September 11, 2012

Back to School

Ahh... freshly sharpened pencils, brand new books, & a new locker combo. I love the fall -- new school friends and gorgeous weather!  I always feel the year is reset when a new school year rolls around--even more than the traditional new year on January 1.

We have a tradition in our family that everyone's first day of school must be commemorated by a first day of school picture. When the Everybody Everywear Back to School challenge came around,  I pulled one of my favorite thrifted pieces I found a few months ago. It was altered by my local tailor (unfortunately my own sewing skills are abysmal.  Mad props to all you DIY-ers.) with a shortened hem and majorly slimmed sleeves. I've been unsure of where to sport this unique piece but thought this sweet dress would be perfect for meeting new friends on a mild, fall day.

Dress: Thrifted & Altered | similar
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs | shop
Boots: Nordstrom ($129.95 $99.90) | shop
Finger accessory (courtesy of a paper cut): Band-Aid

EBEW - Back To School
Linked up to Real Girl Glam and Coffee and Cardigans.


  1. this dress is so so pretty and fits you like a glove! It looks vintage too! and the boots with it look great. i love putting boots with my dresses!xxx

  2. That dress is ridiculously cute on you - I love the colors!

  3. stopping by from Real Girl Glam and EBEW I adore this outfit perfection to transition to Fall.

    I'm hosting a giveaway for $100 giftcard to hope you enter

  4. it´s so inspiring and this is the the perfect way show it off. @paquetevistasbi

  5. I think you hit the nail on the head! This outfit would be PERFECT for the first day of school. I love the sweet vintage feel of the dress :)

  6. adorable! i really like the boots, too! for some reason i can't get enough of them...

  7. This dress is SO cute on you. Love it with the boots. You look perfect.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  8. what an adorable dress! i love it!! and with those boots is looks so cute!

  9. so cute! i think you are going to make me wear a dress and boots tmw :)

  10. This dress is so adorable. I love the print and colors. It looks great with these boots! :)

    -Mary @

  11. love your dress and all the crazy colors..would you mind adding it to my wardrobe? ;)

    Lizzy <3