Why We Should Embrace Our Imperfections + Blooper Reel Vol 2

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Confession: I’m kind of a control freak. I like routines, schedules, and getting things done my way.

I don’t think there’s anything wrong with being a control freak. After all, it means that I care enough to get things done right the first time. It also makes me a more organized person, and I believe that a lot of my success has something to do with my control freak-ness.

That being said, though, there is a time when the healthiest thing to do is step back and let things happen the way they’re supposed to. I need to embrace the things I cannot control and allow myself to learn from them.

The same thing applies to blogging. Take my fashion posts, for example. Let’s say I go out and get 150 photos taken of the same look. Out of those 150, usually 15 are good, but only 8 are good enough to share. That means that an average of 95% of my photos are thrown in a digital dump. Why? Because they’re less than perfect.

I make sure to hold on to some of those imperfect photos for humility’s sake. After all, they can be pretty hilarious! They’re a reminder to take life less seriously and take a step back.

Imperfections are human

Literally, everyone has imperfections. If we didn’t, I don’t know what kind of place the world would be in. It’d be like some sort of screwed up Black Mirror episode where we’re all exact copies of each other. As Black Mirror episodes usually give me the heebie jeebies, I’m not sure I would actually want to live through one, ya know?

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I call this the “awkward light pole lean” (x)

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Sun + wind = scrunchy face (x)

Frickin’ wind.

Other people are jealous of your imperfections

Yeah, you read that right. This mindset was actually brought to my attention by one of my co-workers. When someone asked him how he was, he said “Oh, you know, just living someone else’s dream.”

I’m not sure if he was being a bit sarcastic, because working retail isn’t necessarily “the dream”, but it made me realize that someone may feel lucky to be in my place instead of their own. So what, you’re a size 6 when you want to be a size 2? There is probably someone out there who desperately wants to be as fit as you. Just something to think about.

 

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Is it really a photoshoot if I’m not making a weird face at the camera? (x)

 

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What do I do with my hands? (x)

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I don’t even know how to explain this one (x)

Life goes on

It’s easy to fall into the trap that is your mind. It’s easier to get stuck there. At some point, you just have to learn to go with the flow and let things settle themselves. So take this opportunity to let loose, appreciate your whole self, and focus on other things that you can control.

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Lol @ that triple chin

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These old ladies were trying to make me smile when they were walking by. It worked! (x)

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Wind is hard. (x)

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That feeling when you realize a dress has pockets (x)

I hope you enjoyed laughing at these photos as much as I did when I was going through them! I also hope that you take time this week to kick back, relax, and let life happen. After all, we’re all imperfect and that’s okay!

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32 Replies to “Why We Should Embrace Our Imperfections + Blooper Reel Vol 2”

  1. I’ve always struggled to like my imperfections. I’m a size 16/18 and it drives me crazy some days to not be able to fit into some of my clothes. But my boyfriend always tells me he loves everything about me – as is. This baffles me. Like, what? Someone LOVES all of me? It helps put things into perspective. This was a lovely post! Plus your bloopers were great. 🙂

    1. It can be a struggle sometimes, but it’s good to have those people in your life to keep you grounded! Thanks for reading, Alyssa!

  2. YASSS! I love this! Embrace those imperfect moments! Life is more fun that way!

  3. yes we should embrace our imperfections, and these blooper reels are amazing!!! 🙂

    1. Haha thanks girl!

  4. I love this!! I am a total perfectionist, but we must embrace our imperfections and be real.
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  5. This is such a great post! I think we all really need to watch how we talk about our imperfections, make sure that it’s positive!

    1. I totally agree! Thanks Ashley!

  6. I love blooper posts 😛 I am 100% a fan of embracing our imperfections and sometimes even having a laugh about them. It’s hilarious how many photos it takes you get like 5 decent ones!

    1. Haha thanks Megan!

  7. Lol I always crack up at blooper posts. It’s the best.

    1. Lol I do too! Thanks Jenny!

  8. This is good fun! I think I will put a blooper real together! I have so many that crack me up… like what was I thinking! Hahaha

    Dani

    1. Haha thanks Dani! You should do that!

  9. What a positive post! I love this part, espeiclaly the part about other people being jealous – SO true!

  10. FRICKIN’ WIND IS RIGHT! Like all of the photos we take outside features the wind lol. You are too cute!

    1. Haha thanks Alix!

  11. Yaaas!! We should all embrace our imperfections! And I lovelovelove these photos! I should go through some of the ones I’ve discarded and see what gems I can find.

    1. Haha thanks Erica!

  12. Lol I love blooper reel posts because I have some just like these!

    1. Haha I enjoy posting them!

  13. Bloopers post are really the best! LOL! I enjoyed this.

    1. Haha thanks Sydney!

  14. This is a great message to put out there as a style blogger! A lot of people look at style bloggers and think that they are perfect – but showing that we are imperfect makes us more relatable!

    1. Thanks Chelsie, I agree!

  15. I definitely have an everyday struggle accepting my imperfections. Your bloopers are hilarious, but you still look cute girl!

    Trecee

    1. Awww thanks girl!

  16. I’ve always had trouble with dealing with imperfections. I’m so hard on myself!

    1. I am too! But life is better when we’re happy!

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