A Balancing Act

A Balancing Act | by The Luxi Look

The past few months, I’ve seen a slew of “Instagram vs. Reality” posts. Initially I thought they were super cheesy, but I’ve grown to love them. Why? Because for most people, what they show on Instagram isn’t their reality. I’m guilty of this myself. On my social media, I probably look like I sit around all day. The parts of my life I show: trying on outfits, going to events, eating, drinking, my dog. In reality, my life is much less glamorous. It’s very… normal. I wake up early and commute to work. Then I sit at a desk all day Monday through Friday, and oftentimes eat lunch at said desk. I go home, have dinner with my boyfriend, and am rarely out. Most nights consist of watching TV and going to bed early. But what’s the fun in showing that?

The thing with Instagram is, it’s a balancing act.

A Balancing Act | by The Luxi Look

A Balancing Act | by The Luxi Look

A Balancing Act | by The Luxi Look

On a side note, I’ve been meaning to give little life update to you guys! I recently started a new job (!!) – it’s a new role at the same company, and I have a LOT to learn! So if I’ve seemed distracted or not fully there lately, it’s because I have been. I haven’t been shooting and posting new content as much, and to be honest it has been a welcome break. It’s allowed me to focus more on one thing – which I really believe is so important.

After all, the way you do one thing is the way you do everything, right?

Speaking of a balancing act – how is one supposed to dress when it’s 94 degrees in October?! I honestly avoided being outside this weekend. Instead I stuck to hanging inside my air conditioned apartment. I bought this denim skirt last year (runs TTS) and I am so glad I did. I rarely regret buying denim, unless it’s a super trendy cut and I only wear it a couple times, but I have been loving denim skirts this season and will definitely continue to wear mine into the future. I’ve been wearing different variations of this look all season – denim skirt, cropped turtleneck, booties. Throw on a blazer and you’re good to go!

A Balancing Act | by The Luxi Look

A Balancing Act | by The Luxi Look

A Balancing Act | by The Luxi LookA Balancing Act | by The Luxi Look

Getting ready for a busy week and will be bringing you new content soon! In the meantime, I updated + added some new Glossier and Classpass Los Angeles reviews due to popular demand. Hope you all have a great week! xx

top: similar | skirt: grlfrnd | belt: b-low the belt | shoes: marc fisher

24 Discussion to this post

  1. So obsessed with your look! Will definitely inspire me for some outfits this season!
    Much love, Tiffany Lea

  2. Jessi Malay says:

    Girlll you are definitely a girl boss!! I still don’t understand how you have a full time job and manage to blog and create amazing content on a regular basis!! Seriously you’re killing it 🙂 <3

    XO, Jessi

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Hope everything is going well in your new position, Amy! 🙂 So excited for you! And I love the denim skirt that you’re wearing! It’s definitely timeless and versatile <3 Regarding Instagram, I can't agree with you more! Our reality isn't what we show on Instagram, but it's still a part of who we are, so I think it's important to have a balance of both!

    XO, Elizabeth

  4. Mikey says:

    That is such a pretty top! Love these life update posts, so refreshing to hear your perspective. I agree with so much of what you say and i love that. Congrats on your new position. x

  5. Way to go Amy 🙂 Don’t stop grinding. Social media currently is a huge headache for me personally, I bet it’s nice to focus on other things.


  6. Rachel says:

    So cool and stylish! Love the whole look! Pretty!


  7. Mel says:

    Congrats on your new role! I wish you all the best and you will rock it 🙂


  8. Esther says:

    Congratulations to your new job.
    I know what you mean when talking about the glamours life on Instagram. I believe everybody should know by now that we share our best moments and that everybody has a normal life and does normal things 🙂 Love your lace top.
    Have a great week.

    Love, Esther

  9. Such a fab post and congrats on the new job! I am so with you on real life vs. Instagram life because I am boring and stay home most of the time too! I love that you focus on your career because of course that is what is important and we will always be here to support you and wait for your blog posts and Instagram posts whenever you have them ready. I love a good denim skirt and this one is a great find. The boots are amazing too…are they velvet? I always look forward to your outfit and lifestyle posts babe! xoxo, Christine

  10. AikA❤︎ says:

    Yes girl!!!!! I know the struggle of Instagram vs. Reality! Can’t agree more that the balancing is so important!!!!
    Thanks for sharing that!
    Love your lace top + denim skirt combo!

    xo from Seattle,


  11. Liz Nguyen says:

    Beautiful photos! You looks stunning girl!


  12. Nora Gouma says:

    Love your adorable outfit, your top is my favorite. Thank you for sharing, you look gorgeous!!1



  13. Emilie says:

    Love this look especially the denim skirt! x


  14. Congrats on the new job! You look amazing in that denim mini and really love the backdrop choice. Wishing you a great day. xx


  15. Adi says:

    Such a stunning look! Congrats on the job!
    Adi xx

  16. Jessie says:

    Such a beautiful lace top!!! Always in love with your content!!! Girl, you need to share your secret of how to stay on top of creating so much amazing content on top of your daily job, fitness routine, and your extensive reading list!!!! Spill the secret!!

    xx, Jessie

  17. Shannon says:

    Haha I agree with you. I used to think they were cheesy & annoying before but now they give me a kind of.. comforting feeling haha Love your outfit btw. That top is stunning on you!

    THE FASHANN MONSTER life + style

  18. rachel vogt says:

    Oh I know what you mean, i have time job and trying to juggle blogging on the side. Sometime it does get a little overwhelmed. Well you’re doing such a fantastic job, love your contents.
    @rachelvogttrends http://rachelvogttrends.com

  19. I had the same feeling lately. Sometimes I’d like to show more reality with less glamour. But at the same time I really love to have a well curated IG feed 😀 xx

  20. Jessica says:

    I love the lace top dear! The details is jsut so lovely on you. Love how you paired it with skirt and booties, really chic look.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  21. Zoe says:

    I agree with you about it being a balancing act in terms of social media, the trick is not to compare with other people! Love the look, I’ve been wanting a denim skirt too, but I haven’t found one to accommodate my big butt but small waist yet lol!


  22. Sonia Aicha says:

    such an inspiring post, we all fall for that “instagram reality” but as long as we know that nothing is perfect and everyone does basic stuffs too, I think we won’t lost ourselves.

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