This past week was kind of an odd one! I spent Sunday of the previous week, Monday, and Tuesday quarantining in my flat after being exposed to Covid-19 by a couple of people. Per the rules, I didn’t have to quarantine at all because I am fully vaccinated, but I decided to play it safe just in case. Thankfully, I never tested positive! The week was also unusual because on Monday, I finally got a flat-mate, and my classes Monday and Tuesday were cancelled due to a teacher’s strike on campus. Then I spent the weekend away at the Isle of Skye, hence why I am posting my weekly recap a day late today. So yah, kind of all over the place last week!
Monday, February 21
As I said, I spent today quarantining, which was kind of a shame considering the weather was gorgeous and I didn’t have class. I decided to sleep in and then got my blog post finished and a few other chores, never even bothering to put on real clothes.
Tuesday, February 22
Another day spent inside in my cozy clothes! I was super productive today and spent most of it making progress on my thesis and on my taxes (gross). I’m glad I managed to peep outside for a minute, though, because I caught the prettiest surprise outside! Rainbows are always so exciting and magical.
Wednesday, February 23
After testing negative again this morning, I figured it was safe to end my unrequired quarantine, since it had already been three days after I was exposed. I took some blog photos and then went to City Centre to run some errands and stop at a thrift store I had passed last week on my way back from stained glass class. The cutest olive green polka dot dress that was hanging in the window had caught my eye, and I kept thinking about it… so I went back today to check it out. Sadly, it was already gone! But in the end, I didn’t leave empty ended—I got a pair of snakeskin booties and a pair of gold summery wedges for under $20.
After my little shopping spree, I rushed back to campus for my Scottish culture class and then grabbed dinner with a new friend. I really love today’s outfit aside from the belt/shoe combo. I think the two pieces kind of clash, but I needed a belt… and this snakeskin one is the only one I brought to Scotland. Otherwise, a super cute look!
Pink Lace-Up Top: JCPenney, $20 ($0.80 per wear), last worn here | Maroon Moto Jacket: BB Dakota via boutique, $25 ($0.57 per wear), last worn here | Skinny Jeans: Express, $42 ($2.33 per wear), last worn here | Leopard Rain Booties: Ralph Lauren via Macy’s, $60 ($1.11 per wear), last worn here | Leopard Belt: Francesca’s, $9 ($0.41 per wear), last worn here
Thursday, February 24
I woke up to a little snow flurry this morning and was not looking forward to the half-hour walk to downtown for my stained glass class… so I just threw on a sweater and put my hair up—lazy day outfit, indeed. I was excited to make a lot of progress on my final project in class today; I will be making the Glasgow skyline with a sunset in the background! I had a really hard time coming up with an idea for the project, but I’m so happy I landed on this. I think it will require a lot of beautiful colors of glass and will be a really special memento to take home with me.
I wanted to spend the rest of the day cozied up inside, but I decided to go to my Celtic Civilization seminar anyway (only two of us showed up) and even made it to Scottish country dancing tonight, even though I strongly considered skipping. The country dancing ball is on March 5, so I figured I shouldn’t miss any practice right before the big event.
Pink Sweater: JCPenney, $18 ($0.39 per wear), last worn here | Black Skinny Jeans: Express, $42 ($3.00 per wear) | Leopard Rain Booties: Ralph Lauren via Macy’s, $60 ($1.09 per wear), last worn here
Friday, February 25
I went to my super boring art history seminar in the afternoon and grabbed some groceries afterwards. In the evening, my friend and I met up for dinner at a Spanish restaurant (it was so fun to reminisce about my time in Spain on the Camino de Santiago) and then went to a Lumineers concert at one of Glasgow’s famous music venues, the SECC Hydro. It was SUCH a good concert!
I decided to dress up a little for the night out, wearing this maroon wrap-style crop top and my pleather jacket. I also styled my new thrifted booties! They are so cute, but they’re a little taller (and more uncomfortable) than I thought. I even put on some eye shadow, eyeliner, and mascara—I figured I better start practicing since I will be doing my own makeup when I’m a bridesmaid in my brother’s wedding in May. The only downside to this outfit was my hair. I was too lazy to do anything cute with it, but the braids didn’t really fit the vibe.
Maroon Wrap Top: Francesca’s, $25 ($5.00 per wear), last worn here | Black Pleather Jacket: Blank NYC via boutique, $25 ($0.61 per wear), last worn here | Black Skinny Jeans: Express, $42 ($2.80 per wear) | Snakeskin Booties: Thrifted, $11 ($11.00 per wear) | Snakeskin Belt: Francesca’s, $9 ($0.39 per wear), last worn here
Saturday, February 26
I woke up bright and early this morning to go on a tour to the Isle of Skye for the weekend. I forgot to snap a photo in my outfit before I left, so this is the best pic I have! My “iconic” blue puffer coat, as one of my friend’s described it. I’ll be sharing a whole post about my visit to Isle of Skye later this week, so stay tuned for that.
Sunday, February 27
Another day in Skye, so I kept things comfy and casual with a sweater and jeans. I’ve already worn this exact ensemble so many times since being here, although I decided to French braid my hair today (keeping my normal side part, instead of parting it down the middle like I usually do with braids). I think it turned out super cute!
Embroidered Sweater: Francesca’s, $45 ($2.81 per wear), last worn here | Skinny Jeans: Express, $42 ($2.10 per wear), last worn here | Leopard Rain Booties: Ralph Lauren via Macy’s, $60 ($1.03 per wear), last worn here
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I got back from my trip last night around 7:30 pm and had my usual Sunday catch-up call with my brother… I was far too tired and lazy to even start my weekly recap, so I’m sharing it today instead. Tomorrow will be my February Month in Review post! I hope you all had a great weekend, and thanks for stopping by today.
Miles of smiles,
7 comments on “Weekly Recap #8, 2022”
Sorry to hear about the covid scare, but I’m glad you tested negative. I can’t to hear more about your trip.
Thanks Lovely! And yes, me too.
I am loving your two new pairs of boots! Glad you got to rest and catch up on some stuff with your little quarantine time! Looking forward to your travel post about your weekend!
I love reading about your time in Scotland and I am glad to see that you are making the most of it, Grace! Thanks for sharing and have a good day 🙂 Aiva xx
Thanks Aiva! Hope you have a great day, too.