Oh, the Weather Outside is Frightful

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20121221-223325.jpgIn a 24-hour period on Thursday, Indianapolis saw 50 degrees, 20 degrees, thunder, rain, snow, and 50+ mph winds. I’m not sure how else to deal with these conditions besides rain boots and half a sweater.

Yes, this is half a sweater. I’m not sure exactly what the designer/manufacturer was going for, but I was intrigued. I guess it was supposed to be like a shoulder warmer slash turtleneck slash short poncho? I got it in an XL (I normally wear an XS) so it fits more like a really big infinity scarf. I feel like I wouldn’t have liked it in my normal size. It would have been too constricting. Anyway, I got this thing a few years ago. Clearly it did not become a trend because I haven’t seen much like it. I don’t wear it very often, but the insane weather on the eve of the “apocalypse” seemed like a good occasion.

Shirt: Ann Taylor

Sweater thing: I.N.C. via Macy’s, old (similar here on sale, here in different colors)

Jeans: The Limited

Boots: Hunter

Watch: Anne Klein (similar)

Bracelets: Forever 21

Earrings: c/o Designs…By Patricia

P.S. Happy birthday to my mom!

Wading Through Exams

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Bad news first: The past several days have been gloomy and rainy and I’ve spent them studying for and taking exams.

The good news is that I FINALLY had an excuse to wear my Hunter rain boots that I bought weeks ago. I had an exam on Saturday morning, so I went no-fuss and comfy with leggings, tunic, scarf, and no distracting accessories. And since it was raining…THE BOOTS! Is anyone else excited? I didn’t think so.

Granted, I didn’t plan on walking outside for more than 30 seconds, but what if the exam room had been flooded? I would have been prepared. Turns out the exam room was perfectly dry, so after my test I celebrated by going out of my way to look for a puddle to jump in. I don’t know how I did on my final, but I do know I get an A+ in super stylish puddle jumping. Top of the class, for sure.

Boots: Hunter (this color is “Merlot”)

Coat: Tulle, old (similar houndstooth here or polka dotted here)

Scarf: Target, old (similar)