Friday, September 7, 2012

5 Reasons I'm Not a Fashion Blogger

1.  I don't have a ''private'' yard.
I live in a row of townhouses in a very small town, near a very busy street. I am much too self-couscious to stand out there every day for my own personal photo shoot. Unless I got up at the crack of dawn... but then again, my neighbors are early risers. 

2.  I hate posing. I have no idea how to do it. 
I feel awkward in front of the camera... I'm much more comfortable BEHIND it.  I've watched Joanna's vlog about posing more than once. How can some people be so good at it? 'sigh'

Could this photo be any worse? I look like a big, giant meanie! lol
Not to mention the lighting is bad... and would any self-respecting fashion blogger take a photo in the corner of their daughter's dirty room!?  I think not.

3.  I do not have a remote or tripod... yet. 
And from what I've gathered from the pros, these are must haves in the fashion blogging business.
They're both on my wishlist, though!  And who knows, maybe we the right equipment and not having to run back & forth I COULD get more comfortable in front the camera.

4.   I'm not very knowledge when it comes to ''designer'' brands.
I recognize the names of the certain designers, and I've noticed I'm drawn to certain ones... but in reality, I wear what a) I can afford b) fits.  That's it.   

5.  Time. 
Let's face it... I look the best first thing in the morning. Right after I've gotten ready for the day... not a hair out of place.  This ''perfection'' doesn't last long, you see, because I have 2 littles to get ready and we all need to be out the door before 8:00 a.m.  We don't get home until nearly 5:00 and then it's that 'dreaded' hour (or 2) of unplesantness that happens every day. The kids are tired, I'm tired, supper needs to be made, homework needs to be done... If I'm lucky there is a little time to catch up on emails/blogging/banking/laundry before bathtime... and guess what? By then I'm usually back in my pj's. 
I think there is a fashion-blogger inside me somewhere... what are your tips to help me pull her out!?  Until I discover my true inner-fashion-blogger, I'll continue with sporadic WIWW posts and leave the posing to the real model of the family.... ;) 

...more Ruby here!

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  1. lol. Those are good reasons. But then again that outfit is super cute.

    I've tried to do a couple of fashion post but it feels so weird taking pictures of yourself. I'm making it a goal to do more fashion post.

  2. I'm with you on the posing. It's AWKWARD. I avoid all fashion posts as a result. Love your outfit though....and cute room colour. Xx

  3. You should be a fashion blogger for Kids! Seriously Ruby has DIVA in her blood! And you are beautiful, and not a 50 ft fashion blogger. Just wait, with that new hair do of yours, I can see some wicked self portraits and poses on their way! You are a fashion blogger in my heart! Especially with all your polyvore posts!!

  4. I think this was a funny post. Love it! And I'm always in love with your hair!!

    Thanks for the shout out about the vlog :)

    Here's the kicker - I don't have a private yard either - my neighbor's windows overhang, and the 'fence' is see through. So I've gotten used to putting on a show ;) But I also have no shame - took photos in Dundas Square - right in the heart of downtown!

  5. Is it sad that I didn't know fashion bloggers had an actual like way of doing things?

    I was always like "Why are they in a field?" LOL

  6. Love Ruby's dress and you can totally be a fashion blogger if you want to be. Find some locations in town to photograph. I think you have a great fashion sense, xoxo

  7. I never know how to pose, hehe. But honestly, you look fine with how you posed! And your daughter is so cute. :)

  8. I just used the timer feature on my camera before I got a remote. You have to run to get into place, but it's better than nothing. And for posing, I take about 10 shots for every one that makes it onto the blog. If you take a ton, there's a higher chance at least a few will turn out not goofy looking. :)

    Also, I don't think you have to care about top designer brands or wear them to be a fashion blogger. The whole point is to show off your personal style, whatever that may be. My outfit posts include a few designer items, but also a ton of things from Target and Ross, thrift stores, clothing swaps, and hand-me-ups from my sister. Your take on 'fashion' can be whatever you want it to be, it doesn't have to fit into someone else's mold to be valid. :)

  9. I think with your gorgeous new hair you'll start doing more WIW posts. I pretty much love every outfit you post on Instagram, and am seriously jealous of your style. I wear jeans and t-shirts everyday. Every. Day. Please do more fashion posts so you can help inspire me, please!

    Do it. :)

    Oh, and definitely get a remote soon. It's been a life saver for us, we would have no family portraits with out it.

  10. Love this post. I feel the same as you about taking photos of myself (awkward!) and it's so hard to pose for the camera. Just started doing a fashion challenge each week and it's been, um, interesting! I also feel weird about asking other people to just take random photos of me, even my hubby!

  11. My smile always come out like a grimace and my eyes are inevitably closed! And, yes, I don't have any fashion sense either!
    Yup, looks like Ruby will take over easily!! :))
    Any luck with the name of your blog?

  12. I can definitely relate to the not knowing designers name and buying clothes that you can afford that fit part, for sure! Although actually, I'm weird in that I love being in front of the camera. I just assign my husband to be my personal photographer whenever I want pictures for any random reason. I'm not a fashion blogger either, I just like being in front of the camera!

  13. #1 reason I'm not a fashion blogger... I'm not very fashionable... haha. But that aside, your five reasons make complete sense!

  14. Actually, I'm not going to lie; I found the perspective of your photo to be a great break from the ordinary for fashion bloggers! I also loved the juxtaposition of your "meanie" face against all the fun toys and ornate mirror and playful teal and pink color scheme.

    See! You're a natural and you didn't even know it...

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