Capturing moments.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012


We're half way through December and the time is fast approaching, if not already here, to reflect on the past year. A lot has changed since the beginning of the year, but I'm so grateful for all the experiences I've had and learnt from. I'm looking forward to what the next year will bring. 

My Instagram Challenge has been going well, although I must admit, it has been a real challenge: remembering to snap away in between meetings and my busy schedule, and also making sure I've got the right shot! Haha! But that's what it's all about isn't it?

As most of you may already know, I have deactivated my Twitter account, for reasons I don't actually have to explain to anyone, but more so because I've reached a point in my life were I see it unnecessary to share every single thought I have. A site like Twitter just feeds the impulsive need to do just that (and also rant/vent) and often times I've found myself getting so caught up in it. Not very good for one, so it's goodbye for now. Next... Instagram. Just kidding. Capturing a moment on camera and sharing an immediate thought are two different things in my books, so I will stay on there until a time comes for me to move on. But who knows, with this new policy that will go into effect on January 16th 2013, that time may come sooner or later!

Anyway, how are you all?
I know some of you are missing my Outfit Posts, but let me tell you...It's been so COLD and DARK!!!

Lol, but will endeavour to deliver a few posts your way soon!

Shirley
xxx


34 Comments:

Sheyla said...

Happy Holidays Shirley!

Don't worry about deactivating Twitter. I actually agree with you that's why I simply don't post on it as much as I did before.

Well I love your Instagram snaps anyways. Out of all of these I think the cutest is the one of your younger sibling in the onesie!

Take care Shirley,
Sheyla

P.s: I'm not sure if you've seen my email yet?

GlamorousGirl said...

love it!

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Tidy-Up Gal said...

I did the same thing with Facebook, so I understand. I was getting too involved and I am not one to do things in moderation so I deleted it. I do have a "page" for my blog but that's about it. Social media can really be overwhelming. I have to remind myself to not check my Twitter feed first thing in the morning!

Ashley Taylor said...

I love the shot of your tree and the makeup! :) You always look stunning

xo Ashley
luckylittlebird.blogspot.com

Faith said...

I always enjoy your shots on Instagram.

I'm not liking this news I'm hearing about Instagram changes. Just great ... first Facebook now Instagram. Guess I have to find the next best thing :)

Chi-Chi said...

i'm enjoying your instagram project Capture December.....

I have resisted signing on to Twitter; I think it's more than enough for me to have facebook, a blog and instagram! Twitter has been revolutionary in the way we interact with people/celebs around the world, but there's Too Much Information with it....

as for instagram....well with facebook being the owner, i'm not surprised. might have to reconsider my account with instagram...


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Sarah Herring said...

Beautiful shots on instagram lovely! I really love that you take the time to make a great picture!
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Terra said...

Your photos are very lovely Shirley, I feel the same exact way except with instagram

I deleted it and felt such a weight lifted off

Happy Holidays!
xx

Bria OC said...

Loving all of your pics, they are filled with so much life :)


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Shaza said...

Happy holidays to you, love! I completely understand about the Twitter thing. With almost any social media network after a while, you start feeling the need to have people's approval on certain things. It gets draining because one should know the treasure behind keeping things to ourselves. As I always say, I love your style... you're very inspiring. Stay blessed, sweets. :)

HeartsAndCrosses said...

You look hot! Haha, great post and I totally agree with the Twitter thing, you get like addicted to it, not healthy!

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x

Jennifer Louise said...

Happy Holidays!
Good luck with Jane Austen- I read that once, and it was literally the hardest book ever to read!
Jennifer asprinklingofeuphoria.blogspot.co.uk
xx

raeexo said...

Love your instagram photos.. very artistic! :)

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Betsy said...

I king of agree with the whole twitter thing...

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Barbara Simmons said...

The social media world can be a lot to deal with so I understand. Love the blog Shirley :)

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Angel said...

I completely understand. Twitter somehow puts pressure on me to share a thought as soon as I conjure it, and I don't know if I want to be THAT intimate with the entire web. Solitude is very refreshing. :)

Happy holidays, S!

josie renee said...

You are so beautiful

xx

Rosa Banana said...

Awwwww Nathaniel looks amazing in this onesie!! haha <3
Happy holidays for you and all your family, Shirley!

Angie Ang said...

Super cute pictures!!!
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catarina tosellon said...

Magical photos!

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SILVIA said...

Hi dear!!!!
such a wonderful style
congrats;D
xx

Benedicte MAGEN said...

sooo pretty :)

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Dalia said...

All so lovely!

xx,
theintrovertedbrunette.blogspot.com

cobainbride said...

aww love you Shirley!For-real-for-real! XD xx

nnedi caroline said...

Your instagram is one of my favourites! You take such beautiful photos, plus you look stunning in your first photo :3 xo

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The Wearwithal said...

You're one of my new favorite London bloggers :)
Hello, from the States! Take care

x
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Stephanie. said...

Twitter can definitely be more of a vice than a virtue at times so I completely understand your decision!

Your instagram pictures look like they were taken with a DSLR! They're great!

I most definitely AM missing your outfit post, but I understand the temperature is ridiculous! I'm in NY and I usually have to beg my friends (lightly, since they looove me) to take my pictures on cold days.

Steph, Chocolate Laced

P.S. Teach my how to be as gorgeous as you are!!!

Zincy said...

Hey Shirley,

I really agree on your thoughts on Twitter because I feel the same as well! I stopped using twitter recently and am glad that someone feels the same.

xoxo happy holidays :)

Dara said...

Gorgeous photos Shirley! I'm totally jealous of people whose instagram feeds look absolutely perfect, like yours!

And, I understand exactly what you mean about deactivating your twitter. I kept mine deactivated for about half the year, it was such a good break. When I finally reactivated it, it felt awkward and forced to tweet what was on my mind.

Have a great day, Dara <3

Sassy! said...

LOVE IT x

alittleaboutalot said...

i often think the same thing. i usually don't use twitter for the fact that i think and rethink things too much and then i just think its so silly. good for you for doing that. we don't need to share everything, and everyone doesn't need to have full access to everything.
love ya girl!

Tinu said...

I completely understand what you mean....You will be missed on twitter :)

AngelDust said...

Can you tell me what program you use to collage your photos together? Thanks x

ludmilla doll said...

hey shirley i want to say you that i love your blog so much and i want to talk with you by mail but i don't found it! ^^ so all outfit there are awesome!seriously i 'm a fan right now!i follow you for a long times and i told you you're beautiful woman shirley really :)