Top: Gift (Cell) — Skirt: Gift (deep los angeles) — Belt: Thrifted — Wedges: 6pm.com (Sam & Libby) — Ring: Monterey Bay Aquarium — Earrings: Gift from Costa Rica
I wish I could say that this outfit was inspired by the Brazilian flag, but that would be a lie. No, it was sheer coincidence, although a nice one, seeing as how I took Brazilian Portuguese classes during my junior and senior years of college and gained a great interest in visiting Brazil someday.
I’ve actually never been anywhere in South America, which is something I’d like to reconcile within the next few years, or whenever time allows. For now, though, I’ll have to be satisfied with more domestic travel. As a matter of fact, I’m writing this post quickly before I hop in the car and drive off to the Bay Area; some college friends and I are getting together at Tito’s house this weekend for pizza-making and general buffoonery, and I’m looking forward to it with great pleasure.
I’m also embarking upon a slightly larger trip on Tuesday: I’m traveling to Minneapolis for work! That will be a first for me, since I’ve never been to Minnesota at all (although my paternal grandfather was from there), and although I’ll be spending most of my time at a conference, I’m pretty dang excited. Erin just so happens to be attending the same conference–the world is frighteningly small sometimes–so we’ll get to spend some quality time learning about the exciting world of research together, and I also have an ice-cream get-together in the works with at least one Hairpin commenter. I haven’t met an online friend face-to-face since I was 19, so it’s gonna be some good times, yessir.
Tia has also
commanded recommended that I take a trip to Uncommon Grounds for an Orgasmic Chai, and with a name like that, how can I refuse?
Anybody else around here familiar with Minneapolis? Any travel tips or food recs? While I’ve gone to a number of anime and comics conventions for fun, this will be my first-ever professional conference, so it’ll be quite a learning experience all-around.
Continuing the almost-forgotten theme from earlier, this is one of the hand-carved, hand-painted earrings I wore with this outfit. They were a gift that my mom brought back for me from Costa Rica (okay, so that’s Central America, not South America–not trying to homogenize the two, here!) when she went last year, and every picture I take of them just doesn’t quite capture how gorgeous they are. Seriously, they make my heart hurt a little every time I look at them, and they’re one of the prettiest things I own. Sigh…
Okay, before I get completely mesmerized by my own belongings, happy Friday, guys! I’ll try to schedule some posts over the weekend so stuff’s still going up here while I’m in Minneapolis next week, but if there’s a little bit of radio silence, don’t be alarmed. I know all y’all’s days revolve around this blog, but try to be brave, for all our sakes.