Dress - All Saints, gift from Megan
Belt - Nokomis, gift from Sheila
Tee - Club Monaco
Flats - Trippen Army
After a really suck start to yesterday, I expected my over four hour long biology class (lecture/lab) to be grueling. But I actually had a great time and learned how to use a microscope to look at gross things up close. Also a shout-out to any of my bio-classmates! Hi!
Then this morning, I woke up to not one, but three! packages from all around the world. First up was the much anticipated package from Sheila. She had given me a heads up about the amazing belt I have on today (which fits like a glove), but the surprise was a gorgeous Smoking Lily skirt. I'm not great at buying basics, but this skirt will easily become a staple in my wardrobe.
Next up is a bundle full of joy from Ana. She purchased an All Saints belt that didn't fit her and offered it to me. She included lots of local-based goodies from her city. Everything from a button-brooch, a map-paper brooch, English truffles (omg I admit I already ate two), a Superlambanana keychain and three beautiful scarves. She intended the scarves to act as padding, and said I can do what I want with them. I actually think all three will work great in my closet. Thanks, Ana, for sending me such a fabulous package. I hope to return the favor in the future.
And finally, a real special treat for me. Reader Sonja emailed me awhile back asking if I would be interested in a couple of handmade sweaters. I told her I'd love to give one of them a shot. She mailed this lovely grey sweater to me from Spain! I've never gotten mail from Spain before, so that was exciting. I'm very impressed by her workmanship. It will definitely be a treasured piece in my closet. If only the weather will cool off!
It was really hard to not to throw everything on together today. Instead I styled the new brown belt with my favorite plaid dress from Megan and my comfy Trippens. I imagine if I were in the Firefly-universe this would be my look. I promise I am a lot happier than I look in my picture!
Once again, I want to throw out a big Thank You to all of my friends and readers. To all those who have generously given to me. To all those who leave supportive comments. To those who will rant with me, commiserate with me, and lift me up when I'm having a hard time. You guys are the best.