Friday, March 13, 2015

hooray for spring break

//dress, cardigan, booties, necklace: forever21 / tights: jcp / purse: thrifted / rings: forever21, Poulsbo shop//

Well, hello! I feel like I haven't blogged in ages (and I also feel like I open every other post with this same phrase...if it's true, I apologize). Let's see...really, not much has happened since my last post. I was busy (busy, busy) with school, mostly with essay-writing--let's be honest, 40+ pages within two weeks is a huge stress picnic. This pair of classes has been one of the more stressful, just because of the sheer amount of writing involved over the past eight weeks. I started to feel overwhelmed as I hit finals week; just after turning in two research papers, I plunged straight into a pair of take-home essay finals. My pastor told me a story once about a boy who was told to cut down a field full of trees in two days. If he had gotten right to work, he would have been able to finish his work before the deadline, but all the boy could do was stare at all the trees he had to cut down. He quickly grew overwhelmed with the amount of work he had to do, and so he didn't get the work done and failed to meet his deadline. That last week of school, I felt like that boy. I started doing that thing I do when I'm stressed where I clench my teeth, and don't notice till my jaw starts to hurt. If I'd gotten straight to work, I still would've managed to have free time, but I would start to think about all the work I had to get done by Sunday, and I'd feel the panic start to rise...and I wouldn't get much of anything done. It really helped, later on, breaking the assignments up into bite-sized chunks and limiting my focus to those. And of course, there was a lot of prayer going on. That probably helped the most. :) Right now, I'm just positively thrilled to be done with school and looking forward to my Friday hike with Josh. AND, only three more classes, and I'll graduate. How am I almost done already?

Anyway! This is one of my favorite outfits recently. It's based around two impulse buys--that glorious sweater, and the leather skater dress--that I picked up on sale at Forever21. I have been looking for a pleather skater dress for over a year now, and when I found this one on sale for only $13, I snapped it up (I believe they still have it on sale on their website). The material is thin and feels almost flimsy, but I've worn it so many times since I bought it in December, and I've not been gentle on it by any means, but it's held up amazingly well. Then the cardigan...I wasn't sure how much wear I would get out of it, but it's also proved to be quite versatile, and it's so nice for throwing on over dresses or t-shirts to add an extra layer of cozy. 

I hope you are all doing well, and I'll talk to you soon!


  1. Very nice, perfect outfit & the necklace reminds me of the similar one which I have misplaced somewhere..haha
    Have a good day!

  2. Cute outfit, Vicki!
    I can't believe you're about to graduate, time flies, eh?
    A modest fashion blog:

  3. Ooof 40 plus pages in two weeks certainly sounds like a challenge! I hope school is starting to wind down and not be so stressful for you! Last week was similar for me in that I ended up having four exams schedules, two of which were essay. Now I need to write a ten page paper and then I can relax over Spring Break. Yay college! ;)
    I love your whole outfit, and especially your sweater. It looks so comfy and cozy.
    Hope you are doing well!

  4. i too cant wait for spring break....come soon spring lol

    stop by,

  5. Congrats! That's awesome. And your outfit is as cute as always:)


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