As 2017 ends I thought it would be fun to do a year in review and look at some of the highlights from Instagram and the blog this year.  The process helps me better understand what you read the most and helps you understand what My 9 to 5 Shoes is all about.  I’m starting to plan 2018 posts and now is the time for feedback (if there is something you want to read about comment or send me a message).  #ItsAllAboutYou  Before we get too far down the road going forward.  Let’s take a look back at 2017!

Best 9 on Instagram

Since a majority of my readers come from Instagram (nearly 10K now) … let’s start there.  It’s no surprise that half of my best nine on Instagram are shoe related.  I love shoes.  And apparently so do you guys!  #Yeah! #MatchMadeInHeaven  In 2018 I can promise you more shoes!  #LotsMore  My style isn’t changing anytime soon so there will be lots more office looks in the new yeaer!  In reviewing the best nine, what surprised me the most was that many of pieces are still available to purchase.  I linked what I could find here. My 9 to 5 Shoes A Year in Review

Most Viewed Posts on the Blog

In looking at the Blog stats it’s pretty clear you like reviews and Nordstrom sales.

The most viewed post (by nearly 3X) was my MM.LaFleur Review. Several other reviews:  MM.LaFleur Deux, Rothy’s, Betabrand, A New Day and Rent the Runway were also in the top 20.  I already have three reviews planned for January so it is good to know you’re fans!  Is there something specific you would like to see reviewed let me know!!

The rest of the top 10 all relate to Nordstrom and a Sale.  It’s no surprise you love Nordstrom and a good sale!  If you missed the two round-ups for the latest sale that ends tomorrow find them here and here.  I can promise you continued love on Nordstrom in the New Year as well as roundups from all the best sales!

Here is the full list in order:

  1. MM.LaFleur Review
  2. MM.LaFleur Review Deux (The Dresses)
  3. My Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale Wish List
  4. A Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Shoe Roundup
  5. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – 2017 Catalog Preview
  6. Nordstrom Winter Sale – My Top Picks
  7. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
  8. Tuesday Shoesday: A Rothy’s Review
  9. The 2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Catalog 10 Best Lists

Most Viewed Posts (not including sale roundups or reviews)

If we remove the reviews and post about Nordstrom sales then we are left with the following list as the Top 10.  I think this is a pretty good list to represent the diversity of content I’ve covered in a year.

  1. Date Night with Nordstrom and Stella and Dot
  2. 5 Days of Hugo Boss – 1 week in St. Louis
  3. Where I Shop (and Why?)
  4. Color Trends (2017)
  5. Hunting for New Leopard Shoes
  6. 5 Days of Perfection by Stuart Weitzman
  7. One Grey Suit: Four Days
  8. My Jimmy Choo Dupe
  9. How to wear Pale Dogwood (Pantone Seasonal Color)
  10. Summer Travel Style
  11. Shoesday: The Fall Trends Edit

Ending 2017 Big

As we approach the end of 2017 we are going out with a bang!!  If you missed the news about the Giveaway last week you can find all the details here … $1000 Nordstrom Giveaway! (go shopping on me).

You have one more day to enter for a chance to win a $1000 Nordstrom Gift Card.  See the original post for all the details.  If you already follow me on Instagram or Facebook then you are already eligible for one or two entries!!

2018 Here We Come

Looking forward … I’m excited to start 2018 off with a challenge!  I did this last year and I found it was a great way to get through the winter cold and blah!  Last year I did the Who What Wear challenge but this year I am challenging myself with a Winter Capsule wardrobe for the month of January.  10 pieces (or so) for 30 days!  I’m putting the final touches on the post talking all about it so you will just have to check back to learn more.  Then follow me in January to see if I survive the challenge.  Here’s to a great 2018!

Happy New Year!