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Favourites: Instagram Crushes

I love Instagram. It's instant (ha, see what I did there) because you simply upload a photo, a caption, and boom.  Done. Scroll on. Plus as someone who loves visuals and such, it's so easy to just look, like the photo, and keep scrolling. I can spend so much time just on Instagram and it's all fun times. 

Not only that, but it's so creative! The millions of apps and things you can do to your photos and videos to share! I definitely spent money on apps to make my photos better, and I don't mind either. I'm always looking for cool ways to edit photos through your phone or tablet! It's amazing how much you can do on your handheld device these days. Also in particular, filters make my life and are the greatest. God bless them and their abilities. It's also one of those platforms (like any form of social media) for people to connect.  It's a great glimpse to see into their lives in some way. 

For me, apart from the fun stuff mentioned, I also see Instagram as a way for me to get inspired. At the end of it all, they are photos to be shared and seen, and depending on who you're following, they are really great Instagrams that have wonderful feeds.  Here are four of them I would like to share and rave about. They are definitely worth those double-tap hearts.

The Pink Diary

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I forgot how I stumbled across The Pink Diary, but I'm pretty sure it was someone who I was following, liked one of her photos and curiosity got to me (doesn't this happen a lot in Instagram though) and clicked on her profile. As soon as I lurked, followed! Every thing about the photos are all just so lovely, so clean, and so beautiful! Definitely one of those great flat layout Instagrams, if you're really into those. If you think her Instagram is beautiful, she also has a blog which is equally gorgeous. 

Shop Bicyclette

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I remember one of my pals, Diana, talking about Shop Bicyclette some time ago and I remember being in awe. I remember visiting the shop once at their Queen St. West, and adored everything in the shop and what they offered. Sadly, they have closed their doors, but that doesn't mean it's over for them yet. Everything about the photos are just so wonderful, whimsical, and fairytale like. Their blog and Pinterest are also what my dreams are made of. To die for. 

Chriselle Lim

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Chriselle Lim is someone I can look to for style inspiration. She's the epitome of chic (her tagline is stay chic, so it's fitting!) and simply effortless. Her YouTube videos is just as inspiring and her blog, The Chriselle Factor? What a beauty! Her Instagram is another one I'm always 'liking' every chance I get. She also recently became a mother, and I'm so in love with how she's handling it all and how stylish she is throughout. Her daughter is adorable and I'm so excited to see matching Mommy and daughter outfits!

Novel Sounds

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I discovered the blog, Novel Sounds, when I finally followed Jenny Han on Twitter. Jenny Han wrote one of my favourite novels, To All the Boys I've Loved Before, and as it is nearing its long awaited sequel, P.S. I Love You (!!!) I believe she was having a Twitter live chat, and that was where I discovered this beautiful blog and Instagram! I'll admit I'm someone who as much as I love books, I can get overwhelmed with which books to start reading. There are so many choices! But once I find one, I start reading, and if I really love it? I get really invested, so. It depends. I just go in phases! I wish I was more into books so those phases wouldn't happen, but I feel like Novel Sounds changes that for me! The blog itself is so informative, fun and it's filled with super cute goodies in between. I feel so inspired to buy more books and get back into the swing of reading.

There were so many I wanted to include, but we can keep this theme running for the future. There are a ton of Instagrams that I follow that I love equally, so I will have to keep it going for future posts! In the meantime, these are the ones that really are what I'm loving full time. This is the reason why I love Instagram a lot. That's what these things are all about right? To share, to love, to be creative and to inspire. And these Instagrams prove just that. 


  1. Anonymous3/13/2015

    it's me taya!!! just leaving you some love on your blog alyssa your entries are so great! i follow the pink diary on ig too! now i have to check out novel sounds your rec is great

  2. Oh man, I've been trying to cut down my IG list too. These photos are too pretty!

    1. Haha! I'm sorry! But yeah i know right, they're really pretty and I am following soooo many too! I should cut back as well but I can't help it!