Happy 2018 my lovelies!! I hope you all had an amazing NYE and I’m so excited to see what the New Year brings! For those of you that missed my IG post, unfortunately, I spent the last 3 days in the hospital..not exactly how I wanted to ring in the new year :( But for now I’m so grateful to be back home with my baby and husband. While I was in the hospital, it gave me a chance to reflect on 2017, a year that’s changed everything! From growing my business in ways I only dreamed about, traveling the world with brands I grew up worshipping, getting engaged and married to my soulmate and partner in every sense of the word, to most special of all, welcoming Alessandra into this world!
1.3.17 Exactly 1 year ago today!! I started off 2017 in dreamy Havana, showing off Fendi’s 2017 Resort Collection! Working with Fendi has always been a distant dream of mine so to get to start off this way meant everything to me. Cuba was also a place I’ve always wanted to visit, with all of it’s colorful buildings and architecture, the salsa music and dancing, and being that Gabriel is a quarter Cuban made it that much more special. So basically it was the perfect start to a new year :)
1.7.17 Attending the Golden Globes for my very first time and having my red carpet glam tutorial aired on E! during the pre-show! For as long as I can remember, I’ve watched and admired E! and all of their chic hosts! This was such a pinch-me moment I’ll forever cherish! A few weeks prior to the Golden Globes, I filmed a segment for E! on how to achieve the top 3 beauty trends you’re bound to see on the red carpet. The tutorial aired on E! right before the Golden Globes red carpet special, I had my family record it because I was on the actual red carpet when it first aired!
1.25.17 Just a couple weeks after my trip to Cuba, we set off to London to shoot a commercial for L’Oréal’s new Infallible Total Cover Foundation!! This was the first of several amazing L’Oréal trips during 2017. I’m so grateful for all of the amazing opportunities from my L’Oréal fam this past year! While in London, I also had a chance to shoot more from Fendi!
3.6.17 My very first Paris Fashion Week and it was even better than I could have imagined! Ever since I started the blog, I’ve been attending New York Fashion week, but have always dreamt of going to Paris Fashion Week as the ultimate runway/couture experience. So grateful for this opportunity, also with my L’Oréal fam. I saw some incredible shows like Off White, Haider Ackermann, Izzey Miyake and John Galliano!
4.11.17 Our new home makeover with Z Gallerie!! I have always had a huge passion for interior design, so I was beyond excited to work with one of my favorite furniture companies, Z Gallerie to create the apartment of my dreams! Z Gallerie’s dream team was able to take my vision to a whole new level and create a space that was warm, inviting, elegant and reflected my love for fashion! If any of you are looking for a full redesign or just a few updates, I hope this space can inspire you too!
Our little sanctuary ♥
5.1.17 Rome with Bulgari for the launch of their new fragrance, Goldea! Rome was one of my favorite trips from 2017. Bulgari made this trip so amazing in every way! I’ll never forget them shutting down the Spanish Steps for their launch event, and seeing Bella Hadid strut down to present the launch of the fragrance alongside Bulgari’s CEO, Jean-Christophe Babin. What made this trip even more special was discovering the city of romance with Gabriel! It was always a dream of ours to go together! We ended up extending our trip and enjoying all the amazing food, sites, history and lots of gelato :) We fell even more in love, and it was just weeks after this trip that G proposed!
5.26.17 Attending my very fist Cannes Film Festival with L’Oreal and walking the red carpet! I’ve been to red carpets many times before this, but Cannes was a whole new ball game and much crazier than I thought! Read on to see my full recap from my Cannes Film Festival experience.
06.24.17 ♥ The day I said YES!! The most beautiful and surprising proposal from the love of my life! For those of you who missed the full story click here :) Can’t wait for our Hawaii wedding with auricles friends and family September this year!!
7.4.17 The Hamptons for 4th of July weekend with my Revolve fam!! Revolve always makes sure it’s a weekend to remember. ♥ So grateful for another amazing year with my Revolve fam and being surrounded by such a beautiful and talented group of women!
