2016 Instagram Roundup: Top 9 Most Liked Photos

2016 Instagram Roundup: Top 9 Most Liked Photos

I don’t know how sick people are of seeing posts about 2016 (they’ve taken over my feed), but I thought it’d be fun to share the stories behind my top 9 most liked photos on Instagram. I actually got the idea from Anjerika of bitte.und.danke. and thought it was pretty cute.

I only started taking my Instagram more seriously during the later half of 2016, hence why all of the photos in my top 9 are from this period. Although I’ve been on Instagram since 2011, I used hashtags for the first time in July 2016 – something I really regret, but what can ya do. I highly recommend that you use hashtags if you’re trying to grow your Instagram.

Here are my top 9 most liked photos from 2016.

Instagram Top 9 Most Liked 2016

#1: Marsquest sent me these awesome sunglasses and I shot an OOTD wearing them.

#2: I took part in Dixie Outlet Mall’s $100 Holiday Shopping Challenge. It was the first time I’d ever collaborated with a shopping centre and the first time I’d ever done a challenge on my blog, and I’d be really excited to do something like it again in 2017!

#3: AMI Clubwear sent me some clothing pieces. I’m surprised this is in my top 9 because it’s a pretty grainy photo and I didn’t expect it to do so well.

#4: I have no idea how or why this photo got over 800 likes, but the drink actually wasn’t that good. I took this in the stairwell of my condo, and I ran downstairs right after I took it because I heard someone coming down.

#5: I was shooting photos for Adam at the Harbourfront, so I decided to shoot an OOTD as well. We hadn’t been to the Powerplant in awhile, and the photos turned out really well.

#6: I was going through a rough time and I hadn’t posted in a few days, and I had nothing to post but this selfie. I’ve been trying to post every single day so yes, this was a big deal to me.

#7: Adam and I went to the Toronto Christmas Market. Here’s a funny story for those of you who don’t follow me on Instagram: Adam and I accidentally walked into the pink forest behind us after taking this photo, not knowing there was a whole lineup of people waiting to go inside at the entrance on the other side. We got some pretty good photos out of it, though!

#8: I did a collab with Istiana of Blog Istiana back in the summer, and this is a screenshot from one of the videos Adam shot of me. It was my first photo to reach over 700 likes!

#9: I had the opportunity to work with North York Ink, an amazing new tattoo shop in Toronto. When I got my first tattoo at 17, I wanted to get a new tattoo every year. I got another tattoo done at 18, but I stopped afterwards because I didn’t want to go through the pain again. Three years later, I got my third tattoo, and I’m back to wanting more tattoos again.

Here’s a snapshot of my top 9 most liked photos in 2015. My #1 in 2015 was over 300 likes, and my #1 in 2016 was over 800 likes! I’m super excited to see how much I can grow my Instagram in 2017. I’d love if you followed me on Instagram @jessicailam.

Instagram Top 9 Most Liked 2015

Jessica Lam

Jessica Lam

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  • Eva

    Hi Jessica..your insta photos are lovely. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas & NYE. Wish you a fabulous 2017 <3

    xoxo Eva | http://www.evakindles.com

    • Thank you so much Eva! Hope you’re having a wonderful 2017 so far 😊

  • Oh I’ve been wondering how to do this!

    • I don’t remember the site but I just googled “2016 top nine on Instagram”!

  • I love seeing 2016 roundup photos and seeing what everyone accomplished! hehe I adore that photo of you and the boo at the Christmas market! So romantic!


  • You have great photos! I love your style!

  • Carly Ned

    Happy 2017! Looks like you had a great year! I really love your tattoos. I got my 1st and 2nd one right after each other like you did and have been putting off getting my 3rd one -sort of like you did! But I think 2017 is the year for my third 🙂 The picture of you and Adam is adorable as well. Xx Carly http://www.thecarlycollective.com/

    • Thanks so much Carly! Happy 2017 to you as well ❤️

  • Elly Leavitt

    I love the grey laceup top!!

  • So many great shots! The selfie one is my favorite of yours. I hope you grow your Instagram to massive numbers in 2017! I already follow or I’d help you out. 🙂
    erin | sandsunandmessybuns.com

    • Thanks so much Erin! Hope you’re having a lovely new year so far 😊

  • Sydney Power

    You have some really beautiful photos! I love seeing the top 9 of the year!

  • Great roundup!! What a lovely year, hope 2017 is even better x

    • Thank you! I hope 2017 is wonderful for you as well 🙂

  • It’s amazing to see how you’ve grown over the years on Instagram! I really love your feed, and I cannot wait to see what you’ll do in 2017!

    • Thanks Amelie! Hope you’re having a wonderful 2017 so far!

  • It’s so cool to see how you’ve grown over the years on IG! I just followed you 🙂 Happy new year!

    • Thanks Nicole! Happy new year to you as well 🙂

  • mQs

    Love instagram roundups! Thanks for sharing


  • Girl you had some gorgeous outfits this year!

    • Thanks Chelsea! Hope you’re having a lovely 2017 so far!