2.07.2012

Take It Easy

 Lace top $24 - Forever 21 / Blue pleated chiffon skirt $10 - Francesca's Collections / black heeled leather ankle boots $24 - Gap / jeweled cuff $12 - flea market

I'm surprised I even managed to wake up and get dressed on Monday. I spent most of the weekend furiously assembling the many ornate pieces of a presentation project. It involved tons of glue and mounting edited photos and fabric swatches onto bits of boards wrapped in paper and trimmed with ribbon onto larger boards wrapped with paper. Yes, it was just as ridiculous as it sounds, and I left my room only once over the course of two days in order to print out photos at the copy center for said project. I'm also in the midst of my midterm exams, as it's already the fifth week of Winter term (oh, the joys of the quarter system!), and had to fit in study sessions for my four upcoming exams. By Sunday night I felt like I lost my wits completely, had eaten Easy Mac for six meals in a row, was drinking two mugs of tea an hour. It's not something I would recommend.

I finished my first exam for my buying class in the morning with time to spare, so when I got back to my room and saw the sun shining joyously through the window I decided to give myself a bit of a study break and take photos of what may be my new favorite outfit. I actually changed once I got back from class because what I had put on at first just didn't feel right. I originally wore this same top over a red floral dress; I saw it styled on a mannequin in the store in the same way, realized I had a similar dress, and I was sold. I often hear both at work and in class how items displayed on mannequins sell at a greater rate, and now I can see just why! I also found the pleated skirt of my dreams at Francesca's during a "Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off" sale during the same shopping trip and it didn't occur to me until today to wear them together. I picked out this bracelet at a flea market back in the fall and I don't even think I've worn it until this past week. I can't wait until the weather warms up in early spring so that I can hit up the flea market again, but apparently that won't be for at least another six weeks! 

Since I'm completely inundated with schoolwork, I'm off to bury myself in flashcards and Powerpoint study guides. I hope you all had a more relaxing weekend than I did!

Surfer Blood // Take It Easy




8 comments:

  1. Good luck on all your midterms! Sounds like you're very bust! I love the color of that lace top. It matches perfectly with your hair. Looks great with the blue skirt too. <3

    toni

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    1. That's funny! It is the same color of my hair. I read your post on hair trends and am considering a more subtle color in the near future.

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  2. Courtney, that SKIRT. This outfit is flawless.

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  3. You look fabulous!!! I love the sheer combination of the blouse and skirt.

    Good luck with all that studying. I remember those days. It sucks.

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    1. Thanks! I only have two more days to get through!

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  4. Omg your blog is so lovely. And your style is very pretty and feminine. Love it! Do you want to follow each other? :)

    Love from the NaNa girls x

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  5. Can I just say - I loooove this outfit! The colors work so well together, and it's so pretty and feminine - you look great :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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