Announcing My New Shirts + Me As A Fashion Blogger

Sunday, November 15, 2015


"Chris, I'm really excited about my new shirts and sweatshirts so we need to get some really good pics this weekend, okay?"

"K."

"I'm serious, like they need to be real blogger pics. Not like ones we just took in the living room after dinner. But like a real blogger photo shoot."

Then Chris looks me and says, "I'm not the one who gets weird about this shit. You are. So don't tell me this. If you want me to take good pics I can, but you can't be a weirdo."

"For sure, I'm fine."

Please note the photo above was taken in the living room.

Less than ten minutes into the photo shoot on Saturday neither of us was speaking to the other and I called it off all together to save our relationship.

"Screw it, let's go home."

So here's the thing. I want good photos. I just don't want anyone to see me taking those good photos. And most of the time I don't even really want to be in those good photos.

It's a tough combo when your job is blogging. About your life. Ugh, I know.

So I have a lot of new cool pieces in I was planning on showing you today, but we only managed to take photos of two of them because I PANICKED.

"Chris, stop!!! People are looking! Omg. They see me. Stop. STOP."

"Stop freaking out. Who cares?"

I do. I care a lot. And I don't know why. But I do. I don't judge you for your blogger shoots. But I judge myself so hard when I try to do a blogger photo shoot (in public.) It's just beyond humiliating for me to see others watch me in this terrible state. I melt. I crumble. I give up.

And the funny thing is I see blogger shoots happening a lot in Chicago. And when I do I smile to myself and think, that's definitely a blogger shot. Then I carry on with life.

But when it's me.

When it's me I'm certain the people who happen to walk by such an event are immediately thinking WHAT A LOSER! OMG! Everyone come look at this girl being a total loser taking photos outside of her house like a total LOSER. I can't handle all of the loserness.

Nobody cares this much, I'm well aware. But it's a phobia I just can't shake.

So for now, here's the photos we managed to capture. I have to share them because it happened and it wasn't pleasant. Just know I tried. I tried so hard.




All the sweatshirts you see come in t-shirts as well. And they're just as cute and super soft. Maybe some day I can get a photo of them. I also have a few other new designs that I'll be showing later this week. Hopefully. Maybe I can get Harlow to model them.

You can find everything right here on nebrowse.

Supplies are limited right now and I'm leaving for Cabo at 5 a.m. on Wednesday... so if you want to grab one, order it tonight and it will mail tomorrow.

And that's it. Now I need to sit here for a good hour doing nothing while I think about everything I should be doing before I leave for my trip and make sure I get good and anxious about it all rather than just DOING IT.

It's a fun little game I like to play on Sunday nights.


35 comments:

  1. Girl, I feel you! That last picture is on point, though.

    Alyssa
    Feathers and Stripes

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  2. Love the Cozy AF sweatshirt so much. Also I always want to take outfit pictures and I just can't do it because I'm like omg people think I'm weird as hell. But you're right, they don't at all care.

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  3. I think these came out just fine! Maybe I'm a total weirdo because after the first time I took outfit photos and was embarrassed I just got really DGAF about it. Like "yep, here I am being a weirdo, DGAF", people literally just stare at me and I somehow manage to not care, but it's almost funny because you know they're wondering "omg, is she famous, what is she doing?" someone asked if I was famous once and I laughed in their face, it's funny.

    Anyways, love these, so cute! And they really came out well! Enjoy Cabo and congrats on the T-Shirt/Sweatshirt line!

    Laura | Laura Aime Vous

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  4. Believe me I have the same fear hence why I do blogger shoots in the backyard where nobody can see me. Because I feel like a total idiot every time I do it which is odd considering I'm a photographer.... So different being behind a camera and in front of it.

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    1. BAHAHAH! me too! when we movedi nto out house i was scoping out what parts of the backyard were the most private. haha im so glad im not alone!

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  5. I love the story and the pieces are so cute!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  6. These photos are great! I do love the living room photo too, but I feel you on being photographed for specific things in public, that no one else can see you're being photographed for!

