dear 2017

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happy new year’s eve! as is tradition around these parts, i’ve rounded up my favorite posts from the year. feel free to read it like a slow motion montage set to some indie playlist (with lots of haim, our favorite band) for a more dramatic effect. or you know, over a cup of coffee like a normal person.

at any rate, i have to hand it to 2017 -it was a really really great year (at least personally speaking). mostly because i got myself a husband and a new last name but also because it meant little victories in terms of the blog as well. i was accepted into the rewardstyle program (the thing you always see in my instagram posts), was able to partner with some of my favorite brands, and continued to grow my instagram following (if you’re not already following, you can find me here). i can only hope that 2018 has even more in store. so until then, here’s a look back at some of my favorite outfits from the past year:

in january i wore:



wide-leg cropped jeans (once)


& three times (thus starting the obsession)

oh and a wedding dress (!)


in february i wore:



maybe my favorite outfit of the year?

my best french girl look

white and pink for valentine’s day

my best hockey game outfit

and a wicked faux fur bomber jacket


in march i wore:



stripes on stripes (for national stripes day!)

striped pants styled three ways (one, two, three)

even more stripes with khaki

a cold-shoulder top

and florals for spring (groundbreaking)


in april i wore:



straw sandals

the cutest (and comfiest) striped pants

a dress that made me feel like the prettiest princess

pom pom flats

and i brought back my “it’s friday, i’m in love” series


in may i wore:



my version of may grey

two ruffled wrap skirts (here & here)

oh and appropos of nothing, here’s a link to our wedding video just because


in june i wore:




a jumpsuit (on my 32nd birthday)

blue & white

an off-the-shoulder chambray dress

red, white & fruit

and a summer dress in front of my favorite pink wall 


in july i wore:



the comfiest joggers ever

a tank with the cutest bow detail

and a very patriotic ensemble (for the 4th!)


in august i wore:



eyelet + shorts + summer sunflowers

and then more eyelet (and another favorite outfit of 2017)

and of course, my first encounter with everlane wide-leg crops*

*clearly 2017 was the year of the wide-leg cropped silhouette


in september i wore:



a beret –oui oui!

a gingham dress while snacking on rxbars (a partnership!)

a new way to wear a bandana

and another pair of everlane wide-leg crops (because the obsession is real)


in october i wore:



some new sunnies

a second pair of my beloved cindy karen joggers

hoop earings

fringe suede booties

and the prettiest lace bell-sleeve top to my friend’s baby sprinkle


in november i wore:



the coziest ruffled top

my new favorite bright pink lipstick

layers for a trip to disneyland

plus the best beanies + puffer vests to keep you warm


in december i wore:



the best damn jeans

blouson sleeves two ways

my new favorite outfit formula

and i discussed the items in my closet that i’ve worn a zillion times

plus my favorite things from 2017


i know 2017 hasn’t been the best of years -globally speaking, but in our household it was pretty exciting with a wedding and a honeymoon. so i’m excited for what 2018 has in store for both shawna leeann (the blog) and for #teamrivera, too.

may your new year’s eve celebrations be filled laughter and libations and may this next year be filled with the best of everything. i am continually grateful for the support and love of this little internet community and if i could hug you all in person, just know that i would.

thank you so much for following along! here’s to bigger and better things in 2018.


p.s. read my previous letters to 2016, 2015, 2014 & 2013

  • Mom
    December 31, 2017

    Enjoyed hearing about all your experiences in 2017. Of course, my favorite was January 21. I know God has big plans for #teamrivera for 2018 and I can’t wait to see them unfold. Love you to the !

    • srivera
      January 4, 2018

      Love YOU, momma. We are so excited for what this year has in store.

  • Aunt Teresa
    January 1, 2018

    Oh my… what a perfect send off to 2017. Each picture showcased your style and personality. I don’t have a favorite… they’re all that good.
    Love to both of you. May the blessings of 2018 be too numerous.

    • srivera
      January 4, 2018

      Thank you as always for your sweet and thoughtful words. What a year it as and hopefully what a year 2018 will be!

      Love to you always.

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