Five Photo-Editing Apps for iPhone to Up Your Instagram Game

I've made it my mission to put more effort into my photos. Having a lot of time to myself these past six months since my major break-up (I can't believe it's been that long!), I rekindled a variety of my interests--most notably, my love of photography. I'm notorious for going on these Pinterest "sprees" where I fill my boards with beautiful editorial shots and eccentric-but-cute Tokyo street style looks--because let's be real, there's no fashion like Japanese fashion--but as much as I like curating my own space where I can cite inspiration for my next creative project, I realized that I wasn't contributing my own work as much as I'd like to due to time constraints and not having my camera accessible at all times.

Social sharing sites like Instagram have made it easier to take beautiful photos directly from my phone that I'm able to share with followers on days when I'm not active on the blog. Instagram has clearly stepped up its game since being acquired by Facebook, but I still like having a variety of options based on the mood I'm trying to capture that filters alone can't offer. Below, I've shared my five favorite photo-editing apps (in no particular order) which my readers can use to enhance their iPhone photography. Sometimes, I use them in conjunction with each other or with the filters on Instagram, or other times, I prefer to use them alone.  Versatility in apps is rad.

Brand Crush: Vivetta Resort 2016 Collection Lookbook


Be still, my kitten heart! Vivetta's Resort 2016 Collection debuted last week, and I am completely blown away. I've been obsessively tagging all of my fashion enthusiast friends on Facebook with sentiments like "THIS COLLECTION CHANGED MY LIFE" or "I CAN'T STOP THINKING ABOUT THAT SWAN SKIRT, SEND MONEY PLZ!"

OOTD: Big Hair and BB Dakota

Sometimes all it takes is looking at things from a fresh perspective. 

The title of this post is a bit misleading: these are actually outfit photos that I took around a month or two ago.  When I originally looked at the camera roll, I wasn't really feeling the shots Jordan (my now ex-boyfriend) took, so I just decided to give up and try again later. At the time, I was feeling incredibly self-conscious about my weight, and it was painfully obvious (to me) how awkward I felt just by looking at these pictures.
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