Thursday, September 16, 2010
With all the craziness of fashion week that was going on it was very easy to loose sight of my own style. Heck, with a blog it is very easy to loose sight of own style. Saturday morning I woke up bright and early. 6:30am to be exact. I couldn't sleep. Since Merl was snoozing away on the couch I couldn't exactly set up shop out there. I sat up in bed, with my computer on my lap and started checking out everything I usually check out online. No luck. I couldn't shut my mind off and go back to bed. A few hours of restlessness later I got up, got dressed and set out to take Lua for a walk. When I emerged from my bedroom Merl was awake. She immediately commented on my outfit.
I hadn't realized how much the pressure of having to dress impeccably was getting to me. Take all that away and I threw on what I usually wear. It was sunny out with a little chill in the air which led me to balance the shorts with a scarf and boots. And while there haven't been any pictures of me wearing this shirt on the blog I've worn it every weekend since I bought it. I took Lua for a long walk to try and calm my anxiety from the weekend. It was nice to be alone with my thoughts and be able to relax.
I didn't even plan on taking pictures that day. This outfit wasn't all lined up in my closet with the mental tag attached of "Chictopia Conference", "out for drinks with bloggers", or even "perfect for a Wednesday post". This is plainly and simply a version of what I wear when no one is looking. When I'm packing and driving away from the city for the weekend, when I'm running errands, or in this case when I'm taking Lua for a walk and a friend to brunch. Merl convinced me that we should take a few shots later in the day.
We grabbed brunch and chatted more about blogging, our frustrations over HTML, and the community. We treated ourselves to manicures and then shuffled around the neighborhood. It was all we could handle really. I think we were both feeling drained to the bone over the last few days of activity. Non stop activity. I was exhausted both mentally and physically. On top of that I had only slept three hours the night before.
Sucre Sunglasses, Madewell Scarf, Saint James Shirt, Anthropologie Shorts, Bag from DSW
Earrings from Market in Australia, Vintage Frye Boots from Old Baltimore Vintage
Photos by Merl, taken on September 11th
We rounded out the day with a nap before getting gussied up for more blogger hang out time that night.
We are trying to be these stylish ladies, but what happens when we aren't trying? Are those our best outfits? Our worst? Does relaxing and dressing in confidence come through in our style? Is simple really better than complicated? What happens to our style when no one is looking?
I heading out of the city this weekend and can hopefully refocus and restart. I'm planning another post for tomorrow, but the internet is spotty out there so I'm sorry if it doesn't happen. Just know I had every intention of having a Friday post. Talk soon! Oh and by the way there was a tornado here tonight! Pretty crazy. Who knew New York gets tornados.