It's Not Always Perfect

Taking blog pictures can be quite challenging sometimes. The wind is actually my biggest foe. For every one good shot we get, there's a blooper. So, for your Friday enjoyment...


Just like with everything else in life, pictures don't always come out perfectly. But they do make for some funny moments.

And now here are this week's Friday Love-It Notes.

1. Steak tips. My husband made the most delicious steak tips on the grill the other day. It took all of 10 minutes for us to devour it. I hope when my husband reads this he gets the hint that I want him to make them again next week.

2. A new beach chair. You know you're old when you get excited about buying a new beach chair. One with a shade nonetheless. But it has stripes, so at least I'm trendy!

3. Professional landscapers. We don't have one, but all of our neighbors do. And their lawns always look perfect. Why do I like that? Because it forces my husband to have to keep our lawn looking great just so we're not the losers of the neighborhood. 

4. My new Neutrogena microdermabrasion system. I'm no beauty expert, but it's doing wonders for my skin.

5. Singing in the shower. It's extremely therapeutic. I can't say the same for anyone who has to hear it though.

Happy weekend everyone!

Linking up with Thoughts by a Petite Brunette.

128 comments:

JP Lord said...

I love your bloopers! How do you manage to still look gorgeous!?! And I love your five things, I am an advocate for shower singing :) Thanks for linking up!
xo

Amy Shaughnessy said...

I love your blooper pics! I have a TON of them. Have a great weekend!

Amy
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Rachelle said...

Lol love the bloopers, you still look pretty in them :)

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dela belle k said...

lol! funny but still cute!

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Lauren said...

Your blooper photos are adorable. I always look like a complete goof in mine!

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Stella said...

You have very pretty looks and nice bloopers!
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two birds said...

I love all the wind pics. So funny! Of course, you still look gorgeous in all of them!

Alison Dulaney said...

Love seeing these! The wind shots are good though!

Emmy said...

Hahahaha...your bloopers still beat my good shots any day:)
And steak tips....yummmm!
Happy Friday, Yi-chia!

Natalia A said...

Sweet, as always. Have a wonderful weekend! x

Anna D Kart said...

These gave me some laughs because I'm exactly in the same boat!
Have a great weekend and enjoy some grilling with those beef tips.

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Ginny said...

I have many pictures just like this,thanks for sharing these. Yards are really hard to keep up, my husband spends a ton of time on it. He didn't have the time on our first house and thought he'd just let the grass go dormant, well, it killed it all and we had a heck of a time that fell power raking and re-seeding. He learned his lesson :)
Ginny

Sandy a la Mode said...

ohh i really want to try the microderm!! have a great weekend!

xo,
Sandy
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Shira said...

hahaha i have a lot of those photos:) I really love the first outfit though!

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Alissa said...

YES! I am constantly fighting with the wind! Or my boyfriend who likes to take photos of my butt as I am walking away!

Kristina said...

The wind is my enemy too! Come on, nature!!

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Alyssa said...

HAHA I love this. You manage to still look like such a glamour queen!

Annie said...

Haha aw, you are too cute! Love the bloopers...and maybe I'll sing in the shower today :)

Annie
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Elsha said...

Today is a good day! At least your bloopers are just your hair blowing in the wind LIKE A FREAKING DISNEY PRINCESS!! Ps I love you :)

Bumble Of Joy said...

Hehe :) Yi-chia how do you still look great in your blooper shots?! It's good to be able to laugh and have a sense of humor at the imperfections in our lives. Hope you get another steak dinner, Yum!
Have a great weekend! - Eva

RedTagChicLosAngeles said...

Refreshing Friday notes Yichia..... esp. the singing in the shower part!!! And yes the wind can make it un-perfect...hahah!

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Jen said...

Hahaha this is hilarious! I definitely have a couple gems from the photos we took in Hawaii, at least you look adorable! Happy Friday!

xo jen

stylentonic Constantinos said...

haha!Love the photos & your fresh looks!

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Niki Caron said...

Yay I love bloopers! And you still look beautiful in every single one!

