Oh hello, June, where did you come from?  Seriously how is it June already? I'm going to try and make the most of summer this year - despite everything else being rubbish. I'm going to enjoy myself and have fun in the sun. Sound like a good plan, doesn't it? ⠀
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Oh hello, June, where did...

I must admit that I did get bored with balcony/mirror outfit pictures and wanted a more nature/organic photos backdrop. Well now summer is right around the corner, and the sun is indeed shining, and with news that lockdown resections are now easing, I now thought it was the perfect opportunity to go out into the wood and show you this floral Zara dress.⠀
I brought this dress at the very beginning of this year and was keen to show you guys this as I think it a lovely summer dress to wear, plus, I also thought it would go nicely with my red hat.⠀
For someone who has been cooped up, I must admit that it was nice to go into my local woodland and to walk around for an afternoon. I think it was also lovely for Richard, my husband, to pick up his camera again and to take some photos. The whole pandemic has put a pause on his professional photographer profession, and he hasn’t needed to use his camera much.⠀
It was lovely to put on a dress and to make myself look a little presentable. It got me out of my loungewear for an afternoon. The experience made me feel a little more like myself, and it put me in a good mood. As much as I like comfy loungewear, I’m still someone who wants to dress up.⠀
I’m hoping I can go out more this summer, of course still observing the social distancing rule, and doing more outdoor outfit photos. I’m also hoping this summer to wear more of my summer outfit and to feel more like myself.⠀
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I must admit that I...

Usually, when I do an outfit post or picture, I like to dress up and show you some pretty dress. But this time I thought I would show you a few of my casual wear and what I wear on a day to day basis. I must admit, as much as I love to dress up, I wouldn't exactly go to Tesco in them. So on a day to day basis, I'm usually in jeans and a top. ⠀
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Usually, when I do an...

If I were to describe my style, it would be summed up in two words: quirky and fun. I'm sure you realise by now I don't like boring black fashion – I do fun, bright, colourful style. Case in point is this Collectif watermelon dress. You can't get more quirky and fun fashion than this, can you?⠀
I like my clothes to reflect a lot of my personality, eternally youthful while also quirky and fun. Yup, that pretty much summed up me. The saying, you are who you are by the clothes you wear, really does hold up with me.⠀
I'm still that little girl who had a dressing up box as a child and would play dress-up; now I just have a wardrobe filled with more clothes than I could ever need as my dressing up box. I still like to have fun with my clothes, and I haven't lost that childhood wonder about clothes. And I don't think I ever will.⠀
Overall, what I'm saying is that this Collectif watermelon dress reflects who I am as a person and also my style. I also believe it represents how fashion shouldn't be all serious; it should be fun and should put a smile on a person's face.⠀
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If I were to describe...

* Stare at the computer screen completely blank, not sure what write*. Pretty summed up my week really - a blank space. Yup got writer block. ⠀
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* Stare at the computer...

A girl who just love polka dots! Also, you can see the *bad* dyed job I did when I thought it would be rock and roll to go blue. Haha ⠀
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A girl who just love...

5 Tips On How to Grow On Instagram

I’m obsessed with Instagram and spend a large portion of my day on there. I like to think I have picked up a few tips and tricks. So, here are 5 tips on how to grow on Instagram.

I check Instagram first thing in the morning and last thing at night, and usually a large potion throughout the middle. Yeah, I’m pretty obsessed with Instagram and I like to say it my number one platform I use the most.

Last year I decided to up my Instagram game, so to speak. I gave it a 110% and over the course of 2017, it has grown massively. Ok no quite superstar status, but enough where I have a constant flow of engagements and new people always following.

So how did I grow my Instagram? Well, let me tell you right off the bat – it not easy. Everyone always thinks it is easy to be an Instagrammer, but it really isn’t.

