Thursday, July 25, 2013

My name is Alyssa and I take ugly pictures.


So, being a blogger is strange, right? We all agree with that. We all live our lives on the internet, and part of having your internet presence is controlling (ha) what you put out there for others to see. 

I know I'm not the only one who takes 9023840923 pictures, and then scours every one, and then Photoshops them and PicMonkeys them to death, until they look good enough for everyone else to see. I do it, you do it, and if you're one of those girls that's all "nope, I'm just that pretty all the time, I don't *neeeeeeeeed* makeup or Photoshop evarrrrrr!" we probably wouldn't be friends. Because you're a lying liar who lies.


And always looking drop-dead gorgeous on the internet can be hard, right? I see other girls pictures all the time and I'm all "gah, she is SO pretty. i love her hair/makeup/clothes/skin/fingernail polish, and her pictures always look sooooo good." to myself. I feel the pressure, and I know you guys do too. It's natural to end up comparing yourself to other people, especially when you're typically only seeing the best parts of someone else's life.

So lest you think that I am a beautiful special snowflake who always looks flawless and my life is perfect, let me drop some truth on you: some days, I look a hot mess.

92382308th picture? Sure, I'm down.


This particular photo shoot had several gems, as you can see.

I don't even know with this one.

I mean, if your margarita was almost gone, you'd make the same face. You know you would.

And then, there's this one. I should really keep my facial expressions in check, right?

So there you have it, my friends. I hope this didn't shatter your flawless opinions about me and how perfect I am. That would really be a shame, right?

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14 comments:

katie @ sappy and happy said...

i love these! you totally pull off dramatic expressions, girlfriend! haha xoxo

Chelsea said...

love it! and I agree!

Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

Who are you kidding? You still look adorable!

Samantha @ Life is But a Stream of Thoughts said...

I always have plenty of fun expressions as well! No need to keep them in check. They make things interesting!

Natalie Hinkley said...

LOL, these are great. I think I would feel awkward forever if I ever had someone photograph me fashion blogger style...

Adriana @ Dog Hair Is An Accessory said...

ahahaha story of my lifeeeee. you're so purtty

Alyssa said...

Haha I love these! And honestly, most of my pictures come out terrible. The ones I put on my blog are the RARE marginally acceptable one.

Yammering Yankee said...

O gawd girl I am so with you on this one. I look horrendous in 99% of photos because of my large and in charge forhead. woof

Meg said...

Hahah this cracks me up. You are seriously so pretty and your facial expressions are PRICELESS!

brooke lyn said...

just keepin' it real over here and i dig it. ain't nobody got time to look good all the time.

Rachel said...

haha love this! I take some pretty awful ones and my bf loves to keep them on his phone

Stevie C said...

you're JUST SO PRETTY

Ashley Markowski said...

Honestly, I like these pictures better (; How funny would it be if every post you made modeling an outfit, you had a sour face? I'd enjoy it.

Shannon Hearts said...

Love these pictures! Your expression is too cute! :)
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