The last leaves have fallen

The last leaves have fallen and winter has come. The first layers of frost have made me curse about forgetting to put a scraper in the car and losing my gloves somewhere in my drawers. I scratched the windshield with my Ikea Family card and warmed my fingers with a take-away coffee. I am never ready for the first sting of winter, but at least I tried a little this year.
A few months ago I was feeling down after life had been a bitch (there simply is no other word) and I needed a pick-me-up. Breakfast and a good chat with one of my best friends, an extra coffee afterwards and a dose of retail therapy instantly made me feel better. This ginormous turtleneck sweater was found at Zara that day and I freaking love it. Because it’s big. Because it’s cozy. Because the colors are perfect (it’s deep purple with hints of navy blue). The wool is a bit itchy, but I ain’t complaining for โ‚ฌ27. As soon as I threw it over the register, I knew this knit was also going to keep me warm and comfortable during my study weeks in late December and January.
Yup, it’s that time of year again when the whole world celebrates the Holidays and I close my bedroom door and hibernate until February. But you can hardly call it a winters sleep. February, our salvation. So far away, still. I have 5 exams this round and am already wishing for the last one to be over. They’re all oral examinations too, all but one, and I cannot express how much I dislike those. I’d rather write my answers down than having to defend them in front of my professors. Something about bad experiences with elementary school teachers that even more than 10 years later, I still don’t like them fellows. 
Thank you for reading again, and have a lovely week! If there are other students among you: pour yourself an extra cup of coffee and go for it. Good luck with your exams! I’ll be studying with you (and Tweeting and SnapChatting and Instagramming excessively while doing so). 

  • Good luuuuck!
    I’ve stopped buying things that are even a little bit itchy, because I know I end up never wearing them once that first love is over.

  • That is such a cosy looking knit! So nice with the denim too ๐Ÿ™‚

    Good luck with your study – hope that you manage to find the right balance between studying and relaxing ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

    Away From The Blue

  • Ik heb deze examenperiode na jaren van mondelinge examens weer schriftelijk + multiple choice en ik haat dat! Mondeling is echt in uw voordeel en een gift van de prof. Succes ermee!

    • Oh, Ik word er alleen zo zenuwachtig van dat ik met mezelf geen blijf weet. Om mezelf een beetje onder controle te houden heb ik telkens het eerste tijdslot gekozen. Ondertussen zijn mijn examens achter de rug. Heb jij er nog te gaan? Alvast veel succes gewenst!

  • Super mooie trui indeed!
    Heel veel succes Nikki! Ik weet dat je het kan ๐Ÿ™‚ En zie de voordelen in van mondeling: als je helemaal verkeerd bent, helpen ze u meestal nog op het goede pad. Maar voor de rest sucken ze inderdaad big time!
    Ik zal heel de maand duimen voor jou ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Het is inderdaad best meegevallen, de mondelinge examens. Nu de puntjes afwachten! Fingers crossed!! xo

  • Lovely shots! All the best in your exams!

  • i love the fit of that sweater!

    xx nikki

    http://www.dream-in-neon.com

  • I can see why you fell for this sweater! It looks so cozy! I wish I could hibernate as well. I do like the cold, but sometimes it can be so brutal and windy!
    ~Sara

  • Pretty sweater! I’m glad you are feeling better. Talks with friends usually help. I am not a winter person either. I hate the snow!

  • this is definately my kind of outfit! oversize sweater, skinnies and comfy boots, way to keep is casually glamorous ๐Ÿ™‚

  • birtegovarts

    Mooie foto’s Nikki en zoals hieronder al een paar keer is aangehaald: die sweater staat je erg goed.