Transition // Reflecting on 2016

reflecting on 2016

Happy New Year everyone! What a wonderful start to 2017! So much of 2016 was a transition into learning, growing and understanding all that goes into creating a digital space that inspires all of you (and me too!). As I reflect on 2016, there are so many pivotal moments that made it a great year,with some bumps and lows along the way! Here are some of my favorite moments and some news to share, some of which never got to make it to the blog! Hope you enjoy, and I wish you all the best of love, health and happiness for 2017!

This Season's Gold // Minnie T-ShirtIn February, we were off to Florida and Disney. It was such a special time to get away and feel the warmth of the sun after a very cold start to 2016!

This Season's Gold // White Blazer Streetstyle

This Season's Gold // Spring Awakening Gold and lace

In March, This Season’s Gold turned one and got a new logo and look. I was so excited about all the changes, and my first style event with the Loft! 

This Season's Gold // Petite Layers - crop top

This Season's Gold - Disney Pop Century Resort

Some Instagram favorites were shared in May. I had the honor of being invited by Maggy London to celebrate Moms, and gift a special Mom a wonderful opportunity to be pampered for the day! Making someone happy was honestly the best part of that experience because I knew it brightened her day!

Maggy Loves Moms NYC Brunch

What no one knew at this time was that I was in the middle of experiencing another loss. It was early on, so it was a different type of experience and one that I chose to be silent about for much longer this time. Most of my silence was a result of how unusual of a loss it was – where the embryo never attaches yet the amniotic sac is created, known as a blighted ovum. It became clear to me then that I am all the more ready and meant to bring to light so many of these issues that plague women during pregnancy. It is with the experience of sharing this space that I pulled myself together and moved forward to continue to inspire, encourage, and motivate. 

This Season's Gold // Moments in Dress with stripes and pockets

Getting dressed up and traveling is my favorite thing to do! So not only did I get to get glam for an evening with Mr. E, but I also enjoyed time away in Cape Cod, getting the chance to host another style event in Chatham, after having hosted one with  J.Crew a few weeks earlier!

This Season's Gold // Ruffled Chambray Dress

Ports & Co, Chatham

This Season's Gold // Travel Diary Ridgevale Beach

This Season's Gold // Changing Season - Maggy London Wrap Dress

My collaborative work with Maggy London in 2016 was nothing short of wonderful. I truly appreciate the brand and how it speaks to the woman who enjoys getting dressed up and feeling put together in some of the prettiest pieces. I look forward to working with them this new year!

ann taylor

Being asked to collaborate with Ann Taylor to represent the brand with style events was a joy this year. I can’t wait to share all there is to come in working with them! 

New York Fashion Week SS17 Rewind

Being invited to several New York Fashion Week shows and events and attending almost all of them was overwhelming, but a tremendous joy at the same time! The beautiful people I was able to spend time with and enjoy learning more about made the experience all the better!

November Blooms Pink Duster

care for winter hair

Starting to share my Five Finds series with beauty products and Motherhood series is something I am only beginning, but enjoy sharing. I am discovering that what it means to take care of yourself isn’t only about the clothes but about an entire lifestyle from head to toe, and I want to share that with you.

holiday gift guide

holiday gift guide

My first Holiday Guide this year was a favorite this year because of you! I am honored that many of you loved it, and shared it was so many others! I was even given a gift from my own Holiday Guide for Christmas, which was such a nice surprise! (I guess it worked! HA!) 

most wonderful time giveaway

Sharing the Most Wonderful Time giveaways was my favorite to create this entire year. I got the opportunity to make other people happy during the holidays and give back in some way to all of you who support me every week by following along on my social media and coming to this space to comment or share.

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This past week, I was surprised with the honor of being named one of 12 women to watch for 2017 from my hometown county in New Jersey by the popular site Hoboken Girl. I was truly humbled by the honor.

I am grateful for all of your kindness, and I wish you all the best in this new year! We are growing, so if you haven’t had a chance, consider joining the newsletter to stay up to date on upcoming events, giveaways, and lifestyle inspiration! Change is coming! 

