Aside from maybe the first few days I was in Glasgow, this was by far my most uneventful week—and that’s exactly how I planned it. After so many days on the road with my parents, I really needed to spend this week cranking out my thesis. I’m happy to say that just hours ago, I finally completed my 55-page draft. It’s not worth getting too excited about yet—I still have a few rounds of revision and then my defense before I’m officially done—but it sure feels good to have something to submit to my advisors. It was also just fun to write it and exciting to realize I did, in fact, learn something during the past four years of college. Woohoo! Now, without further ado, onto this week’s outfits.
Monday, April 11
In addition to spending this week working on my thesis, I also had a follow-up job interview on Tuesday for which I needed to prepare, so I spent most of today doing that. In the evening, I snuck out for a few hours to go to pub quiz with the group! It’s been several weeks since I’ve been to pub quiz, so it was nice to catch up with everyone.
Tuesday, April 12
Today was the day of the big interview! I spent all day preparing until the meeting at 4 o’clock, relaxed a bit, and then started working on my thesis. I figured this collared tweed dress would be the perfect professional wear for the occasion (although since the interview was just on Zoom, you could really only see the collar).
Wednesday, April 13
My friend and I went to our favorite little teahouse this morning, and it felt so good to get out my room for a bit. In the afternoon, I ventured to the airport to speak with someone about changing my flight home, and the guy told me they don’t change flights at the airport! What?! There were a few reasons I decided to go in person, but I don’t understand how the workers at those airline desks couldn’t help me change my flight. Very frustrating… Anyway, I did a little thrifting to lift my spirits and to find something for this month’s thrifty collab. But alas, I was thwarted for a second time today.
Grey Turtleneck: Bohme, $30 ($1.58 per wear), last worn here | Plaid Skirt: Francesca’s, $25 ($2.08 per wear), last worn here | White Knee Socks: DSW, $15 ($0.88 per wear), last worn here | Black Knee Boots: Clarks via DSW, $100 ($0.96 per wear), last worn here
Thursday, April 14
I went thrifting again this morning because I was really desperate to find something for that collaboration. Thankfully, I was able to find a piece that fit the theme, and then I spent the rest of the day working on my thesis. I met up with a friend in the evening to go to an Irish pub near campus that has live music—the band was especially great tonight! I forgot to take a pic of my outfit, though, so this is just a recycled photo… I actually wore my black knee boots instead of the leopard rain boots.
Maroon Wrap Blouse: Francesca’s, $25 ($4.17 per wear), last worn here | Skinny Jeans: Express, $42 ($1.24 per wear), last worn here | Black Knee Boots: Clarks via DSW, $100 ($0.95 per wear), last worn here
Friday, April 15
Same old same old, spent the day working on my thesis and then went to my friend’s place in the evening for dinner and a movie night. We watched Encanto and she showed me a bunch of comedy sketches from the past two decades… so now I feel that I have properly been indoctrinated into pop culture.
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Saturday, April 16
I have absolutely nothing interesting to say about today other than that I stayed in my room and worked on my thesis for ten hours (I timed it). I only popped out real quick to drop off some postcards at the closest mailbox.
Sunday, April 17
I considered treating myself to brunch this morning to celebrate Easter, but I decided to pick up some donuts real quickly instead and then spent the day finally finishing the draft of my thesis. I have to admit that I was feeling a little down today for not being with my family this Easter. I love the holiday, and growing up we would always spend it in Las Vegas, going to a sunrise service and then eating a fancy brunch. There’s always next year, I guess! Work-work-working away was a good distraction.
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I hope you’re having a lovely Easter if you’re celebrating today! As always, thanks for stopping by the blog.
Miles of smiles,