Last September, while we were deep in the college process, my friend Amy Astley posted this picture of her daughter in her freshman dorm room. I put it on my inspiration board for later. Well, later is now and I’m in complete denial that my younger daughter is leaving for college in less than two months.
I always wanted to be a mother and tweaked my career to spend more time with my girls—this turned out to be a blessing as I watch magazines dwindle and fold. My older one went to boarding school; going to college seemed like an extension of her already being away. The younger one stayed home for high school and we are very close. So, when she asked if we could start thinking about dorm decor I pulled up this image and my heart broke. Thankfully she will be in the U.S. and within driving distance, but still, I didn’t expect this day to be here so soon.
Furniture by PB Teen
Burano belted wool-blend cardigan
Jane checked cotton shirt dress
Napoli cotton and wool cardigan
Leather top handle bag
Rosebud rose gold ring
18K gold and diamond earrings
Printed wool cardigan
Tank Française 25mm medium 18-karat gold watch
Tie-front merino wool sweater
Erica cotton midi dress
Trench cotton midi skirt
Cabochon buttons peacoat