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Your 10 Favorite Lifestyle Stories of 2017

Engagement rings, autocorrect, and Sports Illustrated all had their moments.

By Abby Ledoux January 1, 2018

It's been a year, y'all, and a strange one at that. Kylie Jenner may have said 2016 was the year of, like, realizing stuff, but we think 2017 offered just as much to behold. When it came to fashion, design, and all things lifestyle, Houstonia readers' interests were nothing short of diverse. From autocorrect to engagement rings, leggings on airplanes to Sports Illustrated, here's what you clicked on most this year. 

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She's trying to type her Taco Tuesday order to no avail.

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1. The First 10 Words Every Houstonian Teaches Their Phone

Put some respect on Solange's name, Siri.

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Houston's (and America's) finest gymnast made an appearance at the first-ever festival.

2. Houston Is Hosting the First-Ever Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Festival

Simone Biles upside-down in a bikini? Say no more.

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An ethically-sourced, American-made engagement ring from Do Amore.

3. Houston Start-Up Do Amore Wants to Shake Up the Engagement Ring Industry

“We’re not a Tiffanys,” founder Krish Himmatramka said,“we’re just a brand making high-quality jewelry that makes a difference in someone’s life.” 

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We still can't afford to live here in 2018.

4. These Are Houston's 10 Most Expensive Homes of 2016

A Top 10 2016 list on the Top 10 2017 list? How meta.

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Nary a pair of Lulus in sight.

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5. Yes, Airlines Have Dress Codes (and Leggings Are Not Included)

"Not to be a traitor to my generation or anything, but the whole controversy smacks of millennial entitlement." 

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Victoria "Tori" Whitworth is a Janis Joplin free spirit at heart and in style.

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6. Houston Style Setter: Victoria Whitworth

Houstonians fell for the 25-year-old Olivia+Poppy business development manager's bohemian style. 

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You're looking at a millennial kitchen, folks.

7. What Does a House for Millennials Look Like?

Newmark Homes designed a series of floor plans specifically for Gen Y homebuyers. Now, if only they'd lay off the avocado toast. 

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You can reach Austin in record time.

8. Run Around Texas in Under an Hour

"This being Texas, there will always be one shape that is prized above all others (yes, even above penises): the iconic outline of our state."

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A mural by Houston artist Janavi M. Folsbee decorated the LAUNCH pop-up space this year.

9.  LAUNCH Pop-Up Puts Houston Design on the Downtown Radar

Houston loves a good pop-up, and that couldn't have been more true during the Super Bowl. 

10. The Top 10 Best Dressed at the 89th Academy Awards

Will Emma Stone make the list again this year? Stay tuned.

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