Back to School

Cropped button up, thrifted. BDG Twig High-Rise jean in black, Urban Outfitters. Leather ballet flats, Gap. Vintage Dooney & Bourke purse. Leopard headband, J. Crew. 

     Tomorrow is the first day of my junior year of college. Tomorrow is also my twentieth birthday. I spent my last day as a teenager spending time with good friends, being both melancholy for the things that I feel like I can't change and still trying to use my positive nature to change those very things. The only thing that makes me uncomfortable about being twenty is that it's an even number and I've always preferred the odd ones.
     As far as my style transition for this year goes, I'm content with what I have. I'll surely add a few more things here and there as the need arrises (even if I don't really need a leather motorcycle jacket), but for now I can't even imagine what I'd be looking for if I did go shopping. I prefer looks like this: a few old favorites combined with a cheeky thrifted top for a look that's classic with some sass. As soon as fall truly hits, I know I'll be breaking out my academic, collegiate feeling staples and I'm excited to do so! After all, I go to a school with its own registered tartan.
     The beginning of the school year/my birthday always gets me going more than the actual new year. I feel truly renewed and ready to start over. The late summer evening light makes everything glow and the cicadas sound like new chances. What can I say? I was born at the perfect time of year for my tastes.


Halie said...

Love the bag. Good find.

Glitter Riot said...

So classic and studious!

Avi Valencia said...

Good luck in the school and really enjoy it!
Love your school putfit.

Petite Fashion Monster

Carlee, Little Sloth said...

Well happy early birthday and also first day of college again! Love the outfit and the pops of color. So pretty.
Little Sloth

Charmaine said...

In case you don't post tomorrow, happy birthday! And good luck with back to school :).

Alexandra Marie said...

Your photographs are always insanely stunning! Love that vintage Dooney & Bourke! And happy birthday to you, Love! Alex


- Evamaria said...

I always thought red and brown leather didn't look good together, but I was wrong, it looks amazing! I really love the leopard headmand. It somehow makes outfit more preppy. Is that red notebook Moleskine one?

- http://despite-the-style.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

So exciting that tomorrow you start classes AND your celebrating your birthday! I hope it goes wonderfully for you! I love your leopard print headband :)

Xo, Hannah


Chelsea Elizabeth said...

Looove this outfit! And seems so appropriate for back-to-school timing. Monday was the first day of my junior year in college as well! Time is flying by. Happy 20th birthday! :)

Madhu Singh said...

Whoa August 27th was MY 20th birthday and it's my first day of school today! weird!

This post made me excited for the start of university. Which I should currently be leaving for...but anyway love the look. So glad it's not nike shorts and T-shirts.

Anonymous said...

So cute! I'm usually not a huge D+B fan but that bag is so adorable and classic!

Sara Strauss {Sincerely, Sara} said...

I just found your blog via Introvert's Introduction and I'm hooked! Love your style and romantic photography!! Following you on Bloglovin!

Good luck with your junior year and happy birthday!!
Sincerely, Sara

dandeliion said...

This outfit is so cute. &Happy birthday!

Ester DurĂ£es said...

aww your back to school outfit is so cute, I love it! :)
Happy birthday!
Ester @ Drawing Dreaming

Karla Capili said...

I stumbled upon your blog and think it`s great! I love, love, love your D&B purse :)

- karla


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