Michigan Farewells (part 3)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

This is it. My third and final post of Michigan Farewells, hopefully it is all it is cracked up to be. Let me start off by saying a big thank you to Michelle from Jeanologie Boutique, for dedicating her time to help this post come to life. If you are in the East Lansing area, you should really go visit Michelle at the store, she has so many bright summer colors in right now, and some amazing accessories. 

My mission for this post was to pay one last visit to some of the wonderful places on Michigan State's campus. While we had beautiful sunshine for the shoot, it was SO warm and humid. (hence the sock bun)
Despite the heat, it was fun to dress up and go around campus to see these wonderful spots.
My first stop, and probably most important, was Kappa Delta. While I only spent two years living in this house, I spent four years growing up here. As I have mentioned before, joining my sorority was the best decision I made during my college career, I truly believe that this sisterhood changed my life. I feel so blessed to have been surrounded by the most supportive, caring and extraordinary group of women that I have ever come to known. To be able to call these girls my sisters, that is a feeling that is irreplaceable. It is so comforting to know that I have 150 individuals cheering my on for the next chapter of my life. I hope that eventually I will be able to revisit this house as more than just a recent alumnae, and I know that it will be just as meaningful then, as it is now.

Throwing what I know.

Next I went to the Beaumont Tower. In my opinion, this is one of the most beautiful pieces of architecture on campus. In addition to its physical beauty there are so many beautiful memories of past alumni that are attached to it. Everything from proposals, to weddings, to family picnics and future Spartan's being inspired. Besides Sparty this is probably one of the most widely recognizable places on campus. Today, it was so peaceful, with hardly anyone around, it was perfect for my last moment standing in its shadows. 

It is so tall, it was hard to get the entire tower in one photo, but that didn't make it any less beautiful. 

 I oh, so wish I had been able to see the carillon played before I graduated. I guess I will just have to visit sometime.

I have spent the summer working for the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center business office on campus, and our office is nestled between all of the beautiful gardens on campus. While I have not worked here for long, I am so thankful to my co-workers for the past the time I have been here. We are a small office, only four people including myself, but we handle all the finances and lab management for GLBRC at MSU. How could I possibly complain when I get to look at these beautiful gardens every day? 

Really, one of the perks of going to a school that has such amazing agriculture, science and research programs is that our gardens are expertly cared for, so everything is perfectly manicured and vibrant.
After taking all the photos I was so warm, I couldn't resist cooling off in the fountain. I unintentionally got soaked, but it was well worth it.

I decided I needed to make one more stop before we finished the shoot...

Steven, this is for you.
How could I not say good by to Rick's? Sure, it is a yucky basement bar...but I have had some pretty good times at this place, and every good night ends at Uncle Richard's.

So goodbye East Lansing, until we meet again. 

Outfit details:
Dress 1: Lilly Pulitzer//Sandrine Dress//Pop Print//Similar here and here
Dress 2: Lilly Pulitzer//Ferra Dress//Call Me Kitty Kat//old
Sandals: Jack Rogers//Navaho Sandal//Platinum//Find them here.
Heels: Nine West//old//Similar, that I am loving here!
Earrings: Express//Find them here.
Bracelet: JCrew Factory//Find it here.
Sunglasses:Amazon//Find them here.
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