TOP 5 POSTS OF 2016

I know you’re probably being inundated by New Years’ resolutions (from other bloggers, friends, yourself)… But this isn’t a post about resolutions. I kind of don’t believe in them, to be honest. Perhaps it’s because I find NYE to be incredibly overrated and normally somewhat of a disappointment (god, I sound awful, don’t I?!) I just mean that if you want to do something, don’t wait until New Years to do it. Apparently by the middle of January, everyone is feeling terrible about themselves because they’ve failed their New Years resolution(s). So, before we look forward (the next post is all about hangover makeup!), let’s reflect on the best of 2016 🙂

1. HOW TO LOOK BETTER IN PHOTOS

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This was one of those off-the-cuff posts that actually came from a reader’s email. It ended up being the #1 post from 2016!

 

2. HOW TO WEAR PLAID

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I was thrilled that my first collaboration with Old Navy was such a success – I absolutely love mixing high-low brands.

 

3. BEACHY WAVES HAIR TUTORIAL

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This was probably the most requested video of the year for me – I finally revealed all my secrets! 🙂

 

4. SUMMER SANDALS

best of 2016- aritzia cardigan in palm springs

This was a bit of an impromptu shoot (it’s both wonderful and frustrating that those always end up being the best) in Palm Springs. And we are actually going back to FPS (as my Dad calls it – F—ing Palm Springs) at the end of the month, so I’m excited to do some more shoots there!

 

5. CHARLOTTE TILBURY DREAMY LOOK

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2016 was also the year that I finally started filming beauty tutorials and it’s something I will be focusing on in the coming year.

I would love to know what you guys would like to see more of this year (be it beauty tutorials, style, travel or lifestyle)… Let me know in the comments or shoot me a message!

 

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  1. 01.03.2017 / 8:07 am

    Happy New Year, Jill! First, regarding the ON post… I love that this was such a successful post because I love the message it sends. True style is about being able to mix in more more budget friendly pieces. Your style is so authentic and timeless and this post is another testimony to your ability to make everything you put on look incredibly chic…and inspire us all.
    As far as what I’d love in 2017… outfit posts from you make me so happy! They confirm my style instincts and have helped me to step away from the pull to keep up with the constant buying and trend pushing that is such a part of so many other blogs. So, definitely…outfits! Also, loving your beauty tutorials so much. Keep em coming. And, of course…I love little glimpses into your memorable moments like hangin with your pooch, photos with your fiance, etc… Oh, and wedding stuff…I do hope you will share some wedding planning with us!
    XO! Gina

  2. 01.03.2017 / 9:21 am

    Loving all the top posts and happy new year! I have to say I’m with you on NYE being overrated!!
    xx,
    arelisapril.blogspot.com

  3. fashion
    01.09.2017 / 2:24 pm

    I’m thinking of splurging on the celine box bag! My only worry is that the clasp sticks out and thats the only thing I dont like about it, since i’m afriad it will get caught on things and be annoyingly jutting out all the time. What do you think?

    • August Diaries
      01.09.2017 / 5:21 pm

      Ah I’m so excited for you! No, the clasp has never bothered me at all or caught on anything. The leather is very delicate and will scratch more easily than my other bags, just an FYI 🙂

      Hope that’s helpful!

      xx Jill

      • Fashion
        01.09.2017 / 5:55 pm

        Thank you for your response! Speaking of scratching easily, I was also wondering if you have any tips on how to upkeep your more expensive items. I buy nice boots or bags or clothes and am afraid to use them because I dont want them to get ruined/scratched/stained! Maybe you could make a post about this for us klutzes on how to sustain our nicer things? Shoes are my biggest issue because I walk so much 🙂 Thanks!

        • August Diaries
          01.10.2017 / 11:04 pm

          Yes, I have this in the works already!!! 🙂

          xx Jill

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