Skirt - Gap
Shirt - Lucky Brand
Jacket - American Eagle
Necklace & Earrings - Lucky Brand
Sandals - American Eagle
Bag - Theit
              I have been enjoying the warm (and slightly windy) weather! I love long skirts and dresses, and this is the perfect time to wear them. I picked up this jersey knit maxi from Gap last month and it was the best purchase I have made in a long time. It is so soft and comfy, as well as a wonderful neutral that can be paired with just about any color. A wardrobe must have! Also, I just recently invested in a new jean jacket from American Eagle (the last one I had was from when I was 12. Yikes.) and have been loving how it goes with so much. Another staple in my wardrobe. And I got it 40% off :) What. A. Steal. Now, the bag. That bag is such a wonderful piece and (you probably won't believe me) is actually a CAMERA BAG! (more on that later) No more having to lug around an ugly black camera bag AND a purse. Efficiency at it's finest!

           In other news,  my life is making some big changes lately without my consent. Flipping everything around and making new plans. I thought I had everything figured out, but now I really don't. I'm starting from scratch, but hey, when you're 18-years-old, that's okay. It was my original plan (up until a few days ago) to leave for college in Virginia this fall, but that is not the plan anymore. Instead, I will stay here in the Bay Area and go to community college with my best friend and work. You know, I am definitely disappointed, but I know that it is out of my control. It was just not meant to be right now. Perhaps there's a bigger plan for me here. Who knows? Though I may be distraught about the uncertainty of my next steps, I can be comforted by the fact that God has a plan for me and I do not have to dwell on this seemingly unfortunate event. Everything will work out the was He has decided it will. And I will follow.
               The biggest thing that I am happy about in this situation (besides saving a crap load of $$$$$) is that I do not have to leave my dear Marly dog. Thinking of that the past year or so has made me sick to my stomach, and I could not bear to miss out on four (four!!) years of his little puppy life. Plus, who would I be if I weren't 'the girl and the little black dog'? :)