Instagram : Our Favorite Social Media Channel

First, are you following me / us on Instagram? If not, we’d love for you to do so! Follow us here: @carrie.

Undoubtedly, Instagram is my favorite social media channel. Despite all the recent changes (change in algorithm, order in which posts are shows, etc), we continue to love Instagram. Its visual nature lends itself so well to our colorful world of fashion, travel, and more.

And this personal love for Instagram isn’t just lip service. In fact, believe it or not, I was one of the first registered users on Instagram! That’s right… I believe I registered in October 2010, four days after the app was launched. That’s how I was able to score such a short username – @carriec!

How to Determine Your Top Instagram Posts of 2016

Are you like me? I love data and numbers! And I especially love reading these end-of-year round up type articles. Well, if you too like learning random information like this, I have something cool to share with you…

Did you know that it’s super easy to determine your top Instagram posts of 2016? Yep, just visit this website, enter your Instagram username, and the website will automatically generate a grid of nine photos. And, you guessed it, these represent your top 9 most popular photos from Instagram over the past year. They are ordered 1 through 9 from top left down to bottom right.

My Top Instagram Posts of 2016

So, without further ado, let’s take a look at my most popular Instagram posts of 2016…

And, here, I’ll link to each of the individual photos on Instagram, so that you can see them in their entirety. I do tend to post my photos in the vertical 4×5 format option on Instagram. So, these square crops do cut off a bit – including the crucial element of shoes in a few photos! Gasp. 😉

1. March 11 blouse and Aquazzura shoes

  • See more of this look here

2. J.Crew top and skirt and balloons

  • See more of this look here

3. Camilyn Beth dress, Aquazzura shoes, and Ferragamo x Sara Battaglia clutch

  • See more of this look here

4. Kate Spade sequin dress and balloons at Sugar and Cloth wall

  • See more of this look here

5. Missoni dress and Chanel purse

  • See more of this look here

6. Eugenia Kim hat and Emilio Pucci bathing suit in Miami

7. Aquazzura shoes and balloons

  • See more of this look here

8. Caroline Constas off the shoulder top and Elena Ghisellini bag

  • See more of this look here

9. Jumping photo of J.Crew dress

In Closing

So, do you have a favorite Instagram photo of mine from 2016? Is it shown in the grid above? Either way, I’d love to hear what you enjoyed seeing on Instagram!

And are we following each other? If not, let me know your username! We’d love to connect.


  1. This is such a great post! And congrats on such a great year!! I feel like so many amazing things have happened!! Looking forward to seeing you in 2017! 🙂

    1. Carrie says:

      That’s so very nice of you to say, Ashley! It’s been an amazing year for you too. And I love being friends and watching each other grow.


  2. Jyotsna says:

    What a beautiful colorful year! So glad I met you on IG this year, thank you for sharing your amazing content! xo

  3. Bella B says:

    I think everyone one of your instagram pictures are bomb!! Missing you hope to visit soon]

  4. Sheri says:

    Hi Carrie,
    Happy New Year! I enjoy following along with you on the web and IG.

    Here is my IG name:


  5. Jane says:

    You had such a beautiful and colorful year Carrie!
    Wish you an even better 2017!
    xo, Jane

  6. Violette says:

    Great post and beautiful photos! Congrats for all you’ve done last year! Happy New Year!

  7. Your photos look beautiful. I’m sure you have a great instagram feed, *runing there now*.
    Happy new year girl!

    Subomi|My Fashion Musings

  8. Jenn Lake says:

    Love! Absolutely impossible to choose a favorite! Can’t wait to see what 2017 brings for you, Carrie!

  9. Erin says:

    Looks like a great, colorful year with so many great posts! Happy New Year! xx, Erin –

  10. Caitlin says:

    Super cute post!! Happy New Year! xo

  11. Jennifer says:

    I couldn’t possibly pick a favorite! Thank you for your inspiration, Carrie! I cannot wait to see all you have in store for this year!

    xo, Jennifer

  12. Happy new year, dear Carrie … I am fond of all your looks – not because I like all your clothes -, but because you wear them with so much joy and so much style. But I must admit that I love … your walls too ?

  13. Maggie says:

    I absolutely love your Instagram! So colorful and fun 🙂

  14. Jennifer says:

    I love your Instagram feed. It’s so pretty with lots of color.
    Happy New Year and cheers to 2017. 🙂

  15. Jessica says:

    What a beautiful and colorful year! I wish you the best for 2017 🙂

    I’m just discovering your blog and I love it x

    Jessica — NinetyCo 

  16. Mercy says:

    Oh this is such a great post, I also love IG and your links are so helpful. You’ve got really wonderful pics, I’m following you now.

  17. Emily says:

    Oh my gosh, these photos are AMAZING! Such beautiful, color content. Keep it up!
    Isn’t That Charming.

  18. Carrie, all your photos are so colorful! I love the collage! Number 5 is my favorite! Happy New Year too! xo

    Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

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