Instagram vs Reality

Ohhh Instagram. We love it, we hate it, we love to hate it.

Lifestyle blogger Mollie Moore shares her thoughts on Instagram vs realityLifestyle blogger Mollie Moore shares her thoughts on Instagram vs realityLifestyle blogger Mollie Moore shares her thoughts on Instagram vs realityLifestyle blogger Mollie Moore shares her thoughts on Instagram vs realityLifestyle blogger Mollie Moore shares her thoughts on Instagram vs realityLifestyle blogger Mollie Moore shares her thoughts on Instagram vs realityLifestyle blogger Mollie Moore shares her thoughts on Instagram vs reality

As much as I complain about the algorithm, I still think Insta is my favorite app out there. It’s a place where I can post pretty pictures and let my creativity flow. I find so much inspiration through Instagram – whether it’s for an upcoming trip, or just finding new places in New York, and now London, that I need to check out. That being said, I think it’s important for all of us to remember that Instagram (for the most part) is simply that: inspiration. It’s a highlight reel of perfectly curated and styled shots, and edited-within-an-of-their-lives images (which is a topic for another post).

If you ask most bloggers, they will more than likely have a few stories as to how they got that “perfect” shot. Maybe they laid on the dirty streets of NYC to get the popular shoes-in-the-air shot. Perhaps they woke up at 5am just to get some pictures with no tourists around. Many consumers start shopping for fall around mid-July thanks to the Nordies Anniversary sale – so that super cute sweater and booties combo your fave blogger posted in August was probably hiding some serious sweatiness (especially in NYC – I definitely do not miss the humidity!). Take my photos in today’s post for example – to you it most likely looks like I’m perched in front of a nice floral mural. In reality, I was literally sitting on dumpsters. FULL OF TRASH.

I think you get my point here. While Instagram will always be a go-to place for gathering inspo, it’s important to remember that we’re all just posting the best versions of ourselves. Do you guys have any silly stories from when you’ve tried to get that perfect shot? I would love to hear them!

xx Mollie

Photos by Allie Provost

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Cathy

It’s a fun place to share and see photographs, but yeah, so funny how people get shots. I took photos in a swimsuit cover up on the beach when it was 35 out once. People were shouting at me from their cars-yup! I quickly changed in the car when we were done. Sometimes you need the right light! haha

XOXO
cathy

megan

I have to know where this pretty floral backdrop is. It’s too pretty for words!

Megan | http://www.pipmegan.com

Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels

I think the craziest is shooting summer outfits when it’s only 30 degrees out. Or waking up at 5 am to get the light. So crazy what we all do.

Anna English

That tee is so cute! And what a fun instagram worthy spot.

Brittany

gorgeous photos!! Yes to all of this!!!

Brittany,
http://www.lawyerlookbook.com

Katie Niemiec

Love that this post is so true for all us bloggers. Who would have guessed there would be nasty trash under that beauty of a mural?
PS Loving your photo editing vibe as of late!

Laura Leigh

One I have your look and two i love everything Instagram vs. Reality because it is so true, there is so much going on behind the scenes people don’t realize or see.

xo Laura Leigh
http://www.louellareese.com

Tanvi Rastogi

These pictures are Beautiful. Love the color tone. also, I have that exact same bag. Great minds … 😉

❥ tanvii.com

Liz

Haha! Yes to alL of this. These photos are adorable!

Ashley DTKAustin

This outfit is absolutely stunning!! I always love trying to explain to people why I’m shooting winter-wear in 100 degree weather in texas. They always think I am insane. Or why I’m styling CHristmas commercials in July… They never understand that one!

Jennifer

I cant wait to read more about your new life in london. I loved your new york post but london is one of my favorite city in the world. Im crossing mY fingers that my husband does a fellowship there soon.

Sarah Lindner

I’ve gotten up many days before the sun was up to get the lighting right, so many days
xoxo Sarah Lindner
http://www.TheHouseOfSequins.com