Wednesday, September 22, 2010

This Newly Impassioned Soul

My goodness! It's only Wednesday, but I'm exhausted from this week for some reason. Maybe it's all this Iliad reading I've been doing. Don't get me wrong, I'm a complete fan of literature and find it fascinating that I'm able to read something that was written so long ago that still has resonance today, but it's dense and a lot to take in at once. Anyway, I'm going end my complaining right here. Instead, I'll talk about my dress. I'm extremely fascinated by chance and how particular things (and more so, people) end up in your life when there are so many things that could prevent your meeting. This dress is one of those things. I found it at a Salvation Army store. It happened to be cute and it happened to fit me. There was only one there, and someone else could have purchased it. Or it could have been a smaller size. Or someone could have decided they wanted to hold onto it for a little bit longer and I would never have found it! Oh, I'm over thinking this, as I so often do, but I think it's fascinating.

Dress: Salvation Army, Shoes: Mom's, Brooch: Gift

Do you ever have those moments when you feel like you're exactly where you should be in every way? I have those moments rarely, and they're certainly fleeting. But yesterday, I was walking around campus, heading from a meeting to the library and I just felt...correct. I've been receiving validation on a few things I care deeply for lately, validation I don't often receive but so badly desire, and it hit me at that moment that things are right. It was just a moment, out of nowhere, and since then I've gone back to my normal, uncertain state, but I look forward to that next moment where things just feel right. Do you guys ever feel this way?

Hope you all are having lovely weeks so far! I'm looking forward to a night of new fall television (Law and Order: SVU premier tonight!) and maybe a little bit of work!

Until tomorrow,


  1. Ugh, I wishhh I felt like that right now! I'm still a baby freshmen and figuring things out and so, I haven't gotten a whole lot of that validation yet and most of it is: another average score on a quiz?? am I really where i should be??

    but, nonetheless, your dress is adorable and it WAS fated:)

  2. I love the print! So pretty girl :]

  3. i love that dress.
    it was meant for you.
    i looooooove that brooch.
    you look super cute..& i am very upset i forgot about law and order..
    it will prob be a rerun sooner than later.

  4. you are freaking adorable! i love your shoes and that dress!

  5. I love that brooch! :D
    The intricacy and detailing is amazing

  6. the brooch makes me go whoah , i wish i have half your wardrobe and thinking of ways to rob your brooch now lol

    i know where exactly i want to be , and who i want to be but with so much hope and dreams but with so little money , i ends up a pathetic young adult

  7. im so glad you were the one to pick up that dress because it looks AMAZING on you and its just too cute. =]

  8. i love those moments! it's like everything just clears in your mind and falls into place and makes sense... and then it's gone.

    I still haven't read the Iliad (or the Odyssey), and though I feel like I should at some point in my life, I'm kind of okay with it if I never do. I know the story, and I've long since stopped trying to force my way through literature--there are so many incredible books out there, why waste time reading something that isn't going to change your life!? Maybe that's just my post-collegiate opinion--college students don't have that luxury!

  9. i know what you mean when it comes to that feeling of being exactly where you're supposed to be. it's a rare feeling but i have those moments sometimes as well. it's a great feeling, isn't it? so reassuring and everything's just...right...for once in your life. :)

    this dress is perfect on you by the way and you really got lucky coming across it! the brooch was the perfect addition to your look.

  10. Hey girl! I love the dress and the shoes so much. It reminds me of the way girls I looked up to in high school dressed--like the super cool ones who always made me wish I smoked and played instruments and didn't care what boys thought about me! It was so nice to meet you at the Central Park blogger meet up last week, even though it feels like ages ago. And I'm a little envious that you're reading the Illiad for school. I wish I were doing that.

    xo Jenny

  11. lovely outfit!! that dress looks amazing on you <3 and its so adorable and the photos as well :)

  12. I love this dress especially with the brooch and loafers, very 40's war time inspired!

    I know what you mean about finding things in Thrift Shops that are just perfect for you and it seems a little bit like fate xxx

  13. oh the brooch is love amaaazing! you are really adorable.


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