Rachel said...

haha! you still look pretty though! For me, the wind and sun always are evil- hence my constant squinting!

Rachel Lynne said...

Haha, these are awesome! But you still manage to look adorable in these pictures. My outtakes are awful, just plain awful LOL!

Ricademus said...

These are all good ones. Especially the first one, not sure why, but it's my favorite. :)

Two years ago we had a professional plant some really low maintenance stuff in the flower bed at the front of the house. So now all I have to do is keep the grass cut and pull up the mini-maple trees that try to take root after the helicopters finish scattering all over the place in the spring. I need to do that this weekend, if the rain ever stops.

I'll share my singing if you will. What do you say??? :D Of course, that assumes I could figure out how to upload a recording.

Have a great weekend--I hope you get a chance to use the new beach chair.

Katie Frost said...

I love outtakes! And steak tips. Now time to go hint at my husband to make some!

Little-Hat said...

Those pictures are gorgeous! I don't know why you would think they were bloopers. :)
I love to sing in the shower too!!

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Monique McCray-Alexander said...

Great outtakes! I almost immediately delete the crazy looking pictures. It was cool of your to share your outtakes. Have a great weekend!

Mo

Georgina said...

Lol "losers of the neighborhood!" Yi-chia you're hilarious (and love that you don't take yourself too seriously and post these outtakes!)
Have a great weekend, stay dry! xo

smk053078 said...

Dying at these pictures....Dear God, you should see mine!! And that pesky Mr. Wind....gets my hair and skirts every single time!!!

TheTinyHeart said...

Haha, this is so funny! The wind is my enemy too! Enjoy your new beach chair :) Have a great weekend!

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sip-n-wear said...

hahah I have similar pictures too... dang the wind!! but they sure to make funny moments... have a happy weekend! :)

Susan Liberatore said...

These are brilliant! lol

Rakhshanda Rizvi said...

Wind is surely a problem, esp when you're wearing a skater skirt/dress :p

Anyways, love these pics!!!
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Louise Elisabeth said...

haha I lo0ve your bloopers, I live near sea so I have the same wind issue :p Your friday notes are cool :D

xx

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Meredith said...

So so cute Yi-chia!! Loving that you posted these photos! I HATE taking photos when it's windy! My hair blows back, and because it's short, i look bald. Not cute. :) Hope you have an amazing weekend!
Meredith
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Happiness at Mid LIfe said...

Love these bloopers photos and yet you still look gorgeous in them! My biggest challenge is my sleepy eyes. We take the pictures in the morning and I am still 1/2 awake and the eyes just don't want to open at all.

Have a great weekend!

Alice
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Gina said...

Ahh, these are the best outtakes!! You still look amazing. I enjoy your Love it notes so much too.
My hubby is obsessed with our lawn and yard. You'd think he was a landscaper. EEK.
Hey, I think maybe we should go out on a double date soon. We could meet somewhere between Providence and Boston!
Let me know...
XO, Gina
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Crazy Closet said...

Cool pics!!Makes u a bit more human =D

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FASHION TALES said...

I must say, your bloopers are still incredibly cute! lol, I always love your peplum combos as well. Happy weekend dear! xx/Madison

InsideOut Elle said...

ahah I was just about to comment how great you look with the wind in your hair...then apparently they are bloopers eheh

Alyssa said...

Hahaha about the shower singing! I always enjoy looking back at blooper pictures when taking outfit pics. I save them for a laugh later on. The second pictures is quite fabulous though!

Elegance and Mommyhood said...

I love Photos like these because we are all humans and these are fun moments. The Peplum Blouse on the 1st photo is beautiful. I also love the Girly Black Leather Skirt.

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Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

Haha, these are great! Thank you so much for sharing!

xx
Kelly
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lisacng @ expandng.com said...

Love your goofy side and willingness to share these outtakes. LOVE! And it's funny how the older we get, the more practical things excite us more. I'd be wanting a beach hair with shade, no doubt. Stripes, dots, all good :). Hope you get to enjoy it somewhere amazing!

