Back-to-school Favorites

Fall, Style

I’ll be the first to admit that the back-to-school time of year is very bittersweet.  It means summer is coming to an end and I actually have to crack down and do something that isn’t laying in the sun, sipping drinks any time of day with friends and watching gorgeous sunsets on my weekend vacations.

What I love about this time of year, however, is the anticipation of something new.  I LOVE organizing and agendas and color-coding and making notecards…I can keep going… and so a new school year with syllabi and a slew of new professors makes my toes tingle!  Don’t you agree?? Okay, so maybe it’s just me, but this is something I live for come the end of August.

Of course the other thing I love is all the back-to-school sales and new fall clothes that hit the stores!  I love online browsing and adding things to my wishlist before going to the store and trying all of my favorites on.  So I compiled a list of my favorite back-to-school pieces (clothes, shoes, accessories and school supplies) that I either own or have tried on and can attest to their sizing.

For everyone who started classes this week or last, I hope your semesters are full of fresh notebook smells and comfortable, broken-in shoes!

Happy shopping!

First are a few of my favorite striped tops that are great while it’s still hot out, but will transition perfectly into the crisp fall days! Both are under $20 and the yellow stripes tee is under $10!

Screen Shot 2015-09-01 at 2.02.58 PM Screen Shot 2015-09-01 at 2.33.59 PMAnd because I love stripes so much, this dress will be a comfortable long day of class piece!

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I love windowpane prints and this top, from Old Navy, is perfectly baggy and super comfortable. If you want a better fit, I would size down one size!

Screen Shot 2015-09-01 at 1.53.57 PMI love a good pair of boyfriend jeans and these are under $50 and 30% off today at Banana Republic.  This skirt from Old Navy also comes in four colors and can be dressed up or down!

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Screen Shot 2015-09-01 at 2.08.04 PM Screen Shot 2015-09-01 at 2.08.43 PMI threw in these pretties because I can’t resist accessorizing everything!  This Baublebar monogram is amazing and I’ll be flaunting it on campus all semester!

Screen Shot 2015-09-01 at 2.18.11 PM Screen Shot 2015-09-01 at 2.17.37 PMI’m all for being stylish and comfortable and so as much as I want to wear heels all the time, my feet can’t handle hit.  Especially on long days I opt for flats or super cute sneakers so my feet don’t hate me by the end of the day!

Screen Shot 2015-09-01 at 2.12.09 PM Screen Shot 2015-09-01 at 2.26.02 PM Screen Shot 2015-09-01 at 2.26.54 PMCute stationary and accessories really help me stay motivated and organized.  I love this notebook and 3-clip organizing board from TJ Maxx, which are both under $10! This Kate Spade pen set and pencil case are also too cute to resist and only $30!

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