Last night while enlightening my roommate in the culture of classic teen-romance flicks, I happened to look outside and see an orange sky. Now in my experience, when it's overcast and the sky is orange, it only means one thing. I leapt from my chair in joy and ran to my window to see the only thing in the world that could have lightened the load of the past two weeks. Snow.
It's like Lorelai from Gilmore Girls. Snow is magical to me. It's like the spring of winter; it's fresh and new and gorgeous. I've been a snow-girl since I was a baby and as soon as my sister could walk, I was dragging her outside to build snowmen, forts, snowangels, and sled. A five and three year old sledding? Yes! I remember coming home from school every single day in the winter and playing in the snow after dark until it was bedtime. And when the running around got too tiring, laying in the snow and catching snowflakes in my mouth and looking up at the sprinkling sky beneath the orange sky. Snow makes the world quiet again.
The only thing getting me through these weeks is the sole fact that thanksgiving is around the corner and after that, winter break is just mere days away. I definitely feel like I understand people older than me here in college that explain the cycle of college to me: start the year fresh and energized and get good grades for the first half of the semester, and then it's just downhill from there until you can see the end. Quick and dirty, ha.
I took these pictures ages ago with Niklaas (yes, you get a Niklaas shoot today!!) and just got around to posting them. Thank goodness for these pictures because there was no way I was going to dress blog-worthy today with the snow. Snow calls for cashmere cardigans and the always getting more uncool Uggs. Comfy! Remember how I said I wear this necklace constantly since Alex sent it to me? Case in point. I've worn it three posts in a row! But I really do wear it constantly. Look at it! The bicycle is just the cutest.
I bought this dress at the Goodwill here in Missoula and it was fate. Remember that other grandma-floral dress with the sleeves that I posted way too many times and was way too in love with? That also...wasn't mine? I found my alternative dress! This one! The print is perfection and it was only ninety nine cents. I wear it all the time. My outfits these days seem to be following this exact pattern: cardigan + tights + dress + boots. I bought this red cardigan in the summer on sale and it's so, so cozy even if it's enormous on me. It's funny how those articles of clothing you buy on a whim not expecting to get much out of turn into things you wear all the time. My tights are another one of those sale purchases from the summer and they are funky-licious, just like I love em!
I'm posting so, so early in the morning but I desperately need to get my behind into gear like my dad says and study. My motivation to do chemistry anymore is slim. I can't wait till next year, I just know it's going to be better than this year already. The week after thanksgiving, I have my last midterms before finals which includes chemistry, biology, media, and lab. Ewwww.