After blogging for 10+ years, I finally rebranded from Sensible Stylista to By Kimberly Kong. The change felt so right, and I couldn’t be more excited for what’s to come. Each year, I try to post a recap of some sort to celebrate NYE, but instead of sharing accomplishments this time ’round, I thought I’d try something different. So, here are my top 10 most popular posts from 2021! Expect everything from travel to beauty to fashion. And as always, thank you, for another year of your support.
For those of you looking to upgrade your skincare routine, definitely make sure to check out this post. All 5 items are staples I use on the regular to keep my face glowing all year ’round. The Foreo Luna Mini’s something I’ve used for years now, and it’s done wonders for my skin. Click here to see more!
My dog, Daisy, was diagnosed with diabetes several years ago. She means everything to me so suffice it to say, my life revolves around her. I do everything to make sure she stays healthy so she has been and always will be my number 1 priority. Click to learn more about her life as a diabetic floof + read responses to commonly asked questions.
It’s no secret that I’m BIG into fine dining so I often post recaps of my nom shenanigans here. El Cielo was so much fun, and I honestly can’t recommend it enough. Want to learn more about my evening with them? Click here to see the full photo diary and see why it’s worth the hype.
Although I never went far, I took various (safe) trips to drivable cities in 2021. IMHO, Wilmington, Delaware’s wildly underrated. My mom and I took another trip there in August, and we had a blast eating and relaxing all weekend long. Click here to read more about our time away and see why this gem of a city’s worth a visit!
I LOVE exploring my hometown! The food scene isn’t as exciting as DC’s, but there are still a lot of amazing spots to feature. In fact, I even found my new favorite restaurant there. Click here to read about 8 must try eats in Pittsburgh, and see what should be on top of your list the next time you go.
Collaborations with Jan Galvan are always a good time, and this shoot might just be my favorite to date. Click here to see snaps from said session and see why every woman needs to purchase these high-waisted black pants from Red Dress Boutique.
Because I need to balance my eating habits somehow, right? All jokes aside, this is the heaviest I’ve been, like ever. I’m not thrilled about the weight gain, but I’m taking steps to be and feel healthier so I’m not going to be too hard on myself. With that said, this clean eating recipe roundup’s been killing it so click through for nom ideas that will help you reach your goals.
If you follow me on @nomtasticdc or read nomtasticfoods.net on the regular, you already know I’m big on recommendation reels. I eat out, A LOT, so I figured I’d put my knowledge to good use. People have been responding very positively to said content so I’m thrilled – expect many more guides in 2022!
It’s been far too long since I last visited the Big Apple so I jumped at the opportunity to do so a few months back. I have such a soft spot when it comes to the city – so many fond memories from my time there! I spent most of my time exploring the cocktail scene – thanks to my amazing “tour guide” – so I got to experience the crème de la crème. Click here to read more about my trip, friends!
For this particular photoshoot, I partnered up with the amazing Valerie Hammer and Dwayne Hazelwood for a fire collaboration. Val smoked me out and gave me a true red lip to ooze old school Hollywood vibes, and the look really complemented Dwayne’s distinct editing style. This post ended up getting a ton of traffic and engagement, which is why it made today’s top 10 roundup. Click here to see more, friends!
Alright friends, I hope you enjoyed my latest recap! Have a fun but SAFE new years, and I’ll see you in 2022. Sending you all big e-hugs!