The Beaver State

Yes, I'm FINALLY getting around to my Oregon pictures. Aren't you proud of me? Part of the delay was paring down pictures of various things, and part of it was that I'm a terrible person and forgot to get pictures of my outfits. (Too busy taking pictures of weird things, I guess...) I recently got time to shoot the outfits I didn't get pictures of, at least.

The first day started with a way too early series of catching trains and buses to the airport. Pretty sure that I've never been on so many different forms of transportation in one day before - car, train, bus, airplane, train again, car. And I got to reprise it when I went home (though that was more car, train, airplane, car, at least!)

Beret - thrifted | Sweater - The Limited | Shirt - Kohl's | Pants - F21 | Boots - Charlotte Russe

For the first day, we didn't really do much. We went out to eat, I got to creep on Reed's campus for the first time ever (their library is to die for!) and register to see some classes I wouldn't have gotten to see on my official day there.

Does this look like a typical college campus to you?

Or this?

And yet, this IS a college campus. It is perfect.
The second day, I sat in on a rather small Russian class (about six people) - two girls in it had pink hair, which was awesome! - and a Chinese class so full they were split into TWO classrooms. I had a lot of fun in those classes, and definitely want to study them both in college. Especially Russian - it's so much fun!
(There is also a valid reason I'm not listing the pants and boots multiple times - let's just say, I literally wore them almost every day. Traveled with just a carry on, basically).

Hat - Reed's Bookstore | Sweater - I...don't remember right now | Shirt - Ralph Lauren

Seriously, that Panda hat didn't leave my head till I found something even better at the Saturday Market the next day, aka SATURDAY. I fell in love with the Saturday Market; it was gorgeous and amazing and everything was wonderful. Minus the protesting religious group, but honestly, it was loud enough I didn't even know they were there till I saw signs. I don't remember what they were protesting, by now. After the Saturday Market, we stopped by Occupy Portland, which had supposedly been going to do demonstrations that day. They didn't, sadly, due to the rain. I was highly disappointed, because I wanted to be at one in person, and I also kind of wanted to interview someone involved in them so I had even more stuff to contribute in my Government class, but most people seemed to be lurking in their tents due to the rain.

Hat - Reed's Bookstore | Sweater - dun remember right now >>; | Skirt - F21 | Purse - WalMart (it functioned as storage for all my clothes too!)

This was how I learned that I shouldn't have this sweater buttoned up... It just looks bad. Especially if I've been sitting beforehand. :/ Anyhow, the thing in the bag was an awesome present for one of my cousins. He's eight and highly intelligent. He also gets way less attention than he wants from the 'rents, because baby sis MAKES you pay attention to her, and baby bro has issues. He really likes the various older relations, though, since the sibs are usually keeping up with their favored parent. If I had favorite cousins, I think he'd be my favorite.

Sunday, I spent the night at Reed. There were firedancers (they have a CLUB of them!!!!) and various other awesome things, and I was talking with some of the other prospies I was with until two in the morning. Sadly, two of the ones I was talking with didn't make it in (seriously, I'm really sad about this, I thought they were totally awesome and really wanted to be in classes with them! not that I'm in yet >>;;  NEED TO SUBMIT!) End of story; it was bloody epic being at Reed.

Hat - vendor whose name I didn't catch | Sweater - Idk | Shirt - F21

The final day, I went to one class, then had to head off to the airport. I wore the same exact outfit as on day one, but with my new, wonderful, pawed, panda hat.

Some random shots of the overall trips...

Tomorrow, I plan on talking about shoes, so do come back!
(Also, if anyone from Reed reads this, HI!)
Anyone been on interesting trips lately? Other people prospy-ing at other colleges? I'm curious!

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