Throwback Thursday: The High Line

For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we’re going way back — to August! Our college paper has an annual “mandatory” city trip before the start of each fall, and I was finally able to go before my senior year! We choose to go to the High Line and Chipotle (on the paper’s tab) and it was an awesome afternoon.

It was my first and only chance to go to the High Line — a park on a reclaimed railroad track in Chelsea — but I’ll need to go again. And again. The views are amazing and I love how they did the greenery, sort of perfectly unkempt. There’s been talk of Philadelphia creating it’s own High Line and all I can say is YES PLEASE.

~ Sarah

Throwback Thursday: The Bronx Zoo

One long-honored Fordham tradition is Bronx Zoo Wednesdays. The idea is that you’re likely off from class (as most fun Monday/Thursday or Monday/Friday) so you’ll pay the zoo, just a 20 minute walk away, a visit to unwind — on a day which it is (very conveniently) free to the public (as are the nearby Botanical Gardens and many other city parks).

Unfortunately, my friends and I never had much luck with having those Wednesday afternoons free for the zoo— until the stars aligned the Wednesday before graduation (and the day of our senior ball). Nancy, Katie and I had a blast wandering the zoo before we had to get ready. My favorites were obviously the giraffes, because as I told them, who can’t relate to a giraffe? Personally, I relate most to their awkward clumsiness. Oh, and the rhinos and polar bear tied for second.

After the zoo, we decided we had walked off enough calories to justify slurpees from 7-Eleven — always a good strategy. It was pretty much a perfect Wednesday.

~ Sarah

P.S. Katie and Nancy are traveling cross-country this summer and writing a hilarious blog about their adventures! Tell them I say hi at Sunsets to Sunrises!

Throwback Thursday: Graduation Rewind

Dress – Marshall’s (gift, shop similar, also similar); Hat – Target (shop similar).

There’s one thing not a lot of people tell you about senior year: it’s so much funWhether it’s high school or college, the fact is that the end of the year is full of events where you and your classmates are the center of attention. Even annual events are extra fun. And it’s all a good excuse to dress up.

I decided it was about time I shared what I wore for spring’s big events, starting with my tie-dye maxi (last seen here) for our spring weekend concert. Because is there a better time to wear head-to-toe tie-dye than a Grouplove concert? Also a good time to wear one of my favorite hats.

Dress – Princess Vera Wang (borrowed, shop similar); Clutch – unknown (gift, shop similar); Wedges – Payless (shop similar).

That same Saturday we had a Great Gatsby-themed dance. I had lots of dress issues, mainly because I was too cheap to buy a new one and didn’t want to look too costume-y. (The dance usually isn’t a costume party, but that’s what it kind of turned into this year.) At the last second I borrowed this dress from my roommate. I love the neon piping and the back. Another roommate did my hair and makeup. I got some pearls in with my bracelets.

Dress – Conway (shop similar colors; similar shape); Wedges – Payless (shop similar).

I wore this dress to an award ceremony and inadvertently ended up matching my friend Chris. I like the color-blocking trend but sometimes it takes too much effort. I’m glad I finally found a dress that does it for me on the cheap. Plus the colors are perfect for spring and fall.

Dress – Ross (shop similar, similar two); Clutch – Burlington Coat Factory (shop similar).

At Fordham, we’re lucky enough to have our own prom Senior Ball. I’m crazy, so I actually bought my dress two years ago when I was a sophomore. I couldn’t help it though, it was $16.99 at Ross, only needed minor alterations and was the perfect shade of blue in a classic silhouette. Now that’s a good investment.

I also opted for flat sandals (not pictured, but from the kids’ section at Payless) and used the same clutch I took to prom. Pretty sure I spent around $80 (and definitely less than $100) on the dress, shoes and clutch for prom and ball combined.  (You can see my prom dress on Instagram). I got a haircut each time, but did my own hair and makeup. So, to recap: I’m cheap.

 Dress – Jennifer Lopez for Kohl’s (shop similartwothree ); Wedges – Payless (similar).

And finally, the outfit that was never fully captured: my graduation dress. Unlike my earlier graduation post, this time you get to see me in the glory of my cap and gown. I have two words of advice for graduation fashion: pockets and wedges. Just essential.

~ Sarah