Instagram Issues

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The conversation about Instagram themes, followers, and bots has been pretty popular recently. Some people are concerned where this is all going, including Instagram and blogging.

Everyone I speak to has the same view. Instagram has taken such prominence over blogging that it can feel overwhelming. Every square you decide to share is carefully curated with the aim to get engagement and to increase the numbers because numbers mean success.

I realized a few weeks ago that I’m spending too much time thinking about the theme of my grid and if my next photo will fit into (at the moment) a pastel feed. It went so far that I started photoshopping colours and ended up ditching some amazing photos. Dark tables? Nah! Colourful umbrellas? Nah. Some beautiful moments in my life simply didn’t make the cut to be featured on my Instagram.

I realized that if I don’t move from London to some Greek island anytime soon I’m doomed. I wanted my Instagram to be completely me, a place where I’m showing the world what I’m up to, where I travel, what I eat…but then it turned out the grid decides for me what to do next so it fits into the theme.

Why am I trying to theme my life? My love for photography and capturing beauty in everyday life is suffering because I’m imposing limitations on myself for the sake of numbers.

Another problem is the new and ridiculous Instagram algorithm so if there is no #ootd or #travel is highly likely your picture won’t be shown to too many people.

I’m not sure whose fault it is, the bloggers’ or Instagram’s but I’m going to stop doing it, stop stressing my self over the next picture and just post what and when I want.

On a brighter note, here are some pictures with the last breath of Autumn.  Now when everything starts to look Christmasy (and I gave up on bare legs) this tree next to my building was a true gem to find.

I’m not sure how this jumper looks on the pictures but in real life, it’s the softest thing ever. It’s a mohair blend and I found it for a bargain at H&M (not an advert btw). Did I mention that I’m obsessed with jumpers?

What I wore: Skirt: Next | Jumper: H&M | Boots: Dorothy Perkins (similar)| Coat: Zara(old) | Bag: Zara(old) | Tights: Accessorize 

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Friday Favourites

Favourite Tapas Pincho Since I tried tapas in Barcelona I didn’t believe that I’ll find something as much as good in London. But I was wrong. Pinch, Mediterranean tapas bar, is at the end of the row of quaint little shops and pubs that lines Church Street in Twickenham.

With big outdoor seating space, Pincho seems to be full every weekend for lunch and dinner.
We opted for chorizo a la blanch with flaming brandy,chicken skewers ,pork belly,damon croquettes and patatas bravas . It was so delicious it felt like we are back in Barcelona.Which wasn’t surprising because we found out that chef is actually from Barcelona 🙂
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Favourite Look
Amber Heard at the UK premiere of Magic Mike XXL in a red silk chiffon Emilio Pucci halter gown
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Favourite Buy
It’s that time of the year when you walking on the street ,minding you business and then big,red Sale signs just start jumping everywhere and you enter the shop and lose you whole day with other crazy women trying desperately  to find your size. That was my day last weekend. I end up buying this
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Sandals- New Look(£19,99)
Favourite Instagram
Literally everything on this Instagram is something that you can MAKE yourself. From bags to skirts and shoes to jewellery, P.S. I Made This is a perfect place for anyone who’s always dreamed of being crafty but has no idea how
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Favourite beauty
 Free Bourjois Sunkiss Gift Box (1)
From the 10th of June to the 7th of July spend just £15 on Bourjois cosmetics within Boots (the offer is standing both online and in-store) and you will receive a trio of products all of which have been hand picked for the Summer weather.
Within the Bourjois Sunkiss Gift Box you will find (combined value £21.97) : – Bourjois Maxi Delight Bronzer (£8.99) – Bourjois Pinceau Bronzing Brush (£4.99) – Bourjois Color Boost Lip Crayon in Peach on the Beach (£7.99)

Friday Favourites

Favourite  Shop

Sass & Belle

Last weekend while I was walking around Covent Garden I discovered the cutest little vintage shop with all kinds of decorations and accessories  for every room in your house,office and garden, hobbies and crafting kits and fashion accessories. I’ve spend one hour in there just browsing and buying things. As you come in you will notice lots off owls ,mostly pillows ,which I really like! But the best selling things are hearts  and birds. It’s very girlie 🙂

You can visit them here 21-22 New Row, London,WC2N 4LE

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browse through their website here

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Favourite Instagram

What happens when Instagram meats good old polaroid prints?

Polargram!

I’m obsessed with Instagram,and I admit ,my food,coffee and friend suffer because of that so I was so delighted when I came across Polargram. I’m sure there is loads of websites like this but I’m really happy with Polargram(maybe because they sent my sweetie with my order 🙂 )

You can order 12 for £6, 24 for £9 and 48 for £12. The website also offers Instagram prints on canvases and in frames, which would both make lovely gifts.

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Favourite Shoes

H&M

These shoes are just love at first sight! You can buy them here

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Favourite Buy

No,I didn’t go to Coachella but I’m in that kind of mood I guess. So I was buying things that I don’t really need at the moment. It was hard to find this top because it was sold out on H&M website soon after they reviled collection H&M loves Coachella

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Favourite Hair product

Tresemmé Perfectly (Un)done

As you may have noticed I’m a big fan of Tresemme,all products are great,solving all my hair problems. Now when my hair is untangled finally I wanted to do something about my too straight hair! I know,lots of girls would kill to have straight hair without fighting with hair straightener but you now,you always want what you don’t have . Even though there is whole collection Perfectly undone at the moment I’m using just a foam and hairspray. So basically this collection is created to help you achieve effortless summer wavy hair. It’s for those women who already have wavy hair to help them  style it easier and for those who have straight hair like me

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