Favorite part of my office — full length mirrors! I used to force my boyfriend to be my photographer in college, but he’s been demoted (with good reason). Those days are behind me, I’m a professional now! And although I work in a causal atmosphere, dressing up for work gives me motivation for when I have to sit at a desk and burn my eyes with a computer screen all day (oh ya, it’s great). So if anyone feels my pain, you’ll go to Kmart and buy a pair of athletic shoes. DO IT!

 

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It’s been awhile, I realize that. A lot has happened in my life since my last post (wow, 2 years ago??). I’ve graduated college, started my first real job, moved out of my parent’s house, and even made the impulsive decision to adopt a dog…. and then find a new home for him. I’ve come to the point though where I am understanding the importance of enjoying life in the moment. Too often I find myself trying to plan every little detail of my future (near and far) and it does not make me happy. I miss the days in high school when all I looked forward to was what party was happening that weekend. Now I’m stressing about where my life will be next year! Is this how adulting works? I don’t think I can keep this up for the rest of my life….. when’s retirement?

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As I got on the bus to take my last final exam at Iowa State this afternoon, I couldn’t help but feel exhilarated by the glares I received for my stand-out reflective shades and faux bob. “Who does this bitch think she is??” is what crossed the mind of every Iowan I passed… or at least I would expect. I’ll admit, Iowa isn’t exactly the ideal place to experiment with your style without constantly receiving judgment, which is why I am so excited to be graduating on Friday and moving back to Chicago on Saturday. Although I will sincerely miss the campanile’s ring every quarter hour, late night quesadilla man on Welch, and getting dressed up for chapter every Monday, I can definitely do without being hated on by Minnesotans for being a Chicago sports fan (let’s go Bhawks!!). These past four years have been a wild ride and I wouldn’t have had it any other way. I’ve learned so much about myself and others, and this “bitch” made it to Magna Cum Laude. So any Iowans who have judged my appearance can suck it because I DO know what I’m doing, and I have the Bachelor’s of Science to prove it!

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I want to have a kiki by caffyclark featuring home decor

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This week marks the 31st annual Iowa State University Fashion Show! And what other way to celebrate than with a week full of activities, treats, and fashion! I chose to style one of my Fashion Show t-shirts with a punch; lots of bling, a sleek bomber, and my sweet Jeffery Campbell cutouts. I can’t seem to get enough of these leather buckled cutout boots, but I definitely can’t wait to get my hands on a pair of this spring’s it-shoe: mules! You can bet there will be an excess of outfits styled with those as well ;]

 

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Currently channeling by caffyclark on Polyvore

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March 11, 2014. What a terribly dull and dreary day for Ames, Iowa. My solution, of course, is to throw on the brightest pants I own and create a cool twist for layering the modern cropped t-shirt. All I can hope is that spring break in Panama City offers better news in terms of weather than the Midwest… (3 days!!)