We're trying something new tonight (today) and it's called (*drumroll*) blogging at 1AM-when-you're-waiting-for-your-lab-partner-to-finish-his-half-of-the-lab-so-you-can-put-it-onto-a-giant-poster-to-be-presented-the-next-morning. Let's be honest. I've never, literally, never stayed up later than midnight on a school night finishing schoolwork and in college it seems to be a frequent occurrence. I'm blaming the time change and the fact that three and a half months in, my brain still isn't adjusted to the one hour change. I still want to go to bed at midnight home-time which is 1AM here-time and wake up at 7:30 home-time which is 8:30 home-time. That extra hour is so minuscule but yet it seems to be lost over my head and hasn't wormed its way into my biological clock yet, as my dad likes to say.
Anyways, as I write this, my two pals who aren't actually my lab partners but chemistry "family-members" as we like to say (okay, that I like to say) are bickering over markers and tape and making their board as pretty as possible. I've heard, "Get the f*** off facebook," at least seven times. Oh, make that eight. Oh, college, how I love you so. After tomorrow, I think I may start to see the light at the end of the long tunnel of a single college semester. My chemistry project is due tomorrow morning at 8AM and due to the presentation aspect of the lab tomorrow, we have to look presentable. Unbelievable, right? So I have to shower. And look decent. And not wear my sweats like normal. Also a new thing in college, wearing sweats to 8AM classes. Seriously, it would take some serious dedication to dress the way I did in high school every single day in college. I miss it!
So guess what?? I know some of you won't think this is a big deal....because...it's just a job. A sales-associate job. But to me, this is HUGE! I applied to a billion (okay, four) jobs online at home about a month and a half ago so that over the six week break that I'm home I won't be sucked into my 32 inch television for hours on end. WELL, Macy's contacted me about two weeks after I applied and said they wanted me. But that they wanted me for longer than the 6 weeks I was home, and obviously I couldn't do that if I were in Missoula. So, I sulked for a while and hoped for Starbucks or Old Navy or Bath and Body works. BUT! Last week, Macy's emailed me again and asked for an interview! EEEEP. I'm so excited. Macy's and Starbucks were my top choices and I've never had a real "job". I've babysat, refereed soccer, and worked in a chocolate store earning under the table wages packaging cute little chocolates but never had a set job with set hours and a set pay. Wish me luck on my interview! I really can't imagine anything better than helping people buy clothes and pick out outfits for people and work in the new clothes aroma all day long.
So this photoshoot was a major experiment. They made me super excited for Niklaas' and my photoshoots all winter long! My friends and I went outside and took pictures in the snow. I didn't wear a jacket thinking it couldn't be that cold but literally, my fingers froze to bits. When we got inside, I checked the temperature online and it was four degrees. Ooops. The girl with the maroon jacket is my dear friend Maggie! Remember her? She was the one in my very first blog posts about college that I wanted to become friends with because I liked her clothes and dreamed of coming to college and finding someone to swap clothes with. Well, as it turns out, we are best friends now!
My dream finally came true (ha!) and Maggie and I swapped sweaters last weekend. She loves Urban like I do and when I saw her wear this sweater I was like...eeep! It's really loose and "wispy" as I described it and the stripes are so cute. She borrowed my cheetah print cardigan and I took this! This dress is going to appear often, I'm sad to say. But it's my favorite right now. I just love the grandma print and I love that it's short! Short things are my favorite. Like, okay, I have short legs and probably not the thin long legs to pull it off, but wearing long skirts and long dresses makes me look so short! I love how the patterns mixed in this outfit. It might be my favorite outfit I've blogged in months! Because of the pattern mixing, I wanted to keep the tights basic. I was going to wear textured ones, but I loved the pattern of the sweater and dress so much I didn't want to distract from it! So I didn't.
Niklaas' shoes are again showcased. Again. You're going to be seeing them a lot, I assure you. I also have on a headband, something I haven't been wearing much at all in college, and it felt good to have her back! I love headbands. I was one of the first people in High School to wear one to school and was so scared! And it's true. I got a ton of stares but remarkably, I also got compliments! Apparently everyone is wearing them in the High School now. As well as patterned tights (another one of those things I tried out and was scared to wear but turned into complimentees). And...pattern mixing. It's just weird. That everyone wears these kinds of things now. Why would anyone think I was cool?!
dress: thrifted tights: Old Navy boots: thrifted sweater: borrowed belt: momma's headband: f21
Well. My 1AM blog post is turning into a long ramble. Oooops. I just drank a 3 shot coffee so maybe I can stay up long enough to finish this poster. 5 days until I leave for home and my parents get to come meet all my best friends! I'm so excited, guys. So excited.