Alternative titles for this post:
The Story Behind the Sequins
I Never Wear Sequins
This Blog is a Farce
The other day a friend brought it to my attention that I don't wear sequins. He found this confusing in light of the name of this blog. And he's right. I don't wear sequins. Well, not anymore. Actually, really never. Here's the story...
I started this blog a couple of years ago as a fashion blog. Slightly humorous considering my aversion to high heels and anything super trendy but it was a spin off of a dating blog. In said dating blog, I posted some outfits and a bunch of people stroked my ego and told me that I was super fashionable. Naturally, I wanted to bestow my wardrobe wisdom upon the less color coordinated. And so, I started this little blog, Sassy in Sequins, because I'm a witty thing that really wanted to make sequins work.
I bought a quasi-fancy camera, tripod, and bluetooth shutter and spent too much time getting dressed and snapping pictures of myself under the judging eyes of my neighbors. But try as I did, bubble necklaces and nonchalant poses just look forced. And my outfits weren't even that great.
Case in point.
The "pose and pray" (that I look skinny) thing worked for a few months until the novelty wore off. I started seeing a trend in my pictures-- the best ones were the pictures where I looked relaxed, usually the by-product of laughing at my own ridiculousness and making a funny face. I quickly came to terms with the fact that I wasn't going to be a Pinterest celebrity. I also wasn't comfortable enough to keep taking pictures of myself in broad daylight. Save for silly selfies, I'm just not cut out for self photography.
Obviously I kept blogging. But instead of taking pictures of outfits, I wrote about the goings on of my life, travel, and stories about accidentally almost killing myself. Apparently that was not enough to distract smart folk from catching on to the fact that I'm a farce who writes a blog with a title that only half describes herself.
So there you have it, the deficiency behind the name of my blog and why I'm not a fashion blogger.