For the Love of Birds

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In college I studied zoology (the biology of animals) and bird science was my favorite. We basically just walked around campus bird-watching, and when we were in the classroom we listened to recorded bird calls and made cute little flashcards.

What did all of that get me? A desk job and style blog.

I still like to take out my binoculars from time to time and take a minute to look around. It reminds me that I need to slow down and appreciate the little things in life, and that I actually have a degree.

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52 comments:

Hsboschke30 said...

I just love this look - and it's perfect for bird watching! They are actually my favorite animals (growing up I had a bird named (wait for it), Birdie :)

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Raspberrykitsch said...

such a cute outfit!

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xx

Hannah said...

You look so adorable! The binocs go really well with the plaid + boots. You definitely look the part of bird watcher.

You studied zoology? That sounds so cool! Tell us some yummy factoids about birds!

Kim A. said...

I had to take Zoology too, but we looked at gross stuff all the time. It was more like Deadology! HAHAHA I love your corduroy skirt! I've always been a fan. I have a navy one! Haven't worn it in awhile. And your plaid shirt is awesome! Cute post! Have a great weekend!!! :D
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two birds said...

i, of course, love birds. we have a bird feeder in our backyard and mimi and i love to sit and watch them. they are so funny! i also just recently bought some binoculars at an estate sale so i could do some serious bird watching. anyway, this outfit is super cute. i love the plaid shirt. and that skirt is an awesome thrift find!

Lynzy (Sparklingfootsteps) said...

Awwww how cute are you! Loving that outfit with the flannel shirt! :)

April said...

I'm so jealous of your degree. I'm honestly just not capable of focusing hard enough on anatomy/biology, even though I would LOVE to so I could become a vet. Sounds like fun times in your classes. :)
And of course, you look cute like always.

Trophyboutique said...

Oh wow, the high-waisted skirt looks amazing on you! I love the color, too. Super cute!

ambika said...

Cute! & so perfectly fall!

Wendy said...

This skirt is soooooo cool. It's like 90s casual and Cher Horowitz chic put together. Great look!!

Rachel B-S. said...

What an interesting degree.. what kind of desk job do you have?

Audrey said...

can this post be any cuter? I need to bust out my plaid shirts. Such a perfect look for fall Megan!

rhiannon said...

you look SO adorable, i love the background!
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Meghan Granito said...

Thanks for the super sweet comment, Megan! I'm a new follow to your blog - can't wait to read more!

Freesia said...

Adore your skirt, and the shirt goes perfect with it!
Freesia

Melissa Guggisberg said...

It really is too bad when hobbies that you love can't pay your bills!

I really love that cord mini - it's a rich caramel color that would go with everything!

Loren said...

My Grandpa and I used to be 'bird watchers'. Only really at the bird feeder but he taught me names of lots of birds. It is very calming to sit and be quiet with a little bird book in your hands.
Also, seriously love this skirt. I think I'm falling back in love with corduroy (we fell out of love when I was 13 and decided I was to cool for pants that made noise). You look adorable.

Jess said...

too funny, isn't that the way it almost always is with school, but at least you look super cute bird watching!!
jess
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chill air & perfume said...

I love plaid shirts. That one looks great with the cord skirt and boots!

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SkippySays said...

Well aren't you looking perfectly Fall? :) Don't worry, you're not alone. My college degree + 1 year of law school before I decided to quit left me with massive loans, a style blog, and a part-time nannying job. We'll figure it out :)

Abigayel Bryce said...

fantastic outfit and photographs : )... ah, school. What a paradox!

Petite on a Penny said...

Such a cute outfit, and such a great past-time/degree! My degree has nothing to do with my job either...but I still love learning more about it in my off hours.

paper doll theory said...

you are super cute! love your style and your hair. also loving your boots :)
love kat
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alex said...

You're so beautiful! I love your outfit and that last photo is just amazing!

lauraab86 said...

Really cute outfit!

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Clara Turbay said...

