dressed to the nines

2016 was definitely the year of Instagram. As much as I grew my blog, I also hit some pretty big milestones on the craziest platform, INSTAGRAM!

Popular Photos On Instagram 2016

When I saw Brandi posted her InstaFaves of 2016 and include little blurbs about the photo, I immediately looked at that website that generates you most popular photos on Instagram and took a look through them. It’s fun seeing what my followers respond best to from 2016.

So here’s a little bit on my most popular photos on Instagram!


One of my favorite places to wander around is the West Village. Every corner has so much character and it’s so easy to just get lost in thoughts about what it would be like to own a town home next to Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment. This part of New York City definitely makes me love it even more.

I wore this cozy look for a day of shooting and wandering around. It didn’t surprise me that this look was one of the most popular not only on Instagram, but on the blog too!


This vest played a role in why this post was really popular on the blog last year. It was also one of my favorite posts I’ve ever written! When I reposted a photo from the post to Instagram, it seemed like some of you remembered the vest! If I’m going to be honest (and you probably have heard me complain about it already), I get hot VERY easily. I also really love to layer. Do you see my issue here? So when I find things that are adorable and ALSO sleeveless (yet seasonally appropriate), 9 times out of 10, I buy it. PS: I also am still obsessed with the vest from this post too.


Once I find something I like, I usually buy many of them. When I ordered this buffalo plaid poncho from J.Crew, I already had purchased like 3 other ponchos. The one I’m wearing from the Instagram post has been very popular – it sells out right away when it comes back in stock even for a second:(


I wore this look to a press preview of Celebrity Cruises Summit’s Unexpected Summer series and it turns out my look was a huge hit! I’m obsessed with this bag – it’s perfect for work and for play. Right now, both the small and large sizes are on MAJOR sale!


I purchased my first blanket scarf in 2013 and basically never looked back. I own about 10 of them (completely unnecessary, I know). It really doesn’t come as a surprise that this Instagram post was one of my top 9 – funny part is that I posted it when it was still 90 degrees in NYC! I just knew I needed to make sure everyone stocked up before they sold out;) Original blog post from the IG photo here.


Whenever I get lazy, which is a lot, I throw together an all-black look. Classic New Yorker right here. PS: My faux leather jacket is under $60…which is such a steal. I bought mine last year and still keep it in rotation!


As you can see, the fall foliage just always wins. Am I right?! I wore this look in the Hamptons and while Allie and I were driving, we passed THE MOST PERFECT STREET EVER. So what did we do? We stopped and took outfit photos. I don’t think I could have picked a more perfect location to shoot this dress…or play in the leaves. By the way, it took us entirely too long to get the “perfect leaf throwing shot”.


I’m glad this was one of my most popular Instagram photos because it’s one of mine – even though it was from a long time ago. I love that it’s not taken with a professional camera, it was in front of my parent’s old house, and I was literally about to leave to go to the mall with my dad and sister that day (no idea why I remember that). I also created one of the best top knots OF ALL TIME. Seriously, I don’t think I’ve had one as good as this (and this photo was taken almost two years ago)!

 What was one of YOUR most popular photos on Instagram this year?
Let me know in the comments below!

And now I’ll finish off with this: I want to truly thank each and every one of you who visit Pink Champagne Problems. Thank you for interacting with me and giving me so much support. Whether you’ve been reading for four years or four months, all of it really just means the world to me. I want 2017 to be THE BIGGEST AND BEST year yet for this little space!

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  1. 12.30.16
    splash of preppy said:

    Happy New Year!!! Loved reading along this year.
    xo elle // https://splashofpreppy.com

  2. 12.30.16
    Carolyn said:

    such a fun recap post! happy new year!


  3. 12.30.16
    Brittany Garcia said:

    What a year for you!! Can’t wait to see what 2017 has in store for you… Happy New Year girl!

    Brittany 🙂