Friday, January 9, 2015

Let's Get Real

Recently I was talking to a new friend about the dangers of perfectionism, and how it not only steals your joy, but also your creativity. We were talking about how sometimes we don't post or publish things because we don't deem them "good enough".  We worry what others might think.

But, then I realized, I don't blog for anyone but myself. 

I do it because I love it.

So lets get real today and have a good laugh at some outtakes that were never "good enough" for the blog! 

Life is way to short to take ourselves to seriously...

1. No, I am not expecting a baby!

2. My chin is giving Jay Leno a run for his money ha!

3. I am learning to love my thick thighs..

4. Honestly though, this is my best side!

5. Very creepy face to show you how EXCITED I was about this outfit...

6. The "hold you arm naturally" pose has never worked for me--ever :)

7. Holy Wind

8. Why so serious?? (especially when that only makes your shirt look ironic)

9. When your shorts are riding up during a shoot--not cool!

10. I am sure I was being a little grouchy and yelling at my favorite photog here--sorry Leah :)

Moral of the story--I am not perfect, though I am 100% sure that before this you thought I was! *insert sarcasm* 

You know what though, I always am having fun! And that is what blogging, and more importantly, life, is all about!

This year, let's not sweat the small stuff. 

Have a fabulous weekend



  1. Hee hee, I love these outtakes! Plus your commentary just makes them hilarious. Thanks for sharing your not-so-serious side, Tori. :)

    Gina - On the Daily Express

  2. Great message here!! I loved the captions & the photos!!! Thanks for sharing! :-)
    Kellie @

  3. OMG I love this!!! You are still adorable even in your non perfect photos!! I swear I have about 100 pictures of my butt! My husband takes a picture every time I bend over to move a stick or something! Haha I'm like is that necessary?! Have a great weekend!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  4. Haha I love these! I like sharing my non-perfect photos as a reminder to myself that its ok to not be perfect too! Also, the casually holding the arm pose...I struggle with it too lol! Thanks for sharing!

    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

  5. You are too cute!! I love these photos - especially the one of you overly excited about the red and leopard outfit!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  6. hi dear, how many lovely outfits...i like that with leopard shirt and red cardigan

  7. haha this is too funny! Erica and I have talked about doing an outtake post, they're hilarious.
    pumps and push-ups

  8. We all should be able to laugh at ourselves!!! Maybe we should start a trend and post these kinds of pics on April Fools!!! Hilarious!! Jodie

  9. Laughter is the best medicine! It's such a great idea and you still manage to look cute in all these outtakes! How is that possible?! ;)

  10. Oh girl. I have sooo many butt photos from outfit session it's not even right. I love that you are laughing about this and sharing the not as perfect side of blogging. What a great Friday post!

  11. LOVE this post! Made my day! Have a great weekend, Tori!!

    Heidi D.

  12. Such a great post! I have so many of these pictures that never made my post. You still look great even in the ones you didn't use!

  13. Outtake posts always crack me up. I actually think the shot with the pink Hunter boots is cute! Have a great one!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  14. Haha, you're so cute Tori! Your captions made me giggle. Love that you aren't taking yourself too seriously!
    xoxo Danielle
    For the Love of Leopard

  15. I always love a good outfit bloopers post! Sarcastic comments make it even better :)

  16. Lovely and funny post! I agree with you, it's important to do not take ourselves to seriously :)

  17. I love this so much, Tori! Perfect in January, too, when we all feel like we need to completely make over ourselves into perfect people! Thanks for sharing :-)

  18. how funny, this is actually really good advice!

    xx danielle //

  19. YES! Love this :) Nobody is perfect, nor should we try to be perfect OR like anyone else! Life is so all about having fun!

  20. You are sooo funny. Thanks for keeping it real girl. I blog because I love it too and this awesome community. I appreciate the reminder. Also, I think you look pretty darn cute in all these photos.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  21. One of the BEST posts ever! Thanks for being real :)

    Michaela || The Monogrammed Midwesterner

  22. OMG this is a winning post - the captions are so hilarious! No. 8 is priceless I swear! It's always cool not to take oneself so seriously!

    Much love!

  23. what a great outtake post! love that last dress with the anchors on it.

    thanks for sharing


  24. Thanks for sharing these! Glad to hear you blog for yourself because I know many who don't.

  25. Tori, I am just getting caught up on my blog reading and I am so delighted to see this post! I have not posted many outfits lately because I felt they weren't good enough for my blog! Thanks for sharing these outtakes and being so honest! And thanks for reminding us to not take ourselves too seriously =)

    Fashion, Floss and Lip Gloss


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