Easter weekend is always kind of strange for me. Since most people on campus are actually from Illinois, unlike me, a majority of the student body goes home and my school becomes a ghost town. On one hand, as someone who just generally doesn't like most college students (we can all agree that most people my age are obnoxious), it's nice to have a little peace and quiet. On the other hand, being thousands of miles away from Califonia, I don't even have the option of going home. Even though I'll be back there indefinitely in three weeks (holy crap), it's still difficult to not get just a little homesick. Fortunately, most of my friends were still in town on Friday night, so I wasn't completely alone and had people to hang out with.

On Saturday, Mary and I were left as two of the only people still here, so we decided to get out of town for the afternoon. We went to Quincy, a town about an hour away. Quincy is certainly not the most exciting place in the world, but it has Starbucks, Panera, and TJ Maxx  basic luxuries not found in the town I live in.We did a little bit of shopping (mistake), and explored downtown a little bit to take some outfit pictures. I'm in love with this set, which is why there are so many in this post. It finally looks like spring is here to stay, so I felt like polka dots, mint, and sandals were appropriate. I was also slightly obsessed with these trees, and I decided to include a few of Mary's photos of them as well. What am I ever going to do with Mary and her photography when I move? Actually, I don't want to talk about it. 

As graduation gets closer, my to-do list is growing by the second, but I'm doing my best to stay sane. I also should have a phone interview lined up sometime this week with one of my absolute favorite magazines, so I'm kind of freaking out about that as well  in a good way, of course. Wish me luck!

Dress, fox ring: Forever 21
Cardigan: Thrifted
Ampersand Bracelet: Modloth
Purse, Sandals: Vintage

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  1. Good luck for your interview! Im sure all your hard work will pay off. Your photography is truly talented, I'm sure you'll find a way to document your outfits when you return home. I just love the colour of your cardigan with the polka dots, so fresh! Lovely as always xx

  2. Oh, Good Luck! That is exciting.

    Also, you look utterly darling here.

  3. Your outfit is adorable! Loving those sandals!!
    Good luck to you! I'm sure you will rock your interview!

    Karissa |

  4. Sorry you couldn't make it home for Easter! What a bummer...I'm glad you had a fun day with your friend though! She does take lovely pictures and a day out (especially with the nicer weather) sounds wonderful. I definitely think mint and polka dots are a match made in heaven and GOOD LUCK in your interview! Sounds exciting!

  5. good luck on your interview!! also, lol flamingo.

    at this volume

  6. Good luck on the interview! We can't wait to see you soon!

  7. I totally get the Easter thing, I got rather homesick this weekend, Im living in Chicago but from Massachusetts. I'm not even in school anymore but when holidays come around it definitely is still odd to not be back with family and old friends.

  8. Wow, congrats on landing the interview! I'd be nervous and super excited at the same time.

    The next few weeks will be crazy, but everything will fall into place :)

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

  9. The place where I lived in my student years was the same. It turned into a nuclear explosion ghost town every time there were big Holidays. :D I love that brown bag, it's delicious!!!

  10. Gorgeous trees! I love Springtime... sorry you are homesick but you'll get to see your folks in a few weeks right? I totally know how that feels as I live far away from my family as well. Lovely dress and polka dots are great for every occasion!

  11. So cute! The dress is adorable!

    Good luck with the interview!

  12. KU is kind of the same! I've noticed that a lot of people that are within a 2 hour radius return home and it's like a mini vacation from ridiculous students!

    Good luck on the interview!