Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Outfit Round Up via Instagram!

I've got a new obsession - Instagram! I swore I wouldn't go there, thinking I was already social media over-subscribed but then Joanna over at Poppy's Style raved about it so much, I caved...
Just over a week later, I've uploaded almost 30 photos, have 66 followers and am well and truly hooked. For those of you who've never explored it, I would describe it as falling somewhere between Twitter (using hashtags for trends/subjects and your profile is open for all to see but personal details don't have to be shared) and Facebook (ability to comment infinitum and 'like' photos without interacting) but essentially, it's all about the photos..the gorgeous Instagram filtered photos. The filters can make any old boring picture look epic!
The good side of joining Insta is that I've been more disciplined about taking photos of my outfits. Instead of having to cajole a willing photographer and find great light and surroundings, I can simply take a mirror shot, add a lovely filter and bob's your uncle...I'm a photographic genius!
Tuesday at the Charity Shop
Burgundy Jumper & Scarf - H&M
Jeans - Warehouse
Tan Wedge Ankle Boots - Aldo
Necklace - Vintage
Wednesday at the Stormont Fashion Show (blogged here)
Thursday at the MAC (blogged here)
Friday - Girls' Night Out
Boyfriend Jeans - Gap
Cream Lace & Pearl Top - Room 31
Black Boucle Jacket - Gok @ TU
Hairy Pumps - M&S (old)
Saturday - Messages & Kids' Activities Galore
Poncho - TK Maxx
Blouse - TK Maxx
Black Trousers - Heatons
Long Black Riding Boots - Hobbs
Sunday - Family Time
Denim Shirt - Sainsburys
Red Jeans - Room 31
Cream HeatTech Top - Uniqlo
Scarf - M&S
Suede Boots - Mango
Today - At home with poorly little one
Navy Wool Dress - Benetton
Cream Heattech Top - Uniqlo
Peacock Feather Scarf - Charity Shop
Necklace - Freedom @ Topshop
Boots - Mango
Navy Thermal Tights - Primark
Having posted all these photos, I'm realising that I should perhaps find some consistency with the filters (effects) that I put on my pictures but hopefully, if you've never used it before, you can kind of get the picture? (scuse the pun)

Before I sign off, I'm pleased to announce my Hot Squash competition. Click on this link to find out how to enter - it's really simple and you could win two great prizes. The closing date is the 29th March. Good luck!
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  1. It's fun isn't it!!! So easy to use too and great for fitting rooms:) Love that we can all follow each other there too - great idea doing a weekly round up! xx

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    1. Thank you for the recommendation Joanna - I'm just loving it! Ax

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  2. I love instagram!!There are some great feeds for the sidebars of blogs too......?! Xx

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    1. That is a great idea - thank you for the tip off! Need to make some room but I'm sure I could fit it in lower down! Ax

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  3. brilliant! So good to see the photos and I'm slowly getting hooked but not quite there yet!!!

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    1. You will I bet - love that we joined up at exactly the same time! Ax

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  4. Loving Friday nights outfit! It is so hard to keep up with everything but I love instagram when I have time although I steer away from full on outfit pictures afterall I've only worn my beauty tunic lately lol xx

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    1. You are a busy girl - don't know how you fit the blogging in as well. Wish I lived closer to you...I need a fabulous beauty person on my doorstep. Thanks for the comment Sharron, Ax

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  5. Loving your photos!
    Thanks for featuring us
    Ruth - Room31 x

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    1. You're welcome Ruth - just loving that top! Ax

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  6. Wow, what a great line up, Love that wooly cape outfit and the denim shirt one...Have just realised my denim shirts are way too baggy, they don't look as chic as yours

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    1. Thank you! I did make a special effort for my first week on Insta...give me a few weeks and there may be fewer outfits!! lol Ax

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  7. Love seeing your pics on Instagram Avril :)

    That TK Cape/poncho jobby is gorge... and you inspired me to buy a denim shirt! I got one with a Boden discount - lovely colour, very fitted, not worn it yet but looking forward to doing so!

    Nic x

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    1. Can't wait to see it. Mine has been such a great buy. I've worn it every week since I bought it. Ax

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  8. I'm all over Instagram! Going to find you now - I'm @fluffyblog :)

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  9. Wow. Beautiful colors ! I love Your profile photo, so cute.


    makelifecolorful.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aw, thank you so much for your lovely comment! Off for a peek at your blog now, Ax

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  10. The more outfit shots the better! I'm currently hooked on Pinterest so couldn't possible go own the Instagram route!
    Love the night out outfit too.

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    1. Thanks Claire - I bet you could fit Insta in...you'll love it. I prefer to Pinterest as it's more real in a way - if that makes sense Ax

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  11. I've been on Instagram for a couple of years now but only ever used it for pics of my wee man , I got frustrated recently as my iPhone camera is so crap so have fell out of love with it, but perhaps you can lull me back in! Lol must get following you. Some gorgeous outfits and I love your glasses in the last pic!

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    1. Thanks Trea , it's fantastic for the blog I think...there are a whole lot of people on there who are not on other channels. But once you start, you'll be hooked! Ax

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  12. Wow! Get you!!! Great pics. Really love the Friday night outfit. I am NOT going down the Instagram route .. I don't think my frazzled brain can cope with much more digital/social media!!

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    1. Hahaha Helen! I bet you'd be grand - would love to see you on there Ax

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  13. This post was great fun! Love that navy dress in the last pic, would make a great addition to my work wardrobe :)

    S xx

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    1. Thanks Sara - it's a great dress. Bargain at the end of the sale in Benetton last year. They had it in red but it was sold out. Have worn it loads! Ax

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  14. Great outfits. I love the stripes and the scarf in yoru first photo.

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    1. Thank you Jane, I'm loving that stripy dress too...can't wait to wear again! Ax

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  15. Hi Avril- your outfits are always so inspiring and on trend, particularly loving your new Warehouse striped dress and your girls night out outfit is so stylish-love how you've described those M&S shoes-hairy, hehe!! I've not used instagram...yet!! xxx

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    1. Thank you Sharon...all chuffed with your comment. So kind of you. And haha at my hairy shoes....everyone always wants to touch them!! Ax

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  16. Love Instagram and love your outfits too!

    Have a good week

    Fiona

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    1. Thank you Fiona, I love your pictures on Instagram too - you are a real pro. So great to find you on there. Ax

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  17. Hi, Was your lovely poncho a recent purchase?.....Just what I am looking for!! xxx

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    1. Hi there, I bought it last Sept/Oct time in TK Maxx...so you may be lucky and find one in-store still. TKM are brilliant for ponchos and wraps. Always my first port of call, Ax

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  18. nice outfits
    J
    http://lifelovesand.blogspot.ie

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