Vintage dress, from Minx (similar styles: here and here)
Anthro Double Torsade necklace (similar here and here)
Secondhand Chie Mihara sandals (similar here and here)
Orla Kiely handbag (currently available in this pattern)
I let myself take this summer off from school, and when I peeked at my calendar last night and found that school started the next day, I was jolted back into reality. I think I had been calmly ignoring that fact since it means I would have to tone down my outfits a few days a week.
But before I went back to conservative dress, I put on this dress as a fun practice back to school outfit. I found it at Minx in Athens when I was there the other week, and I thought it was best suited for school environments. It makes me want to become the cool art teacher at a middle school. Crayola colors and ricrac? Apparently you can't keep me away!
Oh and the shoes! The shoes were a lucky RagoRama score last week. Against the advice of a few girlfriends, I adopted these Chies for almost nothing with some trade-in credit. While they do feel very summery in that 70s hippie chic bohemian way, I think they can pull double duty through fall with tights and fun socks.
So double yay for new (old) clothes, and I'll see you on the other side of this first day of classes. I hope the rest of you students starting classes today have great first days!