Thursday, August 11, 2011
Polka Dots and Scallops
Here we have another outfit that didn't translate to photos for whatever reason. I loved this ensemble, felt super confident and happy in it, got tons of compliments from complete strangers... then I saw the photos and was like, "Meh." Which sums up the internet response to the outfit so far as well (Chictopia, Wardrobe Remix, etc.) - and that's why these photos are over a month old and I'm just now getting around to posting them up on this little neglected blog. My confidence has taken a big dip lately when it comes to being in front of the camera, and I'm not really sure how to remedy that situation.
Sheepish confessional time! When I first joined Chictopia nearly a year ago, my outfits were consistently voted into the Style Gallery, which is rather difficult and something of an honor. It made me feel pretty good! However, lately, I'm lucky to get even just a few votes, if any at all. I'm not sure why I've let the opinions of strangers on the internet affect me in such a big way, but they have; I have to find a way to rise above them and get my groove back! Even if all my outfits are horrible misses in the public eye from here on out, what should matter is that I love what I wear, and that I document my personal sartorial (mis)adventures for me, not random anonymous approval. Easier said than done, but it's the reason why I'm going to try and keep trucking with Miss Hiccup's Vintage.
Have you ever let the internet's opinion of you/your style affect you in a negative way? How do you get out of a confidence or style rut?
Top: H&M (several years old)
Shorts: Chic Shenanigans Shorts from Modcloth
Ballet Flats: Me Too
Bracelet: 40s celluloid scottie dogs, gift from my mother-in-law
Photos by Dave