In the past few days, the thought has crossed my mind that I am one of those people who dress for their blog. Before I started blogging, I had been interested in fashion and shopping, but my personal style was yawn-worthy to say the least. I never looked laughable or plain sloppy, but I wasn't one to get noticed either. I dressed to blend.
Having a style blog has really helped me get out of my comfort zone and not be afraid to experiment with fashion. I am inspired by the styles that you ladies have pulled together around me from a myriad of price and functionality points, and I strive to put together interesting but wearable ensembles to post on this blog.
Isn't it tedious to feel like I "have" to put something blog-able out almost daily? Sure, sometimes I can be less than creative when I have all of five minutes to be dressed and out the door, or sometimes I'll repeat an outfit I've posted before. Those are the days that I don't post, so no pressure. But on most days, I find it part of the fun to peruse my close and "style" myself.
So yes, more so than for the BF, or for the people at the office, or for my girlfriends, or random people out on the street, I dress for my blog. For you ladies. I may not wear what I think you would want me to all the time, but when I think outside of myself, I end up with something bolder, prettier, adventurous, more put-together. And while idealistic college Me would roll her eyes at the idea that I would base my worth on how I look, real life working Me knows that makes a difference. Looking better makes me feel better about myself.
I'm still Lisa - and love me or hate me for being me - but Lisa-in-a-flippy-skirt-and-pretty-heels walks taller and has more fun than Lisa-in-a-plain-sweater-and-sensible-shoes. I am a bolder, more colorful and confident version of myself.
What do you ladies think? Who do you like getting dressed for? If you have a blog, does it affect what you choose to wear?
Sweater: J.Crew old (worn here - sim, sim, striped)
Top: J.Crew fanfare (same print skirt, tunic)
Skirt: A/X old (worn here - sim, sim, sim)
Shoes: Sam Edelman kody (worn here - sim, flats, pricey, luxe)
Bracelets: Target pearl, J.Crew bangle, F21 stud, Old Navy enamel (sim, sim, sim, sim)
Ring: c/o JewelMint (worn here - sim, sim)
Bag: J.Crew old (worn here - sim, sim, sim, cheeky)