It’s a funny thing what you start to notice after taking almost daily photos of your outfits after many months (or years). I’ve grown more confident in my own body image, probably in large part due to getting used to my own image (!) and becoming more analytical in choosing photos and seeing how certain outfits and shapes look better on my shape.
I’ve periodically done a series on funny blogger poses, but lately, I’ve also started noticing how often I resort to one pose in particular: one hand on hip + one leg popped out. Let’s take a stroll through my archives from the past few months alone:
And hey look, sometimes I can even switch arms! Here’s the same pose, but with my left hand on my hip:
Is it enough for this to become my “signature pose”? What do y’all think? Please leave a comment and let me know! :)
Today’s “Inspiration Monday” style challenge comes again from Eva Mendes (also see here and here), a decidedly more casual look. I wasn’t sure where I’d be going with this inspiration challenge, but I ended up really liking the result. And it helped that when I came downstairs this morning, my husband exclaimed, “You’re so adorable!” ♥
Below is my best attempt at “The Paparazzi” blogger pose, subtitled “I have NO idea there is someone taking my picture right now, but I’m determined to look my cutest all the same.” ;)
I chose a graphic tee — this one reads “te quiero mucho” (Spanish for “I love you a lot”) — and switched the denim on the bottom to a skirt. I also chose a fabric headband to echo Eva’s head wrap. And at the last minute, I added a statement necklace, which in retrospect, is my favorite part of the outfit. It links the black in the headband to the black wedges, and adds an unexpected, whimsical touch to this casual look.
Details: Graphic t-shirt: ModCloth, old / Denim skirt: Fall fashion swap / Black wedges: Target, last spring / Jet necklace: Florence Adams, c/o giveaway / Fabric headband: Lori’s Shoes, Chicago, 2007
I have been remiss in keeping up my funny blogger poses! After discovering a great new (to me) style blogger, Clarabelle — ♥ she takes her “style with a splash of snark” ♥ — I was delighted in her hiLARious post featuring her take on “The Top 5 Style Blogger Poses.” So I went through recent pics to see how I stack (pose?) up. You can thank me later. ;)
The Standard. This one features an “immaculately dressed blogger [with] one hand firmly planted on her hip with the legs casually bent at the knee for an air of stylish apathy.”
Am I projecting enough ‘stylish apathy’ here? ;)
The Thoughtful Gaze. The facial expression here is the key. I often try to pull this one out, to try and break up my natural instinct to smile insanely whenever a camera is pointed in my direction. Here’s one of my most recent efforts at this classic pose:
Deep thoughts, y’all. “I wonder if it’s too early for a shake at Burgerville… hmmm….”
WTF is on my shoe?! Ah yes, similar to the “cross your legs and contemplate your shoes” pose — one of my personal faves!
Tee hee! My shoes are so cute… why WOULDN’T I be looking at them?!
The Paparazzi. LOL at Clarabelle’s take on this pose: “The key is that he/she should appear acutely unaware of the camera. It has to seem like a random photographer took a photo of said blogger’s impeccably stylish person without her knowledge. No one can know that it was actually her unwilling husband who she dragged away from football to stage the shot.” :D
My husband is my personal paparazzi.
The Joyful Lean. This one is harder, involving “a large smile and the dramatic arching of the back to add visual intrigue,” and I much rather prefer the “Lean and Laugh” (seen here, 3rd pic down), which involves leaning forward rather than backward. Clarabelle also mentions: “For extra drama, you can pair The Joyful Lean with The Thoughtful Gaze, but that is pretty advanced.” I think that’s too advanced for yours truly.
This is where I lean!
Which blogger poses do you personally prefer? Please leave a comment and let me know! :)