The Yellow Door

I hate that I keep talking about busy I am and how I barely have time to blog, as I'm sure that must be getting incredibly boring. Unfortunately, it's still true, but I think things are going to calm down this week. For now, though, here's what's been going on:

  • I really like most of classes this semester, especially my fashion ones. I have a new professor who is actually focused on teaching us things that we haven't learned in our other classes and is building her classes around what we actually want to learn. I can't wait to see what we end up doing.
  • The paper is going great, and I think my new editors are starting to get the hang of their positions. I'm just waiting for some juicy stuff to happen on campus since the news cycle has been pretty boring. Compared to last semester, however, when there was a fake hostage situation and a guy running for student government with an outstanding warrant for his arrest, it's really not hard to be bored.
  • My parents are in town, which is part of the reason I'm still busy this three-day weekend. I'm not sure if I've mentioned before, but my brother also lives in town (and works at my school) with his wife and three kids. His third one (my new niece) was born just days before I got back into town, so my parents flew in to finally meet her. Really, though, that means this weekend is just full of an unhealthy amount of food as we try to take to them to our favorite places in town in a short amount of time. 
  • I helped move T.J. to his new apartment last weekend and he just started grad school. He's an hour and half away now, but he's already back visiting this weekend. I might have told him he had to since my parents are here, but that's neither here nor there.
  • Now that my friend Jenn has graduated and left me forever, I've been worried about not having anyone to take my blog photos for me. Fortunately, I worried for nothing. I have a couple friends in my fashion classes who have helped me, and my friend Mary has been a total lifesaver. She's our assistant photo editor at the paper, and she's already taken my pictures for me twice, including this set (which was taken in front of our office). She's amazing and I'm making her help me all the time from now on.

We convinced my friend Steve to model for us, and I promised I'd put him on my blog. Don't mind the product placement. 

This outfit was one I wasn't expecting to be anything special, but I ended up really loving it. I suppose that's bound to happen with any ensemble featuring lace and pleats, isn't it?

Top: TJ Maxx
Skirt: Thrifted (originally Target)
Shoes: Urban Outfitters
Bracelet and ring: Fifth & Mae


  1. I love your accessories! Nice little touch. :] And wow you do sound busy! The first couple weeks of the semester always seem to get pegged as "easy" but really they're full of meeting people and catching up, so it doesn't seem easy!!! Good luck :]

  2. The colour of that door looks great with you outfit haha. That skirt is really pretty and I love feminine lace top! Good luck with your school year :) Man, I miss school!

  3. How fun to have family there! Happy weekend, you lovely thing. These colors are all so lovely together.

  4. Haha, advertising for Jimmy Johns now, are we? ;)
    I love the yellow door as a backdrop for this pretty outfit! The pleats and lace combo is always a winner. The autumnal shade of your skirt is perfect. Makes me wish I had something in that color!

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  5. Ooh, you look so cute!! I love the blouse!!


  6. Your fashion classes seem like so much fun! I can relate to your worries about outfit photos... I just got to my campus and I'm not sure what to do about blog pics! I'm sure I'll figure it out though :) Love your pleated skirt!

    Xo, Hannah

  7. I don't get fashion credit just because I'm a dude?

    Glasses — Perry Ellis
    Earrings — 12mm glow in the dark plugs.
    Shirt — Mossimo by Target
    Undershirt — Hanes Tagless Crew Neck
    Jeans — Wrangler Five Star Premium Denim
    Shoes — Toms Academy Plaid Shoes
    Sandwich — Jimmy John's Number 10 No Tomato
    Watch — Armitron Automatic Skeleton

  8. What a pretty outfit. I love the lace & pleats. I have a top & skirt like that in dark hues, so I may just pin you to my outfit ideas Pinterest board for some future inspiration... :)

    Flounces & Hubbub

  9. I love this look and i'm so excited to see it on your blog! I feel like we must have run into the same situation, cause I also tried on this skirt on a recent goodwill trip. However, I decided not to get it because I couldn't think of how to mix it with my wardrobe. So excited to see how you'll style this in the future, and I may be getting a little sad that I didn't snatch up this deal too.

    Look forward to your next post!
    -Amy :)

  10. Lovely outfit! I bought this skirt for that fashion show I did awhile ago and wished the girl didn't want to keep it :( The color is great on you and it sounds like you're having an awesome weekend. I hope things slow down for you one day!

  11. The pleats are so pretty and I love the lace! Glad to hear that you found someone to help you with photos :) And your fashion classes sound so interesting!

  12. I love the colors in this outfit, and your accessories are so so cute! Glad to hear you're busy with all sorts of good stuff! I hope you had a blast with your parents this weekend!

    Ladyface Blog

  13. You do sound crazy busy!!! That sounds like a lot of good stuff though :)
    This outfit is perfect, I adore the shade of this skirt and it's perfectly paired with that lace top. Match made in heaven!

  14. Oh wow I love how soft and feminine this outfit is! And yikes, you weren't kidding when you said you're busy! Good luck in the upcoming semester :]

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  15. Ah, finally a little update on your life!! I didn't realize you and TJ are doing long-distance now, that's a bummer I know all about! Although, let's call it mid-distance, because that's not too TOO far away! And sounds like he's making lots of trips to come see you :) good.

    I am in love with this photo spot! I also love that it's your office which is such a huge part of your life right now! And of course the outfit is perfect, duh. I'm glad you included your friend Steve, I did that with one of my friends once. Always fun.

    perfectly priya