Sometimes I put unnecessary pressure on myself as a personal style blogger to come up with an amazing outfit. Doing this frequently results in an outfit that does not feel "me". Instead, I feel uncomfortable and my entire day goes to waste. I fixate on the outfit, and that inevitably turns to questioning why I'm in graduate school instead of in a cubicle or a corner office or an ideal world for that matter.
This summer, I've made a conscious effort to fill my life with more positive energy and eliminate as much negative energy as I can. Swimming and biking have been great for this. In terms of style, wearing outfits that are actually me is key. Getting dressed does not go without some trial and error because I'm still not entirely sure what me is. But I do know it when I see it, and when this outfit came together, I said to myself, this is me.
Tee: Forever 21 [option]
Necklace: J. Crew Factory [similar in red]
Sandals: via Target [exact]