A Little Self-Revelation

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I started grad school last week! 
I took a gap year between college and grad school because I was totally burnt out and needed a little break. My idea of a break was to work as a full-time tutor and mentor at an underserved public high school. I loved every single minute of it, and dare I say, I was even good at it. But I still had my dreams of becoming a research psychologist. Still, I applied for Teach for America, got accepted (an incredible honor!), then rejected the offer to continue my studies at my Alma Mater. 

Sometimes I still regret my decision not to join TFA. After all, I have the rest of my life to become a prolific researcher, right? But part of me feared not ever going back to school, and always resenting myself for having made the wrong decision. So here I am. A graduate student. Not 100% thrilled, since I'm a hopeless ruminator (that should give you a little clue as to why I'm so drawn to psychology), but feeling surprisingly optimistic about the road ahead of me.

This is what I wore to our orientation over a week ago. I wanted something conservative enough but also lively enough for a good first impression. I saved the outfit precisely for this weekend because I knew I would not be able to go out let alone take pictures, since Tropical Storm/Hurricane Isaac decided to pass by. 
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I love the subtle scallop details on this linen skirt. Together with the lace trim they really give it a special touch.


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P.S. It really was raining; the umbrella was not a prop to match my outfit.
P.P.S. Your comments mean so much to me. And they'll mean even more in this post, because I just revealed things about myself that I wasn't quite ready to talk about. 
P.P.P.S. (Does that one even exist?) This is my beautiful humid/rainy Miami day hair. Isn't it lovely?

Top: The Limited, $9 (I got a blue/green one as well!)
Heels: Rampage, $14
Bag: Misako Reversible Bag (blue/beige), € 20

15 comments

  1. You and your whole outfit is gorgeous! xxx

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  2. Hi Nathalie, your outfit is beautiful! I like our skirt and bag! Would you like to follow each other? I follow you via gfc/46 and bloglovin/14:)
    I wish you a great week,
    xx chris

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  3. I hope you have a great year! Make the most of it...you look great. So that is a plus.

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  4. Good luck with your schooling. I'm sure you'll love your grad school. :)
    Also, I don't know why but it makes me feel a bit better to see RAIN in Miami. Now if only you would get a bit cold too, that would make it perfect and make me feel way better about our own crappy weather. ;D

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  5. Hi my sweetheart,

    You look delightful. All time in a grand form and great look!

    I just saw your comment and I start laughing. Cos I am going for 2 days already at the beach where everybody doing topless. Such a coincidence with your message :)))

    Wish you were here :*

    Xoxo

    Nicoleta

    www.nicoleta.me

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    1. Haha, glad I made you laugh! I wish I was there too.

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  6. Great outfit! Love the skirt in combination with the top :) !

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  7. Gorgeuos outfit! lovely skirt!

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  8. Cute outfit! Good luck at school!

    xo Courtney
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  9. Good luck at Uni!! I'm sure you will be just fine :)
    I'm taking just one grad class this semester and it's raining here too, all the time!!

    xxo

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