Monday, April 01, 2013

Inventing Shadows

The marathon of all paper writing is finally over. I turned in my monstrous 100-paged, single-spaced paper and 15-minute video on Thursday, and enjoyed what was left of my spring break with (a little too much) retail therapy, movies, and Netflix. I updated my closet with some Spring things like this breezy, bright coral top. My patience paid off and I got these polka dot printed jeans for $25 at Gap! Even though I spent more than I had wanted to, I love everything I hauled recently and I know that I'm going to get a lot of use out of them. I've also been pretty good about cycling through my old clothes. If you had told me a year ago that I would be wearing polka dot jeans, I would have laughed in your face. The next type of denim on my list? Floral printed jeans! My style has changed quite a bit since last year so I'm going to clean out my closet pretty soon. I also bought a top for upcoming job interviews. I can't believe it's that time already where I'm practically done with my graduate program and I'm going to be job hunting.

I wore this outfit to brunch with friends on Saturday, and I'm most likely going to wear it again for fieldwork this week. During brunch, I picked up my old habit of comparing myself to others and what they have. It's hard still being in school and being in a different phase of life than your friends who all have full time jobs. It's weird though, because when I'm not thinking of other people, I'm not bothered by my employment status, rather I'm happy and even proud of where I'm at. The grass always seems greener on the other side, but when I really think about it, I like my side just fine. I just have to keep reminding myself that I truly love what I do and my life right now, and that this poor grad student lifestyle won't last for much longer. Today, I'm starting my new placement with my first grade class. As excited as I am, I can't help but continue to miss my third graders, but at least I can still visit them from time to time.

Until next post,
top - mango
jeans - gap
watch - jewelmint
shoes - reflection
necklace - bcbg via macy's

photos by andrea


  1. Lord almighty you sure are adorable. Congratulations on completing that beast of a paper, champ! : )

    I hope your new placement treats you well, have fun love! x

  2. that's like me at times too!! i tend to compare myself to some of my colleagues but when i look at where i am, what i have right now in my life, i end up thinking that I'm not doing so bad at all.. :) just trying to take it one day at a time with my chin up. teehee!! :D

    I'm on the hunt for some printed jeans too!! must clean closet soon! hahaha!
    anyway, you look adorable as ever.. loving the golden hour of photos with the images here. the lighting is just perfect to show the vibrant color of your top!!

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