How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Self-PortraitsPosted: June 5, 2012
Not much to say about today’s outfit (2 of 30), so I’m going to talk about something else instead. It’s funny what taking pictures of yourself almost every day can teach you. It taught me to stand up straight, because in some of the photos I look like I’m a humpback whenever I turn sideways. It taught me to smile so I wouldn’t look so sour-faced all the time. And most importantly, it taught me to accept the way I look.
I used to hate having my pictures taken because I was really self-conscious about my features. My face is too long, my nose too rounded, my eyes too bulging, my lashes too thin and short, etc. The only thing I like is my hair. When I started the blog, it was obvious – I tried to hide my face whenever I could and there was no close-up shot. As the blog grew, I also became more comfortable with my face and photographing it. But it’s not until today, when I rejected my mom’s suggestion that I got rid of a mole on my face, that I realized how comfortable I am. I feel my face would be so bland, so incomplete without it.
So while the “love” in the title may be too strong of a word (I just wanted a Dr. Strangelove parody), I am perfectly happy with how I look.
T-shirt: Old Navy, Jeans: Forever21, Flats: shop in LA’s Fashion District