Hey ladies and gents,
School has been pretty rough so far. But if we’re looking at this from a glass-half-full standpoint, I’m so busy I hardly have time to think about how bad it is. My life has been all over the place as of late, and the past three weeks have been such a whirlwind. I’ll make this quick, since I only have an hour blocked out of my day to write this. Some new developments of the semester:
-I’m a pretty badass TA for retail math. I shocked myself when I actually remembered everything and I was able to answer everyone’s questions. I even met with a student the other day to help her with a lab and it took only five minutes – I’m that good.
-I already had my first mental breakdown of the semester. Lots of crying in my room, trying to be quiet, so I don’t bother my roommates. (I know, I’m ridiculously considerate, even when life is falling apart. I should put that on my resume…) But I woke up the next morning with a message from Eric (my mentor from Lands’ End – you all remember him, yes?) and it made me feel loads better. It’s just been a rough transition from working at a job I love to being in school again.
-When faced with the choice between working out and ice cream, I choose ice cream. Always ice cream. Even when Emily and I are sitting in the gym outside of the room for piloxing, I still may have chosen to leave and drove to Coldstone. May have…
-I somehow got suckered into being a live model for the fashion illustration class. I was panicking all week about it. The idea of standing in front of 20 or so girls for two hours a week in a tiny leotard just terrified me. Today was my first day and it wasn’t too bad. I mean, besides the fact that there are three guys in there, one of which I’ve had a crush on, for like, ever, I did fine. I was a little too busy concentrating on keeping my foot from cramping and pulling a muscle in my leg than on the fact I was hardly clothed. Also, here’s a tip: if you ever have to stay posed for long periods of time, a good distraction is singing “Bohemian Rhapsody” in your head over and over again. Takes the pain of holding a pose for 10 minutes right away.
Alrighty, on to the good stuff. There is nothing I love more in fashion than contrast. I love pairing lace with leather, vests with frocks, bows with studs – well, you get the picture. I like breaking the norms and keeping people guessing. So naturally, I’m obsessed with pairing feminine and masculine elements in my outfits. I get most of my fashion inspiration from menswear as is, I don’t even think twice about it anymore. This week, I paired a boxy graphic tee with my favorite, ultra-feminine high-waisted shorts. And in true Kaylee fashion, I slipped into some ankle boots and called it “fall” (even though it was 90 out…). Worth it? See for yourself.
H&M Graphic Tee, Forever 21 Shorts, Target Ankle Boots (similar), Forever 21 Scarf (similar), New York & Company Aviators, Target Tote, Fossil Watch (similar), American Eagle Buckle Bracelet, Lauren Conrad Earrings.
Until next time–