Today’s title feels very appropriate for how I’ve been thinking about my blog lately. The use of the word “just” generally has this negative connotation. You know, you’re just a student, just an employee, just a mom. The use of the word tends to set up limitations for people, giving them only one identity, or at least an identity that implies something is lacking. That’s not really my intention for today’s blog post’s title. Instead, what I mean by just is that right now the role of “student” is probably one of my primary roles in my life. Of course I’m a lot of other things: a friend, a daughter, an employee, a girlfriend etc., but really, as I enter this last semester of my university career, my primary goal is to finish my degrees and prepare for that big, scary world that I’m about to be thrown into. I want to be ready to succeed in such a world. One that I’ve quite frankly been trying to avoid. It’s only now that I’m finally starting to realize the importance of preparing for life outside of being a student.
What does this have to do with the blog? Well, I feel like thinking of myself as a student really extends into my wardrobe and style choices. Generally, the outfit posts I’m providing revolve around the outfits I wear to school, and without shame, I can say that I dress completely for comfort. There’s nothing worse than being stuck in a three hour lecture and feeling like you want to jump out of your own skin because you’re so uncomfortable (been there, done that). So maybe my outfit posts may seem to be a bit lacking in the style department, but as a student, this is my style right now, and true and real style is what I want this blog to be about. As my roles in life change (4 months until I’m suddenly no longer a student after 18 years of being one…scary!), I assume my style will change to fit new roles that I obtain, but for now my style reflects one of my primary roles: just a student. A role that is not lacking or setting up limitations, but instead one that will hopefully bring me opportunities and prepare me to transition from a student to…well, that has yet to be determined. Stay tuned.
So with today’s outfit I went for comfort with an oversized, cozy sweater. I intentionally bought this sweater bigger than I needed it because I often like that oversized look. I decided red lipstick was necessary to add something to this outfit. You would think because of the very loud print of this shirt it wouldn’t need much help in making it interesting, but I still felt like red lipstick was necessary to draw some attention away from such a loud print to my face. Originally I had more jewelry on, but I felt like that was way too much, so I went with this very small and delicate silver ring (notice how I’m hiding my nails…they’re looking rough). And that bag! That bag there has made it through 4 years of university classes (assuming it can last another 4 months). I’m damn proud of that bag.
And that is all. Have a great Thursday night to all, and thanks for reading. Your time and comments are always appreciated
Oh and p.s., I recently just got this sweater from H&M, in case anybody likes it that much and would like to pick up their own.