18 November 2016

How Was Your 2016?

Well as we are slowly creeping towards the end of 2016 it's got me thinking a little bit.

What has been a highlight of the year?

What has been a learning experience? 

If something could be changed, what would it be?

Well for me, 2016 has been a strange year really, I wouldn't say it's been a rubbish year or the best year ever but it has been a year of change.

One of the best things to happen this year has to be watching my beautiful little girl grow up into an amazing little Diva.
She has only just turned one but she definitely runs the house already, and the bond, not only myself and my wife have with her but also watching how she and her older brother grow and adapt to each other is such a wonderful thing.
She adores his every move and he is smitten with her - they are destined to be best friends for sure.

As for Things I Have Learnt in 2016, well if I had to write them all down this blog post would be never ending. 

Fashion wise I have learnt that making more of an effort and moving away from my casual comfy clothes (which is something I hardly ever do) is a look which totally 'suits' me...pardon the pun!

I've fallen in love with wearing suits and there are so many amazing men's suits on the market - the ones I own are amazing and I'm just waiting for some posh party invites or weddings to crop up so I can put them on again. 

But this love of wearing suits wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for my blog and having a lot of great oppotunities to work with some fantastic brands landing at my feet. 

I have definitely been one lucky guy...or maybe people think I am good at what I do...
I'd like to think it's the second one, but who knows.

If you didn't see any of my posts featuring the amazing suits I have then don't you worry - I have links to the posts right here...

First up was the post I did after working with Next and it was for an event with a "Blue Hue" theme.

My suit was amazing - it was slim fitted and sleek and it got loads of attention at the fashion concious event I was at. 

And I felt amazing wearing it.



Next up, I have an amazing black suit from MossBros which was part of their London collection and once again this was worn for a fashion event which had a Gothic Romance theme.

The jacket was the definite focal point of the whole outfit - the detail on the inner lining and the outer material is simply outstanding.




And then last but by no means least is the outfit I worn when I was asked to take part in an amazing campaign for Burton Menswear called "Smart Occasions".

This suit featured in what became on of my most viewed blog posts of the year and it was one which I was most proud of. 



As well as wearing fantasticclothes, 2016 was also the year I made the leap and decided to change jobs.

I moved from a company I worked with for a massive nine years but I just felt stuck and didn't really see any progression in my futureand I started to become really unhappy.

This not only affected my performance at work - which I hated because I really do take pride in my work and want to do a good job - but I was becoming a grumpat home too.

It wasn't an easy call to make as I did really like my job and everybody there was brilliant, but sometimes you just have to take that leap.

And I did - two months ago I made the decision to go to join a company doing a fairly similar job but fingers crossed it all works out for me.

So, would I change anything from 2016?

Hell no! 

I mean it's not often I regret a decision or an action I've made...what's thepoint?

I say roll on 2017 and lets see what it has in store for me.

So how was your 2016?

What were your highlights?  Regrets?  What did you learn?

And which of the three suits featured above is your favourite?

I'd love for you to let me know in the comments section below.


CARL
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  1. Oh such a good post! Personally, I can't wait for 2016 to be over as it's been very stressful but that's life I guess. However same as you, I don't think I would change anything, it's all a learning curve and we come out more experienced and improved. By the way, those suits look really nice!

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