22 Struggles All Fashion Bloggers Have

I absolutely love this ‘fashion blogger’ nonsense I’ve got myself involved in and really I enjoy it 99% of the time – but I have to say there are some moments when I want to rip my hair out/smash my head against a brick wall/sit in a pool of kittens forever.

Think it’s glamorous work? Think again. Here are 22 struggles all fashion bloggers have.

  1. Thinking of the perfect outfit for your blog and finding one item is in the wash
  2. Going out for photos and finding your camera has died
  3. When the forecast says there’s no chance of rain, and it rains
  4. Trying to take the perfect selfie in your new calvins and realising you aren’t a VS model
  5. Having a face full of make-up but it’s too dark to take a good photo
  6. When you’ve got the perfect outfit photo but your face is slightly blurry
  7. Finding your blog photos don’t work with your instagram theme
  8. Needing a £400 bag for an outfit and not owning it
  9. When your hair won’t cooperate in the wind during a photoshoot
  10. Trying to convince people that you can never have too many clothes
  11. Thinking up names for all your blog outfit posts which all consist of pretty much the same look
  12. Having to awkwardly smile at strangers that walk past while you’re having photos taken
  13. When people say ‘what do you think of my outfit’ and you can’t bring yourself to tell them they look terrible
  14. Being constantly poor because you spend all of your time browsing the ASOS website
  15. Not having enough space to put all of these clothes
  16. Having to pay for delivery and feeling like you’re being robbed
  17. Being sent a Triangl bikini but never going on holiday
  18. Finding someone to take your photos (for free, cmon guys I’m not made of money)
  19. When brands say they’ll send you a certain item and it never arrives
  20. Never being able to see your floor through the clothes
  21. Organising deliveries to come on days when you’re home alone so your family don’t murder you
  22. When you looked forward to something being delivered for days and it doesn’t fit

gg1Feel my pain? It’s okay, we can get through this.

Drop me a comment if there is anything else you’d add to the list – I’d love to hear some funny ones!

R x

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24 Comments

  1. 20th January 2016 / 3:17 pm

    Haha oh my god you just made my day Robyn 😀 Or the worst is : having the perfect outfit in mind & awesome shooting conditions outside but you’re sick in bed, unable to leave the house. Because that’s what’s happening to me rn!

    Love, Kerstin
    http://www.missgetaway.com/

    • 20th January 2016 / 4:41 pm

      Haha hope it made you giggle! And oh no that sounds terrible – I hope you get better soon!

      R xoxo

  2. 20th January 2016 / 3:24 pm

    Haha this was so funny and so true!! I hate when the weather is bad and you can’t go outside to take photo’s x

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

    • 20th January 2016 / 4:41 pm

      Hahaha thanks! And yeah tell me about it, sometimes I only have certain times in the week that I can do so if it’s raining I’m screwed!

      R xoxo

    • 20th January 2016 / 4:42 pm

      Haha! My blog/instagram photos run with a similar theme but I hate it if one doesn’t match it! Arrgggh!

      R xoxo

  3. Kelly
    20th January 2016 / 4:15 pm

    ohmygosh 10!!!! I keep trying to explain to my mum that I am a fashion blogger. And therefore I need ALL the clothes! And she just won’t bite…

    Kelly // Velvet and Vibranium

    • 20th January 2016 / 4:43 pm

      Hahaha, apparently ‘I already have enough clothes’ – what?! Never!

      R xoxo

  4. Isabelle
    20th January 2016 / 5:02 pm

    haha this is so accurate! I’m the worst for number one, i’m the most unorganised person ever so you can imagine how well that goes xxx

    http://www.taintedblues.co.uk/

    • 20th January 2016 / 5:24 pm

      Hahah glad you think so! And oh no, me too, never have the items I need when I want them!

      R xoxo

  5. Tessa
    20th January 2016 / 10:02 pm

    Not gonna lie, when number 1 happens to me I just get the item out of my wash basket and wear it anyway. Just glad digital photos aren’t scratch and sniff haha. But also number 15 is the bane of my life, I always try to get rid of stuff I don’t wear but then I’m like “well what if my style changes back and I want to wear this again?”.

    http://www.hollysparkle.co.uk

    • 21st January 2016 / 2:52 pm

      Oh don’t worry me too, it’s just they’re all screwed up and then I can’t be bothered to iron them! And me too I’m such a hoarder!

      R xoxo

  6. 20th January 2016 / 11:05 pm

    Going to go take pics dressed, face full of makeup then u get stuck in traffic and it gets dark. No more pics! Or being injured/sick when you planned to take pics. This is such a great list. I literally was like me, me, me and me lol

    Xoxo
    Christina
    http://Www.styletothet.com

    • 21st January 2016 / 2:53 pm

      Yesss! The dark is a nightmare! And being ill, especially if you rarely have time for outfit photos!

      R xoxo

  7. 21st January 2016 / 4:50 am

    So many of the same problems!! lol Blurry face… No owning the gorgeous bag, camera dies… so sad. Great post. Really enjoyed this one.
    Miki
    http;/mikialamode.com

    • 21st January 2016 / 2:54 pm

      Hahaha glad you enjoyed and that it made you giggle!! Everyone wants to own a gorgeous bag… one day I will!

      R xoxo

  8. 21st January 2016 / 12:00 pm

    Haha! This really made me giggle 🙂 I seriously can’t count the amount of times my battery has gone flay during a shoot- it always feels so tragic too! I feel you with the ‘too many clothes’ thing too- Oh to have a walk in wardrobe!

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

    • 21st January 2016 / 2:57 pm

      Haha I’m glad! Me too ugh I always forget to charge my camera! And a walk-in wardrobe is the dream!

      R xoxo

  9. Meryl
    21st January 2016 / 6:19 pm

    hahaha this is so funny and true. I especially always struggle to find people to shoot my outfits and who understand that I might need 200 shots of the same outfit and I also always think a certain designer bag or pair of heels would make my outfit so much better.. so I am still hoping to win the lottery soon 😛

    • 21st January 2016 / 7:55 pm

      Hahaha finding a photographer friend is the worst! The fact that you need 200 shots is so real too, you never know how they’re going to turn out!

      R xoxo

  10. 24th January 2016 / 11:40 am

    This items on this list are so true! Especially number 1. I mean, come on! I hate when this happens :))
    Also, spending money on stuff “for the blog”, without actually thinking if you are going to wear it more than once; or preparing for a shooting and going out in the afternoon, only to realise that it’s suddenly dark and you can’t take a decent pic anymore (thanks, winter!).
    Kisses,
    http://www.bloggerissa.com

    • 24th January 2016 / 8:22 pm

      Hahaha, everything you’ve named there is so spot on! I always buy things for a nice blog outfit but never wear it again (such as like party dresses) – really need to think about things more!

      R xoxo

    • 29th January 2016 / 4:22 pm

      Hahaha glad ya think so! Isn’t it SO awkward?! I get so embarrassed even though I’ve been doing it for ages!

      R xoxo

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