10.03.2013

I Now Grant You Permission To Take Selfies Daily.

We can all act like we are embarrassed by the #selfie hashtag but lets be honest--if we were that ashamed, we probably wouldn't post it. So instead of "pretending" we HATE taking self portraits to post to all of our friends on Instagram, we are going to start celebrating it around these parts. That's right. I am now encouraging selfies with a little experiment I am going to try on that good ole thing we refer to as Instagram. It's no lie that I am a lover of getting dressed. It's also no lie that I like seeing other people who are dressed. Well unless your name is Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, or Shawn Schrader, in which case clothes are very very optional. Anyhow, I thought to myself while making macaroni and cheese yesterday "self--we should start a hashtag that people can use so that I can see what they are dressed like on a daily basis and then I can select my favorite every evening and share it with my followers to see and it can just be a giant celebration for those of us who got dressed that day!" And that's when #LIYlookoftheday was born. So here's how it works:
-Every morning / afternoon / evening or when you actually get around to getting dressed, take a picture, post it on your Instagram account, and for at least one of your hashtags use #LIYlookoftheday. I'd recommend making some type of kiss/duck/cow/etc face to make your husband extra proud, like so:
-Every night I will select my favorite "look" for the day and share it with my followers because hello, your charming good looks/fashion sense deserves to be oooo'd and ahhhh'd over. 
-Perhaps monthly or quarterly I'll choose my overall favorite and send you out a surprise gift because well, I like surprises. 
-Remember to tag who you are wearing if applicable. We are a bunch of nosy people on Instagram who want to know where you got that shirt we are DYING over danggit. 
The goal of this is to inspire us all to make more of an effort when dressing ourselves for the day. It's not about looking good--but more about feeling good. I want us to be inspired from each other, I want to celebrate the fact that you showered that day, and I want to recognize that you didn't wear yoga pants two whole days in a row. Not that I would ever wear yoga pants two days in a row....or five. Okay seven.
 
And there we have it. #LIYlookoftheday. I am pumped to see your cute little selves all over my Instagram feed. Now go get dressed and share it with the world sister friend. See you soon. 
Speaking of Instagram, my dad recently got it (@chuckhaarer) and this is now what my feed looks like. 
 

God bless the elders of Instagram, for they know not what they post. 
So who's excited to get dressed? I suppose I'll go change out of my hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants now..
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42 comments:

  1. Oh my word. Your dad!! So funny!!!

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  2. Bahaha your dad! I am excited about this getting dressed thing you speak of. Yoga pants are usually my norm, but I sure do like remembering I'm a woman and I do have a shape under my t-shirt :)

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  3. hey, stink bugs are a big deal to my parents as well. they are every where in VA. ( :
    cute idea. fun, fun, fun!!

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  4. Ha your dad's awesome! And I love this idea! Cheers to getting dressed! #hashtagwhore

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  5. Love the unique hashtag idea!

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  6. hehehe , i luv selfies on instagram !!

    N@NY
    http://artofnanyslife.blogspot.com/

    P.S. Follow me on insta & i will instantly follow back @nanyslife

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  7. What a cute idea! I can't wait to see everyone's looks on IG! :)

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  8. I sure hope your dad participates in #LIYLookoftheday! He has awesome shirts and it would be much more interesting than the bugograms!!!

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  9. haha! Stink bugs ... sounds like something my Dad would post if he had IG.

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  10. I literally LOL'd at your dad's feed! Cracks me up! Also, love the idea of the selfies. We get a lot of heck for posting selfies, but I seriously love seeing people's daily outfits.

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  11. Love the neon dress in the first picture!! Your Dad is too funny!!

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  12. Such a FUN FUN idea!!! You are genius Erin! :) I am a total stalker when it comes to seeing how others dress, and I love getting ideas. Just wish some of the things people wear wasnt so expensive LOL ;) I need your brain and ideas to get my blog moving and rolling ;)

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  13. When I got dressed this morning I was pretty happy with the outfit I came up with and was all "I should Instagram this!' Then I was all "No... I shouldn't..." NOW I WILL!

