Does the above pic cover about everything? When it comes to "the standard" of style blogger pic poses, I think I've got it all down to one image - pigeon-toe, staring down, demure smile, hand-on-hip, hand-in-hair. Check, check, checkity-check.
My pose is supposed to convey to the entire interweb that I am fashionable - well duh, that is a given, hello [snort] - yet humble, cute, a smidge self-conscious and just-the-right-amount of awkward. I am in fact, just like you! when you're out with your friends standing pigeon-toed, staring on the ground smiling while you're grabbing at yourself and poking at your head.
I love blogging, I really do. Style blogging is a great hobby for me that has allowed me to turn getting dressed into something more fun. I'm definitely a bolder dresser than I used to be pre-blog. And to be in this community with all your stylish ladies? The comraderie is fantastic and the outfit inspiration is better than anything I could ever ween off a magazine or TV show.
But sometimes I can't help but to laugh at myself. I mean, I get all dressed up and take pics of myself. Then post them on the Internet for all to see. I spend time staring into this little plastic clicky box, smiling and throwing back my hair, all the while trying to look as slim and lengthy as possible. And honestly, my body only knows how to do so much.
Pursed duck lips. Flamingo legs. Kriss Kross make you wanna jump, jump. Some sort of beverage in hand, as long as it is Starbucks or in a clear container with a lid and straw. Smile. Don't smile. Big ole "sunnies" everywhere - to be fashionable or anonymous? Look to the side. Up. Down. Stand like Superman. Squat. Splay. Oh girls, I think I've done it all when it comes to outfit pics - and some to not-so-great success.
What I have learned is what angles work and don't for me. That Superman poses work for Superman but not 5'2" asian chicks with big heads. That taking a pic doesn't mean that I mean to automatically revert into staring-and-standing-straight-at-the-camera-like-a-stiff-zombie pose. I can have fun with me, be comfortable with it, and if I'm feeling a bit goofy or don't know where to put my arms, that's fine.
What are your favorite go-to outfit photo poses? What do you wish you'd see more (or less) of in outfit pics? And what do you find plain ole silly about fashion blogging but still do it?
Dress: H&M (check stores - sim, sleeveless, v-neck, lace, darker)
Belt: H&M (comes with the dress - sim)
Brooch: Blinkeye via Etsy (worn here - sim, sim, luxe)
Shoes: c/o ShoeMint rosemary (worn here - sim, sim, low, point-toe luxe)
Bracelets: F21 faceted cube, F21 stud, Target pearl (sim, sim, sim)
Clutch: Coach signature poppy demi (worn here - sim, cas)
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