2016: The Year of KISS




2016 is upon us. I wasn’t going to do a year end post, but I’ve enjoyed reading so many of my favourite bloggers best of 2015 posts and their resolutions for the upcoming year which made me want to start thinking about my 2016!

One of my favourite posts I shared in 2015 with you lovely readers was about feeling overwhelmed and having to let things go (read it here). I’ve been thinking a lot since writing that post about how I stress too much about the little things, instead of what really matters in life- people. 2016 is going to be the year of KISS for me, Keep It Simple Sweetheart. I know the typical acronym uses the word stupid, but there is no reason for the sort of negative self depreciation, sweetheart is a much better option! I’m not going to beat myself up when things get done a day late, or I forget to do a task, or I don’t get all the errands done. 2016 is about spending quality time with those I love, and taking time to focus on my inner joy and peace. I’m still brainstorming about what I want out of 2016, but here are my starting goals for the New Year:

1: Put people first: Take a friend for coffee at least 1x a week.

2: Inner and outer health- yoga at least 2x a week.

3: My personal happiness: Blog at least 3x a week.

4: For personal growth: Read more books! (Suggestions welcome, I’m putting a list together!)

I’m all about starting things when one thinks about them, instead of waiting a day or two. So here it goes: These pictures are from a photoshoot I did a while ago, but I couldn’t narrow down the pics for a post so I posted one on Instagram and put the rest away. This week I decided I don’t need to share a ton of them, or spend hours editing- these are the ones I like and showcase the scarf and acessories like I wanted to! Easy peasy lemon squeazy.

Here’s to taking life one day at a time, putting people before anythings else, and taking time one’s self. I wish you all the best in 2016, may it be full of love, joy, and laughter.

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  1. Samantha
    January 12, 2016 / 12:44 pm

    These are really great goals xoxo I am looking forward to reading Make Mine Maroon through the year 2016!! xoxo Samantha

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 12, 2016 / 12:46 pm

      Thank you for the support love!!! I really hope you enjoy it and that your 2016 is spectacular! Hugs, Kait

  2. Maggie Adhami-Boynton
    January 4, 2016 / 8:55 pm

    Love this Kait! It’s so good! Hoping your 2016 is amazing as you hope xo

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 4, 2016 / 8:57 pm

      You’re so sweet Maggie! Thank you gorgeous. Hugs, Kait

  3. Abby
    January 4, 2016 / 8:05 pm

    I love this scarf – beautiful print. Love that top knot too!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 4, 2016 / 8:21 pm

      Thank you love! Haha the top knot is my everyday lazy go to. Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 4, 2016 / 5:50 pm

      I love following new pages! Checking you out now. Hugs, Kait

  4. Ruthie
    January 4, 2016 / 2:06 am

    Loving the look and your goals are amazing!! You will for sure meet those goals!!

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 4, 2016 / 5:46 pm

      Thank you for all the support! You and Annie seriously changed my blogging life with the Style Collective group btw. Hugs, Kait

  5. January 2, 2016 / 1:15 am

    Love your 2016 resolution. You are so beautiful and inspiring!
    Best wishes for 2016.
    Xo, Raysa

  6. Pear
    January 1, 2016 / 9:00 pm

    Such a cute look! Really love your scarf!

    Also, I love your resolutions esp reading more for personal growth – that’s on my list as well! 🙂


    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 1, 2016 / 9:02 pm

      I’m so excited for this year; I just know it’s going to be a good one. Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 1, 2016 / 7:58 pm

      Thank you so much! I hope your first day of 2016 has been amazing. Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 1, 2016 / 7:23 pm

      Thank you love! Happy New Year. Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 1, 2016 / 5:21 pm

      Thank you so much for being so sweet! Happy New Year beautiful! Hugs, Kait

  7. janna doan
    January 1, 2016 / 3:44 pm

    kait–great, inspiring post!!! your goals seem very similar to my life!! my favorite book is the alchemist, the kite runner, and a thousand splendid suns! xoxo,

    janna | http://www.jannadoan.com

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 1, 2016 / 4:03 pm

      Thank you so much Janna! I love saying it as a life goal, rather than a New Year’s goal. I love the Alchemist!!!! I have read Kite Runner, but I’ll definitely check out A Thousand Splendid Suns. Happy New Year gorgeous! Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 1, 2016 / 4:01 pm