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  14. Dying over your dads instagram pictures!! Hilarious!!

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  15. Haha your dads IG is too funny!!

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  16. The first stink bug photo was funny. Aren't parents hilarious? But to then keep scrolling... and scrolling, I truly laughed aloud. I just miiiiight have to start following him.
    Also, I think there should be NO SHAME in a selfie. Come on!

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  17. Just laughed a little too hard in the library about your dad's Instagram. I love your idea about the selfies and hashtags though. Super sweet and super fun! Maybe I'll even get dressed more often!

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  18. awesome idea! this week i've been getting dressed up which is very rare for me and keep wanting to post selfies on instagram but dont want to be judged! :)

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  19. Ok, your poor dad. That's hysterical.
    ~FringeGirl

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  20. Just the permission that I honestly needed!!!

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  21. Ahh your dad has this instagram thing down!! Teach him about hashtags... i can see the feed on #stinkbugs now!! :) Love this LIY idea... and I dresed acceptable enough to photgraph today! can't wait!

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  22. And the Schradebomb liked every single one of those pictures. #soninlawoftheyear

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  23. LOL on the dad's instagram. That is so freaking amazing- made my whole day. Also you are a genius with all your linkup/ hashtag ideas. Did you run this past Taylor though? You know how opposed to selfies she is...

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  24. Your dad's posts are hilarious...I bet he has no idea. LOL. I like your new idea, look forward to taking part. www.styleoyster.blogspot.com

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  25. Cute idea. Hopefully this gives me some new outfit inspirations too!

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  26. Sounds exactly like my dad! Great post!

    http://topknotsandpolkadots.wordpress.com

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  27. You always have the BEST ideas Erin! Love it. And I'm cracking up over your Dad's insta pics. Haha.

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  28. Hahaha I am DYING over your dad's instafeed. Well done Erin's papa, well done.

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  29. I just blogged about how I'm a weirdo that takes selfies all the time because I don't trust the mirror! haha Now I have an excuse ;)

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  30. i have never been more excited for an excuse to take a selfie in my life ;) also, those instagram pictures? DYING. so funny.

    i'm FINALLY going through and getting back to all of the blogs i followed/people who followed me, as i recently decided to get a new blog.

    i would love to see you around again!

    -kenli
    http://kenlikaye.blogspot.com/

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  31. I was just telling myself that I don't take enough! hahaha you think I'm joking but I actually don't. That's what happens when you have the cutest little boy on the planet. Now I have an excuse to be a selfie-taking momma ;) Btw, I absolutely love your blurb about your father's photos!! I feel the same way about my dad and stepdad on Facebook lol

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  32. I used to be completely against then but that didn't take long to get over lol. Thank you so much for picking my look!
    Walkinginmemphisinhighheels.com

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  33. Hahahaha those instagrams are awesome. And on days I actually do get around to getting dresses I'd love to participate. :)

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  34. Haha!! Your dad's instagram pictures are seriously hilarious. My dad has an account too but so far it's just 2 pictures of the dog. Too funny! Have a great weekend :)

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  35. anyone who gives me lip about my amount of selfies from here on out is going to be directed to this post. love this idea and while I may not be joining in ever day I will deff do it a few times a week. and oh if only I could get dressed in the later afternoons but alas I have classes that I have to attend usually and so I have to look sort of put together :) oh and your beautiful by the way, just sayin.

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  36. totally love your dads instagram! If my dad had a smart phone his pics would be along those lines somewhere lol

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  37. Seriously dying over your dad's instagrams...those are priceless.

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  38. You are too freaking cute and always look amazing! I may just have to try this outfit photo when I get dressed thing. But I am a stay at home mom who works from home, so I'm not dressed super cute all of the time. Lol

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  39. I kept seeing all the cute outfits you were sharing and wondered what it was about! I wanna play!!

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I read and appreciate every one of your comments. Thanks for stopping by my space and sharing a piece of yourself on this huge ole internet. I meant that in the least creepy way possible. I'm just good at making everything awkward. Anyhow, thank you for your comments. They make me smile :)