A Bit of Defiance; A Bit of Nostalgia

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 I’ve got t-minus two days until I present one of my research papers at a local conference, so I’ve been spending most of my free afternoons camped out on the living room couch, surrounded by loose-leaf notebook paper, presentation outlines, and potential PowerPoint slides. It’s all very Good Will Hunting—minus the whole “troubled genius” part. Struggling to figure out PowerPoint can really do a number on your self-esteem. But anyways! Two days, people. Two. Days.

Of course, my time spent on the couch opened my eyes to the horror that has become our living room/kitchen (it’s a small apartment…) couches. The backsides of what were once deep maroon couches have now faded to brown. Rusty, orangey, bodily-function brown. And I’m feeling all sentimental and sappy about it. Our first set of couches! Our “remember when we had those dark red couches when we were first married?” couches! Our “these will last for years upon years!” couches! All because I, on that fateful day 3 years ago, chose the apartment with the big windows and view of the Mississippi. It’d probably be weird to save one of the cushions, right? Right…


In other news, I’m wearing this spring green skirt to protest the random bouts of snow that have been making their way through Minneapolis. So bring it on, random winter weather! There’s more pastels where THIS came from!


  • Reply Reagan April 22, 2015 at 8:18 am

    Cute look! I love that skirt! 🙂 Feel free to check out my blog sometime! 🙂

  • Reply Hayley Roderick April 22, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    I’m so obsessed with that skirt! It’s so perfect for spring. xx, Hayley http://www.dailydoseofdarling.com

  • Reply Mellow World April 22, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    Love the look! Good luck on your presentation!


  • Reply dannifred April 22, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    so cute, love the color of the skirt!


  • Reply Kayla D April 22, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Love the pop of color with your skirt!

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  • Reply Zarrah Jane April 23, 2015 at 12:59 am

    Lovely skirt!

    So vibrant in color


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  • Reply Anna James April 23, 2015 at 2:13 am

    OMG! That skirt is THE CUTEST! Adore everything about this. Fabulous as always, love. If you get a sec, I’d love to hear your thoughts on my latest. 🙂 xx

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  • Reply Amber | All the Cute April 23, 2015 at 11:21 am

    That skirt is totally adorable… I love it!!

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