cheetah girl

i officially had my last college final yesterday night. it's so hard to believe that i'm done. after three and half long, hard, and challenging years i am completely done with my undergraduate career. i truly can't believe it. tomorrow is my last day at work, then anthony is driving up to move me out. we're planning on going out with some friends on thursday to celebrate before i leave the city. i don't know what it's going to feel like not to live in pittsburgh anymore because i've grown and accomplished so much since moving to this city as a silly little 18 year old high school graduate. 

when i was in high school all i wanted was to go to college in new york city. i wanted to move away from my small little hometown and go to a college some place fun and exciting and study writing. but in case you weren't aware, new york city is a verrrry expensive place (who knew?) and pittsburgh is a tad bit (a lot) more affordable. i applied to my school here because the application fee was free and i thought, what the heck? a few months later, i was touring the campus, exploring downtown, and falling in love with my university and pittsburgh. i moved in that fall and never looked back.

i have learned so much in the past three and a half years, not just about school and what i'm studying, but about life i've learned that some friendships are meant to last forever, while some are more temporary because people change and move on and there is nothing wrong with that. i've learned about living with roommates and how it can be crazy, annoying, and fun all at the same time. i've learned that everyone makes mistakes, but it's best not to dwell on the past. i've learned that if you love someone enough, it doesn't matter how far away they are or how often you see them, you will make it work, because they're worth it.

there's so much that can be said about your college experience and i wouldn't change a thing about mine. i've worked at gold's gym and starbucks, i've taken classes i've loved and classes that made me want to drop out, i've had internships all over the city that taught me more than i ever could have expected. i learned about my love for graphic design, social media, and web development and couldn't be more ecstatic to have actually gotten a job in my desired field. as i move on to the next stage in my life, i will close this chapter with nothing but kind words and satisfaction for the last three and a half years of my life.

i'm happy and sad to be moving away from this amazing city, but am excited to live and experience washington, dc and have the opportunity to fall in love with a new city all over again. sorry to get all sappy and personal on you, it's just been a whirlwind lately and i'm so happy that i have this little corner of the internet where i can share all of my thoughts with you guys. as always, thanks for reading (and i hope you like my outfit).


outfit details
sweater: old navy
chambray + pants: tj maxx
necklace: c/o chicnova
sneakers: target
bracelet: culture shop


  1. aww, so lovely to read and Im so happy for you, glad you have good memories and good luck for this new adventure!!

  2. Great post! This is awesome! BTW, I love your outfit! :)

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  3. Congratulations and best wishes. You will do well with the gifts and education that you have. Cute outfit.


  4. Congrats on finishing ! I know the feeling, even though it has been a while now ;) I wanted to live in NYC too but I ended up in Vancouver, Canada. At the end of the day, you will get your NYC experince. I believe everything happens in due time. ;)


  5. Congratulations on finishing!! Exciting things to come I am sure. And you will face it in the best animal sweater ever! (seriously, great print and cut, I cried a little when I saw it was from old navy as we don't have one in the UK, sob sob!!) Good luck with everything mini!

    Emma x

  6. Congrats! Such a great achievement, and good luck with things to come.

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  7. I love your outfit! its so cute :) I really wanted to go to school in NYC but found it way too expensive as well, but pittsburgh sounds like an amazing little city and it seems to have suited you well! Congratulations on graduating and good luck on future endeavors xx

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  8. Congratulations on finishing up school and even more so for finding a job! That's so exciting!! And trust me, the just-after-college stuff can be challenging but is oh-so-fun! :)

  9. Congratulations on graduating and everything :) I want to go to school in NYC too but yes, too expansive and way too far ! Anyway good luck for your future :) Love your outfit so much, specially the jumper and the necklace.

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  10. Love the sweater!!!!


  11. Love the print and adore the falling leaves. Great shoot!

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  12. Very cute outfit! You have a nice blog, let me know if you want to follow each other to stay in touch. I'll follow right back. Have a great day & Happy Holidays !


  13. Love the green necklace with the leopard sweater. So chic and casual.
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  14. Ugh school is over for me finally! looking forward to this vacation, Great look! that top is killer bad!


  15. Amazing nice outfit..


  16. Lovely outfit!

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  17. So cute! I love the leopard print over the denim shirt. Good luck with your move! If you get a sec, I'd love for you to stop by my blog and enter a giveaway Im hosting!
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  18. congrats on being finished! love the shirt :)

  19. Congratulations on your graduation! Good luck with everything in your future :)


  20. Happy graduation!! It is such an exciting time!!

  21. That is such a cool sweater and I love how you combined it with a chambray shirt :) Very lovely look! Congratulations on finishing your undergrad and much good luck in DC! ^^ xo

  22. Congrats on finishing! Cute sweater! The necklace and shirt look so good together.

  23. Awesome achievement :) there is no better feeling. Good luck with what comes next!