I love blogging and everything that comes with it, but even the most unique bloggers feel pressure to “look good” in their photos and portray a certain type of lifestyle. I am no exception, but I do try to be myself and be honest about my blogging adventures.
I would never want to throw any bloggers under the bus, but in this day and age it’s tough to leave the house without being all dolled up for fear that someone will see you when you’re looking less than your best. It also doesn’t help that other bloggers out there look like Barbie dolls who just left the salon! It’s just not realistic. I was talking with one of my friends and we decided that it would be worth blogging about what I typically wear to run errands. Glamorous? No. But my life isn’t all lipstick and lattes, and a girl’s gotta buy groceries and hit up UPS every now and then!
When I decided to write about this, I promised myself I wouldn’t fall into blogger pressure and do one thing: wear eye make up. I thought to myself, “who realistically wears falsies on a Target run?” I couldn’t justify it and decided to risk it by taking photos that might not be as “Instagram-worthy” as I originally wanted. You’ll realize that most of these photos I’m wearing sunglasses (I am human after all) but I did want to show my bare skin minus some fun lipstick! I realize my eyes look kind of sleepy but that’s because I’m a workaholic and I have imperfections just like all the other beautiful people out there.
For those of you who care, my errands consisted of Walmart, Panera (most important), the bank and Target Copy. Yep, I’m a real person with real stuff to do.
Final Thoughts: It’s not about looking perfect, it’s about feeling your best and trusting that you without make up or high heels is enough for the people who love you.
I’m dropping the subject now. Go be purty!