You know, like actual bloggers do.
But sometimes it just doesn't work out the way you want it to.
This day in particular I loved my outfit. I made the top, skirt and the necklace which made me proud, but also I thought it just looked great. I whacked on my favourite faux leather jacket, threw my camera at my best friend and posed in front of Whole Foods thinking I looked the bees knees.
But looking at the photos made me a little exasperated - the image I had in my mind of what I looked like didn't stare back at me. In fact, I looked shorter and stockier than I think I've ever looked before, and it was disheartening.
I actually hated what I saw.
As my fingers hovered over "Delete" on these pictures, I realised something. You will not always look perfect. Maybe you'll pose wrong, or the light will make you look strange, or your camera does something weird to contort your body. Or maybe your mental image of yourself really just doesn't match up to your actual self.
Maybe you'll see a photo and kinda hate yourself.
|This face makes me laugh, though.|
Earrings: Bow and Crossbones
Belt: Primark (old)
Because sure, I look short. I look fatter than usual. My cleavage wasn't as noticeable as it was in real life. My pose is all wrong.
But it's still beautiful, because it's me. And even when I don't look 'perfect', I still look beautiful.