Over it All

Printed button up, Tommy Hilfiger. Overalls, ASOS. Bronze wolf ring, LAS Jewelry  Vintage Dooney & Bourke purse. The Essential Element boot, Modcloth (sold out, similar here). Rounded sunglasses, Urban Outfitters. Necklace, American Eagle (old).

     Something that will always give me comfort is knowing how much control I have over what I wear. I realize what a luxury that is, to wake up every day and have the choice to decide what I look like for the day. No matter how rough I think things are going for me, this is a luxury that I'm glad to have. I take it for granted. But I don't want to let my perspective slip through the cracks. August is always a tough month and this particular August has been even harder; however, knowing that I can always put together a killer outfit is helping me keep my head above water. 
     Now that I have settled into my new apartment on campus, I'm waiting for the school year to start for things to get a bit more routine. As of now, cross country practice and work are taking over my free time; however, things always settle down a bit with the advent of classes. One thing that is very different from any other year is that one week from today is not only the start of my junior year of college, but also my twentieth birthday. It's easy to complain a bit to attempt to evoke sympathy from my peers, but the academic inside of me is secretly thrilled. The first day of school on my birthday? It's a great gift.


Katie said...

I've been eyeing those ASOS overalls and I love the way you styled them!! They look great on you!

PS...been meaning to tell you I think I spotted you on Gay Street a few weekends ago! We were driving and you were walking. Sad I couldn't get to you in time to say hi!


Ruth Rodrigues said...

Nice outfit! I want a overall like this and the blouse is so pretty!

allie said...

Those shoes are a killer!!

Ramida Dusdeevutikul said...

Love this look! pure perfection!
following you dear!


Mili said...

The overalls so fit your style, and work so well with the red lip :) It's so cute how you're excited about school! I was that way... in like elementary school haha

Mili from call me, Maeby

Saioa said...

So sweet!!!



Anonymous said...

Seriously, your outfits get better and better. I love that you always manage to look put-together but super playful... you are such an inspiration. I hope the start of your junior year is great!

Xo, Hannah


Vicki said...

Super cute outfit! Overalls look so cute on you!
It's probably a lot nicer to have your birthday on the first day of school rather than in the middle of the semester or something when you're completely bogged down with work!

Decked Out in Ruffles

Carolyn said...

cute styling of the overalls!


Charmaine said...

I hope things calm down for you soon! I've never, ever thought about dressing every day as the one thing I can control - thanks for the new perspective!!

Sarah said...

i love the way you styled those overalls with the ankle boots Ashlyn! I just decided to look at your blog again, because I was literally checking back in every day and was a little bummed- but I'm happy you took a sort of hiatus!

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