How I Edit My Instagram Photos( @stormywheather )

I often get asked how exactly I edit my Instagram photos… and while I do believe the magic lies within the composition of each photo unto itself, edits can and do help convey certain moods and vibes. I made this post to serve as a little overview of how I edit my own photos and hopefully inspire you when it comes to editing your own!

So without further ado, let’s take a look into my tips to creating a unified and consistent Instagram feed before I get into specific edits and filters. I also compiled a list of what all VSCO settings really do and how you can use them to maximize the potential of every photo you take without using a filter if you so choose!

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Dear Santa... all I want for Christmas is...

❝ … Santa baby, slip a sable under the tree for me, I’ve been an awful good girl.
Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight…

Okay so maybe I’m being a little inconsistent with my song choices (sue me), right after I said I wasn’t one to burst into spontaneous Christmas jingle, but I figured I should make at least one Blogmas post that didn’t absolutely bash the heck out of the holiday season. So here you have it– my hopes, dreams, and wishes (kidding, kidding) for Christmas morning.

Let me disclaim that this list is not solely comprised of only materialistic goods nor do I think Christmas is entirely about receiving gifts. What gives the holiday season sentimental meaning is because of what it represents: togetherness, family, and love… not gifts. However, here are some things I’d like for Christmas as well as some of my little aspirations for the post-Holiday season that aren’t quite big enough to be considered resolutions.

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My first blogmas post and I write about this? I know what you’re thinking… what kind of terrible monster am I? How could I not just L-O-V-E Christmas? It’s the best time of year, after all! Yay commercialism, presents, and the spirit of “giving”.

I should be happy, busting out into spontaneous Christmas jingles, and donning a Santa Hat 24/7 shouldn’t I? Isn’t that what Christmas is all about?

No.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a total scrooge, and while I don’t hate Christmas, I don’t particularly like it either. If anything, despite my love for all things snow and winter, the one thing I’m not as jazzed about every year has to be Christmas. Even as a child, I don’t remember loving it for any reason other than receiving presents, and that same materialism is a phase I eventually grew out of.

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To My Ex’s Future Girlfriend,

I respect you.

I know that sounds funny to hear. I don’t know you yet and neither does he. If you were wondering, we’re hot on the heels of a breakup– it’s never pretty, is it? But, above all else, I trust that my ex’s decision was sound before he went and let his heart get involved. He doesn’t just give his heart away like a handout, you know. You’re lucky to see a side of him that goes unnoticed and unknown. I promise you will spend a better half of your time getting lost in the thick of the woods before you come out on the other side, but I also promise his moon is the brightest shine you’ll ever see.

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It’s the fourth day of November and you know what that means… time for goal setting and pie consuming. November is one of my favorite months, and it has e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g to do with the fact that Thanksgiving is right around the corner.

In honor of the month of giving thanks, here is a list of a few things I’m thankful for right now!

  • My sassy professors and my TA’s Twitter account (and also teasing my TA about the tweets he writes about his students)
  • My grandmother’s cute little laugh
  • My amazing, friendly, funny, inspiring, friends. I know it’s cheesy to say, but the people in my life right now are all some of the best people I’ve ever met– 10/10 would recommend.
  • The fact that I’m lucky enough to pursue an area of study I enjoy, and also have time to pursue my other hobbies such as blogging, photography, writing, and graphic design. School doesn’t dominate my entire life and even though there will come a time where it will have to, right now I’m just focused on riding the wave.
  • The smell of rain
  • My size 6 feet and the fact that shoes are never sold out in my size
  • !!!!MY MOM!!!!!

Okay, now after that little celebratory aside, let’s talk goals. More importantly, the goals I set for myself last month.

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