Dainty Alice

A pretty little LUSH, Beauty & Lifestyle blog.

Why I'll NEVER Be A Fashion Blogger

My blog spans a lot of topics including beauty, lifestyle, skincare and random rants. Skincare was especially one thing I didn't expect my blog to be known for, but I found writing the product reviews and routines so enjoyable and it grew from there. I love writing about a variety of subjects, some more random than others, but one thing I will pretty much never write about is fashion.

When I first started blogging I described myself as a 'Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger' just because it seemed the 'in' thing to do. Oh how wrong I was. I remember standing on my tip toes against the one white wall in my bedroom, sucking in my stomach and holding my skirt out. Nah. I knew straight away fashion blogging wasn't for me...

Quick note: This post is basically a giant 'sod off' to fashion blogging. It's meant to be funny though. It is April Fool's day after all. So don't get offended. Plz.

So what are the reasons why I'll never be a fashion blogger? Basically, I am the epitome of everything that is un-fashionable. I don't read fashion magazines, sometimes I even struggle with Cosmopolitan. I don't even own a single handbag, and aren't handbags like the accessory to have right now? (I wouldn't know, obviously.) Because despite this, I blatantly refuse to use one and I always have. I keep everything in my pockets like the good little girl scout I am *sassy hair flip*.

Also, I'm pretty sure it's impossible to be a fashion blogger if my socks don't even match. Likewise socks with holes in, they just don't fit the 'image'. In fact, it's not often I even wear socks. I hate the flipping things, so constricting. Ok what was I talking about? Rant over.

Another reason is that I wear the same clothes for days on end. 

[every fashion blogger reading this instantly faints.]

This is basically because I'm far too lazy to pick out a new outfit every day. I recently told someone who commented on this that I had three pairs of the same jeans. I lied. It's the same pair, I just wear them a lot. Because I'm a skank. There, I said it - I'm a skank and all my OOTD photos would look the same. In fact, the jeans I am currently wearing have developed a hole in the knee from over-use. Just the one knee though. It's called fashion, look it up.

I also basically stick to three pairs of shoes, always. My trusty black converse (they suit every occasion...kinda.) My nude coloured court shoes and my black wedge boots. Anything else is just impossible as I can't walk in heels due to being a tall, clumsy oaf.

But the main reason I'll never be a fashion blogger is that I'm not slim enough to be able to look like Kate Moss in my OOTD pictures. I know I shouldn't think this way, especially as recently social media has seen a huge increase in the amount of gorgeous plus sized fashion bloggers, all of them empowering and not caring if people say they 'shouldn't wear things. But... I'm not plus sized, so I don't fit into that category either.

My last reason? I adore taking simple product photos. They're quick and easy. They're fun to edit. No way in hell would I like to teach myself how to take fashion photography when I've only just learnt how to take basic product photos. No thanks pal.

So there. I said it. I have pretty much zilch interest in fashion and trends and it would be incredibly rare if I ever posted about it on Dainty Alice.

Cor blimey. That was pretty liberating to write. I think I need a biscuit.

What's your opinion on fashion blogging?
Or even fashion in general?
Yay or nay?


  1. Fashion blogging is soon much work and involves getting someone else to take all your photos for you. It's just time consuming!! I might do it one day but definitely not anytime soon lol

  2. Hahaha I can relate to all of this! I don't do outfit posts almost at all just because I hate to be on the other side of the camera. I'm getting so uncomfortable.

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  3. Seeming that I am a fashion blogger (I wouldn't say I'm a pro at it either) this was a fun and interesting read! :) Fashion blogging is indeed time consuming as I always need the time to go out and get someone to take my photos for me (most of the time my boyfriend does them). But it is my area of interest, so I am willing to take the plunge. I just love clothes lol.


  4. I can relate to you. When I first started my blog, I thought I would incorporate some fashion posts. But then I realized, who am I kidding? I don't have a surplus of cute clothes, majority of my days are spent in jeans and a tee and I only get dressed up on occasion. I don't see myself as someone who could consistently post cute OOTD posts. Maybe once a month? Maybe.

    Destiny | msbeautyglam.com

  5. I've done one fashion post and felt super awkward. I don't do fashion. I'd love to, but I just don't have any sense of what goes with what. Plus I'm always wearing either jeans or joggers (in the house). Dress and skirts are very rare for me. I've just accepted now that i'll never be 'on-point'!
    Amy at Amy & More

  6. I literally wear dresses all of the time because I can just throw them on with a pair of black tights and ankle boots/pumps and I don't need to worry about trying to match/class with everything. So yeah . . . I really could never be a fashion blogger!


  7. I do fashion blogging. It is definitely time consuming but if I'm being lazy...I get my boyfriend to dress up and I take photos of his outfits hahah!

  8. This made me laugh out loud, I relate so much. I can't put together an outfit to save myself - I also live in the same jeans constantly! Loved the honesty! :)


  9. Lol I fashion blog every now and then, but it seriously is SO much work. You're honestly missing nothing.

    You go, girl. You do you!!

    So glad I saved this post to read later. It is now "later" and I am very pleased.

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