I thought I’d make this classic B&W look a little more fun by throwing this quirky shirt into the mix. Lashes on my eyes, lashes on my shirt–hence the PUN-ny title. Although puns aside, I really did wake up to a lot of people lashing out on social media. I’m sure a lot of you noticed the Instagram world’s call for turning post notifications on. People were freaking out because they thought the Instagram feed is getting dissolved. Now, as someone who uses social media heavily, I understand the panic going on but I must admit, I never thought it would reach this level. As much as I wanted to believe otherwise, people’s general reaction made me realize that a lot of us (not only social media personalities/influencers) are too invested in our online personas. Let me just clarify though, I’m not hating. We’ve all got our own reasons. You may be a small business trying to grow your network, an artist building your portfolio, an online personality curating your personal image and so on and so forth. We live in a modern world and social media is one of its most important tools. Naturally, we become invested. We adapt to it. We evolve with it. But even so, I hope that at the end of the day, we still know that the online world is just that–online. Post, curate, hashtag all you want but don’t forget to live in the now. Live for the moment. Live in the real world.
P.S. I know some of you are still concerned though which as I’ve said is understandable so here’s what I’ve gathered. According to what I’ve read online, Instagram is only on a testing phase and the feed still exists. Photos just won’t appear chronologically. Instead, photos that Instagram thinks you like more will be given priority and appear first. So if you’ve been liking a certain account’s photos more, then chances are, you’ll see their photos first on your feed —-which I think is pretty cool. No more lurking. Time to start liking. More relevant photos, less of the spam and annoying ones. If you still don’t like the change, no need to Fred. Again, as I’ve said, it’s only on a testing phase so only a few accounts will experience the change.
Mango shirt and overalls | Chanel bag | Stuart Weitzman heels