As I told you in my last post, my main reason for publishing this blog is to help you look better if you want to look better. I would really like to inspire you. HOWEVER—
yesterday I decided to take some photos to show how to make a plain outfit look better with accessories. Great idea, and I will try again another day. But for that purpose, the photos I took did not do that. When I looked at the pictures, I realized that everything looked BLAH.
The outfits looked blah, my hair looked blah, the lighting was blah. BLAH BLAH BLAH.
When I sat down to edit the pictures and write the post, I just started feeling BLAH. How could these photos possibly inspire anyone?? It’s not that I couldn’t go out of the house wearing these clothes, it’s just that they were not out of the ordinary in any way, and were not particularly flattering.
Here is what I thought when I saw them:
I gained weight over the holidays, I need a haircut, something is wrong with my camera (true–see the line across my head), indoor shots look terrible, etc. etc. etc.
I was going to delete all the photos and start over, but since I long ago lost any reluctance to show you bad pictures, I decided instead to publish the pictures, analyze them, and learn from them; that way you can learn along with me. You might not be inspired by a picture of a cute outfit, but you might learn some things NOT to do when trying to put one together.
I know this is very similar to the post I did called LOSERS. I should have read that one again before I put my outfits together! Sometimes I am a slow learner.
What can I say? Bad, bad, bad. The color of this top is hideous, and the clingy shape and length “helps” to emphasize my chunky look. HA Not what I was going for!
A little better, but the color is still ugly. I did tuck the shirt in and wear a belt after this, (sorry no photo) which helped, but it is still pretty blah.
Okay, WHY WHY WHY did I not take my own advice??? I had said I was NOT going to wear leggings with a tunic unless it was long. I look like I forgot to put pants on.
Same. Changing out the scarf for a necklace did not help. 😉 (This is why you take pictures. In the mirror, the tunic looked long enough.)
At least the red scarf draws attention to the top of the outfit, but I still look like I forgot my pants. And I OBVIOUSLY have no waist at all! Very true, but I try not to emphasize that.
Thanks for sticking with me. I hope you learned something. I hope I learned something!