Ohhh Instagram. We love it, we hate it, we love to hate it.
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!
Photos by Allie Provost