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Sweaters for the Season

Fall is rolling in and that means it's time to stock our closets with all of the sweaters! Something about fall always sends me into the ritual of pulling out the same pieces and wearing the same things over and over again, like my favorite sweaters, jeans, and booties. Maybe this season I'll expand on my neutral color palette and try something like that cozy pink tunic number or light blue fluted sleeve sweater... but, if not, it would be fun to just try a new silhouette like a lace-up cardigan or off-shoulder option.

This Week's Top 10

1. I'm heading to Chicago this afternoon for the weekend! My dad is coming up from Dallas to pick me up from school and drive down to Chicago to celebrate my brother's 21st birthday. I can't wait to see them both and spend the afternoon tomorrow at the Cub's game!

2. I went to the club fair and study abroad fair on Wednesday and I couldn't be more excited about some of the opportunities available to me at UW-Madison. I want to do it all!! I am still so torn for my major (I just love so many of the options) so I am definitely hoping that joining a few clubs will help me gauge my interests. Even last night a few friends and I went to a dinner kickoff for a club, and it was fun just to step out of our comfort zone and try something different to meet new people.

3. One thing I am extra excited about at UW: Moda Magazine. This entirely student-run fashion and lifestyle magazine is incredibly well done, professional, and inspirational! I want to join it and maybe do writing, photographing, or a little graphic design!

What I Eat at College + My Grocery List

Last week I shared four go-top recipe ideas in this blog post and a couple of food Insta stories, and I got a lot of questions about what I actually eat in a day. While I don't have a quick answer to that question (it changes everyday!), I will say I eat the same types of things daily because my grocery list is small and simple, and our apartment doesn't have the best storage to keep an overwhelming amount of food around. Plus, being just one person (and occasionally sharing groceries with my roomie) I don't want to buy too much food and risk it going bad. Below I'm sharing a few of my favorite things that I eat at school, along with a mini grocery list of foods I couldn't go without in my apartment!

3 Outfits to Recreate This Fall

We experienced an 80 degree day here in Wisconsin yesterday. Not only is that pretty rare to occur even in the summer, but being almost halfway through September had me convinced I'd be layering on my sweaters by now! I guess I will just have to prepare for fall through Pinterest for the next few weeks. After all, fall is short and Wisconsin winters aren't my favorite, so I can't complain about these last days of sunshine. When fall does roll in, however, here are some outfits I want to recreate: 

Cool Yoga Clothes + My Yoga Experience

Having a yoga membership has done wonders for my quality of life already, and it has only been two weeks of nonstop practicing that has gotten me to this realization. I used to do yoga sporadically with my mom in middle school and early in high school, but I had turned to running and playing sports in the last few years. Purchasing a 30-day unlimited yoga pass was a spontaneous decision, but as soon as I took my first class I knew I would get my money's worth from the studio. Not only are the classes challenging and a great workout, but the people who surround me during class are my motivation to keep going, keep working hard, and keep showing up.