This Is Why I'm Hot.

5.16.2013

Day 17 || A Favorite Photo of Yourself and Why


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Want the truth?

I don't photograph well.

And I'm not saying that in an oh-but-really-you-do-photograph-well-you're-just-being-modest way. It's a legit person-of-Walmart kind of way. Don't even pretend you don't know what I'm talking about.

But sometimes. 

Sometimes I shower and put on makeup and blow-dry AND straighten my hair, and I put on a cute outfit, and I'm like, "Haaaay." (That's "hey" with a drawl in case you were wondering.)

That's what happened to me last Sunday when I got all dressed up for church. Because when you don't have a job to dress up for every day, you get really into dressing up for church. 

I even practiced my best impression of America's Next Top Model while walking into the sanctuary. I may or may not have tripped but who wants to know. I got compliments and everything. On my dress, not my walk. 

This of course isn't my all-time favorite picture of myself, but it's a recent favorite. 

See for yourself. Pretty cute, no? 
(Note: I got this dress for free from Eshakti for a blog review and first styled it here. My one and only blog perk besides the constant compliments on my wit and humor. HINT.)

Haaaay.
Claudy Ashlee Francois said...

You look great :)

From Foothills to Fog said...

You're adorable! Great picture of you and cute dress!

Kaylin said...

Great dress.
You rocked it!!!

And you are beautiful!!!

Poke The Rock said...

How ya doing?

Gorgeous dress! You get perks...so not fair! The picture has a really happy feeling to it :)

Breenah said...

It is a really cute dress! I think you looking ridiculously happy is what makes this one of the best pictures of you!

Niken said...

you do look great! you should see me in a photo then you would know what awkward means. and bad photograph.

Nicole said...

Great photo! You look great too! Don't be so hard on yourself, seriously!! And I know what you mean about not getting dressed up for work. I went to a friend's son's ball game the other night and she was like why are you sooo dressed up. I was like blame it on staying home everyday :)

stopping by from the link up :)
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Aleshea said...

Gah, I love your dress. Can it get in my closet.

Shanique Roca said...

That dress is cute! And you're rocking da whole outfit ! Great Pic

Anonymous said...

Cute!!!

Claudz said...

I love this look and the photo is stunning :)

Meg {henninglove} said...

you are so cute amanda! i love that dress you selected! the necklace you paired with the dress goes perfectly too. dont worry i feel awkward in photos too and how the heck do i look natural when being photographed when it feels so unnatural to me

Nessa said...

LOVE the entire outfit! (Especially the shoes). I know why this is one of your favorites.

TOI said...

you look great in that dress. must be the model :)

phyllis nobles said...

haaaaay! you look fantastic [love the smile, toes & dress]

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

Such a cute dress, you look great! You sure got the pose down, girl!

LeAnna said...

TOO cute!

Hannah said...

Love your entire outfit! You look fantastic.

twiggy@thedirtlife said...

Sassy legs. Too bad it takes a marathon to get 'em!

Nicole said...

The dress IS cute. But your smile...even better! I totally get the feeling of not being photogenic. I think everyone feels a bit critical of themselves. You look great!

Nicole
Adventures of a Semper Fi Family

Leanne said...

Haay! I love your outfit and you do photograph well! Beautiful to me! I love that Wallmart comment (and unfortunately I DO know what you mean)!

Anonymous said...

I love love love the outfit, plus you're beaming up! Beautiful :)

Jen Vroi said...

I think you look great! And your outfit is adorable!

Anonymous said...

THAT DRESS! I love it! I also don't photograph well 98% of the time. I may have immediately tossed my school photos from the first two years of teaching. Yikes!

xoxo

Jenna said...

Thanks for stopping by through the link-up. Super cute pic & dress! :)

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