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I had a thought earlier today. My first year at University I was accepted into a little experiment. The organization that conducted this experiment required us to document our lives in a particular class for the entire semester. During that time, I found that it was much easier to motivate myself to work on that particular class, even more so than classes I was actually interested in. There's undoubtedly a formal term for this but, for now, I'll call it the motivation of being watched.
We portray ourselves differently at a party or in front of a potential employer. It's why I feel like people don't have personalities but rather tendencies that fluctuate based on the environment. Often, I bask in comfortable clothing regardless of how vanilla it is...and especially when I'm not taking an outfit picture. That's the truth. One of the reasons that I want to start blogging outfits regularly when I graduate is so that I have motivation to get dressed and stay dressed. I want to find clothes that are comfortable but are also aesthetically pleasing. Blogging makes me pretty but it's sometimes uncomfortable. I do hope that the girls wearing super awesome flouncy tops and pleated skirts with pumps during the day swap that outfit out for a night of jeans and converse.
I'm sure you've all come across bloggers that argue changing into an outfit specifically for an outfit post is disingenuous. I don't necessarily agree...that's what people do. They change their clothes. If they specify that this is "what they wore that day" then let's sure hope it is but if not, that's fine too! Can't imagine any sort of blogging law enforcement going after them. If the blogger can create an outfit that is universally beautiful, they've succeeded. If they convey what they hoped to convey, even better! Who's to say what blogging is and isn't? I change several times a day regardless of whether I take outfit photos or not...it's because I love my clothing and I think you should too.