Thursday, 23 June 2016

10 Embarrassing Photos From My Childhood

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Why I thought this post would ever be a good idea, I have no clue! I was looking back through lots of old photos the other day and I came across this folder entitled 'MOI' which if you ask me just spells trouble! Inside it was filled with lots of photos that should have been deleted years ago! However, instead of disregarding these gems from the past, I thought I would share some of them with you instead!

We all make mistakes. (In the case of some people aka. myself, a lot of mistakes) But this is okay, it's all part of growing up. If we never made mistakes how would we ever learn? We wouldn't, simple as that! I think lots of people have misconceptions about bloggers, leading perfect lives with their sophisticated flatlays and not a hair out of place. This isn't always the case! In fact, for most bloggers, including myself, we have grown up leading normal lives, making normal pre-teen mistakes, writing from the comfortable of our usually messy, poster filled bedrooms as we go along. 

So to celebrate making mistakes as a pre-teen, I am going to take you on a journey with me of badly cut hair, spotty skin, bad fashion choices and awkward poses in 10 embarrassing photos from my childhood! Enjoy!




#1 The let's stand in front of some posters and take some pictures photo
Seriously Nicole? What was going through your head when you took this photo? You thought ' I know what will make a great photo! If I stand in front of my door with some Little Mix Posters and take a really awkward selfie' I was probably around 11/ 12  years old here (I don't dare say I was older! haha) I went through an obsession, like most teenage girls do, of sticking posters from magazines to any wall space they can find in their bedroom and pretending you were such a fan! For the record, I don't actually really like Little Mix anymore. Also, that hair! That hair, though! 


#2 The let's write a really meaningful quote across my face while in my pyjamas photo
You may be thinking, aw Nicole at least you have always been a Harry Potter fan and you have chosen a really good quote! Well actually, I only really got into Harry Potter last year, so when this photo was taken and edited, I had no idea it was from Harry Potter. I probably just found it on Tumblr or something and thought it sounded deep- I am sorry Dumbledore and hardcore HP fans! You may also be wondering about what on earth I am wearing, well yes, that is a Pyjama top and yes I probably was bored one evening and took this photo and then proceeded to edit it on my LG cookie snap whatever phone! oh, the life of a 12-year-old!


#3 The let's point to my obnoxiously loud American flag leggings because it's not like people haven't noticed them already or anything?
I am really ashamed to admit that I ever owned these leggings and yes I did wear them out of the house! In fact, I wore them a lot, so much so that they became very worn! Why I thought it would be a great idea to take a photo of myself pointing to them and then edit the text 'YOLO' and ' Be yourself' on there was a good idea, like the leggings weren't cringey enough apparently! Also with that top? Like what? You can tell at this stage in my life I really didn't care about what other people thought of me and didn't really have a clue about fashion (I still don't) I mean if that haircut is anything to go by, I am sure you would agree!


#4 The I have no idea what fashion is or what a hair brush is photo
Okay, I am actually slightly younger when this photo was taken, probably in year six, so you can kind of let me off the hook! But seriously, though what on earth is that hair? I mean I know I can't get rid of the tragic cut but you could have at least put a comb through it, Nicole, that would be a great start! This photo was also taken during a stage of my life when I was happy to wear tracksuits all day long. But oh no, not just grey/black tracksuits- PINK TRACKSUITS! Seriously? I swear my mum bought these for a PGL trip and I just carried on wearing them when I got home? Side note; check me out playing my DS and Guitar Hero- who remembers Guitar Hero? Such a classic game!  


#5 The just why photo??????
I really don't have any words for this photo! I look like a hot, sticky, sweaty mess! I took this photo at the most awkward angle as well. I swear this was before selfies were even like a big thing or just starting to become popular. For some reason, as a pre-teen I felt the need to edit every photo, but you could tell that I had run out of inspirational quotes, so I just wrote 'Smile: It's ur best feature' I mean I can't even spell properly, which is a great start but to add to this, the irony is I am not even smiling in this photo?!?! WELL DONE NICOLE! Seriously well done! Also, who can spot that awful Pyjama top again?


#6 The first of many, let's hold up a book and take a picture photo
Apparently, this is something I noticed I did a lot when I was going back through all my old photos! It's obviously a hot day and I am out in the garden, I am probably bored and as I didn't have a super amazing iPhone when I was a kid, so we made our own entertainment! I am very aware I sound so old! Why I decided to take this photo, however, baffles me! Also, do you like my really fit England baseball cap? I always had a great sense of fashion don't you think? Please, can we ignore the fact, I also have curtains in this photo, my fringe will always hate me! 


#7 The I've raided Claire's accessories photo
I went through a massive stage when I was like in year eight of wearing a tonne of bracelets and necklaces. I think I have eight pieces of jewellery on in this photo, a bit excessive don't you think? Do you remember Jesus bracelets being a such a cool thing, everyone needed to have one? Please tell me you do! As you can see I am sporting a couple in this photo, looking fine may I add! What makes me laugh about this photo is my pose! What's the problem Nicole? Why are we making funny hand gestures with our arms Nicole? Why have you got so many questions, Nicole? HA! At least my hair looks like I have actually put a brush through it this time and can I just add, my skin is looking great in this photo, especially as I am not wearing makeup or anything! 


#8 The I'm so cool, I probably put this on Facebook because I thought it was so funny photo
In fact, it's not funny at all Nicole, it's just CRINGE! I don't know who thought this photo would be a good idea, I look gross plus I also think those glasses aren't even sunglasses, they are glasses you get when you see a 3D film at the cinema! Wow, Nicole! Also, look at the state of my room! That honestly makes me feel sick looking at it because I could never have my floor looking like today, I would go mad! At least, I have my Jacqueline Wilson poster up on my wall- I was madly obsessed with anything Jacqueline Wilson so it doesn't surprise me I had a huge poster on my wall! 


