Is it blog worthy?
And what exactly does that mean?
Normally I like to try to put together outfits for the blog that look like I’ve actually tried. That I took some time thinking about what I was going to wear, carefully chose the pieces and then presented them as a complete outfit. Often that means I’m trying to do something I don’t see everyone else doing and I’m trying to do it with my own little twist.
This…well this is just one of those things that I grabbed, knew it would be super comfy and wore it.
Graphic T-shirt – Anthropologie (LOVE this one! sim), Maxi Skirt – Zara (sim) Scarf – Le Chateau (sim) Boots – Rieker (sim)
Does that make it less valuable?
Less blog worthy?
I guess that depends on you.
What do you think?
What are your expectations when you visit my blog?
Tiina L says
I think it is blog-worthy, absolutely. For starters, it’s real, it’s what you actually wear, i.e. it wasn’t put together just to impress and never to be seen again. Be true to yourself, wear what you would normally wear, that’s what people want to see. I often put my outfits together very fast. And sometimes I have a great outfit planned, and then I decide to wear something completely different. And sometimes my carefully planned outfit just seems too contrived, too ‘planned’… Or just wrong at that moment, and I end up wearing something that I’m comfortable with, and I prefer it that way.
CiCi marie says
I always find myself thinking this whenever I decide to write an outfit post! What I think makes my posts ‘worthy’ is doing something my readers haven’t seen a very similar version of before… which by that standard would mean that your outfit today qualifies as ‘worthy’ as you’re showing us something different 🙂 I think with blog content repetition is boring, but it’s actually quite hard to be very repetitive unless you’re basically a cartoon character and wear the same thing every day… so I wouldn’t worry about it too much 😉
Actually, an important question. We look for and expect different things when we visit different blogs. Even among fashion blogs, we want different outfits. There are some blogs where we look for exceptional fashion and style; there are others where we go simply to applaud our friends. In the latter, we often tolerate bad clothing just to remain friends. Many times I have to search hard to find something nice to say. Real hard. But it’s a small price for friendship.
BTW, I like your… um… aahh… that’s a pretty electrical outlet!
Happiness at Mid Life says
You last comment struck made me laugh. I always feel bad if I don’t visit a person’s blog if they continue to leave comments on mine. But when I go there, I am not in love with the outfits or the photos and feel so insincere about leaving a comment. I would never leave a negative comment but finding something nice to say sometimes is tough.
No Fear of Fashion says
Well, well Alice, what do I hear you say on Suzanne’s blog??? You would never leave a negative comment? Don’t you dare to be as subtle with me. Just give it to me straight. I will never be offended and prefer the truth. I will always bear in mind that it can be a personal taste.
Happiness at Mid Life says
Greetje- I have always appreciated your honesty which is such a breath of fresh air. I have always been honest with my comments with you (I promised!!).
There are a few blogs where the photo quality is poor and outfits are nothing I would wear or appreciate but the blogger is so nice. That’s when I struggle with making nice comments.
Definitely blog worthy! It’s very hip and I think well put together. The colors are a bit unexpected and a graphic tee is always a great surprise.
If it’s on you, and you like it, I want to see it! This looks wonderful, relaxed, authentic and I want to wear it now. xox
I expect to see you when I visit your blog. And, since this look represents you in the trust form, then my expectations have been met.
two birds says
I like to see attainable looks. I don’t want perfection, but I want inspiration. I think you always deliver!
Accidental Icon says
Style must be in your genetic material because even though you did not think about the outfit works for me in every way: the funky graphic, the scarf that picks up the color in the graphic, the mix of textures and colors all go perfectly. It’s not only blog worthy, it’s a real woman with great style walking into her day feeling comfortable and totally herself.
Happiness at Mid Life says
I think that is all dependent on the blogger if she/he feels it’s an outfit worth sharing. I personally think this is absolutely worthy! The color pairings of the scarf with your top is very unexpected but so pulled together.
When I put outfits together, it’s always what I wear but I do make a conscious effort to decide if it will make it on the blog.
Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.
Yes blog worthy. It’s real. And it still has style. I read/like a lot of blogs, but many of the outfits day-to-day look too studied. I’m exhausted thinking of the time/effort spent on getting dressed. (w/out a lady’s maid ala Downton). Sometimes I spend it—often I don’t–I grab and go. But I still want to look put together. It’s refreshing to see doses of real on blogs. And you are a killer thrifter–wow, the deals you get!!! Maybe they have better thrifting in Canada???
