Spunk and Bite: Keepin’ it toothy and letting the real you through.

Sweater sleeve scarf, Milk (gift); Necklace, Something Unusual (gift); Sweater, H&M; White tee shirt, lululemon athletica; Jeans, Ardene; Boots, Rocketdog.

If you are a style blogger, do you ever have those days where none of your pictures look right, no matter how many you take? Maybe you look great, but the outfit isn’t particularly well showcased, or your shirt looks really unflattering on camera in a way it just doesn’t in person. Or, you look like you: a) have been struck in the face with a 2×4, b) want to make everyone’s head implode with the POWER of your MIND, or c) seem to have something stuck in your teeth the entire time.

Sally recently linked to this awesome post on The Beheld about how trying to look perfect in pictures can backfire. In my case, when I try to look “perfect” in pictures, I usually wind up masking who I am, and look like I’m trying to portray someone else. I don’t look authentic in those pictures, usually. In real life, I am a high energy, cheerful, goof ball. When I try to capture the “Real Me” in pictures (for a great example of someone who always lets their spirit come through, check out Illy‘s blog) I wind up with lots of pictures like these:

If you write a daily personal style blog, is showing who you are through the pictures something that is important to you? If so, how do you let yourself shine through? Does perceived authenticity matter to you when you’re reading other people’s blogs?

Photos taken by Aarron!

Like outtakes? Here are my two favorite “outtakes” posts:                     “Drunk-face Horan.” 
“Fashion Flirting with Handcuffs and Outtakes.” 

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5 thoughts on “Spunk and Bite: Keepin’ it toothy and letting the real you through.

  1. I always love seeing everyone’s “silly faces”…mine on the other hand are horrible…and when I’m taking my pictures on a tri-pod it’s pretty hard to goof off with myself…I really wish that wasn’t the case though…because fun pictures are always…well…FUN!

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