as I’ve mentioned previously, I am NOT a true outfit poster. I can’t be bothered to figure out where my clothes have come from – conglomeration city. not to mention that too many of the items in my closet are too old to remember anyway.
I’m also not a fashion person. I like simple, eclectic stuff, and I CAN’T keep up with trends. so I’m pretty random with my clothes. my dad once pointed out that I could appear to be from several different eras in one week. that was back when I actually wore outfits, lol. now it’s pretty hit and miss… but I want to try more because it’s just one of the many avenues of creativity that I appreciate.
I’m one of those weird people who cleans up ok and can look decently pretty, but can also look for reals ugly really easily. I am always jealous of those girls who look completely gorgeous without any help whatsoever. I have a feeling Maeve is going to be one of those girls… I don’t see the point of putting my worst side out here on purpose, but I’ve definitely been pretty real in most of our vlogs. that said, my makeup routine is really simple and minimal (and almost always put on in the car on the way to whatever we’re doing), so I guess that’s something.
I honestly really struggle with the whole concept of outfit posts…
HEY LOOK AT ME! I’m wearing clothes and trying to look cute! come on over and ooh and ahh! I’m not full of myself at ALL!!!
it’s kind of the same reason why, when I wrote lyrics for a song back in college and got my friend, Karla, to write the music for it, she surprised me by putting it in the talent show. (she was going to have me sing it, but she heard me saying that I did NOT get talent shows – HEY, I think I sing pretty, ENJOY!) interesting side note: I was sitting with Mr. D for the show when he suddenly got up for one of the acts and I was all, what? I didn’t know you were doing something! and it turned out he was percussion on my song. that was one of my funnier moments in life and one I will never forget, thank you Karlita 🙂
so the point is, while I think outfit posts are very fun and really enjoy them on other people’s blogs, I feel VERY awkward doing them myself… but I do believe that people are one of God’s most beautiful and interesting creations and creativity and fun with how we present ourselves should be celebrated, so… I want to have fun with it every once in a while and hopefully some personality comes through.
anyway, you’d think that would be enough disclaimers for one post, but I have another one! we were at a marriage retreat this past weekend and I didn’t think about taking pictures until the end of the night when we were back in our hotel room. between crappy lighting, clashing surroundings, and the fact that I have completely lost my posing mojo, there was just really not much to work with.
I think Maeve stole it, because she is a natural poser. I just feel awkward now.
hopefully I’ll get some of it back someday, but until then, here’s all we could manage to snag.
(trust me, black and white is best here…)
I don’t know if this should count, but I’m linking up with WIWW and RMRS 🙂