Taking Flight: Airport Outfit and Summer Adventures

college student style
brown forever 21 blazer, peter pan collar mint top, polkadot pants
college student style
brown forever 21 blazer, peter pan collar mint top
brown leather oxfords, polkadot pants
Blazer, Forever 21 | Top, China | Pants, Macy's | Shoes, DSV

"Are you going to Boston for business or leisure?"

I paused for a moment. "I'm going for work. So I guess business. Except I'm working at a summer program for middle schoolers. So it's not fancy business or anything. I'm a college student."

There I was again, my oh-so-eloquent self. 

It was the usual plane pleasantries. I was both flattered and disturbed to be mistaken for a real, live, working, fancy business trip adult. Either my outfit was super fresh, or I looked middle-aged (much to my dismay, I'm often mistaken for my eleven-year old brother's mother). I hope it was the former.

Flying out to my RA/indoor cycling instructor job certainly didn't call for a blazer and oxfords, but I'm glad I nabbed the chance to dress up. For the past week, it's been one heck of a ride--and I've spent most of the week tackling various tasks in athletic clothes. 

I've laughed a lot, felt stressed a lot, and haven't slept a lot, but it's safe to say that I'm happy to have immersed myself in this new experience so far. The lows are low, but the highs are high. For instance, my heart totally melted when one of my students asked what gym I taught cycling classes at. When I said I haven't ever taught gym classes, she told that she thought I should. 

Rolling hills are ahead, but I'm ready to conquer them--on and off the bike.

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Because I have very limited time off-duty (2 hours a weekday, plus one full weekend day per week), I'll only be out and about interacting each weekend. Feel free to keep up if you like, and I'll talk to you soon!

8 comments

  1. You are Amazing to spend your summer break doing this! Oh dear, I'm sure it was just that you looked smart! That's a really cute blouse!!x

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  2. Glad to hear it's going alright! The lows only make those highs better ;)
    Haha, and oh man, you're about as eloquent as I am then! Sounds about right to me. Hehe, and aww, it's the backfire on having that Asian gene. No one knows how old anyone is because everyone looks so young! xD

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  3. You look straight out of the 90s and I love it. It's the mix of the ruffles and polka dots, I think, but you look so good, Lily! It sounds like it's going so well, and ah, how nimble eloquence is that it escapes during the most crucial moments!

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  4. Grinning (out loud?) at your conversation. Yep, that's about how I go with explaining things to people... slightly awkward, but you don't want to sound cocky, but you're also not entirely sure, maybe... :)

    So glad you're jumping into this experience! You're going to excel at everything you do--just as you always have. You're a hard worker so I wouldn't expect anything less. Hope you had a good bike!

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  5. I guess your trip is a mixture of business & pleasure. A nice blend. :]

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  6. Your outfit looks very comfy for a flight yet chic. Very nice!

    Have a fantastic day,
    -Kati

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  7. hmm, someone who mistakens you for your brother's mother must be a little blind :P I really can't imagine how do they do that because you look really young! anyway, I love that romantic blouse, the colour is gorgeous and so are the lace details. haha and that ourfit of yours reminds me of my own latest outfit in my blog. aren't they similar? :D great minds sure think alike!
    also, good luck with that programme! I'm sure it's going to be a huge success! and I'm looking forward to your stories and photos about it. take care, dear Lily!



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  8. I love the blouse the most of these individual pieces. The blazer and brogues are nice also. Charming cuteness here with this outfit.

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