It’s been two days since I watched Essena Oneil’s video about the staged life of bloggers and what is the reality behind all these glorious Instagram pictures with the hundreds of likes we see everyday.
If you are a blogger reading this, then you know what I mean since we all stage our pictures to project a life we don’t live just for the sake of promoting brands. As a blogger who has monthly collaborations with high street British companies, I tend to stage my posts in a way that serves the brands I represent. I pick the background for my pictures, make my hair and make-up and sometimes even order something pretty (see macaroon), as it looks good in a picture.
In real life though things are different. I am not wearing makeup or wearing fancy clothes and certainly don’t eat on expensive restaurants during my lunch breaks. When I am in the office I am dressed casually, when in the field I am wearing my boots and I am having soil stamps all over my clothing and my lunch breaks look like this.
So I did a mini social experiment these days, posting real life pictures on my Instagram, from my lunch break, to the time I leave the office and the time I wake up next day and it appears to be very successful as I gained followers, people commented on my pictures saying how keen they are on this project and that they would like to see a bit more of my life.
So, here it goes nothing….a day in my life in pictures-the stay at home version as I took the day off (the office) to work (from home) at my current project.
I woke up very late, around 9.30 am, and had a cup of tea with a caramel donut while listening to this, which I was actually dreaming of (the song not the donut).
Since I knew I would be at home all day long I wore something pretty to motivate me to work and not be in my pyjamas…
Somehow, I managed to finish my Excel work and decided to pack for tomorrow. Steven and I are off in Edinburgh, so I was contemplating how to pack clothes the most efficient way and plot my outfits for the week.
…and here it’s me right now, tired and with a massive headache trying to relax before bed.
I am a strong believer that there is beauty in simplicity and my life is as simple as it gets; no dramas, no fascinating things, just living and enjoying every moment. I hope you enjoyed my -rather boring- day and please let me know if you need more posts like these. A day with me in the office will follow soon….