Houston to Honolulu

January 8th, 2011 § 3 comments

Houston, originally uploaded by academichic.

Sources:

  • Top: JCrew
  • Cardigan: Forever21
  • Jeans: Old Navy
  • Flats: Target

End Notes:

I have really been enjoying my extended vacation over winter break. After a really, really full academic year that included quite a few significant milestones — finishing coursework, finishing my last language requirement, passing my comprehensive exams, submitting my Title, Scope, and Procedure form — I have allowed myself to take a true break and just breathe a little.

In Houston, this breezier state of mind manifested itself in belt-free outfits: longer shirts and a draped open cardigan. In Honolulu, it’s frequently taken the form of full, swishy skirts and warm, yummy colors.

While I am ready and motivated to begin working on my dissertation again, I can’t say that that I’m ready to jump back into below-freezing Midwest temperatures and all the many layers it requires. I’ll be hanging loose for a few more days…

Sources:

  • Cardigan: Target
  • Top: Anthropologie
  • Belt: Gap Outlet
  • Skirt: Banana Republic Factory
  • Sandals: Jeffrey Campbell

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§ 3 Responses to Houston to Honolulu"

  1. Beth says:

    I’m glad you are letting yourself take a break, it can be hard to walk away sometimes. Enjoy the time with your family and the weather. I was told it was -11 in WI yesterday…ew.

    And I really like the first unbelted look, love the colors.

    If you have time, check out my baby blog.

  2. WendyB says:

    Love the color of that little cropped sweater.

  3. MONKEYFACE says:

    Gorgeous photos! I’ve noticed you have a knack for using sunlight to your advantage which I need to learn. :) Happy last-minute relaxing!

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