You are one of those people that can just trust her instincts and throw something on and look fabulous. I personally prefer fashion blogs that don’t look forced. You are a natural, My Dear!
Well, if we visit your blog it’s because we like it, so whatever you’ve been doing…keep doing it!
I visit your blog because you have an eclectic style that I like. I’m looking for inspiration. I will only follow a fashion blog (and right now I follow a very few) if the blogger gives me some inspiration and does something just a tad ‘hors-norm’. I only follow bloggers over 40 (with one exception), too. Perhaps that’s ageist of me, but I don’t relate to a 20-something blogger. Tu me donne les idées, quoi.
Of course it’s a blog-worthy outfit (and really, what a strange notion that is) because you’re wearing it, and I come to your blog for YOU. If I only wanted to look at stylish clothes, I could scroll through online fashion magazines, or visit a gazillion other blogs where pretty people get tons of clothes given to them and yet have bugger all to say. I want to read blogs which offer a real sense of the person and their life, and the clothes they choose for living that life.
My criterion for posting photos of an outfit is whether or not I’ve had time to take photos! I wear what I wear, whether I’m blogging about it or not, and it’s purely an issue of time and circumstance as to whether an outfit makes it to the blog or not. I’m intrigued by the idea that some clothes are “worthy” of sharing and others aren’t. Does that mean people dress up for their blogs, then breathe a sigh of relief on their “off” days and dress completely differently? Why has no one told me this?! Somehow, I can’t imagine you doing so, Suzanne!
Oh, and it’s a great look, btw! xxx
yes it is! it’s a fabulous outfit, you always dress impeccably though, you have an innate sense of style which means you can throw something on without thinking about it and nail it. I adore your dress sense and I adore you, I’m always very happy to visit.
I’ve gotten into a really bad habit of not taking outfit pics lately, I wear what I throw on though, if I do think about an outfit too much it never seems to work. I shocked myself this evening, I had to get some groceries and wore my workout wear, with my wig, I’ve got some standards! I suppose that is my definition of not blog worthy (you would never be able to un-see it) x x x
I don’t know many people who would just throw on, say, a maxi knit skirt, and then a sweater with a picture of a flower? a rainbow? a kitty? No – an owl nestled in flowers. And then a red scarf? a brown scarf? to match the top and skirt. No. A teal scarf. And then take a picture in a concrete box? a garbage room? No. A room with freaking flowers bursting out at the seams. So is it blog-worthy? Hahaha. Of COURSE it is.
A blogger I USED TO visit admitted that his outfit posts were all dress-up because he didn’t want to wreck his nice clothes by wearing them out. I think there is a place for photo-op dress-up, but I would say so in the post. Otherwise, I like to keep it real.
I visit your blog because I like you and your voice. You have great style and it makes me happy to see your beautiful outfits – and I find all of them beautiful! Even though I love fashion, I’m not really a fashion blogger, and I don’t have great style. I’m more the work at home, mom style – and I’m great at copying others! I love to come here and see what you’ve come up with.
A post with good quality pics, your charming self in it, an entertaining context and an outfit that is not hard on the eyes is always blog-worthy!
Umm… I don’t know. I mean in response to your question. I think something is blog worthy if it is interesting enough to garner and hold people’s interest. I think this outfit fits the bill, even though you didn’t really have to think about it too hard. Actually, I think some of my better outfits were the result of relaxing my (unnecessarily and often times debilitating and insane) standards and just going with my gut.
Just because you didn’t have to think about it or you ‘threw it on’ doesn’t mean that you put something together that is subpar. This outfit hits a lot of notes that I like: color blocking, mix of textures, bright pops of color, fun patterns. You did good, kid. You did good.
I expect to be surprised and bowled over with each visit, like I have wandered into a very special place.
I am never disappointed! LOve this post and I love the graphic too, all of the wardrobe choices, and thought and care you put into this and your own SC spin on glam and blog-worthiness,
Well done, but you knew that!