For starter, and this is something I noticed early on when I gave my focus to Instagram: the weirdo. Some of you might have seen my little instastories rant about the weirdo. Random accounts where it designed to spam your DM (direct messages) or just like to show body part you don’t want to see – if you know what I mean. Random weirdo using Instagram more as a dating site than a place to share photos. Not going to lie, it really did p***ed me off. For a time, I was hesitating to share any photos of myself, due to the influx of weirdo messages. But you can quickly block them and report it to Instagram and they can deal with it. But not 100% confident to share photos of myself.

Anyway, enough about my rant on the weirdo of Instagram. What I’m saying is, growing on Instagram isn’t easy. But here are 5 tips on how to grow on Instagram and how it can work for you.

Don’t post any old random photos:

For a time, I did do that. Pick a random bad blurry picture on my phone and uploaded it to Instagram. I discovered very quickly that doesn’t work. People like a nice clear beautiful photo, so give them that. Not some blurry out of focus picture of your cat. Unless that a look you are going for.

Be involved:

Don’t just sit back and let people come to you, nope – not going to happen. I adore the explore feature on the app, it lets me look for people who have the same interest as me. When you find something you like, give it a like or comments down below. Also, watch/look at their instastories and perhaps message them if something catches your eyes.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with filters:

At the end of last year, I started to experiment with filters. I downloaded the apps, my Instagram and my Instagram. You do need to pay for their filter but it isn’t much and you can pick and choose which one you like the most. Try out different filters and see which one works the best for you.

Use your DSLR camera rather than your phone:

Another thing I discovered early one, partly due to the fact that the camera on my last phone was rubbish. I also discovered that any images uploaded to Flickr, you can send it to Instagram. So that been a big help to me. You can buy SD readers for your phone which will automatically transfer photos from your DSLR to the phone. DSLR camera gives your Instagram profile a more polished look and it shows you care about what photo you have taken.

Get a business account:

You probably heard this before and there is better advice on business account available. But change your profile to a business account. No major difference, only that you now have access to stats to every photo on your profile. It breaks down on who and where saw your profile and photos. It also gives you an idea of what works and what doesn’t. I always find this very useful.

Those were my 5 tips on how to grow on Instagram. Let me know if you have any to add?

  • Felix Brady
    January 18, 2018

    Great tips! I definitely believe in not just posting my own blog photos, but commenting and favoriting others photos as well.

  • Real Women Talk 2
    January 18, 2018

    Great tips! Yes, we had to learn the hard way too in the beginning. We have switched to pics using a DSLR but I still have an issue with engagement. We get a lot of folks that follow and shortly after unfollow. It’s annoying as I wish they never bothered to follow in the first place. Do you also get these type of users? Curious.

  • Kossh
    January 18, 2018

    I dont have IG account, I really don’t understand the idea of sharing Pictures all the time wit bunch of people I don’t know..

    But whenever I’m really to join IG, these tips of yours will definitely come in handy

  • Anna Nuttall
    January 18, 2018

    Yes, I do and it really annoying!! People do it to get your attention and to follow them.
    They don’t care about your profile, just want someone to follow them. I believe Instagram is cracking down on people who do that.
    Engagement is hard, but as long as you’re real about it – then people will come. xx

  • Anna Nuttall
    January 18, 2018

    Hi, you can make your Instagram private so only people you know in RL can look at your photos. Does that help?

  • Christine
    January 19, 2018

    Thanks for the tips. Question on the business account…I heard they made changes and now as a business account it’s much harder to be seen because they want you to pay for promos. Thoughts?

  • Anna Nuttall
    January 19, 2018

    Urgh, I have heard Instagram doing this. My advice would be to use hashtags, use it wisely and clever – don’t just add hashtags for the sake of it. Also – and I know this goes against many rules but join an Instagram pod.I’m in a very small pod atm and it great as we give each other likes and encouragement. Also, ask your blog readers to look at your Instagram, perhaps have a little Instagram widget on your sidebar. If you start liking people, I have found people will then like and follow you back. Does that help?

  • Meagan
    January 19, 2018

    All great tips!

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