2016, in pictures.

I think it’s pretty clear by now that I love me a good photo-dump. Sometimes words just aren’t enough, and photos definitely do a solid job of speaking for themselves (something something about 1,000 words..)! For that reason, I decided to put together a photo recap of 2016 in pictures, highlighting parts of this past year that I managed to capture.

Looking back through all of these, I realize that despite the speed bump that was September (getting stalked/harassed through NYC and then having my house broken into, boooo), I actually had a pretty solid year! It’s definitely important to look back and reflect, because sometimes we can lose ourselves in little things, and forget the overall big picture. Yea, there were some crappy moments, but dang if I didn’t do a lot this year!!

2016 in picturesJanuary. I don’t think this was NYE, but I’m sure it was (almost) just as good. I don’t really remember doing much in January, and I assume I was in winter hibernation mode.

2016 in pictures February. I went to South Beach, Miami on a long weekend trip with a friend. (I think we’ll go in Spring next time, February was cooold.)

2016 in picturesFrom one of my very first posts on this blog. Crazy how things have changed!

2016 in pictures 2016 in picturesMarch. Um, hello chia seed pudding. Did you catch that post? When I started really trying to put effort into my blog.

2016 in picturesThe flower show, where I bought a bunch of things, forgetting I had to take em home on a bike~

2016 in picturesPlaying with the amazing light I used to get in my room every day.

2016 in pictures 2016 in picturesApril. One of many trips to Ott’s this year.

2016 in picturesFrom our first day in Kenya.

2016 in picturesOn a safari (can you spy the giraffes??)

2016 in pictures2016 in picturesMay. Attending the art show at the Divine Lorraine, put on by my friends at Decades Hats Co.

2016 in picturesThese are probably from Whole Foods, but seriously, how can you not love tulips in Spring?

2016 in picturesOne of many nights out to watch friends DJ (do you want to hear about those nights??)

2016 in picturesJune. I found so many wild mulberry trees/bushes throughout Philly this year! I think I made it my goal to just find as much wilderness as possible in the city.

2016 in pictures2016 in picturesFrom our first visit to Lil Nonna’s. If you’re ever in Philly, you need to visit.

2016 in pictures 2016 in picturesAnother rad art show our friends put on in South Philly, this time at the Bok.

2016 in picturesJuly. More Ott’s.

2016 in picturesSummer pool days. I definitely regret not having more of them!

2016 in pictures2016 in picturesFrom the Truth to Power art show (seriously, hello art shows).

2016 in picturesSaying good bye to my old bedroom with the best light–

2016 in pictures 2016 in picturesand hello to Spuntino’s gelato–

2016 in picturesas well as my new neighborhood in Philadelphia. (clearly July was a jam-packed month!)

2016 in pictures2016 in picturesAugust. I think this was the month of exploring. I found little alcoves of nature all over Philly.

2016 in picturesSolo trips to all the outdoor summer markets.

2016 in picturesCreeping on friends.

2016 in picturesMy new bedroom jungle.

2016 in picturesDiscovered El Vez nachos are apparently the best nachos ever.

2016 in pictures2016 in picturesI brought my friends to Ott’s, because I wanted everyone to understand my obsession.

2016 in picturesSeptember. This was my toughest month this year. After being harassed in NYC, I was robbed, and felt like I lost myself. I almost took this new apartment, but it got rented out instead (lol tho).

2016 in picturesI remade my space, because I needed to make it mine again. This was a month of self-reflection, frankly.

2016 in picturesOctober. Started finding light within the shadows.

2016 in picturesAnd new friends.

2016 in picturesNovember. I booked a ticket for myself to go to Paris.

2016 in picturesAnd shot my first maternity shoot, ever. Kinda rad to be trusted with that!

2016 in pictures2016 in picturesDecember. Waiting to leave for Paris.

2016 in pictures(a mini sneak peak~)

2016 in picturesParisian boulevard.

2016 in pictures2016 in picturesI came home to the littlest whisper of Christmas, where my boyfriend decorated with string lights and little stockings. ♥

Did you look back on 2016? How was it overall??
Do you think the good outweighed the bad?


  1. Chelsea December 27, 2016 / 11:12 pm

    So many incredible moments captured from the year! I love that you explored so much in Philly. And yes, El Vez nachos are seriously the best!!!! I love the pictures of Paris, I’m headed there in a month and I cant wait!!

    xx Chelsea

    • thegoldsister@gmail.com
      December 27, 2016 / 11:46 pm

      I love exploring Philly! I end up on the silliest little side streets all the time just from wandering. If you have any questions/want suggestions for Paris, I’ll def offer some up! :)) x

  2. Atim I EffiFit December 28, 2016 / 5:50 pm

    What an adventure packed 2016 you had! Cheers to more adventures in 2017!

  3. Chasa Fulkerson December 28, 2016 / 7:37 pm

    Even though you had some rough patches, it seems like you had an amazing year! I must go to Otts! It looks amazing! The apartment that got away had amazing light! I think your over all year was good! Such a good post! I enjoyed looking at all the pictures!

  4. shalama December 30, 2016 / 11:48 pm

    Looks like you had a pretty awesome year with a variety of things that you were able to do. Photos help capture the year and a great way to remember it.

  5. Dahlia December 31, 2016 / 11:36 am

    What an amazing year! So many great memories! Here’s to 2017!

  6. Jennifer December 31, 2016 / 5:29 pm

    Wow what a gorgeous photo diary! I love SoBe, too, it’s a good winter escape. It looks like you had an abundant year. Happy new year! ❤

  7. Jamie Marie January 7, 2017 / 11:34 am

    this is seriously amazing, and I’m not quite sure why I haven’t been following you since the beginning. miss you, lets play soon.

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