Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Welcome 2018: 2017 Recap and Blogging Resolutions!


And so the year finally starts here on the blog! I've been away for a few weeks, not just from this space but also from work and let me tell how good that felt! I was still pretty active over on social media and if you follow me on Instagram you would have seen that I went travelling with the hubby, but it was a much needed time to switch off, relax and recharge my batteries for the new year ahead, especially after the very busy year of 2017 I had! Let's have a quick recap, shall we?!

2017 RECAP 
The biggest 2017 highlight for me and the one truly worth mentioning in a recap, (for those who do not yet know) is the fact that I got married in April 2017 and needless to say, it was the best and most special day of my life. It was also, as previously expected, one of the busiest periods I went through. Not only I had to plan a wedding and oversee all the little details, I was working full-time right up until the big day. Looking back I don't know how I did it but hey, it was amazing and I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. We've now been married for 9 months and I cannot believe how quickly time has gone by. It is true what they say, time flies when you're having fun. Marriage has already taught me so many things and I am truly grateful for the man I have found to spend the rest of my life with! You can read more about my wedding here and I already look forward to sharing a post I have been working on for a couple of months now on our first year anniversary coming up in April, watch this space!


Our wedding was my priority for a good couple of months, from the end of 2016 right until the middle of 2017 and obviously, that took up most of my free time. It was noticeable how in 2017 I posted less content than I would have liked here on the blog and I've talked about it a little bit here. But I know we go through phases in life so it's not something that upset me. Instead, I was happy knowing that this space would be waiting for me when I was ready to come back (and it was, and the rest of the year was a blessing blogging wise!).

For the remainder of 2017, I got to share with you a few travel posts (read about my honeymoon in Sardinia here) and work with some amazing brands which I truly love. Travel blogging is definitely something I want to do more of and I can't wait for all the trips we already have booked for the year! I also created a lot of fashion content which is something I truly enjoyed and will forever love. I was amazed to see how many opportunities were popping up in my email inbox, even after my time away, and I hope 2018 this continues on.


BLOGGING RESOLUTIONS
In terms of blogging in 2018, I wish for it to become a priority again, and for posting to be a little less sporadic and a lot more consistent. It's not something I'm setting in stone nor promising of course, as it is quite easy for this to feel like a chore if you're not enjoying yourself. Blogging for me needs to be fun and not feel like something I have to do, so it is all about publishing good content on my own schedule and not something rushed just for the sake of having a new post up. I want to focus even more on fashion this year, work with new brands as well as collaborate with alike creative influencers. In fact, I want to see more collaboration in the blogging world and less hate, nasty competition and useless comparison...who's with me?! I hope I can take a further step and also start working with professional photographers to really improve this aspect of blogging (so if you know any good ones let me know below!); I know the hubby will be thanking me on this one! Branching more into lifestyle is something I look forward to also; I am really into interior design at the minute and I definitely want to share a few before and after shots of some spaces I've changed around my own house and my parents'. Women's health is yet another topic I want to explore more as I've gone through some really tough health issues this past year, which I am still recovering from, and I do not feel like they're talked about enough in the blogging world.


Camel Coat*: Shein (here) // Jumper: Matalan (here) // Bag #MindTheFlap: Fiorelli (here)


So that's it in nutshell! I hope you enjoyed pamscalfi.com in 2017 and that you stick around to see what 2018 has in store for us. If you have any advice I'd love to hear it. Share with me below what you're looking forward to in 2018, I want to hear it! And finally, check out an interview I did with Style Swift Australia here

For now, thanks for reading beauties and wishing us all a wonderful 2018! Let the year begin!

xoxo
* Contains PR Samples. All opinions are my own (disclaimer here).
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34 comments

  1. Mais um look giro. Aproveito para desejar um excelente ano de 2018!

    Isabel Sá
    Brilhos da Moda

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  2. Me encanta tú chaqueta yo tengo una muy parecida, espero tengas una feliz entrada de año nuevo. Un besazo.
    https://meryofstyle.blogspot.com.es/

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  3. Looking forward to all of your new posts my dear! I`m also thinking about doing more travel posts, though my budget is tight at the moment.

    Beauty Nerd

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  4. Have an amazing 2018 babe! x

    www.fromluxewithlove.com
    www.bloglovin.com/blogs/from-luxe-with-love-14590195

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  5. Aw I hope you are feeling better and healthier! I'd love to read your insights on women's health this year. And YES to travel blogging - I want to redirect my blog in that direction as well :)
    Cheers to a new year!

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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    1. definitely something I want to talk about more this year! thanks babe x

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  6. Looking forward to what you have planned in 2018! A huge fan of your blog.

    Mich x
    https://michjosephblog.wordpress.com

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  7. Can't believe your jumper is from Matalan - it's gorgeous! Looking forward to the content this year xxx

    http://www.theperksofbeingahipster.com/2018/01/a-long-weekend-in-edinburgh.html

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  8. Hope you had some great time off spent with your family! This year I'm getting married so I can imagine that it took so much of your time!
    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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    1. yay for you! good luck with all the planning, it is the best time! If you need any tips let me know, happy to help :)

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  9. You look so beautiful, dear Pam, loved your coat and boots! I also agree with you about supporting each other, instead of fostering competition - the world is already full of that, we should be there for each other. I am sorry about the health issues you experiences and I hope you are fine now. Well done for the blogging resolutions and wow, 9 months already... that you got married, time really flies! Hope you have a great 2018! Hugs!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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  10. Great recap and resolutions and beautiful pictures too!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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  11. I didn't know about health issues you were dealing with, I hope you will recover very soon. Loved this outfit on you, the jumper is adorable. Can't wait to see your upcoming posts. Wish you a lovely week. xx

    Nina's Style Blog

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    1. thank you so much Nina! I will be ok :)

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  12. I hope you fully recover from your health issues, Pam and I look forward to your contents in 2018.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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  13. Keep up the good work Pam.
    I always love your outfit post.

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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  14. Making blogging my priority is definitely on my list too! Excited to see your posts in 2018 Pam! x

    TOUCHOFGS

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  15. Wishing you successful 2018 and good luck with your blog resolutions!
    Gorgeous boots, you look so chic!

    jointyicroissanty

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  16. I am absolutely obsessed with your jumper!
    Wish you the best of luck in 2018!

    Vanessa x | www.springlilies.com

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  17. Happy New Year hun! I hope its a good one and good luck with your blogging goals! I can't wait to see them come to life!

    Fix Me In Forty Five - A Mental Health Blog

    xx

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  18. You Looking so pretty! I Love you Lipstick and your coatch! I Hope your having a blessed and successful year 2018!

    InLove,

    Ayat from www.Flashyurface.blogspot.de

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  19. You look so lovely dear! Love the black bell sleeve top underneath that pretty coat. And by the way, your lipstick is gorgeous dear!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  20. You have very interesting planning my dear! You look wonderful in this styling,I love color of your lipstick!!!

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  21. Love the coat!

    www.misslaurenmorgan.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. It's important to take vacations and little breaks from everything. I am happy that you had a great time. More adventures this year!

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

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  23. I like the sound of those blogging goals Pam. I'm totally with you there. It will be great to see more lifestyle posts from you as I'm also obsessed with interior design right now, so I love seeing this type of content mixed in with fashion. I hope you have a great 2018 and I look forward to seeing more of your content this year. :)

    Samio x

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    1. thanks Samio! Let's make 2018 rock! :D

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  24. You look so pretty <3
    http://www.rakhshanda-chamberofbeauty.com/

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