The ways of life

Peplum top: J.Crew • Pencil skirt: Urban Outfitters • Boots: Footwork • Tights: Veritas • Earrings: H&M
The strangest thing happened today. When I was in high school my friends had a friend, a boy that was in their class but that I never met before our graduation year. When I got to know him better in our final year, he had already made plans to go abroad for a year (Bolivia) and I was preparing for college. I went to his goodbye-party and he came to my birthday drink and that’s basically all I remember. Our ways separated as soon as they had crossed. 
And then this morning, I was sitting in the hallway waiting for my morning class to start, when out of the blue he was standing in front of me with a face probably almost as startled as my own. Disney learned us that it’s a small world (♫ after all ♪), but this my friends, was one of those moments that just kind of shakes your world a little bit. How coincidental can things be? Seeing an old friend again after 4 years felt really good! It was so nice to finally be able to talk to someone who had common friends and a (however short) common history. You might remember my posts from late September, when I just started at this new university? I was pretty upset about not having anyone to talk to and laugh with, and while I have managed to make friends quite well in the last two months, it was a very pleasant surprise to find out an old friend had actually enrolled in the same class I had! He barely attended the previous lectures and that’s how it’s taken so long for us to meet again, but after todays class we went to the cafeteria together and chatted about many mainly non-important things such as our travels, mutual friends and classes. He also promised me to help me out with an assignment I’m currently working on and that is taking up all of my spare time, so us meeting is already causing me many benefits, haha. 
Okay. I have a really big analytic assignment that requires my attention for the rest of today, so I better get working on it again so I can hopefully finish my analytic coding today and can start my actual theory-constructing tomorrow (that’s the fun part!). I hope you guys had a lovely weekend, and that you didn’t go too much overboard with the Black Friday spending. 

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  1. The Adored Life
    2 December 2013 / 14:33

    That is a crazy story. What is even crazier is that something similar happened to me over the weekend!

    I love that lace top on you. It's so delicate and pretty!

    http://www.theadoredlife.com

  2. 2 December 2013 / 15:11

    Leuke outfit!

  3. 2 December 2013 / 15:11

    aw that sounds so nice! so good to see a friendly familiar face in a place where you feel lonely 🙂
    also this outfit is very pretty, love that top!
    xo

  4. 2 December 2013 / 15:22

    Mooi peplum topje! Looking fierce, zo in zwart-wit! Chique hoor 😉

  5. The Adored Life
    2 December 2013 / 16:33

    That is a crazy story. What is even crazier is that something similar happened to me over the weekend!

    I love that lace top on you. It’s so delicate and pretty!

    http://www.theadoredlife.com

  6. 2 December 2013 / 15:49

    Oops, Black Friday, maar cadeautjes zijn altijd het beste excuus 🙂
    Mooie top, ik zoek nog altijd naar wat kant voor Kerst..

    <3

  7. 2 December 2013 / 17:11

    Leuke outfit!

  8. 2 December 2013 / 17:11

    aw that sounds so nice! so good to see a friendly familiar face in a place where you feel lonely 🙂
    also this outfit is very pretty, love that top!
    xo

  9. 2 December 2013 / 17:22

    Mooi peplum topje! Looking fierce, zo in zwart-wit! Chique hoor 😉

  10. 2 December 2013 / 17:49

    Oops, Black Friday, maar cadeautjes zijn altijd het beste excuus 🙂
    Mooie top, ik zoek nog altijd naar wat kant voor Kerst..

    <3

  11. 2 December 2013 / 17:22

    Don't talk about assignments, it reminds me that I'm reading blogs instead of working on my presentation 🙁

  12. 2 December 2013 / 19:22

    Don’t talk about assignments, it reminds me that I’m reading blogs instead of working on my presentation 🙁

    • 2 December 2013 / 23:38

      En je was ook al de hele namiddag Glee aan het kijken!
      Stop reading, stop tweeting and get studying! 😀

      (Maar ik ken het fenomeen…)

      • 3 December 2013 / 14:19

        Don’t confront me… (maar de presentatie is bijna af, wohoow!)

