Thursday 29 August 2019

What I Wore to the First Day of School

Hello friends!  I am back with my first day of school outfit.  I figured those signs that the kids have make them look so darn cute so I thought maybe it would help me out too.  Hahaha.  #itsnotjustforkids 

Speaking of being/acting like a child.  Did you do a back to school clothing shopping adventure?  We did not and actually I don't make it a big thing for my girls either.  If they need clothes we buy them, if they don't we just wait until they do.  This is probably because it wasn't a part of my childhood so to be honest it's not something that dawns on me as a thing to do. This year I did take the girls shopping but it was mostly because they were going to visit my sister and they needed new clothes as they just grew and grew and grew over the summer.  My Halie, my first born, my 12 year old is wearing size 8.5 and 9 women's shoes!!!!!  STOP growing!!!!  (for the record I wear a 7.5 or 8)

Anyway, even though I didn't have this back to school clothing adventure, I love picking out what I am going to wear to school.  It's the anticipation of seeing everyone for the first time in a couple of months and truly wanting to put my best foot forward. This year I am at a brand new school, in a new position, so I really wanted to dress nicely but also not overly dressy.  Most people in the last four years have seen me presenting, so heels, pencil skirts, blazers, etc.  I love all of those things, but I am in a school that requires me to be on the move, where families aren't necessarily walking through the doors wanting to see someone who they can't relate to, so I wanted to showcase my more casual, daily lifestyle wear, while also staying professional.  I am actually really huge on  professional dress codes, and though you can be more casual at times you still need to present yourself as a well put together, professional person.  Since the first day was just our staff, doing some team building, professional learning, and since summer is still here, I decided to layer one of my favorite jumpsuits.  I love how a classic white tee looks layered under a jumpsuit, and I added some fun boho jewelry to my look.  These earrings have been on repeat ALL summer long.  They are  lightweight and just make a statement on their own.  I also traded in my heels for some flats so that I can put on lots of miles during the day. 


Don't forget a healthy snack to keep me going.  My favorite is a good old green smoothie to get me from lunch to supper.  

It's been a fantastic first week but it's been busy.  Through that busyness it's easy to lose sight of things that are truly important.  I was so glad that I put a visit to my grandma's as a priority in my life this week.  I hadn't seen them through the summer much because we were at the lake, and so going into this week of work I knew that if I truly wanted to make that happen, I would have to write it down and make it a non-negotiable.  That day it trumped by workout and you know what, I am glad it did.  

How did you get ready for the first day of school as a child?  If you have children, do you have any special traditions  with them?

Shop This Look:
Jumpsuit (old; similar Old Navy )
Guess Shoes (old; Naturalizer Metallic Flats)


  1. So you totally got mistaken for one of the high school students, right? :)

    1. Hahahaha. That's the sweetest compliment ever. You made my day 🥰

  2. Love that jumping picture! We buy clothes as we need them but we ended up buying new shoes for at least 2 of the 4 boys when school starts because they outgrow them in the summer. Love your jumpsuit!

    1. We are totally the same. We buy as they need and the last couple of years it's meant replenishing things around "back to school" time.

  3. What a cute jumpsuit, you layered it so well for a day at work! :)

    I hope your return to work goes well and you are having a great week!

    Thank you for the link up!

    The weekday wear linkup is live on my blog, I'd love you to join! :)

    Away From Blue

    1. Thanks lady. As we are transitioning into fall, I guess you are thinking about spring.

  4. Your first day of school outfit is so cute! Love your jumpsuit layered! Also love the fun jumping shot! I had a back to school shopping tradition with our daughter and on the first day of school would always bake cinnamon rolls!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  5. Love that jumping picture! We buy clothes as we need them but we ended up buying new shoes for at least 2 of the 4 boys when school starts because they outgrow them in the summer. Love your jumpsuit!
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