2015: the year that was

Nikki ParkinsonLife 51 Comments

I’m a planner. I like to be organised. It doesn’t always come together but generally that planning and organisation helps to keep me on some kind of track.


It just kind of happened. I’d set out with good intentions in January to make big goals for the year but then the year started and it just took off at such a crazy pace that I didn’t get that chance.

Turns out this was a good strategy. 

The year that was has been a GOOD one.

It’s been an incredible year for me professionally – winning the Queensland micro-business of the year at the Telstra Business Awards was beyond exciting.

Styling You wins Telstra Business Award (QLD - micro business)

Being included in a catalogue for iconic Australian fashion store Katies? Not bad for this *ahhemm* mature chick.

Katies Off Shoulder maxi dress

Being an ambassador for fabulous home-grown brands? I just love being able to introduce you to brands such as FRANKiE4 and PeriCoach.

FRANKiE4 Footwear SS15-16 | BELiNDA wedges

Celebrating two years of sharing my daily #everydaystyle outfit on Instagram with a bunch of amazingly stylish women who do the same? One of the best afternoons of the year.

Styling You #everydaystyle lunch

Launching the Styling You Shop concept? It’s been great to bring you a seasonal edit three times this year. Stay tuned for next year’s shop edits where we show you 28 ways to wear a seasonal capsule wardrobe that you can buy there and then.

Personally, I’ve been able to enjoy some amazing experiences with my family. Hello photoshoot in Paris with the awesome Carla Coulson

Ruby Yaya dress | Frankie4 Footwear wedges | Paris | Photo by: Carla Coulson

and Aperol Spritz sessions in Italy.

Gallipoli, Puglia, Italy

I want to thank YOU though. Without you showing up and reading my blog every day or every week, there would be none of the above.

You’re the reason I log on each day. The Styling You community is all kinds of awesome. You’re kind, supportive and non-judgemental of myself – and each other.

Women supporting other women.

For 2016, I wish for more of the same and I hope you’ll join me on the blog to promote that.

Top 10 posts on Styling You 2015


How to update your wardrobe for winter 2015


What to pack for Europe in spring


Spring 2015 Styling You shop


Spring summer 2015 fashion trends


Summer 2015 Styling You shop


9 tips for packing clothes for a trip away


Autumn-winter 2015 Styling You shop


What to pack for a European summer holiday


What jeans are in fashion 2015


Autumn winter 2015 fashion trends – what to buy now

I’ll be taking a little break across the festive season and the first week in January when I’ll be hitting the beach for a week with friends and family.

There will be some posts on the blog next week, including a post to get your head in the right space for the New Year. I’m leaving the laptop at home when I’m at the beach {I KNOW – who am I?}.

Don’t fear, I’ll still be popping in on Instagram and Facebook.

Have a wonderful festive season. DO hug your loved ones tight and reach out to someone who might be finding this time of year difficult.

Tell me, what’s on the menu Christmas Day? Are you heading away on holidays?

Comments 51

  1. Congrats on a fabulous year! You’re such an inspiration to so many. I’ve loved meeting you IRL at one of your book events & at the MBF event. Hope you and your family enjoy a well earned rest & quality time together. Xx

  2. What a wonderful year – one of my 2015 highlights was meeting you at the Olympus lunch at the QT in Sydney – love your work, lady! Hope you have a magical Christmas and a 2016 jam packed with even more fabulous1

  3. Loved everything you shared Nikki, esp your adventures in Italy and France. So many great beauty tips and brands that you make me aware of. Model and me is a favourite too.
    I too catch up with you over toast and a cuppa at 6am before my my workday starts.
    Have a Merry Christmas
    Cheekie x

  4. You have really had quite a year…amazing! Thank your for the inspiration and for ‘staying real’. Enjoy time with your family & friends and Cheers to a fantastic 2016 🙂

  5. Merry Xmas to you and your family. Enjoy the festive season and a well deserved break. I’m looking forward to your blog again in 2016 xx

  6. Merry Christmas Nikki ,may you and your family have wonderful Christmas and a safe and healthy,happy New Year.
    Thank YOU very much for your blog and also for being a thoughtful and kind person,much love Xx

  7. Merry Christmas Nikki. This year has been an incredible one for you and I hope that 2016 will also be another brilliant year for you. Enjoy time away with your family and friends and see you next year. xx

  8. Bloody legend!!! Well done on your fabulous achievements for 2015, what a cracker!!! Definitely well deserved, so happy for you. Good things happen to good people! Have a wonderful Christmas and holiday at the beach – yay to leaving the laptop behind. xxxx

  9. Have a wonderful Christmas and Holiday! What a wonderful year 2015 has been for you! I have no doubts 2016 will bring many more successes!

  10. congratulations on your achievements nikki!
    you are deservedly reaping your rewards hun!
    thankyou for being an inspiration to women!
    just imagine if your mother had let you have a barbie doll! meh!
    could have gone in a different direction!
    thankyou lovely nikki! much love m:)X
    merry christmas to you all XX

  11. Congratulations on a stellar 2015 – what a list of great achievements. Fitting rewards for all your hard work. Merry Chrstmas to you and your family – and to all your readers. Xx

  12. What a life you are leading – wow!!! You certainly deserve a lovely break with your fam – all good wishes to you and yours, and I hope you come back to your computer fully charged and well rested 🙂 Happy Christmas and Happy New Year from Petra on the Mornington Peninsula 🙂 xo

  13. You have had an amazing year, full of well deserved success! Have a very Merry Christmas, and best wishes for the coming year. As you know, I enjoy having a coffee ‘with you’ week day mornings, love your blog. Last day of work for me today, yahoo! xx

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