top 5 pics... of me

Friday, October 17, 2014

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I'll blame credit Deena for this week's topic.

I think the intention here was to look at pictures of ourselves a little differently.

I tend to be quite (overly) critical of myself and particularly of pictures of myself. Generally, this blog has helped that because I have had to let go of the hope that all the pictures I post will be awesome. My photographer (Mr. B) doesn't have the eye/patience for elusive perfect shot every time. It's good though. I can't always be edited. This is real life.

So, in an effort to be a little more true to myself (and you), I am not going to pick the pictures you would think. I am going to try and pick the top 5 pictures (that are relatively accessible) that I think capture ME (and not just some photo-shopped/fake smiling version of myself).


okay, admittedly, this pic has some instagram filter... I love it because it's on of my first times wearing red lipstick AND I had a super fun night out (my first, as a mom) with one of the bestest women I know!

I don't necessarily love this pic of me, but I love the outfit and it's something I would have NEVER worn prior to my deliberate journey out of frumpy mommy-hood.


Okay, had to throw these two momma pics in. It's such a big part of who I am. I might like these pics more for the cutie chubby baby ;) It also makes me miss my long hair ;)


A recent pic from the contest I entered (and WON but still need to write about!!) - read more here. I was kind of uncomfortable in this dress, it was tight and short and after having a baby I didn't feel I could pull it off, but sometimes you just need to go out of your comfort zone!


Picking these pics was so so so so much harder than I thought. Seriously! I wanted to pick the best of the best but that's not an accurate depiction of me. 

I also realized, when picking these choices, I'm so freaking critical of myself. I would never, ever, be even remotely as critical about someone else. It's honestly ridiculous. 

Anyways, this post has inspired me... you may get some more random pics of me in the near future... some highly edited pics and others with no makeup :) Stay tuned.

To see my past "Top 5" see HERE

Please linkup below and make sure you visit the other ladies to see their top 5!



Deena @ Shoes to Shiraz
Christy @ R Squared 




24 comments:

  1. Great photos. I love each and every one for different reasons. It is funny how it is so hard to pic pictures of myself but get me to choose the 5 favorites of my kids and I would have SO many to choose from.

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    1. I know, it's so silly how we are like that!

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  2. Nice job! Not easy, but important especially with having a daughter. So hard not to be overcritical of ourselves.

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    1. I know, I need to try much harder for her to see my confidence because that's what I want her to copy.

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  3. Your hair is amazing in all your pics. Great work!

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    1. lol thanks! I would have never thought that!

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  4. I love the last picture, but I have to admit, the chubby baby isn't bad either ;-)

    Alex - Funky Jungle

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  5. I'm the queen of being critical of myself in pictures! You are so beautiful inside and out, and it shows through in every picture - the baby is pretty darn cute too!

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    1. and we have no reason to be. I'd never look at your pictures critically and i know you wouldn't mine. It's silly we don't treat ourselves with nearly as much kindness as we do others.

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  6. Lovely pictures Hun! Thanks for following me on twitter, will follow back! Will link up in the near future. Rachel xo

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  7. Beautiful pictures. The little lady is very cute.

    http://ninasstyleblog.blogspot.com

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  8. Great photos! You look lovely in all of them!

    Jill
    www.dousedinpink.com

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  9. whta?! I remember when you posted that about the contest and I didn't know you won! That's amazing, can't wait to hear the details. And that red lipstick is perfect on you, seriously, wear it all the time, you can rock it!

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    1. I know, I keep meaning to write about it but time is not my friend lately... nor is my memory!

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  10. Great pictures! Truly enjoyed reading about honesty on your journey to reality instead of striving to an illusion of perfection...I'm on that same journey, friend. So glad we are in it together. Love the pictures you chose, especially the sweet ones with that adorable baby girl. Have a beautiful weekend!

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    1. thanks lady! I'm so glad you're one of the people I get to share this journey with!

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  11. I really love that photo of you (the first one) with the red lipstick. Dang, I need to try wearing lipstick more often... You look great now and with the longer hair! After I had my kids, I felt rather thrumpy, too... it is nice to get out of that thrumpyness, isn't it?! And, you def. don't look thrumpy in any of these pics!

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    1. I NEVER thought I could pull red lipstick off, but I love it! so fun!

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  12. Those are all great photos and I love that you have become more confident! I'm glad that your journey out of supposed {I still haven't seen evidence ;)} frumpy mommy hood has been a fun one for you!

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    1. the frump is in there, it's a never-ending battle!

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