This past week has been fun and stressful all at once. I’m getting into the busy part of my semester, but since I’m (supposedly) graduating in May/Summer, I’m frantically getting together everything I need for my graduate project. For some reason I have this thing where when I’m successfully doing something or reach a milestone, I have to back away from it. Big dreams scare me. I reached my 1 year blog anniversary, and I couldn’t even express what I wanted to. A few professors have gotten excited about my project, and all of a sudden I’m questioning it and feeling like I’m not doing a good enough job. Fear of success is incredibly annoying, so for now I’m just going to focus on small dreams and small goals. Sometimes I have to remind myself that I’m not performing heart surgery. It sounds ridiculous, but it’s amazing how stress can make you feel like everything is caving in. Taking a breath, a moment to reassure myself is exactly what I need. That and lots and lots of Lola hugs and kisses.

So when I’m stressed and in a hurry, I always lean towards simple outfits that can easily be changed with accessories.

I had a black 3/4 length sleeve top that was close fitting, but I wanted something that made the outfit cozier, so I added on a black vest over the top. I liked the drapy-ness that the vest added, and the belt is in just the right place. I had to wear my Torrid booties since the jeans were too long on me, and I’m proud to report that I managed to wear heels on campus twice this week. (I’m growing up! haha).

In my quick attempt to make an outfit, I threw on a necklace with a pop of color and a headband to make my hair less boring :).

Shop: Top (Old Navy), Vest (Old Navy), Jeans (Old Navy), Booties (Torrid), Necklace (Nordstrom BP), Headband (Target)

What’s your go-to fast outfit or staple item? Are there certain items you gravitate towards when you’re stressed?