Okay, so I have to tell you all something. I have linked up twice now, with my Playgrounds & Lollipops posts and you want to know something? I have had A LOT of visits to my site from the Pleated Poppy over the last 3 weeks (like in the hundreds). It's true...my analytics tells me so. She's crazy big and gets that many visits people! And you want to know something else? Only one person from those visits has left a comment. Now I will also tell you, and this is the God's honest truth, I did not link up to get views or comments. I had no idea that many ladies would stop by. I did it just because I thought it would be fun. But when I started viewing the other gals outfit submissions that linked up and saw that they played along just like Lindsey, I started to doubt myself.
This is what I was thinking: Why hasn't anyone left a comment if that many have stopped by? Do they think I'm some snobby fashion wanna be know-it-all that's trying to show off? Or what if they think I'm some wannabe super model?
Now I know those things aren't at all true, and you, my faithful readers know it's not true. I have clearly stated what the purpose of Playgrounds & Lollipops is for. But if someone was just clicking away and briefly saw one of my P&L posts, they may think that right? I might. Hey, I've said I try not to be judgmental, but it doesn't always work. I'm sure that's not the reason for the lack of comments though because I'm sure Lindsey's readers are very nice, but I'm starting to babble now so I will shut up!
Blogging can make you CUH-RAZY sometimes I tell ya!
I felt weird submitting my outfits, with photoshoped photos and even emailed Lindsey this after last week's submission:
Would you mind taking my link off of your last what I wore post from yesterday? I decided to link up again, but after looking at all the other linkers, I sort of feel like my post doesn’t really play by the exact ‘guidelines’ if you will, and I don’t want to feel like I’m hijacking your post. Sorry.
The weird girl that worries too much about what others will think
Lindsey then emailed me back and told me she never set any guidelines and if I really wanted her to take it down she would, but she thought I should keep it up. She was extremely nice and gracious about it. I told her that for kicks and giggles, this week I would play along nice and submit my real every day outfits.
p.s. Aside from the first day, I had Art take the pictures for me because I am just lame at the self portraits.
So here goes:
Shirt from Nordstrom Brass Plum
Jeans from Hudson, also bought at Nordstrom during Anniversary Sale
Shoes Forever 21
Shirt from Old Navy
Jeans from Hudson (gift from next door neighbor Shelly)
Shoes from Converse
Shirt from Target
Terry shorts from Juicy Couture
Flip flops (not shown) are always Haivaina
Sunday was Mother's Day, so why did I wear black? Dunno know, I guess it looked comfy at the time.
Dress worn as top from Loehmann's
Jeans from Hudson
Shoes from a local boutique Tullemoss
Monday was the Mother's Tea at Taylor's preschool, so I wore a dress, but looking back I could have gotten much more dressed up. Some moms were wearing satin and high heels!
Dress from local boutique Madison Bleu
Wrap from Forever 21
Flip Flops from Haivaina
Tuesday was office day at Art's work, plus just general running around.
Dress from Gap
Leggings from Gap
Shoes from Forever 21
So there you have it folks. I do dress down most days, I do wear what is comfortable, I only do my hair a couple of times a week, and most days I don't wear but a smidge of makeup! And I wear a lot of gray and black. I need it to warm up so I can start wearing some brighter colors.