Don't you love those outfits that end up working much better than you planned? I wore this last week for what I thought was going to be a rainy day. I was just going to two classes and work, and I didn't think I'd be able to take pictures, so I didn't really put that much thought into the outfit. However, when it ended up clearing up by the time I got into work and Mary asked if I wanted to take photos, I realized that I liked it much more than I realized. Then again, with lace, pleats, and a gray cardigan (which I've been wearing to death lately), I shouldn't really be that surprised.
I got a little spoiled with a three-day weekend, and now it's a bit harder to think about waking up for class. My school gave us Friday off for "fall break" (I still don't understand why, but I'm not complaining), and I had a great weekend. It felt even longer since we don't put out the newspaper on days that there's no class, so I didn't even have work Thursday night. I actually ended up going to a bar Thursday night with some friends (most of my good friends work at the paper with me), which usually isn't my scene. I'm really not a bar person at all — I even had a lengthy discussion with one of my friends about being a coffee shop person as opposed to a bar person – but I ended up having a really good time. It helped that we went to the most laid-back one in town, as opposed to the other club-like college bars.
As for the rest of the weekend, I spent most of it with good friends. Friday was at two of my friends' apartment eating too much junk food, fitting in that much-needed short coffee shop trip with Mary and Jenn, and playing Mario Party. I spent Saturday taking two of my guy friends on their first thrifting trip, which was quite the experience. And by that, I mean it was the shortest thrifting trip I've ever been on. It was kind of weird not going with girls who try on a million things and stand in front of mirror for too long, trying to decide if something is worthy of buying (guilty). Luckily, we made up for the time by visiting a comic book store and a used movie and video game shop. What can I say? Thrifting and nerdy boys are pretty much my favorite things.
Top, cardigan: TJ Maxx
Ring: c/o eFoxcity
Necklace: Antique store