Thursday, March 31, 2011

Out of My Norm

Yes, another shopping and clothing post. Oh joy! Hopefully they are semi-interesting..

Like I mentioned in a previous post, I went summer clothes shopping in a big way and have yet to truly regret any of my purchases. That is a true miracle! So here are some of the other things that I got:

 Top to Bottom, Left to Right:
--In the last posting, I showed the Old Navy links with the shorts and skirt. I never would have guessed I like the skirt but it was really cute on! The shorts are for work...which I will talk about in a minute.
--Two dresses: the black and white one is technically a swimsuit cover up but I didn't even notice it until I saw the tag. It has side slits that make it iffy on undergarment necessity. Still has tag on...just in case. The second dress is denim, totally not my style, but I tried it on and completely fell in love with it. It might just make an appearance in the next few weeks.
--Two tops: One is from Plato's Closet and is kind of interesting and fun. The other is from ON and is very light and summer and I fell for it as well. You could say that this day I was kind of a clothes whore; falling for things left and right!
--Two cardigans: Do you have any idea how many cardigans I have? Really? I have....oh...well, I'll just keep that number to myself for now. I have plans to get rid of some, I swear! As long as I don't end up buying cats that match them all, I should be fine. The one on the left reminds me of Easter with a pale blue background and white polka dots. The one on the right is that strange mustard-y color that kind of works with everything. I only found it in a medium so I may not wear it until the Fall time but it was only $8 so I couldn't resist.

See...I'm easy.

So as you may or may not know, spring and summer does not come around here for at least another month or two and then it only stays for two or three months at the most. I have yet to experience this but every real Michigander says to get used to this cold at least through April. 

Wonder why I am buying summer clothes on a tight graduate student budget? I'll give you a few hints:
1) Internship is required for my program
2) Spring term starts in May
3) Hurricanes

.....I am starting my internship in May at University of Central Florida in Orlando! Pretty exciting stuff and considering I am not a big ol' buddy with hot temperatures, I should melt into a puddle by mid-May!

I am super excited! I applied to the National Orientation Directors Association internships program late last year and through the first round I only had two interviews, one of which I would have never liked and the other one fell through. So I ventured into the second round where I had an interview on the first day. I interviewed with UCF via phone at 3:00pm and by 3:45pm they called me back to offer me the position. Technically I had three days to think about it but I know that me and thinking don't mix so I immediately said yes and haven't regretted it yet! I leave in May and will be there for three solid months. It will be a lot of hard work but if I get a few days off, I already have plans and little adventures that I want to partake in! I am 30 minutes from Disney World, one hour from the beach and a hop away from Downtown Orlando

Oh, and the shorts? I have a "uniform" during orientation days which require me to purchase khaki shorts and they supply the rest. Pretty snazzy, right? No really, they aren't bad. If I can handle Americorps uniforms, this will be easy!



  1. It's only a start for me, but I'm up to 4 cardigans (gray, blue, red and peachy pink). I don't know why I didn't start wearing them sooner. I feel they're a good transition from hoodies to grown-up clothing land :)

  2. I was never a hoodie person so maybe that is why my addiction started sooner! I think a black and cream one are essential since they go with everything. Good start!