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.
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: ????