Borrowing from the Boys

Beanie: Rue 21   Sweater: thrifted   Jeans: American Eagle   Shoes & Necklace: Philippines   Sunglasses: (won in giveaway) zeroUV

I'm back, this time with a smile on my face. All I can say about the previous post is...well, I treat this blog like my journal. And when I have such amazing readers like you who comment back, its like I'm telling my close friends what's going on in my life. So thank you all so much for the thoughtful encouragement and lovely words. They mean so much to me, and I know you are all right. I'll move on from this. In just another month I'm sure I'll be even stronger. The best way to beat sadness is by focusing on the positives in life - and there are honestly so many.
This is a typical casual look for me. This new beanie has the perfect amount of slouch to it, and I found it in a clearance box in the guy's section. Score! 
On a side note, I am obsessed with American Eagle denim. I sold my soul the day I decided to splurge on myself and buy a pair from them. I'm on my sixth pair now. It's sick. I'm an AE denim addict.
I was joined by the adorable rascal, Billy, in the middle of the photos, who decided he wanted to dance with me. Of course, I obliged. Who could resist those chocolate brown eyes?

So I made it through my first week back to college. Its going to be a tough semester, but I'm really looking forward to it. This time, I'm taking a lot of classes that excite my interest and make me eager for class!
For my fitness classes, I'm taking Zumba and Pilates. Omgsh, they are kicking my butt. But they are so fun (especially Zumba!), and I already feel like I'm in better shape.

Then there's Biology, which is a 2 1/2 hour class, so it's loooong, but the teacher isn't too bad. He's a chill, laid-back guy and I don't mind his lectures.
I also have Psychology, which is a tough subject to tackle, but very fascinating. My teacher is smart as a whip and a little more strict than the other professors I've had, but I like him. He's got a good sense of humor to keep the class interested during his lectures.
Also, I'm taking Cultural Anthropology - which I'm really excited for! Haha, its a class about the different cultures around the world and examining their way of life. Which I am extremely intrigued to know. After traveling to the Philippines, I'd like to be more informed about what other cultures are like in this world. This planet is just too vast to remain ignorant!

Finally, I'm taking Digital Photography.
Oh my goodness, no words can describe how happy I am to be in that class!

So in case you can't tell, I'm pretty hyped about most of my classes. I think it's going to be a good semester. Here's to 3 1/2 more months before summer!

PS: I was interviewed by the lovely Avi of Petite Fashion Monster! She had some really good questions too. Check it out here

PPS: Don't forget, the international MsDressy giveaway is still going on here!

 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.
Philippians 4:11-12


Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

you have a lot on your plate linda, but you are going to do well in all of it. it's exactly what you need to keep yourself occupied. billy is your little angel. that photo is so cute! you couldn't have captured a cuter moment. hang in there! you'll be just fine.

Sabrilett said...

I have always admire how strong you are, even when you fall you know better than to stay that way, is a long process and you're doing just fine so do not feel bad about what happened yesterday... Love your sweater and that necklace is gorgeous :)

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melissa said...

You don't have to apologize for your last post, it is fantastic how you do use this blog as your journal/vent/inspiration space. I am glad you are doing better and yes it is so hard to get over your first love, but trust me we all do it x

La borsa di Mary Poppins said...

wow beautiful!!:)

Plami said...

you look great dear! I love the way the blue hat brings a pop of color to the outfit!


samecookiesdifferent said...

lve, lve, lve your hat - chucks and the hat :D
happy saturday
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Lisa said...

That's so cool that you're taking a fitness class! Have fun, love the outfit!

Steven Brown said...

Love your outfit...hope you have joined THE PROVERBS.

Maiken said...

your school system sounds like a great one because you can really choose between so many interesting subjects (I didn't have that chance and it was quite depressing because most of the subjects sucked big time). good for you though ;)
and your outfit is such a cool one. casual and chill but a bit fab too with that necklace. oh and how cute is the doggie!! :)

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Liora said...

I like your outfit! The picture of you and the dog is way cute! :)


Bea said...

i hope you had a good start into the new semester. the classes you're taking sound great! i can't waint until I can take photography classes as well in school next year!
and great outfit!

Nico Saich said...

Hey Linda! Glad to see you are feeling better and looking sharp!


Cherokee Neas said...

the color of the beanie is perfect.

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Sam said...

Hi dear, this is such a cool casual look on you, its great! Your new classes sound fantastic, I know you will love Cultural Anthropology, it was one of my favorites too. Congrats on your lovely interview!

