During my fall internship, I finally had daily access to a blogger-on-the-go's favorite tool: the office bathroom mirror. I'm already a bag lady/packrat as it is, so adding my camera bag to the mix of briefcase, schoolbag, and packed lunch (and dinner!) wasn't really so appealing.
Every so often, when the mood struck me, and my outfit was snapshot worthy, I would take some quick mirror shots during my lunch break. For those of you ladies that do this on the regs, I applaud you. It is kind of nervous-making. And it's hard to explain to people what you are doing...
But why did I end up caching these away instead of posting them? Well, the perfectionist in me couldn't help but wrinkle her nose. I had a hard time convincing myself to post anything I considered sub-par compared to the rest of my blog.
So going back to the bit about not liking to carry my DSLR all over, my iPhone has become my default camera. And the mobile camera social phenomenon really changed my stance on posting casual snapshot photos.
madewell shirt, anthro jacket, bass loafers
Creating Instagrams is like blowing up little digital balloons and letting them drift away, without too much thought. It's very casual and lots of fun--how blogging used to be before I got too caught up in keeping pace with everyone else.
I thought about it, and what better way to take the pressure off of getting back on the blogwagon than with a cameraphone shots post? A different way to OOTD, if you will.
And while we're all in the insta-photo spirit, I will also be participating in the #FEBphotoaday challenge on Instagram (and by default Twitter, Flickr, and Facebook). Play along using the list below!