How to Pose like a Fashion Blogger

 

Okay everyone, I’ve been literally doing research on this topic for MONTHS (yes I’m a huge nerd ;)).

And, to my surprise, I had gotten a comment one day asking how I did my posing for my instagram photos. Me?! I wanted to ask, but then I thought why not do a blog posting about it.

So without further ado…

 

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  1. “Looking back over the shoulder”: In this pose, I will ask the person taking the photo to give me a cue and then I’ll look back, while sucking in (almost taking an inhale). It gives an almost “Oh, I am just walking and you caught me off guard” look. It’s sexy, cool and one of the most popular poses!

 

 

2. “Grasping the Arm” pose: This trick is excellent when I’m having one of those days where I’m feeling bloated (you all feel me?). It seriously is amazing at covering the tummy area!

 

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3. “Do something with your hands”: Keep your hands occupied. Play with your hair, put them in your pockets, etc. This way it looks more candid and less awkward. Tip: I practice some of these in the mirror first to see what looks best.

 

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4. “Close your eyes towards the sun”: Okay, this trick seriously saved my life! Haha I know I am over dramatizing just a bit ;). But you know how when you are trying to take that awesome photo and the sun is just killing it for you? You just CAN’T keep those eyes open? Um yeah, I hear you, and this is seriously all you do:

  • Close your eyes
  • With eyes closed, put your face up to the sun
  • Hold for about 5-10 seconds
  • And voila! You’re eyes become more adjusted to the light. Works EVERY time! šŸ™‚

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5. “Toes up and one foot in front”. Lift your heels up about 2 inches. This helps elongates those beautiful legs of yours (especially if you are wearing flats). Put one foot in front of the other to appear slimmer. All of this might feel a bit awkward, but I promise that you will look amazing darling!

(FYI, yes I still have my pregnancy line on my belly. But I have no shame; I love my body and what it has done to make a human being. Just like with stretch marks and varicose veins, us women got to stay strong together and love every last bit of our flaws) Okay, rant is over ;-P.

6. “Pucker up, kissy face” pose. I know what you’re thinking: these types of photos are so 2013, but hear me out. I still see girls doing this ALL of the time. From tweens to major fashion bloggers. There is a sexy and classy way of doing this.

The first photo almost makes me appear older and as if I am trying too hard. Whereas the second photo is relaxed and flirty. Here is what you do:

  • Relax the eyebrows and forehead
  • slightly lift up the jaw whilst looking at the camera
  • Say the word “prune” (weird I know!!!), but it makes for more of a natural kiss

 

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7. Last tip: “Get Inspiration”. Check out your favorite fashion bloggers and instagramers. We all end up learning from each other and that will, in turn, help us grow. Feel free to follow me on instagram here for any inspiration.

There is literally a ton of other tips and tricks on how to pose. And to be totally honest, I haven’t completely mastered any of them. A lot of it has to do with practice and taking a TON of photos. Moving around with each camera click will help you work with your angles. The more you’re in front of the camera, the better! You got this girlboss!

Let me know in the comments below on what was your favorite pose? Or one that you are already currently doing? Either way, I’d love to hear from you all!

ā™„Kelly

Giving the Gift of JORD this Fatherā€™s Day

I have the wonderful opportunity to partner with JordĀ® Wood Watches! Father’s Day is coming up fast and Jord’s wonderfully crafted wooden watches are the gifts for the Father in your life.

Jord DOVER series Ebony & Rosewood

First off, I wasĀ amazed by the beautiful packaging that these watches came in. Not to mention, they include a cleaning cloth, 2 extra links, and a slide-out drawer on the box that has a moisture control pouch in it. The quality behind this company is remarkable.

 

 

Watching my husband become a father has been the greatest treasure. This gift brought the biggest smile to his faceĀ that words couldn’t match. Giving this sort of gift is unique in that each watch cater’s to theĀ men’s individual style. It’s the perfect gift for the father in your life.

Furthermore, the watch that my husband is wearing is theĀ DOVER series Ebony & Rosewood. And on an even better note: I am teaming up with JordĀ forĀ one lucky winner to receive a $100 giveawayĀ andĀ ALLĀ entrants will receive a $25 E Gift Code. Enter here!

Thank you, everyone, for reading and for your participation in this contest. Comment below on something that makesĀ you appreciateĀ your father :).

ā™„ Kelly


Luxury Wooden Watch

Summer Look Book

In this post, I wanted to give you a quick look book at some of my outfits I adored for the month of May and June. It has been heating up here in AZ, but I still take every opportunity to dress up my jeans!

SL 1Ā  Ā Ā SL 2

Nothing says summer like flowy layers. It’s just so perfect to not only dress up your jeans, but to also take off the layer in warmer weather and toss it back onĀ for chilly summer nights.

Trench vest: I got this specific one at XI Clothing (in which I later realized that they have no online store). However, here are some similar vests: Option 1, option 2, and option 3.

Jeans: American Eagle found here

Shoes: Famous Footwear found here

SL 5

 

I can honestly say that in this next photo, this Range Rover is sadly not mine šŸ˜¦ lol! However, I can attest to the wonderful denim on denim look that I am seeing more often these days.

Denim Sleeveless Shirt: Exact match at TargetĀ (For a fun twist, I unbuttoned a few bottom buttons and tied at the waist to give it a crop top affect).

Denim Jeans: From Abercrombie & Fitch found here

Shoes: Same as above, from Famous Footwear found here

 

Thank you, so much, for reading. Please comment below on what you would like for me to style next!

~Kelly

 

*Disclosure:Ā I am not sponsored by any of the products that are linked to this post. I like to share with you products and brands that I personally love!