Back to School Style

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Urban Outfitters DV by Dolce Vita Boot, $129 // Michael Kors Runway Watch, $250 // Madewell Leather Rucksack, $248 // Bop Basics Leather Baseball Cap, $88 // Forever 21 Tribal Print Scarf, $9.80 // Forever 21 Gold and Leather Ankle Boots, $42.80 // Dolores Petunia Swarovski Friendship bracelets, $35 ea // ASOS Tailored shorts, $30 // ASOS 15 Denier Tights, $7 // Urban Outfitters Skylar Sunglasses, $16

Back to school fashions vary by region, age, culture, and a whole host of other factors. But if I were able to go back in time and coach my teenage- or twenty-something-year-old self, I would probably take myself shopping for the above items. Once can never have too many pairs of good, basic, black ankle boots (…and please don’t call them booties! Pet peeve!). I like the trendier, edgier versions to be on the cheaper side, in case the trend is a flash-in-the-pan. Classic black leather boots without much embellishment should be an investment piece in every woman’s wardrobe – they go with everything. Skirt with tights, skinny jeans, even a pair of tailored slacks. Make sure you invest in a comfortable, durable, well-made pair. I love Dolce Vita’s iteration above.

I’m also loving the classic collegiate baseball cap, but reworked in a leather style for a bit of an edge that is also kind of timeless looking. Classic “clubmaster” style sunglasses are a must since festival fashion is still going strong, but pick up an affordable pair first before you go splurging on the Ray-Ban version. A classic geometric/tribal print scarf can be tied onto your backpack (I have a soft spot for leather rucksacks) in case your classroom is a bit chilly. And I’m loving the glammed-up take on the classic friendship bracelet – with Swarovski crystals! Totally my thing!

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Banana Republic × Issa

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Dress: Banana Republic x Issa dress in Royal Blue* | Necklace: Forever 21 (old) | Bracelets: J.Crew pavé link bracelet, t&j designs| Bag: Chanel Jumbo Classic Flap Bag | Shoes: Nine West (similar) | Lips: Hourglass Opaque Rouge in Riviera*

Wow, it feels good to finally do an outfit post again! Hubbie and I made ourselves promise to do one on my one day off this week–and he had the whole location picked out. He had scouted out this place a while back, and told me he planned on taking me there the next time we shot my outfit. And although it’s been years (okay, a month) since my last outfit post, it feels good to get back in the style game with such a lush backdrop.Read & Comment →

Haul: Forever 21, AE & More

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I really love doing videos for you guys, and with my husband and I’s schedules, we are often like passing ships in the night, so outfit posts are harder to shoot these days. And this darned daylight savings time certainly isn’t helping! I hope you guys like videos, because I’m really enjoying making them. I’ve recently become an official YouTube Partner, yay! Please subscribe to my channel.Read & Comment →