Fashion Friday… on Saturday!

I was all set up to give you guys an amazing fashion post yesterday, however I’ve got another thing pushing me outside my comfort zone that’s a little less tangible than a DIY project or a trip to somewhere unexpected. It is a personal commitment to myself to try to be more flexible. Like my mother would always say to me, “Just go with the flow.” With those words in mind, I went out to dinner for my beautiful friend Lauren Frager’s 22nd birthday last night, and decided not to cut the evening short by running home to write a post. Ideally, Fashion Friday posts will be posted on… Fridays. But when living in the moment is too good to pass up, sometimes you’ve just gotta go with it — stop checking the time, stop responding to email, stop the noise in your brain, and just live. Easier said than done, but here I am trying my best to weave this mindset into the the fabric of my life.

Okay, okay, Ralph Waldo Emerson has left the building — onto the fashion!

These beauties are Cristina Keane and Phoebe Bradford, two friends who I had the great fortune of getting to shoot for my first Eagle article of the semester.

Cristina (right) wears a button up, sweater and jeans from J. Crew. Her bag and shoes are from Madewell.

Phoebe (left) wears a dress from Bird in Brooklyn, NY. Her belt and shoes are from Urban Outfitters. Her knee highs and bag are from H&M.

And coming up tomorrow on SLB, a recap of my weekend’s adventures…

Today I will leave you guys with two songs that I am currently hooked on:

Back to School Street Style

Even as a college student, I look forward to my first day of school with the same nervous anticipation as I did when I was seven years old. The only difference is that I have traded my Junie B. Jones novels and lunch box for a MacBook with the Adobe Creative suite and a classic vintage Coach cross-body. Interning at Refinery29 last spring, I had a few opportunities to go out and photograph street style in DC. While approaching strangers and saying “Hey, I like what you’re wearing! Can I snap a photo!?” was a little nerve wracking at first, I adapted quickly and didn’t feel fazed when people would decline my offer. The difference between this experience and now is that See. Like. Blog. isn’t well established yet (especially not at the level of Refinery29). For all these people know, I could be some crazy person with a camera… which, depending on your definition of crazy, isn’t completely far off. So, that being said, my first attempt at street style for SLB definitely pushed me outside of my comfort zone. I did rely a little bit on a few fashion forward friends, but I also met some people who I had never seen/talked to before. Overall, it was a really positive experience, and I will assuredly be doing plenty more street style in the coming months. I have a trip to NYC coming up and I look forward to testing my nerves in the Big Apple.

This was my first day of school outfit. I have a tripod, but I don’t think my 8:00 AM sleepy brain remembered this, so instead I chose a mirror shot. Very Myspace circa 2005, but I’m okay with it.

This is my arm party.

And coming up tomorrow on SLB…

…that time I learned how to reupholster a chair cushion.

And thank you to everyone for your love and support yesterday. It really meant a lot and I am truly lucky to have so many wonderful people in my life.