I GOT MYSELF AN INSTAGRAM HUSBAND | QUEENBEADY

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Coat MaxMara | Cardigan C/O Celuu | T-Shirt ASOS | Jeans ASOS | Boots C/O Moda In Pelle | Watch Larsson & Jennings

At last. I’m sure you can understand my absolute, utter joy in the fact that I now have an Instagram Husband. It finally happened after six years, my husband can now pick up a camera and take photos of me, exactly how I want him to. #HumbleBrag. You may have read this post back in June where I shared my concern for other bloggers who had respective other halves that just didn’t have the will when it came to taking blog photos for us. Well, with a little bit of coaching (and subtle hinting) Mr C went and bought me a 55-250mm lens for my Canon 100D this Christmas (which some of you have already asked me about here) and it has seriously taken our photography skills up another level (or even ten!)

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Despite having a slightly crumpled up t-shirt (sorry Mum, I’ll be sure to use an iron next time) we went for a dog walk nearby and managed to get some gorgeous woodland shots of this Celuu Cardigan. I haven’t owned a cardigan in a long, long, long time because I thought they were super unflattering on my curvy, size 12 frame. Except this one kinda just fits perfectly and did I mention how bloody cosy it is? It’s been the perfect winter warmer for those frosty days.

As we enter the New Year I’ve decided to take a more “minimalist” approach to my wardrobe rather than “materialistic” and owning pretty much all of ASOS for a change. I am a self confessed clothes hoarder, with a huge double wardrobe and 2 clothes rails filled with clothes. Just after Christmas I managed to fill 3 bags full and I still haven’t scratched the surface one bit. So over the next few weeks I’m going to get really tough with myself. I’m my own worst enemy because I won’t get rid of the top that I wore when James asked me to marry him, I hold an emotional attachment to some bits and pieces and it really doesn’t bode well for condensing my ‘drobe. At all.

I know a lot of people threw ideas at me, such as put your coat hangers all one way and when you have worn something turn the coat hanger the other way. Then, after 3 months, see what you haven’t turned round and send those babies to the charity shop. Or get totally honest with yourself AND someone else? Try everything on and decide what suits you and what seriously doesn’t. The second opinion might help make you more ruthless.

Either way, I’m excited to try and stream line everything. It will make my life so much easier and the house will look less cluttered without my clothes being piled everywhere. I want to try and keep classic pieces that I will where time and time again and haven’t just been bought because of a phase or a seasonal trend because 9 times out of 10, none of it actually really suits me.

If you have any other tips on how to let go of most of your wardrobe please let me know your stories so I can draw some inspiration from that too.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Bee 
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40 comments so far.
  • So sad my boyfriend won’t jump on the photo taking bandwagon.

    But on the subject of sentimental clothes. Have you thought of storing a few key pieces in the loft in vacuum sealed bags? The top you wore when your hubby proposed is a really special momento – and I too would want to keep that. I have a few tops and fashion treasures I keep stored away because they hold such fond memories. xx

    http://www.vickychandler.com

    • Haha, it’s taken a long, long, LONG time to get to this point. Usually he takes two photos (both of horrific quality) & gets bored and gives up. This lens has definitely helped!

      That’s such a good idea… I think I might have to think about that option! Thank you for point this one out Vicky (I don’t know why I didn’t think about this!)

      Bee xxx

  • You look so gorgeous!! I’m forever trying to get Dan to take decent outfit shots of me.. He loves Instagram and taking pics for his own feed, but I definitely need to train him to take good pics of me for my blog haha. xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

    • Oh jessie, you do make me blush! Well, he must be a dab hand at it if he likes instagram. My husband doesn’t really do insta 😂
      Bee xxx

  • haha too funny! I’ve managed to turn my bf into an instagram husband too. They’re such good sports, aren’t they!! haha
    Laura | collectinglabels.com

    • YAY! Aren’t we lucky gals – it really does help when they play ball. 😂
      Bee xxx

  • My fiancé has just about nailed his photography skills for me and has a good idea what I’m looking for in a photo. Sometimes he even surprises me and gets the best shots when I least expect him to! I’m also dying for a wardrobe clear out, difficult to do though until baby arrives and I know what even still fits! It’s definitely getting done at some point.

    Chelsea | theloveofsunday.co.uk

    • That is AWESOME! It’s taken me six years but we got there (slow and steady wins the race and all that 😂)
      Oh bless you – I will have no idea what to do with my wardrobe when a baby eventually comes along!
      Bee xxx

      • They get there in the end! 😂 The lovely camera and lenses give them a helping hand! That’s when the real styling issues start! 🙈 How to dress when you’re essentially shaped like a ball!

        xxx

        • HAHA! I look like a ball and I don’t even have a baby, I have no excuses! Ha!
          Bee xxx

  • Lea H

    I’m still at the beginning with trying to train my boyfriend to get me those Instagram worthy shots but this post gives me hope that with some more subtle hints I can get him there ;).
    Lea, xx
    http://www.asnippetoflife.com

    • Haha, six years it’s taken me, six years. However it has helped with this new lens so maybe if all else fails, buy a new lens 😂
      Bee xxx

  • Honestly, I did a clothes cull despite being a massive clothes hoarder and it made me feel amazing. But I didn’t feel amazing straight away. I had hung on to lots of pieces for emotional reasons even if they didn’t fit etc and it was a struggle to let go of them, but once I did I really loved opening up the doors and only seeing things that I could and would wear! x

    • That’s what I’m worried about. Although, so far so good and no clothes have been missed yet! I can’t wait to get rid of more.
      Bee xxx

  • Omg, you have the same camera as me and I recently brought that zoom lenses too. Isn’t it awesome!

