January 20, 2015

Alma Mater

It's hard to believe that I moved to Vancouver a little over 10 years ago (seriously, that seems like forever) to attend university... in a completely new city... on the other side of the country. At the time, I never intended on staying past my undergrad but life has a funny way of working out. Two degrees and a career later, I really can't imagine living anywhere else. It's only fitting then that a visit back to my alma mater was in order; after all, I have to thank UBC for laying the foundations that turned me into the west coast girl I am today.

Jeans: PAIGE (different wash) / Boots: Kelsi Dagger (here)
Hat: Club Monaco (similar) / Watch: Michael Kors (here)

22 comments:

  1. I applied to UBC, UVIC and Acadia U...I loved the location of all the schools so decided that I'd just go to the school that accepted me first...so I ended up an East Coast girl at Acadia :)

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    1. Gotta love schools with gorgeous campuses -- it's one of the main reasons I ended up at UBC!

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  2. great look! cute hat

    http://sbr-fashion-fashion.blogspot.com/

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  3. What a gorgeous campus! Love the wool hat.

    xjole.com

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  4. time flies doesn't it? great look!
    xo,
    nancy

    http://www.adoretoadorn.com

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  5. The school looks beautiful - and it is wonderful that you were able to find a place that really spoke to you!
    the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

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  6. It's funny how life has a way for working out. When my husband and I left our hometown for his job, we had every intention of moving back. But now we love where we live and my husband has had a couple job opportunities that would take us back to our hometown and he's turned them down.

    http://www.kaciesklosetblog.com/

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  7. Two degrees, wow! You're a hardworking girl! I really want to go back to school. I have a BA in Human Development, but I really want to try something else.

    Vancouver looks beautiful! My hubby and I want to go there one day :)

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    1. Yep, I have a BA and a JD... lots of work but no regrets. Come visit!! :D

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  8. Ahh good old Irving! Already missing the UBC campus!

    Gorgeous outfit, love that hat.

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    1. Haha, I'm old. I remember when Irving wasn't Irving and instead was Main Library...

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    2. Umm yeah! That's right Moldy, oldy main library all the way! Hello, grassy knoll where the bus loop used to be ;-)
      It really is a gorgeous campus though and when it wasn't raining, I loved walking through it.

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    3. The grassy knoll is gone too! That campus is constantly under construction...

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  9. Ahh I just miss Vancouver so much! I feel like it was maybe the right place for me to live forever...

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    1. :( Hope you can come back and visit!

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  10. I know exactly what you feel, in Ireland nearly 10 years now :) can't imagine being anywhere else..

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  11. Love that fun purple hat!

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  12. I love this outfit! It's super layed back but chic! And your hat is adorable!
    -Kate
    http://www.katekoutures.blogspot.com/

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  13. Cute outfit!

    x Julia from Juliasfashionminute.com

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