Rethinking Fashion Friday



It’s a rainy afternoon in Boston, and since I knocked out a workout before work this morning, I’m enjoying some couch time and catching up on laundry.

I’ve also been doing some thinking about Fashion Friday. I originally started posting photos of outfits after my first week of working full-time  because I’d never needed to wear anything other than jeans on a typical day and I wanted to challenge myself to mix up my wardrobe. Snapping pictures of my outfits was a way to hold myself accountable for the challenge and ensure that I didn’t end up wearing black pants and a button-up every day. While I think fashion friday pics have helped me do this, I’ve always felt really silly taking pictures of myself and sharing my outfits with the world, especially when I’m wearing something boring and feeling frumpy (aka Wednesday’s pic. below). It’s also just a burden to have to ask Matt to take my picture or worry about setting up the tripod at 7:30 am, when I’d rather be eating oatmeal like a zombie. It seems people like the concept based on previous comments, but I think I’m ready to discontinue the daily pictures of work outfits. Sorry to those who liked it!

That being said, I’m still very much obsessed with clothing, shopping, and all things fashion, so I’d like to continue with the tradition of fashion friday. My hope is that I will be able to share fashion inspirations and the occasional outfit with you without feeling the pressure to snap a dumb photo every morning.

So enjoy the last original fashion friday!

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I’m thinking a beer and basketball are in my short-term future. I’m also thinking about the devastation in Japan and all of those who are affected by the quake and the aftermath:(

k bye.

  • Sara
    March 11, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    I can’t wait to wear my Ariat cowgirl boots this summer with fun summer dresses!!!!!

    • Laura
      March 11, 2011 at 8:31 pm

      Oh I love those southern cowboys…but the boots do get hot to wear!

  • Felicity
    March 11, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    I love Tuesday’s outfit.

  • Kath
    March 12, 2011 at 9:30 am

    I love fashion and clothes too, but I am always so UNCOMFORTABLE in cute clothes. I need help getting over that.

    • Laura
      March 12, 2011 at 9:31 am

      well at least stretch pants are back in style!

  • Ashley
    March 12, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    I love the last outfit (black dress and boots)! You are gorgeous!

    • Laura
      March 12, 2011 at 5:56 pm

      Thanks Ashley:)

  • Claire
    March 13, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    I’ve enjoyed “Fashion Friday” – your clothes are always age-appropriate and professional for a school psychologist. I wish some of my education graduate students (some pre-service, some in-service) would dress as you do!

  • kristin
    March 14, 2011 at 11:12 am

    oh no i looove fashion friday!! regardless, still excited for your new FF posts 🙂

  • Mary Frances
    March 18, 2011 at 12:25 am

    Fashion Friday is fun! Sorry to hear you will discontinue. You give inspiration to look your best and provide some great ideas. Also, you always seem to appear stylish… somehow I thought you were going to end up with lots of designers sending outfits to wear so you would be showcasing them on your Fashion Fridays. Maybe if you post where items are from and who is on the label.