29 March 2011

To Show You What's Behind the Curtain

Like most personal style bloggers, I sift through dozens of pictures before each outfit post to find the chosen few that are worthy of sharing with you, my bloggy community.  (wait we ALL do this, right?)  I pour over each image agonizing (that might be a bit dramatic) whether or not it will make the cut.  There's cropping and tuning and the occasional retouch all to ensure that the clothes and I look our best.

Well, today's post is going to blow all that work out of the water.  What I have for you (for only the 2nd time in Leaving the House in THIS?!? history) is a batch of unedited outtakes.  Every so often, a picture is so awesomely BAD I stick it in a little folder entitled "bloopers." I keep that folder around for the days I'm getting a little too big for my britches.  It ensures that I remain humble.  

Today, I share a few of those gems with you.
Consider it a Giveaway where EVERYBODY wins!

"RELAX"

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Occasionally after smiling for 20 something pictures, my face starts to look plastic.  This is me trying to relax the muscles in my face so I don't look weird.  Mission accomplished.

"Lurker"


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Oh, wait, you wanted me IN the picture? My bad.

"Snow Diva"


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Apparently winter weather makes me bossy!


"Just Plain Unattractive"


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This is my attempt at "blue steel." To me it looks a bit more like "something smells really bad."


"Not so AUTO Focus"


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Move on, this one makes you dizzy if you stare at it too long.


"Narrow Escape"


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BLOGGER EATING SHRUB!!! Man, I barely got out of that photo session alive...


"Possessed"

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Enough. Said.

Favorites? Anyone?

43 comments:

Angela Noelle said...

Oh my gosh, this cracked me up! Is it wrong that I love the Snow Diva one?

AppGal said...

Hehe...these are hilarious. I love the "just plain unattractive" & "relax"--this is one reason why I cut my head off in most of my pics. Half the time I just look pissed because I'm too tired to smile :)

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

hahah toooo funny. youre adorable. xoxo jcd:: enter to win my jewelry giveaway !!

dotty said...

the photo with the shrub is hilarious!

Lori said...

I think the possessed pic is my favorite :)
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Sweet Laundry said...

I can't stop laughing at your attempt at the blue steel :)

Ashley J said...

These totally made my day!!!! Thanks for sharing:)

Peggy said...

so funny! I like Narrow Escape! Great idea for fun!

Lydia Marie said...

Oh wow these are hilarious. Pretty sure 'relax' is my favorite!

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Christianna said...

Hahaahahahahahahahaaha. I laughed so hard looking at these. I love the first one, and the one where the bush is eating you! It's like "Little Shop Of Horrors" all over again!

KillerB said...

These are so awesome-- I love that you titled each one too. I really like that snow diva one. (To be fair, you were in a good spot and didn't want to make too many footprints in that perfect snow, right?)

:)

lifeinlimits said...

Oh, this made my sides ache *and* my cheeks hurt! :) I love that you have a blooper file. You just made me like you even more. :)

Charlotte said...

Possessed. Ya creeper!

CC said...

Oh my gosh you are just soooo A-DOOOOOOR-ABLE , I had to pop out of lurkerdom just to tell you that !
Relax and possessed are my faves ッ

Carrie said...

Yeah, I'm going to have to go with "Snow Diva" as my favorite. Too funny - all of them! :-)Hope you're having a good week!

fashionoverfifty said...

so funny. all made me laugh! Fave? All.

Pixie in Pumps said...

haha, i love when bloggers do this! I keep meaning to do it on my blog, because sometimes i make some amazing faces and of course there are a ton of pictures of me mid falling.

Krystal said...

oh my gosh, you crack me up consistently. I LOVE this.

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

Haha, I love this! You have some proper bloopers! It makes me feel that I should relax about my unphotogenic moments. ; )

Alyssa said...

and here i was thinking you were just plain gorgeous all the time!!

I love you my little snow diva!!!

Liz said...

Those are so cute and funny!
:)
-Lizzy
http://restonstyle.blogspot.com

Olivia said...

Yeah for a laugh! I needed that one today!

Amber Blue Bird said...

that first shot of you is hilarious. You have quite a cute blog here :)

Olivia said...

Cute as always!
I am so sorry that I misspoke about coming to dance today. I woke up with no voice and no energy and opted to stay home and drown whatever this is with chamomile tea and chicken soup. Maybe the weather changes or the pollen have finally overcome my spirulina!
I hope dance went well and I will try my best to be there both Tues. and Thurs. next week!

Trivia said...

such a funny idea :D i like the Narrow Escape :P

Kelly Leigh said...

eeek the first and last one are classic. Frame worthy material! If more fashion blogs had a sense of humor like yours maybe I wouldn't be such a hater!

ag. said...

Amazing! I am truly glad you shared these! But also, how are you still so photogenic in your blooper reel?! Mine would not be this pretty, I am sure!

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

These are hilarious, Molly. I love seeing other bloggers "au natural." Thanks for sharing!

Collette Osuna said...

Haha..I just came to your blog from Village, lol....LOVE the pics....you are super cute!!!

*Simply Colette* said...

Just found your blog via Village, and ok you made me literally laugh out loud, and today was one of those days when you just refuse to smile. Thanks for the laughter! I SO understand this. With some of my fashion attempts, you're lucky if these are your worst pics. & I totally understand about the critical agonizing hours of deciding which ones. So funny. Love that first pic! Following you now.

-nicolette

http://www.simplycolette.blogspot.com

dont judge people by their avatar said...

:D relax....

Kellie said...

hahaha, love this post! I think Snow Diva is my favorite :)

Josie said...

I'm pretty freaking obsessed with this post, Molly... You're too cute. I should start saving my outfit bloopers, but I always delete them ASAP!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Tucker said...

these are amazing! always enjoy people who don't take themselves too seriously ... love it. and so refreshing.

very married said...

haha - think you gotta pout the lips a little more to achieve that perfect blue steel face.

Leia said...

My favorite has GOT to be the plastic face! Hahaha!

Leia

Marissa said...

Haha - "Blogger eating shrub" has to be my favorite! I just came over from Village, so considering this is my first time on your blog, I guess I better go look at some non-blooper posts now. :)

plantmyappletree said...

Heheee, 9 out of 10 of my photos look like that. Too funny!

Hazel said...

everything is hilarious!!! the lurker and snow diva are my faves :P

Colleen said...

Awesome bloopers. I have a few very similar to all of these. I should keep a bloopers folder. I'm probably too lazy for that. I never delete a photo so I have them all.

Indie.Tea said...

Adorable! I know what you mean about the cropping, tuning, etc...I do that with my food photos too.

angelonwheels said...

My mom told me to tell you weeks ago,to tell you she loves the first outfit!

Glitter and Pearls said...

This is hilarious! I just discovered you and I already love you. The first picture is the hands-down winner!

xox Lexi
Glitter & Pearls