10 Instagram Accounts You Should Follow Right Now

Because… they’re AWESOME! These Instagram accounts are a dolly mixture. Some make me laugh, some make me think, or want to travel more. Mostly, they’re uplifting, encourage self-love and are ordinary, everyday moments documented – my favorite kind <3.

Disclaimer: I don’t believe in following any IG accounts that make me feel lesser than I am or strike envy. But I can appreciate well put together posts, and know that people represent the best version of themselves on platforms such as these. Take everything in with a grain or two of salt, and remember that it’s totally okay not to have “perfectly-styled” hair every day with makeup that doesn’t budge, or wear designer clothes that cost $$$ all on a size 2 frame whilst jetting off to a different country every week. For most, life isn’t like that, including mine and hey, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Embrace YOU.

1. Winning Me Over

This is a really awesome account for regrams. You can use the hashtag #winningmeover when you gram a shot of your city (or wherever you may be), and they pick the best to share. For us wanderlusters, proceed with caution. It may result in a lengthy travel bucket list.

2. Insta2yearold

This account is hilarious. It’s a NYC based blogger ‘gramming life from the point of view of her two year old daughter Harlow. What really makes this account though, are the captions that go with the images, sheer brilliance!

3. Loveyourlines

This account was created by two anonymous mums to encourage women of all ages, shapes and sizes to love their bodies. Specifically stretch marks and other indicators of weight being lost or gained due to pregnancy, growth spurts during teen years or whatever may have been the cause. They share their followers’ images (with permission of course) and their stories which are often relatable, familiar, confidence boosting, encouraging and heart-warming all at once.

4. The Everygirl

The Every Girl is a site that aims to speak to the masses, hence the name, and discusses various topics including trends, fashion, interiors, food, technology etc. Their IG feed is filled with styled spaces, people and yummy food.

5. kristinrogers

Kristin Rogers is a Photographer based in CA who shares photos of her daily life in all of its quirkiness, home-schooling her two girls. She has a series with her pet frog using the hashtag #ohmygoodnessmrhopkins and pet rabbit with #bitsofbitsy – just adorable!

6. Ashlee Gadd

Ashlee is a Blogger and Photographer living in Sacramento. She blogs about marriage, and life with her two beautiful little boys over at Where My Heart Resides and is the Founder of Coffee and Crumbs, a collaborative blog about Motherhood. Her writing is very moving, I’ve been reading her personal blog for over a year and C+C since it began last year. Her Insta is filled with cute little faces, excursions and beautiful interiors.

7. The Pink Diary

Ever wondered where those perfectly styled photos of folded clothing and accessories come from? It’s most probably this Instagram account. Their images are just that, with everything in the frame arranged perfectly on a clean background. Follow along for image styling info!

8. Elsie Larson/A Beautiful Mess Official

If you’re familiar with ABM at all you’ll know that these girls love color and DIY. Their Insta are always filled to the brim with bold shades, cute poses and homemade goodies, and are very well framed.

9. Danielle Laporte

The brains behind The Desire Map and setting goals based on your feelings, DLP if you don’t already know it, is pretty darn awesome. Danielle shares “Truthbombs” daily which are inspiring word/phrases/mantras to get you through just about anything. She also shares insight into her personal life and daily struggles/triumphs and her fur-baby Christopher Starbeam.

10. Humansofny

It would be pretty hard not to have heard of Humans of New York by now, even if you live under a rock. I LOVE PEOPLE (most days ha!) and I absolutely love what Brandon is doing here, and the fact that people have gotten real opportunities from being featured on HONY. The current story on Mott Hall Bridges Academy is truly inspiring and beautiful; I would be lying if I said it didn’t bring tears to my eyes following along.

A Memorable Night

For those Soho Revue Bar virgins, the main bar is an intimate room with small stage, with a small dance floor, 3 or 4 rows of seating and the bar area at the back. The room is lavishly decorated with huge chandeliers.

The intimate crowd consisted of a mix of music fans and general partygoers of all ages. The overall feel for the night was one of entertainment, humour and partying in an intimate club.

The Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Mark Jones, truly on form in a pimp daddy style leopard print two-piece. The bands that played from the Wall Of Sound label were excellent.  At times coming offstage to sing in the crowd to give the whole night a special feel of intimacy, which is often lost in bigger venues.

The Shortwave set was a real highlight.  As was Mpho Skeef who’s London sound set the tone.  The lead singer had a distinct husky quality reminiscent of Macy Gray and Corrinne Bailey Rae.

A Human provided the perfect energetic performance to get the party in full swing.  One group that proved very popular was the Infadels. All the acts went together seamlessly and each brought their own individuality; all of which now appear on my iPod playlist.

It was good to see each of the bands staying to watch and support each other’s performances and having a good drink and a dance.  Walking around the venue you had a chance to have a quick chat with all the bands, which again helped create a good vibe.

Marc Almond’s performance was the biggest act of the night, and he didn’t fail to get the crowd going. Like a kid in a sweet shop he was in his element on stage, loving every moment.  This was that time of the night when everyone hit the dance floor.

Marc sang some new material, and after some persuading (chanting from the now tipsy crowd), revisited some old favourites including the big one, Tainted Love.  Everyone was taken back in time and bounced around the room in alcoholic excitement.

Following Marc Almond was a perfect time to introduce Chicago’s DJ Pierre – the legend of House who took control for the post-midnight slot; the Revue bar by this stage was definitely a full-blown club night, making full use of the busy, compact dance floor immediately in front of the stage.

The night was a great success, and the crowd were very enthusiastic, particularly after a few complimentary San Miguels’. There was another bar upstairs, which was far more chilled out. But the action was definitely down in the the main bar all night. An excellent night was had by all.  Now we are massively looking forward to the second of the five /hidden /depth events as the Glimmers play Manchester on 10th July at Joshua Brookes (next to the old Paradise Factory).