With much love and admiration,

A Very Merry // Holidays in Red Lace

red lace

Happy Holidays! From our family to yours, we wish you a wonderful time with your loved ones! Thank you so much for entering all of our giveaways this past week! We hope you enjoyed them as much as I did in creating them to thank you for all the love and support you have given us this past year! And while we are not signing off for 2016 quite yet, I want to wish you a wonderful and amazing entry into the New Year!

This holiday, I am embracing red lace for Christmas, and this dress is everything a holiday dress should be! Red lace, peek-a-boo sheer top, and most importantly, a fun girly twirl factor! And even if you like to keep it more casual for the holidays, cozy at home with the family, I can see myself wearing this again for a night out on Valentine’s Day! (I know, not yet!)

red lace

red lace

red lace

Shop the Feature // Maggy London Sophi dress| Joie heels | Coat (old, similar here)| Gorjana Earrings

With much love and sincere gratitude! Happy Holidays!  Thank you to Maggy London for partnering on this post.

It’s the Most Wonderful Time // Pink & Gold Giveaway Day 6

Pink & Gold Giveaway

It’s Christmas Eve eve! Yup, that’s right! That means that today is our last Most Wonderful Time Giveaway, and this time it’s all about Pink & Gold! Thank you to all of you who have entered throughout this past week! The time you took to comment, follow and just be engaged on my platform has been amazing! Now that you have found us, I do hope you choose to continue to follow along with us and our social media as we plan on bringing so many new and helpful stories and styles in the new year. If you’ve subscribed to our newsletter, you’ll be the first to know all about our posts and news, with an inside scoop to future giveaways and even opportunities only available to our subscribers! Stay tuned!

I am so excited for this Pink & Gold giveaway package! It represents our brand colors and our biggest giveaway this week! The total package includes a Kate Spade Stacy Wallet (similar in link), Gorjana’s Chloe Mini Strand Necklace, Static Nails, Tan-Luxe Face Self-Tanner, and Cassavetes Nail Polish! The entire giveaway is valued at over $250!

Pink & Gold Giveaway

Pink & Gold Giveaway

Pink & Gold Giveaway

Pink & Gold Giveaway

Pink & Gold Giveaway

I hope you’ve enjoyed our first Most Wonderful Time Giveaway this week, and we look forward to doing it again next year! Please feel free to share our post and if you haven’t already, enter our other two giveaways (Day 2 and Day 5) before they end tomorrow!

How to Enter and Rules

1) You’ll enter via the Rafflecopter image box below. Found it? Good! You’ll have to login using your email address or Facebook account.

2) This giveaway will run from December 23rd at 4:00pm and end by Christmas Day, December 25th at 9:00pm. Yes, more time means more chances!

3) The winner will be contacted by email within 48 hours about their win and their name will appear in the Rafflecopter below! 

4) If for any reason the winner cannot be contacted or does not respond within 5 days, an alternate prize winner will be chosen at random.

5) The giveaway is open to US entrants only. No purchase of any kind is necessary to enter or win. Must be 18 years or older to enter.

6) This Season’s Gold is hosting this giveaway and delivering the package to our winner. The brands part of the package are not sponsors of this giveaway.

6) Prize will be mailed to winner upon receipt of delivery name and address.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you so much for entering! Good luck! Be sure to keep checking back for more giveaways until Christmas! Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones!

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time // Giveaway Day 5

Most Wonderful Time Giveaway

Happy Thursday! Continuing our Most Wonderful Time giveaway today, and I couldn’t be more excited! When I think of Christmas, I immediately think of beautifully decorated trees and the richness of the colors from the decor to the extravagant textures of winter fashion. I think green and red! And as quick as winter has arrived at our door step, soon will spring. It is no surprise then that Pantone, the official color authority, has considered “greenery” as the color of Spring 2017! Most Wonderful Time Giveaway So for Day 5 of our Most Wonderful Time giveaway (one more left for tomorrow, and Day 2 is still happening here until December 24th!), it was only fitting to get you ready by giving away this beautifully textured hunter green Juniper hobo bag from Deux Lux (valued at $120) for the holidays! I personally love the space of a hobo bag because I can fit just about everything I need for the day. I can fit my 13″ laptop, my wallet, my makeup bag, my cell phone, my charger, and the unexpected small things I pick up throughout the day. Most Wonderful Time Giveaway   I loved styling the snake textured bag with my hunter green suede shoes to compliment the bag and kept everything else simple in black and white. I added more textures to the look with a chunky sweater and leather jacket. I took my husband’s oversized watch for my self for the day, and I love how it ties the look together. If you’re looking for an early Valentine’s Day gift for your guy, you can get 20% off the Steelmont watch through December 31st with code “ThisSeasonsGold20” right here. Most Wonderful Time Giveawy

