It’s been nearly two months since I disabled my Instagram. Not being on the gram has its upsides like better focus and more time. The downside is that you miss out on the trends. For instance I didn’t realize that the official start of spring is just a week away.
All the people with capsules have their spring capsule wardrobe organized and shared all over their social media. On the contrary, I’ve not had any time to think about it. Mostly because the weather in Amsterdam is still cold and stormy, but also because life has been busy. VERY busy.
It’s that time of the year when I’m finding myself attending too many work meetings, going to too many parties with friends, and participating in too many career events. I’ve not had many home-cooked meals or exercised regularly. Laundry seems to be piling up and I can’t remember when I last washed my makeup brushes.
I’m sharing this with you because work-life balance doesn’t always mean what we see and hear on social media. Balance isn’t always in the half hour of exercise, breakfast smoothie, forest walk, or homemade lunch. I’ve come to realize work-life balance is connected to our energy levels; and both a great workout and a solid client presentation are abundant sources of energy for me.
The idea is that work isn’t always depleting our energy levels and life isn’t always restoring them. I’ll let you read this McKinsey article to deliver my message.
Anyhow, hopefully I’ll give some shape to my spring capsule wardrobe by next weekend! If you want spring style inspiration, do check out my Pinterest board. I definitely want to incorporate more colors to my wardrobe. I’m thinking beige, blush, and orange. Green is also big this season, so I’ll have to evaluate my options once I take out the warm weather clothing box.
As for Instagram, I don’t know when I’ll be back on it. If I did return, I may not use the same strategy as before. I’d likely only create content that organically fits into my schedule and not follow any accounts (keeping up takes too much time!). I also no longer want to allocate time to take food and outfit photos and take on the added stress of making them look cohesive against each other in a grid. When I put these conditions on myself, I’m left wondering why even do Instagram! What do you think?
Before signing off, I’ll just bring your attention to my potential spring uniform pictured above. A versatile loafer and trench paired with culottes and a plain top! Simple and if I do say so myself, chic!
That’s all for today! Hope you all enjoyed reading this more casual, chit-chat type of post. 🙂 Hopefully, HydraFacial review coming up next!