A Little Dose of Reality

A Little Dose of Reality
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A Little Dose of Reality

Come one, come all, to the first quarterly blogger bloopers – this is my little dose of reality.  While blogging may seem glamorous and perfect and styled all the time, I often look through my photos and just laugh at all the ridiculous poses I made or derp faces that were captured.  I took a poll on Instagram to see whether my readers wanted a post filled with great sales or a post filled with life updates, and life updates was the winner!  So in the spirit of real life, I’ve included some of my silliest moments in the past couple months for you to laugh at with me while you read about what I’ve been up to!  I’d love to share more articles like this with you guys.  Would you enjoy reading them?  Let me know!

Let’s dive into the life updates.  The first big one: if you haven’t been able to catch up with my posts recently, you might have missed me getting engaged!  My boyfriend, Brandon, officially became my fiancé on August 16th, the day before our 2nd anniversary!  It’s been a whirlwind since then, but the planning has commenced and we’ve decided on our wedding date, venue, and even our honeymoon location.  Don’t worry, I’ll be updating you guys along the way.  Right now I’m still semi-in shock that I’m a bride-to-be!  Be on the lookout for our engagement photos, coming soon!

Secondly, my cloffice (closet + office) is almost finished!  I’ve been in the process of a mini home renovation for the past few months, turning my childhood bedroom into my dream office.  I still have to hang my gallery wall and buy a new lamp and trash can, but then I think I’ll be ready to show it all off!  You all are going to be shocked by the before and after photos.  Let’s just say, getting rid of my purple walls was the best decision ever!  I finally feel like I have a space I can call my own.

On that note, it’s a little strange, but I might have to pack up this entire cloffice I just worked so hard on and move it all.  Some of you may know that I still live with my parents (chronic illness + blogger budget = I’m staying here til I get hitched), and they’re hoping to move soon.  Since they’ll be downsizing from a two-floor house to a condo or apartment, I’ll have minimal space until Brandon and I get our own place.  Honestly, the part I’m stressed about the most is whether or not they end up somewhere that allows cats – I can’t live without my furbaby!

Some of you are aware that I have a chronic stomach disease.  It’s definitely not the highlight of my life, but it’s looking like it’ll be something I may deal with for the rest of my life, so I’m trying to find peace about it.  It’s pretty frustrating when there are full weeks that I can’t leave my bed (I almost missed my own proposal because of a horrible flare-up … gosh, that would’ve been the worst)!  At this point, all the specialists I’ve seen have given me the same shrugs and sighs and apologies that there’s nothing more they can do for me.  So I’ll continue to monitor what I eat, take it easy when I can, and enjoy life to the fullest on my good days!  Trying to make the most of it!

Moving on to the blogging realm.  I’m in the process of curating my first e-course!  I’ve been really excited to share all my thoughts in one place for you guys!  Since I get so many emails and Facebook messages, etc., about starting a blog, I decided to narrow down the key topics I felt like I would’ve benefitted from when I first started, and I’m writing down all my insight.  I’m looking forward to finally sharing this work with the world.  I have an ongoing list of topics to write on, but if you have any suggestions, feel free to let me know.  I am all ears!

I’ve been utilizing the poll option on Instagram stories a lot lately, and it’s been super helpful when thinking up topics for blogging.  However, I’d love to really hear from my readers.  I want for you to feel like you have a place where you can go to obtain all the fashion and lifestyle inspiration you’re looking for!  So please let me know what you’d like to see more of on She Saw Style.  It helps me more than you know!  Now sit back and enjoy my ridiculous bloopers!

A Little Dose of Reality

my “does that sign say Alton Brown is coming to RVA???” face

A Little Dose of Reality

let’s see how smooth I can look while I trip over my own shoes

A Little Dose of Reality

hold up – did a bug just crawl over my toe?

A Little Dose of Reality

my “I think I just felt raindrops” face


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    October 11, 2017 at 8:21 AM

    hahaha I love this!! I think I could make so many bloopers posts! This is such a cute idea!

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    October 11, 2017 at 8:25 AM

    I love that you are so real! Bloopers are always the best!


    The Glitter Gospel

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    October 11, 2017 at 8:35 AM

    Congratulations on your engagement! So exciting! And I am all about these bloopers. We can’t photograph perfectly all the time!

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    October 11, 2017 at 8:48 AM

    Haha these are great!! Love the realness! Congrats on the engagement !

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    October 11, 2017 at 9:02 AM

    You’re so cute, even in bloopers!

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    Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    October 11, 2017 at 9:57 AM

    I love the bloopers! It’s fun to see the “other” pictures besides all the pretty ones. I hope that you are able to find an answer with your stomach illness, I can only imagine how frustrating it is. Can’t wait to hear about your wedding planning updates!

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    October 11, 2017 at 11:25 AM

    Haha I love this!! You are still so cute even in the bloopers!


    Lauren | http://www.mylifeaslaurr.com

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    October 11, 2017 at 1:27 PM

    Our bloopers still are the best!! <3

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    October 11, 2017 at 5:36 PM

    Congrats on your engagement! Bloopers are always the best…. mine are SO ridiculous!


