If you are a regular reader, you know that I try to keep it real. My reason for doing this blog is to encourage women to dress in a way that makes them feel more confident about themselves.
Today I want to talk about my pictures. The reason I put lots of trial-and-error and what-not-to-do photos on the blog is to show you that there are things you CAN do to look better. Sometimes just seeing what not to do, can help you figure out what to do.
I also want you to understand that one photograph does not define your look; how many of us have gotten depressed after seeing a picture we don’t like, and thought “Well, I should just never go out of the house if I look that bad?” HAHA Every woman I know has thought that, or freaked over an unflattering unauthorized Facebook post 😉
You will notice that the pictures I put on Instagram or as my featured photo are flattering. Wouldn’t you do the same? But I want you to understand that to get these flattering pictures, I have to try on several outfits, find accessories, take a shower, blow-dry my hair, put on makeup, set up the camera, stand in a certain way, and delete all the ugly pictures.
And I promise you that every person on the internet has to do the same. Please don’t let a bad picture of you ruin your day! Instead, analyze the photo and see what you can learn from it.
Some bad ones:
I laugh when I see these, because I think, “Who on this earth would read a “fashion blog” by this woman????? And please understand–the fact that I can laugh is huge progress for me. There have been times in my life when I would have cried, and thought there was no hope.
But after a lot of experimenting, and reading about fashion, I have gotten to the place where I can say, “Oh well, it’s just a bad picture. I don’t look that bad all the time.”
Just so you know, this picture:
And this one were taken a week apart:
Hmm, I think I will change out the white shoes for some nude ones after reading a blog post about white shoes this week. 😉
And as for the Wet Head photo, WHO CARES??? I was having a wonderful time playing with my Cousin Camp kids. But I did not put it on Facebook 😉
Life is not a blog, or Facebook. Life is for living and having fun and trying to bring joy to others. You cannot enjoy life if you are constantly worrying about how you look, or about how your pictures look.
But I have learned that I love to put outfits together, and it is fun to try to look better….at least some of the time. It is a challenge that I enjoy. I encourage you to do the same, but don’t take it too seriously.
Keepin’ it real. See you next time. Thanks for reading!
If you would like to see pictures of most of the outfits I have put together, click on the page for the category you would like to see. On a mobile device, click menu to access the pages. You can also follow me on Instagram@over50under20.