Back to School Blues :: Fall ’16 Closet Wish List

One of my favorite parts about going back to school – and the part I’ll be missing most – is shopping for great, versatile pieces to wear to school. You already know that I’ve been stalking my favorite stores for fun pieces. These are my Fall ’16 picks!

Graphic tees and tanks are a great way to show your personal style and are awesome to layer with all types of jackets and cardigans – a must when you never know if your classrooms are going to be freezing or sweltering!


Plane tee, pink tank, pineapple tank

Cardigans are always a good investment piece that can be layered for every season. Bonus – they can come in basic colors and traditional pieces (good for multi-use) and fun shapes and prints (great for freshening up your style).

Grey, Pink, Merlot

You cannot go wrong grabbing new jeans. Just make sure to get some that work with all different types of shoes and weather so they’ll work all year! One of my favorite things to do is get two or three really versatile pairs, one super fun pair, and one ripped or cropped pair. Whatever style(s) you pick, make sure it fits you and your personality!


dark wash, medium wash

white, extreme ripped, ripped

medium light, dark flare, dark skinny

A few dresses never hurt either! The great thing about dresses are that they can be dressed up or down for class, study groups, or date nights. Pair them with tights, a denim jacket, or a cardigan to change it up.

black tee, white lace, black maxi

long sleeve, pink tee, grey sweatshirt

Leggings are super popular these days, too. They work dressed up, dressed down, paired with tons of shirts, and even under shorter dresses. They are my go-to when the weather cools down – perfect to pair with a sweater and boots! In my opinion, the very best leggings ever are from Black Milk*. They are perfection, but a little pricy for leggings. However, they hold up super well and are the most amazing things ever with basic styles and ridiculously fun ones. They are opaque (except the ones that aren’t meant to be), thick, breathable . . . can you tell I love them?


Sporty stripes, Whales

Matte, Mermaid, Tartan

*Black Milk also has amazing EVERYTHING. They have both Australian and U.S based websites and sometimes you can find different things on each site. I have a ton of their stuff and all of it is amazing quality.


Don’t forget to check out my other Back to School Blues posts!

Planners Wish List



Back to School Blues :: Planner Wish List

I’ve been in such a funk lately and I’m not sure why. My motivation has been at an all time low (Love ATL – the band) lately, I’ve been sick, and I have a slew of doctor appointments coming up that I just cannot be ready for. Something else adding to my funk – it’s back to school time.

I’m not in a funk because I have to go back to school, but because I’m not going back to school. This is the first August in forever and ever that I haven’t been out shopping for fun school supplies. However, this hasn’t stopped me from checking out all of the cool supplies floating around.

These are a few of my favorite planners for the 2016-2017 school year.

My favorite planners this year come from the fun and funky Lilly Pulitzer. The jumbo sizes run at35, large versions are $30, medium are $24, and the small versions are $18. These planners are bright, fun, and filled with exciting illustrations and stickers.


I always adore the Kate Spade planners. These have been a staple in my bag for years until I switched to a Lilly one earlier this year. Kate Spade planners are sleek and stylish – perfect for keeping with you all the time. The mega planners run at $40 and the large sizes at $36.


Don’t forget to head on over to Kate Spade and Lilly P to check out the matching accessories like notebooks, pens, and sticky notes.