Before I start I want to make it clear that this is not aimed at anyone but is a post in reference to while I feel I can’t really blog about fashion. There may be the odd post here and there but there won’t be that many. The same could potentially be said for beauty blogging too if I’m honest. I don’t wear makeup a lot but there are some products that I adore and will blog about as I want to share the things I love with my readers.
I’m using stereotypes of fashion blogging to make my points here and are the reasons why I no longer feel comfortable blogging about fashion as I feel I definitely don’t fit into that world.
I don’t live in London
To be invited to events etc the feeling is that you need to live in/near London to be successful. Now I know this obviously isn’t the case as there are some very successful Scottish fashion bloggers but there is a part of me that feels like this would be a lot easier if I could just pop into Covent Garden for photos when I feel like it.
I don’t have a photographer
As much as I would love to be able to afford a professional to take my photos I just don’t have the money to spend on it. I’m in awe of the fact that a lot of bloggers can afford a photographer to take their fashion content for them. Also don’t get me started on the concept of having an Instagram husband. I love my husband and he can tell me what shot to get when looking at a landscape but my god trying to get a fashion shot is bloody hard. We managed it on holiday for one outfit last year on holiday but somehow we’ve not managed again since.
I don’t have an Instagram worthy bedroom
Our bedroom is definitely not Instagram worthy by any stretch of the imagination and this is one of the reasons that I don’t do many mirror selfies either. I have done them for some of my posts but I used the 45mm lens on my Olympus Pen to make sure that I got a decent blur in the background of the shot. I am in the process of trying to sort out my bookshelves so that I might feel comfortable getting them in the background in future.
I hate having my photo taken
In all honesty I actually hate having my photo taken and this includes selfies too. As much as I try, I just don’t like how I look in photos and prefer taking photos of landscapes and products rather than ones of myself. Loving some photos that Laura took of me from the side/back but ask me for a full height photo and I tense up. I’ve been adding the odd selfie to my Instagram stories to try and improve my confidence but it hasn’t worked so far. This is why the picture above has my cute Stitch T-shirt but not much else.
I don’t buy fashionable clothes
My wardrobe consists of comfy jumpers, jeans and my work uniform. Admittedly, having a uniform for work makes my life easy as it means I don’t need to think about what to wear every day but it does mean that on my day off I reach for the comfiest clothes I own and normally that means my pjs. I stick to what I like and what I feel ok in which means its skinny jeans and something comfy on my top half. I don’t really buy new clothes unless it’s for work and right now the thought of buying new holiday clothes is making my head itch. I need new shorts but I have a feeling I’ll be shopping a couple of days before we go away.
There you have it, all the reasons that I don’t feel like a fashion blogger and why there probably won’t be much fashion content on this blog going forward.