I am still recovering from the impromptu trip that B and I took last weekend to visit some old friends and our former stomping grounds in Urbana-Champaign, IL. It was a flurry of a trip overflowing with food, gossip, and great company. It was immensely difficult for me to get out of bed on Monday, and it has been a huge challenge to get back into the work mindset this whole week. Thankfully, it's already Friday.
Since I got back to St. Louis, I've been thinking about how different it is living in a city vs a college town, and I was reminded about how much I love all those tree-lined neighborhoods, the pretentious coffee shops flocked by students and faculty, the small local shops, all the used bookstores, and the amazing public radio station C-U boasts.
I was saddened to see some of my favorite places closed or relocated, especially one of my fave vintage stores, since I was really hoping I'd get my thrifting/vintage fix during the trip. It's been really difficult finding affordable vintage here in St. Louis and even more difficult to find a decent thrift store.
This is a typical variation on what I wear when I know I'll be running around the office: jeans + a comfy top + statement necklace+ flats. This yellow shirt surprisingly fits me almost perfectly, so I knew I had to nab it even if yellow isn't really a color I wear a lot. Plus-- sailboat patterns!
shirt: Banana Republic
sandals: Old Navy
necklace: gifted, forever 21