I may have missed both blog posts this week, but at least I’m actually publishing my recap on Sunday this time instead of Monday! Boy, my blogging schedule has been so messed up the past month, but hopefully I’ll be able to turn it around once the academic quarter ends in two weeks. I spent the week spending time with family, celebrating my 22nd birthday, and soaking up the last of this beautiful fall weather. Weird to think I’ve already survived another trip around the sun, but I’m ready to kick ass during my Taylor Swift year—I’m definitely feeling 22!!
Monday, November 8
I spent most of the day in class before my parents came to campus so we could grab a quick dinner nearby. I’ve been to basically every restaurant near University of Denver over the past three and a half years except for Mustard’s Last Stand, so we finally crossed off this neighborhood hotdog joint from my list.
I thought this outfit would be super cute and college-y, and while I did feel stylish in it, I’m rethinking it after seeing the look photographed. The outfit would work better with skinny jeans, as opposed to my cropped flared jeans, because the combination of the pants with the open flannel is adding a lot of unwanted volume, making me look bigger than I am.
Flannel: Hand-me-down, originally from American Eagle, last worn here | Black Cropped Tank: American Eagle, $8 | Cropped Flared Jeans: Express, $40, last worn here | Black Boots: Clarks via DSW, $100, last worn here
Tuesday, November 9
My birthday!! I spent the morning getting ready and curling my hair before my parents, my aunt, and I went to breakfast at a restaurant near campus. I didn’t take a pic of my outfit but I really loved the white sweater, black leather jacket, and white mules that I wore—will definitely be photographing it for a real blog post at some point in the future. After breakfast, the four of us went to Denver’s interactive Van Gogh art exhibit, which was super cool! The weather turned a bit in the afternoon, so we did a little shopping before settling inside. My mom and I decided to try Dashing Diva nail stickers for a lil’ birthday manicure. Not sure how I feel about them yet—I think it definitely takes some practice to become good at applying the stickers. Maybe I’ll try them again and do a blog post review if anyone would be interested in that.
I had my wine class in the early evening, during which a classmate shared some of his personal wine and toasted me for my birthday. So sweet! Afterwards, my parents, my cousin, and I went to dinner at my favorite restaurant before my parents and I went back to my apartment to open a few presents. Another great birthday in the books, and I’m so grateful to have spent so much of it with family. And thank you to everyone here who wished me a happy b-day!
Wednesday, November 10
I woke up early this morning to start and finish a five-page paper that was due at noon… I guess I really am a college senior. I often ask myself when I became such a bad procrastinator (I wasn’t always like this!) and I am convinced it started after I began blogging in 2016… woops. In the two-hour gap between my afternoon classes, my parents came to my apartment to help me scramble and pack up everything I can live without for the next two weeks, in order to make the move out process easier. It’s a little sad seeing how empty my apartment is now, but I know it’ll be worth it when moving is a breeze in two weeks. I drove over to my aunt’s house after my last class to spend the night and have dinner with my parents and my aunt’s fam.
Patterned Shift Dress: Max Studio via Nordstrom Rack, $40, last worn here | Black Boots: Clarks via DSW, $100, last worn here
Thursday, November 11
I was *painfully* unproductive today. My parents left my aunt’s house bright and early this morning, so I woke up to say goodbye, drove back to my apartment, and went back to bed until around 11:30. I told myself to do homework but instead did absolutely nothing… I can’t even tell you what I did, I think I just sat around in a daydream all day. At least I threw on this cutesy casual outfit for wine class and my end-of-quarter journal meeting, after which a friend came over for the rest of the night. Usually my casual outfits are pretty bland, but I really like how this look came together!
Tie-Dye Sweatshirt: American Eagle, $18 | Grey Mom Jeans: Express, $19, last worn here | Blush Sneakers: Steve Madden via DSW, $60, last worn here | Grey Beanie: Love Your Melon, $30, last worn here
Friday, November 12
Since I was a lazy slug yesterday, I told myself I absolutely had to be productive today, and thankfully I managed to cross off a few to-do list items. I spent the afternoon walking around campus and taking pics in a t-shirt for the camp where I volunteer so they could have some pictures for promotional purposes. I wish the lighting in this photo was better because I think it’s super cute! In the evening, I grabbed dinner with a friend before watching Princess Mononoke, a favorite movie of mine.
Saturday, November 13
I spent all of today with a friend, grabbing breakfast together, watching a few movies in the afternoon, and going to Dave and Buster’s in the evening. I was absolutely terrible at Guitar Hero the first time but thankfully redeemed myself later in the night. This outfit isn’t anything special, but it’s cute enough!
Pink Sweater: JCPenney, $18, last worn here | Pleather Jacket: Blank NYC via local boutique, $25, last worn here | Cropped Flared Jeans: Express, $25, last worn here | Blush Sneakers: Steve Madden via DSW, $60, last worn here
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It feels weird to me that my birthday was just on Tuesday—that already feels like ages ago! It’s been a longgg week but in the best kind of way. Only ten days left in Denver… eek! Big time senior panic is settling in.
As always, thanks for stopping by the blog today, and I hope you have a great rest of your Sunday!
Miles of smiles,