VSCO: Love it or hate it

Currently: January 30 @ 7 p.m. —

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I’ve been having a personal dilemma lately: to follow the trends or to not follow the trends.

You, yourself may be having these thoughts without even thinking that you’re having them too! Here’s what I mean:

Do I really want to spend the $40-50 now, three months into the trend, to buy those over-the-knee boots that might be out of trend in a month? I’m not sure…but what if they stay in-trend until March and into next winter season? Then it might be completely worth it – plus, they are super cute. See my dilemma?

I have the same issue with choker necklaces but it’s not because I don’t want to spend the $5, it’s more along the lines of, do I really want to look like everyone else and then be 7 chokers deep when they definitely go out of trend? I’m not sure…

A trend I am set on investing my time into is the velvet everything trend. Velvet is so classy looking and can be dressed up or down – it really is catching my eye.

You may be asking yourself, how do I even go about finding what is ‘in’ right now? Well it’s simple, hop on the computer, type in any trendy store’s website on the internet, head to the ‘new arrivals’ section and there, you have everything that consumers are currently craving.

Coming from experience, having researched trends for an assignment, I know that there are some things that will only last one season. However, no one knows that until the season is over — if it is still alive, the trend has a chance to  turn from micro to macro. I guess us consumers are willing to take the chance and make the purchase for the sake of fitting in and looking trendy.

I admit the trend bug will bite me once and a while, but only for a good price — oh and if it’s altered enough to not be too trendy.

Currently: January 8 @ 12:40 a.m. —

I always found it excessive when I would see a link to VSCO in social media bios. I wondered, ‘why a link to another social media on a current one?’

Well, that was before I had enough storage on my phone to actually download the app — (since I have it, does that require me to learn how to pronounce the app?) Anyways, since I was able to download the app, I did and I realized, wow, yeah, I really like this app and the creativity it allows.

VSCO is not as clean cut as Instagram. It is hard to figure out and there aren’t a lot of words leading you to a homepage or a connection with friends or even how to upload photos for that matter. It is sort of fun to figure out this app with it’s mysterious name.

I think my favorite thing about VSCO is that I can post as many pictures as I want in a row and no one that ‘follows’ me (because I think there’s a total of 2) will judge me for posting more than one picture a day. Plus, did I mention the filters are to DIE for?

Unlike Instagram where I feel the need to play around with the brightness, the saturation and the highlights and shadows (seriously, what is even the point of those last two?), with VSCO, I take one of my ‘eh’ photos from my camera roll, upload it onto VSCO, pick one of its amazing filters and voila — a wonderful, enhanced photo that is in a collection of my very own.

The app is well, addicting and I feel the need to upload like three or four photos a day. To see some of my faves, look below. And now, since I have the app and understand the need for my personal VSCO link everywhere, here’s a link to my personal account!

http://vsco.co/rbimonte/images/1

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