Performancing Metrics


Style Reboot

I'll admit, I haven't donned a lot of blog-worthy outfits lately, hence the limited blogging the past few weeks. I was running for elected office in my town, so I've been wearing an extensive wardrobe of black, gray and navy suits. But now the election is over (to positive results!) and I can commence blogging again.

It's funny what a few weeks off the style radar can do. While in my neutral suits, I found myself searching for ways to let my personality shine through, whether it was with my words, my behavior, or the hint of a fun bracelet underneath a long sleeve. I didn't think about getting dressed in the morning, I didn't read any fashion magazines, I didn't look at any blogs...and when I came back to them I was surprised at how...similar and uninspiring it all seemed. Everywhere were kitten heels and faded denim jackets - some modern-chic-80's-trend illustrated on every page, with every click. And I started to understand what my friend and fellow blogger Sami was talking about when she claimed "everybody wants to be Alexa Chung...everybody wants to be Kate Moss..."

While this might sound depressing, it actually felt like freedom - these past few weeks have been a fashion reboot. I'm not saying I'm going to start wearing intensely wacky outfits, or that I'm never going to look at the runway trends; I just feel re-invigorated, style-wise. It's all fun again! Which, when you think about it, is how fashion should be.

So I'll be back to blogging - I'm going to try posting on Mondays and Thursdays for awhile to see how that works with my new schedule...and of course, my readers. Let me know what you think!

DRESS: Forever 21 SHIRT: Target BELT: doo.ri for Macy's (came with a dress) BLACK & GOLD BRACELETS: H&M LEOPARD BRACELET & HOOP EARRINGS: The Fashion Truck WATCH: Michael Kors BAG: Diane von Furstenberg by H. Stern HAT & SANDALS: ????


  1. It is great to see you back blogging :) Can´t wait to see more outfits from you :

  2. I've definitely missed you here in the blogging world, but totally understand that sometimes a break is necessary. I can't wait to see what you have in store :)

  3. if I had your closet, life would be something! I love those colors and the whole outfit!

  4. Cute look! loving the layering of accessories and the fedora is a perfect topper!

  5. I like what you said here. It can be really exhausting to see the same neon, pattern mixing, arm parties, etc being done by every blogger out there. Sometimes it's really helpful to just tune out and do what inspires you. I love this outfit and all the cute details!


    1. It really made me appreciate the local group of Boston fashion bloggers even more than I previously did (which was a lot). We have some bloggers with really unique style - not the same thing I see on every blog. Some are pretty/feminine, some are classic chic, some are edgy and some...well, they just dress to their own tune (to great effect!). I don't know how unique my style perspective is - I'm just a woman who has to get dressed to go to work every day (and likes to have a little fun with it). But it's nice to look at trends and styles with fresh eyes!

  6. Cheers to this style reboot, and welcome back!! Missed you!

  7. So happy you're back to posting! It's interesting how taking a step back from something really allows you to see it differently. Looking forward to seeing your refreshed (and always refreshing) take on style.

  8. Anonymous5/17/2012

    I've missed you, girl! Congrats on your election results :)


  9. I love that belt and your blog. thanks for sharing.



  10. I love that belt- gorgeous!

  11. Aw, you're the sweetest! Thank you to referring to my blog rant =) I wish I could be more positive, but I honestly feel so bored sometimes-like we are swimming in a sea of monogram/ombre hair/ and cambridge satchels! Ha! Glad we are friends, love your style-- it's always inspiring =)


  12. Anonymous5/21/2012

    Wow! Congrats on being an elected oficial. I love this outfit and glad the "boring suit phase" is over. Good to hear you let your personality peek through in little ways.

  13. I am in love with this outfit - the maxi skirt, denim top and especially that belt! PS - Elected official?? Congrats!