My 2023 Fashion Blogger Bloopers and Outtakes

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Happy 2024! It’s January 1st, so that means… time for my annual bloopers and outtakes post!

Disclaimer: I did not post a bloopers reel last January 1st, for the first time ever in my 12 years of blogging. I had several people (well, maybe two) ask me, Why? Why, Catherine, why no bloopers post?

The sad answer is that I barely uploaded any outfit photos in 2022. Ergo, hardly any bloopers to choose from. And as I had a bit of a reboot in the summer of 2023, it seemed to make sense to combine the last two years to make up a decent quantity to fit into one post.

So here we have not just 2023 bloopers, but 2022 bleepy bloops as well.

 

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I’d like to say that I hope you think they’re okay, but that’s not really the point of bloopers, is it? The point is to show me off at my worst: double chins, weird hand gestures and all. Though I AM somewhat used to publishing these once a year and kinda don’t see the double chins anymore, so that’s a bit worrying.

Anyway! I’ll leave these with you so that you can take pleasure from my pain. They’re the photos that prove it’s all smoke and mirrors (and often just a case of shooting my best side). I’m hoping to get on with more outfit shots in 2024 so you never know, there may be a bumper crop of bloopers one year from now ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

Which blooper is your favourite? Tell us in the comments (remember I really appreciate ALL your comments always! Here’s wishing you all a great 2024…)

 

My 2022-23 fashion blogger bloopers and outtakes

 

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1. The one where I pulled All The Faces

Instead of just one unflattering face, I like to pull four. It means you (and I mean YOU!) get your money’s worth. Original post >>

 

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2. The one where my hair was caught in my coat. Again.

Oh, the constant checking and adjusting and preening, all for an outfit shoot. But when I still had my long hair, it used to REALLY annoy me that it was always caught in my coat and had to be constantly yanked out. Original post >>

 

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2022-23 Bloopers and Outtakes, Not Dressed As Lamb | Over 50 fashion and lifestyle blog

3. The one where my sister photobombed the shoot and OH how we laughed

There hasn’t been a family photobomb since 2016 (scroll down to no.28), back in the days when my sister and nieces (it was usually them) made it their mission to actually get into this annual bloopers post on purpose. I laughed because I’d forgotten that they might try it again one day. Original post >>

 

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4. The one where I attempted to break the world record for most double chins ever

I can count at least six chins here, because the roll neck on my sweater looks like it blends into my real double chins. Thank god I didn’t go for a camel-coloured roll neck, because then it would undoubtedly have looked like six chins. Original post >>

 

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5. The one where something was really, um, stuck in my pants

More adjusting. My pants were probably stuck up my arse and I did the ladylike thing of adjusting them in public. Original post >>

 

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6. The one where I did a happy little dance

I’m sure I end up with a photo of me doing a little jig in every bloopers post. Original post >>

 

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7. The one where I gave Keith the stink eye

Good lord, what a face! My poor (photographer) husband, he really did get given The Eye of Stink here. I promise I wasn’t judging him. No, really… Original post >>

 

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8. The one where I forgot how to wear glasses

What in the Dennis Taylor is happening here?! (If you’re too young to remember 1980s snooker players, then pfffft and tish to your youth.) Original post >>

 

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9. The one where I obviously did not like what I was looking at

Okay so the glasses are on properly, but let’s hope the face changes before the wind does. Original post >>

 

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10. The one where I was checking a couple of things

I was checking my OUTFIT, you hear? Just the outfit. Nothing else. Moving on. Original post >>

 

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11. The one where I was playing air guitar

Is there anything more cringe than a middle-aged (and not-that-cool) woman playing air guitar? I think not. Original post >>

 

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12. The one where I realised I’d left my scrunchie on my wrist throughout all the photos

Oh the number of times we take all the outfit photos, go to wrap up, and then I realise I’ve left my scrunchie on my wrist the whole time. UGHH. It’s not meant to be part of the outfit (it’s just on my wrist a lot of the time for emergency hair tying-up) and I know it’s not the end of the world, but I find it SO distracting in the finished photos that I have to reshoot. Original post >>

 

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13. The one where I turned invisible

First rule of fashion blogging: remember to stay in the shot. Or remember to un-invisiblize yourself. One or the other, it really doesn’t matter. Original post >>

 

Thanks for reading – Happy New Year!

