Weekly Recap #5, 2021



The weeks are flying by so quickly! I already took my first midterm exam earlier today (on a Saturday—rough, I know), and I have another one on Tuesday. I love the quarter system for so many reasons, but sometimes I wish it went by a little slower. This past week was full of schoolwork and note-taking, but I managed to squeeze in a lot of fun, too (and some cute outfits, of course!).


Monday, January 25

After my Remote Sensing class at 10am, I spent way too much of the day writing today’s blog post. I had this niggling idea in the back of my head to share something unique, and I spent several hours going back and forth about it, trying to cultivate the concept into a really cool post. Well, it just wasn’t working, so eventually I hit ‘publish’ and moved on with my day. Sometimes the creative vision doesn’t come together like you hope! But hey, at least I felt really cute in this look.

Black Rouched Blouse: Dillard’s, $20, last worn here | Blue Peacoat: Francesca’s, $40, last worn here | Houndstooth Pants: JCPenney, $19, last worn here | White Mules: Rebecca Minkoff via Saks Off Fifth, $70, last worn here


Tuesday, January 26

I woke up to snow today and it didn’t stop coming down until the evening! We learned about Karl Marx and Emile Durkheim in my Sociological Classics class, discussed some of the scientific evidence behind climate change in my Climate Change class, and made several world maps in my Cartography lab. I had a virtual meeting at six for the school’s research journal and got pizza with my boyfriend for our usual Tuesday night dinners.

P.S. My pants are actually forest green (it was just really dark in my room today). Also, you can shop similar, super cute double-pom beanies from Love Your Melon here!

Beige Sweater: Nordstrom Rack, $18, last worn here | Black Vest: JCPenney, $15, last worn here | Green Pants: JCPenney, $28, last worn here | Black Snow Boots: DSW, $40, last worn here | Double Pom Beanie: Love Your Melon, gift, last worn here


Wednesday, January 27

I was soooo productive today! After my one class, I knocked out my scarf-as-a-skirt blog post (which was a big hit—check it out here if you haven’t already), completed lots of homework assignments, and took my final Criminology Assessment for my major (which is an ungraded exit survey about what I’ve learned). I also finished watching “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life”. All I can say is—oof.

Brown Cable-Knit Sweater: Banana Republic, $40, last worn here | Mom Jeans: Express, $40, last worn here | Black Boots: Clarks via DSW, gift, last worn here | Pearl Belt: Francesca’s, $5, last worn here | Shoe Brooch: Gift, last worn here


Thursday, January 28

Thursdays are my busiest day of the week, so I had my Sociology class in the morning, Climate Change at noon, and Cartography at 2pm. I had another research journal meeting at 6pm where we played Skribblio, a cool online Pictionary game perfect for playing over Zoom. Afterwards, I worked ahead on my Remote Sensing lab for next week and played Mario Kart with my roommate.

Turquoise Mock-Neck Top: JCPenney, $11, last worn here | Grey Duster Cardigan: Nordstrom Rack, $10, last worn here | Black Corduroy Skirt: Francesca’s, $35, last worn here | Fishnet Tights: Forever 21, $7 | Black Booties: DSW, $45, last worn here


Friday, January 29

Today was so. much. fun. The boyfriend and I planned a day trip to the Winter Park area to cross off ‘hot springs in the winter’ from my bucket list. We started with a trip to Starbucks (I had a gift card and tried the new Pistachio Frappuccino) and then drove for two hours through the beautiful Colorado mountains. It was such a nice, clear day, and we spent another two hours at the hot springs in the town of Hot Sulphur Springs (cleverly named, huh?). Look how blue the water was! On the way back, we ate our packed lunch on a scenic overlook to take in all the mountain views.

Later in the night, my roommate and I decided to go to the outdoor rooftop ‘bar’ at my school’s new community commons building (it’s really just an ordering station and then a bunch of outdoor space to stand) and we ordered our first drinks as 21 year-olds! Covid kind of crushed the going-out experience when I turned 21 back in November, so it was exciting to finally buy a drink while out (and feel safe doing so, since nobody was at the bar and it was outside). Such a great day!

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Which of this week’s outfits was your favorite? What are you most grateful for this past week? I’m thankful for adventures with my friends and for sunny winter days. I saw a quote a few days ago that I wanted to share here: “Gratitude makes you fall in love with the life you already have.” I love that!

Hope you have a great weekend, and thank you always for supporting my blog.


Miles of smiles,


4 comments on “Weekly Recap #5, 2021”

  1. I love that blue coat with the black and white, such a fun combination! I think that the Thursday outfit is my favourite though, and how nice do the hot springs look? What a lovely day out!

    Hope that you had a nice weekend. Was a lovely warm one here 🙂

  2. Sounds like you are learning lots of cool stuff at school, Grace! As I’ve never heard about Emile Durkheim, I had to use Google to find more about him. I loved reading about his take on the collective consciousness! I am so glad to hear you had a chance to go on a road trip to the Winter Park area with your boyfriend! Thanks for sharing and have a good day. Aiva 🙂

    1. Thanks Aiva! Yes, I am so grateful to be able to learn so many interesting things. Durkheim’s take on collective consciousness is fascinating – thanks for looking into it! 🙂

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