Wild and Free

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I have really been into the bohemian style recently. Maybe it’s because Coachella is going on, but I’ve hopped on the band wagon with the whole 70’s trend. I’m not a big print person, but I fell in love with this vintage cross pattern. The warm colors create a softer look and give it a more romantic feel. There’s something about Spring that makes me want to wear light and flowy pieces. But I do like to pair them with tougher accessories to give it some edge. This bag I got from H&M is one of those pieces. I can’t resist fringe so I knew I had to have it when it first caught my eye. It has been one of my best purchases, and it is surprisingly versatile.

To join in the spirit of Coachella, I’ve been listening to Florence and the Machine non-stop.Words can’t describe how much I want to see her in person and I’m sad I have to miss out. Instead her latest single St. Jude has been playing on repeat from my tiny dorm room. For those of you also wishing you were there, I’d love to hear what’s on your festival playlist?

Romper/Hat: Forever21
Boots: Next
Bag: H&M
Necklace: Tilly’s

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

You’re From the Seventies, but I’m a Nineties Chic

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Well the sun has once again decided to deem us with its presence. The past week has been cloudy skies and lots of rain. Not that I’m complaining, but fall is so short up here and I don’t want to miss any second of it.

This week I finally got around to carving my pumpkin, proudly displayed on my window ledge. I’ve also been making time to go on little walks on the nature trail. Halloween movies are on constant replay on my tv, with some hot chocolate in my hand at all times.

Shirt/ Knee-High Socks: Forever21
Skirt/ Jacket: Thrifted
Boots: Target
Hat: Modcloth