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Ten Most Popular Posts of 2018

Happy New Year !  I always find it interesting to reflect at the end of the year and check out my ten most popular posts of 2018. These are the posts you enjoyed the most ( “according to google”).  Many things are factored in, traffic from Pinterest (my main source of traffic), Instagram, traffic from other social media outlets and other sources. Most popular today has a lot to do with how much exposure an image gets. I would love to hear your personal favorites in the comments as well.

This year Mary Ann, Annie and I amped up our Project Design Series and are posting every month.  The Contessa, (the Vintage Contessa) and I will be continuing our popular Ageless Style Monthly Series which you all seem to like. I am going to be collaborating with some new bloggers this year as well so I am looking forward to a year of new beginnings here on Rough Luxe Lifestyle.

ten most popular posts

As you know I am a brand ambassador for Artful Home and a big fan of the company, their products, ethics and customer service.  They let me slide by the first year without “modeling”. This was the first post I actually modeled the clothes on myself.  Can you see the look of fear on my face?  I have gotten a little more used to it but I am not one of those people who likes the camera.  Thanks for bearing with me on my “modeling” stints.  I can’t figure out why anyone wants to see me in anything.  The only thing I can figure is you think “hey if it looks good on her it has to look good on me!!”

#10 Over 50 Fashion-Lisa Bayne Linen for Artful Home

linen top and pants

I am so pleased this post made it into my ten most popular posts of 2018.  It was one of my personal favorites.  I love doing this series with my two pals Mary Ann (Classic Casual Home) and Annie (Most Lovely Things).  I don’t want my blog to turn into a fashion & beauty only blog. I hope you still enjoy design.

#9 Eight Easy Steps to Style Your Kitchen Like a Pro

kitchen styling tipsI was so happy to see this post make it into the top 10 about my lifelong friend Mary.  Mary was reluctant to participate she didn’t think anyone would be interested in her or her style. She was dead wrong.  I hope you are reading this pal!

#8 Ageless- Style My Friend Mary

Ten Most Popular Posts-My Friend Mary

Many of you were as captivated by this linen line as I.  Many of you ordered.  Update she is now known as linennaive on Etsy  Several of you have emailed me asking.

#7 Fashion Over 50 Linen by Camiliatune

ten most popular posts gray linen shirt

This year seems to have been the year for fashion and beauty over 50 on Rough Luxe Lifestyle.  In this post six bloggers shared their favs.

#6 Must Have Skincare and Beauty Products for Women over 50

beauty products for women over 50

#5 My Christmas Home Tour is an annual favorite thank you for that.  I try my best to do something a little different every year which is a challenge because I am all about Tradition at Christmas.

#5 Christmas Home Tour with Decorations Inspired by Nature

Spanish colonial stairway decorated for Christmas

#4 another Ageless Style sweetheart Beth Djalili.  Beth’s Blog Style at a Certain Age is widely read and everyone loves her authenticity, style, and humor.

#4 Ageless Style-Beth Djalili

10 most popular posts 2018

#3 was part of our Ageless Style Series.  Occasionally rather than interview someone I feature someone famous in our Ageless Style Series. I featured Ali MacGraw last May. She was America’s Sweetheart when I was growing up.  She has aged with grace and style and is a source of inspiration to us all.

#3 Ageless Style – Ali Macgraw Aging Gracefully

10 most popular posts 2018

I think lipstick and how to apply it to mature lips is a constant battle for those of us over 50.  More to come on this one in 2019!

#2 Best Lipsticks and Lipcare for Women Over 50

the best lipcare and lipcolor for mature women

This one is no surprise at all that it made my 10 most popular posts of 2018.  This was actually an updated version of a post I did in 2015 and has continually held the number one spot for all time.  I think it was initially popular because there wasn’t much information out there.  That has changed somewhat and it is easier to find more information now.  There is still not an overabundance which explains this posts continued popularity I suppose.

#1 Friday Fun Stuff Tips for Going Gray

tips for going gray

There you have my 10 Most Popular Posts of 2018. Thank you so much for following my blog.  I cannot tell you how much your comments and input mean to me. You guys are the best.  For those of you who subscribe to my newsletter, I am sending out a survey. I would love to hear what you would like to read more about in the coming year.  It is short, simple and anonymous! I am going to be sharing more through the newsletter next year so please sign up if you are interested!

If you prefer not to and would like to fill out the survey click here

Happy New Year!

Reader Interactions


    • Cindy Hattersley says

      Oh my goodness…me a role model? Yikes! You are my confidant, tech supporter, design advisor…let’s see what else? I don’t know what I would do without you!

    • Cindy Hattersley says

      Hi Sandy

      I responded to a lot of these comments several days ago but for some reason they did not show up! #1 is the first. Please respond if you haven’t already. I love your input!

