OOTD: College Year 2 {Part 8}

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To catch up... I went to the Brattle Book Store near Boylston and Downtown Crossing (?) a while ago... super cute. Would recommend. I bought way too many books but they're so cheap! I got a Homemade Pop-tart from Oakleaf Cakes bakery... Super adorable and very delicious. Not much seating. When walking by you wouldn't necessarily know that it was a cafe... just looks like a bake shop. I would recommend going in for the Pop-tart, scones or sweet bread!

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This past weekend was a whirlwind. On Friday I had to work an event downtown for school, one for which I needed a formal-ish outfit. Silly me, I decided to start looking two hours prior. All I could conjure up was pairing a long-sleeve peplum top with metallic shorts, heels, and a curled pony tail. Oops.

One of my best friends, Marisa, came into town to visit. I was so excited to show her all the random stuff I do at school here! So on Saturday we went to get Brunch at InHouse Cafe. It looks super sketchy from the outside, not gonna lie. But I looked past this because A) I had seen great reviews on Yelp, and 2) It was packed! Like nearly impossible to find a seat. That's the number 1 sign of good food. We got a Country Crêpe (filled with scrambled eggs and covered with Hollandaise *heart eyes*) and Cheesy French Toast. WHAT. It was absolutely delicious and came out super fast. I must say, however, that it wasn't like, fancy, by any means. But it was fast and it was tasty and inexpensive.

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Next we walked across the street to go to the Boston Foodies meet-up at Oppa Sushi! This was awesome. I met a few of the people behind Boston's biggest food accounts. We ordered a bunch of different types of sushi and it was comical watching all the cameras flashing and different angles being sought with the arrival of each dish. Unfortunately I don't really care for fish, let alone raw, so it was a struggle for me. However, I'm an adventurous soul and gave in to peer pressure. I'd say the craziest thing I tried was a "flamed yellow fin something" (hahahah????)  or raw octopus!! Conclusion: Oppa Sushi is on the fancier side of sushi (apparently), but don't take my word for it because I have nothing to compare it to. Do I like sushi? No. Did I die? Also no. How was the octopus? Eh.

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Then we went to the Regatta and to see Dennis at Harvard. The foliage, despite the rain, was GORGEOUS near the Business School campus. That's where these pics were taken. Ugh, Harvard. Smh.

The rest of the time with Marisa was mainly just regular college things... tailgates, parties...etc. My fave part was getting mini milkshakes with her just before the 1950s diner across the street closed. SO NUMMY AND CUTE.

But anyway, here was my outfit. I definitely felt out of place at Harvard and the Regatta. Some may argue that I should have worn a J.Crew sweater and plaid scarf with Bean boots, maybe. But, BORING. Pretty, but boring. Yes, I do like preppy clothes. "Preppiness" manifests itself in many different combinations of colors and patterns and is sooooo aesthetically pleasing. But after a while it's hard to get creative with it. I like to play with bright colors occasionally, and different shapes. So while I can be preppy at times, I sometimes have to step out of that zone to experiment and let my creative forces work with different styles, and with that I'm not bothered. Yes, I would love to have just one singular style that is "me". But this blog and my Instagram is basically my journey to find myself as it is expressed through food, activities, travel and fashion. In the following outfit, nothing matched, not even my sunnies but I loved it. And I matched the leaves!!

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Sunnies: SEE eyewear

Choker: ASOS

T-shirt: Philosophy

Dress: Monki

Boots: Aquatalia

xoxo, T