welcome again to wiww, where we gather together to keep accountability to getting dressed and putting a little effort into ourselves!
each week, as i look over a handful of participants here, i get super self-conscious. i’m not talking about the clothes other people have and i don’t – i’m pretty much ok with that. i’m talking about pictures. the quality of pictures and the level of professionalism. when i look at many of your posts, i feel silly posting my fuzzy phone pics. i stand in pretty much the same position, in one of 3 locations around my house, nearly every week. and i see you, who post in brick-walled alley, or a flowery field, or in the middle of a tree lined street.
this comparison thing, it stinks. it makes me feel like heck, i’m the one hosting this! my pictures should look as good as everyone else’s! but really, that is not what this is about, and maybe the comparison happens for you with the clothing or hairstyles or house envy from what you see in the background. but i am doing my best to leave that behind and focus on why i am doing this silly thing of taking pictures of myself everyday. i do it so i don’t wear my pajamas all day every day. because i did. and sometimes i still do. but knowing i have a group of women who are encouraging me to put just 10 extra minutes into throwing on a flattering outfit, that pushes me on! my self worth is not wrapped up in my appearances, but that said, who doesn’t feel better when they look better? really.
so i’m moving on. i am no longer going to wish my pictures were as good as so and so, or that i could pose naturally in front of the camera like her. i will continue to push my self to get dressed every day and strive to learn new skills (better pics, poses, locations), but i will not obsess over them. i need to be content.
so this week i was at snap and didn’t bring my big dslr with, so phone pics is what you get!
i wore this outfit the day i spoke, knowing i wouldn’t last all day in those wedges, especially with having to set up for the queen bee market as well.
chambray shirt – forever 21
sparkle tank – old navy
white linen pants – gap
wedges – old navy
belt – target
leather wrap cuff – stacy lynn
petal pusher – the pleated poppy
petal drop necklace – the pleated poppy
also at snap, at the market
sweater – old navy
jeans and striped shirt – target
messenger bag – the pleated poppy
thanks alissa for taking a decent pic of me!
necklace from a local shop
shoes – target
and today at home. catching up. leaping forward (the stitch market is tomorrow night!!!). homeschool. connecting with the family.
best done in comfy clothes.
cardigan – target
ruffle tank – old navy
skinnies – gap
shoes – sanuk
crazy beautiful necklace – allora handmade
wanna link up with me? yay! just follow the rules:
1. link to your specific blog post, not your blog’s main page. ex: http://thepleatedpoppy.com/2011/09/what-i-wore-wednesday-fall-inspiration/ not http://thepleatedpoppy.com/blog/.
2. please only link outfit related posts. your craft project may be adorable, or that may be a great giveaway, but this linky is for outfit related posts only – thank you!
3. please please please link back here to me so all this wiww stuff makes sense to your readers. and its just nice to do ;) grab a button from my sidebar (see the code box?).
4. check out as many links as possible! i am constantly inspired by so many outfits each week! and you will definitely find some new blogs that you’ve never stumbled upon before – so fun!
i’m also linking up with nina of momma go round for “real momma, real style” – join me there, mkay?