My 2018 Fashion Blogger Bloopers and Outtakes

My 2018 Fashion Blogger Bloopers and Outtakes | Not Dressed As Lamb

Happy New Year! It’s the one you’ve all been waiting for: my annual fashion blogger bloopers and outtakes post #WoopWoop

Featuring the worst pictures of 2018 rather than the best outfits, I always forgo the “best outfits from the last 12 months” type of post to bring you images of me looking a right [blank] instead. From stupid faces to stupid poses and from photobombers to scene stealers, they’re all here. In fact this is my absolute favourite post of the year, every year… it’s one of the few that I go back and read regularly when I need a guaranteed laugh!

And yes, I know that laughing at my own outtakes is like laughing at my own jokes…!

[Today’s #iwillwearwhatilike link up has moved to tomorrow – Wednesday – as my bloopers post always goes out on New Year’s Day. It’ll be back to Tuesdays as normal next week.]

There are several appearances from Riley, but none this year from my family who usually make it their mission to photobomb at least one shoot. Note to my sisters, nieces and nephews for this year: Must do better in 2019…

I’ve got a record 30 bloopers this time (including three GIFs of multiple outtakes) and I didn’t feature ALL of the ones I had, either. Hope you like them as much as much as I always do!

WHICH WAS YOUR FAVOURITE OUTTAKE? TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS (AND HERE’S WISHING YOU A VERY HAPPY AND HEALTHY 2019)!

Catherine

P.S. This post would have been up HOURS ago were if it weren’t for the fact that my WiFi decided to drop off before I’d saved anything (my own stupid fault, I know): I’d practically written and composed the WHOLE post, and I lost the WHOLE LOT. Auto save didn’t work, I didn’t save, I tried everything (and I mean everything) to get it back but no, the page froze and only exiting it was going to get me out of it. Upon refresh I was presented with a lovely blank, white post. I was so cross I went out for a long walk with my boys in the sunshine to make me feel better – NOT the way I wanted to start the New Year. So this is the Bloopers 2018 2.0 post, if you like…!

Onto the bloopers…

 

My 2018 Fashion Blogger Bloopers and Outtakes | Not Dressed As Lamb

1. The one where my fur hood tried to eat my head

Fur hoods are evil, I tell you! No one is safe! Original post >>

 

My 2018 Fashion Blogger Bloopers and Outtakes | Not Dressed As Lamb

2. The one where Riley “did something” off camera

The delights of walking a dog and trying to take photos at the same time… not the most glamorous part of a shoot. Original post >>

 

My 2018 Fashion Blogger Bloopers and Outtakes | Not Dressed As Lamb

3. The one where I had an itchy chin

If you’re British (more likely southern England)  and of a certain age you might call this a “Jimmy Hill”. Or say that I’ve got an “itchy Jimmy”. To everyone else, it’s a simple case of an itchy chin. Original post >>

 

My 2018 Fashion Blogger Bloopers and Outtakes | Not Dressed As Lamb

4. The one where I inexplicably did all the OTT poses

You can always tell the shoots where I got bored of my usual poses because this happens – and they end up here as GIFs. There’s more where that came from… Original post >>

 

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5. The one where I got sassy

Same shoot, and I’m either being sassy, trying my best duck face or having a good think. Original post >>

 

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6. The one where I got an eyelash in my eye

If you get an eyelash extension lash in your eye, it HURTS, I tell thee. Original post >>

 

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7. The one where I was photobombed by a small wedding guest

Underneath that floral jacket she was wearing an Elsa-from-Frozen dress. Talk about a double upstaging. Original post >>

 

 

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8. The one where my earring got caught in my scarf

In the winter I regularly get earrings caught in knitted scarves. I never learn. Original post >>

 

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9. The one where Riley spectacularly stole my thunder

I mean, could he LOOK any more regal and BE any more in my way? He also looks incredibly smug about how beautiful he is, though it’s justified. Original post >>

 

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10. The one where I was told I looked reeeeally attractive

Dying my hair and photographing the process, that was fun! This was my reaction after Keith replied to my “How do I look?” question. Original post >>

 

