Well, that weekend was exhausting. So much happened that I'm not really sure where to begin. I suppose I could just get talk of this outfit out of the way (what is this, a fashion blog?), not that I have much to say about it. This dress has become one of my absolute favorites and I just want to live in it. This was a typical class/work outfit last week — all I need is a dress, a cardigan, and a pair of oxfords and I'm set.
As for the weekend, I spent Sunday and Monday in Chicago for an event held by the National Retail Federation. I was really lucky to be one of 15 students chosen by department to go. I'm not planning on going into retail, but it was a really great experience getting to listen to extremely successful people at big companies talk about e-commerce and the changing industry. We also had multiple opportunities to network, and the most surreal part for me was getting to talk to the social media director for Anthropologie. She created the position, and she said her first day of work was literally creating the Facebook and Twitter accounts for the entire company five years ago. Crazy, right?
Besides the event, we also got to spend a good amount of free time in the city. We got there early Sunday afternoon, and we pretty much had the whole day to do whatever we wanted. Naturally, I spent most of the time shopping with my friend, Ginny. So much retail therapy, so little time. The only bad part (and the second important thing to happen this weekend) was that our hotel didn't have AMC, which meant that I missed the Breaking Bad finale. I avoided social media like the plague until Monday night, when I watched it the moment I got home. Did you see it? Because we need to talk about the end of this era. Personally, I was really happy with it. I know better than to spoil anything, but I couldn't imagine it ending any other way. Side note: the title of this post was the title of the episode. Keeping the obsession alive.
I've been debating about whether or not I should mention what else happened, but I've created such a strong relationship with my readers that I feel like I owe it to you all to be honest. I also feel like it's important, as a blogger, to show that my life isn't all pretty dresses and good TV. Well, the reason why I needed retail therapy is because T.J. and I broke up on Friday. I'm fine, and I'm certainly not looking for pity. It's been a long time coming, especially with him moving for grad school at the beginning of the semester, and it was completely mutual. We ended on really good terms, and we're still going to be friends. It's strange having a year and a half of my life be over (and my longest relationship to date), but it's for the better and I really am doing okay. I honestly am not sharing this for pep talks or attention, I just feel like I should share the parts of my life that aren't so perfect. Plus, who doesn't need a good excuse to shop and eat junk food?
Cardigan: from a swap
Shoes: Urban Outfitters