Outfit // Basking in the Golden Light

Hi friends! Happy Monday! I think it is safe to say that I've never been so happy for a Monday in my entire life. This evening after school and work, Dai and I are taking off for Japan! Crazy, I know! We first fly to LA and then our flight to Japan doesn't technically leave until 12:30am tomorrow, but the traveling begins tonight. We are very excited, but have been very busy people to get to this point. There was a lot of cleaning, packing, organizing, and studying that happened this weekend, which was kind of sad since it was Easter and all. I usually love picking out a nice dress to wear and making it to church. With all that was happening in preparation for Japan (& my dad getting ready to put our house on the market), it just wasn't in the cards. Next year!
Thankfully, I was able to fit in just a little bit of "me time" to finally get my hair cut (not pictured here!) and get a nice mani-pedi for vacation. I got my first gel shellac manicure and let me tell you, I am a believer. It. Is. Wonderful.
Needless to say, these purple skinnies were the closest thing I had to an "Easter outfit" this year. I got these about a month ago and they have been a pretty nice addition to my wardrobe this spring. I don't usually wear colored bottoms, so these are kind of fun! I also just recently got this embroidered top and am in love with it. I am just a sucker for a beautiful embroidery pattern. Also, I haven't broken out this vintage Dooney & Bourke bag in a while, but it will always be one of my favorite bargains. Snagged it at an antique fair for only $10!
I hate to admit it, but this outfit was the first (and only) time I wore "real" clothes or put on any makeup all week. The rest of the week was the standard tired college student uniform: yoga pants and t-shirt. That's where I'm at right now haha.

Every time I wear this hat, I love it more and more. It kind of makes me sad that it hung displayed on my wall for so long with the intention of being worn on adventures, but never taking it down from its perch. It's about time this hat gets some love! I used to think I could only wear it in the fall for some reason, but I believe I must rethink that philosophy now. As I was heading out the door to shoot these photos, I grabbed it on a whim and am now glad that I did! Its an easy way to add a little flair to an outfit and I think it worked out well with this one.
By the way, this is my new favorite spot for photos! It is so private and lovely, and is only a few blocks down the street from my house! I was a very happy girl basking in the golden light, and even happier when my pup got to run free with me.

I know it has been a while since my last outfit post, but I am looking forward to getting back into the swing of things with those and to hopefully come back from Japan with a nice little collection of them to share :)

Though my traveling begins tonight, don't worry, this isn't the last you will be hearing from me before my blogging break! Be sure to come back tomorrow to say farewell :)

Pants // Uniqlo
Shirt // Marshalls
Sandals // Old Navy
Hat // Lucky Brand
Bag // Vintage

Danica Pardini said...

Nooooo! Don't leave!!

Itbritt said...

I CANNOT WAIT. I'm so excited for you!
ahhhhh. And girl, quit playing with the haircut.

Jess // Foreign Room said...

Awww…. I'll be back!!! And you can always follow my adventures through Instagram :)

Jess // Foreign Room said...

Thank you!!! I am over the moon. Haha oh dear, I'm sorry… I posted a photo on Instagram! It ended up not being anything all that interesting, so I'm sorry for the hype lol.

Itbritt said...

HOW am I not following you in INSTA!?
I'm going to stalk you now.

abby - little city adventures said...

Gorgeous! Gel manicures really are the best! On my last day of work/first day of maternity leave I'm going to get a gel manicure since I normally can't have my nails painted for work. You are just beautiful Miss Jess!