Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Horsing Around

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Last year, when Hurricane Irene hit, I put up this intense, thoughtful blog post about perseverance and growth. Now, Hurricane Sandy hits and look at me, I'm prancing around in an absurd horse sweater like it ain't no thang. The truth is, I've been doing an awful lot of thinking. When you're stuck in a house with all of the highways and subways closed, and your classes are canceled for a whole week (seriously, things are actually pretty bad in New York) you get a lot of time to think. You also get a lot of time to eat, oh boy. So you eat cookies, and you listen to the wind yelling at you for eating cookies, and then you start thinking about the entire trajectory of your life because HEY, if the wind's mad at you just for eating cookies, then what other serious life errors have you committed, am I right? There's actually a decent chance I'm alone on this one.

Over the weekend, I visited my dear friend Callie and had a wonderful time, being silly and having the best talks. Not to mention that being in a different state kept me from a whole lot of "hurricane updates." Seriously, I got home and my parents were like "THE FRANKENSTORM, THE FRANKENSTORM" and I was like "I guess I should have stayed on the train?" Honestly, I've been feeling like a bit of a frankenstorm myself - a gross, beautiful amalgamation of good and bad parts, partly striking fear in the hearts of men (u know how i do, ladiesz) and partly spiraling around off the east coast not quite sure where I'm headed exactly. Thoughts, thoughts, thoughts. I'm not being purposefully vague, but frankly, it's the same old reflections that a lot of people my age are struggling with, and that I've voiced here before.

Sure, today was Halloween. And I made up my mind to just leave the mope behind and wear this horse sweater. Because sometimes, you just need to wake up early, convince yourself to do yoga, get a decent amount of work done, and do it all while wearing an absurd sweater, just to remind yourself, "Things aren't so bad," and "I can do this." Am I right? I think I'm right on this one.

Skirt: Madewell, Top: Urban Outfitters, Sweater: Goodwill, Shoes: Thrift

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This is one of the many flattering faces when I see a stray cat

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Then I picked up some leaves, but didn't know what to do with them

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So I examined them?

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Until tomorrow,


  1. You are too cute! I love your stray cat face - "kitty!!!"

    I like your horse sweater and your optimistic mentality. It's true that the hurricane was awful and New York is a mess, but you're okay and things could have been a lot worse. Life moves on, just like a wild horse running through a field (or something...)

  2. Emily_RubySlippersNovember 1, 2012 at 4:05 PM

    I'll join you on all the thinking and overthinking... and I don't even have a hurricane for an excuse. Glad you go to hang out with Callie, and loving that sweater. :)

  3. What an adorable cardigan! You look super cute!

  4. Haha, I just adore you, Nicole! I'm glad you got stuff done, and I'm ever gladder (is that a word? My iPhone tried to correct it to bladder lol lol) that you did it wearing a cool sweater. Yer too CUtE

  5. love your bag and shoes. :)

    Irene Wibowo

  6. Horse sweater FTW! I actually think I used that acronym right for the first time in my internet existence.

    I enjoyed your comparison of Hurricane Sandy & your life. Interesting how they match up. Hope you're doing ok and that you've got plenty of cookies in your possession. :)

  7. You don't look like a frankenstorm at all, but a gorgeous woman with a cute sweater, honestly. I hope you and your family were all okay in Sandy, we were so-so and now I have so many blogs to read from being off the net all week. hehe.

  8. Oh! You're so cute! Lovely outfit! Especially adoring that cardi x


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