Are we getting a bit fucking Disney?

It’s come to my attention that being ‘bad’ isn’t seen as a good thing. When Teresa May gave that cringe worthy interview where she told a reporter the ‘naughtiest’ thing she’d ever done was run through a field of wheat I realised how out of touch with reality she was. It’s no longer just politicians who are forced to present a perfect facade free from blemish and scandal – more and more pressure is being placed on influencers and bloggers. Firstly the expectation of have a perfectly instagrammable life and secondly an endless wardrobe. I’ve given up on both – this mlm off the shoulder dress was an investment I made last summer and I have no shame in carting it out again!

mlm off shoulder dress

I love the beauty and polish of Instagram feeds and YouTube videos but there’s a part of me that wants to see something a little bit more real. There are lots of people who have grown quicker than they could imagine – who are now under a tremendous amount of pressure to watch their language, not to drink, not to be unhappy. To be perfect – to be a real life Disney film of brunches, white sand beaches and millionaires properties.

mlm off shoulder dress
mlm off shoulder dress

Ah such a hypocrite I am! I remark on the lack of ‘reality’ and the pressure to ‘go Disney’ yet I share these pretty pictures. The reality is these were taken in the scorching heat whilst a cloud was covering the sun, I was irritable – sweating like a *insert priest joke here* and in agony from where I had just dislocated my knee. Is it possible to reach a balance between what images I want to take, images you will engage with and a dose of reality?

(See I told you it was oldie! Last time I wore this on here)

mlm off shoulder dress
mlm off shoulder dress


  1. June 26, 2017 / 9:00 am

    Your photos are gorgeous <3

    • Lisette @ Spoke + Co
      June 26, 2017 / 9:05 am

      thank you so much – thankfully I have a very talented bf 🙂 xx

  2. June 26, 2017 / 10:17 pm

    Love these photos. It’s really hard to balance; I am the same I want to show more real life but at the same time I don’t want to look awful on the internet!
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