Tuesday, August 30, 2016

{Outfit} Transition To Fall

September starts tomorrow, OMG what? I don't think I realized that September was this week until like 2 days ago. I'm normally used to starting school much earlier than I did, so September definitely crept up on me.

Oh, hi. Yeah, I'm back. And I'm determined to stay. Let me start off with (another) little update. I'm writing to you from sunny California and I'm totally loving it. LMU is such a beautiful school and I have already met so many incredible people. Classes are decent, I wouldn't say amazing just because it is school and I'm not super into learning. But, I am taking a pretty cool yoga class that is currently very difficult, but will hopefully get easier as I get stronger. This is my first week of school so I'm still working on transitioning. 

It's so bizarre because I've dreamt of the day that I head off to college and become an "adult" and now that it's hit me it doesn't seem real. I feel like I'm at some extended summer camp. But, it's so fun so far. My roomie is so fab and we have so much in common and our room is super cute; dorm tour to come once we finally finish decorating! My campus is seriously the most beautiful place in the world and I'm reminded of it all throughout the day! I'm still adjusting to the time change a bit (I'm 2 hours behind here), but it's nothing major.

Okay, so this outfit seems perfect for what I feel like a California autumn entails. It's funny because in Chicago when it's summer everyone is constantly wearing shorts and tanks because it gets so hot, but here where it's warm year round you see people wearing pants, shorts, dresses, sweaters, literally whatever they want! Chicago definitely has certain attire that is acceptable for each season, but here it's very laid-back--I mean I guess that's how California people are though.

This dress is a constant go-to for me because it's a beautiful olive hue that totally encompasses fall. I love the cut of it too and the scalloped edge. These shoes are a new favorite of mine too. Although not practical at all for walking around a college campus (RIP to my feet), they're just too cute not to pair with this dress. I wore this outfit to a recent barbecue at my house just before I left for school and it was perfect for a warm summer evening, but I imagine it will be awesome for a cool(ish) fall day too!





J.Crew dress // Steve Madden bootie heels // Kendra Scott necklace

Xoxo

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Final Few Days

The quote for my LMU class of 2020! I absolutely love this quote and feel that it is so fitting to me personally because it takes a lot of courage to pack up and move 2,000 miles across the country away from your family, but it's something that will definitely help me become who I am meant to be!

Long time no chat! I've been the worst about posting consistently this summer! My grandma recently emailed me (one of my biggest fans!) saying that she missed my blog posts so of course I felt the need to get back on track and continue blogging. Let me start by giving you a little life update...

This summer has probably been the best summer ever. It's been bittersweet saying goodbye to all of my best friends as they head off to college and new adventures, but I can't help but feel overjoyed and excited for all of them. This summer has also probably been the longest one yet (wahoo because summer's my fave season); end of May to the end of August! It's incredible to see my friends that left a few weeks ago already rushing sororities and having the time of their lives! I'm so jealous, but I know that I'll get to have my own fun when I leave for school on Thursday.

I don't think leaving for college will ever quite hit me though. I feel like everyone seems to have this epiphany like, "Shit, I'm leaving for college...what." But even after going to LA for orientation in June (by myself) it didn't even fully enforce the reality of college. I still can't believe I'm finally moving to California in just 4 short days after wanting to move there since I was 10. 

Now you might be wondering what college will bring for this here blog. I definitely don't want to quit blogging because it remains something that I love to do and something that I consider myself decent at, but I don't think I'll be able to sacrifice enough time to post 5 times a week. I'm opting to post 3 days a week; Monday, Wednesday & Friday to give myself enough time to think and write of quality posts that I fully feel my readers will enjoy. 

I'm truly hoping that as I transition to college and a new geographic location I am inspired with new and exciting content for all of y'all. If there's something you've wanted to see on the blog...here's your chance! Let me know in the comments if there's something specific. Outfits, videos, Q&A's? Let me know!

Xoxo