Cute or Sexy and the Reason Why I don’t Take OOTD Pictures

Recently, I was asked by Style Weekend of Manila Bulletin to be featured for the Woman@Work section, where they feature the everyday style of fashionable women! I had to submit OOTDs. I quickly went through possibly thousands of files but to no avail, I think I only saw 1 OOTD picture. I read the email again and every time I would reach the word “fashionable”, I would blink again.

I think I have never been fashionable. I have tried, once in my ancient past, to be one fashionable lady. Oh, I even have a Lookbook account (for heaven’s sake, please do not check it!). But, I have constantly failed in that department. I know that I have what it takes to come up with a great ensemble. I have styled others, but when it comes to myself, I have constantly failed.

See! I have no SEXY bone in my body... :) haha!

See! I have no SEXY bone in my body… 🙂 haha!


And I know why… (of course, this over thinker knows why).

My why’s lie within the realm of a perceptions that I (throughout the years) have believed to be my TRUTH.

Perception: Only the SEXY ladies look good in picture

I think that there are two kinds of women in the world — the sexy ones and the cute ones. The sexy ones are those who can take perfect selfies, even without filters. Even as a woman, I love looking at their social media accounts since everything seems so perfect. They know their angles (whatever that means) and they just come off as confident, attractive and bold (for both men and women, actually).

I could never pass as sexy. When people compliment me, the highest form of flattery would be something with cute in it.

Hey, Ginj… Cute shoes.

Cute hair.

Cute dimple.

Cute dress.

Cute smile.

Okay, okay! I get it already! Even if I try to be flirtatious, sexy, bold and daring, I still come off as cute. Thus, I hardly take OOTD pictures. All of pictures that I take of myself seem like I’m just going to the mall for coffee or sometimes, it even looks like I haven’t taken a shower and just decided that my pajamas was worthy of an OOTD picture.

Check out this video from Buzzfeed and empathize with me, please. Haha!

But, kidding aside, we CUTE women can create amazing OOTDs, too. We can take amazing selfies, too (even if we start with taking selfies on Snapchat where we only have 5 friends). Hey, that’s fine! That’s a good start. The world needs a dose of cuteness and we are here to BRING IT! We need to claim 2016 as our year!

We should start building confidence. We should start believing in ourselves more. We have our own sense of style and even if it comes out as cute, as weird, as geeky or as uninspiring as people say it is, this is an expression of who we are — and WE are beautiful. If you see that flab in your arm or that little belly fat, it’s okay. Love yourself! Forgive yourself for taking that slice of chocolate cake, girl! We live only once.

So are you cute or sexy? Now you know it shouldn’t matter. The most important thing is that you are happy. It shouldn’t matter what other people say.

You are sexy, beautiful!

 

You’re equally sexy friend,

Mommy Ginger

Mommy Ginger

 

 

 

 

Baby OOTD: A Horse and Minnie Mouse from Mothercare

Last week, I showed you the yellow outfits that Baby Z tried on at Mothercare Active Fun. For this week, her Baby OOTD theme are animals, featuring a horse and a famous mouse.

The first outfit from Mothercare Philippines is a long sleeved sweater with colorful sleeves and a hot pink base. A cute horse (well, it looks like a horse but i’m not sure) is seen in front. I paired it with violet jogging pants that I also saw at the store. The jogging pants come in pairs — one violet and one white.

Loved this outfit the most!

Loved this outfit the most!

I then paired the ensembles with these lovely shoes. I love the cute little hearts on it! It’s so girly!

Don't you like the shoes? So cute! :)

Don’t you like the shoes? So cute! 🙂

Her headband is from one of her other dresses at home. Look at how happy Baby Z is!

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Baby Z enjoying her outfit :)

Baby Z enjoying her outfit 🙂

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For those who don’t know, Mothercare Philippines already have their own instagram account. It’s Mothercareph. You can now share your own Mothercare Baby OOTD with them! I’ll be sharing this with them today.

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The next Baby Outfit of the Day of Baby Z is this cute Minnie Mouse Red Romper. In the store, I also saw these socks. It also had a Minnie Mouse design (It matched the design of the romper!)

Cute Minnie Mouse Romper

Cute Minnie Mouse Romper

I love the Minnie Mouse detail on the side of the romper. You can see that this was really well made.

Love the Minnie Mouse detail!

Love the Minnie Mouse detail!

Headband is from Lil Miss Belle Hair Accessories. Most of Baby Zeeka’s cute pictures were of her lying down…
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This was the only nice picture of her sitting down. Why?
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Because, she was distracted by her cute socks (as she is now discovering her feet and toes).

Baby Z was distracted by the cute socks

Baby Z was distracted by the cute socks

Still distracted! haha! :)

Still distracted!

I hope you liked Baby Fashionista’s Baby OOTD for today! 🙂

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OOTD for today is from:
Mothercare Philippines
Lil Miss Belle Hair Accessories

Baby OOTD: Yellow Belle

I love the color yellow on Zeeka. It makes her look pretty! Although, my hubby says anything looks good on our baby girl. He is her number 1 fan. Hmmm, I think we’re tied on that spot.

Last week, Baby Zeeka had a shoot for Mothercare and these were two of the clothes that she loved the most. One was actually bought by moi even before the shoot. The hair accessory for this shoot was ordered from Lil Miss Belle Hair Accessories.

Here’s is Baby Fashionista’s Baby OOTD!

How do you like my new expression?

How do you like my new expression?

Happy --- Wearing my Yellow and blue Dress by Mothercare

Happy — Wearing my Yellow and blue Dress by Mothercare

Lovely printed dress from Mothercare with matching denim shoes with yellow ribbon

Lovely printed dress from Mothercare with matching denim shoes with yellow ribbon

White sandals from Mothercare

White sandals from Mothercare

Chillin'

Chillin’

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What do you think of Baby Z’s OOTD? What other accessories do you think we should get to complete this look?

Thank you to Mothercare for arranging the fab shoot for the second dress!

Hugs to all from #babyfashionista!