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Thursday, September 1, 2016

· Top Ten Posts of All Time! ·

Life has been quite full lately with a full schedule of traveling during this last part of the summer.  My count of train, plane, and car trips should be quite impressive by the beginning of October, and I'm enjoying every minute of it! ;-)  The downside to gallivanting off to various parts of the country is that it puts quite a damper on any sort of regular schedule, so while I have quite a few partially-completed post in the works, I haven't been able to put the finishing touches on them yet!  But in the meantime, it's that time for some celebration...

Mode de Lis is officially a grand 3 Years Old!

To do something a bit different, I thought it would be fun to share (according to my handy blogger stats) the Official Top Ten Most Popular Posts!

These are all solely listed by number of views; it has nothing to do with my personal favorites and everything to do with what is the most visited!  If you haven't read these posts yet, be sure to see what all the fuss is about! ;-)

#1- Working Class Attire · 1770s Style
While I agree that this is a major personal favorite, I do find it amusing that this very, very simple outfit is the one to be the top of the top! (a solid 25% higher than the next few on the list)

I'm so pleased this is a frequent favorite- it didn't take off very well at first as far as stats go, but it's fared pretty well due to Pinterest!

Since Kathryn is responsible for the great photography on here, it's only fitting that one of her dresses graces the Top 3!

Still a favorite of mine, especially when paired with fur!

My very first 18th century gown!

A tutorial for making your very own Christmas novelty circle skirt!

This is a new one, but boy did it shoot up to the top fast and it continues to creep up the top 10!

When my hair (wig) is this big, it makes my waist look teeny!  Maybe that's why it's so popular... ;-)

Understated detailing and a perfect base for accessorizing!

Pink and 18th century just go together like strawberries and cream, right??

And for a little something different, here are my very own Top Five Favorite Newbie Posts, back from my first year of blogging.  In fact, if you dig back into my first month or two, there are lots of other favorites- just barely any photos in each post!  We've come a long way in our photoshoot game. ;-)

#1- Titanic-Inspired Coat

#2- Sofonisba Anguissola Dresses

#3- Mid-1500s Flemish Working-Class

#4- Block-Printed Jacket

#5- 1950s Sari Dress

As always, thanks SO much for visiting, commenting, sharing, etc!  You all make this process so fun and rewarding- thanks for stopping by! :-)  I'm so excited to see what the next year holds! :-)

· All photography by Kathryn! ·


  1. Congratulations, Lily!! What fun to look back at these fun posts. It is hard to pick a favorite, but right now I might just pick that amazing pink coat. ;) Pink will get me every time!
    Looking forward to what the next year of reading your blog will be like! :)

  2. Such a fun post, Lily! 😊 And really a terrific blogiversary post idea...I might have to steal it sometime. 😉 Happy 3rd Mode De Lis! And many more!

  3. All of them are lovely! The Sofonisba Anguissola gowns are particularly stunning! :)

  4. They are all so beautiful!!! I can't pick a favorite! :D Congratulations on 3 years! You should have a party! Maybe back here in California.... ;) <3

  5. This post is a great reminder of just how amazing all of your projects are! The Sofonisba Anguissola Dresses have got to be some of the most beautiful historical recreations I have ever seen to date, so so gorgeous!

  6. This was wonderful! I remember those early posts well-especially the Titanic Coat! Happy Blog-aversary!

  7. Your projects and the photography are VERY impressive! Here's to many more years!

  8. Congratulations on three years! There's some really amazing outfits in this list but my favourite isn't there. I found your blog through your gorgeous 1930s summer dress ( and absolutely fell in love with it. It's one of my most favourite reproduction 1930s dresses of all time! It gave me loads of inspiration and really pushed me forward to accept the fact that the 30s was my era. So big, big thanks for that! xx

  9. Congratulations on 3 years. :) I remember a lot of these posts, and it was fun to have a refresher on them. Your costuming skills are amazing! I love so many of the 18th century ones you've made.
    The Artyologist

  10. It's been so much fun tag-teaming for all of this!! Just think how much less we would have seen each other if you didn't have a blog. ;-)

  11. So fun seeing what your top 10 posts (stats wise) are and so fun seeing your personal top 5 favorite posts from when you first started blogging. Gorgeous work in all of these.

  12. Huge congratulations on three awesome, exciting and truly inspiring years of blogging. I am forever in awe of your skill, your passion and your beautiful posts. Thank you for sharing your talents and your wardrobe with us, sweet Lily.

    Wishing you an amazing next year of blogging!

    xoxo ♥ Jessica



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