Okay, everyone who knows me: stop laughing. Seriously, you NEED to stop laughing. I know it’s obvious why I wouldn’t be a fashion blogger. I KNOW.
But I’ve been asked the question. More than once. (I KNOW. Stop laughing already!)
I like to look presentable. And I participate in Nikki from Styling You‘s #everydaystyle on Instagram (and here’s why), which could possibly make some people think that fashion and style are among my main interests.
They’re not. Like I said, I like to look presentable. I have also noticed that if I make more of an effort with what I wear, I make more of an effort about everything. I plan outings and achieve more because ‘I can’t go out looking like this’ and ‘I’m having a lazy day’ just aren’t excuses anymore.
But I am absolutely not a fashion and beauty blogger. So, to avoid any confusion, here are just some of the reasons why. (And why I admire anyone and everyone who is one, because I’m completely clueless!)
1. This is my entire make-up collection.
No exaggeration. Tinted moisturiser, eyeliner and mascara. Unless I’m going to a party, they stay in the cupboard.
2. Despite only owning three items of make-up, it takes me half an hour to apply it.
And most of this time is spent removing what I’ve applied because I’ve stuffed it up, or I think it looks too heavy!
3. I can do two things with my hair.
I can straighten my hair like a pro. I can put it in a ponytail like nobody’s business. If I’m feeling creative, I might straighten it and THEN put it in a ponytail. But that’s the extent of my hair-fashioning talents.
4. I don’t know the correct names for fashion trends.
Some people call the dress on the left a hi-lo dress. I call it a mullet dress. Some people call the middle outfit layering. I call it essential for living in Melbourne. Some people call the outfit on the right print mixing. I call it laundry day. (I also call it discovering that you’ve outgrown your former work wardrobe – literally and metaphorically – five years and two kids after you last used it.)
5. I don’t understand most fashion trends.
Denim pants with knit waist and cuffs? Don’t understand. Pants with a homeboy-style crutch around the knees? Don’t understand.
No offense if you wear these trends. I’ve seen people rock them, and thought for a split second that I could rock them too. Then I’ve remembered that NO. No, I can’t. Just no.
6. I don’t stick to what I say.
Things I have said include:
– “I just don’t get printed pants.”
– “I’ve never liked chambray and I can’t see myself wearing it.”
– “Maxi dresses don’t suit me because of my stumpy legs.”
So stay tuned. I’ll probably be wearing drop-crutch denim pants with knit waist and cuffs next week.
7. My four-year-old daughter is more stylish than me.
She has chosen her own outfits since she learnt the word ‘no’. And to top it off, she poses better than me too! But I’ll let you see that for yourself below.
8. I rarely accessorise.
I’m a fiddler by nature, so necklaces, dangly earrings and anything else I can play with all day are out. I do, however, have an extensive hat collection. But it’s less to do with fashion and more to do with hiding the bad hair days or making my hair a little more interesting (see point three above).
9. Posing doesn’t come naturally to me.
I’ll let the pics prove this. (I’ll even include a pic in which my daughter ‘improved’ my outfit with a necklace, wand and tiara.)
There you have it. Just some of the many, many, MANY reasons I’m not a fashion and beauty blogger.
But I follow many that I admire. And you can too. Here are some of my faves:
(And please, if you’re a fashion blogger, leave your details below or hit me up on Instagram. There are many I like to visit, and sorry if I left you out, but these were the ones that sprang to mind first.)
Are you a fashion and beauty blogger? Which fashion blogs are your favourites?