When I’m Not Blogging….

There are certain things that I think make an outfit “blog worthy” or not. Does it look put together? Is what I am wearing affordable and accessible to my readers? Is it stylish or is it not anything special at all? 

This past Friday I had planned on getting outfit pictures for my blog, like most Fridays (if we can squeeze it in). I was super tired for some reason and just wasn’t feeling pictures, feeling my outfit, all of the above. But I knew I needed to get pictures taken because my ‘inventory’ was lacking and I needed them for my editorial calendar coming up! (I realize this sounds like such a lame problem, but I guess when this is something of a business of mine it’s something I worry about!)

Anyway, I got home, changed into comfy but somewhat decent clothes because we had to venture out later to run some errands! My hair was irritating me to high heaven, and I wanted to pull it up into a crazy bun….but blog pictures! I think it was in the midst of my frustration in getting dressed that I thought “F THIS.” I am wearing this comfy, not so blog worthy outfit, and I am documenting it. I am an open book on my blog, always honest with my readers, why not be honest and show them my “when I’m not blogging” life? 

Not that I am a totally different person. I would say that if you were to meet me in real life I am exactly the way you would think I am based on my blogging. I am pretty much an open book on here. If you follow me on snapchat (mommyinheels) then you know even more what I am like in real life! 

Beyond my personality (meaning my style), I would say how I portray myself on here is also pretty much exactly how I am in real life. My shirt may be a bit wrinkled in my outfit post because I actually wore the outfit all day (as opposed to just wearing it for pictures). I may not have lipstick on in a particular post (or 50, including this one) because I applied it in the morning, went about my day and forgot to reapply until after my pictures were taken. Oh well. That’s just how I operate!  

We had fun running/playing/dancing around the city for a bit before we had to take care of some things-Ryan captured a few pics along the way. Let me tell you, it felt kind of nice to not worry for once if my hair was in place, my makeup looked ok, the lighting was right. It felt so good to just be in my comfy outfit and messy hair! 

Outfit Details:

Jacket: Gap (similar) /// Top: Target  /// Leggings: Old Navy (similar) /// Shoes: 6pm /// Bag: Blair Ritchey /// Sunglasses: Nasty Gal

The girls love to dance and ‘perform’ on this little stage near my store. Sometimes it’s fun to join them!

I guess my whole reasoning behind this long, rambling, post is plain a simple-a dose of reality. It’s so hard with social media (and I will say if you are a blogger, you relate to this even more than those who don’t blog) to not compare yourself to others. I have been doing a lot more of the comparison game and it needs to just stop! 

While I love reading other bloggers posts, sometimes I just feel like (some of them, not all)  they’re not realistic. They aren’t relate-able. At least to me they’re not. Honestly, how do you wear four inch heels, full makeup and full hair while running errands all day?!?! How are you that put together all day, every day? Don’t you have a day like my Friday night that you just want to toss your hair up, put on comfy clothes and call it a day? 

So ladies, stop comparing, toss your hair in a messy bun and live it up in your comfy clothes!



  1. Marisa
    March 14, 2016 / 4:19 pm

    Madelyn just looked over my shoulder, pointed to Charlotte and said "hey, that's me!", haha….well, yes, it kind of is 😉 Great post!

  2. Kacie Clark
    March 14, 2016 / 5:46 pm

    YES! I totally know what you mean about wearing something you don't want to just because you need to take pictures, or taking pictures and looking at them and thinking, "this isn't that cute". Blah! The stresses of fashion blogging! 🙂 Love this post and your outfit it totally casual chic!KacieRegallySoled.com

  3. Because of Jackie
    March 14, 2016 / 6:29 pm

    Love this! I find that if I can't get actual blog photos (which are a pain in the ass sometimes), I just make do with an Insta shot.) It kind of freed me up to not worry so much about getting something fancy going on and documented my real life. Thought sometimes in the winter my blog morphs into a lifestyle blog, so there's that;)

  4. Ashley
    March 15, 2016 / 12:20 pm

    I love this post! and I love how you come across in your posts. I love that you say things like "F this!" because that is how I talk. Often I feel a lot of bloggers try to sound super perfect and sweet in their writing and it turns me off. When I read your posts I feel like I know you and you could be a good friend. Thanks for all the realness! xx

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