Rita said...

I love your beanie
Great blog


Preity Lama Tamang said...

casual chic!! love ur necklace

Jessi said...

That's the one we saw! Mama. It actually ended up not being so good I was really disappointed. But I slept good last night! Haha. I love your beanie, I see so many cute outfits with them but I don't think I could pull it off. I used to seriously only buy AE jeans. I still do once in a while when they're on a good sale. And that doggy is adorable!

Mica said...

Aww Billy is so cute! Love that photo of you two :) Such a nice casual outfit, and glad to hear you are looking forward to your studies this semester :)

Ali Hval said...

I did indeed read your last post, though I did not comment, and I just wanted to say that I'm so glad you're not afraid to express what you're feeling. It's probably going to take much time to feel "normal" again, but I feel that you're approaching it in the best way possible. You really are incredible, Linda! I love that you treat your blog as a journal. I've been trying to do the same to be a little more like the awesome person that is you. Lots of love to you from the Ali <3 eep eep

I'm glad your Bio teacher is chill... haha, long classes are horrible. ;) I have two 2.5hour long art-related classes so I know that feel, bro! Cultural Anthropology sounds so neat! I hope you enjoy your classes. :D

I love your exciting blue beanie and that necklace is so nice! It looks nice with a wedding dress AND a casual look like this. How versatile! ;)

Issa Tchieu said...

ur classes sound so interesting esp digital photography and psychology. its no wonder ure so excited. lol
Billy was dancing! CUTE!! that beanie color was great choice too. Have a good one!

Marsa said...

sometimes boys just have the best looks :)

i would wear my husbands shirts but seeing that hes like a foot taller than me, its kinda hard :p

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Sara said...

Awwww cute puppy!! I love your sweater--so cute! I'm glad to see you smiling again!


Katrina Bay said...

perfect winter outfit! <3


czarianonuevo said...

LOVE this casual outfit of yours Linda! your blue beanie adds so much character to the outfit! that dog is so adorable!!

btw, the classes you're taking this sem are so awesome!! from your fitness class to digital photography, hope i can get a Pilates class in the summer too!

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Stylish By Nature said...

Loving your today's post. You are really special. Absolutely fabulous styling.

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Agnes Chen said...

great jumper! and the beanie is awesome!! :D

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Pretty Little Wild Things said...

love your beanie!

Sharmili said...

love the beanie :) good to know that you're enjoying school!

Mili from call me, Maeby

Theonlyfashionprincess said...

you look really cute. love the beanie on you! X

Katie Q. said...

Oh, I took Cultural anthropology my first year of college and it was SUCH an amazing class, it's still one of my very favorites. It's so cool to be able to look at the world with different eyes and I ended up almost changing my major because I loved it so much. I'm sure you are going to get such a kick out the class. (And oh wow, you dog is the cutest guy ever, what a sweetiepie!)

Word on AE denim. It's the only place I buy jeans from now, they fit so well and are so comfortable! (Are these the cords or the burgundy skinnies? I have the burgundy ones and I wear them so often, I was looking at the cords, passed on them and now I wish I hadn't!) You styled these so cutely with the sweater, you look so cozy!

Jessica Mattioli said...

love your beanie!!!

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Magda Lena said...

You are amazing !
I love your look
I follow now , nice sunglasses ;)

McStylePhilosophy said...

Totally in love with the colour of your beanie <3...
xoxo ;*

Anonymous said...

Lovely outfit! Enjoy your classes.

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Living_in_aShoe said...

cute beanie!

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Yulia Sidorenko said...

such a lovely necklace <3 kisses

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Pretty Affairs said...
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Pretty Affairs said...

Love your outfit. Neckles is georgous. Great photos xx
You have a new follower:)

FierceandFashionable said...

I am loving that sweater top! Too pretty!

xx Michelle

Fierce & Fashionable

Lucie Srbová said...

You are absolutely right. We have to focus on the positive things in life though sometimes it could be hard. Right now I have a feeling I should go to different country because I really dont like where I live but I am sure I will fell more positive about it later. :) Anyway you look fantastic as always!

Kisses, Lucy :)

Nico Saich said...

cant wait for your next post


Hanna & Christel said...

great outfit, we love to see how you develop your style!


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Anonymous said...

I love your outfit, I love AE denim too! They make grest quality pants! That picture of you with your dog is too cute :)Sounds like a lot of classes, you are a busy girl!