  13. 2 December 2013 / 19:49

    Wow, what a small world! Isn't it crazy when things like that happen?

  14. 2 December 2013 / 21:49

    Wow, what a small world! Isn’t it crazy when things like that happen?

  15. 2 December 2013 / 20:58

    Hooray for old friends!! I love that you are getting to talk with someone who has a common past (however short it may be). It is always nice to know someone when it seems you are all alone!

  16. 2 December 2013 / 21:10

    Those earrings are so perfect with your cute top! And yay for old friends that you actually want to run into! 🙂

    xx, julie
    //obsessed//

  17. 2 December 2013 / 22:58

    Hooray for old friends!! I love that you are getting to talk with someone who has a common past (however short it may be). It is always nice to know someone when it seems you are all alone!

  18. 2 December 2013 / 23:10

    Those earrings are so perfect with your cute top! And yay for old friends that you actually want to run into! 🙂

    xx, julie//obsessed//

  19. 2 December 2013 / 23:59

    This is so simple yet classy.

    Also, what a fabulous coincidence to be able to run into an old friend like that!

  20. Faith
    3 December 2013 / 00:01

    Adorable! I love lace with a mix of tough black.

    sweetenedstyle.com

  21. 3 December 2013 / 00:11

    I love when thins like that happen! And of course, loving your outfit as well!

  22. 3 December 2013 / 00:16

    It really is a small word! I was halfway across the world in Israel when I ran into someone from high school! I've had two friends meet in Paris even though neither knew the other one was going to be there! It's crazy how life works! I'm glad you have a friend in your class now! Love the top!
    ~Sara
    Sincerely, Sara

  23. Ana Catalarrana
    3 December 2013 / 00:45

    Stunning ! 😀

  24. 3 December 2013 / 01:59

    This is so simple yet classy.

    Also, what a fabulous coincidence to be able to run into an old friend like that!

  25. Faith
    3 December 2013 / 02:01

    Adorable! I love lace with a mix of tough black.

    sweetenedstyle.com

  26. 3 December 2013 / 02:11

    I love when thins like that happen! And of course, loving your outfit as well!

  27. 3 December 2013 / 02:16

    It really is a small word! I was halfway across the world in Israel when I ran into someone from high school! I’ve had two friends meet in Paris even though neither knew the other one was going to be there! It’s crazy how life works! I’m glad you have a friend in your class now! Love the top!
    ~Sara
    Sincerely, Sara

  28. Ana Catalarrana
    3 December 2013 / 02:45

    Stunning ! 😀

  29. 3 December 2013 / 10:06

    ooh wat goed dat je iemand hebt voor in de les! ik weet hoe stom het kan zijn daar alleen te zitten (wij zijn allemaal niet de beste studenten als het naar de les gaan betreft, en dan zit er al eens gauw iemand alleen :p)

  30. 3 December 2013 / 11:03

    That is such a beautiful top! It looks great on you! 🙂 I'm glad you shared it on the blog 🙂

    Awesome that you met your old friend too! And even better he can help with the assignment – so good when things work out like that 🙂

    Away From The Blue

  31. 3 December 2013 / 12:06

    ooh wat goed dat je iemand hebt voor in de les! ik weet hoe stom het kan zijn daar alleen te zitten (wij zijn allemaal niet de beste studenten als het naar de les gaan betreft, en dan zit er al eens gauw iemand alleen :p)

  32. 3 December 2013 / 11:25

    Oh, isn't it funny how we run into people from our past? I love when those little incidents happen, reminding us just how small this world really is! You are looking fabulous as always, I love that top. Good luck with your assignment 🙂

  33. 3 December 2013 / 13:03

    That is such a beautiful top! It looks great on you! 🙂 I’m glad you shared it on the blog 🙂

    Awesome that you met your old friend too! And even better he can help with the assignment – so good when things work out like that 🙂

    Away From The Blue

  34. 3 December 2013 / 12:19

    Don't confront me… (maar de presentatie is bijna af, wohoow!)