    I have a size question regarding the Cozy AF sweater. You mention on your site that it runs small and to order up, and that you're wearing a medium. I'm not sure what size I would be b/c I'm usually a small or medium (it's 50/50 really depending on the brand) and I don't want it to be two sizes too big. I'm usually a women's small/6, or a juniors medium/9 or 11. I want it to drape like it does on you in the photo, slouchy and cute and slightly oversized. Can you suggest a size?

    No rush! Enjoy your trip!

    Thanks,
    Megan

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    1. I'm usually a XS or S so I bet you'd love the way the L fits. These tend to be a little snug :)

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  7. Definitely need the cozy af sweater. I usually find mirrors for outfit pictures because I too have a phobia of someone looking at me in the middle of the street posing. lol.

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  8. Girl, I'm right there with you on the fear and awkwardness. I'm in about 1/3789274734th of my photos.
    I need that "comfy" sweatshirt! Love it! I hope no one jacks your designs this time.

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  9. I literally read this post out loud...to my fiancé Jake while laying on the couch...hysterically laughing because I say the same things when I try to have him take the "blogger" pics. This post is so great,

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  10. I want both of those right now!! Send them to meeeeee all the way to Amsterdam, okay?! :)

    I'm laughing at the pic taking part though because I seriously HATE when people see me while I'm having my picture taken for any reason whatsoever. I just freak out and walk away from the picture, lol. Glad I'm not alone!

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  11. You're not alone in your phobia! At least you got in some good shots so you're winning on that front! :D

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    1. For some reason I'm "Unknown" now? Wow, even the internet doesn't think I'm a big deal :( lol

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  12. OMG I'm the same way.. and some bloggers are like "just be proud, who cares, its a great way to promote yourself" and im like ummmm 9 out of 10 people on the street probably dont give a shit about my blog. so no, id rather just look like a normal human being hahahaha

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  13. I feel ya completely! This is me as well. I'm not even in my pics. It's me taking the pics (food and scenery) and I feel like all eyes are on me saying Look at that weirdo, she thinks she's something professional. hahaha not. It is a horrible feeling. I tell myself over and over, You will never see these people again and who the F#$% cares! Sometimes it works. Lol

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  14. these are the best. and kevin mcallister's dad would be proud.

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  15. I get it completely! I hate taking pictures by myself sometimes, so awkward. I'm ok in group shots but never by myself and the hubby hates taking pictures so usually I end up with like 5 super blurry pictures.

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  16. I think the cozy picture with Harlow is the best one of the group!!! I say do what makes you feel good!

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  17. I totally identify with this. I'm uncomfortable even telling my friends that I have a blog. Luckily, it's not my job - so I can keep it half secret.

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  18. Yes. I've told Sean to stop if I see people around.

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  19. I hate doing blogger shots in public. It usually goes something like, "Set up, see someone, pretend I'm casual, then pose for 3 seconds, then scamper out of the place." LOVE the shirts!

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  20. Haha! I was going to ask my photog to takes few solo shots, during our family photo session, for the blog -- but I chickened out, big time! Ugh! Well, love the new stuff and need the vaycay one in my life soon! Xoxo, ganeeban

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  21. My interactions with my husband when it comes to taking blog photos is pretty much the same - they usually end with us grumbling at each other, and me wondering why I look like an idiot in every pic. The struggle. I used to get self conscious taking photos in public as well, but then I saw a lot of other Asains doing it, so I blended right in.

    I am beyond obsessed with the Cozy AF shirt - it is basically my life mantra. Do you ship overseas?

    Annessa / www.seekingsunshine.com

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  22. Too funny! I'm the exact same way. I feel so awkward doing a photoshoot in public. And this is why I'm not a fashion blogger!

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  23. The more I do little "blogger shoots" the more comfortable I get. BUT I like to go to secluded places for pictures haha that way NO ONE can see me and if anyone walks by, I pretend nothing is happening and act as casual as possible... haha Obviously whatever pictures you take, your stuff SELLS. People love it! I love the cozy AF pullover so much. SO cute! If you ever did want pictures of anything, I'd love to help :) And embarrass myself for you haha

    xo C

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  24. omg hahahah! I recently did a photoshoot with my sister for a gift... we all left hating each other and didn't say a single word on the ride home. Not cut out for this public photo taking!! Adorable shirts tho girl!

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