I might have mentioned a while back this new rule I have with Instagram: I try and only follow those who truly inspire and motivate me (oh and my friends too ;) ) It is easy to get sucked in following all kinds of other photographers or creatives, but then there comes the jealousy/discontentment struggle. Also, I shouldn't be surfing Instagram and catching up on so many other people's lives and career's that I am missing out on my own. SO I've tried to stick with a select group of uplifting and influential instagramers. Not to say I don't love to just peruse photos or people on this site, but if we're talking about living more purposefully - this is just one small step to take in that direction.
Without further ado here are a few of my faves:
From top, left to right: 1. Jasmine Star - incredible writer and well known photographer based in California 2. Char Co. - my mentor and her amazing creative collective of photographers and stylists 3. Lauren Fair - film photographer extraordinaire 4. mlippman - my handsome, talented and creative brother who has quite the creative eye
From top, left to right: 1. Targetstyle - the best store EVER displays just their style and decor 2. LClaurenconrad - Lauren Conrad's adorable line at Kohl's packed with stylish clothing options 3. WalkinLove - truly inspiring t-shirt, sweatshirt, casual clothing line 4. Anthropologie - one of the other best stores EVER and their home decor, clothing and lifestyle creative displays
From top, left to right: 1. Lara Casey - wedding magazine editor and motivational speaker, with an incredible store of goals sheets and inspirational prints 2. Returntorest - a gathering of photographers and creatives with the goal of stopping to focus on Jesus 3. Lindsayletters - a graphic designer who makes beautiful inspiring prints and canvases for your home 4. Emilyley - creator of the Simplied Planner, her goal is to encourage time management and organization, so you can live life fully
From top, left to right: 1. TheNester - I've mentioned this talented lady before, author of The Nester blog and The Nesting Place book 2. Abeautifulmess - two adorable women whose blog boasts home decor displays, diys, recipes, stylish clothing suggestions and all around fun 3. JoannaGaines - founder and owner of Magnolia Market in Texas and star of the HGTV show Fixer Upper, this stylish momma has so much decor inspiration to offer