Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Old School

WHAT I AM WEARING:
Forever 21 Graphic Tee - SOLD OUT (love this, this and this) // Gracie B Skirt c/o (here) // Lauren Conrad for Kohl's Blazer (similar and similar) // Rue 21 Oxfords (these are super fun & so are these) // Wallis Bag c/o (here) // Forever 21 Glasses (here) // Lookbook Store Necklace (here) // T + J Designs Watch c/o (here) // Bracelets c/o Cathryn Ann Designs (here) & Sophistifunk (here

This look, for some reason, is one of my favorites I have posted. I am not sure if it's because I am sporting a graphic tee of one of the greatest band of all-time, Journey or because I took a risk. Risk meaning, I am wearing glasses (not counting sunnies) for the very first time ever on my blog. 

I don't think this outfit would have been complete without them. And can I let you in on a little secret? These are not prescription glasses. They are a $6.00 pair from Forever 21. I grabbed them a few weeks back thinking they would make a fun dress up addition for my kids. What do you know? Looks like I am getting more use out of them than my girls. Maybe deep down I bought them for me.

Anyhow, I wanted to style a look in honor of back to school. Lots of kiddos have already hopped back on the bus, but we don't start until Monday. We have been consumed with getting prepared for the school bell and thought it would be fitting to show you my version of going back to school, ahem, old school.

When I received this Grace B skirt (now 30% off until Monday, August 26th) in the mail, I immediately thought of "school girl" because of the eyelet detail, style and fit. I wanted to express, in real life, what I would wear if I were a student again and for a hot minute remember what the exhilarating feeling of starting a new school year felt like.

So, what would any adult do trying to relive their days in the classroom? Well, they would throw on an old school band t-shirt, slip into some oxfords, find a bold-structured blazer, grab an oversized "book" bag, incorporate some eyelet (for innocence purposes) and sport a pair of tortoise print glasses. Oh, and of course add a mature statement necklace to make one's self feel a little more grown up.

If you were headed back to school, what would you wear on the first day? Are you more the, I don't care, I don't want to go back type? Or were you the one that dressed to impress and picked out your outfits the night before? I am not admitting to either, but I bet you can guess which category I fell under.

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Shanna

53 comments:

Lauren @ Style Elixir said...

This is such a fun look Shanna!! You have styled it impeccably - and I love that blazer! Such a gorgeous color.

Thank you for hosting the link up, I always love joining in!

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Alice Warren said...

Shanna - can you be any cuter?! Love this outfit. I have been wanting to buy some brown oxfords. They seem to be popping up everywhere and it's been on my mind.

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Inge Jane said...

I love this! The skirt is so cute and looks great with the bold blazer. And you look good in glasses!

Sarah Tucker said...

You're the cutest schoolgirl I have ever laid eyes on! (whistle whistle!)

Alison @ Get Your Pretty On said...

How many ways do I love this outfit? The glasses, the oxfords, JOURNEY! :) So cute!

Ashley said...

You better WORK this outfit. You totally nailed it. This is exactly what I would wear to my first day of school :-) I'm all kinds of obsessed with that blazer.

Everday Fashion said...

Love this outfit! I have been looking for cute ways to wear a print T!

Elizabeth said...

I love your outfit today Shanna - so fun! Oxfords are my favorite in the fall, can't wait to break out my pair!

Heidi said...

This is the quintessential back to school outfit. All you need are suede patches on your elbows and you could be the cool teacher. :)

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Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

You are so stinkin' adorable! I love the glasses on you, and I'm totally smitten with your oxfords!

Lauren
Fizz and Frosting

TaraMixandMatch said...

OMG...how cute are those glasses on you!

Amy Shaughnessy said...

I read your post (or tweet?) about running around looking for the right size folder. OH man. Are schools that specific? Yikes. I'm in for trouble! Ah Journey - I remember listening to them as a small child. My dad loved them! This is a fun look!

Amy

Fashion and Beauty Finds

MorganizewithMe said...

You look adorable in your glasses!

Annie said...

You look totally adorable Shanna! This might be one of my faves of yours too...those glasses and that tee are amazing :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Alyssa said...

I really love that bright red blazer–it's such a statement piece and the color looks fabulous on you!

Rebecca said...

You are looking so fantastic in your school girl look Shanna....more power to your girls on their back to school moment!!!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Love the skirt, but I ADORE the t-shirt. Journey for life!

Always Maylee said...

