Hope for a Happy New Year!

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skirt, snow, asos, one hope, champagne, new year, sweater
skirt, snow, asos, one hope, champagne, new year, sweater
skirt, snow, asos, one hope, champagne, new year, sweater skirt, snow, asos, one hope, champagne, new year, sweater
skirt, snow, asos, one hope, champagne, new year, sweater
skirt, snow, asos, one hope, champagne, new year, sweater

SEATER: Forever 21 | SKIRT: c/o ASOS | HEELS: similar here (sale!) | EARRINGS: similar here ($15!) | LIPS: MAC Snob | CHAMPAGNE: c/o One Hope

2016 has been a year that I thought would be a little different than how it turned out. The twists and turns of life happen to do that to us. I am thankful the strength I have built in 2016 and am ready to take 2017 with both hands. I want to do so many things differently this next year that my list of fixes could be miles long. I decided to give myself a word to concentrate on this next year, that word is


Looking back at this year, I am filled with awe. Topknots and Pearls has come so far in 12 short months. Through bumps and bruises, it has thrived. This is all thanks to YOU. Every comment, every read post, every like, every email, and every ounce of encouragement you have sent my way: is the reason why Topknots and Pearls is thriving. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you do for me and this hobby turned small business. 

Jason and I have sat back and thought through all the things we have accomplished together for the blog. I seriously could not do what I do without the help of my sweet and encouraging hubby. 98% of the photos you see are taken by him. He isn’t a professional photographer, he is a husband that has learned a trade to make this blog possible! He puts up with my every pose, critique when it’s not needed, and every tear I shed when I get overwhelmed. I am proud to call him my partner in both, business and in life. I feel privileged that he enters into this crazy blogging world with me!

For 2017, I have HOPE for treasured time with my hubby perfecting this blog. I have HOPE for trials that strengthen me mentally. I have HOPE for the encouragement I can bring to you through this blog. I have HOPE for knowledge that I can learn and then in return, share with you here. I have HOPE for goals to be met that will allow me to keep doing what I love. I have HOPE for 2017.

Thank you for all that YOU do for Topknots and Pearls. Happy New Year! 

PS this One Hope Champagne comes in gold and colored glitter. With each bottle sold, they provide 15 meals to a child in need. They support many non-profits with each type of wine sold. 



  1. January 3, 2017 / 6:25 pm

    I love this post and what an amazing charity! xx

    • January 5, 2017 / 10:28 pm

      Isn’t their charity work amazing!

  2. January 3, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    I love that skirt!! What a beautiful setting for the photos. fabulous!

  3. January 3, 2017 / 9:59 pm

    wow, what a beautiful shoot, outfit, and snow field. You are so lucky to get that beautiful backdrop.

    lindsay | sell eat love

    • January 5, 2017 / 10:28 pm

      I was so lucky this year, we have had a couple snow storms! After living in SoCal for 4 years, I have been freezing but loving life!

  4. January 3, 2017 / 10:47 pm

    This look is so stunning!! Love how the champagne bottle matches your outfit. Soo cute! xo

    • January 5, 2017 / 10:27 pm

      I am so glad you caught that! I had to match my champagne!

  5. January 4, 2017 / 2:59 pm

    this is the prettiest outfit! love the soft colors!!

  6. Anna Cobbs
    January 4, 2017 / 3:40 pm

    This is such a beautiful winter look!!! Gorgeous!

  7. Lauren
    January 4, 2017 / 3:42 pm

    These pictures are gorgeous! I looove your hair and that skirt!

    Lauren | Disco Daydream

  8. January 5, 2017 / 12:52 am

    aw i love this skirt!! it’s such a pretty look and with the snow as background you look amazing! best wishes in 2017!

    • January 5, 2017 / 10:25 pm

      Best wishes to you Stefanie! Snow is the best backdrop for photos, even if I am freezing! #worthit

    • January 5, 2017 / 10:25 pm

      I wear this skirt all the time! It’s so comfortable!

    • January 9, 2017 / 11:14 am

      Thank you!! I have worn this skirt so many times, I need it in every color! XO

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