Blog Worthy

red striped shirt plaid scarf cap toe flats by 14 shades of grey

chambray shirt plaid scarf oxfords by 14 shades of grey

Recently the lovely Franziska of Franish has talked about “blog worthy” outfits, which got me thinking about the whole idea of dressing up for the sole purpose of taking pictures and posting them. I guess there’s a certain amount of dressing up on my blog, but that’s because if I didn’t dress up for the blog, I probably would take a leaf out of Jennifer Lawrence’s book 😛 I’ve mentioned this before, but putting on real clothes really puts me in the “work” mindset. When I’m working from home and there are distractions everywhere, I need all the help I can get to concentrate.

So yeah, I make sure that my outfits are “blog worthy”, but that for me simply means anything I wouldn’t feel uncomfortable wearing to an actual office or to go out. Sometimes I put more effort in, sometimes less so (like these two outfits for example). Just because I have the luxury of playing dress-up doesn’t mean that I’m going to be unrealistic about it and dress to the nines every day so I could have “blog worthy” photos.

red striped shirt plaid scarf by 14 shades of greyred striped shirt plaid scarf by 14 shades of grey

black jeans oxfords by 14 shades of greychambray shirt plaid scarf by 14 shades of grey

My dad bought this scarf for me from Cambodia; it’s a slightly modernized version of the traditional Cambodian krama (checkered scarf; Vietnamese people in the Mekong Delta also have something similar, though ours is more simple, usually just with black-and-white pattern.) I just looped it in a circle in the first outfit, and in the second one I used this knot.

chambray shirt plaid scarf by 14 shades of greychambray shirt plaid scarf by 14 shades of grey
Keep one side of the scarf longer. Loop this longer side twice and tuck the short side in until it’s hidden

chambray shirt plaid scarf by 14 shades of greychambray shirt plaid scarf by 14 shades of grey
Take the tip of the longer side and tuck it into the opposite side. Done!

Outfit #1: thrifted shirt & flats, Forever21 jeans, gift scarf
Outfit #2: thrifted shirt & oxfords, Target jeans, gift scarf

take one pass it on 10-11


5 Comments on “Blog Worthy”

  1. I always think about that “blog-worthiness” question too. For example, today I won’t be posting because my outfit is so plain, my hair is a mess, and I posted a similar outfit not that long ago. But usually I just go for it, because I tend to prefer style blogs that show a mix of more dressed, and more casual. It seems more real that way.

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  2. Chioma says:

    i love your style and i totally agree with you on looking cute and put together but realistic!

    ~Chioma
    C’s Evolution of Style

  3. Franziska says:

    I think both of these outfits are really cute – the first one is so chic and the second one is has meaningful pieces. I think as long as we stay true to ourselves and what we are dressing for we’ll be okay.

  4. Noelle says:

    I think fashion bloggers can get too caught up in what’s blog worthy and what’s not. I don’t see why jeans and a t-shirt can’t be blog-worthy. There is nothing boring about your outfits. There is a casual simplicity to them that is refreshing and showing how a simple outfit can still have an essence of style is definitely meaningful enough to share.


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