JEANS (ON SALE < $100)| GREY JACKET (SIMILAR UNDER $100 HERE) | NUDE HEELS | SUNGLASSES | SILVER WATCH | NUDE TOTE

This is one of my favorite outfits from last year. You can never go wrong with neutrals and I love mixing soft grey and nude – it’s such a feminine classic combo. This top I actually re-wore last week to our Christmas Eve party. Almost 11 months later it’s still one of my favorites.

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Cody’s favorite trip of last year was Hawaii, don’t get me wrong we all looooove Hawaii and are a total beach family but Cody could live in Hawaii in a minute so this was a highlight of last year for sure.

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DETAILS: LEATHER JACKET (SIMILAR HERE)| CROPPED BLACK DENIM | SNEAKERS | CHANEL BAG  (SIMILAR HERE) | AVIATORS | ILY COUTURE WATCH

My babies! It’s so weird to look back at posts from last year and see how much they have grown in just one year! I hope they never outgrow letting me coordinate their outfits – at least just a little 😉

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DETAILS: BLUSH FUR COAT (OBSESSED!) |  BLACK HI-LO TEE | DENIM | PINK BOW HEELS | CELINE BELT BAG  (SIMILAR HERE) | SUNGLASSES

Now matter how much I gravitate towards neutrals, there will always be a place for pink in my closet. I love these iconic bow heels that I have in multiple colors now and obsessed with this blush fur coat.

DETAILS: STRIPED SHIRT DRESS  (SIMILAR HERE) | DISTRESSED CUT OFFS | SUEDE LACE UP SANDALS | SUNGLASSES

Anywhere that has avacodo’s and guac with almost every meal is a favorite of mine!! We found the best all inclusive last year in Cabo for a little long weekend getaway!

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DETAILS: PINK ACID WASH TEE (SIMILAR HERE) | GREY DISTRESSED DENIM | PINK PLATFORM SANDALS | GREY HANDBAG (CELINE – SIMILAR HERE) | SUNGLASSES | SILVER WATCH

Cody and I travel to LA for work or fun almost once a month – between the beach and the palm trees (they get me every time!) we want to live here one day. (Also how tiny is B! I hope he never gets to old to give me kisses!)

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DETAILS: BLACK CROP TEE (< $5) | DENIM OVERALLS (SIMILAR HERE) | CHANEL BOY BAG (SIMILAR HERE) | TORTOISE SUNGLASSES | LACE-UP HEELS | SILVER WATCH

One of my most memorable pictures from when I was a kid was me wearing my favorite pair of Osh-kosh-bgosh overalls so I was really excited when overalls started coming back again. Bringing back trends from childhood always make them that much better, am I right?

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DETAILS: WHITE MAXI DRESS (SIMILAR HERE) | GLADIATOR SANDALSWATCH

I love being able to have so many pictures with him to capture every stage – This moment was one of my favorite captures. I love love the way he holds onto my legs when he’s hugging me, just wants to be held, or trying to escape time out. It’s his little hugs I never want to forget. I had been dying to go to these flower fields for years and was so happy to experience it’s beauty with my baby.

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The Tommy show was one I had always dreamed of attending so finally getting the chance to go this past fashion week was amazing and one of my all-time favorite shows! They always go above and beyond to be innovative and creative. I was obsessed with all of their pieces I wore to the show – especially these sock boots. How good are the details!

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DETAILS: GUCCI EMBROIDERED DENIM JACKET (SIMILAR HERE) | WHITE LACE DRESS (WEARING SIZE 4) | EMBELLISHED GUCCI BOOTS | SUNGLASSES | BAG

This Gucci embroidered denim jacket was one of my favorite buys of 2016. It’s definitely a statement investment piece but I wore it so much and with everything from dresses to joggers.

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DETAILS: BIKINI BOTTOMS | SUNGLASSES | B: SWIM DIAPER |

Greece was definitely one of our highlights from the year! Santorini had actually been on the top of my bucketlist, but I ended up falling in love with Mykonos more than Santorini. This is one of my favorite family pics from the year. The beaches were so beautiful (not to mention shark free!). I put together some of our highlights here and here so be sure to check them out if you are considering going!

Officially packing suspenders every time we go to France! I died! I love this pic of Beckam so much!

