Thursday, July 05, 2012

Out of Time

I hope everyone had a great Fourth of July yesterday. I spent mine doing typical festivities: BBQ-ing and beer pong with friends in the afternoon, and watching fireworks from my bedroom window at night. No Fourth of July is complete without friends, a bit of beer, a hot dog, and fireworks right? It was great seeing my friends again. I've been so busy with school that I've had little time for myself, let alone to see other people. This isn't what I wore yesterday though. I wore this earlier in the week. I wore this top on my first day of grad school last week, but with a pair of high-waisted shorts. I bought it when I went shopping with my brother a little while back. I have already gotten so much wear out of this top.

While doing laundry last week, I've noticed that I've been wearing a lot of grey lately. It's just so easy to wear, but since I'm usually not the one for neutral outfits, I tried countering it with a bright skirt. It could be because I spend most of my days in my grey Education building. But it must also be a reflection of how I've been feeling lately, which is "blah" for a lack of a better word. I feel like all I ever do is read, read, and read some more. I fall asleep reading. I wake up and read some more. I read while I eat. I read before class, during class, and after class. As enlightening as the articles we're assigned to read are, they have been painting such a dreary picture of the education world that I'm entering. I didn't realize how bad it was out there since I've lived in this Orange County bubble for the majority of my life, where the quality of education is so high. While it does motivate me to be the best teacher I can be, it's also discouraging to read about how educational reforms rarely stick. All we can really do is, as Ghandi once said, "Be the change you wish to see in this world."

Until next post,
top - urban outfitters
skirt - francesca's collections
belt - h&m
loafers - aldo
bracelets - jewel mint
sunflower hair pin - etsy


  1. I'm obsessed with that top. I want it! I can imagine wearing it five hundred ways. Including with mint ;) Why are you so adorable all the time? I love you.

  2. I'm glad you had a great 4th-- you deserve a break! :) I hear you with the feeling "blah" lately. Although I should note that summer has finally (REALLY) hit Vancouver, so I've been feeling a whole lot better.

    I think educational reform and health reform has always been something that never truly sticks and happens. So unfortunate since those are the two areas where changes really need to be made. You go out there and be the best teacher possible, if I were a kid again, I definitely would want you as my teacher. Didn't you ever have those moments where you dreaded getting one teacher and always wanted another?

    Good luck with school and all that jazz (pun intended). xo :o)

  3. Cute skirt! Lovely outfit :)

  4. I love the skirt! The color. The fact that it actually has a pocket to put your hand in when just... standing and waiting for something to happen. Looks relaxed.