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3/5/11

I'm also a meanie.

Sometimes I think about dressing up in my very cutest hipster-chic wear, having my Spouse take pictures of me, and posting them on the internet. (I will, of course, assure people that I don't do this because I am vain, but because I CARE ABOUT FASHION. AND SELF-ESTEEM. AND ACCOUNTABILITY-because dressing cute means you are accountable. For something.)


Clearly, I don't get fashion-blogging. Can someone explain?


Edit: Is this like reality TV? Fun to watch but not necessarily life-affirming? Or is there some deep life-secret behind having 17 photos of your skinny jeans posted online everyday? So much to ponder.....

24 comments:

Whitters said...

It's like watching Jersey Shore. You don't want to like it, you want to look away...but you can't because...it's fascinating. Also, I wish I could pull off the fake glasses trend and live vicariously through those who can. Also, free give-aways because I like clothes.

Abby said...

If there is one thing I hate worse that the "I'm such an amazing cook, here are 15 photos of our dinner last night" blogs, it's the "I'm like so beyond fashionable that I must make your day better by showing you my uber fashionable outfit" blogs. (I use the word "uber" here in only the most sarcastic of tones. It is generally not part of my vernacular.)

That being said, I can't really judge since my blog is one of those "my kid is the most adorable and amazing little human being alive so here are nearly a million photos of her" kind of blogs.

Daae' said...

I hate when fashion posts infest the blogs I read. I don't mind "hey isn't this a cute scarf" or "hey isn't this an awesome dress" but I hate when they post "what they wore" everyday. I don't care. I try to avoid those posts. So kudos to you for recognizing their annoyingness.

Michemily said...

I don't get the here-are-fifty-nothing-special-photos-of-my-baby thing. I just hope and pray that I won't turn into one of those bloggers. Don't get me wrong, I think babies are cute. And I like personal updates from people. But I just don't think you should post every single picture of your baby and videos of him or her doing things like smiling or vibrating their lips, etc. . . .

Tristin said...

Accountability... that only makes sense if accountability is a synonym for attention-whoring. But I think I get the appeal. Google Analytics makes it easy to keep score on your blog and see how many people are visiting. It's fun to see the numbers go up. Maybe I should dress up in my wife's skinny jeans and have her take pictures of me so I can get more traffic to my blog... thanks for the idea!

Reuben said...

i like fashion blogs and women in fitted blouses.

Em J said...

Amen

Anna said...

maybe it bothers me because when im not in scrubs (im a nurse)i prefer yoga pants.

Jess said...

I love those blogs. Especially when the chick doesn't have a super model body, or has the "blue steel" look in every photo. Or when their clothes are actually kind of vomitrocious (to steal a word from your mother. I think she said it almost every time we went on deck and saw nasty old ladies wearing bikinis and old men wearing speedos.)

AZ Larsens said...

Ugh, I recently did a post on a blog I absolutely HATE, but can't stop reading. She does these "fashion" posts all the time (which honestly are the ugliest outfits I've ever seen in my life). It's like a train wreck. I can't look away.

kelli christine case said...

your speakin my language sister.

Ru said...

(I tried to leave this comment earlier, but somehow blogger thwarted me.)

The thing is, sometimes when I'm wearing a really cute outfit, I have the though, "I should take a picture of this and put it on my blog." Never mind that I have NEVER put a picture of myself on my blog and most likely never will - I still have this thought a few times a month. (Only on really cute outfit days.)

My only conclusion is that it's the greatest example of groupthink ever and soon we will all be assimilated. Even you, Mormon Child Bride.

Erin said...

You have to make sure there are 7 pictures of your outfit, though. No one could ever tell what you're wearing from just one. And make sure you remind us that you only spend like 2 minutes taking those pictures, it's not a huge part of your day AT ALL.

Nicole said...

Can someone please email me a link to one of these blogs? Because it sounds like something I would enjoy making fun of, but I honestly don't know anyone who does this.

Pretty please?

Stephanie said...

@Nicole

email me at mormonchildbride(at)gmail(dot)com, and i will make all your dreams come true.

Reuben said...

nobody is gonna call me out for being a perv and liking photos of women in fitted blouses?

Stephanie said...

um @Reuben. Hell no. I say way more offensive things all the time. Pervy and blasphemous.

Let's review. In the past few months I have:

Compared having a testimony to having sex and giving birth to a faith-child.

Said Elder Packard was wrong.

Supported Gay Marriage.

Talked about my underwear.

Talked smack on polygamy.


YOU THINK ONE LITTLE BOOB COMMENT IS GOING TO GET YOU ATTENTION?

Step up, son.

Rachel said...

It is like any other trend... like blogging or twitter or a plethora of pictures of ANYTHING. Sometimes laughable, sometime funny, sometimes interesting, sometimes just dumb.

Jenna said...

Let's think about why such posts generate high traffic, shall we?

It's because we are all dying to see what these so-called fashionable people are actually going to put on their bodies and consider attractive.

Miss Molly said...

OH, I have a doozie of a Mormon housewife/lover of Britany Spears/Orange County living/skinny jean high-heel wearing mom for you! A GEM!!!!!!!!! The only problem is that it is private and I am tempted to give you my password. You have to see it. Her facebook page is QUITE impressive as well. How do we make this happen? It will only fuel the fire...which could be a problem or loads of fun.

Miss Molly said...

This is not the one I was speaking of, but also a real winner to wet your appetite:

busybeelauren.blogspot.com

Stephanie said...

@ Miss Molly...busy bee lauren drives me nutso...


There. I said it out loud.

Kristen Cawley said...

What exactly is your definition of a hipster? I embrace my hipster-doofus-ness. I'm perplexed that being a hipster is a bad thing. How am I to reconcile that with my inner-self praytell?

Melissa said...

I know this is a very old post but you women ought to be ashamed of yourselves. You self righteous bullies.