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18 Comments

  1. Christina ljunggren
    25 May 2024 / 9:42 am

    Youโ€™re the only person I know who is BEAUTIFUL even in โ€˜bloopersโ€™, youโ€™re the best Catherine โค๏ธ

    • Catherine
      Author
      5 June 2024 / 6:55 pm

      Oh bless you Christina, thank you…!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. 10 April 2024 / 5:38 pm

    I love these yearly posts! It’s been a while since I visited. I’m glad to see you are still blogging. I hate that blogs are dying, so I promise to keep coming back.

    I just lost Kremb de la Kremb for a week! It was heartwrenching to say the least. I’ve got it back, and I plan to write–cuz I love it. Who cares if nobody is reading! It’s for ME anyways!!

    Annie

    • Catherine
      Author
      7 May 2024 / 2:13 pm

      Thank you so much Annie – good to hear from you! You must have had a panic on when you lost your blog… I would have a full-scale panic attack I think if the same happened to me!!

  3. Izzy
    24 February 2024 / 2:19 am

    Happy New Year! Love that you’re keeping the blooper tradition alive โ€“ sometimes those outtakes are the most fun! Can’t wait to see what hilarious moments 2024 has in store

    • Catherine
      Author
      7 May 2024 / 2:13 pm

      Hehe thanks Izzy ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. 11 January 2024 / 8:21 pm

    Ha ha. We all have these funny shots Catherine. Love to see yours. Your hair has gotten so long hasnโ€™t it! Have a happy rest of the month. Jacqui x

    • Catherine
      Author
      18 January 2024 / 4:01 pm

      Hehe thanks Jacqui… it WAS very long – part of the reason I cut it all off as it was driving me mad!!

  5. 5 January 2024 / 8:14 am

    These are the best yet in terms of expressions! I love the photo bomb. My husband likes to take a picture of him every time I leave the tripod unattended. The invisible photo looks like it’s for a design magazine. Very arty looking. All the best for 2024!

    • Catherine
      Author
      18 January 2024 / 4:02 pm

      LOL thanks Gail (I think?!) – ๐Ÿ˜‰ – I love that your husband photo bombs when you’re not around…!

  6. Kareema Hamdy
    3 January 2024 / 8:17 am

    Happy New Year x Love to see the bloopers back again, it put a smile on my face this morning. Wishing you a fabulous 2024 xx

    • Catherine
      Author
      18 January 2024 / 4:03 pm

      I’m so glad, Kareema… didn’t seem right not to do them last year!! x

  7. 2 January 2024 / 9:32 pm

    Always a pleasure to know you’re still alive, friend…

    • Catherine
      Author
      18 January 2024 / 4:03 pm

      Is that even though I look like a zombie in half of these photos, MK?! LOL ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. Frieda
    1 January 2024 / 2:34 pm

    Happy New Year and thanks for sharing the fun with us. I like the ones where your sister photobombed and you are laughing out loud. Looks like you were having such a great time and this matters so much more than perfect photos.

    • Catherine
      Author
      18 January 2024 / 4:04 pm

      Frieda I love that one too – it had been so long since anyone in the family photobombed that I’d totally forgotten they might do it ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. Lynn Jones
    1 January 2024 / 9:10 am

    Happy New Year! Ah, blooper photos, is there a finer way to keep our feet on the floor and remind us we’re all human? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Number 11: “be excellent to each other”. Younger readers may need to Google that ๐Ÿ˜‰ Looks like you’re having fun, though, which we may all need a little more of.

    Number 9: ‘the look you give when reading the news’. Perhaps best not to look into the void too regularly….

    Good luck for 2024 and I hope you reach you aim for more outfit shoots.

    • Catherine
      Author
      18 January 2024 / 4:06 pm

      No. 11 is definitely giving Bill & Ted vibes, Lynn!!!!!!!

      I take it to mean when you or I are reading news (headlines etc), not the look of a newsreader reading the news on TV…?! hehe that wouldn’t be a good look at all! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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