2018 Year Review

Louella Reese 2018 Year Review! From IG posts to the items y’all purchased most and more!

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Happy New Year, y’all! Last year I shared a 2017 Year Review after being inspired by Krista of Covering the Bases. Y’all were big fans and I loved the opportunity to reflect on the year a bit that I decided to make it a tradition. So here we are, a 2018 Year Review! Highlighting some of your favorites, some of my favorites, and goals for 2019 (for Louella Reese). I hope you enjoy the post again this year and if there’s anything additional you’d be interested in seeing, please let me know! I would love to add it. 

Favorite Things I Bought This Year (in no particular order):

English Factory Blue and White Dress – (still available in all sizes and on sale) (styled for summer)

Gap Straw Tote (worn all summer long)

Soludos Espadrillespink espadrille wedges (still available in all sizes and on super sale), neutral espadrille wedges, and neutral espadrille loafers (worn all summer long)

Leith Sweater Tank (styled for a casual later summer look, styled for a sassy summer date night)

Free People Crochet Sweater (styled with shorts, styled with jeans)

Anthropologie Bootcut Corduroys (styled two ways for fall/winter)

Anthropologie Hunter Green Scarf (similar) (styled for a casual fall look)

Callahan Heart Pommed Sweater (styled with corduroys, styled with a maxi skirt)

Madewell Suede Transport Tote (worn with a casual fall look)

Most Clicked on Items: David Yurman Cable Classics Band Ring, David Yurman Cable Classics Bracelet, and Ella Moon Quinn Ruffle Flutter Sleeve Maxi Dress

Most Purchased Clothing Items: Ella Moon Quinn Ruffle Flutter Sleeve Maxi Dress (styled for NYFW and styled for spring) and Nordstrom Raw Edge Side Slit Tee (styled at the ranch and styled with three skirts)

Most Purchased Home Item: 4-pack Blue and White teapot porcelain ceramic tea bag coasters 

Most Purchased Beauty Items: Exuviance Probiotic Lysate Anti-Pollution Essence and Charlotte Tillbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick (also available here

Most Popular Retailers: AmazonLoft, and Nordstrom

Most Popular Blog Series: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Top 5 Blog Posts: 
2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Fitting Room Session
Living Room Inspiration
2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale FAQ + Top Picks
National Chocolate Lovers Month
What Do I Do All Day? Typical Work Day of a Full-Time “Blogger”

Blog Trips:  NYC for NYFW, Charlottesville, VA, Cataloochee Ranch in Maggie Valley, NC, Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, NCWild Dunes Resort in Isle of Palms, SC, Staycation at The Morehead Inn, Athens, GA, Blowing Rock, NC, Raleigh, NC, Chattanooga, TN, and Bentonville, AR

Most Liked Instagram’s of 2018:

Louella Reese 2018 Year Review Top IG Photos | Snow Day Outfit Idea

Louella Reese 2018 Year Review | Blue and White Striped Dress

Louella Reese 2018 Year Review Top IG Photos | Cozy, Casual Outfit Idea

Louella Reese 2018 Year Review | Blunt Bob

Louella Reese 2018 Year Review | Lightweight Summer Tank, Casual Summer Style

2019 Goals for Louella Reese:

1. Engage even more with y’all! Both here on Louella Reese and via social media – if you ever had any questions or just want to chat, feel free to DM me on Instagram. I truly love connecting with y’all!  
2. Make YouTube videos a priority and really start to create a YouTube channel for y’all to reference for different tutorials and more.
3. Travel LOTS! This is the year of travel in my mind as next year may be a little different for our family (wink, wink).
5. Continue to grow and expand Louella Reese. This site, social media channels, and the avenues in which I cover. 
Thank you so much for following along in 2018 and continuing to do so now! It truly means the world to me and Louella Reese would absolutely not be what it is today without each and every one of you. I am so thankful for each and every one of you and your support blows me away daily. I love how much I have been able to connect with you last year and cannot wait to do so more in 2019! 


  1. dana mannarino
    January 2, 2019 / 11:15 am

    So proud of you and your year! You absolutely crushed it, and I cannot wait to see more in 2019!

    The Champagne Edit

    • January 2, 2019 / 11:32 am

      Thank you so much sweet friend! I truly appreciate it. I feel the same about you – very excited for 2019 and to see what you come up with!

      xo Laura Leigh

  2. January 2, 2019 / 12:26 pm

    2018 was YOUR YEAR!! Your style, blog, vision for the brand and everything really came together!! I cannot wait to see your 2019 content!

    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

    • January 2, 2019 / 1:02 pm

      You are so sweet to say that! Thank you lots Morgan! Excited to see where 2019 takes both of us!

      xo Laura Leigh

  3. Danielle
    January 10, 2019 / 9:59 am

    These round up posts are so fun! Love seeing what others responded to most, and so fun that you’re going to do more video this year. One of my goals too!

    xx, Danielle | http://www.pineappleandprosecco.com

    • January 10, 2019 / 10:17 am

      So glad you enjoyed it! I agree, it is really fun to see what people enjoyed the most. Yay for more video – fingers crossed I can make it happen!

      xo Laura Leigh

  4. January 10, 2019 / 11:02 am

    What a great year! I’m looking forward to your travels this year and videos!


  5. January 10, 2019 / 11:36 am

    2018 is the best year because WE BECAME FRIENDS!!! Can’t wait for adventures in 2019!!

    xo, Hillary | hillheady.com

  6. ashley hargrove
    January 10, 2019 / 3:35 pm

    This is such a great roundup from 2018!! I can’t wait to follow along for 2019!!

  7. Stephanie
    January 10, 2019 / 6:06 pm

    I would definitely say that those Instagram photos were some of my favorites. And I love all those blog posts you shared too. It’s been so cool to follow your journey the past year – can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store!

    • January 12, 2019 / 4:29 pm

      Aw thank you so much Stephanie! So glad you loved them as well. I really appreciate you following along!

      xo Laura Leigh

  8. Ruthie Ridley
    January 11, 2019 / 1:38 pm

    LOVED this recap! I love following you too!!!

  9. January 11, 2019 / 10:27 pm

    I love this post! I want to do a year in review now! I NEED that tan turtle neck sweater in your IG pic! So cute

    • January 12, 2019 / 4:32 pm

      Yay! I am so happy to hear that. You absolutely should – they’re super fun to put together and quite informative. It is from My Kind of Lovely Boutique.

      xo Laura Leigh

  10. January 13, 2019 / 10:13 am

    I loved seeing what your most clicked fashion items were last year! So fun!

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