It's about time I confessed something to you, my dear friends and followers.
I wasn't always good at outfit posts on Instagram. In fact, I was kind of horrible.
Especially in high school, when I thought denim shirts were #hipster, it was appropriate to sometimes wear leggings under shorts and bandage skirts were a staple in my school wardrobe. (And sometimes in my church wardrobe, too? Why did I think this was okay?)
If you feel like you can't win at Instagram, don't lose heart. We all have to start somewhere, which is why I'm sharing my worst #OOTD fails below. Likes and captions included.
Let's get started with my first-ever Instagram selfie. Notice that my #blueeyes were on FLEEK in this photo, which is probably why I got a whopping 1 like.
Up next, we have a photo from the moment I decided to become a hipster. Chambray and a floral print was my golden ticket. Not pictured: red lipstick (thanks, T-Swift for making me think it was normal in an everyday capacity.)
I started getting really creative with my outfits, and by creative I mean stupid. Take this ensemble (one of my absolute favorite looks from my junior year.) Take a shot for every awful piece included in this #OOTD!
For my 17th birthday, I decided to wear this bold ensemble. My jean jacket really dressed down my obviously super nice striped bandage skirt I bought from Target. Also, what was with my bow headband? Was I five?
I can't examine my high school style without taking a long look at the phenomenon that was chino shorts. This is where my style went from #hipster to #preppy and I couldn't keep my money in my wallet when walking through the doors of J. Crew. If you didn't have a colorful pair of chinos, you were not socially acceptable.
I call this next one my "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" post. My tan and heavy eye makeup were thanks to my obsession with the show, as was my overly apparent cleavage. Whatever gets the likes, amirite??
Mint was all the rage before my senior year of high school, and apparently so was wearing shorts two sizes too small. The cleavage was still coming in strong, as was Cam's new pair of #hipster nerd glasses.
This next one was my hobo look and sure evidence that I was rocking the big tee trend before it even came popular. Please take a moment to appreciate my mint colored chevron phone case.
Queue leggings under shorts, part two. This pose equals obvious evidence I should have pursued a career in modeling.
Not to be outdone, I wore this sequined bandage skirt (duh) on Fancy Friday. Mint bauble necklace also intact.
The moment I became a flat lay queen. I see you eyeing my graphic tee. Are you jealous? (Real talk, I got more likes on this photo than any others before it. I was destined to become a style star.)
Too hot to handle in this next one. Valeri, if you're reading this please know -- I am still obsessed with this pair of your shorts. I also credit you with the ability to never stop inspiring me to live my most bohemian life.
Started from the bottom now I'm here. (And thank God, because the bottom is a scary place and I never want to wear chevrons or bottom eyeliner ever again.)
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