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Stacie Raye: Looking Back at 2016

Hey, everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! It's hard to believe that another year is coming to an end.

a woman standing by a pond

This year has had it's fair share of ups and downs, just like any other. That's just life, right? But as for this little blog of mine, 2016 has been great.

Every year, I like to take a look back at the milestones in my life and share some of the highlights with you all.

A Look Back at 2016

a woman with short hair

I started off the year with a fresh haircut. they say when a woman cuts her hair, she's about to change her life. I don't know about that, but I kinda want to cut my hair again. We'll see what 2017 brings me.

a pug

Our family said goodbye to our dog Zack in May. It was really tough on me and I wanted to share about my experience on my blog but didn't until much later. Read more about it here.

I had been contemplating a blog name change for some time and I changed my name from Stacie Sayz So to Stacie Raye. Stacie Raye is what my dad used to call me and has a special meaning to me. It just made sense to switch the name since this blog has a special place in my heart as well.

ladies in front of hotel

In September, I took a trip to Wisconsin for a one of a kind experience with Kohl's. I met these awesome ladies and formed great relationships that I know will continue to grow throughout the years. Besides the wonderful opportunity, I learned a ton of fashion advice and my confidence improved a ton!

a baby

I am a grandmother the second time around and I'm loving this little girl right here!

Late this year, I had an emergency appendectomy the day before Thanksgiving and I've been in recovery since. Thank God I'm feeling much better and I can't wait to return to normal life.

My Favorite Blog Post

a woman posing in black outfit

My favorite blog posts were the Style for Every Body Series. I'd love for you to take a look if you haven't already.

Kohl's Style for Every Body Campaign - My Very First Fashion Shoot

Kohl's Style for Every Body: It's All About the Ankle Detail

Kohl's Style for Everybody: The Feminine Blouse

Kohl's Style for Every Body: The Last Layer

Your Favorite Blog Post

a thred up box

I'm always intrigued to see what my most popular blog post for the year ends up being. This year,
you all wanted to know about my first time using Thred Up and how it works. Hmmph, maybe I need to do a few more posts on ThredUp. We shall see.

All in all, it was a good year and I'm looking forward to more blessings in 2017!

Was 2016 good to you? Do tell!


  1. 2016 was rough but, did have good in it. Life. I'm hopeful for bright things in 2017. I loved following your year. Blessings for a good 2017 for you & your family.xo Theresa @dearcreatives

    1. I agree, there were definitely rough times for me as well, but I'm hoping for more peace in 2017. Blessings to you too dear!

  2. I really enjoyed watching your journey! Congrats on that new grandbaby!

  3. I love the end of the year reflections. I did not know you had to have surgery but I am glad to hear that you are bouncing back and getting to your old self again! Hoping 2017 is even better!

  4. 2016 was a great year for me! I had come off some rough ones in 2014 & 2015 but I felt like 2016 was good to me! Love this post of you reflecting on your year! Especially loved your Kohl's post...good stuff, especially when you re-gain your self confidence!!

  5. Great look back. You had a fab year! And what a cute grandbaby!

  6. Yes, it was a year of ups and downs, but we can't let that stop us. Congrats on revamping the blog.

  7. Awww, look at the baby. SOO precious! Cheers to a great 2017!

  8. Aside from having to get rid of your dog, 2016 was great for you. I remember that shoot, too. You looked amazing!

  9. Looks likes 2016 was a good year for you.. LOVED that haircut. Congratulations on all the opportunities and your beautiful grandbaby!

  10. You are just too sharp! I'm loving all the photos of you. I didn't know about the hair cutting quote. If it's true, I may be overdue for a new hair style.

  11. Here is cheers to a wonderful and fun filled 2017!!!


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