Hi, friends! I’ve been taking the past two weeks as some personal time but I’m BACK. And ready to rock. Just in time for back-to-school.
This week is orientation week for my MBA program. Getting back into the swing of things, meeting the first years, remembering where everything is on campus. That whole shebang.
Leading up to the start of the fall semester, many of my friends from school have been asking me where to score (and which ones I would particularly recommend) fashionable backpacks for MBA students. So I thought I’d round up some of my faves, in the hopes that it helps y’all in your quest for a professional backpack.
I know I’ve mentioned this before… but I’m single. I go on dates. A lot of dates actually. But idk if it’s due to the fact that I go on some of the most hilariously bad datesever. Or to the fact that I talk with my hands and may or may not have wounded a date or two with my favorite ring (whoops). Or to the fact that I’m just a weird human…. but single I am.
As I am now back in the working world (at least for the next two weeks), I’ve frequently found myself going on a date straight from work. And when you get off work at 7PM and your date starts at 7PM, you typically don’t have time to change into a preplanned outfit. Or at all. Or even fluff your hair into something that isn’t the saddest hairstyle in the history of corporate America. Hello, my life.
Okay, maybe I’m not the shortest shorty out there… but at a debateable 5’5”, I have pondered more than once how to wear a maxi dress if you’re short.
And I say “debateable” because for some weird reason my height is actually under debate. According to the state of Texas, I am 5’4”. According to my doctor, I’m 5’5½”. And, according to my friend Kristina in Manhattan, I’m 5’9”.
Kristina is definitely wrong… but the other two are a coin flip at this point.
I’ve always had really tall friends. In high school, my group of friends had an average height of 5’10”. They could wear these long flowy dresses and look so statuesque. I, on the other hand, looked like a Frumpy McFrumpmeister in anything longer than knee-length. Mini-skirts and mini-dresses, sign me up. But between the curves and the minute stature, maxi things were not my friend.
But then I figured out how to wear a maxi dress if you’re short. My trick? The sleeves (amongst a few other things)!
This post is going up a little later than usual because of some technical difficulties encountered over the weekend. BUT better late than never, right?
In case you’ve been missing legit every single blogger on Instagram posting nonstop about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, a) HOW HAVE YOU MISSED IT and b) you’re in luck. This is Nordstrom’s biggest sale of the year, and a ton of fall items that are brand new are on sale. Including my whole look in this post!
I thought I’d share this blogger’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale blogger picks. My hope is that how I styled this look for now and for later inspires y’all (and your Nordstrom Anniversary Sale purchases!). If you want more information on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, there’s a link in my nav bar (or click here) to my page containing ALL of the FAQs… and dropdowns so you can shop all of my picks both per category and per price point!
PS scroll to the very bottom of this post to enter my giveaway for a $1000 Nordstrom gift card… just in time for you to spend on the sale!