There's really not much new here. Between this dress, my trusted white loafers, and my denim jacket (which I'll admit is probably much more common in my every day dress than I let on just in outfit photos), this outfit is full of pieces that have appeared here time and time again. Yet, with leaves on the ground and the seasons changing, the outfit suddenly feels new. Though it's not as cool as I'd like it be, it's finally fall and I have no shame in being one of those bloggers who constantly goes on and on about how great that is. I love fall, and I don't care who knows it. Stop me if I'd said this before (let's face it, I probably have), but I never got to experience the season in all its glory until I moved to the Midwest. The weather doesn't change too drastically back home in California, and it definitely doesn't have that same feeling that exists out here. I almost feel like a fraud for all of those "falls" I spent bundled up in sweaters and drinking warm coffee drinks. I still have no idea where I'm going to end up come May when I graduate, but I'll definitely miss the small-town Midwest fall I've come to love.
Things have still been busy, but it's probably my fault for think I could have sleep, school, work, AND a social life. It's really been hitting me lately that this is my last year here, so I've been trying to spend more time with my friends. But I guess when complaining about the new season of How I Met Your Mother and following it up with episodes of Firefly is involved, I can't really say no to that. The moment someone asks me to sit in a coffee shop (again, I mean. I might have just done this last week.) for hours, all bets of being productive are off.
There is one new thing in this outfit, and it's pretty wonderful. My oldest brother and sister-in-law gave me a very belated birthday present (only two months late, no big deal) of a $25 Modcloth gift card. There may have also been some booze involved, but that's besides the point. What's a girl to do but a buy an ampersand bracelet? She buys that ampersand bracelet, that's what.
Flats: Urban Outfitters
Ring: Brandy Melville