Blog-worthy… I’ve thrown that phrase around too! And yet, I really like what Curtise was saying, that it is blog worthy not just if it pretty or not but if the outfit (or the other images or the words that accompany the outfit) tell about the blogger. That we go to blogs for the person behind the outfits. This makes sense to me. Some of the bloggers I’ve followed for a while now I do feel like I know a bit, and even if you don’t need a blogger to be your friend (though I enjoy the blogger friendships) how clothes create a sense of person or personality is really what sets blogs apart from Pinterest or magazines or runways.
Which, you know, I guess is also what I come to your blog for. You and that sense you have. Your blog has wit and makes me laugh and makes me think. It is not every blog that I’ll read all the comments, but I do quite a bit on yours. Your style and thoughts on it are fun and that’s why I, at least, come.
No Fear of Fashion says
We talked about how important for some blogs, the life behind the blogger is. That we need to be involved / interested in the person herself, if we want to continue coming back. So… this outfit is no problem. I actually like it a lot because it shows off your great figure and demonstrates that you can look feminine and warm in a skirt and still be comfortable. Whenever I grab my skinnies and big coat I think of you heading for New York, thinking “Suzanne tried much harder and was much more stylish”. Second thought is : “oh bxgger, cannot be bothered with that now” hahaha.
No Fear of Fashion says
Oh … comment is gone… OK Again.
Yes it is blog worthy because I come back to your blog because of you. And I actually like the outfit because it shows off your good figure and it demonstrates how you can be warm and comfortable but stylish and feminine at the same time. Often when I walk out the door in my skinnies and big, warm coat, I think of you. How stylish you went to New York. And I say to myself: “Suzanne put a lot more effort into being stylish than you do”. And my second thought is: “oh bxgger, cannot be bothered with now” hahaha.
I used to ask myself the question as to whether a particular outfit was “blog-worthy” or not (usually I just knew) but the longer I’ve been blogging, the more I realize that people come to my blog to see me, and the outfit doesn’t have to be stellar every time. When I go to your blog, I expect to see good quality photos of you, and read entertaining text that shows your sense of humour. I dressed for warmth and a high cozy-factor today.
I expect to be the sole winner of a $3,000,000,000 giveaway I had no idea I entered…. but alas, I am disappointed every time!!! :sigh:
Blog worthy? Yes! I like looks that are attainable. Looks that inspire. It might not be especially inspiring to you, but others may really love it & find something relatable in their own closets. Having said that, the opposite is true, too–sometimes you’ll devote a lot of time & attention to an outfit & write a post but some readers might not get it. You just never know. I, for one, really like this look. I think it’s cute and comfy & easy to pull off. And don’t we all need an outfit like that once in awhile?
Natalia Lialina says
Love this outfit, it’s one of my very favorite ones for sure! Such a great sweater, and the combination with teal scarf is great.
I guess I look at blogging differently. I blog for myself, first of all. Yes, I love to share, and it fascinates me and makes me incredibly happy and thankful that I receive so many kind, sincere, encouraging and even at times admiring words. I do love receive them. But I am not blogging to entertain or “earn” such words. I’m just living, learning (to dress, to write etc), and writing about whatever I want to write, sometimes silliness, other times a bit more depth. I also love going out with Justin and taking pictures, it’s all a part of blogging to me, though we did it long before blogging too (not as often, I admit).
I really don’t have any expectations other than just being genuine and kind. And you are wonderful at both.
Sylvia @ 40PlusStyle says
Interesting question and discussion. I often ask it myself. Sometimes I wait so long before posting an image that by the time I post it, I don’t like the outfit anymore. Sometimes I think the outfit is very blah. Often I still post it, because what I think is very blah, some of my readers actually like and think it’s more ‘normal’ or easier to wear for them. To be honest I never quite know what resonates with readers. Sometimes, I think an outfit is great and I get few comments (sign that not so many think it’s a great outfit). Other times I think my outfit is so-so and I get a lot of feedback. Sometimes I don’t get lots of feedback (like with this week’s outfit) but then someone like sally from already pretty DOES like it and sends me a lot of traffic through her linkup. You just never know….
By the way, this outfit is still very special so definitely blog worthy!
Debbie Stinedurf says
Do you love it? Do you feel fabulous in it? Then yes…absolutely blog worthy! I sometimes post outfits that aren’t lighting the sartorial world on fire, but I think they’re cute and I actually wore it and it makes me happy so I post it.