Don't be fooled by that smile on my face; it was positively freezing when I took these photos. Yes, that's snow on the ground you see, and yes, that's me in a skirt and no coat. Though it's since all melted, it did snow one day last week, something I was not prepared for. Even going on my fourth year living in the Midwest, I'm not sure my California-bred self will ever get fully used to the idea of winter. Sure, I've become a bit more adjusted to it than my friends and family back on the west coast are, but I'm still a wimp. I guess if there's one thing I should be used to by now, though, is that the Midwest has the most inconsistent weather. My first winter here (in 2010) there was a record-breaking blizzard that shut down my campus for two days. Then, the following year, there was barely any snow at all. Last year was probably a good mix between the two. It wasn't a terrible winter, but there was still snow on the ground until maybe a week or two before I went back home in May. I'm not really sure what this winter is going to be like, but I'm sure I'll still tough it out and stand in the freezing cold with no jacket while someone takes my picture. The things we do for blogging.
As for the outfit, this another one that I ended up liking much more than I thought I would. I wasn't too excited about taking pictures in this one, but it grew on me. It's nothing too special, but a good showcase of my style (girly, yet practical?). The one thing I'm excited to show off, though, is this arrow ring that Loopsway sent me. It's no secret that I'm a big fan of dainty jewelry, and I'm always looking for more rings to add to my collection. This one adorable and a great piece to throw on every day, which I'm pretty sure I've done since I got it.
Also, in case you missed, be sure to check out my post below for a GIANT giveaway!
Fortunately, my rants about the weather will take a much different turn in less than a week when I finally get to go home for Thanksgiving break. This is always my longest stretch without going home, so I'm beyond excited. I can't wait for In N' Out, good frozen yogurt (there's a froyo place in town here that just isn't cutting it), and to see everyone I love. I've only seen my best friend, Whitney, for a total of two weeks out of this year (in June), which means I'm not going to let her leave my sight next week. Prepare for photo overload.
Cardigan, top, skirt: Thrifted
Arrow ring: c/o Loopsway
Scalloped ring: Forever 21