Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Photo Shoot in the Gangway

When I went to Chicago last week, our blogs were Em's and my favorite topic. And when Adrian went out to buy food for the barbeque he was putting together on Labor Day, we figured it was the perfect time for an impromptu photo shoot.

Picture this: my sister standing on a broken chair in the gangway (the little space between her house and the one next door) taking pictures of me in a 3/4 sleeve shirt, jeans, and heels on a 90 degree plus day. All while I am standing on downward sloping concrete in heels I had no business being in since I could barely walk.

Cute right? Thanks, Em.
I know, I know, bloggers are supposed to be all "Oh yeah, I wear 6 inch heels all day every day" and "Please, I look this good when I wake up", but I like to be real.

You see the slope, right?
You will not catch me walking or even stumbling down the street in heels that high, but I have no shame taking a cute picture to post on my blog. And yep, those are orange and yellow hair elastics on my wrist too because I don't like having my hair down on 90 plus degree days. But my hair sure did look cute in those pictures!

Sometimes I think it's funny that as bloggers, we show the pretty side of our lives. We show the pictures in heels, the cutest outfits we own, the days when our hair looks great.

But isn't the other side also just as important? The days when I don't feel like washing my hair, the days when I don't have time to put on make-up because I slept a little too late or read one too many blogs in the morning.

That's the real me. And maybe someday I'll show that side too. But for now, enjoy the pretty side. And enjoy my sister's work as she balanced on a broken chair.


k8te said...

cute pics! i love the teal heels...i can barely stand to wear heels for more than a few hours, and most of that is sitting in a cubicle :)

TheTinyHeart said...

Looove those turquoise heels! It is so true that a lot of fashion blogging is very picture perfect, even if in reality our lives are far from it.

The Tiny Heart

Niken said...

Erin, you look lovely! seriously.

undomestic mama said...

I THOUGHT I followed your blog ages ago, apparently I didn't but it's fixed now :) I do wear heels pretty much every day but that's 'cause I trip over my own feet in flats! You're right, you do look cute that day; I love the color of those shoes...and your orange and yellow elastics are better than the black one that is always on my wrist. And I'm glad you explained what a gangplank is 'cause I would have no idea.

Lacey in the City said...

You look beautiful! And I love the teal heels and the red necklace. (And Em did a great job balancing :))

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