This week felt much more settled in and the exhaustion of the start of the school year subsided. The bummer of the week was that I felt uninspired by my wardrobe and had a hard time finding motivation to get creative with my clothes this week. My guess is that the nearness of fall, which is my favorite style season, is making me anxious to move on to different clothes. Here’s a look at what I did manage to pull together and I’m happy with what I ended up with.
I feel like a rebel in thi dress. Wearing an all white dress as a mom of 4 kids and high school teacher who handles dry erase markers all day?It’s risky. I obsessed over this dress for more than a year before finally buying it late last spring. I’ve only had a chance to wear it twice, but it’s stayed white so far. I love the simple statement it makes.
I toyed around with pairing it with my black Birkenstocks to dress it down a bit, but they felt like too much of a contrast. I also tried on a few necklaces, but in the end decided to let the dress make the statement and left my accessories to bare minimum.
Tank (old from H&M) // Jeans (old from Old Navy, thinking about replacing them with Everlane’s black denim this week) //
Shoes (old from Target) // Belt (Gap)
I stood in my closet totally clueless as to what I wanted to wear today, which doesn’t happen often. Originally, I chose a striped tee before this blush tank caught my eye. I don’t usually consider wearing lighter colors with black, but adding the brown belt and shoes softened the transition between the two items and I liked it much better than I expected.
These jeans are ooooold, I honestly can’t even remember when I got them. They’re low-waisted and super skinny, so they aren’t as comfortable (or flattering) as a lot of my other denim. Everlane is releasing their denim line (priced at $68) this week and I’m considering buying a pair in black with a slim straight-leg cut as an update.
Dress (c/o Cole Hands) // Tee (old from American Eagle)
First, I tried adding a belt to give it more shape, but wasn’t sure if it was too 80’s mom style. I should have taken a photo to share and get you’re opinion, but my brain isn’t always fully functioning that early in the morning. To be safe, I decided on a striped tee tied around my waist to break up the straight line of this maxi dress. Later in the day I wore the tee knotted to the side when my room got cold from the A/C.
Necklace (c/o Natalie Borton – get 10% off at using link)
This was my favorite look of the week! The skirt and tee were so simple and comfortable, but I felt effortlessly styled. This was another outfit that I tried wearing my Birks to dress it down a bit, but that look didn’t do my legs any favors. The little bit of height and light color of the clogs help elongate my legs and prevents the midi length skirt from making my look even shorter than I am. I added a simple wood bead necklace to tie in the shoes and also break up the solid black.