  35. 3 December 2013 / 13:25

    Oh, isn’t it funny how we run into people from our past? I love when those little incidents happen, reminding us just how small this world really is! You are looking fabulous as always, I love that top. Good luck with your assignment 🙂

  36. 3 December 2013 / 13:24

    Kei tof! Ik vind het ook altijd zo leuk om opeens iemand tegen te komen die ik al lang niet meer gezien hebt!!!

  37. lippylash
    3 December 2013 / 15:24

    Kei tof! Ik vind het ook altijd zo leuk om opeens iemand tegen te komen die ik al lang niet meer gezien hebt!!!

  38. 4 December 2013 / 00:30

    Leuke klassieke en simpele outfit. Heel elegant. Ook leuk om weer een oude vriend tegen te komen. Dat had ik ook ooit met een meisje bij wie ik in groep 3 zat.. en toen opeens zo'n 15-20 jaar later weer zag in de schoolbanken van onze opleiding toentertijd.

  39. 4 December 2013 / 02:30

    Leuke klassieke en simpele outfit. Heel elegant. Ook leuk om weer een oude vriend tegen te komen. Dat had ik ook ooit met een meisje bij wie ik in groep 3 zat.. en toen opeens zo’n 15-20 jaar later weer zag in de schoolbanken van onze opleiding toentertijd.

  40. 4 December 2013 / 04:10

    How serendipitous! I love it when things like that happen, and I love your lace peplum!

  41. 4 December 2013 / 06:10

    How serendipitous! I love it when things like that happen, and I love your lace peplum!

  42. 4 December 2013 / 07:42

    Altijd leuk om na lange tijd mensen opnieuw tegen te komen 😀 super dat jullie nu dezelfde les hebben! Mooie top trouwens 🙂

  43. 4 December 2013 / 09:42

    Altijd leuk om na lange tijd mensen opnieuw tegen te komen 😀 super dat jullie nu dezelfde les hebben! Mooie top trouwens 🙂

  44. 4 December 2013 / 10:23

    Ja altijd zo leuk! Het gekste is wanneer je in het buitenland vrienden/kennissen tegenkomt 🙂
    Mooie top! Ik dacht dat je die met zwarte lining had genomen, maar deze vind ik stiekem mooier :p
    Naomi, x

  45. 4 December 2013 / 12:23

    Ja altijd zo leuk! Het gekste is wanneer je in het buitenland vrienden/kennissen tegenkomt 🙂
    Mooie top! Ik dacht dat je die met zwarte lining had genomen, maar deze vind ik stiekem mooier :p
    Naomi, x

  46. 4 December 2013 / 16:06

    Kleine wereld toch he 🙂 En ik vind je laarzen heel mooi!

  47. 4 December 2013 / 18:06

    Kleine wereld toch he 🙂 En ik vind je laarzen heel mooi!

  48. jac
    4 December 2013 / 17:09

    Making new friend's is great, but it's always better when you have someone around to talk about old times with. I've never really been a fan of the peplum, but this one is really cute! Love how you styled it 🙂

    xo jac

    thesunshinedistrict.blogspot.com

  49. jac
    4 December 2013 / 19:09

    Making new friend’s is great, but it’s always better when you have someone around to talk about old times with. I’ve never really been a fan of the peplum, but this one is really cute! Love how you styled it 🙂

    xo jac

    thesunshinedistrict.blogspot.com

  50. 4 December 2013 / 20:32

    Ooh zo leuk! Oude vrienden terugzien is idd altijd super he!

  51. 4 December 2013 / 22:32

    Ooh zo leuk! Oude vrienden terugzien is idd altijd super he!

  52. 5 December 2013 / 09:37

    Fijn, zo'n ontmoetingen maken mij ook altijd gelukkig 🙂
    En je ziet er weer prachtig uit!

  53. 5 December 2013 / 11:37

    Fijn, zo’n ontmoetingen maken mij ook altijd gelukkig 🙂
    En je ziet er weer prachtig uit!

  54. birtegovarts
    12 December 2013 / 19:25

    Oh, die laarzen zien er supermooi uit!

  55. birtegovarts
    12 December 2013 / 21:25

    Oh, die laarzen zien er supermooi uit!

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