Imposter on the street

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I have something to admit. I am not a real blogger. I am an imposter. Why? Because to be a real blogger, you have to be able to DIY the crap out of everything and any trend. I cannot do that.

I tried. I semi-failed. Semi-failed because I deemed these shorts still wearable. They are supposed to be more… ripped and shredded, you know, awesome. Instead, it looks like I gave up after making the initial incisions. I can assure you that I did not give up.

I ripped, clawed at, used a prickly thing from my dad’s tool box, washed, dried, and repeated. For days.

Apparently, Banana Republic makes their denim tough.

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// Shorts: Thrifted via Thrift Town (Altered by me) // Top & Necklace: Brandy Melville // Moccasins: Urban Outfitters // Purse: Thrifted via Crossroads Trading Co //

The owner of that beautiful bike was unchaining it to ride it off into the sunset at the moment these photos were taken. Awkward.

I am also not a real blogger because I do not enjoy tea or coffee. And I do not have blogger friends who get together and have bloggy conversations and post photos (although I want to. Badly). I don’t even own a SLR. Or know that that stands for. And I have only observed fashion week via Instagram.

But, I do have a photographer boyfriend. So there.

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They aren’t that bad, are they?

The moral of the story is, we can’t all be the picture perfect bloggers that we follow, but we can try our hardest to be our best selves.

Oh also, I have a giveaway. That makes me a real blogger right?

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I felt like I was being followed by paparazzi. It was weird.

And I secretly hoped some people around us thought so too. That Ugly Mug was paparazzi, not that it was weird.

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And then I really felt like I was being papped.

All photos credit of Ugly Mug Photography

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83 comments
  1. elma said:

    Cool outfit! Love your shoes and your jeans shorts πŸ˜€ x

  2. Amazing pictures and amazing outfit. Everything is great!

  3. RoselyC said:

    Well thank you for being your best self because that is the reason I keep coming back. I love the fact your pictures are natural and not extremely posed or calculated. Being yourself is what is fun about blogging. At least for me. And that’s two of us who cant DIY. My first DIY consisted on sewing buttons to a shirt, how pathetic is that?

  4. What a wonderful post. I can’t do DIY either and I’ve only met one other blogger since I’ve been blogging. I think your shorts turned out well and, hey, at least you have a photographer-boyfriend. πŸ˜‰

  5. Laura said:

    Thanks πŸ™‚ You are really beauiful woman πŸ™‚

  6. LOVE this outfit! That color looks amazing on you! And those shorts are awesome!
    lovely.
    jennybodell.blogspot.com

  7. Haha We all can’t be stereotypical blogger people! I do love coffee and tea though… but I don’t sit around and have bloggy conversations with people.
    I don’t think the shorts turned out bad. They look distressed and that was the look you were going for. And I really like your top. The color is so nice!

  8. Bree said:

    Wonderful outfit! Love the great shirt and how you’ve tucked it into the cut-offs!

  9. I think it’s safe to say you are officially a blogger because they look pretty awesome to me haha!
    Brooke @ what2wear

  10. I think the shorts turned out great! I also love the green top with your hair!

  11. girl, your post seriously made me laugh out loud. so true on so many levels, although i think have a photographer bf moves you up that list rather quickly. getting someone to take your outfit pictures is quite the struggle. i’m right there with you, just keep trying =)

  12. Crissy said:

    I love this post. DIY is a pain in the butt sometimes. Most of DIY lately is just recreations not original creations lol. I tried ripping jeans and shorts before.. the best method is attempting to do what you did then throw it in the wash to fray. I really love these photos.

  13. Haha πŸ˜€ At least you don’t miss the most important (+useful) part, which is having a boyfriend-photographer. With the DIY you can work on it, some cool photogenic friends you will find them and everything will be ok. + that’s more than great that you are not a copy of any other blogger.
    Great photos, I love this laid-back outfit and the way it looks with the bicycle πŸ™‚

  14. Ellen said:

    personally i dont thin DIYing defiens a blogger, i think just amazing personal style and photos are what does! and wow i love the shorts anyway! and gorgeous photos, love your blog!

    x

    β™₯ Ellen
    SHOPSTYLECONQUER.COM

  15. Oriane said:

    I think your shorts are great like that !

  16. catarina said:

    aww thanks! you look stunning πŸ™‚ love your shorts! xx

  17. Jolien said:

    Haha, I am also an impostor, not real blogger in that case. I only have one blogger friend, but one that doesn’t take pictures of me (she doesn’t even have a proper camera…). I am so not crafty at all. I couldn’t make those shorts, absolutely not, so congrats on that. I cannot cook; not even spaghetti sauce. I can sew a button back on, but there it ends. The only thing I have is that I can take pictures of anything but myself, and I have been called hilarious multiple times. Oh and I love fashion, love to dress up, play with make-up and pretend I am as grown up as my age.

    So there. You’re not alone. And you’re pretty fabulous! So why bother?

    Love,
    Jolien

  18. Samantha said:

    I love your shorts. So lucky you have a photographer as a boyfriend as well! Great photos.

  19. Arden said:

    Those jeans are quite lovely… xx

  20. Marta said:

    hey sweetie, loved the post. I think that girls that you are the real bloggers. ThatΒ΄s what I want to see in a blog…a real girl with a real life but with a lot to offer. I love the color of your shirt and the laid-back look that you pulling off. And IΒ΄m gonna join that giveaway right now if IΒ΄m still in the deadline. xx

  21. lol. I had no idea about the DIY rule. Your shirt is really pretty.

