WOW!  Can you even believe it? …  yet another year has completely just flown by. … EEK. I still have Holiday gifts to give to some people!  And so, the passing of each year always brings my yearly ritual of recapping just what exactly went down this past year.  So without further ado, how ’bout we get this look-back party started!

January: I started off 2017 sharing my lifelong struggle with my weight.  I truly had no idea that this particular post would resonate with so many people.

Thank you to those of you who have written me to share your stories.  I can absolutely relate to you!  Feel free to write ANY time.

February:  A month filled with high & lows.  The highs were some fun collaborations I had with Banana Republic where it turned out they LOVED how I styled their clothing …

… they even shared this particular image … A LOT. 

But later on this day when I styled this Banana Republic outfit below, my beloved 17 year old Bichon, Murphy, had horrible seizures and after consultations with our vet, we made the decision to put our sweet boy down.   I cried and cried for days ….

and it’s actually quiet difficult for me to look at this picture ^ ^ ^ as I had no idea what was about to happen.


March:  Started off with a bang with numerous collaborations with my friends at Chico’s.  Firstly in California with these Fierce 50 babes …

as well as individual collaborations with Chico’s I had on my own,  including …

in-store Meet & Greets, which are simply just so fun!

And much like the weather we are having now, last year in March while everyone else around the country was digging themselves out of 2 feet of snow, I was sporting this:



April: A month jammed with collaborations with fantastic brands like J.Jill,

Laura Tanzer,

Donald Pliner,

and Armitron Watches.

May:  These two outfits were both photographed in May and quickly became some of my most liked images on Instagram.

Unfortunately I can no longer slither into either of these.  Could it be the never ending Christmas treats?


June:  We brought home VALENTINO!  … also known as “My little lovie” …

Who, frankly, brings me such JOY and filled a sad void in our home.   June was also the month that I launched my most popular video to date.  Let’s watch it again, shall we?

July:  Speaking of launching, July was the month that I finally launched my blog shop, MTT ~ The Collections where I introduced you to my signature bow guard.

… as well as to other fabulous New Mexican made Native American jewelry. To those of you who own these pieces, I hope you are still enjoying them!  And to those of you who have sent me pictures of you wearing them ~  THANK YOU!  Watch for more new pieces to arrive this year.  #YAY

August:  Turned out to be all about experimenting with new shirt shapes.

September had me traveling to New York Fashion Week …

France …

and London.

But what I thought was the most exciting thing about September was creating and releasing the most fun video I have ever made .  Hey, let’s watch this one again, too, shall we?!

October: I shared a few sneak peeks of our new home ~ which we should moving into NEXT month.  #FingersCrossed

November: Had me enjoying Santa Fe …

and then the FAB Soft Surroundings came to town.

December: I wrapped up the year with sales and holiday cheer!

And so that’s it.  WHEW ~  talk about an amazing year!  Although 2017 was fabulous, 2018 already looks promising with 4 major projects already in the works …  and I’m bursting at the seams to share them with you!

I would like to THANK all of you for the continued years of following and friendships. It is because of you that I am able to create fun and exciting content year after year.  Wishing you the most fantastic NEW YEAR, friends!