Thursday, May 6, 2010

Hello, normal life!

FREEDOM! A couple of hours ago I FINALLY finished my last exam, and I feel as if a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders! I double checked with my counselor today and all I need to do is finish this online computer class this summer and I will have an Associate's Degree! Not too exciting, considering I can't do anything with it, but it's nice knowing I have a degree at least!
I will finally be able to get back to outfit posts and shop listings! I cannot express how crazy the past few weeks have been. I was studying nonstop and would often be at school from the wee hours of the morning until it was dark outside. This has definitely been my most challenging semester, but it's all over and I will never have to take another general ed class again! Tomorrow I'm going to orientation for ODU and I am so excited/nervous/anxious to sign up for my speech pathology classes..!
Ya see that scar on my arm there? One of the things I miss about my blog is telling you guys about all of my little mishaps! On a busy Sunday morning at Starbucks a few weeks back, a pitcher of extra hot milk was on the steaming wand (and was about 170 degrees at the time), fell off, and just so happened to splatter all over my forearm. At first I thought it was ok so I kept making drinks but it started to feel really tingly and I look down and the skin is peeling! Yuck! It turned out to be a pretty nasty burn. Fun fact, huh?

This dress is one of the most beautiful I own. It's from the 50s and the pastel blue shades are just so completely dreamy. I have a feeling this will be my go-to dress. There aren't really a dozen ways to wear this one.. maybe change the shoes, accessories, etc.. but I really think the dress speaks for itself and doesn't need to be accessorized too much!

Well, these pictures were taken last weekend at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens.  The last time we went was when we took pictures for my "All the Colors Fade" outfit post! The gardens looked so beautiful with all of the flowers blooming! It's what I considered my first real day enjoying spring. We danced and sang and skipped and  were just so goofy the entire day, it was honestly the most fun I've had in a while! A bunch of old couples kept walking by and smiling at us.. I like to think that we remind them of their youth, young & in love! I leave you with some of our goofiness. Right after these pictures were shot, it started POURING down rain and we had to sprint for about 5 minutes all the way to the car! Such a good memory, though.

Outfit Details:
Dress: vintage
Sandals: Target
(That's it! I told you I love simplicity with this one!)

Currently playing: Anchor & Braille, "Blur."
(Any Anberlin fans out there? Anchor & Braille is lead singer Stephen Christian's acoustic side project. He wrote many songs that he felt didn't go with the vibe of Anberlin and were far too personal for the band & those songs are now available on his new album, "Felt." Definitely worth a listen, I'm hooked!)


  1. Congrats on your first degree! Good luck at your new school.

    Beautiful dress. Such cute pictures of you and your guy.

  2. That is such a lovely vintage floral dress! You're lucky to be the owner of it of course! I really like where you took pictures while wearing it, with all of those white flowers... it worked perfectly.

    I quite like your blog and you're on my blogroll :]

  3. o love the colors on your dress, they look great on you

    I just finished finals, isn't it amazing?

    eek bad burn, at least you got yours on the job, I always burn myself doing stupid things like accidentally leaning against a tailpipe or pouring boiling water all over my hand..

    you two are adorable

  4. haha when i saw the first few pictures, i thought "hm, that scenery looks a little familiar..." and then i read on, and yep, i was right! not sure which day it was you went, but just so you know, the rose garden is in FULL bloom!! it's BEAUTIFUL right now!! oh, and just in case you didn't know - you can ride your bike through NBG on mondays, wednesdays, and thursdays from 4-7... it's really cool! next time you're there, you might just see me around -weeding or watering or planting... glad you enjoyed your visit! and congrats on acheiving your associates!

  5. Those last few are just too adorable! :D
    That burn sounds like it hurts too!

  6. That dress is gorgous! And you found a perfect occassion for it!
    Congrats on the degree.

  7. Beautiful dress and photos -- congrats on finishing up! I know your new classes will be so exciting.


  8. Yay for the end of the semester! I have one more week to go, so I'm soooo envious of you right now.

    I love your dress and those pictures of you two are completely adorable!

  9. Love the dress, anything with pockets is amazing!

  10. The pictures of you and Pat are adorable! This dress is so pretty. :)
    I'm so glad I'm not the only one who is behind with blogging lately. Things just get so busy and hectic! There needs to be more time in the day! haha. The semester isn't over for me until the 20th. :\

  11. I really like your hair! :) and very nice blog :)

  12. Congrats on your Associates! I bet you feel very accomplished!
    Also, I adore your dress!

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  14. congratulations on completing one very large milestone! you and your your man look so delightful in that last photo – aaahhh… young love!