Where I Live

October 12, 2009

This past year, I’ve been devouring everything I can find on the web relating to fashion, clothes, designers. That includes blogs, news sites, fashion show pictures, and community chat boards. As a result, my “style” has been shifting and I’ve been trying new things. Some have been pretty cool, some have um… not.

I am a reformed jcrew-aholic, lived through a (very) short stint wearing band tees and baggy jeans, and gotten over the idea that business casual is chic. Don’t you remember watching women running around in their suits and heels, looking so put-together and confident. I couldn’t wait till I had a job that required me to dress up. I wish all those chicks had told me that the jobs that go along with those clothes usually suck.

Now I’m just trying to have fun. I’m playing with different trends, wearing things that aren’t necessarily pretty, but are interesting. I’m finding that this way of dressing isn’t the norm here. Boston really has two kinds of people in the city: young professionals and college students. The college students are really casual and the young professionals are really… boring.

Do you fit in where you live? Do you care?



  1. Ooh, I remember this! It’s so fun to go through style shifts. Just a bit of advice (cause a LOT of people go through it), be careful throwing down money. You have to exercise restraint or you could end up spending a whole lot of money on stuff you don’t really like (or wear) that much. Thrift as much fun/out of the box stuff as you can.

    I don’t mean to be preachy, but if I can save one person from running up a credit card, I can rest easy.

    And yes, most professionals/students are boring. I am totally with you there. =D

  2. Great post! I’ve been the exact same way! Since I’ve become more immersed in fashion on the internet and the world of online shopping, I’ve really deviated from my suburban mall look. And yes, I’ve been spending more than I like, but I’ve been really working on making my look more streamlined and true to where I am right now. Chicago is kind of interesting. There are different pockets of the city in which people dress the same: Lincoln Park is pretty trendy and Wicker Park/Bucktown can have the hipster vibe, etc, but everything goes. I try not to pay attention to what other people are wearing, though.

  3. There’s SO much I want to say about this! We’ll have to talk one day so I can get it all out. I’m just gonna be really brief.

    I think that it’s so important that you have your own sense of personal style. I think it communicates a little bit about who you are, but also a lot about how you feel about yourself. And once you discover and find out what your own style is about you don’t worry about fitting in where you live. People are attracted to other people who are courageous and daring and confident! Take up your own [fashion] space in the world!!!

    I always get crap at the office for wearing my purple socks, or my yellow watch, or my red belt, but I’m so confident about the fact that what I’m doing fashion-wise is my own creation and genesis that I just laugh it off.

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