Study Break

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This week I’m incredibly busy with school (midway through the quarter!) so instead of trying to play catch-up, I’m going to take a break for the rest of the week to work on my homework and study for several tests and competencies I have coming up!

Normal posting will resume next Monday, on February 4th.

Good luck to everyone else who has tests/lots of schoolwork/a crazy schedule, and I’ll see you next week!

It’s A Jungle Out There

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Literature & Lace: Polkadot Jeans

Outfit Details: Tank: unknown; White Tee: Target; Cardigan: Atmosphere, via a little boutique; Polkadot Jeans: Ross; Shoes: Payless (kid’s section); Scarf: J.C. Penney.

I don’t have much to say about this outfit. Mostly because I built it around the fact that I really really wanted to wear these polka dot jeans. Who doesn’t love polka dots?

These sparkle flats from the kid’s section of Payless are another wardrobe staple along with the scarf. I’ve almost worn these flats out completely!

 

 

What’s up, Buttercup?

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Wondering what’s been happening with my life? Here’s the rundown:

  • Christmas: I got a Kindle Paperwhite! This means I spent several hours browsing Amazon.com frantically downloading as many books as I could possibly get. (Who can resist a good book? Plus the Kindle is very easy to transport to and from classes. Right now I’m currently reading 4 different books.)
  • I’ve been playing with a lot of technology recently. The boyfriend’s parents are BIG on electronics/technology and they’ve been really kind about letting us borrow some of their awesome equipment! As such, I’ve been fooling around with a Nikon D70 and a Wacom tablet recently. (Also, I acquired Photoshop over Christmas! Thanks to my sweet boyfriend.)
  • I’m in the second week of my second quarter of my program. I’m taking 5 classes which total up to 14 credits (if I remember correctly). I’ve been very busy, because I’m taking a couple online classes and I’m hoping to finish them early. Wish me luck!
  • Boyfriend and I got a pet! Boyfriend has been begging for a rat for several months, and we ended up finding one that someone was giving away. Boyfriend has decided to name him “Rufus.”
  • I got into the Zumba craze! I actually love it. I go (almost) every Wednesday and Friday evenings.

 

Until next week!

Practicality

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Outfit Details: Jacket: Northface, gift; Scarf: J.C.Penny; Rainboots: Rocketdog, gift; Jeans: Per Se, via Ross.

A Northface jacket is kind of a requirement for living in Washington State. It’s freezing, it’s always raining, and sometimes style comes second to comfort. Luckily, my cozy Northface comes with a cute polka dot print that works well with the only pair of rain boots I have.

Also–I’m obsessed with this scarf. I bought it before Christmas, wear it almost constantly, and I’m not sick of it yet!

Winter Sunset

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Outfit Details: Cardigan: Old Navy; Dress: Forever 21, gift; Tights: gift; Shoes: Payless (kid’s section).

This frilly little dress was given to me by a coworker. She was worried that I would be offended because the dress is a size large, but I told her I just wear what fits — no matter the size. When she gave it to me, I was delighted. It has a great pattern and I end up wearing it about once a week (no shame). It fits perfectly into my outfit rotation for work.

Also–I’ve been trying to teach boyfriend how to take good outfit pictures. He’s learning!

No World Outside

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Outfit Details: Mint Dress: Modcloth.com, Cardigan: gift; Scarf: JCPenney; Tights: unknown; Heels: Jeffrey Campbell, borrowed.

 

Jeans have become a thing of the past, lately. I’ve switched to wearing skirts and dresses–since my workplace requires a business casual style. As much as I have resisted wearing skirts in the past–I’m starting to find I don’t mind it nearly as much as I used to.

And can I just say that I completely foresaw the “mint” trend? I bought this dress off Modcloth a couple years ago and then a year or so later I began to see mint colored items everywhere!