Notre Dame, day 2.
Welcome Weekend is a strange experience – it’s almost like a summer camp. Everyone walks around in packs, led by older and wiser mentors who direct you where to go, no one really has any friends so it’s a constant stream of “Hi, my name is ___ and I’m from ____”, and, in the case of Notre Dame, you are even forced to wear matching t-shirts with your dorm name.
So my dorm got this pretty generic baby blue design with bright yellow accents – by no definition ugly, but by no definition very interesting. It reminds me of those Simply Southern shirts that all the preppy girls in my high school would wear with leggings and Hunter boots. In one sense, it’s very nice because it allows you to find people from your dorm no matter what event you’re at, but in another, well, it’s kind of hard to stand out in terms of fashion.
But I like to try, so this is my attempt at making my ND dorm room t-shirt into a more interesting outfit than just a t-shirt and shorts (which is what pretty much everyone went for). I began with the t-shirt and shorts template, but then I added my absolute favorite jacket – this tan utility coat with a ton of pockets – over top and a Notre Dame baseball on my head.
In particular, I liked the way the tan of the jacket picked up the gold in the hat – I’m going to have to remember this combo for game days when I need something school spirit-y and still fashionable to wear. One of my roommates apparently already has all of her tailgating outfits picked out, while meanwhile, I’m still struggling to figure out wha I’m going to wear tomorrow.
My parents were still around for this day, but not for much longer. I’m definitely going to miss them – and their photography skills. I really hate to bother people about taking pictures of me (it comes off as super narcissistic, right?), but I think I’m just going to have to go for it. I love this blog and I don’t want to give it up (heck, I’m writing this one at 2:30 in the morning, after I finished all my homework and the welcome activities for the day), but there’s no way for me to get decent quality OOTD photos without a photographer.
For real – why isn’t there? It’s the 21st century and we still have to rely upon other people to take photos of us like animals. I need like, a remote-controlled drone that I can set up to follow me around and snap pictures of my outfit.
If that existed it, I would give it inventor all of my money. And then demand that he or she invent a way to solve the world’s second most pressing problem – coffee grinds in the bottom of your cup and Leggos that you step on in the middle of the night.
Shirt: Notre Dame
Hat: Notre Dame