Wednesday, August 31, 2016

We All Have Angles

My outfits posts on Facebook or Instagram are usually just a quick picture with a random sentence and a reference to where I bought what - if I can remember and/or haven't cut out any labels. Sometimes I say what I specifically like or dislike about an outfit but it's not often that I go off on some sort of monologue. Well, last week was a bit different.

Whilst the first couple of outfits were... standard posts...

Promark Dress Boden Cardigan Zara Shoes
Dress: Primark
Cardigan: Boden
Shoes: Zara

Warehouse Top Zara Skirt
Top: Warehouse
Skirt: Zara
Trainers: Converse

And then I kind of went off on one with this one:

Warehouse skirt H&M top
"I don't edit my pictures, mainly because I don't have the time and can't be bothered.
But I do take a few (usually around 5-8) and then pick the one I like best. It's quite frustrating when you delete all the ones that are a definite "no" and you're left with - more nos. (That's what I usually mean by "best out of a bad bunch".)
What's my point?
I don't like this picture. I think my legs look craggy and skinny and pale, my skin blotchy and my midriff dumpy.
And then I thought "how bloody stupid!": If I look like this on a picture then I'm bound to look like this for some of the day. I walk around all day looking like this and I can't chose the angle that people see me at.
And if I didn't say anything here, people might not even notice those flaws. Or they might see others where I didn't even perceive any.
It doesn't matter. It's fine.
And if you read this far and you know what I mean, then just let me tell you this: you are fine! You look great! We all have our angles!

By the way:
Top: H&M
Skirt: Warehouse
Shoes: Kurt Geiger
Necklace: Dorothy Perkins

And then followed it up with this one:

Topshop Top Next Jeans
"Ok, after yesterday's rant over bad angles and all that I took about 8 pics. Not the worst ever lot but most of them like the one on the left: I look like I need the loo, my haircut looks stupid, my resting face grumpy...
And then there's one where I happen to look out the window because I heard something and that accidental one is the best out of the bunch.
>>> be less self conscious, try less hard and it'll probably work out for the better! #weallhaveangles"

Top: Topshop
Jeans: Next
Trainers: Converse

Do you share outfit posts? If so, what do you do? Do you ever find chucking an entire post out because you don't like any pictures? Would love to hear from you! 

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