In a bid to not talk about these jeans a second day in a row, I thought I'd talk about something else I love, or have loved... Instagram.
I loved Instagram, I still love it but for the past few months I've been feeling so overwhelmed with it. I'm not sure if overwhelmed is the right word but I just haven't been enjoying it as much as I used to, I would happily sit on Instagram for hours scrolling through, commenting, liking and uploading photos but recently I just haven't. Now that themes have become so important and it's more of a numbers game it sort of takes the fun out of it. Don't get me wrong I love creating themes and organising my photos, for some reason I find it quite therapeutic but there's nothing more disheartening than taking the time to create content, edit, link, caption and hashtag only to find hours later your photo wasn't so popular. I know it isn't supposed to be a popularity game and it's meant to be about what you love and all the rest but let's be honest, at the back of our minds we all have this great big question of whether what we're doing is good enough.
I think social media is the main reason why so many of us question ourselves. Having said this, I also think social media is the main reason so many of us gain confidence in ourselves! It's important to find the right balance but at the moment I think I've lost it and stopped enjoying it altogether.
In my opinion it's important to try and not compare yourself to others, it's probably one of the most difficult things particularly in the blogging world - I always feel so deflated looking at other Instagram accounts and end up questioning myself over what I'm doing wrong, how can I change, how can I make people like me?! I've tried to take a step back from it all because I believe when you're not enjoying something it's super important to take a break so that when you're ready you come back feeling more inspired. I know I'll fall back in love with Instagram soon, I'm going on holiday next week and I know I'll want to share every moment so I'm hoping to get my mojo back then!
Pink bomber jacket - Boohoo
Striped top - New Look
Mom jeans - ASOS
Patent boots - (c/o) Simmi Shoes
[Photos taken by Maria]