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Friday, I’m In Love

I had one more DIY to share for this week, but when I went to edit the final styled photos, I realized I wasn’t too crazy about them so I’m going to have to re-shoot the finished project this weekend.  Being a perfectionist to my own work sure makes simple things harder than they should be and very time-consuming. While you’ll have to wait a few more days for another DIY, I did want to share a few things I’m loving this Friday. For this week’s installment, I’m sticking to five of my favorite Instagram accounts.

Also, just to note, I left out a few of my favorite ‘grammers that have over 100K followers; no point in mentioning those, as I’m sure you’re all already looped in there!

1. @legrandbazar: Matthieu Venot’s photos always make me do a double tap. The simplicity, the lines he captures, and the colors…it’s just all so great. Scrolling through his feed is like yoga for my eyes – stimulating but calming and very refreshing.


2. @houselarsbuilt: Brittany Jepsen has been a huge source of inspiration for me for years. Brittany was the one behind that very popular #CraftTheRainbow tag and she’s recently initiated #DressTheRainbow, where for 50 days she’s camouflaging her outfit (and accessories) to the a rainbow spectrum of colorful walls and asking others to play along too! I had so much fun shooting Day #9 with her in all red. As you can imagine, her feed is filled with loads of color, great design, and perfect styling.


3. @roksandailincic: I’ve mentioned my love for fashion designer Roksanda Ilincic before. Roksanda’s instagram posts of her own inspiration are what I really love to see. Getting to see what inspires someone who inspires you, well, that’s a pretty cool thing…especially when those inspirations are colorful, architectural, eye-pleasing details.

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4.@jimmymarble: Artist and photographer Jimmy Marble reminds me a little of André Courrèges, a little of Wes Anderson, and a lot like nobody else. And that is so freaking refreshing. This guy is real good, folks.

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5. @hey_jules_studio: I don’t understand how Julie doesn’t have hundreds of thousands of followers. Her attention to detail and her love of color perfectly collide in every photo, making her feed look like a well-curated, color-coded collection of an organized hoarder…and I’m so into it.

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