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24 Hours in New York

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Friends and fellow English majors Emma and Bailey

Today’s post is a little different because I wanted to dedicate it to my very quick trip to New York City. I was there for an English majors career roundtable with some UMass alum. We got to sit down with half a dozen UMass graduates and hear them talk about what they’ve done with their English degrees, and no, none of them were teachers. The event was extremely insightful and all participants were engaging and enthusiastic. Even though I had a mild I’m-just-a-kid crisis, it was good to see people doing real things in the big, bad world in the biggest and baddest city.

Because I was only there for effectively 24 hours, I dressed pretty minimalistic, opting for pieces I knew would all work well together. New York was pretty gray and rainy the entire time and I felt I flew somewhat under the radar in a black drawstring-sleeved crew neck and jeans. I hate looking like a tourist. In the two days we were there we walked about 25,000 steps, so my Adidas and my chelsea boots were must-haves. From having lunch outside the Flatiron, to wandering the Met, we — my two friends and I — managed to pack a ton into a short amount of time and I was grateful for chic walking shoes. We even got to visit By Chloe, a vegan restaurant I’d wanted to try. I was exhausted by the next day and I loved it. Before I knew it we were running to catch our bus and heading back to campus and to all the deadlines I’d been avoiding. x

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Spring Cleaning in Amsterdam

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Hello lovlies! It’s been awhile as I’ve been getting more into the spring swing of things – with spring comes finals and essays, so I’m sure you all understand! Anyway, this weekend I visited my lovely Catie in Amsterdam along with my equally lovely friend Maggie. Amsterdam is in a word awesome. It’s one of the coolest cities I’ve been to so far and I felt really lucky to get to stroll along the canals and sample cheese all weekend. The photos Catie took for this blog post were at the Keukenhof which is an enormous garden/park with over 7 million flowers! Of course it’s mostly tulips but there are also so many other beautiful plants and flowers. We got to stroll among the gardens, a petting zoo (baby goats are never not the cutest) and even climb an enormous windmill.

I pulled out this oldie-but-goodie Zara top for the occasion. I’ve had the shirt for, oh, three years, but it’s still one of my favorites and before I start filing in some new spring things I wanted to emphasize appreciating those pieces we love more than anything, especially as we shed our winter layers and start enjoying the sun. Pulling out favorite warm weather pieces is always a fun experience. If you want to know what I’ve got my eye on for spring you can check out my SS16 Pinterest Board, where I post anything and everything you could ever want for this spring, so get started there!

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