I’m gearing up to hit the ground running into 2018, but I always make it a point to look back on my posts at the end of each year and highlight my favorites. There is a lot of content floating around on this blog, and my “Best of Elle Apparel” posts are a great way to scroll through a little highlight reel to see if anything catches your fancy. If you are new to reading Elle Apparel, its also a great way to play catch up. I often get asked questions on my instagram to do posts that I have already written, and it’s nice to bring them back to light every once in a while. I hope this is a helpful way to see a lot of the kind of content I have already covered all in one place…
HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2017
- I went to London and Paris with Garrett to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. You can see all of my posts from the trip here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. And pictures from our Paris anniversary shoot here.
- I attended my third NYFW, and got to meet with new brands I had been so excited to speak with. You can see all of my NYFW posts here, here, here, here, here and here.
- I wore A LOT of blush (here, here, here, here, and here).
- I also wore a lot of bathing suits and got to spend lots of time at the beach here, here, here, here, and here.
- I opened up about the struggle I’ve had with postpartum hair loss after each of my pregnancies.
- We did a couple really fun getaways as a family to downtown L.A. and Big Bear.
- I created a workout video of my full squat and push-up gym routine for you guys to do along with me.
- I got to do a lot of more personal posts with Garrett this year, and even let him write half of this post without me being able to see any of it beforehand! I even got to brag on him a little bit in this post.
- I hired a personal assistant!
- I started the Elle Apparel Monthly Dress Series and created three unique dresses inspired by the colors and holidays from that particular month: The October Dress, The November Dress, and The December Dress.
- We moved! And we did it during the busiest season of the year. We finally have the space we’ve been hoping for, and it’s been a dream!
*I broke the links for my outfits into 2 sections, so you don’t have to do as much scrolling back and forth
1. BLUSH RUFFLE SWEATER || 2. BLUSH DRESS AND LACE TOP || 3. LONG CAMEL COAT || 4. OLIVE JOGGERS || 5. OVERSIZED CHUNKY CARDIGAN || 6. FLORAL CROP TOP || 7. WHITE BLOUSE AND BLACK LEATHER JACKET || 8. LEMON BATHING SUIT || 9. STRIPED BEACH DRESS || 10. DENIM ON DENIM || 11. WIDE LEG PANTS || 12. WHITE RUFFLE SLEEVE DRESS || 13. LEATHER SKIRT || 14. PAJAMA TOP AND MILITARY JACKET || 15. GREEN DRESS & DENIM VEST
16. BLUE BOW SLEEVE TOP || 17. BOYFRIEND JEANS AND GOLD SHOES || 18. EMBROIDERED LEATHER JACKET || 19. PINK LACE DRESS || 20. LONG DUSTER CARDIGAN || 21. YELLOW FLORAL SKIRT || 22. LONG BLACK DRESS || 23. NAVY TROUSERS || 24. RED POM DRESS || 25. TURQUOISE DRESS || 26. BLACK AND WHITE EMBELLISHED TOP || 27. BELTED MIDI SKIRT || 28. OLIVE MILITARY JACKET || 29. OLIVE JUMPSUIT || 30. FUR VEST
1. MY UPPER THIGH LEG KICK WORKOUT ROUTINE || 2. MY FULL SQUAT/PUSH-UP GYM ROUTINE (+ WORKOUT VIDEO) || 3. MY OUTER THIGH WORKOUT FOR LONGER LEANER THIGHS (YOU CAN DO FROM HOME!) || 4. MY FAVORITE ACTIVE WEAR PICKS
1. 3 THINGS I DO TO MAKE MY HAIR GROW FASTER || 2. A MOTHER’S DAY GIFT SHE IS SURE TO LOVE || 3. 8 THINGS THAT BOOST MY CONFIDENCE || 4. A SKIN TRANSFORMATION: THE MIRACLE WATER THAT HAS ME HOOKED || 5. A NEW SKINCARE ROUTINE || 6. A HAIR STORY (DEALING WITH POSTPARTUM HAIR LOSS)
1. MINI ME STYLE || 2. VACATION RECREATION || 3. TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY PICTURES || 4. MAKING THE MOST OF SUMMER || 5. A WEEKEND DOWNTOWN || 6. GAME ON || 7. 7 THINGS I DO AT THE BEGINNING OF EVERY SCHOOL YEAR || 8. FAMILY KICKS MADE TO LAST || 9. 4 WAYS MY HUSBAND SUPPORTS MY BUSINESS CAREER (AND WHY IT WOULDN’T WORK WITHOUT HIM!) || 10. ALL DRESSED UP (+ 10 FUN FACTS ABOUT US) || 11. TEN. (5 THINGS WE’VE LEARNED OVER THE PAST TEN YEARS OF MARRIAGE)
1. BARLOW FAMILY CHRISTMAS CARDS 2017 || 2. OUR POLAR EXPRESS TRADITION || 3. EMERALD & BLACK HOLIDAY LOOK || 4. 20 HILARIOUS WHITE ELEPHANT GIFT IDEAS + TIPS FOR THROWING A COUPLES HOLIDAY PARTY || 5. 2 CASUAL FESTIVE LOOKS TO WEAR WITH BLACK PANTS || 6. AN EMERALD HOLIDAY || 7. OUR BIG BEAR FAMILY TRIP FAVORITES || 8. 4TH OF JULY STYLED TWO WAYS || 9. PUMPKIN PATCH || 10. THE BEST AMERICANA SWEATSHIRTS FOR SUMMER || 11. MAKING FATHER’S DAY MEMORABLE || 12. METALLIC NEW YEARS EVE
FAVORITE BRANDS I WORKED WITH IN 2017
- KATE SPADE
- AMERICAN EAGLE
- JARED THE GALLERIA OF JEWELRY
- RACK ROOM SHOES
- LIVERPOOL JEANS