As I strolled through the Back Bay today for inspiration, I couldn’t help but stop as I walked by a breathtaking building with beautiful doors.
I set down my bag, took a photo, and then thought, “why not jump in it?”
Now, this is what I used to do for years- when I started my fashion blog, K on the Bay, I never let other people take my photo. Since I got my blogger start in the small bayside town of Traverse City, Michigan, I never had difficulty getting the perfect shot, people-free.
Yes, nearly every photo I took on my style blog was a manifestation of my self-timer skills. When people asked who took my pictures, I usually just laughed. How dare they try to learn my secret! 😉
Things changed, however, when I moved to New York City. People were everywhere. I couldn’t get a good shot. I grew tired of wearing heels. Fashion girls were a dime a dozen.
My heart wasn’t in it any longer.
Something has started to change, though.
I realized I can do things my way.
After all, I stopped because I was scared I started to be like everyone else.
It’s been almost two years since I left New York City, and nearly three since I stopped taking outfit shots. Sure, I still dabbled here and there, but I shed my identity of “personal style blogger” when I hit the “delete” button on Tumblr the last day of 2015.
I think I’m ready to bring her back… mindfully, and in style, of course.
Instead of sharing clothes, I want to share stories, too- so in collaboration with my new project, Miss, I’m bringing back the Kristin I know and love so well- the K on the Bay, but this time, Massachusetts Bay.
Keep living beautifully, my friends.
Top: Sutton Studio – Goodwill, Davis Square / Skort: Zara, Goodwill, Davis Square / Boots: Primark / Bag: TJ Maxx (it’s vegan leather!) / Sunglasses: Warby Parker “Raider Wide” / Bracelet: Karol Peralta