I don't know how I ended up here, but I'm going heading into my third to last week at home until summer break is over and college takes hold of my life once more. A year ago, I couldn't stop complaining about how summer was far too long and school couldn't come quickly enough. This time around, things are bittersweet. I'm incredibly excited to be heading back to my life in Illinois shortly, especially since the newspaper is like my drug that I get withdrawals from when I'm away, but I've had a great summer at home and I'm not quite ready for it to end. For as much as I've created a life at school that I love, I always get too comfortable at home when I'm here. I've gotten used to seeing my best friends all the time, seeing my parents every day, living in a house with a real kitchen, and just being in the place I grew up in general. That's not even to mention the comfort of being in California. It's funny how eager I was to get away three years ago; I've gotten such an appreciation for this place ever since leaving. What I'm really trying to get at is, I just don't understand why I can't clone myself so I can be in two places at once. I'd settle for a transportation device too. I'm not greedy.
As for clothing and other relevant things to this blog (just kidding. Everything I have to say is relevant because I said so), this is what I wore for part two of my birthday celebration last week when I went out to dinner with my family. Both my mom and sister-in-law complained about how even this tiny wedge made them feel short. However, at 5'2", I think I'm allowed a very tiny bit of height every so often. I'm also allowed a velvet skirt, but I think we're all allowed that from time to time. Okay, all the time.
Side note: why is working at a restaurant so exhausting? I've been doing it off and on since I was 14, but I don't think I'll ever get over that feeling of wanting to punch someone while it's busy and wanting to collapse and die when the day's over. Anyone else who's worked a restaurant can relate, I'm sure.
Top: H&M (swapped)
Shoes: B.A.I.T. (ebay)