I’ve revealed how I was really feeling behind each of these outfit posts
Hi guys! I am aware that my blog posts have been few and far between lately. I’ve been struggling to put pen to paper (or in my case, finger tip to my admittedly grubby keyboard) and honestly I couldn’t think of anything to write about other than have a moan about the Instagram algorithm, which I’m sure you’re all bored of reading about by this point. So I had a little brainstorm and decided that I wanted to make a point of chatting about the fact that no one really truly knows what’s happening behind that ‘candid’ Instagram post. And in my efforts to keep things as real as possible, I’ve decided to share a little round up of my recent outfit photos and reveal what was really going on behind the scenes.
The ‘I didn’t actually wear this’ Shoot
Now before you shout ‘Bex you fraud!’ at your screen, I’ll admit, I did NOT wear this outfit throughout the day. Of course I bloody didn’t – I’d freeze to death. But I did choose to shoot it on this particularly cold and just down-right dreich day because I needed to feel inspired. I was bored of oversized knits, tired of being wrapped in a scarve, and just desperate to have a taste of spring!
I am obsessed with all things safari-esque, utilitarian, and anything with a tie waist. And FYI this dress ticks all of the boxes. I paired it with with favourite wicker bag from Zara and my powder blue boots for a little bit of a contrast (tan with blue is definitely going to be my winning combo this season)
Shop this outfit: Button Down Dress – Nasty Gal | Bag – Zara
The ‘this is my reality’ Shoot
So this outfit is something I did actually wear. I mean, I literally nipped to Sainsbury’s for some essentials (i.e. popcorn and loo roll), but at least I could complete my quest in the sassiest way possible. I did throw a coat over the top, but I took comfort in knowing that I was being secretly sassy.
Also – these lightwash jeans from Topshop are something I’d rather stick pins in my eyes than wear (honestly, blue jeans made me feel so frumpy) but now I’m clearly a changed woman. Because IDGAF. If you tell me they’re unflattering I’LL BITE YOU. Joking. But I do bite.
The Rare ‘I’ve got the one after just two shots’ Shoot
I LOVED shooting this outfit. Sometimes I’m super happy with my wardrobe choices for the day, but it just doesn’t translate on camera. Which btw, I’m sure you all know, is so frustrating. One bad photo is often enough to put me off my fav pair of trousers. Anyway – this outfit pretty much portrays my new found love for warm orange tones and the jacket’s utilitarian characteristics really spoke to me. Literally – it whispered ‘bex, you need me’ softly in my ear.
The ‘I hate every photo’ Shoot
I’ll be straight wit y’all now – this outfit was a bit of a nightmare to shoot. I wasn’t feeling great about myself, the weather outside still sucked (obviously) and although I’m excited to start building my Spring wardrobe I just felt ‘meh’ about it all. It probably had something to do with the fact that I had to muscle my way into this skirt because I was beyond bloated. Like, I basically looked six months pregnant, so um yeah. Not the best time to get that outfit photo.
Also, despite their fabulousness, you’re probably thinking ‘why is that silly b*itch wearing sunnies indoors? Well, let me tell you my friends – it was to hide the fact that my eyes were an instant giveaway about how pissed I was at life. HA! Instagram is deceiving right? All moodiness and bloated tummies aside though – I freakin’ love this blouse. (Psst, it’s down to £18 and is linked below!)
The ‘I’ve been working from home all day’ Shoot
Snowdonia got us bad the other week. So bad that I spent two and a half days sat at my dining table working from home whilst smugly (sorry) watching people struggle against the blizzard outside. Not everyone was in a struggle though. Oh no. One dude whizzed by on a pair of skis. What. A. Legend.
Anyway, I lived in this uber basic knitted jumper for two days and only changed out of my pyjama bottoms to nip out to the shop – again for ‘essentials’. So I pulled on my jeans, applied some Ruby Woo and yanked my socks up as far as they’d go before smiling sweetly into the camera. Then almost immediately I switched my converse for snow appropriate shoes. You can’t blame me though, right?