Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Shared Rant

Before I go on to my quite boring photos, I thought I would bring to your attention this post from V of Grit & Glamour. (If you don't already follow, you should. Her writing style is amazing, and she's a wealth of information!) It definitely hit the nail on the head (I think) about most "fashion community" sites being nothign more than a popularity contest. Yes, I'm guilty of posting to weardrobe occasionally because I figured it would boost my reader-base and my ego. Sadly, neither of the two have really happened. And it always bothers me how I will see someone with a LOT of likes on the "recent" posts page, but the SAME PEOPLE always make it to their "featured" page. Not cool... I mean, whats the point in voting then?
Anyhoo, sorry for the rant, but definitely go check it out.

scarf - Suzy Shier (2009)
cardigan - Jacob (2006)
tee - Aeropostale (2010)
pants - Gap (2010)
socks - Ardene (2010)
boots - Steve Madden (2007)

The weather has been SO gloomy lately that outdoor shots just aren't happening... and whats that on my face you might ask? Why, a gigantic stress pimple that I insisted on picking. Yes, I'm a picker. There's just something so necessary about popping gross looking pimples or picking crusty scabs.
So now that I've thoroughly disgusted you, I'll leave you with that as your image of me. haha.


  1. Wow I just read that article it is very insightful. I've been feeling the same way and she brought up new points to consider. I think I'll think about removing that free ad on my blog!

  2. I really like this post and about to go read hers!!!


  3. I'm so glad you posted this link! I never joined a fashion community because I didn't think I was well-dressed enough to do so! Even sometimes when I put up a new outfit post I wonder why I do it because posting always leaves me with blog envy. After reading this I think it's safe to say that I won't be joining a community in the future. I like to see variety!

    PS- At 24 years old, I still get acne. I was always embarrassed about it as a child, but now it doesn't bother me. I was too busy looking at your pretty blue scarf to see a spot on your face!

  4. Hi doll, thanks much for the shout! I'm glad you found the article valuable, and I definitely appreciate your kind words.

    Hope you'll visit again soon!

    ♥ V
    twitter: @gritandglamour

  5. PS: Just read your comment on http://www.gritandglamour.com/2010/10/28/lookbook-nu-responds-to-%E2%80%9Cwhy-i%E2%80%99m-not-on-weardrobe-chictopia-lookbook-or-hypeed%E2%80%9D/

    THANK YOU for that. Your experience is proof that I'm not full of it for writing that post, that some sites ARE promoting exclusivity.

    ♥ V
    twitter: @gritandglamour

  6. I just saw your comment on Grit and Glamour's post about lookbook and I want to say GOOD FOR YOU! I love women with strong opinions that aren't afraid to say something. Like your boots by the way.

  7. Sooo cool to meet you tonight! You look so lovely with your colour-block dress and the skinny belt. And lovely arm candy too!

    see you again tomorrow?



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  8. Hey ML referred me to ur blog and Iike ur writing :) I'm a picker too... It's a horrible habit but stress pimples just seem to trigger a need to pick.

    I'm your most recent Follower! OFW was amazing! Can't wait till the next one.

  9. I had read her post and thought it was right on spot.
    Speaking of pickers, I use to be, I try to control myself but I have a friend who will literally chase you to pick a scab.


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