So this is it, my last post of 2016. What a ride it’s been! To round off the year I decided to check out my blog stats for the last 12 months and find out which of my posts have been the biggest hits with you lot… and it’s a mixed bag to be honest! Without further ado, I’m counting down backwards from 5 to 1… can you guess what was my most popular post of the year?
I loved working on this so I’m really pleased that this is one of my most popular posts of the year. Prompted by receiving this lovely vintage dress from Source Vintage, I decided to share all my best tips & tricks for vintage / charity shopping as a plus size person. I’m happy to think that this has helped anyone who was looking for ways to make plus size vintage shopping work for them and their body, as sometimes charity shopping is a person’s only option to buy clothes and feel good – I know I’ve been in that position more than once.
This was an early 2016 post and one that I collaborated on with Simply Be for their “I’ll Take That as a Compliment” campaign. I found writing this to be super cathartic as it was a chance for me to reply to some of the most frequent criticism I get. Things like ‘you can’t wear horizontal stripes’, ‘that skirt is too short’, and ‘you really can’t get away with crop tops’: I rebuffed them all! Perhaps I got a little too heated in my writing as after this I never heard from Simply Be again 😂
Of course there’s an underwear review in my top 5, you saucy lot. This is one of the prettiest sets I reviewed in my quest to find the right bra size in 2016 (which I finally did towards the end of this year with the help of the incredible Curvy Kate bra-whisperer). So it turns out both the back size and cup size were much too large – I’m a 38G and this set was a 42G!
Ah, this was a tough post to write; I finally decided to open up about my chronic illnesses in 2016. This post changed a lot in terms of my attitude to myself, my illnesses and my blog, and I’ve realised that visibility is incredibly important. I’m proud of this piece of writing and honestly still blown away by how it was received, I still need to pinch myself when I think about it.
This is far and away my most popular, most read post on the blog this year. It really did stem from me Googling the question ‘Sleek Face Form Light vs Fair’ while I was trying to decide which one to get and nothing coming up for it at all. This little beauty is my favourite contour kit of the year and of all the different ones I tried, it’s the one I keep coming back to.
So that’s it, my top 5 posts of the year, and my last post of 2016. I’m still amazed that I have readers here on my blog, let alone readers that come back for more… so thank you again for being here with me. I hope whatever you get up to tomorrow you have the best New Years Eve, and jeez here’s hoping 2017 is a better year for us all. Love you guys. xx