wearing: Anthropologie dog dress (thrifted) | LD Tuttle Wayne wedges | Jas M.B. bag | Chain bracelet (wedding gift from Hampden Clothing!)
I’ve actually gotten used to the (short) length of this dress and have worn it quite a bit lately (like most of the weekend). Part of it is my “it’s hot and I don’t care” mentality, but I think I may also be getting used to seeing my knees. I know, GASP!
This may be a little off-topic, but not really, and I’m curious: are you of the opinion that “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all,” when it comes to commenting on blogs, or do you share your opinion and give constructive criticism (whether asked for or not)?
In practice, I usually do what my mother always told me and follow the “if you don’t have anything nice to say…” rule with regard to blog comments (although definitely not when snarking on outfits in my head at the local mall) but I don’t always want to. Sometimes I DIE to provide some constructive criticism or suggest a more flattering look, but I don’t do it. I would never leave a mean, pointless comment (and when I receive just mean, negative, hateful, not constructive at all comments I delete them), but I don’t even feel compelled to leave a critical comment. Which is interesting, because I’d love to RECEIVE one.
Again, I don’t mean I would appreciate a comment like “I don’t like your outfit” – but I would an “I love the dress, but I think it would be more flattering with a belt” comment. It is a fine line I suppose, especially with fashion/style being so subjective, but I am interested in what other people perceive as more or less flattering on me. Whenever I do a “should I buy this or that” post, or ask for opinions, I always know what you guys are going to say 🙂 – usually you pick whatever dress/skirt is shorter or is belted. Which is usually the opposite of what I would choose myself, although generally much more flattering.
But although I KNOW that my legs look longer when I show a bit of knee and wear high heels, I don’t always WANT to wear things that way. I think I know generally what’s flattering on me, but sometimes I just want to not care. So, maybe once I put an outfit up here on the blog, I’ve decided not to care, and am not interested in differing opinions….maybe that’s how it is with most bloggers. I mean, why would you publish something ONLINE for (theoretically) millions of people to see if you’re not ok with how you look?
I don’t know, maybe I’m rambling a bit, but this is something that interests me. The phenomenon of putting oneself out there for anyone to see and comment on is relatively new and I think we’re still trying to figure out the etiquette.
What do you say? As a blog reader, do you ever leave critical (but constructive) comments? and as a blogger, do you WANT to receive critical comments? or are you not interested?