Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Art Student


______Welp, tomorrow begins my first day of college as a sophomore! I don't really have all that much to do, and yet I feel stressed to a mess--probably just because of the anticipation and unknown mysteries of the first day of classes. Yep. This always happens, even when I try to not let it happen, even when I am prepared and ready, etcetera, etcetera...

______But! On the bright side, I've got lovely roommates (who I know all from high school, two of which were also my roommates last year) and also have my bike down here this year, meaning that I can ride my bike around campus opposed to working out at the Rec (it's rather depressing being on a machine and staring at the same things for such a long time every single day). I also changed my dorm room around slightly so that my desk looks out my window (and the basketball courts, which has the occasional shirtless Honors college hottie). Also, I'm going to keep the blinds on my window up to let more light in, and I've got my pillow from home here opposed to one I had to buy strictly for college.

______It's odd how these little changes can add up to make everything seem even the tiniest bit homier. Hopefully, they'll help to make this year a lot better for me, 'cause last year I didn't feel like I had a true college experience. One of my roommates said the same exact thing about her first year, so hopefully we'll both be able to do it "right" this year!


PS) This outfit was made for a back-to-school post Linda at Trendy Teal over here. Check it outt!

Top: Modcloth
Shorts, anchor belt: Lotus Boutique
Socks: Forever 21
Loafers: Walmart
Beret: Stein Mart
Mustache ring: ?? I forgot


Rory said...

Those shorts are TOTALLY amazing! Love this "arty" outfit. Can't wait to see how your outfits change while you're at school :) WOWZA you sophmore!! Yer old....lol :) I feel so little I'm only a junior in High School. Welp. Anyhoo, you look totally awesome as always. Your room sounds really awesome especially that part about the basketball hotties. Take pictures of the room for us (and the hotties too if you don't mind majorly creepin)!! XX
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Anonymous said...

This is amazing, your style is great! And your hair - what a color! P e r f e c t ! Your blog is on my Top fav. 5 blogs at the whole world! Stay classy!
Greetings from warm & sunny Croatia!

Le mode secret, Marta said...

Awesome photos :) I love the combinaition whit this white shirt :)

Marlen said...

i always loooved the first week of school- so easy breezy. and it's great you have roommates you know- it'll make the year that much better :) and cute outfit, you look so parisian chic

Jennifer said...

Love that skirt!

xo Jennifer


Mitha Komala said...

you look so stunning and beautiful with the lovely skirt and shoes! may i know which lens you use, how much is the F? thanks! <3 x

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LyddieGal said...

You at least are dressing the part perfectly, and I hope that you have a great year and a wonderful 'real' college experience!

Daria said...

So cute :D

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Pins, Needles & Fashion said...

Ok I am in love with this look! That tee is adorable and I love love love those shorts with it. You look great.


Splendidjanie said...

Very Colorful look!

Joyce said...

Ooo I love all the bits of travel themed clothing in this outfit, your top, your hat, your belt! And those shorts are so super cool, at first I thought it was a skirt. And haha I like how you strategically placed your desk facing the window ;)

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Well... said...

Hmmmm...this looks familiar ;)
Haha, I love your artsy outfit Ali - so you! Adorable beret and shiny loafers.
Oh man, college!! Ahhh! I start next Monday and I'm getting so psyched up and nervous for it. First day ever. First time experiences are always a cause for butterflies. Aha, hope your second year goes better! I'm sure it will :)

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monica said...

so parisian

jess said...

The shoe sock combo is awesome. Have fun at college. Glad your making your room more homey.

Alexa said...

stunning shots <3 this outfit is soo fun! i really like your style

Alexa <3

Anonymous said...

Cute shorts. I love those shiny loafers of yours. Hope you get a better experience your sophomore year.

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Mademoiselle Justine. said...

I love this look !

Sam said...

Hi dear, all the best for college, you will surely be the most stylish one there! Adore this outfit, reminds me of early days Gossip Girl. You look fantastic!

Nanthini said...

Ali, I missed reading your posts. But I got a fair dosage of them today =) I haven't been on blogger for quite a while but each time I drop by your blog, you never fail to impress & inspire! =)

I wish you all the fun in college & could you please, pretty please, have a candy-licious view of the Honor hotties on my behalf too? :p

p/s: Where do I even begin? Your style is flawless as usual ;)

Hanna C. said...

nice outfit. reminds me kind of paris. haha don't know why but it just reminds me of that place.
i have to go back to uni in monday as well... also as sophomore ( it's the second half year for me)not really excited as well because i enjoyed being lazy at home.


Gabriella Olivia said...

totally love this look! i love how the loafers goes with your socks! and the moustache ring is too cute! love it! <3


Giovanna said...

Too cute! Loving your tee and loafers! Good luck on your first week back!


Karlajz said...

You're gorgeous! Maybe you wanna follow each other? I will always followe you back!

Mery said...

Love this outfit

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Isquisofrenia said...

oh so cute yoou look like your from paris or something

kim bim said...

this is so cute, lurv ur mini skater skirt, u rock darl.

Katie Aman said...

You are just so lovely! I love the black/white/red color palette so much. Second year of college- how exciting! I loved that year because that is when I met my hubby ;) haha. Hoping you have a great start to the year and I think it's great that you're making homey touches to your residence- that's so important!

aki! said...

Adorable top. The outfit just has a very school girl vibe!

marama said...

You look very cute =)


Aitana said...

Amazing pics!!!^^
i follow you on GFC ;)
can you follow me too?¿? :D


Sam said...

Thanks for your comment today!

Joy Shana said...

You look gorgeous,nice blog

Anonymous said...

love the outfit, very pretty! :)
Good luck in college, wish you all the best.
Oh and following your blog too.


Sandra Leiva said...

Cute shorts!

Street Fashion Paris said...

Love your tee!!! so cute!!! xxx

Yuki Lusiana Eka said...

great outfit! super lovely!
love it <3
mind to follow each other?:)


Sootjeelina said...

I love this top and skirt together, it looks so good on you!

xo Sootjeelina

Allison Taylor said...

I'm glad your dorm is feeling more like home. Have fun at school! That outfit is way too perfect. I'm obsessed.

Northern Style Exposure said...

love the graphic of the t shirt!

Vicky said...

Love the skirt... Looks so pretty!!!

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Allie said...

DYING over this look. You look so French and adorable! The socks in the shoes is so cute, too!




Anonymous said...

Oooo this is so adorable. I love the combo of beret, socks, and loafers. I just may borrow this idea!

SilhouetteParisienne said...

Nice outfit :)

Vogue Villain said...

Wow your outfit is perfection!
I love everything about it.
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kelilaroselle said...

Wow I love this outfit! Absolutely adorable. I just found your blog and I am hooked. You are an amazing photographer :) I can't wait to read more of for blog <3 <3 <3

Islandia Lane said...

ah, love this outfit and great blog!

Camille Marie said...

très chic! you look like a girl from Paris.

lovely blog!


Anonymous said...

LOVE this look! So fun and distinctive without being costume-y :)