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11. The one where my elegant dress and my posture were at odds with each other

Oh, my stunning floaty UK Blog Awards dress! And oh, the posture: sooooo elegant. In the middle of a London park, as well. Original post >>

 

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12. The one where the wind caught my dress

An outtake of “the wind got me” is obligatory in any fashion blogger outtakes post. Original post >>

 

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13. The one where I unnecessarily showed off my armpits

I think I was trying to get my necklace out of my hair, but somehow my armpits became the star of the show. Original post >>

 

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14. The one where I failed to stay in an upright position

Another day, another huge dose of grace and poise. Original post >>

 

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15. The one where I looked too long at the bright sky

I can’t complain about The Summer of 2018, but boy we had some bright days (my poor British eyes can’t take it). Original post >>

 

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16. The one where I made the face I WANTED to make at the miserable passers-by

We usually say hello to people passing by to stop them staring or asking us what we’re doing, but we got zero response from those two. Miserable buggers. Original post >>

 

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17. The one where I showed off my excellent balancing skills

I’m sure this is some sort of yoga pose, or something Daniel-Son did in The Karate Kid. Original post >>

 

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18. The one where I did my best “mail order catalogue” pose

Oh look there’s my best friend Julie! Hey Julie, let’s go for an impromptu coffee! Yeah I’m swell! Ain’t life grand?! Original post >>

 

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19. The one where I had to think really long and hard

The glasses make you MUCH more intelligent, of course. Original post >>

 

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20. The one where I did a lame Elvis impression

This is one I’ll be practising in 2019, I’m sure. Original post >>

 

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21. The one where I insisted on just messing about

There’s something about wearing a really beautiful, ladylike dress that makes me want to muck about. It seems to happen a lot. Original post >>

 

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22. The one where Riley did his best radiator impression

Riley is part Saluki (Persian Greyhound), and this pose is known among greyhound owners as the “gradiator”. It’s one of the most endearing things about him (and why we fell in love with him in the first place). Original post >>

 

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23. The one where my feet defied logic

What the hell is going on with my feet here?! Original post >>

 

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24. The one where my hair got caught in my earring

The perils of having long hair and wearing long earrings: the two often end up in a fist fight. Original post >>

 

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25. The one where I posed for a 1950s B movie poster

I SWEAR I saw a 50-foot killer bee out of the corner of my eye. Original post >>

 

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26. The one where we played Riley tennis

What, you’ve never played dog tennis? It’s a two-player game, and the aim of the game is to keep a hold of your doggo with cuddles for as long as possible before the other player manages to entice him/her over to them by offering heaps of love and attention. Doggo goes back and forth between the two players until he tires and walks off. The winner is whoever last petted doggo. Original post >>

 

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27. The one where Riley stood RIGHT in front of the camera

So this is pretty typical: Keith decides to take a photo from a low angle, Riley see this as an opportunity to stand RIGHT in front of the lens. Original post >>

 

28. The one where I thought we might be short of bloopers for the 1st January post

It was the middle of December, we thought we might come up short… Original post >>

 

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29. The one where I knew the Instagram husband was off-kilter

I swear Keith leans permanently to one side (or maybe it’s me?!) Original post >>

 

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30. The one where I realised lying on the floor wasn’t very flattering

I was so shocked at how my face looked lying down that THIS was the initial reaction. Keith still looks great of course… Original post >>

 

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47 Comments

  1. Gaby Castro
    January 22, 2019 / 7:54 pm

    Thank you for keeping it real. Love the blog.
    Your no.1 fan from South America.

    • catherine
      Author
      January 24, 2019 / 2:36 pm

      Gaby it’s nice to meet my no.1 fan from South America!!!! Thank you thank you x

  2. January 7, 2019 / 1:47 pm

    From photo 14 I couldn’t choose anymore which one was the best for me. I just laughed.
    Oh and I think you missed uploading a photo at number 9.
    Greetje

    • catherine
      Author
      January 8, 2019 / 8:45 pm

      Hehe thanks Greetje… I know you always like this post!!

