You didn't think I was going to make it all week long without a post, did you? Despite being busy all week at home, I still remembered to pack my tripod and found some time to take pictures back in my trusty spot in my backyard. This outfit is a little bit different for me because it's mostly black on black, and I thought it was funny that an outfit so simple was still considered "mixing it up" slightly for me. What can I say? I like simple things. My friend Alena and I found a fancy Goodwill on Monday — no, really. It exists. It was called OC Boutique (or something like it), but all of the clothes had Goodwill tags on them. I'm sure you can imagine my joy. I walked out with this Audrey 3+1 black dress for a steal, and I couldn't resist the flattering shape or nude lining. When you're on a broke college student's budget, nothing is as appealing as a versatile piece that can be worn a million ways.
Of course, the best part of this outfit is by far the necklace. My sister-in-law, Elyse, put up a picture on Instagram of a few of these necklaces that she was making them about a month or so ago. I hinted that she should make me one too, and she gave me this one when I got in on Saturday. I don't have anything like it, and I've already worn it with two different outfits since she gave it to me. I really can't get enough of it. Don't you think she should sell them?
This is what I wore on Monday night for a night out with a few of my best friends. As much as I've been having fun going out lately, I still don't think I'll ever be a true bar person. This outfit was my way of not looking like a child like usual, but still wanting to dress like myself. This, my friends, is why I like coffee shops better. I can wear as many collars and pleats as a I want, and I don't have to worry about the barista thinking my ID is fake. The pains of looking like a 16-year-old.
I'll have a bigger recap of my week another time, but I've been having a blast at home. It's always wonderful catching up with best friends and family after being gone for three months, plus the food doesn't hurt either (as usual, I got In N' Out on the way home from the airport). The best part by far, though, is the weather. I know it started snowing back in the Midwest since I left, so being in 70 degrees and not wearing a jacket in November is even more satisfying. Sorry to gloat, Midwest friends. I can't help it that California is perfect this time of year.
Dress: Thrifted (Audrey 3+1)
Necklace: handmade by my sister-in-law