I am not, nor have I ever been a big fan of reality television.
I think by now we all know that “reality” TV is edited so much there may not be much reality left to it once it airs.
We see what the network wants us to see in shows like Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
Sometimes that is unfair to those in the show too.
A Kardashian I Am Not
When I started Fashion Beyond Forty I wanted to reach the “every woman”.
At five foot three, I am no model. I also weighed a good thirty pounds more than I do now when I first started this blog.
It was never my intention to have perfect photos, perfect makeup, or feature runway fashion.
My typical makeup routine takes all of five minutes.
If I were a Kardashian I am sure I would spend a lot more time on makeup and beauty.
For that matter I am sure, at least for the show, they have their own makeup artists.
I do enjoy trying new brands, I love getting extra made up when I go out and know a lot about what’s out there.
It’s just that my real day to day life is more basic.
I feel that is the way most of us are.
Sure over time I have learned more about how to take good photos for my blog.
That’s a great thing as I want you to be able to clearly see the fashions and other things I write about.
I feature clothing we all can wear.
Be that to work, on a night out with friends, date night, and every day wear.
As for not being a Kardashian…
I have plenty of drama in my life that’s for sure.
If you ask me, my family is just as crazy and entertaining.
I can’t tell you how many times someone in my family or I say we need our own reality show.
Many families feel this way as I have heard my own friends and their families say it too.
Now a person does not have to actually watch a reality show to know what’s going on in them.
If you spend as much time on social media as I do for blogging, you are bound to see plenty.
The truth of the matter is we may be more like the Kardashians than we think.
Maybe more than we would like to think.
Personal struggles, addiction issues, mental-emotional issues, insecurities, weight problems, family matters, blended families, and so on.
If you see a Prada anything on my blog it’s because I found it second hand or on massive discount.
I like to keep things here on Fashion Beyond Forty obtainable and reasonable.
That means something different for everybody!
For some, that means shopping for clothing on Amazon.
For others, it means spending $400 on one core piece for their wardrobe.
Some people prefer a minimalist wardrobe of higher priced, high-quality items that will last for a decade or more.
Pieces that can easily interchange with other items they own.
Some people like to have more of a selection, therefore, spend less per item.
And some of my readers can buy as much as they want of anything.
We all come from different walks of life.
What you will see here on Fashion Beyond Forty, however, is a nice mixture of the above.
You will also always see me being me.
I do not attempt to be perfect.
Proudly I am an open book.
I let you know who I am within my articles and what’s going on with my family.
Yet, never do I live in the drama.
What I mean by that is I find every situation, every life experience to be learning experiences.
Fulfilling life experiences that later can be teaching experiences for others.
Sometimes I wonder how helpful reality TV is for others.
I bet the Kardashians have helped many people with their show even if through it they do live in their drama.
When I came up with the concept of this article, when I sat down to write it I had something else in mind.
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As are all of us in some way or another.
Are You Like A Kardashian?
The Kardashians are not perfect.
They have some major struggles in life.
Showing us their imperfections.
I surely do not mind showing you my own inadequacies.
This is what makes them so relatable.
Even though I personally feel every single one of them are absolutely gorgeous!
Even when one of them gains some extra weight.
Each of you are too ladies!
Gorgeous, powerful, strong, capable women!
That is the main thing I want to express to each of you who reads this blog.
Sure I love to show you the latest fashions, talk about skincare, our pets, yummy food, and so on.
Everything I blog about is important or of interest to all of us midlife women.
However, if I can only impart one thing to everyone who stumbles upon my blog…
If I could only write on one topic for the rest of my life…
It would be things that empower all of you.
In a way, even shows like The Kardashians can do that.
Maybe I should watch more often.
Maybe we are all Kardashians.
What do you think?
Do you watch the Kardashians or other reality TV?
If so, which if the ladies do you most relate to?
What do you feel when you watch these shows?