Technically, I am off on a vacation but have an endless to-do list. Plus, I received 18 emails from students with their final papers attached that ended with "have a wonderful break". I'll be honest--I cringed, snorted, and swore a bit.
Despite all this, I am actually headed back to Korea, which is exciting! And here's the funny thing: If I have a load of stuff to get done that I've been postponing until the last minute--and therefore need to get done on the airplane--the 13 hour flight back home does not feel so long! Ever since I realized that, it sort of became my habit to procrastinate and bring bunch of work to do on the plane so that I can endure the flight and actually get some work done (the fact that there is no Wi-Fi on the airplane helps a lot!) And all this makes me wonder...how did I even survive high school?
I wish I was traveling to somewhere warmer especially since I think I deserve a break from all the freezing weather I've been enduring in Chicago, but unfortunately I am packing bags full of chunky sweaters and coats. When it comes to winter and looking fashionable, layering seems to be the one and only answer--other than freezing in the cold. On this very day, it was snowing a bit and the wind chill was seriously getting to my bones that I had to layer as much as I possibly could. Inside my owl sweater I actually had on a long-sleeved grey top just to keep the extra heat from escaping. I put on a matching neck warmer and long fingerless glove. My mom picked out this coat from Forever21 a while back, and I was actually very pleasantly surprised by the quality! It is fully lined inside, has a faux-leather trim, and most importantly it is super thick and warm--plus the material does not feel/look cheap at all. And I do not care if it is freezing or what--I love my destroyed jeans and cannot get enough of them!
I've been telling myself that I love winter because I can wear my favorite knit sweaters and coats and whatnot, but if you are traveling to somewhere warm this winter, I cannot help but envy you with all my heart and soul. Next winter, I think I deserve a trip to Hawaii.
Clutch - Clare Vivier
Coat - Forever21
Jeans - Zara
Shoes - Franco Sarto
Gloves - MaxMara