Gail J said...

love all the looks! especially that green mint pants are so pretty!

Style-Delights said...

Your bloopers photos are also so beautiful! :-) BTW,I end up with blowing hair, hand in mid air and side pose non-photos too but mine look really awkward! LOL!!!!
Singing in the shower is so underrated!! I love it! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
-Jyoti
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mademoiselle mode said...

Every bloggers have got pics like them ;)
So funny :) I love your first look

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RoselyC said...

The wind keeps getting in your pictures hahaha. I love to sing in the shower, but I only dare to do it when I am home alone. Dancing around the house is also quite therapeutic, puts you in a great mood :)

Ashley said...

Love blooper photos :) SO many bloggers try to play the "perfection" card, glad you aren't!

xo Ashley
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Milex said...

you know how to impress

Milex said...

you know how to impress

Josephine said...

I love these! I get so many pictures like this. Those steak tips sound fabulous, and I just got excited about new deck chairs, so I know what you mean :) Have a great weekend!

<3 Josephine
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emily | shell chicd said...

Oh my gosh only your "bad" outtakes would be THIS CUTE. I have so may hair-blown ones like that too haha!
xx, Emily
shell chic'd

monicaharmony said...

Great pictures, absolutely stunning!

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Lulu Soler said...

Those are great, love it. Have a good weekend!

xo Lulu
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Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

Amazing pictures and I can totally understand what you mean!
Love singing in the shower too!

Julye said...

love your fun pictures !!!

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Anouka K said...

Thanks for sharing the bloopers. Shows that you have a good sense of humour and I like that! Have a lovely weekend.

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Tere Ávila said...

amazing all the looks, but i love specially the last one!

xx

Lala H said...

i love this post! good to know im not the only one keeping the "not so perfect" pictures

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Adam said...

nice outfits

Valerie said...

Best bloopers ever! And I totally agree with you on singing in the shower! Just got the Olay facial cleansing brush myself and LOVE it--would love to hear your review of your Neutrogena one! Hope you have a good weekend!
Valerie
www.the-style-files.com

Sam said...

Hi doll, I think the off shots are actually really cute, you are so photogenic you look great in any picture!

world on high heels said...

Fantastic outfits! :)


xx

Aimee P said...

haha, Love the blooper pics! Even with the wind you look pretty.
happy weekend,
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Nerdy Asian said...

Oh yum, love steak :D Hmm i've never owned a each chair sadly :( haha my garden is rather bland as well to be honest!

Kim Alston said...

These bloopers are not bad at all. You still look great. Have a wonderful weekend.
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s said...

you're too cute no matter what! i want tri tips right this second. Yc's hubby- if you are reading this, pls send some to hear dear friend asap! =P

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Mélo l'imparfaite said...

haha same thing here I always have pictures like closin my eyes, hairs in my face, well,it's part of the fun =)

Jeans and a Teacup said...

Haha...I could fill a whole book with pics like this from my photo shoots! But you still look cute! :-)
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

Jessi said...

haha I love singing in the shower!! Its seriously the best. And your bloopers are still pretty cute :) I have some pretty bad ones... I love these posts though I'll have to make one someday.
Jessi
haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

Belated Bloomer said...


LOL. We've all got those takes that just make you cringe. Hahaha! I have a few that I won't allow to see daylight. Haha!

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michelle said...

love the colours!

xx Michelle

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michelle said...

love the colours!

xx Michelle

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Rose Charles said...

Those are blooper, but you still look beautiful =)
Love your outfits
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Maiken said...

I think the second and the third one are really gorgeous photos of you. different and beautiful :)
+I love posts like that. so much fun!

Maiken,
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Kathleen Harper said...

Love these pictures - so cute! And ugh yes, the wind ALWAYS gets in the way!
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Stylish By Nature said...

Love your style always !!

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Maddie said...

Such lovely photos, cute to see you almost in motion! :)

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Ellyzabeth Tanaya said...

nice outfits xx

Mica said...

haha such fun pics! The wind can make getting good pics difficult sometimes - especially with long hair! :)


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FitTravelerAJ said...

