Why I Don't Take Outfit Photos

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I got the idea for this post a month or so ago but kept putting it off. I wasn't in the right mood to write but sometimes you have to put that to the side and just write.

If you've been reading Royally Pink for a while (I started this blog 6 years ago and that still blows my mind every day) you'll notice that I don't do things like other bloggers. For example, I try to take it as seriously as possible but sometimes I lack that. I could probably take better photos and write a little better but sometimes, I get lazy.

One thing that I think really separates me from the pack, and one that I'm not sure if it's a pro or con, is that I don't take outfit photos.

I don't consider myself a fashion blogger and while I do talk about clothes, accessories, and fashion in general but I never show you what I'm wearing.

That isn't intentional... my blog was just never about THAT. It was always meant to be a place where I could share my thoughts on products, events, and anything that I came to my mind. I didn't have a strategy when I started and didn't set out to create lookbooks. It's just not who I am.



When it comes to fashion, I wish I could be like the other bloggers. I love how they put together a look and how it just looks perfect. They find the best items and know how to frame it so it looks like an outfit.

When it comes to fashion, I'm slightly lazy. My #1 thing when it comes to my clothes is that I have to be comfortable. If I'm not comfortable, I'm miserable; there have been times when I put an outfit on before work and feel so weird in it, but wear it anyway because I feel like I need to switch things up -- I end up having the worst day and feeling like crying because I can't focus on anything but my discomfort.

This definitely comes from years of not being happy with my body, and I'm still not 100% thrilled with it.

I love my leggings and my J.Crew shirts, and that's pretty much what I wear daily. On the weekends, since I've been going out more (on dates with a guy I'm seeing) I try to step it up with jeans and different styles of shirts and sweaters.

However, I still don't consider myself stylish enough to put together outfits and shoot them.

Another reason I don't take outfit photos is that I don't have a photographer nor do I have the time to shoot outfits (the laziness comes into play) and I also am not comfortable in front of a camera. If it's not a selfie, I usually am not in any photos. It goes back to not being happy with how I look...

I have considered taking photos of myself in the mirror and sharing but I need to find a better mirror than what I currently have, or just put it in a better spot. There are times when I really love what I'm wearing and want to share it with everyone.

So, if you were wondering why you never see me strutting my stuff on a New York City street, that is why. I wish I wasn't like this because I know OOTDs and outfit shoots are content that does well but at the same time, I like being a little different.

*This doesn't knock any fashion bloggers -- I am OBSESSED with fashion bloggers who take gorgeous outfit photos, specifically Emily Ann Gemma who I literally want to be when I grow up*

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