07.23.17 Our baby announcement!! At this point I was 19 weeks pregnant! We couldn’t wait to announce our pregnancy and wanted to do something special to capture this time in our lives. I remember waiting for my bump to come in so we could do this shoot! Our dear friend @photobyvincent captured this moment so perfectly, I’m so in love with these photos and they hold such a special place in my heart! Looking back, I can’t believe how fast the time has gone by and that our babygirl is here with us today!
Can’t wait until she fits into these little shoes!!
07.23.17 Finding our we’re having a GIRL!! For those of you who watched our pregnancy vlogs, it took us much longer than expected to find out our baby’s sex..she was hiding in every ultrasound! So finally this same week, our doctor was able to discover the gender and we threw this very impromptu gender reveal party in 4 DAYS! This was such a special moment because it was the first time all our close family and friends got together to celebrate our girl.
8.17.17 My DREAM Closet Reveal!! I partnered up with Lisa of LA Closet Design, the mastermind for the closets of stars such as Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Tyra Banks, and Monique Lhuillier to name a few. I’ve always dreamt of having a custom closet in my home, somewhere where I can put outfits together, make-up looks, and create fun and interesting content for you guys! I got to embrace this amazing closet and vanity space for the next few months after it was completed before I found out we’re expecting! Since this was our only extra bedroom, we had to make this a nursery for Alessandra. I was so sad to see my closet go, but while transforming this room into the nursery, I realized we were almost able to keep the entire foundation of the closet..just without all my shoes and accessories lol. I love that now I can have my vanity space which doubles up as a work space, so while Alessandra naps, I can get some work done and experiment with new makeup looks!
11.12.17 Celebrating our babygirl at the most beautiful baby shower I could’ve dreamed of!! Still in awe everytime I look back at these photos! Everything was perfection, from the gorgeous balloon backdrops, floral arrangements, sleek furniture, party goods, and a dreamy dessert table that was almost too pretty to eat!! It was such a magical day filled with close friends and family and I couldn’t think of a more perfect way to welcome Alessandra! ♥
11.20.17 Partnering with one of my all time favorite brands, Dolce & Gabbana, and Saks Fifth Avenue to show off their new Makeup Collection, Fall In Bloom! This look was one of my favorite makeup looks I ever created! It was all about creating a seasonal transition that felt refreshing and reminiscent of spring and summer, but still sultry enough for fall and winter. I’m so happy with how these beauty shots turned out!
12.12.17 Meet Alessandra Marie Santiago, 6lbs 8oz with her daddy’s eyes and the sweetest smile! This is a love like I’ve never known..
12.19.17 Our first week as a family! Nothing could have prepared us for these first few weeks as new parents..between trying to recover from a long labor and delivery, then having to hit the ground running with a newborn after not sleeping for days while waiting for my milk to come in, to getting the hang of feeding every 2 hrs around the clock, it’s been a huge adjustment period to say the least! But I wouldn’t trade it for anything, I love my new family and can’t wait for more sweet, precious moments together. Incase you missed it, read our birthstory and 1st week as a family!
12.25.17 Our first Christmas card as a family!! The greatest Christmas gift ever! So crazy looking back on the holidays last year, when we were traveling constantly, working around the clock and missing home and spending time with our families. This year, we were so excited to be spending our first Christmas as a family in our home!
Wishing you loves an amazing 2018, full of happiness, good health and lots of love! I want to thank all of you for being such a big part of this incredible year. I feel like we’ve really become more closely connected on a personal level.. As I opened up more about my real life, so did you, and I thank your that! So excited for all that 2018 has in store!
Love you guys more than you know!
Lisa Valerie Morgan
Congratulations on such an amazing year! And especially your marriage and new baby girl! Wishing you an amazing 2018!
Aww thank you love!! 2017 was definitely the best year ever!! Can’t wait to see what 2018 brings :) Xx
Amazing year for you that will be tough to beat, but I know 2018 will be even BETTER!! Congrats again on a beautiful 2017, and happy new year, Jessi!!!
