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A Look Back At 2016

TGIF!  It’s hard to believe that 2017 is just a few days away!  2016 flew by didn’t it?  I am so incredibly grateful for all of the opportunities and experiences I had this year.  My biggest pinch me moment was by far having breakfast with my idol Diane Von Furstenberg inside her NYC apartment.  She is a true inspiration.  I loved getting a private tour of the Met Museum earlier this summer (you can too – details here), traveling all over the world – everywhere from London to Costa Rica, and partnering with incredible brands like Ralph Lauren, Audi, Aerin Lauder, and Eberjey.  I also loved speaking at several conferences this year and meeting/connecting with so many of you in person.  I’ll be speaking at the Create Cultivate conference in NYC in May which I’m super excited about!  Like I mentioned in my birthday post a few weeks back, this year was full of highlights as well as challenges.  2016 was a very humbling year for me and taught me to always trust my gut, speak up for what I believe in, and stay true to myself.  One of the most important things I learned and finally accepted this year, was that there is no such thing as the perfect work/life balance.  It’s impossible to achieve.  Sometimes work will have to come before friends, sometimes friends will come before work, same thing goes for family, and personal time.  Not every aspect of our lives will be in sync and/or get our 100% undivided attention.  I think we can all be pretty hard on ourselves for not “doing it all” and it’s important to remember to be kind to yourself (as cheesy as that may sound!)  Studies actually show that people who think positive thoughts about their bodies while working out, burn more calories.  I personally need to remind myself of this!  So here’s to the New Year and being a little bit kinder and more accepting of ourselves.  Here’s to remembering to “stop and smell the roses” because life really is short.  Don’t overdue it with a million resolutions and don’t fixate on all the things you don’t have/need to achieve this week.  Treat yourself to a fun girls trip or even a solo trip (I did this yoga and surf retreat in July!), get a foot massage (I swear by this place in NYC LOL), or take the day off just because (don’t tell your boss I said so ;))  Cheers to 2017 and thank you as always for reading. xx

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21 Comments

  • Fashionandcash says:

    I love your classic style… Happy New Year!

    December 30, 2016 | Reply
  • Fatima says:

    2016 was an amazing year and to many more prosperous ones!

    xx, Fatima
    http://www.fatimasabri.com

    December 30, 2016 | Reply
  • Dana Mannarino says:

    Congrats on another successful year, Kat. Cheers to 2017!

    Pink Champagne Problems

    December 30, 2016 | Reply
  • Rach says:

    You had an amazing year!! Love your outfits too. Can’t wait to see what you’ll have for us in 2017!

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    December 30, 2016 | Reply
  • Abby says:

    The black swiss dot dress and white Self Portrait dress were my favorite posts of the year. Happy New Year, Kat!

    December 30, 2016 | Reply
  • Sophie says:

    Love all these outfits, your style is so refined!
    http://www.ofsilkandsatin.com

    December 30, 2016 | Reply
  • Diana Elizabeth says:

    You’ve done so much, new blog design too! Love seeing all you accomplish, happy new year!

    December 30, 2016 | Reply
  • Emma Engmark says:

    You simply have the most beautiful style! Love all these outfits.

    http://styleonheels.com/

    December 30, 2016 | Reply
  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    All very beautiful looks for the 2016 … Here’s to a more fabulous 2017 year! :)
    Bonne Annee!

    ❤LA BIJOUX BELLA❤ | BY MIA | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

    December 31, 2016 | Reply
  • Masha says:

    Beautiful post, inspiring and motivating! I’m so excited for all that 2017 will bring!

    January 1, 2017 | Reply
  • Isabella Leyva says:

    You look more than stunning in all your pics! This year I found your blog and fell in love with it keep it up! Happy New Year! I hope this year is full of great things for you!
    xx Isabella from @angulo28blog
    http://www.angulo28blog.com/2016-in-review/

    January 2, 2017 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Thank you so much Isabella!!!

      January 2, 2017 | Reply
  • sherita Rankins says:

    You have definitely had a fashionable year. I love the red coat and your classic denim and heels. I actually walked past you in the meatpacking a few months ago and didn’t realize it until moments later. Have a Happy New Year! http://www.busywifebusylife.com

    January 2, 2017 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Aw thanks Sherita! :)

      January 2, 2017 | Reply
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  • Maggie says:

    Found your site this year and have thoroughly enjoyed your classy style. Thanks for being a positive role model for young and old alike.

    January 3, 2017 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Thank you so much Maggie!

      January 4, 2017 | Reply
  • Emily Piskulick says:

    what a 2016! congrats on all of your success, it’s so exciting to watch! xo

    http://www.dearserendipity.com/

    January 7, 2017 | Reply
  • Ninoschka says:

    Excellent.

    January 9, 2017 | Reply
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