Wild Heart

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I hope everyone had a beautiful holiday yesterday. Sadly this year we were unable to travel to meet up with family for Christmas. But I am still thankful for the time I get to spend with my mom. With no snow on the ground, we just spent the day inside watching movies and opening our presents. I didn’t ask really for anything this year. So I was pleasantly surprised when my mom blessed me with a Crosley record player. Unfortunately my other record player broke last year and I’ve been unable to listen to the wonderful sound of vinyl.

I’m also glad to visiting Chicago again soon. Each time I go, I fall in love with the city a little bit more. There is something so exhilarating about the hustle and bustle of the streets. Until then, I will be working away and catching up with some friends.

Sweater/Jeggings/Blouse: Boston Store
Boots: Next
Snood: ASOS

Burgundy

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I think I might just be a little obsessed. I purchased this little beauty of a hat the other day and have found every excuse to wear it. I’d been searching for a fedora in this color for a while, but they’ve always seemed to be out my price range. It was much to might delight when I stepped into Forever21 and found this babe of a hat. It was exactly what I was searching for, a well spent $14.

On the side note, I am officially home for my winter break, My work has given me lots of hours for the Christmas season. I know I’ll be busy for the next few days, but I have plans of making my way downtown to take a spin on the ice rink. I love seeing the streets lit up with lights during the night and seeing all the christmas trees in Cathedral Square.

Shirt: Forever21
Skirt:Cotton-On
Boots: Target
Hat: Forever21
Necklace: OASAP

Almost Famous

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I can’t help but feel like Penny Lane in this big, fluffy coat. It was an impulse buy and not normally something I would buy for myself. But when I found it for only $20 at TJMaxx, I knew I had to have. It has to be the warmest thing I’ve ever owned. I was surprised with how easily it fit into the rest of my wardrobe.

As I am sure you can see, we already have snow here in Wisconsin. This weather has already dropped below 10 degrees and has made it harder to go out for photos. But I braved the wind to take some before my Thanksgiving break. I’m afraid I’ll be working most of it, and having to deal with the madness that is Black Friday. I only have one more day of classes before I can head home for the holiday.

Billabong Jacket: TJMaxx
Top: Tilly’s
Jeans: American Eagle
Boots: Thrifted

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Dreamers in an Endless Universe

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Happy Halloween! Though I haven’t gone trick-or-treating for years, Halloween has always been a favorite holiday of mine. To stay in the spirit, I pulled out my galaxy skirt. To compliment it, I paired it with my newest pair of shoes I got in the mail. I never invest much of my money in shoes. Colors tend to intimidate me and I resort to buying only black or browns. The exception was made when I saw these numbers on sale for $20. Burgundy is a fall necessity and it surprises me how much of my closet it matches. Sadly the weather is turning a cold too fast for me to get much wear out of them this year. Though I am sure that they will not be leaving my feet when spring comes around.

Skirt: Thrifted
Top: Forever21
Shoes: Nordstrom-Rack

Every Step of the Way

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Since switching my major last year, a question I have often been asked is; do you regret it? And if I was to answer honestly, no I don’t. When questioning my major last year, this is something I’d worry about. Would I miss it? What if I don’t like this new major? What if I change my mind again. These are thoughts that racked my mind while I tried to determine what would be the best decision for myself. Changing majors was the right decision. Last year I always felt self-conscious about my work and dreaded going to class. I was never excited or invested as some of my other classmates.

When people ask me why I switched, the answer was as simple as I wasn’t happy. A phrase I was once told, “If you have a job you love, you’ll never work another day in your life”, was my guiding light in deciding my next step. I didn’t love what I was doing, so that was my sign that I needed to change. I know what I do love doing, so I looked for something that reflected this.

Journalism. I love writing, taking photos, and reaching out to other people. I love the strong creative outlet and the process of investing your time into an assignment. Since switching, I’VE BEEN HAPPY. Each new thing I learn about writing or blogging gets me excited. I’m excited to go to all my classes and love conversing with my professors. I leave class smiling, no longer dreading my assignments. When I think back on, I can truly say that switching majors was probably one of the best decisions I ever made.

I’m sorry the long post, but it’s something I’ve had on my mind for awhile. Its something that affects my blog so that’s why I decided it was something important to share with you.

Overalls: ASOS
Top: Thrifted
Loafers: Century21