If these photos don't fit into my usual style, there's an honest (and sad) reason for that, which you can read about below.
When I first started blogging in 2010, I focused on profiling people whose style caught my eye, and made me happy, but it brought on a certain type of stress: having to approach total strangers, convince them I wasn't crazy and ask if I could take their picture for my blog. It became so overwhelming that I couldn't focus on conversations with friends because I'd always be looking out for people to photograph, and mustering up the courage to approach them became exhausting. So I gave it up. I started up the blog again in November of 2011, thinking that by focusing on my own style, it would make it easier, no more awkward conversations with strangers. And I was right for about four weeks, when my friend Mark was kind enough to take my picture every single day, he was always so generous with his time. But Mark got a new job, and left our office and now I have a new kind of stress: find someone, convince them I'm not crazy, and ask them to take my picture. Every. Single. Day. And now this can be pretty exhausting. My sister has been a saint in this department, she never says no, but I don't always see her so its tough to rely on her. I have a few colleagues, and friends that always come through in a pinch. But on this day, I just didn't have the strength to ask anyone at work, it was actually less tiring to ask a total stranger. So Anthony on Richmond Street - thanks for helping this (non-crazy) blogger out.
Might be time to get a tripod and a remote control for the camera.
Thanks for stopping by!
Red and Black Floral Dress & Suede Boots from Urban Outfitters
Vintage Grey Jacket from Bungalow
Bracelet from Suzy Shier