Grad Life

My most fundamental job is as a student. As a history grad, primary, hands-on research is paramount and this April I had the opportunity to travel to Tuskegee, Alabama. It was a trip of many firsts, as it was my first time driving out-of-town overnight by myself, my first out-of-town research experience, my first time visiting another institutions archives, etc. I was excited! I wanted to represent myself as a committed and well put-together student representing Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. Let's be forreal, though; I was in my comfortable traveling/studying clothes complete with Crocs. I compromised by doing up my face and hair.

Driving through Alabama

In the bathroom taking pics because that's what grad students do

My trip was mostly successful and I was able to spend an hour or two just walking around and taking pictures on my phone.The Tuskegee University campus is the definition of well-appointed and the effort that has gone into preservation of the historic buildings is obvious. All together the effect was beautiful.
Tuskegee university Archives; where I conducted some of my research

The historic home of Booker T. Washington 

About to get on the road again.

Heading home to Tallahassee!

I'm Back!!! October 2013 in Retrospect

Yes, it's been awhile since I've posted. My graduate studies have take the front seat and work has taken the backseat, leaving only a small space in the trunk of my life for blogging about fashion and the expression of personal aesthetic.

Just to give a taste of what's been going through my head, I'm going to do a month by month retrospective of the themes that made an recurring appearance on my tumblr since my last regular posting.

This week's retrospective is October 2013 and the theme is gold and blue:

denim love (by Zalia Mak)

dreadedlioness: Claws and #penmanship

(via zizziswardrobe)