Candid Shots Part 2 & Link up

July 26, 2016


I thought it would be fun to share with you another few candid shots of me (see last blog post on this topic here) as it is something I find amusing on the blog pages of other bloggers and because it highlights the imperfections of bloggers when all else seems perfect (in blog land) so here we go:

Before we get into the candid photos I must make a quick comment about my clothes and that is I wear a TON of blue, with neutral tones. Funny how I can see that now with this collection of photos in front of me and it makes sense too as wearing blue makes me feel confident.

Can you pick out which photo and color stands out like a pink thumb?

Ready for some fun: First one to tell me the correct answer from the question above gets featured first next Tuesday (that links up of course, enjoy the link up below and link up as many posts as you like). Ready set GO!!!! Show me your answers as I kind of gave you a clue!!!


Doing a giveaway for jewelry so the bracelet has to be seen…let me pull up the sleeve a!


Testing out my hair commercial flip.


Wind-win situation


So you want me to attempt to stand on one foot with my eyes closed?!?


I AM a rockstar.


The ballerina in me as a child was trying to make a come back! HAHA


Just wait your going to get it.



NOW FOR THE KICKER…the photo that always brightens my day and makes me laugh til I cry:



No Joke that day was super windy and it was hard to keep a straight face and my hair down. BAHHAHA!

Have you posted your candid blogging shots on the blog before?

Now for “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” link up

Rachel of Garay Treasures blog:



Rachel is a former full time preschool special education teacher turned full time stay-at- home mom of four children with a passion for substitute teaching and blogging at Garay Treasures on the side. Garay Treasures is a fashion and lifestyle blog with some added posts on faith and everyday treasures. Rachel loves drinking several cups of coffee a day (hot or iced), blogging, and reading and playing with her children. You can follow Rachel by bloglovin, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest.

Meet your Co-Host Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style:


My name is Nancy and I am a Dutch fashionblogger. I post twice a week and every Friday I host the Fancy Friday linkup. Fashion is my passion, from childhood!, and it is great to be able to talk with peers about style, trends and clothing. I get inspired by other bloggers ( I used to wear mostly black) and feel much more confidend about the way I dress!  Love to see you and get to know your blog!

You can follow Nancy by the following ways: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google +



Now on to the Featured 5 from last week:
Ada looks fantastic in a dressed up bohemian look. I love how Ada dresses up what we typically think of casual wear but she nailed it here.
In love with Megan’s style (and mules) here.
drop shoulder 033
Rosemary looks stunning in her trend on trend pieces. Check out that cut baby bump too. See post here.
DIY Pencil Holders
This simple DIY Pencil Holder project from Jill is just the cutest (not to mention easiest). Check it out here.
Scarf around the neck, mustard yellow, flares and blue, this is truly the happiest combination. See look here.

Now it is your turn, please follow the rules below and enjoy!

1). Please link up recent posts and include the link up button or post this URL link back on your blog. The posts can be about fashion, DIY projects, recipes, inspiration, tips, etc. *If you link up other link ups or giveaways please be sure you share this link up on your link up post to share the blog love and I will be sure to link up to yours. Also please follow me in the below social medias and let me know how you are following and I will follow back. Thank you!

2). Please follow your host: Rachel of Garay Treasures either by Bloglovin, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter or all. Comment below and let me know how you are following so I can follow back.

3). Stop by and check out the other bloggers who have linked up and be inspired.

4). Have fun! Comment below if you have any questions! Thanks for linking

To link up it would be great if you linked my button to your post that you link up. Get button code below:

Garay Treasures



Linking up with: Turning Heads Tuesday Lisa, Melissa, Style Me Wednesday, Trendy Wednesday, Sandyalamode, Confident Twosday, Pumps and Push-ups, Thursday Fashion Files, Whitney, Grace, Trend-Spin,Leelo, Michelle, The Mummy Chronicles, Alice, Spotlight Weekly, Top of the World Style, Two Peas in a Blog (Tuesdays), Style Elixir (Tuesdays), The Style Files (Fridays), Elegantly Fashionable, Jaymie, Lauren, Carylee, Rachelle, Cappaccino and Fashion, Book of Leisure, Monica, Carrie, Style Me Weekly, Forage Fashion, Myriad Musings, Jennie, Molly, Cherie, Not dead Yet Style, Clairejustinexoxo, Wednesday Wearables, Fashionably Employed, Posh Classy Mom, Sheela Writes, Daily Style Finds, The Mix (Thursdays)

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  • Happiness at Mid Life July 26, 2016 at 12:43 am

    I always enjoy your out take photos!

    Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  • Anna Shirley July 26, 2016 at 12:43 am

    I love blue color too. I totally understand that. It is the best color. o)


  • Ingrid @ Fabulous and Fun Life July 26, 2016 at 1:23 am

    Thanks for hosting this link up. I love visiting it even when I have nothing to link up myself, but luckily today I’ve got a fashion post to add to the wonderful selection of linked posts always located here!

    Ingrid x

  • Katie D (Hello Katie Girl) July 26, 2016 at 3:16 am

    Great candid shots and captions! I seriously need to do this sometime. The last time my husband and I took photos for my blog a truck was coming down the alley, so the last photo is me pointing with a worried expression on my face! Thanks for hosting and have a fantastic week!


  • Sheree July 26, 2016 at 3:33 am

    I love candid shots, shows a lot of fun personality about a blogger. That last one made me laugh so hard…lol!!

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

  • Kristina July 26, 2016 at 5:11 am

    Thank you so much for featuring me!! Your photos are hilarious, so so funny 😀
    ♡ Kristina

  • Rachel July 26, 2016 at 5:29 am

    Beautiful post!

  • Osy osehie July 26, 2016 at 6:47 am

    It is the “thinking” picture as that features the beautiful PINK dress with the pretty scarf(one of my favorite looks on your blog) – colors that are different from the usual blue and neutral. Interestingly enough, that face is a standard for most bloggers – no smile, just a straight thinking-like pose. I don’t know how they do it lol.
    The last pic is absolutely hilarious but my favorite is the rockstar. Thanks for hosting Rachel 🙂

  • Shelbee on the Edge July 26, 2016 at 6:53 am

    What a fun post, Rachel! And yes, I did just share some silly candid photos myself last week and I will link up the post here! Have a fabulous day!


  • Becky - bybmg July 26, 2016 at 7:09 am

    So funny that you keep these photos. I’m always like delete delete! Isn’t it funny how you stick with mostly the same colors?

  • Kathrine Eldridge July 26, 2016 at 7:14 am

    Love all these candids! I adore all the looks as well chic lady! Thanks for the link up.

  • Marta July 26, 2016 at 7:29 am

    Such a fun post, these are so cute! Thanks for hosting!

  • Red Tag Chic Los Angeles July 26, 2016 at 8:00 am

    What fun pics!

    I can’t wait for you to see what I’m wearing this week at the blog – come check it out and lemme know what you think!

    Happy Tuesday!


  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom July 26, 2016 at 8:10 am

    Hmm! This is hard, because all of the photos have blue in them. Maybe the one with the pink dress, but the scarf has some blue tones in it. 🙂 I am overthinking this! That photo where your hair is everywhere is hilarious- must have been a windy day! Super windy days and overly sunny ones are the worst days for blog photos IMHO! Rainy ones, too, but I don’t even try on those days!


  • Sarah @ Bows & Clothes July 26, 2016 at 8:34 am

    I think the odd one out is the second to last one of you in the pink dress. Thanks for the link up, and I love these fun canddid shots!

    Join my link up here:


  • jodie filogomo July 26, 2016 at 8:59 am

    Ok…so maybe the pink stands out, but I think it looks great on you!
    The wind can play such havoc with out hair—what’s a girl to do except laugh!!??