HAHA! Thanks for posting your bloopers! When I first started taking pictures outside, the wind was fierce and I was so frustrated!

-AJ
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The Twirl Team said...

These bloopers are great! Have an awesome steak-filled weekend!!
xoxo
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Kelly said...

I like to sing along to the radio while driving! That's my best form of therapy. When someones in the car it's a different story ;)
Love the wind-blown shots!

Lauren said...

LOL story of my life! I look like a catastrophe waiting to happen in the wind. Thanks for sharing these outtakes! We are all human LOL xo

Kathleen Lisson said...

I love singing in the shower, too! I try to turn into the wind, but a windy day can definitely put a stop to my hat shots.

cestlissa said...

Haha, I hate the wind so much, but it gives us some funny photos, that's the best part! I do love all of your outfits! XXX

Nicky said...

Lovely pictures...sometimes difficile with Wind , for me the same..
Kisses
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Ali of Dressing Ken said...

OMG too funny! And so true! Photography much like most creative endeavors is not as easy as it looks!

Thanks for sharing these and being human.

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Brooke Reagan said...

Haha I have plenty of outtakes that look just like this!

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Lucie Srbová said...

Those pics are awesome! I have plenty pics like this. :)

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Sofia Donatelli said...

What a cute post! Love the bloopers!! You still look beautiful, even though these are blooper pictures!

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The Simply Kelly said...

that true........not always perfect in life n in the pic

Jessica said...

ahaha this is so funny!
I love your blooper pics!

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Nicky said...

Good Sunday my darling!

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Gaby de Modacapital said...

haha great pics! love them!

Nonchalant Rebel said...

Love every outfit!!

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Jacy said...

Hahaha love these - so fun!! I'm always having issues with wind too and it's such a pain!

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Corinne said...

Haha, I love the first one =)

I hate wind more than any other weather. I'd rather it rain than it be windy!

Corinne x
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Sarah Hartley said...

You look totally adorable even in the "blooper" photos. No fair!

Jessica said...

I love your blooper photos. The wind might have been messing with you but you still look amazing in each of your photos.

I don't think I ever sing in the shower. It is usually, at least through the week, about 5 am when I shower and I am barely awake.

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Jane said...

the pictures are adorable :) and singing in the shower. i'm gonna so have to try that! hope you had a great weekend!

libys11 said...

loving these bloopers as much as your normal posts!! :D hahaha!!

reading about that beach chair just made me want to go get one! teehee!!

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Elle Sees said...

that dang wind! ;)

Nanthini said...

Yi Chia, the striped maxi skirt is awesome! Forget the wind, go with it. Haha. Have a great week ahead dear <3

Carylee said...

I love this bc I totally relate and I loathe the wind! But honestly you still look amazing!
And we are Zara jacket twinsies! :)
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Imogen said...

What great and fun photos. Totally agree with about the wind and taking blog pictures!

Joyce said...

hahah these pictures are awesome! And I love how you write, your posts always make me smile:)

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prettyanddelectable.com said...

Cute blooper pics! My husband and I used to work together to take care of our yard/lawn and it quickly became apparent that we were not very good at it! The yard looked miserable so we ended up hiring professionals... for us it's definitely money well spent. :D

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Ashley said...

OH girllll...you should see my bloopers. You look fantastic even in your "outtakes". I hope you had a great weekend!!

Carole Fuchs said...

That is so funny!! I also spot PipLey Vintage in there!! Even with bloopers you still rock those outfits!!

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Fabulous Petite said...

i love the bloopers. i have soooooooo many of this. as my husband would say, the bloopers are his favorite part of taking blog photos.....

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Erin said...

love the "bloopers" shots! And steak tips sound wonderful right now!

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Kelly Yeh said...

lol loves these photos! natural shots are the best =P

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sugarlens said...

My hair always get in my face too. Hate that!

Love Style said...

Gotta love blooper pics! This reminds me of my recent trip to Coronado Island and boy was it windy! That combined with the direction of the sun made it hard to get a good picture. lol

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