With the end of the year only days away, I had to take a moment to look back at the posts that y’all love most. It’s always really interesting to see what posts do best! They’re often not the ones that I think! And this year I also included my top-liked Instagram posts too!
Top blog posts:
In case you’re a data nerd and want to know how I determined the top posts, I analyzed page views! These are the top five posts that received the most views and clicks over the past twelve months!
5. The Ultimate Maternity Jeans Review
For all the expectant mamas out there, this post is a MUST-READ!! I shared nearly 20 pairs of maternity jeans at all different price points. From pairs around $30 to designer denim, you’re sure to find a pair that works for you! Get all the sizing and fit details in the post!
4. Best Long Sweaters For Leggings
This is another post I wasn’t surprised to see as a popular one! If y’all are anything like me, leggings are becoming your bottom of choice for Fall and Winter. And these sweaters and long tops I reviewed (there are over 15!) are such great options. Almost all of them are still available too!
3. Top 10 Pink Drugstore Lipsticks
Y’all know how I feel about lipsticks. (LIPSTICK HOARDER FOR LIFE, Y’ALL.) So, I always enjoy putting these posts together for you! These pinks are perfect for year-round, but if you’re not a pink gal, you can also check out my favorite nudes or favorite Fall lipsticks!
2. Baby-related posts
With everything that happened with my pregnancy this year, it’s no surprise that these posts were some of my top-read ones. Even though these made up many of my top five, I combined them into one section. Although my pregnancy and ultimate loss were a big part of my 2017, I don’t want it to be the sole focus of my year. If you missed them, you can read my pregnancy announcement, about the HLHS diagnosis, and my explanation of the loss here.
1. 5 Minute Fluffy SlimeWay to end it on a fun one, y’all! I am SO SURPRISED that this post did so well. It’s one I threw together last-minute after making slime with Layla last year. And apparently it was a hit on Pinterest! If y’all want a quick, fun craft to make with your kids, this is a good one!!
Top Instagram posts
For top Instagram posts, it was a little more straight-forward! I just picked the ones that received the most likes! No surprise that many of them came from before the algorithm change on Insta! But I was surprised that y’all seem to really be loving gray! Maybe they’ll be some more gray outfits in your future!! 😉
5. Gray Ruffle Tee
Top | Maternity Jeans (on sale!) | Similar Flats | Necklace | Tote
4. Stripes + Denim
Tee | Denim Jacket | Jeans | Flats | Belt | Bag
3. Gray Ruffle Sweater
Similar sweater | Jeans | Flats (on sale!) | Tote | Necklace (on sale!)
2. Gray Lace-Up Sweater
Sweater | Jeans | Sneakers | Tote
1. Chambray Peplum Tank
Similar Top | Jeans | Sandals | Tote | Necklace (55% off!)
THis is such a fun way to look back on the year, although understandably some moments were a little sad.
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are having a great week! I’m enjoying that quiet lazy period between Christmas and New Years and relaxing a bit. Hoping 2018 is a magical year for you.
Away From The Blue Blog
I just love looking back on the year; the good & the not so good- it’s so interesting to see all the moments that made up our 365 days! I’m already so excited to see what 2018 will bring!
Such a great round up! Happy almost 2018!
this was a lovely idea to do! Love that we get to see all your best content in one post!
Happy New Year!
You have indeed had quite a year, Lauren. I always love your style. And your willingness to share your story of loss and faith is so appreciated and will help so many others. I am wishing you many blessings in the New Year.
such a great recap of the year!
This is a lovely round up. I just found your blog and am excited to continue reading in 2018!
Kathryn • simplykk.com
I loved your drugstore lipstick roundup!
Sparkles and Shoes
This is so fun to see! I enjoyed doing this too. Isn’t it interesting to see what is most popular? I love your top down posts. I need to master those. I don’t know how you do it so well?! You need to do a post on that! Location, lighting, time of day, angle, etc. I would love it!
Straight A Style
Wishing you a very Happy New Year, exciting to see what 2018 can bring us all. Jacqui
What a great way to end 2017. I think it’s always a wonderful way to look back in the year and reflect whether it’s a style post or a different accomplishment altogether. I hope you had a wonderful holiday and happy new year!
Always fun to look back at the year and reflect. I hope 2018 brings a lot more positive things your way!
Chic on the Cheap