      (Btw I can see a photo for no.9 at my end? Riley standing in front of me…)

      • January 9, 2019 / 7:07 pm

        You are right. I can see photo 9 now as well. Must have been an internet glitch.
        G

  3. Kareema Hamdy
    January 3, 2019 / 5:57 pm

    Happy New Year Catherine. I always look forward to your bloopers post and this didn’t disappoint, it’s put a smile back on my face as it’s the first day back to normality here after the Christmas break. Riley is such a star bless him xxxx

    • catherine
      Author
      January 8, 2019 / 8:45 pm

      Aww thanks Kareema, glad you like the bloopers post (always my favourite!!)

  4. Jess
    January 2, 2019 / 6:20 pm

    I love how real this post is! A strong reminder that behind every flawless photo is a hilarious out take 😉

    xoxo
    Jess

    • catherine
      Author
      January 2, 2019 / 7:16 pm

      Absolutely Jess – which proves there’s no such thing as flawless really (definitely not in my case, anyway) xx

  5. January 2, 2019 / 1:59 pm

    Love them all, Catherine, but particularly love Riley as a radiator! Ha. Happy New Year from Canada. xo

    • catherine
      Author
      January 2, 2019 / 7:17 pm

      Hehe that’s the first thing he did to us when we met him, Sue…!! Thanks hon, and HNY to you too x

  6. January 2, 2019 / 12:31 pm

    Ha! I love these. Love that your dog keeps photobombing you. xx

    • catherine
      Author
      January 2, 2019 / 7:17 pm

      He’s such a poser, Anna..!

  7. January 2, 2019 / 12:16 pm

    Nutter

    • catherine
      Author
      January 2, 2019 / 7:17 pm

      Takes one to know one, LOL 😉 !!! xxxxx

  8. January 2, 2019 / 11:48 am

    Catherine, you are too funny! This is always one of my favorite posts of yours as well! My husband takes all of my photos too and we seriously have the best time with it. Every photo session ends in laughter! Happy New Year! May 2019 be filled with many blessings and lots more fun bloopers!

    Shelbee

    • catherine
      Author
      January 2, 2019 / 7:19 pm

      Hehe our shoots always end up laughing at these outtakes or we end up getting cross with each other, Shelbee – one or both of us is cold, or tired, or the pictures just aren’t working… it can be a testing pastime, let’s say 😉

      Thank you my lovely, and HNY to you too x

  9. January 1, 2019 / 11:19 pm

    Love it! It’s so fun to see the bloopers this time of year!

    And Riley can stand in front of the camera anytime! Sweet boy 🙂

    Happy New Year.

    Bettye

    • catherine
      Author
      January 2, 2019 / 11:14 am

      It’s a good way to start the year, isn’t it Bettye…?!! 😉 thanks hon and HNY to you x

  10. Christine
    January 1, 2019 / 10:41 pm

    Have been following you for ages and really enjoy your Bloopers each year – it is so refreshing to find someone in your industry with a sense of fun – Happy New Year to you, Keith and of course the delightful Riley.
    May 2019 be another stellar year for you.

    • catherine
      Author
      January 2, 2019 / 11:15 am

      Aww Christine what a lovely thing to say – thank you so much!!!!! I hope you have a wonderful 2019 too xx

  11. Carol Spears
    January 1, 2019 / 9:38 pm

    Another reason we all love you and continue to follow your blog!

    You are so relatable – surely we have all had those moments!

    • catherine
      Author
      January 2, 2019 / 11:15 am

      Oh Carol that’s really nice of you, thank you xoxo

  12. Kelly Glen
    January 1, 2019 / 9:10 pm

    I always look forward to this post every year and you certainly didn’t disappoint with your selection this year. It really cheered me up reading this after a bad few months it was good to read something funny and roll on next years for more guaranteed laughs. It’s good to find somebody who isn’t afraid to post pictures that aren’t always the best it just shows how real and relatable you are.

