May 20, 2013

I Might Have to Get These Sneaks...

...during my imposed medical leave of absence of regular, pretty, fun shoes.


May 15, 2013

Trying To Make it Work




So, a dress with sneakers is totally ok, right? Right? It doesn't look like a typical DC commuter who has her heels under her desk or flats in her purse? Totally hip and of the moment, right? I'll just keep reading posts like this one from Refinery 29 to convince myself that I am actually just being trendy and not frumpy.

A black dress is a great canvas to work with. I tried to play with the neon blue sneakers by echoing it with the color in that scarf, which also has some great neon colors in it, and with the neon yellow belt (a color that I've gotten quite attached to lately - maybe it has something to do with having to wear neon blue shoes?).

Dress - Banana Republic
Jacket - Gap
Scarf - Madewell
Belt - J.Crew
Shoes Sneakers - Gift 

April 29, 2013

Necessity is the Mother of Inspiration...Or Something Like That



A few months ago I was running, took a wrong step, and caused a whole host of old and new problems to flare up in my right ankle, which has resulted in multiple doctor visits, physical therapy, and an MRI. And the result of the last visit was the revelation that I actually had a stress fracture in my right ankle - which actually I was happy to know that I had a legitimate problem with my ankle, instead of it just being nothing, because it makes all of this "taking care of myself" nonsense worth it.

BUT part of the diagnosis requires the wearing of an ankle brace and sneakers for the next three weeks. Which is better than being put in a boot, which I talked the doctor out of, but still - its kind of a sartorial nightmare. Especially when I have been on hiatus for a while - to now be limited in this way - SUPER annoying.

So be prepared to see these bright blue sneaks for a while. It is a pain in the neck (or ankle) to try to come up with outfits around them, but you got to do what you've got to do when you are trying to take care of yourself. Even if that means wearing an ankle brace and sneakers.

Dress - Loft
Shirt - Madewell
Sneakers - Nike (gift)
Necklace - JessLC
Ankle Brace - Town Center Orthopedics

April 18, 2013

Bad Style Blogger

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It's been many months since I've visited this space. And to be perfectly honest, I have felt divided about it. I have missed this space - mainly the community around it - but for a whole host of reasons, I needed to take a step back.

But my creative muscles have been missing this too much, so here I am, and hope to be back to regularly scheduled posting. I hope you'll enjoy these next steps along this creative journey!

June 13, 2012

I Forgot That Sometimes I Like My Outfits

If you haven't noticed, I have not really been posting regularly. There is reasoning behind it - mainly, I just haven't felt lately that my outfits are really "cool" enough to post up on the interwebs. At some point in this whole process I somehow experienced both a loss of confidence in my own style/appearance coupled with laziness and thus have wondered why to keep on posting pictures of myself on a daily basis. What's the point? And if there's no point, then why try to keep this experiment going?

I am still working on the answers to these questions. But while I haven't been posting regularly, I have been continuing on with taking pictures of outfits. And today as I was looking back through some of my old ones, I realized that I actually like some of my outfits. That though I may wish my hair was longer or wish I was a few pounds lighter or any number of things, I like this outfit. It's way too colorful for my small town, but it's me. And that's all that I ever want to be.

Cardigan, Jeans - Gap
Top, Belt - J.Crew
Scarf - Madewell
Shoes - LuckyBrand via TJ Maxx
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