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The One with the “Chatty” November Instagram Recap {Week One}

Hello! This is my first Instagram post for the month of November. I am a little behind on, well, everything, but I suppose that’s just how life goes. I so wish I had more time to devote to the blog!

You may have noticed that I changed the title of these posts to include the “chatty” aspect of them. These posts are intended to pull double-duty between showcasing my photos of the week as well as being able to chat about anything I want, non-product related!! I titled it “chatty” after the many YouTube videos that use the same format but in video form.

I really haven’t had an eventful November so far. The reason I’ve been so busy is simply because of work, and I had a couple of after-school obligations for my son, as well. I don’t have a lot to talk about but there is something I kind of wanted to rant about so here goes…

The other night at work, a co-worker of mine pointed out a female customer with pale skin and said something along the lines of, “She needs to get some sun. I think she would glow in the dark.” Now, I’m not one to be confrontational and I just want to get along with everyone so I said in the nicest way that I could, “that was a rude comment.”

I really wasn’t impressed. I don’t like when people make comments about other people’s appearances unless it’s positive. I just think there is so much insecurity in this world, especially for women, because of mean things being said. I know a girl who was always very hurt when men at my old job enjoyed teasing her about having pale skin.

I don’t know why it’s considered a “bad” thing to be fair skinned. If anything, kudos to that person for using sunscreen, staying out of the sun, taking care of their skin, etc. It reminds me of when people say someone is too skinny. Some people think it’s acceptable for some reason.

I just had to rant a little about this because it’s very bothersome. I know there are worse things that could be said about someone’s appearance (ugly, fat, racist comments, etc.) but I think no matter what, people need to be more respectful. I’m happy I didn’t just nervously laugh or say nothing. Having bad anxiety, you can imagine how hard it was to say something! I hope next time he will keep his rude thoughts to himself.

Anyway, let’s look at the first week of November’s Instagram photos!

November Instagram Challenges:

This was a tag on Instagram I did:


Thanks for reading/looking and I hope I can get some blog photos done soon, particularly my empties from October! It’s been a constant battle with the sun! XD

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18 thoughts on “The One with the “Chatty” November Instagram Recap {Week One}”

  1. Well done for standing up for her! It really upsets me now when people make horrible comments about others. Before it didn’t really bother me but since I’ve seen the effects that comments like these have, I’ve become more sensitive to it!

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    1. I should have clarified it was a man! I really can’t stand when people make rude comments about people’s opinions. I think the older we get, the more we learn about what is hurtful but unfortunately, some people did not get the memo!!

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  2. I find it really weird when people out of the blue needs to point other peoples “flaws”. Like why do you feel the need to do so? :/ But I also think sometimes we say things without thinking twice, and how some people actually get offended or hurt by an innocent comment.


    1. Yeah there’s really no reason to point out other people’s flaws! I know some comments are intended innocently and I’m really not one to be offended easily at all, but when it comes to people’s appearance, I don’t accept it!

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  3. Good for you for saying something!! I’ve been told way too many times that I’m too skinny and need to eat a cheeseburger. Or on the opposite spectrum when I have a giant meal and get told that I need to watch out because someday it will catch up to me. Thanks people. I’m going to try my best to enjoy my double cheeseburger now.


  4. I’m trying to get caught up on your posts right now. I love your flatlays, as always!

    I don’t understand why pale skin is a bad thing in Western society. In Asian countries, women try to make their skin pale the way we try to make our skin tan. But I digress – why can’t we just be happy with whatever skin tone we have and not try to make everyone look the same? I also agree with the whole skinny thing. If a woman is skinny, she “needs to eat a burger”; if she’s not society’s vision of what skinny is, she “needs to lay off the burgers”. How about we just leave women’s appearances alone? /rantover I’m glad you stuck up for her though!


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