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.
*************************************************************I am so excited to share another style blogger with you today. Rebecca with Mommy in Heels is just that, a mom wearing her best heels one day at a time.
If you are looking for both style inspiration, motherhood advice or life's journey, Rebecca is your girl. I love how she sprinkles both fashion and real life into her posts. She also isn't scared to get pretty raw and discuss her battle with self image, quite possibly our downfall as women. I highly recommend you read it. She also has a superb knack for taking a celebrity style and making it her own. Honestly, I think she does it better most of the time. And every now and again, she will share with all of us some of her fab beauty finds, on a budget. That's what I am talking about. All in all, Mommy in Heels and I are typically on the same page when it comes to style, don't sacrifice it once you become a mom. You know, women with kids can still rock the trends and stay confident while doing so. Check out how Rebecca knocked it out of the park with this look.
I am happy that I could help all of you discover another blog, Mommy in Heels, to add to your roll.
Today, Rebecca is giving away a $25 Target gift card to one lucky reader. Make sure to stop by her blog to say hello, thank you and nice to meet ya!
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