January 7, 2013

My Last First Day Of School

And here it is, my very last first day of school EVER. Man, it really seem to sneak up on me. It feels just like yesterday I was attending a local community college, dreaming of the day I would finally make it to ASU. I also remember when that day finally came, and how quickly my time at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication went by. And then there I was walking the stage at my college graduation, wearing a tiny heel and just hoping I would make it across the stage without falling (and I did, thank god). In the fall of 2011 I started my first semester of graduate school on a new campus, and now today I sit here getting ready to head out there for my very last first day of school. Truthfully, my mind just feel blown. How did all of this time go by so quickly? Well, all I can say is that it all certainly didn't go by unnoticed, as the past six and a half years have been some of the best years of my life.

This semester I have a pretty full schedule, and because of it I've made a promise to myself that I will take each day as it comes and just do the best I can. I really want to enjoy my last semester of college, and plan on taking advantage of every opportunity that I can. I also want to try and amp up my school style for my final semester. I'm thinking lots of dresses/skirts, fun makeup and comfy boots and booties for walking around campus (like my new fav Gabby booties from Blowfish Shoes)!

Outfit details:
Cardigan: Eddie Bauer
I HEART Ronson blouse: c/o Jcpenney
Peony lipstick: c/o Radiant Cosmetics 
Skirt: Express
Tights: Target
Gabby Booties: c/o Blowfish Shoes

I still feel like I owe it to this blog to write a full post on my grad school experience. Since I still have one semester left, I think I'll save that talk for a few months down the line when things are starting to wrap up and I can really look back at everything I've accomplished.

For those of you heading back to class today or sometime soon, good luck! I would love to hear about your favorite campus style, and what kind of classes you're taking this semester! Let me know!

-Chelsea xo


  1. You did it! You remembered to get dressed! Hahaha happy first last day of school:)

    - kath

  2. so funny that your last first day of school is my first day back at school! lucky you! hope you have an amazing day!

  3. Go Chelsea! You have got to be the most adorable grad school student ever! Hope this semester is the BEST!

  4. Such a sweet pea you are. Your hair always looks so lovely and this is the perfect 'last first day back to school' outfit :) Hope you have a blast and CONGRATS you're almost done!! x

  5. last first day of school for me, too! we can do this! have a wonderful start to your first week back! :) xo

  6. I guess I have been reading your blog for a very long time now. I remember the days of you talking about being in undergrad. Congrats on all your hard work Chelsea, and good luck with your last semester of school.

  7. You are simply gorgeous, girl! Loving this layered look!
    xo TJ

  8. I love your boots! I'm an undergrad in Arizona right now (NAU, not ASU - we still have a week of vacation :P) and I'd love to hear about grad school. I really want to get a masters, so I'm always interested to hear people's experiences!

  9. Woohoo! Last first day of school yayayay!

  10. I'd definitely love to hear about your grad school experience. I'm just finishing up my undergrad in the UK and moving to the US next year. I hadn't really thought about a masters but it's been playing on my mind for a month now and I'd love to hear some first hand experience, especially of someone doing part time like I would be if I did it. :)