Fashion Winter

College Outfits of the Week | Volume 20

January 18, 2021

Wow, what a week it has been! Last Sunday feels like a month ago! I shared an outfits of the week and life update sharing how I was heading back to school for another semester and today I am sitting down to write this post back at home.

Yes, I am back home quarantining because I was exposed to Covid-19. It has been a wild week and I am sure the next week will have challenges as well. I was exposed on Friday and tested negative on Saturday. However, I am still quarantined until Thursday and at that point I will get retested. Hopefully I am still negative so I can get back to school but if not, more time in quarantine will follow. Luckily, I did pre-shoot content before leaving to go back to school because I do not have a steady photographer there. I will have content up this week but I ask you bare with me because who knows what could happen this week and next week.


I had one last photoshoot in Charleston with my sister on Sunday to get ahead on some content and shoot a couple last minute outfits. It was such a nice day out and a perfect day to enjoy the gorgeous city. After the shoot, we headed home and I started the dreaded task of packing. I don’t know why but I absolutely hate packing to go back and forth from home and school. I spent the afternoon getting organized and getting groceries to prepare for heading back to campus. My parents, my sister, and I also had a nice family dinner and movie night together before I left. The sweater I wore today is AMAZING and one of my current favorites! It is from Apricot Lane Charleston. You can use the code MOLLYREF for 30% off your purchases!

Sweater | Jeans | Booties | Hoops


I spent Monday running some last minute errands and getting a Covid test so I could move back into my college apartment. It was a very low key and laid back day. I spent the day just enjoying being home and soaking up one of my last days of winter break before classes started. It was a cold and dreary day in Charleston so I spent the majority of my day getting some computer work done and watching movies with my mom.

Pullover (Similar) | Leggings (Similar) | Sneakers


I was dreading Tuesday with everything in me. I had to head back to school and let me tell you, I did not want to go. Being home for the past two months was perfect and exactly what I needed. However, I could have used an extra week of break! I made the drive back and got all settled into my apartment for what I thought would be at least a month. The majority of my day was spent driving and unpacking. Once I finished, I showered and watched some Gilmore Girls in bed to finish off a long and emotionally draining day.

Sweatshirt (Vinyl Applied by Me) | Leggings (Similar) | Sneakers


Wednesday was technically the first day of class at my university but I don’t have Wednesday classes this semester so I took the day to get myself and my planner organized for the new semester. I also picked up all my mail, printed out syllabi, and got a jumpstart on my two online courses this semester. I am in three in-person classes (+ a lab) and two online courses. As much as I was dreading coming back to school it did feel good to be back in my apartment again. I already know this Shep Shirt is going to be on repeat for me this winter! Katy from ColorMeKaty on Instagram customized it and I am OBSESSED!

Shep Shirt | Jeans | Earrings | Booties


Thursday was my first day of class and I have yet another 8 am this semester so my day started bright and early. I am really excited about two of the three classes I had today and looking forward to what this semester has in store regarding my major. After class, I came back to my apartment and printed more syllabi and attempted to get organized again. I have been loving these faux leather leggings so much lately! They are so comfortable and I thought this was a perfect going to class outfit.

Scoop Neck Tee | Cardigan (Similar) | Faux Leather Leggings | Booties | Hoops | Initial Necklace


I met my dad for lunch on Friday because he was about two hours away from campus. We had such a good lunch and it was so nice to see him again. When I got back to campus, I went for a long walk around campus. Looking back on it, I am glad I did because that was my last time outside for the time being. My dad started showing Covid symptoms and ended up testing positive on Saturday so I went into quarantine. After my walk, I came back to the apartment, made some dinner, showered, and watched a movie in bed.

I am loving the headband trend and all things with pearls on them currently! This outfit is such a simple outfit but one I always feel put together and confident in. You’ve seen versions of it in previous outfits of the week posts and you will continue to see it!

Sweater (Similar) | Jeans | Headband | Earrings | Booties |Belt (Similar)


Saturday is when the sh!t hit the fan and every plan I had went out the window. I woke up to the call that my dad tested positive for Covid. Since I saw him yesterday I immediately scheduled a Covid test. I tested negative but for the safety of my roommates and college campus I came home to quarantine. My mom and sister also tested negative so they are quarantined together and I am quarantined separately from everyone else.

I don’t have an outfit photo for today because there was a lot on my mind yesterday and taking a picture was my lowest priority. I’m quarantining in my brother’s bedroom at home and don’t have a full length mirror in here so there will not be an outfits of the week post up next week. And I only packed sweatpants and t-shirts when I quickly packed so my outfits won’t be anything exciting. I am keeping my fingers crossed I remain negative and can get back to normal next week!

This week on Gracefully Gingham:

Outfits of the Week | Styling Loungewear | Styling Shein Basics | Winter Date Night Outfit Inspiration

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