Insta-inspiration

Each month, Victoria and Meg over at The B Bar choose a question to answer – something to get the creative juices flowing, if you will, and then participants share their answers in a link round up on their respective sites. I totally dropped the ball last time around, but I’m thrilled to be joining in today where we’re dishing on everyone’s favorite social media platform, Instagram!

WE WERE ASKED: WHO ARE THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE PEOPLE TO FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM AND WHY?

My first thoughts centered around the fact that I had to narrow it down to just three for this particular exercise. This resulted in me wading through close to 550 worthy contestants. Talk about pressure!

I appreciate feeds that have a healthy mix of photos (real life, behind the scenes, photos from their blog/biz..etc.) and a decent amount of color. It’s not that I dislike the feeds that are picture perfect in every sense – you know, the ones that have crisp white images for days, but more so in the fact that it isn’t my reality.

In the end, the gals below stole my photo-loving heart.

Mandy is the woman behind the popular blog and shop, Waiting on Martha. She puts off a confident, yet laid-back vibe in her photos that range from style, to entertaining, to travels and everything in between. She also clearly indicates that her Instagram feed is her “highlight reel,” a friendly reminder that her life isn’t perfect and these are the best of the best. You can find more delicious photos like the ones below here: @waitingonmartha.

Waiting on Martha - @jessicazimlich

Waiting on Martha Instagram

Megan is the creator of Sparkles and Sprinkles, a lifestyle blog based out of Chicago. She just celebrated her first year of blogging and if you ask me, she’s way ahead of the game (especially when it comes to her Instagame). Just looking at it provides an instant mood-boost and her love for stripes is definitely something I can get behind! You can follow along with her here: @meganpatty_.

Megan Patty - Sparkles and Sprinkles BlogSparkles and Sprinkles Lifestyle Blog

Chanté is an independent textile and fashion designer here in Kansas City. I’m especially fond of the stunning leather bodice + silk skirt number from her Spring/Summer 2014 collection – but all of her work could be described as such. I’ve been enthralled with her most recent snaps documenting her trip to Panama and I can’t wait to see what she does and where she goes next. Go on and follow her here: @chantegossett.

Chante Gossett Fashion DesignerChante Gossett Fashion Instagram

There you have it, a decent excuse to get lost in the wondrous world of Instagram – of course, I’m on there as well @26andNotCounting.

SO, WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE PEOPLE/BRANDS/CREATIVES TO FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM? 

Be sure to check out the other participants in the link up below!
The B Bar // Annie Reeves // Alyssa J Freitas // Cake & Lilies // Liska Monet // The Not Quite Adult // Equal Parts of a Whole // Carrie Loves // A Loyal Love // Paper and Skyscrapers // Glitter, Inc. // SKC Marketing // Shenanigan-ska // Elana Lyn // Sponsored by Coffee // Always Craving // All The Pretty Stars // Business Betties // Perfect Enough For Us // Always Anita // A Little Leopard // A Girl for Granted // Tortoise in the Sun // The Yuppie Files // Healthfully Ever After // Urban Pixxels // Roam + Golightly // Preppy Panache // Brikasia // White Cabana // Idalia Photography // Little Wild Heart // Wearing Pearls // The Everyday Adventurer // Splendor in Spanglish // Life Modifier // Post Grad in Pumps // Alessandra Marie // Random Little Faves // PR Girl Diaries // Caitlin Cawley // Modish & Main // Pretty Much Design Studio // Grace Notes // Girl in Betsey // Something Good // Life with the Champions // Pattern Me Pretty // Simply Nicole // The Fashionable Wife // Cassandra Monroe // I Am Amber Nicole // Southland Avenue // English Mamma // Cake Over Steak // York Avenue // Jenn Inspired // Hitha on the Go // Beauty and the Pitch // Cedar and Rush // Luv in the Bubble // Des Moines Darling // Cheyenne Mojica // Step Brightly // Soak and Simmer // A Touch of Teal // Paris vs The World // Style and Free // Lovely Friend // A Few of My Favorite Things // The Blue Bijou // PR Blonde // Leigh Clair // Moonlight Chai // Meg Biram // Victoria McGinley

And don’t miss my post on who inspired me in 2014. There just might be another Instagrammer that I can’t get enough of!

37 comments

37 thoughts on “Insta-inspiration

  1. Nicole

    I follow the first two but heading over to check out the third. This is such a fun link up! So many gorgeous accounts – I don’t know how I am going to follow everyone.

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  2. Megan

    Love this post and thanks so much for the mention! You’re too sweet and too funny how I actually found your blog through instagram…such a great find;) I’m putting it on my to-do list to check out all these other amazing accounts! Thanks for sharing this!

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  3. Heath - Southland Avenue

    Looking into Chante’s feed now, so so good! Loving your feed too, found it first through a separate link up post and now I’m here, double inspiration!

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  4. Cassandra Monroe

    I love Waiting on Martha! I love that her account display’s a highlight reel of her life, like you stated. Loved seeing your other picks too, off to follow and check them out! Great chatting with you the other day!

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