My fall semester begins in a little over a week, but next week I have work orientations for my various teaching jobs and I have been frantically trying to lesson plan, write essay prompts, and otherwise prepare for my classes so it feels like school/work has more or less already begun.
I recently read that August is the worst month to buy clothes, but unfortunately I had no choice but to go back to school shopping this month unless I wanted my son to traipse off to school virtually naked. That child grows like a weed and wears his clothes out even more quickly. Luckily, I’ve gotten down kids shopping to a near science – buy the basics at Target (skinny jeans, shorts, cute graphic t–shirts, underwear) and Lands End (always with a discount – socks, sweat pants) and Gap Kids (again, always with a discount that makes the prices comparable to Target – more skinny jeans and shorts) and sweaters, jackets, and button downs are where I splurge a bit (mini boden, J.Crew’s clearance section, and Zara Kids).
And as for me? Well, I just couldn’t resist a few things:
Although I’m always tempted to buy all sorts of very on-trend pieces, as I’ve gotten older I’ve tried to stick mostly with pieces I’m sure I love enough to wear for the life of that piece. And, to be honest, I’m a lot more risk-adverse when it comes to clothes than I like to imagine. So, for me, these pieces are just perfect. Classic pieces with a little dash of whimsy. I’m a sucker for simple pieces with very feminine details so I’m absolutely in love with the big bow on the otherwise plain white t-shirt from Madewell and the puffed shoulders on the Zara jacket. And of course I’ve been wanting to buy a pair of ankle boots for ages, but they were either way out of my price range or not wedges. I’ve promised myself to only wear them occasionally as 1) they’re suede and will wear and 2) my poor back can’t handle even wedges all that often. And the belt, though it was a “risky” pick for me as I’ve never really worn belts, I’ve been wearing it quite often since I bought it. In fact, I’ve decided that I’m rather enamored of belts now.
So hopefully as school gears up again I’ll muster up the time to post some of my outfits as I incorporate these pieces into my existing wardrobe.
Until then, adieu!