    • catherine
      Author
      January 2, 2019 / 11:16 am

      Thanks Kelly – I’m so glad to hear it’s cheered you up, and I hope you have a better year this year! Much love to you x

  13. January 1, 2019 / 8:03 pm

    Wonderful shots, although better than most of mine I take! Thanks for sharing these bloopers – they are funny to see and great to know everyone has them. Happy new year to you Catherine. Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • catherine
      Author
      January 2, 2019 / 11:17 am

      I always forget how many I’ve collected once I come to write the post, Jacqui…!! 😉 thank you hon and HNY to you too x

  14. January 1, 2019 / 7:03 pm

    What a great contribution – in Germany you do not see anything like that at all. You inspired me, maybe I should introduce something like that. There would be a lot to laugh about 🙂 🙂
    You show us wonderful pictures. Congratulations!
    XO MARTINA from Munich

    • catherine
      Author
      January 1, 2019 / 7:15 pm

      hehe thanks Martina – I think every fashion blogger should do an outtakes post!! x

  15. January 1, 2019 / 6:57 pm

    Really made me smile. Fab – loved them all. Riley is so cute!
    Xx

    • catherine
      Author
      January 1, 2019 / 7:15 pm

      Aww thanks Alison..!!!!

  16. January 1, 2019 / 6:56 pm

    Haaaaa loved them all ! Been looking forward to this post since the start of December! What gets me is no matter what you do or how you stand you still manage to look adorable !!
    Best Ashley xxx

    • catherine
      Author
      January 1, 2019 / 7:16 pm

      I think we’ll have to agree to disagree about me looking adorable, Ashley… I’ll give that label to Riley!! 😉 thanks hon xx

  17. January 1, 2019 / 6:52 pm

    Ha ha, fantastic! I have one ready for this Friday! Happy new year!

    • catherine
      Author
      January 1, 2019 / 7:16 pm

      Oh fabulous, Nancy! I think outtakes should be cherished , lol x

  18. January 1, 2019 / 6:47 pm

    Ha ha! These kind of posts are always fun.

    Happy New Year!

    Suzanne

    • catherine
      Author
      January 1, 2019 / 7:17 pm

      Heehee thanks Suzanne! HNY to you too x

  19. January 1, 2019 / 6:47 pm

    Ha! These are so great! I think one of the most difficult things about blogging is having to look at so many pictures of myself looking absolutely horrible, lol! My sister is a photographer and I never knew how much I owed her until I started taking my own photos! Great post and great (funny) images as always- Love Riley. Happy New Year!
    ~Melissa xx

    • catherine
      Author
      January 1, 2019 / 7:18 pm

      Thanks Melissa – I’ve been looking at photos of myself for so long now I’m almost numb to the “ordinary” bad ones… these make my day however 😉

  20. January 1, 2019 / 6:33 pm

    Fabulous Catherine as always!!!! I always love this post!! And hats off to Riley for stealing the show so often!!!! xxxxx

    • catherine
      Author
      January 1, 2019 / 7:18 pm

      Aww thanks lovely Lizzy – Riley’s a TINKER, isn’t he??!

  21. jodie filogomo
    January 1, 2019 / 6:20 pm

    Yay,,,it’s working. It’s too good a post for anyone to miss!!!
    OXOX
    Jodie

    • catherine
      Author
      January 1, 2019 / 6:28 pm

      Phew! thanks again my lovely x

  22. January 1, 2019 / 6:02 pm

    OMG, Catherine, as always, I loved these!! My faves are the Riley stealing thunder one and the OTT pose gif. The pigeon toed logic-defying one reminds me of a certain annoying Instagrammer who shall not be named . I love this post every year.

    • catherine
      Author
      January 1, 2019 / 6:12 pm

      Hehe thanks Lisa… there’s a whole lotta Riley this time, the tinker!!

  23. jodie filogomo
    January 1, 2019 / 6:01 pm

    Always so fun to see these. I probably have some just like them…although for us, my mom is always looking away from the camera while my stepmom is posing perfectly!!
    PS…your link in the email didn’t work??
    XOXO
    JOdie

    • catherine
      Author
      January 1, 2019 / 6:13 pm

      Thanks so much Jodie – and for pointing out the dodgy link (can’t understand why it didn’t work)?! Luckily the two other links were working, so two out of three ain’t bad 😉

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