#9 Another let's take a photo of me holding a book, but this time in bed photo
Why? Why? Why? I also know for a fact, I never finished this book! These classics really bored me so I gave up after a few chapters! At least, I got to make full use of my bookmark I picked up at the National art gallery! Which probably cost me like £4 or something ridiculous like that! WOOO! I'm actually in bed in my nightdress, I just find this so strange I thought it would be a great time to take a photo! Like who on earth would think it would be a great time to take a photo? Apparently me! 


#10 The let's pretend to have seen something scary and take a picture when in actual fact I just look like an idiot photo!
Me and my best friend, in year seven, used to go out on trips in the afternoons at the weekend to the woods and parks near my house and basically act like fools for the whole thing, taking photos and videos of us doing dumb stuff. This is just one of many photos of myself, looking like a complete dingbat! Why oh why I thought this would make a great photo, I have no idea but I took it anyway! Sporting a hoodie, as per usual Nicole- well done! I was probably wearing something really tragic on my bottom half as well, thinking that I was really cool!

Now I want to dig myself a hole, bury myself in it and never come out ever again! 

Jokes aside, this was actually a really fun post to write. Despite it being super cringey and embarrassing and now you have all seen how tragic my hair and fashion sense was when I was a pre-teen, looking back at my old photos has helped me realise how happy and carefree I was when I was younger, something I wish I could be now.

Would you ever share embarrassing photos from your childhood? What fashion/ style mistakes did you make when you were younger? Please reassure me in the comments below, it's not just me who has made all these tragic mistakes!

Thanks for reading, as always x 
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  1. I love this post, I have so many embarrassing photos :D You're braver than I for sharing them :) x

    Holly ∣ Closingwinter

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    1. haha! I do question why I did this post sometimes! Thank you x

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  2. I love this post so much, it had me chuckling the whole way through hahahah! I dread to think what I would come up with if I went back through my old photos, but I think the NHS glasses and wonky plaits make numerous appearances

    Steph - www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

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  3. This is a fabulous post! :) It's nice to know that other people have a load of embarassing childhood photos! Reading your post was nostalgic, it got me thinking about things I used to do when I was a pre-teen. I went on a PGL trip in year 6 and it was really fun! I also had abit of an obsession with Claire's Accessories bracelets haha I'd love to do a post like this some day :)

    www.raiin-monkey.blogspot.com

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    1. haha! aw I am glad it got you thinking about your childhood! I would love to see you do a post like this x

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  4. This is such a brilliant post!! Thankyou for sharing these. So personal but so real. I know my childhood snaps are much more embarrassing than these!

    Katie // wordsbykatie.com

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    1. aw thank you! I am sure they are not!

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  5. This post is hilarious! We all have these kind of photos, I'm glad I deleted mine!
    Rachel // Rachel Ellen

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    1. Thank you! aw I would never delete mine, they are part of my childhood :)

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  6. I love this post. I too did the thing where I'd paste really meaningful quotes across a photo of myself, hahaha. This was so fun to see, and brave of you to post! And you're right, even though we were all weird as kids, that kind of shamelessly-being-yourself is admirable and not always attainable as we grow up. :) Love your blog!
    Julia || Julia in Bluhm

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    1. aw thank you so much! I am glad I wasn't the only weird kid who edited quotes across my face :) xx

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  7. Hahaha I could honestly relate to everything!! From the nintendo to the quotes I was exactly the same. Although I guess I’m kind of glad we all go through that stage so now we can have a good laugh when looking back at these photos

    Hannah xx
    lifeissweet.co.nz

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    1. Definitely! It's all part of growing up x

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  8. This was so funny to read Nicole aw haha! I used to be very much the same! My brother has this old iPod Touch and I would take embarassing selfies all day and even do video diaries when we were on holiday, documenting my whole life as if I was a celebrity or something paha ;D I'm pretty sure I did the let's pose with a book thing too xD

    helloimeve.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. haha! I also did the whole video thing as well but I don't think I could ever share them because they are too bad! xx

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  9. Aw bless you don't worry I have million of embarrassing that are just plain painful to look at. Great post lovely!

    Ella xx
    www.inellaselement.co.uk

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    1. aw I am sure they are not! Thank you x

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  10. Oh my god I used to have those American flag leggings, hahahahaha! I love looking back through old photos, being cringey and embarrassing is the best way to be in life I think, its waayyyy more fun;)!
    Cloe X http://clxelouise.blogspot.com

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    1. haha! I agree! I was so happy in these photos, I don't care if they were embarrassing! :)

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  11. Haha great post! I have more than a few of these photos myself - when I was 13-16 it was the golden age of Myspace and selfies were becoming a thing (but we didnt call them selfies then - they were "myspace shots" and ALWAYS taken from a high angle). I should go and dig some up haha.

    x Jessi
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    1. haha! Oh I am a bit too young for myspace, so I would love to see them! I bet they are funny! :)

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  12. This was so fun to read, I think 11 year old Laura used to edit every single picture! x
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  13. Aw, I loved this! I used to make so many collages when I was younger and add song lyrics across them - haha!

    xox

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    1. haha! I am so glad I am not the only one! xx

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  14. Aww! I used to put "deep" quotes on pics of me too, haha. Good to know I'm not the only one ;)

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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    1. haha, you are definitely not! I think we all did at some point!

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  15. I have so many embarrassing photos as well, kids these days can edit photos so much when we were little you just took it maybe added a bit of text and that was it, even if it was super cringy. Love this post!

    Sophie xx

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    1. aw thank you! I know kids today won't have any embarrassing photos to look back on :) xx

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