It is one of the biggest reasons I fell in love with Instagram. Before I read a lot of blogs for this exact reason, but instagram is faster, easier, more real. It is a perfect place to get a small peak in someone’s life, get inspired, find new ideas and brands.
But. Yes there it is again. It has a downside too. It kills a lot of creativity and authenticity. The same style of photos, interiors, clothing everywhere. And the funny thing is when I step outside, into the ‘real world’, I almost never see these.
To me, the weirdest trend is broadcasting what you own. Especially us mothers. Toys, clothes, posters and so on. Post a cute #shelfie, a close up of your kids dresser (only the ‘must have’ brands in sight), or just your baby wearing them, laying on a probably beautiful blanket. And yes, I plead guilty to all of the above.
So please don’t get me wrong. I love to see cute babies and I love nice clothes for my kids. I buy way too much and own a lot of these brands, toys etc myself. I’m no saint. It’s not that.
But I just keep wondering why people feel the need to share it like that. I don’t get it. Can’t we just let them wear it? Play with it? Hang it on a wall and let it be? I still notice it, still love it.
Long story short (story of my life) my favorite accounts to follow are therefore the ones that stay true to themselves and allow me a peak in their day to day life, instead of showing me their latest buy.
Love to you all.