July 27, 2014

Simple Living - Instagram moments week#2

  Time flies. Here's already a week #2 roundup of the Simple Living moments shared through my Instagram. In the week #1 post I talked about how important it is to document your daily life visually through Instagram, and made an example of how an Instagram week of lifestyle blogger looks like in 10 pictures, with comments and advices on what hashtags I use and what I post about. 
  So, what I would love to say as this week's cover letter is that you own your Instagram, not your Instagram owns you. You set up the frequency of your posts, topics and the organic smooth look of your feed. There's a lot been said on the web about how to gain  more followers and bla bla, and if this is the question you want an answer for - my blog is probably the wrong place to find it. But if you insist, I assume the most important thing is to show your life the way your followers would want to live it through. Honest, active, full of details and creative vibe.

How to create a beautiful visual diary on Instagram when you are a lifestyle blogger.

How to create a beautiful visual diary on Instagram when you are a lifestyle blogger.

F21xme - bohemian ethnic necklace from Forever21

How to create unique pictures for your Instagram visual diary.

How to promote your blog on Instagram

How to create unique pictures for your Instagram visual diary.

What hashtags to use to gain more followers on Instagram

Popular hashtags to use on Instagram to gain more likes and followers

How to create unique pictures for your Instagram lifestyle blog.

What is important to post about on your instagram when you're a lifestyle blogger.

1. "Don't turn into human spam". This is my moto while I am trying to find a balance between public and private (my personal Instagram started a long time before I started blogging, so I kept it going instead of splitting into two accounts), so each time I have an impulsive desire to post my lunch or selfie I think twice. This is the phrase from Show Your Work! book that I found another day in UO, where the author Austin Kleon basically suggests to show you work but not your dogs, cats, babies, selfies, lunches and lattes. (I also used an opportunity to show off my awesomest engagement ring) #quote
2. It is extremely hot in Los Angeles these days, so I love to add peppermint syrup to my iced latte, it gives such a cool (literally) Christmas feeling. #losangeles
3. As a sucker for bohemian jewelry, I feel so lucky about my latest purchase - ethnic-looking necklace from Forever21, and even on final sale:) #details
4. Pink fairy sunsets in Los Angeles are probably one of the first reasons I can start loving this city. #sunset
5. Nature gatherings bring me so much fun lately, I use them as props for my posts and also for blog promotion. Writing TLV Birdie with little organic stuff wasn't an easy challenge! #typography
6. I finally received few thrifted books for a big embroidery project I am planning to start really soon, and the illustrated pages took my breath away. #reading
7. With 3 rides only my beautiful vanilla bike received more compliments from strangers on the streets than my previous bike in Tel Aviv for all it's bike life. 
8. My typical urban gypsy biking outfit : old Mango man t-shirt customized into muscle tee, vintage cut offs and plaid shirt. #ootd
9. We got some new green friends today and completed a little spontaneous bedroom makeover. And also, we are trying to stay hydrated in these hot like hell summer days. #succulent
10. Hamsa necklace, for protection and peaceful skies. #istandwithisrael

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July 23, 2014

Happy in Happy Habitat throw

  There's nothing cozier than cuddling in a blanket on the wild beach. Especially, on a grey day, when the ocean looks so atmospheric and few rain drops are falling down on the sand. Especially, if you are a lucky owner of an epic stylish throw. I got extremely lucky to receive this Kenichi eco throw with a geometric design from Happy Habitat. The brand's founder Karrie Kaneda is an amazing person, who turned her love to color, design and nature into inspiring designs and environment-friendly brand. All the throws (as well as pillow covers, and mini throws) are 80% made of recycled cotton. The designs themselves are inspired by traditional native arts and cultural heritage patterns : aztec, greek, moroccan etc. My Kenichi throw reminds me of native american motives and it is going to be my must have for evenings at the beach, open-air film screenings in Silver Lake and home chilling on our sofa with a glass of apple cider. I totally recommend you to do the same and go grab your new best friend substitute from Happy Habitat

Embroidered style blog : from bohemian styling to embroidery stitched images

The one thing that makes my bohemian style blog outstanding - hand embroidered photographs

Bohemian props styling idea and handmade embroidery on paper

Stitching embroidery on photographs - bohemian art and style blog TLV Birdie

Happy Habitat throw Los Angeles designer

free spirit photography on the beach

Malibu Beach, California image

Free spirit inspired outfit idea - pleasant top from Forever21, print joggers from Zara and Happy Habitat throw

bohemian style blog from Los Angeles

Happy Habitat textile designer brand from Los Angeles

happy habitat textile designer from California

bohemian fashion and lifestyle blog

bohemian fashion and lifestyle blogger

Happy Habitat throws are available in online-store,
and TLV Birdie Blog readers receive special 20% off with a code TLVBIRDIE (till August 31).

Boho top and buckled sandals - Forever21, print pants - Zara (old), throw* ℅ Happy Habitat.
Photography by Xia Thao photography

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July 21, 2014

Free People July'14 Catalogue - my favorite look

  When I received the catalogue from Free People into my mailbox, I knew there are treasures, inspiration and new textures hiding inside. It is like a doze of fresh air for me - to get lost into visually perfect images of free spirit styled outfits. I chose my favorite look from the catalogue and did a hand-stitched embroidery on it. I love everything about this simple yet edgy outfit composition - destroyed white tee, amber sateen jacket with metal coin embellishments, tasseled jewels and quilted vegan leather skinny jeans

Los Angeles based mixed media artist and bohemian style blogger TLV Birdie

Los Angeles based mixed media artist and bohemian style blogger TLV Birdie

Los Angeles based mixed media artist and bohemian style blogger TLV Birdie

Source: Free People July 2014 catalogue

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