Louella Reese 2018 Year Review! From IG posts to the items y’all purchased most and more!
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 Espadrilles – pink 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: Amazon, Loft, 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, NC, Wild 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:
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!