Blogger Tips: A Blogger’s Security Blanket


Putting yourself out there as a blogger on the Internet is always a scary thing. For me, taking photos of myself and pretty much allowing people to judge me is one of the scariest things I do as a blogger.

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THE LOOK | top, skirt, hat, bag (zara), shoes c/o (similar), red lip (dragon girl), celine sunglasses


So as someone who constantly puts herself out there on the Internet every day, I tend to have a few security blanket type things that help me deal with the pressure of living that Instagram-worthy lifestyle. I should preface this post by telling you that I’m fortunate enough to not have had to deal with too many mean, ignorant, or hateful comments. Honestly, I don’t think that it’s fair that people so openly judge and say the most awful things about bloggers. It really comes down to this: If you don’t enjoy someone’s content, don’t go to their site. But I guess that’s a post for another day, right?

Rant over.

Let’s get to those “security blankets” or blogger tips, shall we?

Sunglasses

Oh yes. The sunglasses. I get comments ALL the time from people asking me about why I am always wearing sunglasses. And while I don’t think this is necessarily a hateful comment, I do feel the need to explain myself. The most obvious reason why I’m in sunglasses in 99.9% of my photos is that it’s just easier. I never have to worry about whether my eyes are closed during a shoot. It helps make a shoot go faster and gives me more options to choose from when I’m selecting photos to post. I know this may seem “less personal”, but I just feel less pressure when I have my sunglasses on for photos. Oh, and they’re a great accessory (blogger tips truth!). DUH!

My go-to outfits

If you’ve been following Pink Champagne Problems for a while, you may have noticed that I don’t typically stray too far from my basic looks. Girls like Allie, Blair, and Krystal do amazing jobs at looking so unbelievably chic and dressed up on their blogs. But for me, I know what I look “good” in and I don’t like going too far outside the box in fear of not getting a good response. You’ll see in tomorrow’s post that I really stepped outside of my comfort zone and wore a gown to a special birthday shoot location…with a decent amount of people around. Which brings me to my next point.

A friend or photographer

I love shooting with Allie because not only is she my photographer, but she is also one of my best friends. We always have fun when we’re shooting together and it kind of makes me just forget about the people staring at me as I’m shooting. When Matt first started taking my photos, I was a little shy to do it in public with a ton of people around. Now that he has the hang of it, we can get a look done in 15 minutes or less. Follow this blogger tips: having a friend or a photographer you’re comfortable with around when you’re shooting in public helps alleviate some of the embarrassment. And let’s not even begin with attending events. I could probably write an entire post about this (I touched upon it in this post)! I typically don’t go to events without friends because I get so nervous when it comes to networking…even though I’m a pretty social person.

If you’re a blogger, what are some of your security blankets? Even if you don’t have a blog, there are certain security blankets we clutch onto on a daily basis. Like our phones. If I’m in a social setting where I’m uncomfortable, out comes the phone. In the elevator with a ton of strangers? I probably have my phone in my hand. I’m not saying the use of these security blankets are the best, but they definitely help certain uncomfortable situations become better.


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  • Elle

    Omg girl these photos are EVERYTHING! Love how you paired the stripes with the skirt, it goes great. And i’m the same too when it comes to networking events, it is always so much easier having a friend go with you. Even though I’m a social person it can always be intimidating meeting new people! xo elle

  • I totally have all of the same security blankets as you. My hair is also one but I’ve been forcing myself to do different stuff with it. I use to always wear it down and curled. This covered a good bit of my shoulders and chest, which I loved. Now though, I’m going for low buns and high buns. Making me a little uncomfortable but I think it’s good! Great post and great look, as always lady!

    xo Laura Leigh
    http://www.louellareese.com

  • Definitely a good photographer because shooting in a busy area is so uncomfortable! I hate when people stop to watch what you’re doing!! But I love that you wear your sunnies because they top off your outfit perfectly! I am also in love with this whole look, that red lip is so pretty on you! xo Bryn http://www.waketonroad.com

  • The Adored Life

    I am so jealous that you have Allie because she absolutely understands what you are going for! None of my friends are as picky as I am OR a blogger so it’s a struggle for me! Plus I’m a control freak so I’m like AHHH THIS IS OVER MY HEAD!

    The Adored Life

  • Toby

    I a envy you that you have friend taking your pictures! none of mine are bloggers and they wont understand what i want lol
    I love your blog its really pretty come check out mine if you can http://www.poshandspicy.com would love to hear your input xx toby

  • I think this outfit is completely chic! I love the pattern mixing. Happy early birthday!! (Mine is tomorrow, too!)

    x Diana // Pearl Girl

  • Perfectly put together! LOVE!

  • Nicole Ntumba

    Recently a lot of people have told me to start a blog because I love style and fashion more than anyone else they know. But just about everything you’ve described about shooting in public and not getting too creative is what I’m most worried about. Aside from that my phone and sunglasses are definitely my security blankets regularly.

  • Lauren Oliver

    Such a great post, and I totally agree with what you’re saying! Putting yourself out there is super difficult, and it’s also why I hate telling people I know about my blog or having them follow me because I feel like they don’t understand and think it’s weird! But it just comes with the territory, I suppose. One of my security blankets is looking left or right away from the camera… no idea why, though LOL!

    Lauren
    http://oliverstwistblog.com

  • As a blogger, you definitely need those things that make you feel secure and comfortable when shooting. I also wear sunglasses (and they do double duty of keeping me comfortable and getting compliments). Love your outfits! They definitely look just as chic as they do comfortable

  • Great topic. I think you do a fabulous job. I know personally I’m a much bigger critic of myself. Love this look on you and your sunnies!

  • Natali

    This is such a wonderful outfit, so perfect for Summer and very retro chic! You look gorgeous with or without the sunnies but I do agree that way too many bloggers are posing with sunnies too often. I love to switch it up, every 2-3 outfit posts I have to have an outfit that I don’t even think of having sunnies on.

    https://lartoffashion.com/parisienne-chic/

  • This is one of my favorite looks on you! So chic and spunky! You look so Parisian 🙂
    One of my resolutions/mantras this year is … embrace discomfort… so I actually LIKE putting myself in situations where I’m a bit (or a lot) uncomfortable. It’s definitely been a game changer in how I approach pretty much ANY/EVERY situation! 🙂

    You inspire me to dress up more! As I supposed, getting dolled up is my security blanket!

  • I used to never wear sunglasses in my shoots and then one day I didn’t have time to do all my makeup so I threw on an over-sized pair of sunnies and was like “This is fabulous! From now on, I’m always wearing them!” haha

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

  • I agree with all of this so much! My security blanket is my sunglasses too, but I wear them on my head to keep my hair out of the way, lol.

    Also, I’m in love with that skirt!

  • For my old blog I didn’t wear sunglasses for my outfit posts, but it took forever to get photos where my eyes weren’t closed or worse; half closed. So now I wear sunglasses! I’m also guilty of clutching my phone in social gatherings, manly because I’m not a big fan of small talk.

    x Silje
    http://www.pentupstyle.blogspot.com

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