Loving this post.
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punkychewster said...

i'm new to birding and i adore the little birdies!!! thanks for dropping by my blog, you have great style! i've just changed jobs and this one requires me to be a little more dressed up than my previous (read: no more work uniform!) so i fret and fuss over my outfits for the next day just so i can wake up later in the mornings... so i'm following you for fashion inspirations!

RachelsSL said...

You look beyond cute as always. What type of job would you rather have? Just curious. :D

Tara said...

I love your plaid shirt....this is adorable!

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Twitch Vintage said...

love your plaid top. I studied statistics in college and now I have a style blog and an ebay shop. My parents are confused, but proud. Where does the time go?

Kristine said...

Ah, love this outfit! I definitely need to get more plaid in my life. And your freckles are absolutely adorable! And yeah... I'm not really working in anything related to my degree, either. Which is fine by me!

Nnenna said...

Your corduroy skirt is too cute! I've never been bird-watching before but it seems like a cool activity :)

Marella said...

Amazing outfit dear!
And great blog! Following! Follow back? <3

Feathers & Freckles said...

Hi Kristine! Thank you for the sweet comment :)

Feathers & Freckles said...

Haha, that's awesome!

And, I agree, where does the time go?! It feels like just yesterday I was graduating and expecting to get a job within 24 hrs making millions a year. How naive!

Feathers & Freckles said...

Thanks! :)

I am actually really happy with my job. I love my coworkers, and I enjoy what I do. My original intention was to become a veterinarian... but after working as a vet tech for 4 years, I kind of realized it wasn't for me. It's more about people/money than animals, which wasn't what I wanted. Then I decided I wanted to do conservation research in the field, or become a teacher..... then I found this desk job to just start earning an income, and 3 years later I'm still here... funny how that happens :)

Feathers & Freckles said...

Yay! Glad to hear you like birding too :)

Thanks so much for your sweet comment - what an honor to be turned to for inspiration!! I sure hope I can help :)

Happy Halloween!!

Feathers & Freckles said...

Aw, thank you!! :)

Feathers & Freckles said...

Thank you so much! :) *blushing*

Feathers & Freckles said...

Good to know I'm not the only one! :) And yes, it's definitely still nice to have something outside of work that I can enjoy and spend time on.

Feathers & Freckles said...

Dang, law school?! We will definitely figure it out, and hey, at least we know what we DON'T want, right? :)

Feathers & Freckles said...

Aw, that's sweet :) It is definitely a relaxing and calming activity... one of the reasons I love it so much!

Thanks, Loren! :)

Feathers & Freckles said...

I work for a website that is subscription based for veterinarians. So, I am kind of working in my field, just not outdoors or in a hospital like I'd expected. Don't get me wrong - I absolutely love my job - my coworkers and boss are amazing and after 3 years at this job they feel like family!

Feathers & Freckles said...

Ah, April... I had a hard time focusing on anatomy/biology too! :D

It's funny, my goal was to become a vet. I even worked as a vet tech for 4 years. I quickly, and sadly, realized that it's more about money/people than the animals. I had to watch injured pets get turned down day after day because the owner couldn't pay. It broke my heart. I decided to go a different direction and decided I'd go into conservation and research, or become a teacher. Then I found my desk job, and 3 years later I'm still here... I actually love my job! :)

Thanks for your sweet comment :)

Feathers & Freckles said...

Yes, bird watching is so relaxing - and they are funny!! So glad to hear you found some binoculars! You will love getting serious about it - it is an addicting pastime!

Feathers & Freckles said...

Haha, deadology - that's good!

Thanks, Kim :) Hope you had a great weekend and Happy Halloween!!

Feathers & Freckles said...

Haha, I can't really think of any good factoids! You can ask me something though! :)

Feathers & Freckles said...

Birdie, haha, that's adorable!!! :)

Rachel said...

Cool! Sounds interesting. Having good co-workers and a great boss makes it so much better!

kristian satterlee said...

You look cute as a button here! I love it.

What type of a job do you have, specifically?

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Feathers & Freckles said...

Thanks, Kristian! I work for a website in the veterinary field :)

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