Topshop High-Neck Dress, H&M Denim Jacket, Steve Madden Booties.
It’s been a little while since I’ve posted one of these. And by little while, I mean like two months. But here are some clothes I’m enjoying at the moment. This dress has already made appearances on my Instagram, so I thought it was about time for me to feature it on the blog. I’m also wearing a super oversized denim jacket and some black booties because I really didn’t change too much over the span of two months. I promise many more posts are in the works, and I hope you all are enjoying your May!
Less than a week ago I finished my freshman year of college. And tonight, when I was looking through my journal and the things that made it onto paper over the school year, I stumbled upon something I wrote back in January entitled “Dear Post-Freshman-Year-of-College Lindsey.” It began, “I’m writing a little note to you because I’d like to think that someday my freshman year of college will end.” It continued with, “I hope you’re still breathing,” along with a few more miscellaneous hopes I had for the semester. The good news is that I am still breathing. I’m still here, though I’m still trying to comprehend many of the moments that filled the last ten months.
I guess, more than anything, I am trying to comprehend why God chose for me to experience the particular moments I did, and what lessons I should derive from these experience before I move forward. But that might be a little too ambitious.
If it wasn’t clear enough via college rants #1 (click here) and #2 (click here), my first year of college wasn’t full of the butterflies and rainbows that I thought it would be. College is hard. Moving to a city from a farm town is hard. Living with people with interpretations of right and wrong that differ much from your own is hard. I was just too naive to believe that would be the case.
Nevertheless, I learned a lot – about myself, about what a want out of my college experience, about what I need in the people I surround myself with, and so on. I realized how easy it is to manipulate your social media accounts to make it appear that you are much less broken than you are, so you should never see statuses and photo albums as the whole story. I created a much clearer path of my career that I certainly didn’t have a year ago. I developed a strength I’ve never had – I can handle the third largest city in the country on my own, and sometimes I don’t fully realize just how cool that is. And I gained quite a few memories of adventures in the most beautiful city on this Earth with some wonderful people that I don’t think I’ll be forgetting anytime soon.
If you would have told me that my freshman year of college would have played out the way it did, I never would have believed you. And while there were certainly things that I wished would have gone the other way, there reasons for these things that I know I’ll come to see somewhere down the road. There’s a Bible verse that I stumbled upon a few weeks ago that reads, “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps” (Proverbs 16:9). I can plan for these stages in my life and I can hope that things will happen a certain way, but, ultimately, what happens is all up to a greater power. And I thank my freshman year of college for teaching me that, most of all.
Urban Outfitters Army Jacket, Topshop Mock-Neck Top, Topshop Jamie Jeans, Black Vans.
I’ve had this jacket really since army jackets became a thing quite a few years ago. I had this jacket way before I had a peacoat and way way before I had a leather jacket. I feel like it’s one of those things I’ll have for close to forever. I’m wearing it over one of my tops from my extensive collection of black and white striped tops, as well as with my black skinnies and some Vans.
read about Lindsey here →