A few lessons I’ve learned the hard way (by blogging)

Looking good is HARD. It requires preparation, lighting, timing and a focused (or conveniently blurred) camera. In the above photo, I was trying to look “sexy” in that nonchalant kind of way. Unfortunately, due to my body language and facial expression, I mostly look like I’m removing rocks from my slingbacks. Lesson learned: Save the attempts at sex appeal for the Victoria’s Secret photo shoot (still waiting for my invite!).
Know your strengths. So, you think you’re totally cute and funny? That doesn’t mean you are a shoe-in for the upcoming season of SYTYCD. This is just being irresponsible in front of a camera. That worked for Kim Kardashian, but definitely won’t work for me. 
Invest time in rehersing your facial expressions and natural poses. Every women should have 5 go-to poses regardless of whether or not she is a fashion blogger. This one just recently got crossed off my list.
Make sure you are not going to make any ‘most phallic outfits’ list. A really fantastic way to avoid this is to simply use a mirror.
I hope you learn from my mistakes. I invite you to leave comments below letting me in on any life lessons you are willing to share. Please don’t leave me hanging.  
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11618097177481227965 Rebecca Hanover Kurzweil

    Oh, Bethann, thanks. You just made me laugh out loud. I’ve learned a couple of things from blogging, too, like if you ask a “serious” question, people will give you more “serious” answers (in the form of advice!) than you ever even knew you wanted. Also, sometimes people don’t get sarcasm. It happens.

  • http://moicontrelavie.com/ moicontrelavie.com

    SO FUNNY! Love this post, such great advice. 🙂

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14347341718838452360 Donna

    You are TOO cute! Love this post. I too am learning a ton of lessons via blogging. For one, I’ve learned that I am not very attractive when I don’t smile. So smile smile smile! 🙂

    xo Donna

    http://www.soyouagree.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03132505117468519575 Julia Ralston

    This might be my favorite post so far! I can totally relate! I have also learned some lessons about busting a move in front of the camera: for me, it produces the most genuine smiles (because I’m laughing at how horrible I am!) but also the most awkward looking limbs. Still searching for that middle ground…hoping to find it somewhere between Gangnam Style and Peanut Butter Jelly Time.

    xoxo
    Julia
    http://www.onceuponablogbyjulia.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06143037876752433975 Sofia

    This post is too funny, and so endearing! Thanks so much for sharing – I’ll definitely have to start working on my 5 go-to poses!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06143037876752433975 Sofia

    This post is too funny, and so endearing! Thanks so much for sharing – I’ll definitely have to start working on my 5 go-to poses!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04596010661019307528 Alexandra Bigley

    You’re a doll! I love your humorous approach to posing. Great ‘fits!

    xx,
    A

    http://www.sfshopgirl.blogspot.com