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Transitions

Saturday, July 5, 2014

My my my it's been quite a while, hasn't it? This wasn't one of those planned blogging breaks. It was one of those breaks where life got crazy and suddenly I had a second to breathe, looked at my blog, and realized I hadn't posted for over two months. Whether you're in school or not, there's just something about summer that feels transitory. I know I'm certainly in a place of transition right now. Even though I finished classes back in December, I'm officially officially a graduate. It's the end of a wonderful mini-era that I wouldn't change for the world. I don't know if I'd relive it in a heartbeat, since I finally feel ready to move on to the next chapter, but I do know that I'll miss every second of it.

One of the strangest parts of this transition is watching friends leave, while things stay relatively the same for me. I'm still at the same great job and will still be in LA for the foreseeable future. However, I can't help but feel somewhat left behind while everything is changing around me. On another note, I'm not quite sure about the future of this little blog of mine either. I've made no promises to myself one way or the other, but right now life is too busy for me to make it a priority. And...I know it'll still be here whenever I do decide to come back.

For now, I'm just going to ride the wave of this summer transition. I'm in between apartments and will be "moving" for the next month (Moving "Day" is a myth—it feels more like Moving Year) so everything is disorganized and up in the air. I don't do well with change, but I'm working on it and trying to do that thing called living in the moment. We'll see how it goes :)

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Alternate Universe

Sunday, April 27, 2014

how to style a floral dress at night
open cardigan and floral dress
happy hour outfit idea
casual outfit to wear downtown for drinks


One of the nice things about working near Downtown is being able to meet in the city for happy hour after work. On this particular day, I hadn't planned on going out after work, but figured my "prairie chic" look (that's the name I'm giving this three-year-old Target dress, just go with it) could still work for happy hour. My roommate and I met at the Ace Hotel rooftop bar, which has an amazing view of the city. The past few weeks I've been feeling kind of restless, so it's fun to go on little weeknight adventures to break up the work week.

Happy hour outfit aside, another week has come and gone and I can't believe it's almost May. I had some free time tonight so I uploaded all the photos I've been neglecting to add to Facebook for the past three months, and all I could think was...that's it? Is that really all that's happened since January? And yet at the same time, it feels like so much—too much—has happened and that I've been living in some sort of weird, alternate universe. I recognize the contradictory nature of that statement...so I'll just stick to outfits. Happy Sunday Funday :)
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Outfit Details:
Cream Open Cardigan—Forever 21
Gold Watch—GUESS
Black Belt—Madewell
Black Ankle Boots—Madewell

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Check

Monday, April 21, 2014

casual spring outfit: destroyed denim, simple tee, polka dot scarf
ways to tie a scarfblue and rose gold watchhow to style a plain white tee




You may or may not have already noticed, but I gave my blog a facelift over the weekend. It's not nearly finished and in sort of a weird transitional phase, but I figured it was definitely time for a change. On an equally important note, I've also decided to wear my hair in a middle part. This was a big weekend for me.

Honestly, this little redesign was such a long time coming and I'm glad I finally took the plunge while I had some time back home this weekend. You know those things that sit on your to-do list forever and silently haunt you? This was sort of one of them. My blog header was also a lovely reminder of my Peter Pan Syndrome, since it still said I was an undergrad despite the fact that I finished classes 4 months ago. (WHAT? yeah...) So, here's to "checking" things off the list and accepting change.

P.S. This is a casual outfit I wore to work a while ago. Destroyed denim + plain white tee = highly recommended ✓ 

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Outfit Details:
White Tee—Madewell
Polka Dot Scarf—Forever 21
Sunglasses—Ray-Ban
Taupe Satchel—Anthropologie
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