My Favourite Posts From the Last Year
I thought that since I was not organized enough to get together a round-up or year in review post for New Years, and also considering that I would have been one month short had I published such a post before now, I would share my favourite posts since I started blogging a year ago. When I looked at my blog stats, I was surprised to see some of the posts that came up as the most popular, although the #1 post is also one of my favourites too. So, without further ado, here are my top 12 posts from the past year, in case you missed them the first time around!
Oh, and ps: So sorry to everyone who was trying to leave comments in the past few days and having difficulties with the all caps situation going on there. Somehow, when I changed my blog format, I switched the comment form to all caps! It is fixed now, so you should have no more difficulties 🙂
Harem Pants: A Most Interesting and Scandalous History
This was one of the most fun posts to write, and it took me forever to gather all the facts and write it. There is so much more I could have said, but then I would have had to write a book, I suppose. 😉 This is the most popular post I’ve ever published; I’m still getting page views on it six months later.
For some reason that is quite beyond me, this little post I wrote about my vintage Astra faux fur coat and advertisement has proven to be very popular as well, and I still get plenty of views on it too.
The Lifesaving Powers of Vintage Turbans
This was another favourite post to write, although I look at the pictures now, and think that I could have done better. Oh, well. I am really looking forward to writing some more fashion history posts this year.
The Reveal: Refashioners 2016 & Gertie’s Butterick 5882
This was a project where my blog proved to be an accountability partner. As I had told the entire internet I was going to take part in this challenge, I had to do it! Unfortunately the weather turned cold right after this was sewn, so I haven’t had a chance to wear it out yet, except for these photos. It is waiting patiently for next summer, but this post has proven to be a rather popular one in the meantime.
Refashioning a 1980’s Dress into a 1940’s Pinafore / Dorothy and The Yellow Surrounded Road
I cheated here and have two posts for one! But, as they are both related you can go look at the pictures in one post and then see how it was constructed in the other.
This was a different kind of post, as it was a costume rather than an actual outfit. It was fun to go all out and wear a completely 1920’s flapper outfit, which I probably wouldn’t wear out for real.
The Dress That Didn’t Get Away
I just like the fall colours in these photos and they were fun to take along a small back road.
One of the more serious posts I’ve written, for Slow Fashion October, this outlines some of the reasons why I choose to shop and wear ethical fashion and why the effects of the cheap fashion industry should matter to us all.
Ready for Poiret’s “One Thousand and Second Night”
Hands down, this was my personal favourite outfit post of the year. Not only do I like the 1910’s inspired outfit (which is a bit different of a style for me, and one that I am incorporating more and more into my wardrobe), but the photos were taken on the brink of a summer thunderstorm! We got the photos just in time to avoid a soaking downpour.
Here was another fun fashion post, inspired by Vogue. I tried to be a moody model, and it certainly looks that way. . . except for all the outtakes that I didn’t post 😉
One of the first times I ever did a proper shoot of photos, not just quick snapshots, these were taken on one of the most beautiful days of Spring, right in between rain showers. The lilacs were absolutely stunning that day.
One of my earliest posts, this hasn’t been a very popular one, but it was a lot of fun to do, and I like the mood of the photographs. (Also, look at my short hair!)
January 31, 2017 @ 10:05 am
I’ve just had a lovely browse through your archives, great stuff! I’m glad you got around to a ‘best-of’ as I had missed a lot.
January 31, 2017 @ 10:56 am
Thanks Porcelina! I’m so glad you liked the older stuff 🙂 And speaking of that, I should really go have a look at some of your older stuff too!
February 1, 2017 @ 1:08 am
hello Nicole…well,it seem to stay in an great Art Gallery…as every posts of yours,every Outfit of yours is a breathtaking,charming Work of Art!
cheers for your charismatic style!
February 3, 2017 @ 4:40 pm
Thanks Aure for your lovely and encouraging comment. This just made my day! xoxo
February 2, 2017 @ 5:32 pm
So many fantastic posts! I love love LOVE both the 1002nd Night post and the Vogue inspired post – the drama! You really killed it this year, so I’m excited to see what 2017 has in store.
February 3, 2017 @ 4:41 pm
Thanks Jessica! I had so much fun with those posts so I’m excited for this year too 🙂 Thanks so much for your lovely comment xoxo