A Dose of Tribal

Today I met up with a friend from school for coffee and some window shopping. We stopped by Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie and eyed so many cute things, but with school right around the corner, it’s pretty hard to justify spending money on things I don’t really need. This summer has actually felt pretty lonely since I’ve spent so much time by myself driving back and forth between Seattle and Portland and staying in a house alone while I’m up in Washington. I’ve hardly had any time to get together with friends, so being able to catch up today was really nice. We talked about classes and apartment decorating, which helped me get a little more excited to go back. However, I also realized today that I’m feeling pretty nervous about starting a new year. I’m nervous because I feel like my college years are going by a little too fast. I’m going to be a junior this year and I don’t have everything quite as figured out as I’d like. My internship this summer definitely helped, but I’m worried that I might not be doing enough to prepare myself for what comes after I graduate. I’m also nervous that this year will be harder than usual for Eric and I. It’s weird to think that we’re embarking on our third round of going through everything together. This will be the third time I’ve moved down to school, the third year of waiting as patiently as I can for those weekend visits (which will be shorter and most likely farther apart than the last couple years). It will also be our third autumn together and I’m looking forward to Track Town Pizza nights, even if we won’t be able to go to another football game together, some Halloween celebrating, and hopefully going to the pumpkin patch together again (with some apple cider donuts of course!). Basically, life is pretty bittersweet right now.
 ( Cardigan: Express / Dress: Modcloth / Belt: Forever 21 / Wedges: American Eagle )
  • adore your dress….xo


  • cute dress and love the knotted belt
    kw ladies in navy

  • I know what you mean, whenever a new school bill is close I have such a hard time justifying buying all of the frigging pretty things. I swear everything gets prettier the closer school starts!

  • Rin

    I understand the long-distance thing. It is hard. Evan and I met at community college and then spent three and a half years doing long distance. For two years, we were an hour and a half apart. For a year and a half, we were four and a half hours apart. But now we're engaged and living together, and I actually look back gladly at the years of the long distance relationship. I think it allowed us to grow into ourselves independently, but still with each other for support. We developed our own friendships and interests.

  • Love this outfit! You look so cute! 🙂