I'm an avid blog reader. I get endless outfit inspiration, recipe ideas (that I'll never actually try), and advice from the select blogs that I follow, and I really love it. But there are just a few blog trends that I will never ever understand or be able to wrap my head around.
I'm (sort of) sorry if these offend anyone but you know what.......
And how appropriate that it's Wednesday. Thanks Hannah Horvath for conveying my feelings so accurately.
I was a ballerina for Halloween for, like, half my single-digit years so I know a tutu when I see one and these are basically tutus for adults. Other than being part of a blog photo shoot, what purpose do these poofy, oversized skirts serve? I honestly cannot think of one occasion I would consider wearing one of these... except for Halloween. Or my 4th birthday party.
I do not understand these daily photo shoots.
Let me clarify something first: I love fashion blogs. I am constantly amazed by the girls who put together such envious outfits and can literally pull anything off if they accessorize it well. Please don't take this as me making fun of girls that post outfits because I truly love and admire them. My lack of understanding tends to come off as snarky, when really it's just pure curiosity. Because of this, I have a few genuine questions for fashion bloggers...
1. Who takes all your pictures? Do you have a trusty boyfriend that is willing to do that and, if so, does he have 6 foot tall brother you could set me up with?! The guys I typically associate myself with would probably never agree to do such things without a ton of bribery.
2. How do you find all of these magical locations? I live in a pretty awesome area, and even I don't think I could find enough pretty locations to make it seem like I wasn't shooting in the same place every single time.
3. Do people stare at you when you're posing for these pictures? In most outfit posts there are a decent amount of photos and, I'm assuming, several others that didn't make the cut. Even a quick photo shoot probably takes 10 minutes, so do people just walk on by while you're doing this? I can't lie, if some chick was posing in an over-the-top outfit in a public place, trying to act nonchalant and not look at the camera, I'd probably stop and stare. And maybe laugh.
Who ever thought that floral, stripes, and chevron would all work in one outfit? Only fashion bloggers. I'd estimate about half the time, the pattern mixing turns out great and I have total outfit envy. But then the other half of the time, the overwhelming mix of accessories and patterns just looks like a giant pile of mixed-up laundry or the set of "Saved By the Bell".
Like I said, I'm not trying to openly offend anyone here but WHY can't you just use names? I totally understand when mom bloggers only use the first letter of their kid's name like one of my favorite bloggers Ashley used to do with her kids. In that case, you're protecting them and not giving out too much information. Again, I get it. But why why why why oh WHY do people insist on referring to their boyfriend/husband/slave as "hubs" "hubby" or "the hubster". Why not be creative and make up a fun nickname like Arkansassy does, or maybe.... I don't know... just call him by his real name. He's an adult, not a pet, and if you're constantly tagging him on Instagram in your adorable couple-y photos, chances are everyone knows his name anyway.
Who knows, maybe my frustration here stems from the fact that I don't have a husband to call "hubby", but I can assure you if I did, that's the last thing I would call him. In my case, "poor sap" would probably be more appropriate.
Am I the only person on this earth that finds these shoes absolutely hideous?! They seem insanely uncomfortable yet every big blogger has worn them in countless photo shoots since they came out. I know Valentino was the originator of them and, as all trends go, there are countless imitators. Regardless of what brand/price range they are, each and every version is absolutely cheap and tacky looking. I'm sorry I just can't deal with these, someone explain them to me!
Got any to add to the list? I'd love to hear them!