  • Shauna July 26, 2016 at 9:12 am

    These always make me laugh, because we ALL have a collection of these types of pics! The one with your hair in your face is my fave too, it’s a good look 🙂


  • Shea July 26, 2016 at 9:12 am

    I know I’m not the first one, but the pink dress look stands out to me. I really do love it though 🙂 Love seeing these candid shots–and yes that last one with the hair is the best! I need to do one of these, they’re always so fun to read!

  • Amy Arnold July 26, 2016 at 9:23 am

    You look cute even in these candid shots! I swear, I have so many photos where I just look like a fool.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • amy July 26, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Too funny! No, I’ve never done a candid shot post but I have made fun of some of my own photos before!

  • Ada July 26, 2016 at 9:40 am

    I have been meaning to do a post like this for a while now. I will one day. Thanks for the inspiration. I think the photos that stand out to me are the one where you are wearing pink and the one where your entire face is covered with your hair (your favorite). Thank you so much for featuring my head to toe dressy bohemian cream look. I truly love that outfit too. It was such a sweet surprise to see here, this morning!

    P.S. I will e-mail you a little later, friend.

  • Jennie July 26, 2016 at 10:04 am

    These are always such fun posts to see. I may have to try one myself sometime. 🙂 For awhile there it seemed the wind was going to win in every one of my shoots. Thanks for the smiles, Rachel!

  • Ashley July 26, 2016 at 10:08 am

    Haha, I always laugh going through a shoot and weeding out the good shots from alllll the ones where I look absolutely insane. 🙂 This is cute post, lady!

    PS- linking up!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Megan Ballard July 26, 2016 at 10:08 am

    Thank you so much for the feature!! How fun to share all of your candid shots. xo ~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

  • Elise July 26, 2016 at 10:42 am

    Love all of these candid shots!! Even your candids are great!

    xx, Elise

  • Jess July 26, 2016 at 11:35 am

    These are so fun! Love the hair in the face and the look like you are losing your patience! I have that look too!
    Fun photos Rachael.
    Have a great day
    jess xx

  • Mallory Welch July 26, 2016 at 11:54 am

    I think you stand out in the pink “thinking” picture but in a beautifully bright and colorful way! Your candid shots are amazing. Mine usually reveal my resting b!*%& face! ?

  • Ankita Bardhan July 26, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    This is such a cool and interesting way to add all candid shots. Love it!

    Come visit us soon
    Makeup, Style and Sugar

  • Ania July 26, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    Wow!! Beautiful outfits <33 i love it 😉
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  • Laura July 26, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    I always love seeing blogger out takes! Too funny!

  • Kelsey Bang July 26, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    fun idea for a blog post! very cute!

  • Stephanie July 26, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Love the pictures!! 🙂 so much fun~ Great link up!

  • Lanae Bond July 26, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    I love that pink dress and your scarf!

  • Shannon Jenkins July 26, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Haha! I love these! That one of you laughing is so cute!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • Mica July 26, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    These are such fun photos! It’s nice to share outtakes now and then, like you said not everything has to be picture perfect. It rarely is in real life!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Kelly @birdieshoots July 26, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    These candid shots are so much fun! Thanks again for hosting, I’d love to have you join my link-up here:



  • Amanda July 27, 2016 at 12:25 am

    Candid shots are always the funnest (and funniest) to look back on! Thanks for hosting 🙂

  • Rachael Thomas July 27, 2016 at 10:39 am

    I love these candid shots, some are too funny! I do love blue on you, but the pink looks great too!

  • ruth July 27, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    Such a great post! I love the keepin’ it real posts from bloggers! I also love the coral dress you wore!

  • Emma Peach July 28, 2016 at 10:25 am

    Outtake photos always make me smile! I have some absolute howlers – maybe I’ll be brave enough to share them one day!

    Emma xxx

  • Laura July 28, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    Even in your candid’s you’re adorable:) Hope you have a had a good week!


  • Nicole July 29, 2016 at 1:17 am

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

  • Diane July 29, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    Fun!! 😀
    DeeVine Anonyme

  • Jess August 1, 2016 at 10:55 am

    Thanks for linking up with turning heads tuesday
    jess x