Thursday, August 17, 2017

Ladies Who Link: Back to School


Hi ladies! Thanks for joining me today as I link up with Holly at Pink Lady, Tara at Mommy in a Nutshell, Lisa at Coast to Coast, and Trina and Sara at Moms' Coffee Date! Last week, I shared some of the ways I prep for going back to school, so I thought I'd focus today on some of the items I bought for my own back to school closet. 

Tank by Premise at T.J. Maxx

My school colors are orange and black, so I went to Pinterest for some ideas on how to style an orange top. I'm also thinking it would pair well with my new olive cargo vest.



Tank by Paraphrase at T.J. Maxx

It stays hot here in Houston until November, so I can get away with white jeans a little bit longer than most people. I also have olive pants and an olive skirt that would pair nicely with the black tank and can be switched up with different shoes and accessories, but I definitely love leopard flats with green and black!


Tank by Violet & Claire at T.J. Maxx

I'll probably pair this navy tank with my go-to khakis, but I also have a khaki skirt, white jeans, and a dressy denim skirt. I popped into the Talbots outlet the other day, and they had the cutest orange jeans that I think would look super cute with the top, so I'm going to keep my eye on some major sales to pick up the pants. 


Tee by Mossimo at Target

I picked up a maroon tee to show a little more Aggie spirit come fall. I had a hard time finding inspiration on Pinterest in regards to wine colored tops, but I can pair this with olive pants and a denim jacket, black jeans and a camel boyfriend cardigan, or jeans and a black sweater.


Cargo vest by Merona at Target

I'm super excited that I snagged this vest! I have the jacket version of this from last fall, but I think the vest will make for a cute add-on to lots of outfits. I'm on the hunt for a gray t-shirt dress and am coming up empty everywhere I go. I think this first outfit is adorable for fall and winter. Which reminds me, I'm also on the hunt for a leopard scarf- I've never been much of a scarf girl, but maybe I can learn to be? I already have a black and white gingham shirt, and I just picked up some maroon pants, so I can definitely do outfit 2 come fall. I think this vest is going to show up in a lot of pictures later this year! 


Denim jacket by Merona at Target

After wearing the same jean jacket for 12 years, I picked up a new one during Target's 4th of July sale. You've seen me in tons of outfits paired with a denim jacket, but here are 2 outfits I'm excited to recreate!



Ankle pants by Merona at Target

I scored some great deals at Target as they have started phasing out Merona for their new brands. A teacher can always use a good pair of pants in her closet! The first look is super easy to recreate as I have a ton of cardigans in my closet, and I like the look of the slim fit black top with the pants in look #2 (I'll just skip the heels!) 


Pants by Lauren Conrad at Kohl's

I hadn't been into a Kohl's in 15 years until this summer. I received a coupon in the mail, so I went to try a few things on. Lauren Conrad's line was super cute and fit very well, so I picked up these maroon pants to try some new looks for fall. I like that I'll be able to wear them with a variety of tops including black, white, navy, camel, and chambray.



Animal flats from Ross, ballet flats from Mossimo by Target, and bag by Sanctuary from Marshalls

I only picked up 2 new pairs of shoes this year since I still have a lot of flats and sandals that are in good condition. Did I need the animal print shoes? No, I have a bunch, but they are adorable, are made of calf hair, and I like the extra metal hardware. Animal print shoes are treated as a neutral shoe in my closet, and I'll pair them with black pants, khakis, skinny jeans, olive pants, maroon pants, etc.


Do you have any suggestions of things I still need to add to my back to school wardrobe? Where do you buy most of your clothes and shoes? Tell me in the comments below!

Make sure you mark your calendars for our link-up in September, and stop by the other bloggers to say hi! I'll see you back here tomorrow for another round of Friday Favorites- have a great day!

26 comments:

  1. Loving your outfit choices1 I also think leopard shoes are a neutral. You should totally try some more scraves as they can really add a pop to your outfits. But I think you have built a really Good foundation for your back to school wardrobe!

    Good luck with back to school!

    Patty
    GoodBetterBestFood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Patty! I hope to find some good scarves soon!

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  2. Allie! I am DYING over your TJ Maxx find- adorable! I want them! ha ha! I am also loving that Target cargo vest- may have to snag one!

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    1. Thanks, Holly! Yes- definitely order one before Merona sails out of the stores!

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  3. Love all the outfits! I really need to start pinning some for inspiration. I need a cargo vest though, so cute!
    I did pick up this scarf at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

    http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/bp-leopard-print-scarf/4404425?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&fashioncolor=TAN%20MULTI

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    1. Oh that's cute! I'm hoping to go to the jewelry wholesale store this weekend, and they have cute scarves for super cheap. Hopefully I find one!

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  4. I love all your finds, especially the denim jacket, animal print shoes, and purse. Looks like your wardrobe got some fun updates for the new school year! I was sad to hear that Merona was leaving, but it looks like they have some nice new lines.

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    1. Yes, I like the new line from Target. I'm excited to put some of my new pieces together for the fall. Hope the kids had a great first day yesterday!

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  5. Allie, you have some great finds there! I am always scared to wear colored pants but I love the burgundy! You may have convinced me!! Happy Back to School!

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    1. Oh good! I hope you find some you like!

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  6. I love all your pinterest inspiration. That's so smart to do with your new pieces. I am so excited I just got pair of olive green pants from Loft and some grey jeans, both SO out of my comfort zone but I think they will make some cute new outfits with lots of options to mix and match! I love how versatile is everything you got! xoxo ERIN

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    1. I loved the shirt your mom got you for your birthday- so cute! It's always fun to try something out of our comfort zones- my son actually picks good things for me to try that I wouldn't pick for myself.

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  7. I love all of your outfits and outfit inspo! I love my leopard flats and my maroon pants. I also LOVE your orange and black combos. Those are our school colors as well and I have a hard time putting outfits together with those colors and not looking tacky. I love how versatile all of your pieces are and how easy it will be for you to create great looks!

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    1. Thanks, Jenna! My old school was also orange and black, and I never embraced it. I'm going to try to do much better with that this year!

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  8. I love every single one of these!! I don't know how much I will fit in these year but fall fashion is my favorite. I love the colors and the cozy fabrics.

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    1. Hey, you picked a good time of year to be pregnant though! :)

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  9. My cargo vest and jean jacket are on constant rotation in the Fall. Perfect for layering.

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    1. Agreed! They instantly dress up an outfit, too!

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  10. I have contemplated a pair of leopard print flats forever, but haven't pulled the trigger. Your outfit pics make me want a pair all over again! I think I might need that cargo vest! Here's to a great start to the school year!

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    1. You need it all! Leopard flats are definitely an essential!

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  11. I love all of these looks! Leopard flats are one of my favorite things to wear in the fall. And that cargo vest is so perfect. I've been wanting one but I haven't gotten one yet.

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    1. Definitely pick up a vest for the fall- it'll pair great with skinny jeans and riding boots!

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  12. You've gotten a lot of great pieces. I keep looking at military vests but haven't bought one. Look at Kohl's for a cheetah/leopard scarf. I've got one I bought several years ago there that I love and they still had them last year (Katie wanted one)

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    1. Thanks for the tip! I'll definitely check in store! Say yes to the vest!

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  13. Girl you have got it going on! I love that orange top and the striped skirt at the beginning, and I'm so nervous that I can't work a military vest!! Love all of your Pinterest inspiration!!

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    1. You can do it, Beth! The vest will pair well with a maxi skirt, colored jeans, black pants, etc. I believe in you! :)

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