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November 8, 2016

Thoughts on Instagram + My Favorite Accounts

When I was in middle school I wanted an iPhone so bad solely so I could have an Instagram Account.  I remember finally getting my first iPhone and immediately downloading the app, creating an account (@mermaidwaves since day one), and snapping my first photo with filter of course.  Instagram has grown a lot and I love it for that, back in the day I wanted so badly to get 100 likes on one of my photos to land on the popular page, 100 likes!  Today Instagram's reach and impact is so far beyond anything I could have imagined only a few short years ago.

I love Instagram an unhealthy amount, I work so hard on perfecting my little squares and take at least 100 photos before posting one.  I have no shame about it either, I will never pretend that I snap one photo and post it.  To give my feed an ounce of cleanliness, I try to edit each photo the same way.  I turn down the temperature and add the same filter to each shot.  Also, I try to vary the kinds of photos I post, a detail shot, full body, interior, etc; adding variety keeps you followers interested.

 I really tried to be that person that plans out all their content a week in advance and then like a ghost just posts photos based on a schedule, but I love Instagram too much.  I love sharing an exciting moment in my life when it happens, today I voted for the first time and I wanted to share that with my followers.  I follow so many amazing people who have crazy clean, perfect feeds and that is an art, I am not shaming that at all, but for me thats boring.  I am a real person with thoughts and feelings and I want my feed to have a life behind it.  I know that the way to grow your following the fastest is to have a perfect "aesthetic" feed, but honestly, I would rather grow slowly with people who genuinely love my content and want to know what I'm wearing, or eating, or thinking.

Instagram feels so fake to me right now and that hurts my soul.  If I get one more comment made solely of random emojis or a "cool" from some robot, I may cry.  Instead of continuing to complain about Instagram I wanted to share some of my favorite accounts run by really cool real people.  This was so hard narrowing it down because I follow some crazy amazing people.  This may have to become a monthly roundup!


Smiling after voting for the president. Wearing rose gold sunglasses and voting bracelet,


@LizzyPerridon - Her feed is full of fashion, food, and amazing travels.




@H0tGirlsEatingPizza - Super cool chicks and pizza.  Easy enough.


@Drawbertson - Art + the worlds cutest twins boys = Happiness.  Seriously he is crazy talented, but follow him for the twins.


@EvaChen212 - Eva Chen pose, killer accessories, and everything I want to be when I grow up.
A photo posted by Eva Chen (@evachen212) on


@ThePouf - So pink. So pouffy. Lots of Body Positivity.
A photo posted by Christina Grasso (@thepouf) on


@MarissaExplains - Fashion Editor at Nylon Mag.  See at the newest and coolest in Fashion from her first.


@TheCollecteur - High Fashion and Pop Art.  Thats all you need to know.


@BreadFaceBlog - Honestly this is just so important.
A video posted by Bread Face (@breadfaceblog) on


Who are your favorite Instagrammers? Share with me in the comments!


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