Wearing: Jacquemus Top (on sale! Find similar here and budget options here and here), Vetements Jeans (similar here and shop budget alternatives here and here), Miu Miu Bow Mules (sold out, but shop similar option here), Mango Earrings, Edge of Ember Cuff, Crap Eyewear Cat Eye Sunglasses (similar alternative here), and an Urban Outfitters Basket Bag (sold out, but find similar here)
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Hey guys, sorry for being MIA on the blog lately, but besides hubby being sick for a week and me needing to take care of him during this time, I’ve also been putting more effort on getting my Instagram account back on track. Ever since the Instagram algorithm was implemented last year, I lost a lot of followers and eventually got less and less likes and engagement from my readers, since the vast majority can’t see my pictures. So I’m basically trying all my best to reverse the situation. To achieve this, I will need to engage much more than I did during the past year, since I put too much effort then in creating content for both my blog and Instagram account. Not engaging enough can really have a bad impact on your Instagram business account and to be honest, Instagram was, after all, created for engagement as the social media channel it is, which is not a bad thing! Having contact with other bloggers and exploring so many pictures and accounts of so many talented people around the world is actually a positive thing that can be a great source of inspiration for your work, besides making new and genuine connections and friendships. However, to create quality content and dedicate yourself fully to engage on Instagram is beyond time consuming, so much, that at some point it seems you have to decide for either. This is the main reason for my absence.
Now, don’t get me wrong: I would never, and I would really like to stress NEVER, abandon my blog, because I am first and foremost a blogger and because it is what I love doing the most in the world. Instagram will never replace a blogpost, which offers so much more than simply just a picture with a caption, regardless of how good both are. It is kind of unfortunate that Instagram has to take so much of everyone’s time due to these changes and it is even more unfortunate that we bloggers who do this for a living have to care so much about likes and followers (as narcissistic as it sounds). However, since the numbers are what most brands and PR agencies look for to hire you, we have no other option than to work on them in order to earn money.
To the outfit: Got this Jacquemus puff sleeve top a while back, since I’ve been obsessed with it since I first saw it on the runway. Actually, I’m obsessed with the whole collection, and the newest collection, and the collection before this one, and just everything Jacquemus does. You guys already know how much I love Simon’s creations. As much of a seasonal/trend piece this blouse is, I couldn’t care less, because I am planning to wear this one forever. The insanely flattering, feminine, yet playful silhouette convinced me that I can wear this in a thousand ways: with midi or mini skirts, with wide leg trousers or culottes, with jeans, with shorts, you name it. And if it does go out of style, I will really continue wearing it, because I love this piece for what it is, not because of it being a trend. I tend to never invest in trendy pieces, but now you know why this is my one exception.
How about you? Are you guys into this trend or would you rather skip it? Would you ever invest in a trendy piece and which one would it be? Let me know in the comments below.