      Thank you so much! Have a super fantastic New Year. <3 Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 1, 2016 / 4:01 pm

      Happy New Year love!!! I’m so glad we were able to as well, and I can’t wait to grow in 2016 together. Hugs, Kait

  8. Len Parent
    January 1, 2016 / 1:23 pm

    Gorgeous doll! Such lovely pictures! Wish you all the best for 2016 babe!
    Much love, Len

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 1, 2016 / 1:38 pm

      I hope yours is equally as wonderful beautiful! Can’t wait to follow along on your adventures in 2016. Hugs, Kait

  9. IMAN
    January 1, 2016 / 9:02 am

    Love the print and colours on that scarf! Happy new year beautiful!



    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 1, 2016 / 1:38 pm

      Thanks Iman! It’s super huge which I love. Happy New Year gorgeous! Hugs, Kait

  10. January 1, 2016 / 12:50 am

    This is such a great post! You are so inspiring! So glad to have gotten to know you better in 2016!

    Molly |www.stylemissmolly.com

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 1, 2016 / 1:37 pm

      Same to you Molly!!!! I’m so glad we connected and can’t wait this upcoming year. Hugs, Kait

  11. Jenn
    December 31, 2015 / 10:40 pm

    I love your year end post! 2015 was a wonderful year for many of us and I hope 2016 will bring even better things. I love your resolution: KISS. We shouldn’t be too hard on ourselves if we don’t get things done. We are only humans and can only do so much. Accomplish one thing at a time.

    The Pink Lemonade Girl

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 1, 2016 / 1:36 pm

      You are so on point! 2015 was definitely a great year, and I think that’s going to roll right into 2016. Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 1, 2016 / 1:36 pm

      It’s a work in progress for sure! Thank you for stopping by and have a super New Year! Hugs, Kait

  12. December 31, 2015 / 9:30 pm

    Your blog is beautiful Kait! ? Hope you have an awesome New Year! 🙂

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 1, 2016 / 1:35 pm

      Thank you so much Stephanie! I hope yours is phenomenal. Hugs, Kait

  13. Jenna at Boston Chic Party
    December 31, 2015 / 6:23 pm

    Love your list of goals for the New Year- they are all fabulous! I have a few similar, but also want to try to read more. If you haven’t read All The Light We Cannot See, I’d definitely recommend it- heartbreaking, but amazing! Happy New Year! xoxo, Jenna
    Boston Chic Party

    • Kait Elizabeth
      December 31, 2015 / 6:38 pm

      Jenna, I will definitely check it out and add it to the list! I hope you have a fantastic evening, and that your New Year is full of love and laughter. Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      December 31, 2015 / 6:46 pm

      I’ll definitely add it to my list!!!! I hope you have a wonderful NYE and may 2016 be full of love and laughter. Hugs, Kait

  14. Nada
    December 31, 2015 / 3:10 pm

    Amazing look ! 🙂
    please follow my blog : THE COLORFUL THOUGHTS

  15. Anna
    December 31, 2015 / 3:41 pm

    Great post! We have to keep reminding ourselves over and over to focus on what matters most and not to sweat the small stuff. Reading this is another reminder 🙂

    • Kait Elizabeth
      December 31, 2015 / 4:46 pm

      You are so right! I hope you have a fantastic New Year Anna!!!!! Hugs, Kait

  16. Alice
    December 31, 2015 / 2:09 pm

    Great list! I think I’ll be taking some cues from this, I do need to remember to take care of myself 😉 Thanks for sharing. Happy 2016!

    • Kait Elizabeth
      December 31, 2015 / 4:45 pm

      We all do! Everything gets so busy it’s on the bottom all women’s list. Happy New Year Gorgeous! Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      December 31, 2015 / 4:44 pm

      Happy New Year to you as well! Thank you for stopping by. Hugs, Kait

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