Monday, May 14, 2012

America (and a MAJOR Announcement)

Sweater: thrifted (Similar here, or the exact one here on ebay). Shorts, shoes: thrifted. Tights: Target. Sunglasses: Old Navy via thrift.

So apparently this is a men's sweater.  I started to have a sneaky suspicion when I saw a dude rockin' it on lookbook, and it was finally confirmed when I found the identical sweater on ebay, clearly marked as men's.  In my defense, it was on the women's sweater rack when I found it.  And it's not like I don't already browse the men's section at thrift stores anyway (evidence seen in one of my favorite outfits here.)  Ah, who am I kidding, men's sweaters are the best!

It's a little bit ironic that I'm posting this outfit today, when I happen to be making what I consider to be a pretty big announcement.  What does this sweater have to do with announcements, you ask?  It doesn't.  It has to do with America, which is ironic because in a mere 5 days, I will no longer be in America, because I'm studying abroad in Europe this summer!!!

This summer, I have the amazing opportunity to study abroad in Central Europe with the Arts + Architecture program at my school.  We'll be traveling from country to country, spending time in Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, and the Czech Republic.  The program lasts for 5 weeks, and I'll be staying a 6th week in Germany with my parents who are flying over.  I'm leaving this Saturday, which is so soon!  The reality of it all hasn't really sunk in yet.

As of right now, I am 100% planning on continuing my blogging from Europe.  I'm pretty sure there will be some beautiful backdrops for outfit shoots over there.  Unfortunately, my trusty photographer Amber will not be traveling with me, so I'll have to find other people to take my pictures.  There is also the issue of packing, and the fact that I can't take my entire wardrobe over there with me.  Right now, I'm working on doing something along the lines of Kendi's 30 for 30 challenge.  But I haven't started packing yet, so we'll see.

If you got through reading all of that, thanks for sticking with me!  If you've been abroad before and have any tips or anything to share, please let me know!  I can't wait to share my adventure with you.


  1. Woohooo!! Good for you! How exciting! (:

  2. I LOVE this outfit, and how you wore those tights is pretty amazing. Also, that sounds like a blast. A few of my friends will be doing the same, and I'm super jealous! You'll have a great time :)

    A Southern Drawl