Wow! Although some months were a little low on blog post count than others, I can happily say that this year has been a fantastic (and consistent) year of blogging for me.
Not only have I had the privilege of partnering with some amazing brands this year, but I've grown my readership by leaps and bounds. In fact, I compared 2016's numbers to this years and oh. em. gee! My number of grew by 111% and my number of pageviews grew by 73%!
For those who have been with me from the beginning, I thank you so much for continuing to support me and read what I have to say. For those just popping on, thanks for being here! I blog for myself and for you.
I wanted to share with you the top 10 most viewed posts on my blog this year. Whether you've already read it, or maybe you haven't had a chance to take a look, click the titles to relive the magic all over again :P. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing.
I got to visit an amazing city this year with a best girlfriend, mom, twin sis and two fabulous aunts! I can't wait to make my way back to Charleston one day. The history, the food, the memories!
My obsession with the Loft is real! I loved this cold-shoulder blouse I bought a few months back. It's so versatile.
One of my more vulnerable posts on the blog, I shared a few ways to curb stress and anxiety when it comes on with full force.
I had so much fun ordering, making and reviewing this amazing subscription service. It's the epitome of everything I love about Italian cuisine- high quality, delicious, and most importantly, it brings families together.
6. "Check It Out"
This was a review of my very first purchase from Chicwish.com. Although there were a few flaws, I love wearing this two piece checked shirt/skirt combo. I get compliments on it all the time!
5. "What I Wore This Week" (June 30)
My readers obviously love fashion, and I obviously love sharing it with them!
Not going to lie, I loved the outfit I wore to my parents' lake house party this past summer. It fits great and is perfect for pretty much any summer/ warm weather occasion. I can't wait to wear it again!
Skincare has always been important to me, but so is using products that don't cost me a fortune. I love that most of all my favorite products you be found in drugstores.
2. "Baked Ziti"
This is the first home-cooked meal I've ever made for my in-laws during one of their visits into town. Although it did take a while to prep, I think everyone was incredibly satisfied at the end of it. Well worth the wait, according to everyone, including myself!
I'm actually really excited, yet not surprised this made the list. When I shared this post on Twitter, the founder of POP Pilates, Cassey Ho, retweeted to her thousands of followers & tweeted me back. Because of her support, this post brought in tons of new traffic to my site. For those who are looking for a free, fun, and truly body transforming workout for the new year, you definitely want to read this.
Happy New Year!