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    October 11, 2017 at 8:51 PM

    Haha, love seeing the bloopers! And congrats on the engagement!

    xo, Kristina

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    October 11, 2017 at 10:22 PM

    Hahaha you look cute even in your bloopers!

    – Gita (www.mimiandchichi.com)

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    Rachael Thomas
    October 11, 2017 at 10:51 PM

    Ha, I love these photos! You’re facial expressions crack me up! Loving the update too, and so exciting about the e-course.

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    October 12, 2017 at 4:00 AM

    Congrats on getting engaged! I love these fun bloopers. I have enough to fill a book!

    Megan | http://www.pipmegan.com

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    October 12, 2017 at 6:08 AM

    Your bloopers made me laugh out loud! Thanks for being real!! That’s one of the qualities I love the most about your blog.😊

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    October 12, 2017 at 8:41 AM

    Congrats on getting engaged!!! I always love looking at bloopers #reallife! I usually share mine on Insta-stories!

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    Anna English
    October 12, 2017 at 9:40 AM

    Congrats on the engagement! What an exciting time for you!

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    Shelby Back
    October 12, 2017 at 11:14 AM

    these bloopers are too funny! congrats on getting engaged!


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    October 12, 2017 at 11:25 AM

    This is amazing! I’ve never seen a post like this before and I seriously love it. Glad to know I’m not the only one with silly outtakes 🙂
    xo, Kimmie

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    October 12, 2017 at 12:05 PM

    Ah these are great! I literally have hundreds of crazy bloopers on my camera. Love how you shared these!

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    Ashley DTKAustin
    October 12, 2017 at 2:12 PM

    Bloopers are THE BEST. My husband keeps telling me I need to do a bloopers post too. Sounds like you have some amazing things coming up despite your stomach issues. 🙁 Can’t wait to follow along!

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    Sharon Wu
    October 12, 2017 at 3:05 PM

    OMG what a fun post, Stephanie! Not many bloggers post their bloopers so this is definitely an original piece and I love that. I definitely have some pretty epic blooper moments but never thought to share them publicly. I would just laugh at them while going through film with my boyfriend after shoots LOL. Now I am inspired to do so! Thank you for sharing. By the way, congrats to you and Brandon on the engagement! You two are seriously #couplegoals hehe <3


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    Jenn Hanft
    October 12, 2017 at 11:39 PM

    Omg this was the cutest thing ever! I love how you compiled life updates with some fun bloopers at the end! I’d certainly be scared to post my own cause they can get pretty crazy LOL but totally inspired!! P.S. I am definitely one of those people who missed that announcement but I’m SOOOO happy for you!!! I cannot wait to see what you’re planning and how it all turns out <3 In addition, girl you are SO strong! I'm super glad you didn't miss your proposal but I'm glad that soon you'll be able to have that full 100% security of having Brandon by your side to help you through the pains of life (literally). Wishing you two all the best!! And to of course find a place to have your furbaby. I couldn't imagine you'd ever needing to part.

    With Love, Jenn

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    Jessica | PetiteStyleScript
    October 13, 2017 at 12:47 AM

    I love this and congratulations on your engagement!

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    October 13, 2017 at 1:07 AM

    Omg first off I love the bloopers! They’re always fun to include in posts — makes us laugh and see that youre real! Secondly CONGRATULATIONS on your engagement !! that is so exciting and I cannot wait to hear more about your wedding plans! Annnnd so sorry about your tummy issues I used to have issues all the time so I know how bad they can be and how hard it could be so get suffer done with those issues! Sorry they can’t figure it out— hopefully you’ll just have lots of good days!

    Xo, Steph

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    October 13, 2017 at 3:23 AM

    I love posts like this and need to do a blooper post! I want people to see the not so glamorous side to blogging.

    April | http://www.thebluehydrangeas.com

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    October 13, 2017 at 11:20 AM

    Oh my God, that first one is my absolute favorite!! Bloopers for sure! <3 Love it! You make fashion look so fun! <3

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    Karina Reske
    October 13, 2017 at 6:43 PM

    Steph I just want to be your best friend!!!!! Girl what an awesome dose of reality!! First off: congrats on getting engaged! Secondly, I LOVE cats!!! Hahaha third, I loved your bloopers and wish mine looked as cute as yours! cheers!!!

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    Jenna Colgrove
    October 13, 2017 at 7:22 PM

    such an amazing and fun post!!

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    Ruth Ridley
    October 14, 2017 at 10:26 PM

    These bloopers are SO MUCH FUN!!!!! You are the cutest!!! You have SO much going on!!! SO excited for you and your recent engagement!! CONGRATS my dear!! I can’t imagine everything you are going through with your tummy…. praying for breakthrough and favor with the specialists!! I AM SO EXCITED for your e-course!! You are such a boss!!! Adore you dear! XOXO

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    October 15, 2017 at 5:29 PM

    These bloopers are amazing!! And congrats on your engagement! How exciting!! Hoping your chronic illness becomes more manageable. xo

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