  1. Kathleen Botsford says

    I also love the mix of topics. These top 10 were great! And Ali McGraw is my total Icon for everything! I don’t think she has had work done. It is her beautiful spirit and soul shining through.
    I do like meeting the wonderful women you and La Contessa introduce in Ageless Style. Happy New Year to you Cindy and wherever your heart leads, I will follow.
    Instagram follower also! momabots63

    • Cindy Hattersley says

      Thank you so much Mary. As I have said before. Readers like you make it all worthwhile. Please comment often. We all love sharing!

    • Cindy Hattersley says

      Hi Kathleen
      I was completely enamored of Ali when she was young and continue to be in awe of her grace, style and confidence. I am so glad you enjoy the blog. Please continue to comment . We all love the give and take.

  2. Sheila-Merle Johnson says

    I love your fashion posts and seeing you in clothes. I, too, am beginning to model for my instagram and am awkward with posing. How are you learning? Also, I went to the survey but didn’t take it because it wasn’t clear whether 1 or 12 is the top. Can you clarify?

    • Cindy Hattersley says

      Hi Sheila
      #1 would be your favorite. Thank you so much for your kind words, and good luck with your modeling ! It has been a hard one for me, but believe me if I can do it you can!

  3. Gail Storti says

    Happy New Year Cindy! I went to the survey but I decided that I couldn’t possible choose to put the listed subjects into a preference order because I want more of all of them! I LOVE every one of your posts no matter what the subject and always get inspiration and great information! Please continue exactly what you’re doing, your blog is on my top three list of best blogs!

    • Cindy Hattersley says

      Gail you are a sweetie! I hope one day we can meet in person. I feel we would be fast friends!

  4. Wanda says

    Your blog is wonderful and I do so enjoy reading it. Please continue keeping your blog material informative, encouraging and fun.
    Blessings for a wonderful new year.

    • Cindy Hattersley says

      Hi Wanda
      Thank you so much for weighing in. I am going to remember those three words when I pen a post. Is it informative, encouraging and fun. You said it all in those three words.

  5. Carol says

    Please continue with the mix of decorating, fashion and beauty products. Your instincts for what we need, want and enjoy are dead on. I based much of how I try to decorate, what I would like to wear and what I need as far as beauty products on what you post over the past two years. I enjoy receiving and “studying” you emails more than any of the paper magazines arriving in my mailbox. Your format is perfect for me. Thank you so much and Happy New Year!

    • Cindy Hattersley says

      Carol you made my day! I am so humbled by your comments. Sweet readers like you make blogging worthwhile. I so appreciate your input. Your comments are what make our blogs more interesting.

  6. Jane says

    I think you are a wonderful model, so sweet, happy, and absolutely put together! Bravo!

    I filled out the survey but it was a little wonky in some areas where my checks didn’t show up. Gulp!

    I enjoy your posts very much. If you accept collaboration, please let me know. I’m a professional writer and skin care/makeup/product aficionado!

    Happy New Year, Cindy!

    • Cindy Hattersley says

      Hi Jane

      Thanks for that! Please weigh in whenever we have a makeup post. We would so appreciate your advice!

  7. Joanna says

    One of m favourites is Ageless Style. I enjoy reading about the beautiful, accomplished women who guest host. More, please!
    Your table settings are always gorgeous! You have the most beautiful arrangements.
    I like a blog that has a little of everything. I love clothes but don’t want to feel like I need to buy more till my closet is overflowing. Your posts on being the being the best we can be (Women Over 50) are informative and are food for thought.
    Happy New Year, Cindy!

    • Cindy Hattersley says

      I am so glad you enjoy Ageless Style. Elizabeth and I sure enjoy doing it. I am glad you enjoy the mix of topics. It seems most do though you all do have your favs. I will post the results of the survey next week. I am still getting replies. I want to make sure everyone who would like to participate can!

  8. Helen says

    As another reader posted, please more pics of you. You are an inspirational and I love your posts. Happy New Year!

    • Cindy Hattersley says

      Thank you for your vote of confidence Helen, it does not come to me very naturally! I just have to keep telling myself. My readers like to see real people in the apparel. Even old ladies with gray hair and wrinkles!!

  9. CaRol says

    I have so enjoyed all of your posts! And your modeling in which you look fabulous in everything. And let’s not forget Summer! So lovely watching her grow.
    Thanks for all your great sharing. Happy New Year!

  10. Karen Bunch says

    What a fun recap of your always inspiring posts. I loved all of your Christmas posts. Your over 50 series is where I learn a tip or twenty each time. I look forward to another year of reading your wonderful posts.

    • Cindy Hattersley says

      Thank you Karen for following me all of these years! Your comments are always insightful! Happy New Year!

  11. LA CONTESSA says

    KEEP IT GOING…………..and definitely MORE PHOTOS OF YOU!

    • Cindy Hattersley says

      Oh my and that is why I love you because you force me to model! No that isn’t the only reason!!

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