  22. I had no idea about the DIY blogger rule. Your top looks amazing.

  23. TJ said:

    You are too funny, girl! Don’t worry, I don’t know how to DIY anything. I guess I’m an impostor too. So funny!
    And of course these photos are fierce, adore the outfit!
    xo TJ

  24. Allison said:

    Love the shorts and moccasins –such an effortless look!

    two-leaf-clover.com

  25. Tiffany said:

    Loved this post! You definitely look like a real blogger to me, not an impostor!
    -Tiffany

    PS: Thanks for stopping by my baby blog…means a lot!

  26. kd said:

    You are amazing!!

    Adorable blog! Hope you share the love back by visiting and following me too!

    Much love from Canada~
    KD

  27. fragiusti90@live.it said:

    love this post and also your blog! It’s so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad πŸ˜€
    kisses
    http://francescagiusti.blogspot.com/

  28. Trina said:

    I totally feel like an imposter too! I never DIY, although I do have DIY ambitions. I don’t have an SLR (or know what that means), I don’t drink coffee, or have blogger friends. I’ve never even had a giveaway. Anwyay, your blog is one of my favorite and if you ever make it to LA, I’d be glad to sit around and have bloggy conversations with you! πŸ™‚

    http://operationwearmycloset.blogspot.com/

  29. Kristian said:

    I was smiling and giggling and nodding along at all your “real blogger” quotes. I’ve felt that way too somedays. Your jeans are cool looking, I think (but I’m not too into ripped jeans?)

    The whole outfit is one I really like, actually.

  30. g.ta said:

    at least you are an honest blogger!! chic outfit!! love it..=`)

  31. Carina said:

    Haha, you are so cute, it always makes me smile when I read your posts πŸ™‚
    And you look so prettyyyyyy, how is it that your hair always looks so perfect?

    Also if you define it by DIying I’m not a good blogger neither, I’m not good at this stuff πŸ˜‰

  32. Angela said:

    It’s ok. Each blogger does her own thing. Althought I too would love to have blog friends who I met up with on the weekends and had brunch with. No coffee or tea for me either.

    Method Clothe

  33. Minna said:

    I love your green blouse! That’s a very pretty and trendy color now! I’m planning to buy green blouse too. πŸ™‚

    I’d love if you visited my blog at Missingsparkles.com. It would be fun to follow each other, don’t you think? πŸ˜‰

    xoxo, Minna

    Blogger
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  34. christen said:

    ha! i feel the same way. I can’t DIY anything. but I do at least love coffee. oh and your shorts look good!

    christen
    fashionplatecheapskate.blogspot.com

  35. Jen said:

    Ha! I’m not a DIY-er either and definitely wish I were more crafty πŸ˜‰ I think the shorts look great, though!They don’t have to be totally ripped to shreds to have that “worn in” look. And I think they complement the rest of the outfit so nicely. Love the purple eyeliner too!

  36. Amanda said:

    I adore this look, I would love to copy this look.. oh and the shorts look good.. If you wanna go for the more shredded look, then you might wanna try some sand paper and also washing them helps… Amy for the platform (Youtube) did a great DIY on shredding =) … But I totally get what you seeing… thats why Im always scared of oding DIY-s

  37. Lol!
    They’re not that bad…I’ll give you that.
    And yes…a giveaway definitely makes you a real blogger.
    XOXO

  38. anais marteau said:

    Love this outfit so much, se you on my blog page love from france πŸ™‚

  39. Gloria said:

    Love this look! Those shorts are awesome(:

  40. Jac said:

    If it makes you feel any better, you are not alone πŸ™‚ I never feel like a real blogger. I don’t even own up to my blog. I have a select few who know about it, but aren’t allowed to talk about it πŸ˜‰ Anyway, you look like a real blogger to me, and I think you’re style is super cool πŸ™‚
    xo Jac
    thesunshinedistrict.blogspot.com

  41. Robin said:

    This is seriously my favorite post of yours ever. I feel this way all the time especially since I live in Colorado aka the Square State with no fashion events, no fellow bloggers nearby and the weirdest thrift finds ever. I think you’re a real blogger. And very pretty. And have great style. And your boyfriend’s photography is bad ass. And you’re funny.

  42. Arantza said:

    great pictures!! and I love the flats! they look very confortable!

  43. petra said:

    ha, I can’t do DIY either. I do two fashion posts a year. and I still claim to be real. something differently real, or really different every day πŸ™‚

    great blog xxx

  44. milla said:

    so in love with your beautiful hair! you look great!!

    xoxo milla

  45. love this post and just discovered your blog! I think having a photographer bf trumps everything else. Bravo!

  46. Yesterday was pretty warm but really cloudy. It was perfect for getting some “desolate winter by the water” shots without freezing my buns off. Although I’ve sort of been slacking in the exercise department so it would have been nice if my buns literally had frozen off. You know, nice in a really creepy, not-recommended-by-doctors way.

  47. Lauren said:

    This post made me laugh! Once I tried to beautifully layer the leftovers from my taco dinner in a mason jar, like I saw on Pinterest. Didn’t think about black beans running into the quinoa leaving a jar full of this http://sisterdisco.com/2012/08/07/go-to-tacos/

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