Thursday, January 2, 2014

Favorite Instagram Moments Of 2013

So I might be a little late to the party but lately I have really gotten into Instagram. Before I started my blog I did not have an Instagram, personal or otherwise {shameful, I know}. I’m a bit of a perfectionist and when I first started an Instagram account I had that horrible feeling of “I don’t know what I’m doing” and that nagging feeling of “my Instagram pictures don’t look very nice. Needless to say I was a bit frustrated with my Instagram account for the better part of 2013, but I have come to enjoy it, dare I say I might have even grown to love it. Towards the end of 2013 I started to get the hang of Instagram and view it as a little square of art. At the current moment I love Instagram almost as much as Pinterest, now that is saying something! It is fascinating how a picture can capture and preserve a moment so perfectly and even captures things you didn’t even know were happening. Below are some of my favorite Instagram photos from this past year. 

What is your experience with Instagram and what tips do you have for using Instagram?

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  1. Happy New Year. I really like your Instagram pictures:)

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    1. Thank you! I happy New Year to you as well! :)

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  2. Happy New Year! I really loved this post! Great Photographs! Thanks for sharing!

    Lucy xx
    http://sunnydaysandlovelyways.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. So happy to hear you enjoyed this post and pictures!

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  3. Amazing pics... I love Instagram :) ...you can find me as @dianadelorenzi
    Happy New Year,
    Diana
    www.thespirald.com

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  4. Great pics - I love those bracelets! So pretty!

    agirlandhersparkles.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! Most the watch and bow bracelet is from Kate Spade and the pearl one is from Tiffany's.

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  5. Lovely pics! Keep them coming.

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  6. I'm so in love with the ribbon bracelet! Great pics.

    LovE

    www.sugarpopfashion.com

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    1. Thanks for the lovely comment! The bracelet is from Kate Spade. Hope you are having a great week!

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  7. Wow great photos <3 I don't have instragram (yet), so unfortunately I don't have any tips for you.

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks! You should looking into getting on; it's actually pretty fun once you get the hang of it!

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  8. Love seeing your look back on instagram! I love connecting with people through instagram! (@sweetest_somethings)
    xo Dina
    http://www.sweetestsomethings.com

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    1. Me too, it is a fun way to connect with people!

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    1. I love that picture! It makes me wish I was at the beach!

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  10. I love Instagram, but I totally know the feeling! When I started blogging I didn't use any social media a whole lot, so it has been hard getting into posting something everyday; however, after doing it for a while it has become really fun!

    Hunter
    Prep on a Budget

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    1. I was the same way, before I started my blog the only form of social media I really used was Facebook, but I caught onto Pinterest and Twitter pretty fast took me a while to get into Instagram though... But now I love it!

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  11. Such pretty pictures!!!! Happy New Year!

    Xo, J
    http://www.georgiapeachmommy.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank You! Happy New Year to you as well!!

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  12. I've heard of instagram! To busy typing away on my blog to get into it though. I've always found it hard to take pictures of the moment, even if I have my camera on me XD I love the images. Nice blog! I found you through the 'That's Zoe' blog, she recommended you. Happy New Year =]

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely compliment! Happy New Year!

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  13. Love your blog!!!
    Started following your blog via GFC and Bloglovin, would you like to follow me?

    xx
    http://magicalsergiofashion.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much for the follow! I will be sure to stop by your blog a little later on!

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  14. I always LOVE your instagram post! They look so bright and professional! Do you use any type of app to edit your pictures before posting them?

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    1. I just use my iPhone to take the pictures, but if I know I am taking a picture of something to post on Instagram under my photo options I set the camera to take it as a square image so I don't have to crop it later on. The only photo app I have really used so far is Instasize.

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  15. Your instagram posts are always so professional looking! I would love to know what camera you use and how you go about taking your pictures.

    Abby
    http://thepreppycoxswain.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so much for the wonderful compliment! I just use the camera that is on my iPhone and I usually play around with the filters in Instagram. When I take a picture that I know I'm going to use on Instagram I set the camera to take the picture as a square image so I don't have to crop it later on.

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  16. Love these pictures, it's so fun to see a recap of the year through photos. Personally I love Instagram (link on my blog), and I love the apps VSCOcam, Afterlight, and Squareready. Definitely check them out if you haven't already :)

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    1. I have to check out those apps! Thank you for the tip!

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  17. Beautiful pictures!
    Maybe you want to follow each other on GFC, BLOGLOVIN?
    let me know!

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    1. Thank you! I would love to follow each other!

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  18. oh wow, you really do take lovely pictures on there! i have one but almost never use it for the same reasons you mentioned- i don't think mine ever turn out quite so pretty haha. That and I have a camera by my side all the time so I feel silly taking the same picture twice =P

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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    1. You should try Instagram again! I think the trick is you just have to get comfortable with it and figure out how to take pictures that look good on Instagram.

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  19. Love those photos darling :)

    kisses,

    Matea

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  20. What gorgeous photos!!! LOVE the kate spade watch :) And Pinterest is pretty awesome, I don't know if Instagram revivals it (only because I don't have an Instagram) :p

    http://neatly-packaged.blogspot.com/

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    1. You will have to give Instagram a try! Thank you so much for your lovely comment!

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  21. What fun photos! I love instagram because it really inspires you to capture your life. Life is beautiful and that is how it should be!! :)

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  22. I must get on the instagram bandwagon. Love, love the beach house image!!

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    1. That is one of my favorite pictures, it makes me want to go back to the beach!

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  23. I LOVE instagram, glad to see you love it too. Great pictures!

    xoxo,

    Natalia
    http://tastefullyprep.blogspot.com/

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  24. You take the most beautiful photos Lauren! I love your Kate Spade arm party in that one photo :)

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    1. Thanks Meggie! I just love Kate Spade!

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  25. happy ny sweet!
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    Xse
    www.supongoestilo.blogspot.nl

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