Why the Blog turns heads when Instagram doesn’t

Hi, there and welcome to the battle of the social media platforms. No, not really! It wouldn’t be fair – the Blog is a fossil platform already whereas Instagram is shooting for the stars and quite frankly, reaching them. Since you are going to soon find out which of the two is my favourite, I would be so curious to know which is your personal favourite and of course, the reasons for it.

I know that we are comparing two very different social media platforms, one more interactive, one that can be interactive, but is more informative than screaming for that “like”. By the way, Instagram is seriously considering dropping the like button for the reason that chasing likes is affecting our mental health, however it is a social media platform as much as an advertising one so I personally doubt this will happen. Or the “save button” will become the new like…which reminds me of a platform I love and have been using for almost 10 years, Pinterest. Remember when they had the like button?

Instagram rocks

I am not surprised at all that Instagram is still keeping us in it’s magic bubble. I am in it, my cousin who is 10 years younger uses the platform and my parents use it also. Ok, they might have started using Instagram when I moved to London so that they can see what I post…also called stalking (my first supporters), but at the end of the day, they are on the platform. Hats off to Insta for keeping 3 generations and counting, on it.

They say that a product is truly successful when it helps developing the vocabulary: Are you an Instagrammer? Let me Instagram this first, and then I’ll tell you the story. Is this cafe Instagram-worthy? And so on! It’s like thanks to this social media platform, new jobs have been created, a new style of escapist photography has been born and most importantly only because it’s about coffee, new cute, take-my-picture kind of cafes have started sprouting.

I personally have a bunch of girls I’ve been following for years, for the only reason that, if I were to judge after their Instagram pictures, they seem to have the life I wish I will have. Over the years, I started getting more invested in their personal life, the little they share about it, but for me, the connection stops right there.

The platform seems to be made to convey short pieces of information, something that can serve as a quick distraction, a short text, 1 minute videos (now with Insta TV more), but it personally leaves me wanting more. I don’t feel I get to know somebody by scrolling their feed as much as I get to know them from a long video or…and this takes me to my next point, a blog.

But the Blog rocks even more!

Let me start by saying that I might be biased, and I probably am. I much prefer reading to watching videos, so it is natural that I prefer my social media of choice to be text-heavy. Going back to the girls I follow on Instagram – if they have a blog, I get more curious about their almost instant life updates that they do on Instagram. However, at least with me, they have built the connection on the blog.

Looking at it from another angle. I have both an Instagram profile and a Blog. Instagram is ideal for daily updates, but I feel like I can never say it all. Whereas on the blog, I feel I can say many more, share more about myself, my thoughts, my fears, things that inspire me and things that make me happy. For me the Blog is for stories and stories take patience both from the one who writes them and the one who reads them. I do agree, however, that the way things are evolving, the first thing in this automatised world that we lose, is patience so you might consider me one of the fossils who still likes the oldies but goldies.

I promise this is not for cross-promotion purposes, but I’d be really curious to know if you feel you can get to know me better on Instagram or on the Blog? This will only help me forward, to find a way to introduces the qualities of one platform to the other one, so that this gap is smaller and smaller. So tell me the truth: are you an Instagram aficionado or a Blog one?

Curious kisses!

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The perfect autumn Mango outfit

Have you noticed how with every change of season, people seem so inspired with their outfits. It feels like we all had that outfit idea at the back of our minds and we were just waiting for the right weather to wear it. This is what happened with this Mango outfit. Since it was still full on summer in London, I had this idea of a colourful chunky knit with a midi skirt.

It’s no news that I love versatile outfits and this Mango outfit is the perfect example. Put on some flats, even sneakers if you dare, and here you have your autumn uniform. Or, and this still gives me the Sex and the City vibes – put on a pair of Manolo Hangisi and the outfit immediately becomes a casual chic, very feminine one.

You might think that I am ahead of the season here, talking about chunky knits, but only last week, it was so cold in the UK (especially in Edinburgh). Now, of course, I check the weather and it gets to 22 degrees C, but after the Indian Summer phenomenon leaves us, we’ll be in desperate need of knit.

Pleated skirt chunky knit silver bag Chelsea pink house Mango outfit | Miss Casual

The green sweater

When I was little, my Mum was a red-head and consequently, she wore a lot of green. Can you tell that I have a soft spot for greens? However, I have put my own spin on it, well, Mango’s spin, and picked a brighter shade of green than what Mum used to wear. Bonus for this chunky knit, I only had a body suit underneath, so the knit was touching my hands and chest directly and it was perfectly comfortable. It was not itchy at all and this is coming from somebody who has quite a “reactive” skin.

The midi pleated skirt

For this Mango outfit, a pleated skirt was hunting my dreams. It just took a while to find the right one. I believe the midi length brings such an elegance to the outfit. Also, surprise, surprise, I was not cold wearing it and one more important thing – it was wind proof. After I moved to London and felt how windy it can get, I stayed away from skirts and dresses from the fear of not flashing anybody. With this Mango outfit though, you’ll have no problem…except if you find a Marilyn Monroe tube situation.

The silver bag

Can it get more versatile than this? A silver bag can be worn with so many colours! Also, because of the boxy shape, it adds such a laid back element to the outfit even though thinking of silver, you’d expect something very “in your face”. For this Mango outfit, I knew exactly that I want to photograph it with a colourful background, so the outfit being this colourful already, I needed subtle coloured accessories. And this is how I came across the bag.

 

I have almost put this Mango outfit in the £100 series because if you take out the bag, the sweater and skirt are just a few pounds more than 100. However, I thought I was getting too flexible with this series rules, so instead, it became just a normal outfit post.

Where would you wear this Mango outfit? Do you think it’s the right weather for it. Keep in mind that I am always cold:)

Kisses

Pleated skirt chunky knit silver bag Chelsea pink house Mango outfit | Miss Casual

Pleated skirt chunky knit Chelsea pink house Mango outfit | Miss Casual

Pleated skirt chunky knit silver bag Chelsea pink house Mango outfit | Miss Casual

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