Last week's trip to San Francisco started out as a work trip, but the highlights were the fun, the friends and the much needed pick-me-up. I love cities. I love the bustle, the youthfulness, the art and even the grime. But this trip to San Francisco really hit me with how revitalized I was with the everyday fashion on the streets - so unique! so personal! so fun! so what I want to be a part of!
Since before I started blogging, I've looked to the real folk I see everyday for fashion ideas. However, in Buffalo, the everyday people on the street are often covered with functional and necessary warm layers so there are only a few months of the year that I get a real taste for what the unique fashionistas of Buffalo are wearing! I try to frequent the hair salon, the local bookstore, the co-op, the coffee shops and the restaurants to gather the local modish stimuli, considering that what I witness at the office is mostly just drab and depressing "suburban cubicle" fashion. (I think I just made up a new non-fashion term, but we don't need another phrase to describe dishwater fashion. um, I just made that up, too).
I'm looking for all your quaint and marvelous outfits, SF!
Now that I'm home, fully inspired and stocked up on some good urban thrift finds, I hope I can feel a little more bold and brave in my style. I'm inspired to wear more jewelry and belts and scarves and make-up! I plan to take a few more risks and see if I can come up with some fun stuff. When I feel like I'm presenting myself as unique and creative, I feel like I actually am more interesting and confident.