We grew by leaps and bounds in 2016 all thanks to our loyal readership. For most blogs and websites, growth comes from other blogs and social media. Our greatest source of growth came from word of mouth and referrals – simply forwarding our emails and posts on to friends who you thought would also enjoy our content. I tried to reach out to as many of our readers as possible this year to learn more about what you’re looking for in a resource like this and discovered that, for many of you, this is the only style blog you read! We’re like the little blog that could and I’m so committed to expanding even more in 2017.
Another analytic I love looking at is the most popular items of the year. Each year we recap our readers favorites. We determine our list based on readers’ click through rates and best sellers. In addition to being fun to see, this information was a huge help in selecting merchandise for our online store and will continue to shape the mix of our retail space in September.
As usual, our readers have fantastic taste…
1. Envelope Clutch, $34; 2. Hinge ‘Dorin City’ Sandal, $79.95; 3. Mural Slouchy Boyfriend Blazer; 4. Lush ‘Karly’ Shift Dress; 5. J.Crew Striped terry funnelneck sweater, 39.50; 6. Sam Edelman ‘Petty’ Chelsea Boot, 7. Bow Back Blouse, $48; $139.95; 8. Caslon Cotton Knit Open Front Blazer; 9. Eddie Bauer Year-Round Field Jacket, $99; 10. IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder, $35; 11. IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup 3-in-1 Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm, $34.54; 12. Street Level Reversible Faux Leather Tote & Wristlet, $48