Our family vacation to Europe was one for the books. I’ve been to Europe before but bringing all the kids made it so much better. Yesterday we asked them what their favorite trip was from last year and they said getting to see The Eiffel Tower 🙂 – I was so glad they loved it as much as I did!

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DETAILS: WHITE LACE DRESS | EMBELLISHED BOOTS

CODY: BLACK TEE (OLD – SIMILAR HERE) | DENIM | AVIATORS (SIMILAR HERE) | WATCH

Cody and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary in Beverly Hills this year and it was one of our favorite couples trips ever! Cody does so much for me, I really am so lucky to have him. Don’t get me wrong we drive each other crazy sometimes, but he is so supportive and always willing to go the extra mile to help me succeed or help when I’m stressed and exhausted.

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DETAILS: BLACK OFF-THE-SHOULDER TOP | BLACK DISTRESSED DENIM | BURGUNDY SUEDE PUMPS (SIMILAR HERE) | CHANEL QUILTED CROSSBODY (SIMILAR HERE) | SUNGLASSES

JEWELRY: BLACK NECKLACE | BLACK DIAMOND BEADED NECKLACE | SILVER BRACELET | BLACK BRACELET | SILVER LOOP BRACELET | HOOP EARRINGS | BEADED RING

Black on black is one of the easiest looks to pull off (especially if you mix textures!)

DETAILS: BLUSH MESH BIKINI

After our family trip to Disney World we were so close to the beach that we couldn’t NOT go! Cody surprised me with a stay at this pink hotel and it was a complete coincidence that my swimsuit (and half of my suitcase lol) matched the hotel. 😉

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DETAILS: OFF THE SHOULDER LACE-UP SWEATSHIRT (UNDER $100 – WEARING SIZE SMALL) | CAMO JOGGERS (UNDER $100 -WEARING SIZE SMALL) | SUNGLASSES | WHITE SNEAKERS | WATCH

This year I really focussed on expanding our collection at ILY and I had so much fun doing it! It’s basically a representation of my closet staples, especially when it comes to cozys and knits. I love this lace-down sweatshirt and wear my joggers probably half of the time haha.

I will say it over and over again, but this journey wouldn’t be possible with you guys. I read every single one of your comments (both good and bad lol) I am continually blown away by the support you guys bring and it means so much to have you guys following along. There are some really exciting things in store for this year!!

Lastly I’m hosting a giveaway with my friend Sazan for a new pair of Louboutins. Check out the post here for details or go to my Instagram page @hellofashionblog and be sure to enter this week!

XX, Christine

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  1. mormormedstiletter.dk

    Fantastic moments! Love ’em all:-)
    Beautiful family!!

  2. Casey

    Love all your outfits! and I know you know it but..you are so lucky to get to capture so many moments with your family! I am definitely making that more a point for me in 2017 🙂

  3. Michelle Johnson

    Love how you pick the pictures with comments underneath to sum up the year! I’m so happy I found your blog last year! It’s one of my faves!

    http://jellarie.blogspot.com/

  4. Morgan - The Vixen

    I just adore all of these looks!

    Check out my blog (the-vixen.com)
    I just started blogging because you inspired me! 🙂

    Great work, keep it up.
    Morgan xox

  5. Ewa Macherowska

    So honest – Dear Youa are amazing!

  6. Kristina

    This recap is amazing. Love to see your family-pictures – you are the most beautiful family I can imagine.
    ♡ Kristina
    TheKontemporary

  7. Tasha @ Cookie Crumbs

    What an amazing year and beautiful family. Thanks for sharing! xo

  8. Charlotte

    Hello from a Norwegian follower 🙂 LOVE reading your blog! I was just wondering (it really isn’t any of my business though), are all the kids yours and Codys..? Because you look so young, and since you celebrated your 5th anniversary (congrats<3), and the kids are older than that. Just curious since they are a part of your blog kind of. You all look so gorgeous and like a really happy family. Especially love when your dog is in the pictures! Happy 2017 😀

    1. Hi Charlotte,

      Thanks so much for following!! No worries asking at all, Mara and Wes are my step kids (Cody was married before 🙂 And then Beckam we had together 🙂 And I agree I think Mio needs to make some more appearances on the blog 🙂 HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

  9. Heidi

    I love how your blog has evolved into a full on family affair! I look forward to each and every post. You are always an inspiration! Wishing you the absolute best in 2017.

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

  10. Amber

    Hey there! What is the name of the all-inclusive in Cabo that you found? Thanks!

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