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Okay. February’s on its way out and I thought I’d do a bit of a round up with a few things for me to ramble on about. I find it increasingly weird these days to just post an outfit, and not talk about anything that’s going on… I’m pretty private in general, but I don’t think I can continue to blog where it’s just me talking about why I bought a top. It just feels a bit false and I guess I just find it a little boring these days!

Annnd so, here are a few bits and bobs to give a round up on recent things…

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Lack of Instagram Enthusiasm

I’ve changed up my Instagram a lot recently – I wasn’t really liking how wishy-washy it had become, and felt like I was posting stuff for the sake of it. I wasn’t actually sure what I wanted to share on Instagram anymore… Fashion stuff? Beauty updates? More home related? I dunno, but I just wasn’t really bothered about what I was posting.

While I’ve kind of sussed that bit out and changed up my feed a little, I still wouldn’t say I’m hugely into Instagram right now. Yeah, since I’ve updated things content seems to be ‘performing’ better, but based on Instagram Insights it really is a bit of a bore. Essentially, based on engagement percentages (number of engagement in relation to reach), my engagement levels are actually way better than I thought and are pretty consistent – it’s just hugely dependent on how many people Instagram actually shows my pictures to. Basically, my shoefie would probably see just as much engagement should it be shown to as many people as a picture of my midriff. It seems a shame that this is what Instagram’s now about – I don’t want to just share one type of picture to keep my reach up.

So, if you’re feeling a bit sad about Instagram’s algorithm fucking us all over, then work out percentages rather than number of likes etc. I would imagine that a lot of us are in the same boat – most of it’s down to Instagram, and not that it’s a rubbish picture. Which is whyyy, despite preferring what I’m sharing now, I’m still not a huge fan of the ‘gram.

Home Finishing Touches

I’m beyond happy right now to say that finishing touches to my place are finally underway! This weekend alone I was ridiculously excited to just get carpet trims – peak adulting. I bought my place back in August, so it’s been a long process, but I’m prouder than ever to have handled the whole thing by myself. I won’t ever stop harping on about all the wallpaper stripping I’ve done, the sanding of floorboards, and the horrific flatpack furniture I’ve cried over… Now I’m a happy bun sticking up a few pictures and adding extra candles.

I keep saying I’m going to do a house tour, but I want it to be when I’ve got everything just right. I think I’ll get working on it in the Spring when things are finally (if ever!) finished and the lighting is better.

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Life Ain’t Fair

I know – it’s the favourite mum quote when we’re being spoilt brats, but increasingly so, I realise it’s true. Life isn’t fair, it really isn’t, and it can be the shittiest thing to hear but also the realest thing. There are awful, crappy people out there, and as much as I’d like to believe karma will bite them on the ass, sometimes it just doesn’t. Bad things happen to good people and vice versa. Horrible situations occur for people that don’t deserve it, and any one of us can end up a bit like ‘whaaaat did I do in a previous life?!’. It’s total rubbish, but as ever it’s part of life, and accepting it rather than mulling over the whole ‘how is this fair?!’ stuff is a lot easier. Move on, cut out whatever you can that causes unhappiness and do your best to forget it.

Lydia xo

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  1. La Bijoux Bella | by mia
    28th February 2017 / 6:35 pm

    I like the real and raw feeling and reality perspective of this post … sometimes we need to take a step back and reflect on things … social media can be deceiving beautiful and dangerous. But being real, that’s something social media can never touched! 🙂
    Great post.

    ❤LA BIJOUX BELLA❤ | BY MIA | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  2. 28th February 2017 / 8:09 pm

    Your photos are so pretty! I love the ‘you don’t have to like me’ picture add the pretty pink cushions! Great post! xx

  3. 28th February 2017 / 9:56 pm

    i love these types of post Lydia, it is nice to see posts other than fashion and beauty in the blogosphere, posts that are just like talking to the readers, love it 🙂
    love the points you talked about as well, can’t wait to see what your house looks like and girl, I love your Insta <3

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