2.03.2016

Dress Well, Semester Well


WHAT I'M WEARING :: Cardigan // Gap :: Dress // Gap :: Leggings // JcPenny :Watch // Kohl's :: Boot Socks //  Three Bird Nest :: Boots // Maurice's [fall 2014]

Monday marked the beginning of a new semester! I love a fresh start, a new set of notebooks, and filling out my planner especially during the first week of class. Call me a nerd...I'm fine with it. ;) The best part, though, is picking out a "first day of school" outfit! 

The week is off to a busy start. I've had an appointment of some sort every day so far and that will continue until into next week. Today, I am going in for an x-ray that will reveal the results of my colonic transit study and hopefully allow us to move forward with some sort of treatment plan. I have several surgical/procedural consultations next week to really decide on the next step in addressing my colon's major sass problem, so thoughts and prayers for discernment are appreciated!

As answers continue to be just out of reach, I'm trying to lay low and figure out what "normal" is/what I want it to be. By that I mean I'm just trying to enjoy classes, work, and find time for friendships. My roommate Maddie snapped a few pictures of my "first day of school" outfit the other afternoon after I shared that I've been trying to establish writing/blogging as part of my daily routine again. So far, so good! I really miss documenting the little things and participating in fun link ups. I also (naturally) need an outlet to share my killer shopping deals from time to time. ;) This Gap cardigan? $10 on black Friday. The dress? $4. #justsayin

My motto in high school was always "dress well, test well!" I've now adopted "dress well, semester well!" because, well, I will do absolutely anything to get even remotely excited about getting my sleepy booty out of bed in the morning. A cute outfit does wonders for an exhausted attitude!

One day at a time, right? Right. :) What are you wearing this week?


14 comments:

Mandy Ford said...

1. You look adorable! 2. Sending healthy and positive vibes your way for answers and healing!

Polka Dots & Palindromes said...

I have always gone with the dress well, do well concept!!! I was never ever one of those kids wearing her yoga pants, hooded sweatshirts, and ugg boots to class! As much as somedays I wanted to, I would be falling asleep in class! I always dressed up and looked nice! Maybe not church nice, but so much more presentable than half the people in my classes. I seriously think it works and helps you feel better! Kick butt this semester Kenz!

Sarah said...

You are so right! Dressing in a cute outfit does wonders for the attitude! One of my high school teachers always encouraged us to dress up on test days and I've never forgotten!

Hall Around Texas said...

Love the outfit! And you are so right. I work at home so it's easy to just throw on some yoga pants to take Mason to school. On the days that I actually get ready I feel so much better! PS - those are some awesome deals!!

Ginny Clothed with Grace said...

Very cute! Good luck with your new classes!

Meghan said...

Love those boots and cardigan, but the whole outfit looks awesome! How did you fare in the snow storm yesterday? The view out my window shows that it's still in the pretty stage, where the nasty storminess snow is done, but it hasn't got all yucky and slush yet. Praying that your appointments go well these next couple of weeks, let me know if there's anything I can do!

Also, so happy you're back to blogging!

Jen said...

You are so adorable! :) I love this outfit, it's perfect for you!

Laura Marie Keenan said...

Those boots socks are amazing! I love how fresh everything is at the beginning of a semester. Enjoy!

Midwest Muse said...

This is such a cute outfit and I hope you figure out all of your health issues soon so you can feel better!

Jackie Jade said...

Cute outfit - wearing something I love always makes me feel better :) And best of luck with your tests and health issues!

Tayler Morrell said...

You look adorable!

EdyeNicolesMakeup said...

You look so cute! Praying all your health issues get worked out. Have a blessed day!

Sincerely,
Edye

Kate @ DCL said...

you look adorable! hoping you figure out what you need to with your health <3

Prairie Wife said...

How cute are you?! I just love the whole look, but the boot socks are my favorite!