Yesss definitely will be hard to beat!! Thank you for your sweet sweet words babe <3 You're gonna kill it in 2018!! <3 Xoxo
Short Girl Long Jacket
Happy New Year Jessi! It looks like you had an incredible 2017 in every aspect. Wish you the best this year xx
Thank you for being part of this journey with us girl!! Wishing you the best year too <3 Xx
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Truly what a wonderful year it has been … things happened so fast and in the most amazing ways ever. I wish you the very best and much continued success in the new year! Stay beautiful and true as you always are! 💗👍🏼💗
🌸🍃LA BIJOUX BELLA 🌸🍃| By Mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog
Yes! Still can’t believe how so much happened in ONE year…so crazy to look back on!! Happy New Year to you too babe! Can’t wait to see what you have in store this year <3 Xx
Congrats on such an amazing year! Wishing you an even better 2018!
Thank you love!! Wishing you an amazing 2018 too <3 Xx
Comfy Cozy Up
You truly had an amazing year. Thanks for sharing all your beautiful moments.
It really was the best year yet!! Love looking back on all these amazing memories :) Xx
SO many amazing moments babe!! Still can’t get over how beautiful that engagement was and your RING!! <3 Wishing you an amazing 2018 <3
Ah yesss still in awe of his proposal!! So beautiful <3 Thank you for being part of this year with us!! Happy New Year! Xoxo
Happy New Year!! Love that you put together all these beautiful memories :) You’re a lucky girl! Xx Ashley
So glad you enjoyed the post babe!! I feel so blessed for all these moments <3 Happy 2018! Xx
Happy New Year sweetie! Seems you had an awesome 2017! All the best for 2018!
Happy New Year to you too love <3 Wishing you an amazing 2018!! Xo
What an amazing year you have had!! Congrats on your beautiful baby girl. Her little smile is everything! <3
Thank you Hayley!! I’m so in love!! Happy New Year <3
so many amazing moment in 2017. I’m so happy that I got a chance to follow majority of them since I set up my blog back in June!
I can’t wait to see more this year! xx
Aw yes!! So glad you’ve been part of this journey with me babe <3 Thank you!! Xx
Congratulations on all your achievements! They are very admirable. I just found your blog now and love it!
See you around. =) Will definitely stop by again.
The Mel Division
Yayy so glad you love the blog babe!! Thanks for stopping by :) Happy New Year!
Looks like you had a fantastic year!
Best year yet!! Wishing you an amazing 2018 love <3
The year has been so exciting for you. The baby shower pictures are so pretty!
Aww thank you love <3 And yes it's been so incredible :) I feel so lucky!!
Such a lovely post! :)
Thanks Ev! Glad you enjoyed the post :)
Wow Jessi!! What an INCREDIBLE YEAR!! I’m sooooo happy I got to join along for this ride!!! To another epic year ahead babe!!
Yayyyy SO happy you’ve been part of this journey with me!! Thank you and hope you have an amazing 2018 <3 Xx
amazing memories jessy… i feel like i was with you in each and every time when i saw your these post.. beacuse i saw yr growing in 2017 with insta and your blog. lucky you
i wannna give lots of love to your kid adorable baby…
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Aww you’re the sweetest Mahi!! I’m so happy you were part of this journey with me :) It’s been quite a ride!!! I actually did a Youtube video on how I prevent my stretchmarks with Palmers!! Hope it helps :)
Xoxo Jessi <3
Aw…Everything here looks glamour and you look gorgeous! xoxo
Thank you babe!! So glad you enjoyed the post :) Xx
Millie | Queenmillie
Woow such a beautiful round up of 2017!! I definitely believe that 2017 was an incredible year for you, if not your best yet!! I’ve never known someone to still look soo hot whilst pregnant haha!! Heres to another great year Jessi x
It really was the best year!! So grateful and blessed for everything that happened :) And haha thank you babe <3 Happy 2018!!
Glory of the Snow
Great 2017 recap, what a great year! All the best in 2018 Jessi!
Thank you love! So glad you enjoyed the post :) Hope you have an amazing 2018 too Xx
What an amazing year! I love following you along on IG. Beautiful photos!
Blonde in Cashmere
Ah yes! Best year ever!! Thank you for being part of this journey babe <3 Xo
ok seriously cutest family ever! what a wonderful year! loved looking at all these photos! so sweet and cute :)
Aww thank you babe!! So glad you loved all the photos :) Happy 2018 <3
WOWW!! Amazing moments!
