Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Sheer Joy

I've been feeling a little down, so on Friday, Robert and I made a quick getaway to the beach before I had to go to work. It was hot that day, which explains why I refused to wear a cami underneath my new shirt--but at the beach, anything goes (don't worry I didn't show up to work wearing this)! I'm not usually a pink person, but I just couldn't resist how cheery and breezy this top is. It was so easy to style too! Before the paychecks stop coming in next Thursday, I've been frantically trying to make my closet a little more "grad-student-like," whatever that means. I don't know why I have it in my head that "grad school style" is different from any other style, but I do. I think it's because during orientation, I was the only one in some cutesy print (I wore my hot air balloon print skirt), while practically every one else was more formal. I think also it's a combination of being mistaken for a middle school student while I was doing field work, and the fact that I do look so young, that I feel the need to make up for it in how I dress (because I really can't/don't want to change my face). I do know though that once I start student teaching, I will have to look a little more put together than usual. I'm kind of anxious to see how my style is going to change over the course of the next 15 months of my program. I am excited though to finally get to wear some things in my closet that I wasn't able to wear to work, especially sandals. If you can't tell from these pictures, I have a really bad flats tan.

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Until next post,
top - forever 21
skirt - cotton on
belt - forever 21 (from jen)
sunglasses - raybans
watch - nordstroms


  1. You look fantastic, I love how summery these photos are, especially the third one - you look so carefree. I'm looking forward to seeing how your style evolves with your new job xo

  2. Oh, I hope you're feeling better lady. These photos are wonderful! I envy your beach-going ways, and the fact that you've got such cute clothes! That blouse is so pretty and summery. I'm excited to see how your style will evolve! You'll look wonderful no matter what :)

  3. I'm sure your style is going to be as ever so lovely as you :) and girl, you're lookin' good in these pictures!!


    But more than that... I want to spend a day at the beach with you in Cali.

  5. Jasmine, I love this blouse. I can't believe it's from F21!

    xx Love & Aloha

  6. Before you mentioned about the flat tan lines, I noticed that you got darker! Dang, I wish I could get tanned easily :( Love the blouse against your darker complexion. Everything screams SUMMER!!! :D


  7. Your comment about being mistaken for a middle school student really stuck with me. I can't shake it, which is why I'm posting this anonymously. Here's a link..just some food for thought, but I think it would help to take in some of the tips offered.
    I think you have a bright future, and something so trivial as looking too young, shouldn't stand in the way.