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There has never been a year when I haven't wished you Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

I missed every single one of those this time around and I feel horrible. Crazed and dazed I have been. Styling has been at an all-time high, the health component to my business continues to grow and add to that life in general — I got lost in it all. And I apologize.

I love heading into a fresh new year. 2017 is going to teach me a thing or two. Especially in time management. Making an impact, whatever the capacity, continues to be my focus. For my family. My friends. My clients. With my faith wrapped around them all.

As I forge ahead, I plan to take notes along the way to ensure I stay aligned with my purpose. It's that important to me. Not to bring on pressure. Just to hold myself accountable. In all areas of my life.

What has 2016 taught you? And what do you want to get out of 2017?

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msgmcoat

The last few months have been a whirlwind of styling. And in that time, I have come across some amazing pieces to help my clients step outside of the box and inject splashes of fun into their wardrobes.

Of course what we wear serves a purpose, a function. However, what we wear is also an extention of our personality. It's what we communicate to the world about us, a little bit at a time. Staying true to your individual style is important. But know, there is absolutely nothing wrong with adding a few surprises into the mix. The giddy factor is ever important.

This bold, color block coat in an argyle design does just that. MSGM got it right by providing both typical and atypical outerwear this season. Tailored in Italy from wool-blend felt, this cocooning style is finished with smooth satin lining that effortlessly slips over shirts, knitwear and dresses.

Available at MSGM and Net-a-Porter

devonleighThere is another side to my simple self. You know, the one that loves a little drama from time to time — whether it be in accessories or clothing.

In this case, it's in the form of a necklace by Devon Leigh.

The mix of wide link chain, faceted aquamarine beads and the carved cross pendant makes this piece special and interesting. Well traveled.

Devon Leigh features one-of-a-kind edgy designs that create a stir. Winner of the Dallas Fashion Award and Rising Star Award nominee, this Los Angeles native combines a modern mix of natural semiprecious stones and rich metals. Her work is continually evolving, showcasing pieces that reflect her vision. 

Pair this with a basic foundation and level up your style.

Available at Neiman Marcus

There is something about that lived-in look to a boot. Easy. Casual. No fuss.

This black suede and leather laceless desert boot from Marsèll is perfect for most of life's everyday occasions. Instantly recognizable by a use of washed leather finishes and fluid shapes, the Italian artisanal label is known for its nonchalant take on luxury. The shoes are carefully handcrafted with a worn-in look for a modern appeal.

A shoe that will take you far.

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Available at Farfetch

kittybucket

It's not just Charlotte Olympia having fun this fall.

Fendi brought out the little monster not too long ago. And this season, the line's embellished tote is sporting a funny face.

The buckets, totes and backpacks from CO this fall are adorable — and in so many colors and textures! However, this Feline Bucket Bag takes the cake. Featuring a galvanised brass face inlay, this lightweight black calfskin shoulder bag includes an internal zip pocket and an adjustable slide-through leather strap. 

Though I lean toward the practical side in handbags, I can't help but wonder if my days might be a bit brighter with this little guy by my side.