INSTAGRAM MADE ME BUY IT

29.5.18


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Top - c/o Nasty Gal | Jeans - Topshop | Boots - Topshop (similar) | Bag - ASOS | Earrings - H&M



Social media is a funny old thing. It's a huge part of our lives whether we like it or not, particularly for younger generations. I remember growing up with my pink Motorola Pebble phone thinking it was the best thing in the world. I'd stop in the middle of the shopping centre and whip it out, flip it open and wedge it between my ear and shoulder thinking I was the bees knees - despite the fact the only text I ever got was from my Nanna to check I was still eating properly. If we went on a family holiday, or even a weekend away to stay with family, I'd question whether or not I'd need to take my phone, often opting to leave it behind on my bedside table. Yet now, even nipping to the supermarket - a mere 10 minute walk from my house - without my phone practically gives me heart palpitations. I wake up every morning and spend the first 20 minutes to an hour scrolling through Instagram and Twitter. God knows how many days, weeks or months I've spent on my damn phone without even realising it. 


All of these thoughts were spurred by a single purchase - the 'it' bag. We've seen it a million times, first came the Cult Gaia bamboo bag last year, and since then the high street (as it always does) has offered up their take on the piece. I can't remember the last time I saw an outfit that wasn't adorned with one, yet there I was, like an excited 5 year-old at the bottom of the stairs on Christmas Morning, waiting for my bamboo bag to arrive. It's possibly the most unpractical bag I've ever seen. Size wise, yes, it fits a fair amount in, but that's only if you're ok with the entire world seeing the content of your bag. *Note: don't buy a last minute pack of tampons and place them in said bag. I speak from experience.* It's awkward to hold - borderline painful, but I am a renowned drama queen, so take from that what you will - pretty flimsy, and an absolute inconvenience as half of the items I had placed inside slipped out of the side panels and onto the kitchen floor before I even left the house. I can honestly say that if it weren't for Instagram, I probably would've run a million miles away from this bag, which is probably the case for a fair few items I own. But hey, it makes my outfit look good, so I'll take one in every colour. 


























3 comments

  1. I couldn't agree more dear. I can definitely attest to this, as social media plays a huge role on my shopping habits as well. ha! Anyway, I've seen that bag a bunch of times here in the blogosphere, and I thought the same thing. But hey, it's kinda cute. ha!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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    1. Haha, it's definitely impacted a fair chunk of my wardrobe, that's for sure! Thank you, lovely!

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  2. Absolutely killing it at the moment babe!! So refreshing to hear people's thoughts on the way Instagram influences us into buying things we wouldn't usually need! X

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