Sorry for the brief hiatus– this past week and a half has been a bit of a blur. In short, I turned 21 and I was accepted to study abroad next semester in one of the most fashionable cities in the world– Milano. With that much reason to celebrate, I think the blurriness speaks for itself.
I have been planning to study in Milan for the past year and a half, and naturally I have been telling people like it was a fact this entire time. Only recently have I received the official OK, and now my dreams are becoming a reality. The tickets are booked, the visa is in the works, and in a few short months I will be an international jetsetter. I can’t wait to spend the spring surrounded by the ultimate inspiration, the ultimate cuisine, and a whole new culture. What makes it better? My sister is just a hop-skip-and a jump away studying at LBS– umm hello, London, Milan, Paris Fashion Weeks!! Here’s to 21 being the best year of my life already.
Amongst all the planning for my trip and teaching myself Italian with the amazing app Duolingo, it is hard to remember that I am still a student with classes and homework, here and now. But I am constantly trying to remind myself to live in the moment and live it fully– school will be over before I know it and obviously I will miss it terribly. When in Rome (read: Milan), be in Rome. For now, I am in good ol’ Cville where the leaves are turning and my wardrobe is yearning for the best fall basics.
After spending hours watching the runway shows, following my favorite big-time bloggers and their Instagram feeds, I sometimes find myself stuck in the of-the-moment trendy mindset. And while trying new trends is super fun, it can be refreshing to try something simpler once in a while. After all, the foundation of a good wardrobe is good basics, and those are what are really worth the splurge. Bonus points if you find that splurge piece at a discount!
That is what happened with me last week during Madewell’s 30% off Sale online discount. As much as I love Madewell, their items are usually too pricey for me to just purchase in bulk (or at all, for that matter) but man do they have good sales! I knew I was in the need for some comfy basic tanks, and ordered two from the sale (the one you see here, as well as in black). I also got a loose-fit, wear-anywhere long sleeve tee in olive green which is literally the comfiest thing I now own. I imagine these tops will be my ultimate travel companions in the months to come!
Well that was a longer post than usual, but now you’re all caught up on la vie de Mer. What’s new with you?
Madewell tank & bucket bag, American Eagle jeans, Urban Outfitters jacket (similar here), Shoemint shoes (similar here)