Dressy for School OOTD – Back to School Series 2016

Yup, it’s that time of year again when everyone starts freaking out over what they’re wearing for the first day of school.  Why, you ask?  The answer is simple: everyone wants to make the best second first impression after not seeing each other for three months. For me, it’s not just the first day of school, but every single day after that.  That’s why I’m bringing you three outfits this week that are easy to work into your school wardrobe at any given time!


Of course, to kick off the week I have to start out with the “dressiest” of the three looks, as a figurative first day of school (or back to school week).

DRESS: Available here in navy. Raspberry no longer available online but in some stores.
WHY IT WORKS: The heavy lace gives it a casual vibe due to the simple design and cotton weight, but keeps it dressy.  As an added bonus, the jewel-toned raspberry is the perfect fall color!


SHOES: Jack Rogers Regina Flat in Platinum

WHY IT WORKS: I’m not going to lie, I love pairing this dress with my favorite pair of black stilettos, BUT it also looks fantastic with these flats!  The flats are obviously way more appropriate for climbing stairs and getting from class to class, but the bow detail and metallic gold make them better than your average plain flat.

Yup, all my jewelry is Rose Gold.  I’m a firm believer that if you’re wearing a metal, all your accessories must be that metal.  I broke that ever-important rule for the flats, and I continue to break it for my favorite pair of silver diamond earrings.

EARRINGS: Ted Baker Stormm Crystal Chain Drop Earrings (or check your local Nordstrom Rack ;))

WHY IT WORKS: Sometimes it’s just fun to wear fancy jewelry in a casual setting.  Try it sometime.

NECKLACE: Marley Lilly Monogrammed Simply Sweet Pearl Necklace

WHY IT WORKS: This necklace is deceptively small, making it the perfect necklace to wear as an everyday piece, and also a necklace that’s easy to pair with everything!

This outfit is not only a little dressy and cute for school, but it’s also simple to put together and add your own twist to!  Toss in a statement necklace, belt, or cute pair of wedges, and wear the same dress again!

Love and Stay Preppy,

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