Okay, here’s the deal for all you folks with no school-aged kids in the house: Back to School has been moved up.
Savvy shoppers already know this because the sales and promos are now happening in early August – have been since eons ago – but it may not have registered with you if it’s not relevant to your life.
As a mom and a teacher, however, I am keenly aware that my academic schedule is not season compliant. School now begins in August and ends in May, my friends. At first, I really liked this since August tends to be a really hot month and I was wickedly happy at the thought of using someone else’s air conditioning and not having to foot the bill.
Sadly, I think I may have to change my mind about advocating this shift in the school year. I really dislike planning outfits that, by necessity and for comfort, are reminiscent of summer. It’s like twisting the knife in my gut, you know? School is supposed to mean layers and chill winds and fashion scarves and turning leaves. Instead, I’m mad scrambling to make my warm-weather clothes look professionally appropriate.
This week, Anne @ SpyGirl’s Pick-me-up challenge is Back to School. And as my subject line says, I’ve been there, done that. I’m already a month in and I’m ready for the weather to turn. Then again, I’m only on Day 14 of 50 Dresses so perhaps I could stand to have it be warm for a little bit longer.
Today’s ensemble is very Back to School in my mind because it’s got stripes. Stripes and plaid, my friends, is equivalent to fall and school in my book, never mind that my iteration of stripes is more nautical summer, eh? I think I’m allowed to bend the rules when I’m working within the confines of my self-imposed restrictions.
:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Dress – Old Navy
Blazer – Apostrophe @ Sears
Booties – DSW
Necklace – NY&Co.