Do you know what a smize is? Apparently it’s smiling with your eyes and according to WikiHow there are a number of steps on how to achieve the smize.
The smize has been on my mind lately since I saw this article from Refinery 29 on “How To Look Gorgeous In Pictures”. When I was younger I was never comfortable taking pictures as I hating posing and smiling. I was told by many that I kind of had a “Mona Lisa” thing going on since I never gave a full out smile. Since I’ve gotten older I don’t take myself as seriously and smiling for the camera has been more comfortable. But now I find out that the “Mona Lisa” that I had seemed to perfect I can’t do anymore LOL!
Oh well, c’est la vie!
Here is my attempt at my smize while in one of my go to cozy outfits this season:
Top: LOFT Ruffle Front Tank XXSP (see my review on FitReview)
Cardigan: LOFT XXSP
Bracelets: T+J Designs (Braided Cuff, linked bracelets sold out but close up here)
LOL! That picture above is ridiculous! I feel silly just looking at it 😛
Here’s a more normal picture of me.
My kitten Baxter decided to jump into the picture too!
I’m throwing in another silly picture of me trying to smize for your amusement but also because Baxter’s reaction was really funny to the camera’s self timer countdown noise 😛
What do you guys think of the smize? I may still try and “perfect” it so if you see me looking awkwardly in future photos you’ll know why LOL!
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