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Instagram vs. What Was Really Happening

I read this article the other day where a girl shared pictures from her Instagram and said what it looked like vs what was really going on... it was hilarious. I think it's so easy to feel like everyone lives a fabulous life on insta and so funny to hear about what they really had going on! Here's a peek into my feed:

What it looks like... I curled my hair for Father's Day and put on a nice outfit for brunch so I could take a quick snap before running out the door to meet my dad and celebrate.

What was really happening... My hair looked disgusting that day so it was in a a ponytail which is why it looks so short. In fact, I don't know how to curl my hair and it was so gross that I curled it with my fingers and stood in front of my closet door to get a decent picture. I don't even remember what I did on Father's Day, and I probably slept in that shirt.

What it looks like... Ahh, arrived at NYC and hanging out around Columbus Circle. Entered the shops and got a cool picture of the circle from my view inside.

What was really happening... I was in J. Crew at the shops on Columbus and I almost fell down the stairs / ran into someone trying to get this picture. I'm pretty sure they thought I was insane and after taking the picture I proceeded to knock over a pair of shoes.

What it looks like... Caroline and I casually spent an afternoon trying to make macarons. They didn't turn out perfect, but they were still delicious! Oh, and we have the same shirt too, isn't that funny? We always look cute when we bake because we are cute people with great lives. After all, doesn't everyone make macarons in June?

What really happened... We had to make macarons for a guest post for Gracey that never even got drafted because they turned out so horrible I almost threw up. In fact, there might still be some leftover filling in my fridge if you'd like to witness it. Also, Carin's wearing my shirt because we made the macarons on maybe the hottest day of the summer and we had to change out of our workout clothes so we could do it for the 'gram... #secretsout

What it looks like... Just shooting for my monogram necklace post! Doesn't my hair look great? That's natural.

What really happened... I'm not wearing a bra. I also made Caroline take this picture 5409438 times at a million different angles because I didn't think it was good enough.

What it looks like... Finally in Rhode Island! Stopped for ice cream and having a great time walking around town with the fam. 

What really happened... I was alone... in the middle of a street... at 9 o'clock at night, when I took this picture. Edited? Nah... Only had to bump up the exposure like 100%.


Let me know if you enjoyed this post! I thought it was super fun!!


  1. I literally just posted this too! I've been seeing it everywhere! I love yours!!

  2. Haha! I haven't seen these posts going around, but it is entertaining seeing "the other side."


  3. My life in a nutshell. Definitely guilty of the no bra insta pic too!

  4. Love this post it's so true, every instagram post has a good story behind it!
    xx, Catherine

  5. This is so funny! Your instagrams are always so pretty, but knowing that your life isn't that perfect makes me feel a little better (does that make me a terrible person?).

    Also, your writing in this post is great!


  6. hahaha! love it! I'm seriously considering doing one of these posts now!

  7. Wonderfully done Fran! I was laughing my butt off! Good job at speaking the truth! Haha

  8. This is so funny! Might have to do a post like this soon!

  9. This is so creative haha love it I'll have to do it sometime!


  10. This is hilarious! I've gotta do one of these!

  11. Love these posts!! They're so much fun to read haha

    - Kirstin

  12. I love this Fran! These are all so funny - I love the story about the macarons!

    Constance || Prep Northwest

  13. Oh my gosh, this is awesome! I love it! Tee hee! :)

    Mandie ~

  14. Love this idea! Definitely going to be doing something like this for my blog as well!

  15. These posts are just so funny to read! I love seeing what goes on behind the perfect instas!

    The Life & Times of Belle


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