Alexandra | These Trend Jeans are Worth Copying in 2018
Thanks for stopping by girl!! Hope you had a great New Years xoxoxo
Sounds like a great year!
Can’t wait to see what 2018 brings!
Me too!! So grateful for all the amazing moments in 2018 :) Happy 2018 babe!
Wow wow wow. What a year it has been for your blog dear. Love your Golden Globes outfit, you look superb! Cheers for more adventures and gorgeous outfits in 2018!
Jessica | notjessfashion.com
Aww thank you love!! So glad you enjoyed the post :) And yes!! Cheers to that!! Much love xoxoxo
Wow, you were really blessed in 2017 especially with the baby’s arrival. Thanks for sharing with us especially those of us who haven’t had that experience yet. It’s great to see.The pictures are amazing.
Yes! So blessed and grateful for this past year :) So glad to have you part of this journey with us! Happy New Year babe <3
You’ve had an amazing year! Congratulations on everything! And I loved all of your looks!
Aww thank you love <3 Glad you enjoyed all the looks!!
What an amazing whirlwind year for you! Happy 2018!
Straight A Style
Yes it has been! So grateful <3 Happy New Year to you too girl! Xx
What an amazing year it has been for you Jessi! I think getting engaged and having a little girl must be on top of your list, the most precious and meaningful moments. I hope 2018 is even better for you and your family.
Have a wonderful day! <3 Radi
Yesss those moments are definitely at the top of my list! Can’t believe so much happened in one year!! Thank you babe and hope you have a successful 2018 <3
Love these moments! Cant wait for a great 2018!
Yayyy so glad you liked girl!! Can’t wait either!
Sounds like you had an incredible 2017 babe and I wish you all the best in this new year! xo, sharon
Thank you love <3 Same to you!! Xoxo
Lindsey of The Nomis Niche
What an amazing year for you! So happy for you, and I hope 2018 is just as wonderful!
Ah thanks babe!! Hope you have an amazing 2018 too <3 Xx
Aw babe you had such an amazing year and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for you in 2018!!! Congrats to your marriage and addition to the family :) Sending you tons of love!
With love, Jenn
Thank you love!! Wishing you a successful 2018! <3 Xoxoxo
What a beautiful family! Such a wonderful year for you and I’m wishing you an even better new year. So much lovely photos in this post, you’re an incredible woman Jessi!
Aww thank you for being part of this year babe <3 Glad you enjoyed the post too!! Xx
Oh I am so so happy for you Jessi! Your 2017 was just so exciting and life-changing! I wish you all the very best for the new year, may all your dreams come true!
xx, Carmen – http://carmitive.com
Aw you’re so sweet thank you girl!! Wishing you all the best for the new year as well :) Xx
Congratulations babe, such an amazing year for you, I hope 2018 is just as amazing !
Have a great start to your week !
Thank you!! So happy to have you part of this journey :) Happy New Year!! Xoxo
Federica Di Nardo
You are always beautiful <3
Aw thank you love <3 So are YOUU!!! Xx
omgggg i loved this recap! what a wonderful year for you and omg girl, you and your fam are so SO beautiful! GOALS!
Yayyy so happy to hear that girl!! Wishing you an amazing 2018 <3 Xoxo
Susanne - Bag at you
Jessi, you had the happiest year but I’m sorry to hear that you were in the hospital! That must have been hard and scary now that you are a mum! You look gorgeous and strong in the pictures and I wish you all the best for 2018! Xx Susanne – http://bagatyou.com
Yes it was so unfortunate, but so happy to be back home right now :) And still feeling so blessed and grateful for everything this year has brought me! Wishing you the best 2018 love <3 Xx
It is so inspiring to read about how one year changed it all! You deserve all the happiness in the world. It’s amazing what can happen when we go for our dreams and follow our heart! I hope 2018 is just as good to you if not better. I hope you are feeling better! XO, Ellese
Wow. Those events are really fab! Congrats, your baby is so cute!
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