Top Blog and Instagram Posts of 2017

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 Reviewthe ultimate maternity jeans review: over 15 pairs of maternity jeans reviewed! Get the fit, comfort, and sizing details for all the pairs at!

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

sweaters long enough for leggings - best sweaters for leggings | See reviews of 15 sweaters you can wear with leggings at!

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 best drugstore pink lipsticks - click through for all of the details on these affordable lipsticks in the prettiest shades of pink!

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

my baby has hlhs - my baby's hlhs diagnosis during pregnancy |

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 Slimequick, 5 minute fluffy slime recipe - You'll have so much fun playing with this easy DIY slime! | www.bylaurenm.comWay 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

instagram outfits - top instagram posts of 2017 |

Top | Maternity Jeans (on sale!) | Similar Flats | Necklace | Tote

4. Stripes + Denim

best instagram outfits - top instagram posts of 2017 |

Tee | Denim Jacket | Jeans | Flats | Belt | Bag

3. Gray Ruffle Sweater

outfit ideas instagram - top instagram posts of 2017 @laurenmdix |

Similar sweater | Jeans | Flats (on sale!) | Tote | Necklace (on sale!)

2. Gray Lace-Up Sweater

top instagram outfits 2017 from @laurenmdix |

Sweater | Jeans | Sneakers | Tote

1. Chambray Peplum Tank

best instagram posts 2017 from @laurenmdix - top instagram outfit ideas |

Similar Top | Jeans | Sandals | Tote | Necklace (55% off!)

Want more top posts? Check out my top posts from 2016, 2015 , 2014, and 2013, and my 2012 year in review!


12 thoughts on “Top Blog and Instagram Posts of 2017

  1. Mica

    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

  2. Gentry Adams

    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!

  3. Amy Arnold

    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!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style


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