Exactly two years ago today at around 4pm, I launched my very first blogpost. I had absolutely no idea how to even make a blogpost "go live"; I remember it like it was yesterday. I spent the entire day in my room trying to figure everything out, all I knew was that I needed this blogpost to go live on the 1st of December 2014 (even if it kills me). I had no idea where the blog would take me, nor the opportunities it would afford me. It's been a long road, stressful at times. I've even seriously considered throwing in the towel once or twice (or ten times).

2016 has been one of the most challenging years I've ever experienced but I'll leave all the soppy details for another blogpost. What I appreciate most about this year is that it has given me the courage I needed to expand the Kaylista brand in 2017. What does this mean?

The brand will be introducing a video platform to share fashion, beauty, lifestyle and career content on a weekly basis; yes ladies and gentlemen, I'm talking about YouTube. I've always wanted to go into YouTube but it always seemed out of my reach. I've spent countless hours conceptualising my content and I'm ready to give it a go. In other exciting news I will be launching a fashion line in 2017, designed by me. This has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember; I am terrified and excited all at the same time.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart to each and every one of you who constantly check in for updates on my blog. This journey has been incredible so far and I look forward with a hopeful heart to the next chapter. Let's see where 2017 takes us!

Outfit Details:

Skirt | Made by Me

Jacket | H&M

Bodysuit | YDE

Shoes | Steve Madden