Sarah Mira Park said...

I love the pop of color from that beanie and you look so cute and comfy in the oversized sweater!

Ahh, I miss college! I hope it presents to be some of the best years of your life as well!

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Katie Aman said...

I love your cool, slouchy look. You look so effortlessly chic. And what a pretty necklace! Sounds like you have a lot of great classes! Digital photography sounds awesome!

erica marie said...

Happy to hear that you are going to focus on all the positive things in life to help you get through your hard times. That photo of you and Billy is the cutest!

xo erica

Sabrina said...

Ugh, one thing I definitely don't miss about uni are the classwork, save for a few fun classes! Also, love your beanie (as a beanie lover myself), and digging your statement necklace! That doggie is legit ADORABLE, oh my word!

Also... I know you miss your ex :( It's natural. But remember, time WILL go on, and you'll miss him less and less. Cliche, but time heals most wounds. Just focus on being the best and most fierce Linda you can be! (Literally the best revenge, if you're into revenge!)


P.S. I can't believe that photoshoot you did with that dress in the SNOW! And to think I complain about 40-50 F weather. WERK!

Joyce said...

I love this stylish look! The sweater has such a cool pattern and I LOVE the white statement necklace:) And ooo that beanie is such a great color and fit, my head always looks really strange when I wear a hat but you look fantastic! Woah sounds like you are taking a lot of fun classes, cultural anthropology and zumba sound so interesting. If only i could take that in high school haha.

Morgan Brooks said...

I love you and your blog! You have such amazing style. AND i adore you!
It would mean the world to me if you could check out my latest post!

Lisa said...

loving your relaxed and casual look! i love the pop of color w/ your beanie!!

Rory said...

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY AH YAY!!!! I take photo at my school and it's my favorite class of the day :) I take bio, too...and i dread that class ugh....!! not as much as i dread math though so look on the bright side it's not THAT bad right? Hearing you talk about college...wahh i want to be in college so BAD! :) Also I just took outfit photos with my puppy today too haha! You'll see a sneak peak in my prof pic ;)

And sadpost? What? I am so behind on blogs...I need to scroll thru your archives and see what I missed. NOT GLAD TO HEAR YOUR POSTING SAD THINGS LINDA :( I DONT LIKE IT WHEN YOUR SAD! But hey, if you are, by all means post about it! As your readers (and friends) we're here because we love you and we WILL try to make it all better <3

The Chic Sheet said...

Fun pics!


Anonymous said...

cute necklace!!

Alessandra Mazzini said...

Hey dear!! Love your beanie!!! And this time we are with the same shoes :)

Megan, said...

love this style Xo Megan,

Jen Hsieh said...

Billy is the cutest guy ever and he really is the perfect accessory. ;) Loving this casual outfit though - the necklace completes it. Good luck with your semester and have fun with your photography class!


Erin said...

Love this look! Great sweater and Bible quote!


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Tesa Jurjaševič said...

great look, I love your beanie!

Kati said...

Thank you so much for your comment, it made my day!

Love your jumper and hat!


The Garage Starlets said...

Love the top! Very Marant

Sam said...

Thanks for your visit, hope you have a good and productive week ahead!

f i o n a (miss.tea) said...

Oh wow, let us know how the digital photography course pans out :) The first time I tried Zumba I was so unfit I could barely keep up haha. Love your necklace and both your beanie and sweater have the perfect amount of slouch :)

dsfashion said...

like it!love your necklace

Alysha said...

Your pictures have so much life to them. I particularly love the one with you dog in it. I read through your last post, and I really do wish you happiness in your life. It is really lovely to see that you are now coming back with a smile! :) All the best Linda! And it is also pretty cool how you got your shoes and necklace in the Philippines because that is where I live now!

Anonymous said...

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Milna Mandusic said...

Lovely beanie!

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Megan said...

Comfy and cute! Love that beanie on you :)

EMA said...

Awesome look! I especially love the hat and necklace!

Sandra Leiva said...

Beautiful sweater and necklace!
You look great, dear <3

Alessandra Mazzini said...

Great post! Your outfit looks so comfy ! :)

Victoria said...

I love this casual look of yours. That sweater is great! xx

- Victoria

ANDREA said...

i really love your necklace here!


livlovelaugh said...

i love bowing from boys :) i borrow my bf's sweater all the time. Looooove the dancing pic with the dog...and oh man, i miss college


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