Insta Inspiration

10948938_863536757061766_1979333063_nInstagram has been a huge driving factor in growing my blog. There is definitely outreach that I can do through instagram that I cannot through my blog. While I love instagram, it really only shows one moment, one quick snapshot. I like to share the photos from time to time and just give a little behind the scenes info. Like this photo, where I actually attempted something with my hair this summer. I typically let my hair air dry or blow dry it and then just put it in a bun for volume. I love the heat but I really don’t do well in it and my hair always tends to curl.11371283_101864413500001_669916640_n
This meal was AMAZING! It was from Farmhouse Evanston and all of it was perfection. I eat meat but try to hold back on it from time to time. I got the tofu with sun dried tomatoes, broccoli, and almonds. I also got a side of baked mac n cheese.

One of my new favorite purchases from Old Navy. I have this tee dress in several colors!
Dress | | Shoes | | Necklace | | Bag

The shoes I scored at Forever 21! I love how unique they both are.
Metallic Shoes | | Burgundy Flats

I LOVE my coffee. From time to time I like to just sit down and unwind with a cup and a dessert. I like to sort out my almond milk, brown sugar, and sugar most times.

My pretty standard work outfit. A simple white dress, a light sweater, a belt, and flats. I generally like to keep my work outfits fairly toned down most days.
Dress | | Sweater | | Flats | | Belt | | Necklace | | Bag

I love these shoes but they were a PAIN to break in and I am still breaking them in some days. I did not pay full price for them, that’s for sure. I actually found them at a high end retail shop. Honestly, the actual price was way too much to stomach.

Made this breakfast sandwich recently. I cooked and egg, added some bacon, an avocado, and an everything bagel. SO GOOD.

My daily reminder. Some days I just need a good kick to get myself going and work for it.

I spoke about this a bit and just did a giveaway on the blog for this! I met up with designer Michelle Hur while in NYC and I love her unique pieces. You can check out her jewelry on her site here.

Such a great meetup with fellow blogger, Randi! She is the cutest and sweetest girl and we had such an amazing time touring around the area. Although we did struggle a bit to find each other at first!

Hope you all have such a lovely week!

You can see the winner of my giveaway here! Please email me if you are the winner and I will let you know where to go from there!

Hur Jewelry Giveaway

Winter Fashion


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  1. 8.19.15
    Pam said:

    congrats Amy!

    Love the forever 21 flats, so trendy at the moment! 😀

    I should start posting on Instagram a lot more :p

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  2. 8.19.15

    I like that burgundy flats, yayy.. it looks so appealing for me!
    And Denise, your instagram posts are amazing!

    Jhem |

  3. 8.19.15

    I always love to stop by your blog! You post some of the best stuff! Those shoes are gorgeous! You will have them forever such a collector piece! Happy Wednesday!

  4. 8.19.15

    It’s so fun to get a little more background info on your insta snaps. Your food pics look SO GOOD. Coffee + cookies is one of my favorite treats. I also love those burgundy F21 Flats! So cute!!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  5. 8.19.15
    Amy Ann said:

    I love Instagram. I do have to remind myself that we are only getting little snaps of the best of people’s day in order not to compare. Your feed is so fun! I cannot believe your hair can air dry and look that good. Jealous!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  6. 8.19.15
    Megan said:

    I love those fishtail braids! All of your Instagrams are amazing!

  7. 8.19.15

    Congratulations to the winner and omg, the food porn is this post is making me soooo hungry and I just finished lunch like half an hour ago.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  8. 8.19.15
    Marta said:

    You have such a fun IG feed and loved this post!! Hope you are having a great week:)

  9. 8.19.15
    Rachel said:

    All of these photos look amazing (especially the shoes and food ones). Thanks for sharing!
    Rachel xo
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  10. 8.20.15

    Your instagram and your blog are both something I love! I always look forward to the new things you have posted. Also, those shoes from F21 are amaaazing!!

    Becky, xx //

  11. 8.20.15
    Zarrah said:

    Lovely instagram photos.
    Such a great inspirations

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  12. 8.24.15
    Renata said:

    Lovely photos. The food, jewellery and shoes… ah the shoes! Love the Valentino pumps but the ones you got from F21 are also so sweet. x

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  13. 8.30.15
    Finn said:

    Nice picture,You look absolutely stunning!