I think the intention here was to look at pictures of ourselves a little differently.
I tend to be quite (overly) critical of myself and particularly of pictures of myself. Generally, this blog has helped that because I have had to let go of the hope that all the pictures I post will be awesome. My photographer (Mr. B) doesn't have the eye/patience for elusive perfect shot every time. It's good though. I can't always be edited. This is real life.
So, in an effort to be a little more true to myself (and you), I am not going to pick the pictures you would think. I am going to try and pick the top 5 pictures (that are relatively accessible) that I think capture ME (and not just some photo-shopped/fake smiling version of myself).
okay, admittedly, this pic has some instagram filter... I love it because it's on of my first times wearing red lipstick AND I had a super fun night out (my first, as a mom) with one of the bestest women I know!
I don't necessarily love this pic of me, but I love the outfit and it's something I would have NEVER worn prior to my deliberate journey out of frumpy mommy-hood.
Okay, had to throw these two momma pics in. It's such a big part of who I am. I might like these pics more for the cutie chubby baby ;) It also makes me miss my long hair ;)
A recent pic from the contest I entered (and WON but still need to write about!!) - read more here. I was kind of uncomfortable in this dress, it was tight and short and after having a baby I didn't feel I could pull it off, but sometimes you just need to go out of your comfort zone!
Picking these pics was so so so so much harder than I thought. Seriously! I wanted to pick the best of the best but that's not an accurate depiction of me.
I also realized, when picking these choices, I'm so freaking critical of myself. I would never, ever, be even remotely as critical about someone else. It's honestly ridiculous.
Anyways, this post has inspired me... you may get some more random pics of me in the near future... some highly edited pics and others with no makeup :) Stay tuned.
To see my past "Top 5" see HERE
Please linkup below and make sure you visit the other ladies to see their top 5!
Shaunacey @ Confessions of a Frumpy Mommy
Deena @ Shoes to Shiraz
Carrie @ A Lovely Little Wardrobe
Lana @ Two Teens and Their Mama
Christy @ R Squared