First of all, major point of clarification that is a raindrop. Oh good lord I know over editing pictures is wrong but apparently so in under editing. Trying to attain that balance on IRL(in real life) and poor weather conditions. I always try to adjust the lighting when taking pictures in the early morning light. Apparently I need to adjust my need for better lighting but no fake edits with double checking rain and snow allocation. That raindrop is just so not perfectly placed.
Now that is better no Boob spot left on this girl. OK so let’s explore editing
When should you Edit your Pictures
So my boob spot has me thinking, when actually is it appropriate to edit your pictures? That is a very subjective question actually. Some people may think there is nothing wrong with a nice little touch up, others want au-natural. Some may believe that if people want real woman wearing real clothes any edits are bad.
For me, well I live in Canada and I work full time that means limited photo ops. I love sharing daily outfits but the morning light does not always cooperate. Seriously these pictures were at 7:30 in the morning in the rain and fog. I do not own umbrella stands and big lights. My photos cannot be staged with the equipment I own. Luckily my garage door is placed so that I can shelter my camera and tripod but that wreaks havoc with the lighting.
My pictures are me with no edits ( most days). Truth be told I have tried whitening my teeth because after a root canal I have one slightly discoloured tooth ( gasp). I also once or twice removed this awful wrinkle that shows up on my neck( I am 54 so that happens sometimes). Plus if I knew how to use photoshop or picmonkey to remove a double chin I would totally do it. I am trying to be honest here. I take pride in my appearance and most days I think I look pretty darn good but hey we all sometimes want to fix a few things. Right? For me as much as I wpould love to put my best “face” forward its more important to keep it as my face. It is fun to play sometimes though, us in Atlanta now and how we may have looked 20 years ago lol.
When Edits are good
Fixing the lighting, removing snowflakes or even an unwanted visitor I think are OK. Adjusting the light, the ba,lance and the colour again are totally acceptable. If you want to remove your wrinkles, lose the pounds or alter your appearance, well is it really you then? Are you really showing how you look on that day with those clothes?
Editing is like makeup, a little goes a long way. Or like mom use to say, well no mom never really said any of the things I am thinking. Edit to your hearts content but do ask yourself, would they recognize me on the street?
Todays Checks and Balance
I love this tunic. I found this amazing company Feckek, (which no longer exists) very affordable clothing and some amazing styles.I ordered this Tunic and I have to tell you it did not disappoint. The amazing thing about this tunic is the removable collar, which gives the tunic a complete different look. I have worn it frequently on the blog but that is only because I wear it a lot IRL.
Today I wore my Svelte Shapewear leggings (c/o), GH Bass boots and a fun camera necklace. A comfortable yet slightly casual look for an easy work day.
Not sure if its foggy or blurry but it really was a hazy day.
On a positive but sad note all the mild temperatures created lots of melting snow. I found my ice candle holders (yea) but they totally were melted.I created an amazing ice candle walkway for our open house. Worked perfectly for the first hour and then they totally got buried in the snow.
As usual linking up with a lot of awesome ladies (bloggers) that y’all need to check out.