Muse Mama | @shethespy
@shethespy has one of the most beautiful aesthetics going around, so it’s no surprise that she’s amassed a pretty serious social media following. Pregnant with her first baby, we sat down and chatted with the gorgeous Joey about a first time pregnancy, “influencing” and privacy & babies on instagram.
You’ve got a pretty serious instagram following, what tips do you have for others trying to make a successful instagram?
My instagram account started to grow a community when I began to think less about what I thought people would want to see, and think more about what I wanted to share with others. I was never going to fit into a typical fashion blogger niche - when I stopped fixating on that, and started to share my true self online unapologetically (a freelance creative who obsesses over graphic design, interiors, style, harry potter, journalling & gilmore girls) I was able to find my community of like minded souls and truly grow.
What’s the most rewarding thing about being an ‘influencer?’
Having a community of lovely beings to talk to each day. Whether we're discussing 'team jess vs team logan' in the DMs or swapping book recommendations... I just love all the people I've met through my instagram account, I have so much in common with my followers/following list.
What’s your stance on posting photo’s of your baby on instagram? How private / public do you plan to be?
Instagram for me, is a curation of moments of my life, a place to share my loves & a place to share creativity.
We plan to share photos & moments with our baby girl online. We will choose to share / or not share whatever feels right for our family.
What’s the most awkward thing about being pregnant?
Oh loads! For a first timer ... the body changes, dealing with unsolicited advice, everyone touching your bump etc.
What’s the most exciting things about being pregnant?
When you get past the morning sickness stage and start feeling baby kicks, putting together the nursery, daydreaming of what she'll be like and all the things you want to share with her - and eagerly awaiting to meet her.
Are you having any cravings?
Definitely the most commonly asked question (besides "Have you picked a name?"). Surprisingly, no cravings or aversions to anything. I eat basically the same minus all the no-go foods.
Who do you follow for pregnancy style tips?
I don't particularly look to one person, but I have loved using pinterest for bump style inspiration and made myself a mood board.
I've tried to keep to my style & find maternity alternatives for my pre-pregnancy staples - mixing those in with whatever fits from my exisiting wardrobe.
I am absolutely loving the Kelly Nursing Dress in duck egg blue from Pea in a Pod, I've worn it SO many times!!