It's only nine days into April and I can already feel the whirlwind of my schedule for the rest of it pulling my shoulders up towards my ears. With a handful of weeks left in the semester my classes are becoming even more demanding, but with less work, I'm having to be even more creative in the kitchen(nette) to stretch my euros as far as they can go, and I am vibrating with impatience for spring break to begin so I can travel again. As the days become more hectic and the hours pass more quickly than I can keep track of them, I keep finding myself returning to tried and true basics for simple outfits. For my long day of classes, mid-week grocery shopping for a couple of items, an early evening run (for which I changed into proper workout gear), and preparing for a presentation tomorrow I wore one of my favorite sweaters from B.P., jeans from Target, and my trusty boots from Steve Madden. I love dressing up in crazy colors and patterns (don't worry, you'll see some of that after spring break!) but sometimes I love simplicity and minimal effort more. Or I could pretend that I'm just trying to blend in with the French students that overflow the streets of Angers every day.