Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Now with a blog and everything, the thought of outfits and outfit photos is kind of daunting. You guys may have noticed that I've been trying to incorporate them more into my my blog and share photos of some of my favourite outfits. But, when I get dressed and ready for them, the anxiety starts.....do I look on trend? I need to add more accessories! my hair is too puffy/flat! I look fat! I look too tall! The list could go on for a while... and don't get me started on the awkwardness that starts when I'm in front of the camera. Posing, trying to help the Bf figure out my camera and generally trying to look slim and hold a smile.
Another thing is, it can be hard to not compare yourself to other bloggers out there. They're all so beautiful! Have lovely wardrobes! and are just down right amazing! Well, instead of comparing, I've got to think of them all as inspiration. Some of you may know who you are ;) , some I'm sure may not even know I exist, and in the grand scheme of life, that's ok. Thank you for beautiful inspiration everyday.
I've come to the realization that I can no longer kid myself with the idea of perfect photos every time, and getting it perfect the first time. It all comes with practice. So, outfit posts are here to stay, but as a work in progress. (please don't judge me too hard!!)
I look at old photos of my Mom, and she looks so effortless and happy. And I can't lie, she was/is such a cutie! That's what I hope to get out of outfit photos. Happy and effortless. Who cares about the rest!
p.s. this photo is from about 1981, and unfortunately it's not me with my Mom, it's my older sister. My photo collection is a little limited living in another province from the rest of my family. But doesn't she look lovely in her printed blouse?!