In which I stress about grad school

I'm sorry for my long absence, but I promise you haven't missed much! I've spent the past month or so applying for grad school, compulsively checking and re-checking the status of my online applications, and worrying, endlessly worrying. It probably didn't help that I turned 25 at the end of January, sending me into a spiral of "OMG I'm old and a failure and I'll never do anything with my liiife." (I'm never melodramatic, guys, never.) It's a good thing that seashell-printed 1940's dresses and Victorian mourning jewelry distract me as spectacularly as they do. And once I learn whether or not I've been accepted, you'll definitely know, because I'll be screaming about it in caps lock over on twitter.

Outfit details:
1940's dress via Salvage Life
J.Crew cardigan and tights
Coach belt
Golden Ponies heels
Fieldguided tote
Victorian mourning necklace via The Deeps


  1. I LOVE your dress!!! School/Career/Future stuff is SO stressful! AH! I turn 25 in May (Happy Belated Birthday, by the way!), and I feel the same way about where I am/where I want to be/will I ever have it together?! Good luck with everything, I can't wait to hear the good news once you're accepted!!!

  2. lovely dress and the words on tote are great.
    I hope everything would be ok with the school!

    Inside and Outside Blog

  3. Gosh, good luck with it all! I'm starting university in England in September and I am a mixture of nervous and insanely excited. I followed your blog as soon as I saw it - so beautiful, reminds me of Modcloth which can never be a bad thing :) Can I add you to my blogroll as well?


  4. I love your dress, you look divine! :)

    The Cat Hag