Life, Style

Real Life Ramblings

February 6, 2017

Don’t let the squares and rolling feeds of fancy photos and curated content fool you. We all know pictures rarely capture the realness of what everyday life looks like.

Is anyone else a little tired of the over critical and anxiety around social media lately? If someone only posts pretty pictures they are “fake” or “surface-y.” If they post too much “real-ness” they are oversharing or their accounts just aren’t pretty. Who cares? Let people be. Let the space be a place to create, for people to be genuine, for people to share the happy moments or the sad moments, or for some people – all the moments in between. I love that social media is a place for people to keep a journal of their lives, to share the highlights, to encourage one another and to post the things we want to post. The best part is, no one is making you follow anyone. We get to choose who we want in our spaces and what we want to share. When we take those pictures and post too seriously we only rob ourselves of happiness.

Ian and I love our life and are so happy, but that doesn’t mean things are perfect. There are hardships, long days, long hours, beautiful quiet moments, big wins and a lot of things we don’t share with everyone. A lot of the things you see are ways we express creativity and have fun, and those things may not be “real-life” and they may exactly be real life. We choose to share the things we feel will inspire, encourage and the things we have fun with. The best and most important moments of our lives are the moments that aren’t always fancy or significant, but are me and my boys just living in the in-between.

Just a reminder for the both of us to not take these social spaces so seriously. Let’s love the perfectly imperfect real lives were living off screen and stop putting so much value in the highlight reel we and other people share.

Ian and I recently had the opportunity to try out some clothing from Alternative Apparel. We love to dress up, but our favorite and most common attire is comfy casual. I will never forget Ian telling me he loved me in jeans and a tee just as much as he loved me in a dress and heels when we first met. I really believe he meant that because most often, he is always quick to tell me I look great when we are out on Saturday mornings and I am totally bumming it. Now thats a best friend and my kind of man. I love that all of the items we got felt like they were already worn in. Ian has been living in them and smiles every time he puts them on. I am a huge fan of the fit of their clothes and how warm they keep you. The tees are also the perfect level of distressed to give you a relaxed but polished look. I’ve linked our outfits below.

VICTORIA // STRIPED TEE // DISTRESSED TEE // SWEATSHIRT // JOGGERS

IAN // RAGLAN SWEATSHIRT // SOLID SWEATSHIRT // JOGGERS

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22 Comments

  • Reply Liz Layne February 6, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    I agree with you completely. I also feel that social media can be all over the place but it is “their” space to do as they wish. I love to share my “imperfectly perfect” life, too and appreciate the freedom to do so. Thanks for sharing. p.s. Your outfits are adorable!

    • Reply Victoria February 7, 2017 at 10:16 am

      Thank you so much! It’s so true, Liz:)

  • Reply marissa February 6, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    These are beautiful photos of you two! Comfy & chic too

    • Reply Victoria February 7, 2017 at 10:17 am

      Thank you, Marissa!

  • Reply Emily February 6, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    I love the casual lifestyle shots – so cute xx

    • Reply Victoria February 7, 2017 at 10:17 am

      Thanks so much, Emily!

  • Reply Shannon February 6, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Oh my goodness, these photos are amazing!! I love them! I TOTALLY agree, social media can get on my nerves and there can be so much pressure. I’ve been taking some time off to be honest & it really helps with feeling refreshed! Great post! x Shannon

    • Reply Victoria February 7, 2017 at 10:18 am

      Thank you so much, Shannon. Time off is such a great idea:) with everything going on in the world, there has been so much hate. It’s too much sometimes.

  • Reply Jackie February 6, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    I love alternative apparel! Wearing some of their stuff right now!

    • Reply Victoria February 7, 2017 at 10:19 am

      OH YAY! Isn’t it soo comfortable?

  • Reply Jannine Pampu February 6, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Loving the casual outfits, and your couple photos are super cute!

    xo Jannine | http://www.happystylishfit.com

    • Reply Victoria February 7, 2017 at 9:15 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind words, Jannine!

  • Reply Laura Mitbrodt February 7, 2017 at 2:47 am

    you guys are such a cute couple, I love your casual relaxed outfits
    xo

    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    • Reply Victoria February 7, 2017 at 10:20 am

      You are too sweet! Thank you!

  • Reply Alina February 7, 2017 at 5:32 am

    I enjoyed reading this post! I totally relate to what you’re saying. Beautiful pictures

    • Reply Victoria February 7, 2017 at 10:21 am

      Thank you, Alina! So glad you enjoyed it!

  • Reply Kristie February 7, 2017 at 7:02 am

    I love the realness of this post and your casual outfits. You two are so adorable together.

    xo,
    Kristie
    http://www.kristiesreverie.com

    • Reply Victoria February 7, 2017 at 10:21 am

      So glad you enjoyed it!

  • Reply justine February 7, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    two things – 1. well said about social media. i have personal accounts and blog accounts and i love both, but i can see how superficial both have become. however, i hope more people post more about the genuine things that go on in their lives because i’m really tired of all these political posts! i get that as a generation we’re supposed to stay “woke” and up to date, but its really putting a damper on my day! 2. i love your outfits! <3

    • Reply Victoria February 7, 2017 at 9:17 pm

      I so so agree with you. I really try to be as real as I can in my captions even if I am posting about something superficial. But at the end of the day, it’s still not an accurate depiction of real life. Thank you for your kind words:)

  • Reply Kaitlyn February 8, 2017 at 2:02 am

    Hello! As a new blogger, I wanted to say that I am inspired by the realness of your post! Just today I was staring at my Pinterest home page feeling overwhelmed and slightly annoyed by all the curated posts and income reports from experienced bloggers! Love your photography, too! Were those pictures taken in Atlanta? I moved to the Atlanta area last summer and still have so much to see!

  • Reply Mary February 8, 2017 at 10:20 am

    love this casual chic look, and i totally agree that sometimes social media can be so overwhelming!
    http://www.layersofchic.com

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