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.
I tried to make homemade gnocchi and failed...miserably. It tastes as good as it looks.
This is what happens when you try and take outfit pictures in 30 mph winds. They look like this.
Mmm, grilled pineapple. Nope, tastes like burger.
Tried to change up the scenery and all I got was awkward in front of strangers who kept walking by. This whole 'scene' consisted of me moving out of the way.