Things I'm afraid to tell you

When I first saw this project being mentioned, it was at So Much To Smile About, an amazing, vibrant blog. And the reason I kept reading on about it was because, it gave such a realistic perspective to the apparent idyllic life of a style blogger. It felt nice to relate to the bloggers that have posted as part of this project and not only peek into their lives but identify with them.
So after a fair share of reading these posts and being a little nervous about doing this, here goes nothing.

* I am not always this put together : I'm not always smiling and optimistic - I try to be but I have my grumpy days too. Often enough, I step outside without even a stitch of make-up - not even a swipe of lip gloss. I do have insecurities about my looks but during the past year, I've learned that rather than hiding those flaws under coats of foundation, it is better to embrace them and learn to love them. If you ever meet me while I'm street shopping, at a mall or getting an ice-cream, I may probably be in a tshirt and jeans and that is because comfort scores first on my list.

* I am not a shopaholic : I have often seen many a fashion blogger describe themselves as 'shopaholics' and there is a common misconception that fashion bloggers are so. I, on the other hand, do not consider myself as a shopaholic. I enjoy shopping and the word 'sale' makes me do one helluva happy dance but truth be told, I do not drown myself in shopping at every opportunity I get. And every once in a while, I do go along with the impulse purchases * Read: Fancy, pretty shiny things ! * I just find it better to spend wisely rather than be broke and worried at the end of the month.

* Numbers are not a priority: I believe in writing interesting content and providing good pictures to the audience that reads my posts. If they enjoy what I am providing, I would be more than delighted for them to follow my blog. If they dont, its ok - Everyone's interest is not the same. At the end of the day, all that matters to me is that I write a good post and that my readers enjoy it.

* I am a flats person : On a day-to-day basis, I am on the move constantly - from college, to a lunch to a shopping trip and I just find it so much better to sprint around in a pair of ballet flats rather than balance unsteadily in heels, especially if like me, you also use public transport. I love the heels that I own more than the world, but there are safely tucked away for an event or occasion that I deem suitable. Proof: The number of flats in my closet outnumber the number of heels.

So those are my deep dark secrets and honestly, it feels fantastic to share a post like this. To everyone reading this; if you like the concept of the 'Things I'm afraid to tell you' project, go ahead and get down to posting !

What do you think about the post ? I would love to hear your feedback !
Have a great weekend ahead my lovelies !



Mukta Jain said…
Awesome post !! It is a lovely idea to post something that others bloggers can relate to. Even I am a no make up person and find it weird how every other picture of fashion blogger is so gorgeous.
Aww! :) Well done and hey, we all have our little fact files. :)

Ayantika said…
loved the post Dayle :)
Hi 5 for all these thoughts that you put together..:)
i do feel the same about almost everything you mentioned:)
thanks for sharing:)

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Brilliant post Dayle. And I am completely with you on the 'I am not always this put together' and 'I am a flats person'. I completely adore you for your honestly and sharing this with us. {Been thinking of doing this for myself ever since I first say 'Things I am Afraid To Tell You' concept}
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Nitika Bhatia said…
Great Post Dayle.. I can very well relate to being a Flats person and not taking Numbers as a priority !! I was completely unaware of this project, though I had read the post at So much to smile about !!
I guess I'll do a post on this series too !! : )
Vidhya said…
Wow, its so great that you did this challenge. That showed a lot of bravery.

StylishByNature said…
This is one amazing post...great you took this challenge Dayle :)

New post up...
Anonymous said…
Glad to see that you took this up, girl. And as always, these are probably some of the confessions that many of us have. Thanks for this! x

Love, Miffalicious. []
HOGGER + Co. said…
I'm a flats person a lot of the time, too, nothing wrong with it! Lovely post - what an interesting topic. Found you via The Daily Sequin!
Sonshu said…
Ah. This post is just awesome.

Me a flats person too, completely loved all your points and agreed with many of them. I'm going to do this too!
Dayle Pereira said…
I know, I'm so intimidated about how lovely they always look!
Dayle Pereira said…
We sure do!
Thanks Shreya :)
Dayle Pereira said…
I'm glad you liked it Bulbulvish :)
Dayle Pereira said…
Thank you so much Amena! Do join in with this project - I'd be the first to read your post :)
Dayle Pereira said…
I'm glad you can relate to it Nitika :) Now that you are aware of it, do join in the project !
Dayle Pereira said…
Aw, thank you Vidya ! I felt the same when you wrote your post :)
Dayle Pereira said…
Glad you liked it Arathi :)
Dayle Pereira said…
Thank you so much ! You have an amazing blog btw :)
Dayle Pereira said…
Thank you Sonshuuu :* I'd love to see you join in :)
Alexandra said…
Haha I love this post! So adorable. Everyone's selective about what they post on their blogs so don't worry love, you're not alone!

Alexandra xo
Beautiful, honest and absolutely perfect post. I'm not a shopaholic either. I think it is unfortunate how anything driven by impulse is glorified. Right now I am in a very painful process of trying to pay down a credit card that has literally been suffocating me.

Wonderfully done dear!


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