23 photos all twenty-somethings have uploaded to Instagram


Because we’re all the same, admit it.

1. A pot (or empty Diptyque candle) of clean make-up brushes. Because your Sunday was hella more productive than everyone elses.

2. A cat. Your cat. Your friend’s cat. A neighbour’s cat. Anyone’s cat. Oh, or a dog.

3. A slightly drunk selfie in your full-length mirror showing off Saturday night’s outfit which is a pencil skirt and a crop top that shows one whole centimetre of flesh EVERY SINGLE DAMN TIME.

4. A mug with your initial on. All the sass. *Inserts 573656744 sassy girl emojis*

5. Avocados and poached eggs on toast. Maybe with some ground pepper and chilli flakes if you’re feeling fancy.

6. A throwback to when you were skinnier, blonder and had a dazzling tan to serve as a stark reminder to everyone that you used to be hot, which means there’s a chance you could one day be that hot again.

7. A Cambembert because you have a sophisticated palette and you eat cheese and carbs and stuff and don’t give a fuck.

8. An afternoon tea. You be a posh lady who drinks Early Grey and eats scones and the world must know this.

9. A photo of you wearing a tartan scarf because guys, guys, look how alternative you are.

10. A hat selfie. Either a quirky and chic black fedora because you’re creative and mysterious or a fluffy pom pom bobble hat because you’re being middle-class and going for a Sunday walk. Hats, hats, all the hats.

11. A glass of ‘bubbly’ or ‘champers’, AKA a £6 bottle of Cava from Tesco Express.

12. A boarding pass and a passport because you are going somewhere, anywhere, and living the absolute fucking dream.

13. A nice notebook. Maybe a glittery one. Or one that says something clever. Or just one from Paperchase because Paperchase.

14. A bird’s eye view of a skinny cappuccino with a neat dusting of chocolate because gurl needs to have her caffeine fix. Manicured hand drowning in midi rings and chunky jumper sleeve optional.

15. A regram of Kim Kardashian and North West because #Goals.

16. A green juice made from a NutriBullet because you’re going to be Millie Mackintosh soon, everyone just wait and see.

17. An array of glossy magazines including Elle and Vogue because you, darling, are keeping the print industry in business.

18. A giant stuffed crust pizza from Domino’s complete with 17 different toppings and 5 sides and a smattering of different sauces because ALL THE HANGOVER. FML.

19. A new pair of jazzy Nike Free trainers. Sure you’ll wear these to the gym maybe twice but mostly you just want to look a bit hip and happening when you team them with your ripped skinny jeans.

20. A Jo Malone candle. Or, failing that and being a bit poor, just a bog standard vanilla one.

21. A smoothie bowl with overnight oats and flax seeds and almond butter and every other health food you ordered off eBay.

22. Some sort of cult reading material – either ‘It’ by Alexa Chung, ‘Not That Kind Of Girl’ by Lena Dunham or ‘Pretty Honest’ by Sali Hughes.

23. And obviously, because why the flip not, a hot dogs or leg photo whilst sunning yourself by a bright turquoise pool and drinking a pink cocktail. ENJOY YOUR RAIN IN ENGLAND, LOSERS.




  • This is blooding genius Hannah! Sooo accurate!

  • Haha this is brilliant – I don’t think I am sophisticated or rich enough to have instragrammed all of these – maybe once I leave uni?! xxx

    Sam | Samantha Betteridge

  • Woop I didn’t manage to tick off all of them. I don’t feel like I’m completely addicted to Instagram any more if I haven’t done all these things. Perhaps I should do all these things? Do I need to run out and buy a Jo Malone candle, like NOW?

    I can definitely say I’m guilty of coffee, smoothie and tea shots. And if I had a dog it would need it’s own channel. My instagram is @missd3bbie if anyone wants to see how many of this list I can tick off.

    I found myself using instagram a lot more and also being more interactive on it with comments as well as just hearting photos. I follow a lot of pro photographers on there with beautiful shots.

    Debbie x http://www.hellodeborah.co.uk

  • Great post Hannah – gave me a smile whilst Im stuck in the house feeling poorly. Ive only posted about half of those – And Ive only got a couple of years till Im not in the 20 something bracket – Eck! But that North West one – not gonna happen lols

  • Sophie

    My dog is actually the main focal point of my Instagram profile, the sad part being a picture of him sometimes gets more likes than a picture of my face! Haha! So true about the tartan scarf, why else would I wear it!
    Sophie x

  • This is such a great post! I have definitely seen a lot of these posted by my friends. I haven’t done all of them but I’m relatively new to instagram and a poor student who can’t afford most of them anyway, I graduate later this year though so who knows what 2015 will have me posting photos of!

    Lorna | Forever Dreaming of Oz

  • Haha totally been guilty of a few of those! But I still enjoy seeing these on every other twenty something I knows instagram.

  • Awesome! And so true. I have prob done every. Single. One. Of. These!! Xxx

  • I literally just Instagrammed a picture of Lena Dunham’s book and now I feel like a plum fool.

  • i’ve never done not even one of these LOL but they are ALL all over my timeline! I feel like everyone in THE WORLD is suddenly reading ‘Not That Kind Of Girl’

  • Kizzy

    This is SO accurate! Spat out my coffee laughing at this!

  • Sorry not sorry ticked of most of these! Great post Hannah, so funny!

  • OMG, that was hilarious!! A great post, as per usual. xx

  • shannon

    haha I love this! definitely guilty of a few of these 🙂


  • This is HILARIOUS. But like many of the comments I am definitely guilty on some, oh deary.


  • Hannah

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  • This is so spot on! I’m also super proud that I can say I have none of these pictures on my instagram!

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  • Murphy

    I love this list! It’s brilliant!

  • Ohh I squirmed reading this! You described my Saturday night selfie outfit (midi, crop top combo) perfectly AND my sunday hangover poached eggs on toast. We’re all so basic 🙁

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