2015 was the year I launched this little blog of mine. Melissa Takes Fashion has given me a space to document all my favorite mom moments (there are plenty of not-so-awesome days, too, but these don’t make it onto the blog because who has time to be photographing temper tantrums and escape artistry!). Putting together my very first end-of-the-year post is daunting, but looking back at my outfits and published content is a fun way to reflect and see exactly what I’m putting out there to you all. In my first year of blogging, I think I did a good job of showing you that busy moms can still look fashionable and fun. (Just say no to mom jeans, am I right or amIright!?!) This was my number one reason for starting this blog – to inspire other moms to remember ourselves, too, and to do what makes us feel good on occasion (which may not always center around a tiny human), and hopefully I have done a little of this.
I would have liked to show more ways to style/layer a summer dress in the fall, but to be honest, the weather here in Chicago has been crazy unseasonably warm. (I’m not mad about this, though.) I’m really excited for 2016 and you’ll see more posts dedicated to hair and beauty. I’ll show you how to adapt your closet to trends, as well as time-saving tricks for putting together edited, styled looks for the mom-on-the-go. (I’m currently eyeing this swing dress, this body-con dress, this ikat print top, this leopard calf hair heel, and this snake embossed leather clutch from the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale, going on now through January 3rd!)
I’ve always been the type of person who never wants to be complacent; instead I embrace change and seek ways to improve. If there’s anything you would like to see in 2016, I’d love to hear from you in the comments. Again, thank you for stopping by here and on Instagram each and every day. Happy last week of 2015, and here’s to a new year!
Here’s 12 of my favorite looks and “mom moments” from this past year – you can click under each image to see the original post!