Why I Have An Account with (Almost) Every Major Social Media Platform

I remember this one time in college when a guy giving a talk (about what, I can’t recall) nonchalantly chuckled and said, “I mean, who doesn’t have a Facebook account?” Me. I didn’t have one at the time. Though it made me wonder if I was missing out on something.

T-shirt – Forever 21
Trousers – Next via Myntra.com
Shoes – Truffle Collection

I had a Facebook account in school, but I just didn’t see the point so I shut it down. It didn’t bother me one winkle-doodle-doo. But you see, there’s another human walking this earth with the exact same name as me who did have a Facebook account – amongst others – and, hence, arose a problem: people were adding her to their Friends List thinking she was I.

This was happening across other social media platforms as well but the one thing that really pushed me over the edge was when my name doppelganger posted a picture of herself and a guy in the middle of PDA and the post was shared with one of my closest friends with a message implying that they didn’t know I was that kind of girl. Now, I’m not a prude and people can post whatever sets their hearts on fire but COME ON.

I was about to graduate and I began to fear that prospective employers were going to do an online search of me and mistake me for being someone and something I was not. So, I bit the bullet and I had to create accounts with my real name everywhere with a Display Picture actually showing my face.

You can basically say that I’ve had to make accounts on every major social media platform because I began to realize that my image was now at stake. I could not afford to not have an account almost everywhere because we’re living in a world where your reputation and your image are not benefitted or hindered just through word-of-mouth anymore, but also through your online presence as well. And to all that, all I can say is ¬°Ay, caramba! The pitfalls of being a social animal.

Autumn is Here and I’m Pumped

What is it about autumn that makes me feel more mellowed? Maybe it’s a sub-conscious reaction from when I was back in school and knew that freedom wasn’t far away. Also, hello? Christmas? Yasss, bring on the pastries.

Shirt – The San Francisco Jeans Co. via Pantaloons
JeansRoadster via Myntra.com
(I cut the bottoms off because I wasn’t into the rings detail.)
Shoes – Forever 21

Also, dressing for fall is so much nicer. The chillier breeze hasn’t really settled into town yet. I don’t need a sweater in the day as much as in the evening, but I do look forward to more layers, more textures and more neutral colours.

I was in Delhi recently and have “fall-en” (get it?) in love all over again with H&M. Their fall-winter collection is divine. I need all their trousers and sweaters. I’m not wearing H&M in the images but let me tell you, I have been inspired and I’m thinking of styling some of my H&M bits for this season in a video. Maybe.

Also, UNIQLO is in India now. I mean, expensive, but have you seen their rainbow offerings in the basics section? I have been known to Google images of their shop floors because their displays can be so colourful. I didn’t have a chance to stop by after their recent opening but I have my fingers crossed for another time hopefully coming soon.

Oh heyyy, UNIQLO. Don’t take too long opening your e-commerce site, ey?
*Bank account cries in Japanese*
UNIQLO is a Japanese brand.