Most Wonderful Time Giveaway

Most Wonderful Time Giveaway

Shop the Feature // Michael Kors Jacket (similar on sale!)| Ann Taylor Sweater | Jeans | Gianvito Rossi Shoes | Steelmont Watch (20%o off w/ code ‘thisseasonsgold20’)

 

How to Enter and Rules

1) You’ll enter via the Rafflecopter image box below. Found it? Good! You’ll have to login using your email address or Facebook account.

2) This giveaway will run from December 22nd at 9:30am EST and end on December 24th at 9:30am. Yes, two days means more chances!

3) The winner will be contacted by email within 48 hours about their win and their name will appear in the Rafflecopter below! 

4) The winner will get receive the hunter green Juniper Hobo from Deux Lux valued at $120. If for any reason the color or style is not available at the time, the winner will be notified and a different color/design may be sent.

5) If for any reason the winner cannot be contacted or does not respond within 5 days, an alternate prize winner will be chosen at random.

6) The giveaway is open to US entrants only. No purchase of any kind is necessary to enter or win. Must be 18 years or older to enter.

7) This Season’s Gold is hosting this giveaway and Deux Lux will be responsible for delivering the Juniper Hobo in hunter green to our winner!

6) Prize will be mailed to winner upon receipt of delivery name and address.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you so much for entering! Good luck! Be sure to keep checking back for more giveaways until Christmas! Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones!

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time // Giveaway Day 4

Most Wonderful Time Giveaway

Happy 4th day of giveaways! It really is the most wonderful time of the year! I truly love making people happy. And while I’m no Oprah, just the thought the I can host these great opportunities for others thrills me! As almost any girl knows, InStyle magazine rates pretty high among the best lifestyle magazines today! So when Mila & Such reached out to me, I was excited to know that they not only wanted to let me style one of their lovely scarves, but that they were featured in InStyle as one of the best scarves to purchase! But my favorite part of the story is how the artist & designer Mila Sohn is a woman who tells her story and embraces her strength after life’s unexpected difficulties. Even more amazing is that 5% of each sale from the Mila & Such collection goes to the American Cancer Society which made me love the brand even more! Most Wonderful Time This space has always been both a creative celebration and a place of honor for my own story after a devastating experience. I was drawn to the Birth Scarf, not only because of the color, but also because it truly feels that this space is a new type of birth for me, or better yet, the birth of what never was. So I am honored to be able to give away 20″ scarves, each valued at $45, to two winners! The winners will be able to chose their favorite design from the available collection of small silk scarves seen here. Wonderful Time Giveaway

How to Enter and Rules

1) You’ll enter via the Rafflecopter image box below. Found it? Good! You’ll have to login using your email address or Facebook account.

2) This giveaway will run from December 21st at 8:00am EST and end by December 22nd at 9:30am. Yes, more time means more chances!

3) The two winners will be contacted by email within 48 hours about their win and their name will appear in the Rafflecopter below! 

4) The winners will get to chose one 20″ small scarf from the collection shown here. If scarf choice is not available at the time, the winner will be notified and a scarf design of brand’s choice will be sent.

5) If for any reason the winner(s) cannot be contacted or do not respond within 5 days, an alternate prize winner(s) will be chosen at random.

6) The giveaway is open to US entrants only. No purchase of any kind is necessary to enter or win. Must be 18 years or older to enter.

7) This Season’s Gold is hosting this giveaway and a representative for Mila & Such will be responsible for delivering the scarves to our two winners!

6) Prize will be mailed to winners upon receipt of delivery name and address.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you so much for entering! Good luck! Be sure to keep checking back for more giveaways until Christmas! Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones!

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