Roller Coster.

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White Collar Blouse, Black Pleated Skirt, Tan Leather Satchel: Forever21.
Cameo Necklace; Gift from Grandmother.
Cameo Ring, Red Beret: Target.
Bow Flats: JcPenny's.

Being at college is like being on a roller coaster. That or a really crappy period. One minute everything is fine and you're on top of the world, feeling unstoppable. You feel like you could live here the rest of your life being more than content- living the life you dream of. And in another moment? You're down in the dumps, doubting yourself and your abilities, and wondering if you should have made a different decision.

I've felt these two highs and lows so many times today and I can't even keep track. But at the end of the day with my sore feet and weary body; I have a new outlook on everything that I did yesterday. It's beautiful because every moment I learn something different, meet someone new, explore the unknown...but it's all exhausting and trying on my soul. I just need a good night's rest to clear my head and process everything that happens so quickly.

Enough philosophical musings of Lauren tonight anyway! God looked out for me when picking out a dorm building because literally a step away from my building is a quaint little patch of woods that is so perfect and beautiful. It's far enough back that I don't have everyone staring at me, which is something I'm definitely shy about. I'm so used to taking my pictures in the middle of abandoned woods, with no one bothering me...this campus is reaming with thousands of kids, literally everywhere I look. So, finding this little haven was the biggest blessing so far. It lets me to continued to do what I love and start out slow at first before I move onto the more open parts of campus to take pictures. It'll take some confidence building.

Looking forward to tomorrow, but even more looking forward to a wonderful night's sleep in my comfy dorm room❤

With much love, Lauren.

P.S. To keep more up in depth with all of what goes on during my days, you can check out my twitter or instagram (both @passingwhimsies) if ya wanna, ya know if you find me interesting or something (which I don't know why you would). I've had some pretty funny things happen to me that you'll get a giggle out of ;)
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18 lovely little notes:

Jessica said...

this outfit is SO cute! Why am I the only person who commented?

Carlee, Almost Endearing said...

I love this outfit! I am so glad you found a new little spot to take photos. The first few days at college is definitely chaotic but they will be over soon and you will get settled in!
Carlee
Almost Endearing

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Mary said...

I'm so glad about the patch you've found for taking pictures! What a blessing! God is good.

I love your college updates. Keep 'em coming! We love to follow along.

We love you, Lauren!

Et tu, tutu? said...

Yay, pictures! My campus is nice and forested so I'm looking forward to taking some nice woodsy pics too. And hopefully not get stared at, ahaha. Love the top! :)

-Lindsey

Mikelle Jade {The Honeypie Archives} said...

you are so right, college is a rollercoaster-- good luck, and hang in there!

There are so many things I love abou this outfit--- well I guess what I'm trying to say is that I LOVE it all, the top, the lace detail, paired with that skirt and that bag... accented with the hat! yeah, you know you know... because you've got some serious style, and I'm loving it!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I just wanted to say that your style is adorable and you're very beautiful, and you look like a woman, there's not so many who can dress like you... So with all love, -S

Lauren said...

Yay! I know exactly how you feel man. My little introverted heart can only take so much action! I have a fun little "backyard" by my dorm, so I think that will be perfect to take outfit photos. I've just been so busy that I haven't had the chance to even think about that.

You're gonna do so great in college!

Anders E said...

Very flattering outfit. So cute!

Laura said...

You look adorable! I'm so glad that you found your little save haven. I was curious where you were going to take your pictures. I can't wait to see some dorm room pictures. :)

xoxo,
Laura
http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

Dom said...

Ah! What a cute look. Just bought this skirt a few days ago myself!

Vicki said...

Lovely outfit! Berets look so cute on you! And I love your purse!
College definitely does have its highs and lows...I know I've gone from being exhilarated to being depressed then back up to exhilarated all in one day...and I don't even get that drastic of mood swings on my periods! I think it's just college life. But you get used to it after awhile.
And that is a blessing! It must be nice to have a little quiet space for taking pictures and just relaxing.

~Vicki
deckedoutinruffles.blogspot.com

Taylormarie said...

Love the outift Lauren, very cute :)

I think this is a beautiful place ot have your pictures made, and i'm super glad we still can hear from you even though you are at college!

xoxo,Taylor
http://taylormariesvoice.blogspot.com/

The Funky Fashionista said...

I can't beleive that you are finally at college! That is so exciting! I'm so happy that you found a place nearby your dorm to take pictures of your outfits. I'm glad that you are continuing your blog into college. I want to continue blogging in college as well.

http://thefunkyfashionista.blogspot.com/

Laura (White Winters) said...

I think this is one my favourites out of all of your outfit posts! I love the cameos and the pop of colour from the beret.

Laura
www.whitewintersblog.com

The Love Hanger said...

The adventure begins! :) I'm glad you're having fun so far even if it is like a roller coaster. And I'm even more glad you've discovered this little patch of forest! Perfect for blog photos! :) Your top and skirt are so adorable. And I love your red beret. You are the cutest thing! <3

toni

Ester Durães said...

this outfit is so super cute! I love your red beret, amazing! :)

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kayeeshia said...

do you take your photos by yourself with a tripod? i ask because in your post about your car breaking down, you mention you were by yourself when it happened. if so, i love how great your pics look just from you taking them :)

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