Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Fringe Benefits

Too bad Glamour said fringe was out, because I'm still loving it!

In other news, I'm back after having a good holiday! School starts Thursday, and while I still feel burned out, I'm sure things will be fine. I won't see my grades till February (after tuition is nonrefundable--law school is a cut-throat, money-grubbing business, not a bastion of academic thought and growth as they would have you believe), but by then I might not even care.

I didn't really make resolutions for New Year's--rather, these are, in the words of one of my friends, "works in progress" that I always struggle to do.
But, this year I want to...
1. Be healthier. Last semester I did well, but I want to exercise at least one more day a work and eat out only twice a week.

2. Love more people unconditionally. I tend to pick people apart in my head. There are very few people I just accept, as a whole, for who they are, without wishing they would change in some way. And that's sad. I should be nicer.

3. Spend less. After today, hitting both the Go International Thakoon line at Target and the 1/2 off Lucky sale, I am not buying anything until March 1 unless I have a gift card. I have enough debt already from law school, and I'm booking a trip to Europe at the end of the month. So, blog friends, please hold me accountable and scold when necessary.

4. Enjoying "now" more. This means being glad that school means I can keep a crazy schedule and have hours and hours of free time. Not feeling pressured to get married, or have a baby, or buy a house, or the things my friends who already graduated and got jobs are doing. And, most importantly, keeping away from my law school peers' toxic opinions about absolutely everything they know nothing about. "What, you use Dove to wash your dishes? God, you're going to fail. You need to use Palmolive to get an A."

We'll see how many of those I keep.

I hope everyone had a great holiday, and I'm looking forward to catching up on everyone's blogs over the next few days! You keep me awake in Civil Procedure. Ha!

Outfit: Boots: Gianni Bini; Jeans: 7 for all Mankind; Cami: Ann Taylor Factor; Sweater: Nordstrom BP


Sheila said...

Yay! Welcome back! I missed seeing your entries.

I love the fringed look (wtf is up with Glamour, not 2 months ago they were going on about fringe??).

Good works in progress!

K.L.R. (aka Kayleigh) said...

Yes, welcome back -- glad you had a good holiday break :)

Loved your "works in progress" list -- especially #2...that one's hard for everyone I think, but your honesty and intention was lovely :)

You also cracked me up with the clever dishwashing liquids are just too funny!

And I also love the fringe...they remind me of a pair of boots I used to own that I adored.

Glad you're back!!!

*Lady D* said...

Welcome Back!
And i'm w/ you, even if i don't own any fringe, i like it. Glad you had a good break. Your works in progress list is hilarious!

ohthatgirl said...

Welcome back! Those boots are HAWT!

Shante said...

i love the comment about the dove soap. I swear I heard a conversation like that when my hubby was in law school and we were invited to another "friendly" get-together at one of the professors houses. somehow the conversation would always turn into people giving stupid opinions about stupid stuff they knew surprising little about.

Fashion Therapist said...

I'm all about fringe despite what anyone says. Thanks for your sweet comments....can't wait to see your outfits in 2009!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back! Those sound like good "works in progress" to me, very similar to what I was thinking for the new year! Loving the boots, glad you're back!!

Trace said...

Welcome back girl! I LOVE those boots, they are fab! Great list too, we are all works in progress!

Happy 2009!

Ally said...

You're so freakin cute. I love those boots too. I don't care what Glamour and their stupid black bar says!