My goodness you look absolutely adorable! Um, I was totally the, pick out my outfits the night before type.. but I'm sure you could have guessed that. But, when I think back, I don't think I was nearly as cute or trendy as you in this picture!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Whitney Ellen said...

You had me at Journey t-shirt. LOVE this look!! <3

Helene in Between said...

i adore this look Shanna!! you look so so good. i love the fake glasses. yes!

Niki Caron said...

YES! Love Journey! And I love how you made the tee into a whole back to school look!

Susan Liberatore said...

Geek chic! Looking too cute...and I love Journey! xo

popcosmo said...

Simple and sweet - I love this look! And your handbag is stunning! Sometimes I wish my eyeglasses were fake, but I've realized that I am who I am and my glasses are definitely an accessory :) Yours look so cute on you!
xo ~kim & chloe

Priscilla - Wheelchair Mommy/Stylish Gimp said...

This is super cute Shanna! I've often thought about getting no RX glasses just or fun... I look AWFUL in glasses though. You are adorbs. Were your ears burning last week?! Jenni (story of my life) and I were talking about you ;-)

Rachel Lynne said...

Oh my gosh, such a fun look! Love these glasses on you! :)

Kayla Peveler said...

Um. You rock. Graphic tees with skirts are AMAZING.

Jessi said...

Ok these glasses are darling on you! Love them. And that red blazer is perfection. Love the mix of casual and chic :)
Jessi
http://haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

Just Another Shopaholic said...

Shanna you're too cute!
I love this geek chic look on you.

Sarah said...

Such a fashionable mom! Love this look!

Sarah, http://www.thebellainsider.blogspot.com

Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

I love Gracie B too! This outfit is too cute. Love that tee and Journey!!

MACA Clothe said...

So so cute! Love the necklace with the T-shirt <3

www.macaclothenwa.blogspot.com

xoxo MACA

Katie Did What said...

Okay, you look freaking adorableeee. Seriously, love this look! I posted a "school girl- inspired" look last week that reminds me of this, with oxfords :) I was most definitely ALWAYS the type to pick out my outfit in advance and have it all layed out the night before. Every. Night. Not just the first day of school.

xo

Brianne Bracco said...

You are too cute :) #dontstopbelieving

Zarouhi Zaz said...

Stop it - you're a mama and this cute? On my blogroll pronto, thank you very much!

Mz Savvy Style said...

LOVE this outfit!!! It's one of my favorites of yours!!

Holly said...

Get out of here with your cute, back-to-school self! Love the glasses! And Journey!

Stesha said...

I love these glasses Shan!!! You look hot, and this could be one of my fav looks on you as well. It really shows your personality! love you!

xxS

Amanda @ A Good Hue said...

Super cute look! Love the color combo between the red blazer, cognac bag, and grey skirt--- and the tee keeps it fun!

Elle Vee said...

Very cute, you are right, the glasses do add to it!

x

Carly said...

I absolutely love this, yay for back to school!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Rachel said...

Sometimes I wear my "fake glasses" too- it's fun! and these look adorable on you

99 Boxes of Shoes on the Wall said...

You are too cute!

I actually am going back to school on Monday *thumbs down* but since I'll be rushing to class after work, I'll probably still be in my suit!

Awesome giveaway too... your blog is quickly becoming one of my favs :)

Kamola
99 Boxes of Shoes on the Wall

Ladies in Navy said...

so cute and back-to-school-y
kw ladies in navy

Style-Delights said...

Just amazing!! I want a red blazer for fall!!Hope you are having a wonderful day!
-Jyoti
Style-Delights Blog

Who is that Girl Mo? said...

This is a fun outfit! Loving the red blazer and oxfords. :-)

Mo

Jeans and a Teacup said...

I love this look with the glasses! I never thought I'd wear fashion glasses either until I started my blog. But it's fun sometimes!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

prettyanddelectable.com said...

Love the tee! Faithfully is one of my favorite songs of all time... so classic! Boyce Avenue has a great acoustic cover of it on You Tube. Have a wonderful day!

Dee Kay said...

You nailed the going back to school look. Definitely the coolest kid at school lol. I got a red blazer & heeled oxfords you totally inspired me!pinning this!

Dee of Ms Dee Kay

Hallie Oceanside said...

LOOOVE this outfit! So freaking cute, love the way you pulled it off!

Daisy Gem said...

That red blazer is popping! Love it.

-Jenny
DaisyGem

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Ashleigh said...

LOVE it! The necklace kind of mimics the Journey logo design on the shirt. The red blazer is classic, and you can't get more comfy than oxfords. Lovely!
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www.thestylizedwannabe.com

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