Bleu My Mind

Bleu My Mind

When I am obsessed with something, it’s literally all I want to do, or in this case wear. It’s like that silly little meme floating around says, ‘this is how my brain works,’ and there is a light switch labeled uninterested and utterly obsessed.

I am utterly obsessed with blue.


I tend to do this with a color at least once every couple of years or so. In high school, it was hot pink. In college, it was dark brown. Up until recently it was olive green. Now, I’m pretty sure it’s blue. Blue shoes, blue bags (and hopefully a Chanel), blue coats, the perfect blue polishes, I even taken to adding a little bit of blue eyeliner to the outer corners of my bottom water line.

I didn’t realize it, until last weekend, when I was home in Harrisburg, at my parents house, my mom and I were going to shoot each other’s outfits and this is how I came downstairs.


Wearing: a light blue faux leather Zara moto-jacket, American Eagle boyfriend jeans, Diane von Furstenberg Anette suede pumps, Furla mini candy satchel, Erin Fetherston for JewelMint cat ear headband and a t-shirt bearing the 2014 interpretation of one of my favorite bible verses (write the vision, make it plain): blog your dreams. Oh, and a specially-knit scarf just for me from my Boo, Arianna.

Sacrebleu! So much bleu, er, blue. 


I first spied this shirt on Melissa of Super Glam News and then immediately bought one from Furor Moda. As superficial as blogging may seem, it is a means to an end for a new breed of creative hustlers–a way to dream out loud. And I’m so, so, thankful for it.

When I was home, I read a bunch of old journal entries. I was so grateful for a place to call my own as I learn and grow, figuring out who I am.


My baby girl will be four soon (eek!) and seeing how far I’ve come inspired me–also Yasmein lit a fire under my *ss, I’ve become a bit lax with the posting, maybe you noticed?–makes me want to continue to really build something that I can be proud of.


… You know, and blogging my dreams along the way. I’m really fighting the urge to quote Biggie here, guys. Aw man, eff it, whoever thought that blogging could take us this far?

  • Ariel B

    Woohoo for creative outlets.

  • Ariel B

    Woohoo for creative outlets.

  • Kéla Walker

    you’re so KUTE!!! Love the play on blues in this fit. 

    • Channing in the City

      Thanks, Kutie!

  • Melissa

    Love that last line lol Blogging has definitely opened up so many doors & I’m glad meeting other inspiring bloggers like you has been one of them xoxo

    • Channing in the City

      Thank you, Melissa! I definitely agree and loved the way you were rocking your shirt, I had to get one!

  • Ariel B

    For some reason my comment on my phone kept getting cut. But yes, I agree a creative outlet is always good. Blogging is a wonderful way to express yourself. Also you look super adorbs. I love your shades of blue! :

    • Channing in the City

      Thank you! And blogging is amazing, right? Can you imagine not having one now?

  • Kel

    How freakin’ cute are you Channing?! I love the outfit, and you know I need that t-shirt, right? Lol…Your journey has definitely inspired me to keep striving for what I want. I am so glad you are living out your dreams!! xx

    • Channing in the City

      Aw, thank you, Kel! Yessss, get the shirt! Woohoo for blogging our dreams :)

  • Arianna

    Love the tee and all the bleu!

    • Channing in the City

      Thanks, Boo!

  • Daniella

    Love this look! The colour pallet looks beautiful :)

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

    • Channing in the City

      Thank you, Daniella. Nice to ‘see’ you :)

  • http://Website Rian Russell

    Oooh Chan! I luv the blue. The headband is adorable♥ 

    • Channing in the City

      Haha, thanks Rian!

  • Yasmein

    Love, love, love this outfit, the blue and the headband. Too adorable!

    • Channing in the City

      Thank you, Yaszy :)

  • Style & Poise

    Such a cute casual look! Cute shirt!! 

    • Channing in the City

      Thank you!

  • Lisa

    Love that shirt!! Off I go to pick it up! ha ha! You’re so cute, btw! Love the blue!

    • Channing in the City

      Thank you! You’ll love the shirt, Lisa!

  • http://Website Natasha

    So Cute! I love the cat ears!

    • Channing in the City

      Thank you!

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