I've been a little quiet lately and for good reason. I like to think that being quiet sometimes means that awesome things are in store. I've been preparing for a lot of big changes, and I'm more or less trying to figure out a few things along the way. All good things, of course. I am currently preparing to start sharing some updates, and things I have been working on! :) I'm really excited to start telling you more!
Meanwhile, today I want to talk about how I can't ever be a style blogger. I envy how well most of the style bloggers put themselves together. Beautiful clothes, flawless make-up, perfect hair, and the poses? Style bloggers WORK IT OUT, and WELL might I add.
I've noticed that since I've started working from home that my outfit of the day (ootd) usually consists of my PJ's, or a t-shirt and shorts. (Rawr baby rawr!) I can't even imagine how much work goes into styled posts. Most days I don't wear make-up, and my hair? Let's not even go there. It takes a good 10-15 minutes to look that good ya know!? ;) I have started to feel really lazy appearance wise, so the other day I actually woke up, looked at myself in the mirror and said, "GET READY YOU SLOPPY JO!"
And I did it. I got dressed for the day. I felt more productive, and I actually felt, like a real life HUMAN Y'ALL! :)
Drew has been practicing his photography a lot lately, and when he got home from work, the first thing he did was rub his eyes and said, "Wow babe! You look...dressed! I mean, beautiful!"
Gee. Thanks babe. I'm glad I don't look like a dead caucus today. You're so very welcome.
He then said, "You want to go take some photos? This might actually be something worth documenting."
Ha. Ha. Ha.
He had a point.
We grabbed the camera, drove down the road and Drew played photographer and I played the role of the super awesome awkward model. The wind was insane. My dress kept flying up and kept giving me a HUGE front wedgie (sexy stuff right there). I gave the people who were staring at me across the street a show and hope they aren't scarred for life (SO sorry peeps!). No telling what was going through their minds, but it made me think about how style bloggers are so BRAVE and CONFIDENT. I had the brave part down, but I still need to work on the confident part. How do they do this so often!? It wasn't easy that is for sure.
I also forgot how weird and uneasy I feel when I am in front of the lens, and realized that I really prefer being behind the camera. Maybe I'll do more of these, maybe I won't, but it was fun though and I guess that is all that really matters.
Front wedgies, white legs and all.
I don't know why I feel weird posting a lot of photos of myself. That's another thing that as a style blogger that you just have to be okay with. You know...OWNING IT. EMBRACING it and being okay with your face being all up in everyone's grill! :)
I mean, my face, white legs, and bruised knees from volleyball just totally just vomited all over my blog. In order to be a style blogger, you have to take care of your appearance and sometimes that is just a lot of work! ;) ;) (Kiddddding, kinda)
Also, I'm sure you noticed that I posed the exact same way in every shot. Hello, arm-hold-other-arm-and-squeeze-for-dear-life? Oh, I guess I should caress my hair so I can do something with my hands. Lame-sauce!) The fact style bloggers are not only just stylish little warriors, but they can POSE like champs. Obviously I need to work on this.
I bow down ladies. I give MAJOR props to style bloggers. Actually getting dressed takes effort, and then doing it every single day while maintaining an awesome style and then not looking awkward? KUDOS to you girls. I give you ten fist pumps, a high five, a chest bump, and a slap on the bum. Job well done! :)
Side note: One of my New Years Resolutions was to be more bold in my style. I really want to start trying to make more of a stylish effort this year. Maybe I'll do more of these little sessions and hold myself accountable. Or maybe I won't. We shall see...but regardless, make today a good one. Give yourself a pep-talk first thing in the morning. Get dressed. And just watch how much more productive you can be.