Blogging has always been a great way for me to tap into my creative side. I initially started See Jane as an outlet of sorts back in 2010 and for a way to explore my passions. Years later, it’s evolved but still remains a way for me to express some of my favorite past times: fashion and food (fine, and shopping).
The thing about blogs is that they often portray perfection. I totally get it–I don’t want to post a hideous picture of myself on the internet (because the internet IS forever, you know) or an unappealing meal that I cooked. If you didn’t already know, blogs can be a bit of smoke and mirrors; they often only show the pleasant and the poised–and that’s ok! I’m the first to admit that I prefer looking at pretty, inspirational images. Just know that not everything in the blogosphere is as perfect as perceived and that many have become a business where their job is to constantly inspire. A style editor once said to me, “it takes a lot of effort to make a shoot look effortless.” Her words have always resonated with me and as a result, I try not to take myself too seriously. I wanted to give you a glimpse into some things in my life that DIDN’T make the blog. They’re self-explanatory (I expect zero of these images to be pinned), but I’ll explain myself anyway.