Most people I know, myself included, have a love/hate relationship with social media. Instagram can be such a time suck, and I have very often found myself scrolling, scrolling, scrolling and yes, you guessed it, scrolling for hours on end. It annoys me at times, but I’m getting better at setting time limits for myself using the app’s activity feature. Real talk, I get frustrated at times with how long I spend on the app, knowing full well I could be reading more of my book or working on my poetry, but I still use instagram productively as well.
I often find myself getting inspired by content I’ve seen on my feed and I use the save tab to create mood boards. Unfortunately I’ve used them to create a ‘want’ folder as well, which saves things I’ve seen that I want to purchase, and that’s the part of social media that gets tricky. It’s so easy to see more, want more, and compare more, but I believe that with everything in life, social media use is all about balance. I love creating my instagram boards because it reminds me of simpler times. When I was a teen I loved cutting out images from magazines and creating my own mood board collages, and this is, in a sense, the modern version of that.
The positive part of social media is that it helps get my creative juices flowing at times, and inspires me to create. And of course, we’ve always loved Instagram for the style and bag eye-candy it provides. Our favorite ‘gramers are never shy about showing off their favorite carries and we’re back at it today with some seriously lust-worthy picks. One can dream right?