insta-update: winter 2014.

row one: door - spoons - dress | row two: barn - museum | row three: Gus - water view - macarons 
row four: earrings - cookbook | row five: snowy night - ice cream - bedroom

Since we got home from Europe, {cv} and I haven't strayed far from home. Aside from a family wedding in New Hampshire and our "staycation" in Boston, we have been in and around Rhode Island for the past two months. There are few things I love about the snowy New England winters, but if there is one thing I'm learning to appreciate it's this: the winter forces you to slow down. If you take a look at my Instagram, you'll see a lot of cozy shots from the last two months--which is just fine by me.

In the past few months, I have also been falling in love with VSCO CAM. I wasn't a huge fan of their previous design, but the last few updates changed my mind. You can even buy extra packs of "filters", which make it way more fun. If you're a VSCO user, do you have any favorite "filters"? I'm a huge fan of F2. What other photo apps do you use? I also dabble in Afterlight and Snapseed, but VSCO has really become my go-to. xoxo {av}


  1. love camera plus too! i kind of dabble in vsco, afterlight, and camera plus depending on my mood!

  2. I always straighten and brighten in Afterlight, then I move to VSCO for the filters (usually 05 with a little fade + pink or orange shadow tint) Not that you didn't already know my little tricks ;) #highmaintenance instagrams

  3. your winter doesnt look too bad,... i still want to jump to spring! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  4. VSCOCam is my favorite! I like using Afterlight to put white bars around my photo as well.

  5. Haha, I love the insta pic of the macarons, next to a picture of macarons! So cute!!

    xo, B

  6. I was also not a big fan of VSCO but after hearing more and more people liking it after the update, I'm going to give it another go. Afterlight and Camera+ are my go-to editing apps. I have others I use here and there like ProHDR, Aviary, Rhonna Designs, Wood Camera.

    I miss proper winters. I grew up in Buffalo, NY and we don't get them here in sunny, CA!

  7. Great photos! Your cat is so cute, too!