FOR THE LOVE OF INSTA

RIVER ISLAND BODYSUIT, VINTAGE LEVI JEANS, INSTAGRAM 1
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RIVER ISLAND BODYSUIT, VINTAGE LEVI JEANS, INSTAGRAM 3

This weekend I have done absolutely nothing and I’ve loved every single minute of it. Joe’s been away so it’s literally just been me and the little dog. I’ve got back into my gym routine and healthy eating which helps with the stress levels I’ve had over the past few weeks, worrying about moving, work and leaving London. Sometimes all you need is a weekend on your own to relax and focus on yourself to realise what you want.

As well as chilling out I decided to put my camera skills to some good use and be the subject and the photographer all in one shoot here and I feel like these images turned out pretty good if I do say so myself! These photos are some of the most relaxed images I’ve created in my home and in an outfit I feel the most comfortable in. 

 
RIVER ISLAND BODYSUIT, VINTAGE LEVI JEANS, INSTAGRAM 4

This little break has made me love creating content again that works for me and no one else. At the moment I’ve been getting caught up in my design work and not having enough time for my blog. This weekend has been great for taking the time to create fashion content in the way I love, using my big camera. Now I know there has been talk about the iPhone vs camera debate on Insta about which one will show up more of peoples feeds. I’ve actually done my research this past month and found out that yes, my iPhone photos perform better, but the images I love the most are the ones shot on my DSLR. When it comes to my Instagram I will always mix it up with my phone photos of my daily looks with my more editorial images.

RIVER ISLAND BODYSUIT, VINTAGE LEVI JEANS, INSTAGRAM 5

Like most, I obsess about my feed and I spend hours organising the aesthetic of it before it’s even been posted. It’s my way of feeling organised, I have spoken about apps I use and being organised in another blog post here. After that, I love scrolling through my feed and consuming imagery, being inspired by what other people put up. I think it’s very easy to fall down the rabbit hole of consuming so much imagery and content that it becomes just too much. I’ve fallen victim of FOMO of other peoples experiences or clothes I wish I owned. The worst is hating on an app when your photos don’t perform as well as you wanted. I mean it is just an app and we really shouldn’t put that much pressure on ourselves. What I do agree with is the more time I spend engaging with people through social media, the more people engage with you which is fundamentally what social media is about. Talking about subjects you love with people that love them as much as you do!

Through social media as a whole, I have made connections with people that I never thought I would, from across the world. They also love fashion and creating beautiful imagery just like me. We have taken the time to message each other and as a result, have literally bonded over earrings. That’s the beauty of social media and that's why I will resume posting content I like, in whatever format that makes me happy, while engaging with others. This post has been a little bit of brain dump of what I'm feeling towards social media at the moment. I would love to know your thoughts on this subject.

Joey x

BODYSUIT - RIVER ISLAND

JEANS - VINTAGE LEVI

NECKLACE - TOPSHOP