    Right, so you’re having a clear out of clothes that’s amazing. I did the turn your hangers around thing and it does work in the sense you realise what clothes you don’t wear but when it comes to actually throwing them away it’s a different story. For me, I have my best friend help me throw my clothes out. She gives me a look and says “but, do you really need it. Have you worn it in the last 6 months, no? Then it’s going” haha. Do you have a friend like that? 🙈

    Kim // sincerelykimberly.com
    Xxx

    • YAYYY! It was a gift from Mr C this Christmas and it’s the most AMAZING thing. I’m so happy with it.

      I think that’s what I need. A friend, because my husband thinks I should keep certain things and I want to get rid and vice versa!

      Bee xxx

  • Yay for the Instagram husband!! I hate asking J to take photos for me because he takes SOOOOO many shots that I end up getting bored lol!! x
    Holly ∣ Closingwinter

    • WOOO! GO ME! I’m so happy we have FINALLY got there.
      Bee xxx

  • I’ve got a feeling this means we’ll be seeing even more of Bee here on the blog – whoop whoop! x

    • Hahaha, most probably! It’s just gonna make life so much easier now 💙
      Bee xxx

  • Wow, 10/10 photos for a first effort!! (I might just have to show this post to my boyfriend…). Also I adore that cardigan. I’m so happy they’re back in style.

    xx, Pia
    http://gymbagsandjetlags.com

    • Not too shabby, am I right? Haha! This long line cardigan has kept me so warm & cosy these last few weeks!
      Bee xxx

  • caroline

    Haha! Yay! These pictures are amazing! You look amazing! So happy and you. 🙂
    I wouldn’t say it’s taken me 6 years.. maybe near 3? But we’ve still work to do on mine.lol The hubby isn’t bad though.. I’ll keep him. I’ll never understand why blokes don’t just get involved.. surely there’s a lot to gain from a deal? – If you take my photos (well), I won’t moan if you play ps4 for the evening?!?.. Or whatever negotiations take your fancy.lol

    Caroline.x
    http://www.carolineelgeywhite.com

    • Thanks Caroline – I’m feeling so much better, and happier which always helps!
      Mr E-W does a VERY good job for you on the blog! I have to say, a bribe might just do the trick 😉
      Bee xxx

  • Bee you stunner! These photos are gorgeous, I need to get me one of these Instagram husbands. Even an Instagram boyfriend would be a good start 😂​ That cardigan looks so cosy too, I love this time of year for being able to snuggle up in something like that 🙂

    • Oh Emma, you do make me blush. I think we need to have an audition process to bag you an Insta Boyf/Hubs. I will happily help!
      The cardigan is unbelievably cosy. I never wanna take it off.
      Bee xxx

  • Amy Eade

    Yay to you having an Instagram husband! These pictures are really lovely too! I have a part time Instagram husband – sometimes he wants to take pictures and sometimes he hates it haha
    Amy xx
    http://www.callmeamy.co.uk

    • YAY FOR US! It has definitely taken some coaxing to get there but we have got there! So glad you do have someone who will be an insta-husband too!
      Bee xxx

  • Good luck clearing out your wardrobe! I had to condense my wardrobe when I moved in with my fiance as we shared one, falling down, freestanding wardrobe and one chest of drawers when we lived with his parents. Now we have a built in wardrobe, I have half and he has half. But there’s still not enough space for my stuff! Haha. x http://www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

    • Thank you, I most definitely need it. It’s RIDIC the amount of clothes I have. How did you manage to condense it down?
      Bee xxx

      • Oh gosh, I was just ruthless to be honest. I piled everything up on the bed and went through it one by one. Thinking; had I worn it recently, was I going to wear it anytime soon? I also looked for items with holes/rips/tears. I put them in the bin straight away. You’ve just got be hard on yourself! You can do it 💪💪 xx

  • I’d love it if Adam got really into taking photos of me! 😉 He will oblige sometimes, but I need someone to actually look at them and say “your arm looks weird” “your shirt is tucked up” “your hair is over your face”…etc rather than the usual one or two snaps followed by “ohh but you look nice in all of them”. Haha bless them! You’re looking fab in these! Alice xx

    http://www.woodenwindowsills.co.uk

    • Haha, sadly my husband is that person who points out if I look good OR bad! But, at least he is honest, haha! Thank you so much Alice!
      Bee xxx

  • Hayley Rubery

    YES TO THIS GIRL!! I’ve been training Ben up for so long and he actually enjoys it which I LOVE! Next stop… world domination with the husbands/boyfs! P.s that coat is just so bloody lush on you lady!

    Hayley xo
    http://www.frockmeimfamous.com

    • YESSSS! We have to train them well, albeit, it’s taken a little while longer than I would have liked ha! WORLD DOMINATION HERE WE COME!
      Thank you so much, it is SO cosy!
      Bee xxx

  • Kel

    You are LIVING THE DREAM! I really need to get my mr better trained!” 😀
    And well done with the clear out so far, I really need to do mine but I’m SO BAD at getting rid of anything!

    • Haha, It’s taken six long years and a new lens to sort this out! Haha!
      Bee xxx

  • Jessica Keynes

    You’re so lucky! When I ask my husband to take a photo of me – sometimes not even for social media, just a general holiday snap. He will put the camera on burst and keep taking photos so I will have over 100 photos of me brushing out my hair, speaking mid sentence, sneezing, and walking towards/away from the camera! AHHHH!

  • i did exactly the same after new year, I too had a double wardrobe and two rails of stuff and now I’ve got that down to a wardrobe and a half- the things I couldn’t bare to get rid of but know I don’t really wear I’ve put in storage containers under my bed & it’s so nice having all the clutter out of the way! Still no Instagram Husband for me tho, or even an Instagram family member/friend, hopefully I’ll find one of the above this year!

    http://taradaniella.com/

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