The 5 Instagram Photos We All Post, and What They REALLY Mean…


Instagram, as we all know, is a great little app for sharing photos of our loved ones, giving little snapshots of our daily lives, and bullshitting to everyone we know that we have our lives together. Don’t try to deny it – we’re all guilty of at least a little careful image construction on social media. Below are 5 Instagram pictures I regularly see pop up on my feed, the fallacy that the photo’s trying to convey and the usually less impressive reality behind them. I’m not judgin’, as all of these are taken from my own account (my personal account by the way – the obsessively-compiled ‘theme’ of my blog’s Instagram account is a whole other story and post).

The Cocktail Photo

Insta 1Fallacy: I’m sociable and my friends and I enjoy going out for drinks, but not cheap drinks or in loud vulgar clubs like we used to, but fancy, grown-up drinks that cost £8 each.

Reality: It’s happy hour and I bet I still end up going out afterwards and losing my keys/phone/dignity.

The Car and Coffee Photo

Insta 2Fallacy: I’m drinking a Costa in my car because I’m a busy gal on the go. My nails also look nice? Oh yeah, I can afford a car, a set of acryllics and a Costa – how ‘bout you, peasant?

Reality: My hot chocolate is getting cold and I’ve never hated my fat thumbs more in my life. Why won’t you look elegant damn you?!

The Brunch Photo

Insta 4Fallacy: I have my life together; you can tell this because I’m out of the house by 10:30, and so was obviously not drunk last night. Plus I clearly have so many friends that I need to meet up with them before noon just to fit them all into my life. Plus I like sourdough bread.

Reality: I’ve chosen the most Instagrammable thing on the menu. I wish this was a bacon sandwich.

The Gym Photo

Insta 3Fallacy: Oh here I am again, at my second home of the gym. It’s no biggie; I understand we can’t all be this dedicated.

Reality: I can only show you my feet because the rest of me looks like a sweating hippo. I’m going home to eat dougnuts.

The Selfie

Insta 5Fallacy: I woke up like thiiiis, ooh I woke up like this.

Reality: I did not wake up like this. In fact, I don’t even look like this now (thanks filters). Oi lad that I fancy, slide into my DMs already.

I hope some of you can relate to this post, and that it’s not just me who’d guilty of a little Inst-fallacy here and there. Remember: don’t blame yourself, blame Myspace for starting all of this madness.


21 Responses

  1. Pam April 22, 2016 / 10:33 am

    so funny! the food one especially! SO TRUE! ahaha
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

    • Claire April 26, 2016 / 1:40 pm

      Haha thank you, glad you can relate! xx

  2. Tenz April 22, 2016 / 11:09 am

    hahaahah did this post make me laugh out loud, It’s so true though social media isn’t reality and the sooner people get that the better of we’ll all be, that’s not me slating it though I’m totally insta obsessed hahaha!
    Also, your hair gurrrrl, amazing colour!

    • Claire April 26, 2016 / 1:40 pm

      Exactly haha – and doing it ourselves should make us realise how much everyone else is fibbing too 😉 Thank you lovely! xx

  3. Alina Bostan April 22, 2016 / 12:45 pm

    LOVE this post haha, so true. I think as long as we all know that Instagram is there to show the pretty side of our lives than it’s all ok x

    Beauty with charm

    • Claire April 26, 2016 / 1:41 pm

      Exactly, no need to take it so seriously. Thanks for reading 🙂 xx

  4. Leah at Devoted To Pink April 22, 2016 / 2:12 pm

    This made me laugh out loud!! SO true!!! I totally get that on social media you only show a very small part of your life and you never really know someone or what their life is about. Leah xx

    • Claire April 26, 2016 / 1:41 pm

      Thank you, glad you liked it haha 🙂 xx

  5. Lindsey April 22, 2016 / 5:43 pm

    Hahah, hilarious post and much of it is too true! We always want to show the best, eh? I definitely laughed at the food picture. I could totally go for a bacon sandwich right now.

    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

    • Claire April 26, 2016 / 1:41 pm

      Haha I could ALWAYS go for a bacon sandwich 😉 xx

    • Claire April 26, 2016 / 1:42 pm

      Thanks for your lovely comment! And so true, exactly xx

  6. Shireen L. Platt April 23, 2016 / 3:37 pm

    This post is gold! HAHA! Thank you so much for shedding some light and humour to the meaning behind each IG pictures. I can totally relate!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • Claire April 26, 2016 / 1:42 pm

      Ha glad it’s not just me! 🙂 xx

    • Claire April 26, 2016 / 1:42 pm

      Haha glad others are guilty of these 😉 xx

  7. Paulina April 23, 2016 / 7:35 pm

    Haha I love this post! I’m sure we’re all guilty as charged! By the way, I just discovered your blog and really loving it! Already followed you on Insta and will make sure to follow everywhere else as well. :*

    Would love for you to stop by my feed too! Hopefully see you soon!


    • Claire April 26, 2016 / 1:42 pm

      Thanks so much for reading & commenting! Will definitely check your blog out now xx

    • Claire April 26, 2016 / 1:43 pm

      HURRAY we’re not alone 😉 xx

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