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!