Blogging has become a fun and creative outlet for me over the past year. I have found though at times I feel like an imposter, a fake! Why do I feel like an imposter you ask? As I follow other lovely bloggers, I read about things that they do and I find that I do not do any of them! For instance, I do not have a blogging calendar. This is the number one thing that I read that almost every blogger has. I tend to come up with my posts on the fly. If I wear an outfit that I absolutely love, or it uses aspects that I want to highlight, it then becomes a blog post.
Another reason I feel like a fake is that my photos are not high quality. Most of my pictures are taken with my iPhone7 by one of my boys who are 6 and 10 years old! I keep telling them I am getting them ready for a high paying career of photography. The background is usually my front yard or somewhere I happen to visit the day that I am wearing said favorite outfit. I do not have planned photo shoots to capture my looks.
My other issue is how awkward I feel in my photos. I never know how to stand or how to position my arms. I have tried to study others that I admire, and I just feel plain silly! While in public, I wait until there is a lull in the crowd and snap furiously until someone walks by. The same holds true when I am at home. As soon as I hear a car drive by I freeze. When people bring up the blog I tend to get embarrassed. I never know how to respond. I always wonder are they asking me about it because they are truly interested or making fun.
All of this being said, I am ok with feeling like an imposter. This is my real life. I am a mom, wife, and teacher. My life is busy! There are days I don’t put make-up on and don’t do my hair, especially during the summer! If you see pictures with a hat and sunglasses more than likely I am hiding that fact! I am a bargain shopper. I try not to buy anything that is not on sale or that I am not in love with. Everything that I wear is comfortable, and I wear in real life! I hope that all of these things make my style more relatable and easier for others to find inspiration.
I started blogging because I love clothing and creating outfits that help me feel good about myself. When I get dressed in the morning it is for me I choose what makes me feel great when I look in the mirror. Like most people, I love getting compliments on my outfits. The biggest compliment though is when I see someone recreate a look, and has that feeling of self-confidence that a great outfit can bring.
I have never regretted starting Musings of a Shopaholic Mama. I have loved every moment of this journey. I may not always have the time to devout to blogging, but it is nice to know that I can just be me. So when I start to feel like an imposter I need to remember that I am real. Life comes first. With this all being said, I hope you have found some real life inspiration for your wardrobe from some of my musings.