Day 27: Back to School Chic

Although I've been out of college for little over a year now, all the back-to-school excitement really got me wishing I was shopping for my first day of class outfit! Buuuut... since I'm on a shopping ban and since I have no first day of class to attend, I thought I would just put on a schoolgirl outfit and live vicariously through all of you actual students....

We never had to wear uniforms at my school, but I've seen some schools require students to wear navy jumpers kind of like this. The funny part is, I would have been sent to detention for having such a short skirt in school, so this is my~ "Haha! I can wear whatever I want to now" uniform. ;)
I thought about even adding knee high socks (a trend I'm totally loving right now), but then I thought that might be taking the schoolgirl look one step too far.

This is actually the Target floral dress worn inside out again. I decided to let the outside fabric hang down this time for a little hint of the floral print along the hemline. I will definitely be taking a closer look at the linings of all my dresses from now on to see if they can be flipped inside out!! I also love the idea of making a dress into a jumper by layering a top underneath! I will so be doing this again.

Outfit Details:
Dress: Target
Shirt: Abercrombie
Shoes: Old Navy
Belt: Abercrombie
I sure do miss shopping for all the notebooks and binders (usually Hello Kitty), opening up a brand new box of crayons, and sharpening all my pencils; but I'm grateful to finally be in the real world where there's no homework~! ;)


  1. I love the belt with the blue dress! I always have the intention to dress cute for school, but it usually only happens on later days haha! :)

  2. Soooo jealous....in my real world, there is still homework!! But, I did get to go back to school shopping!

  3. There's definitely nothing like back to school shopping : )
    I'm glad you didn't add the knee socks - this is the grow up version of school girl and I think you did a great job capturing the style : )

  4. This outfit is definitely cuter than the uniforms I had to wear in Catholic school. I really love that belt.

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  6. I have this dress, but the brown and pink one! I didn't even realize it was the same dress until I decided to turn mine inside out after seeing your post. And I wore it this way to work (fashion boutique associate), with a belt, and my manager told me that the fact that I wasn't afraid to turn a dress inside out was why she hired me. Of course I gave the credit to you, but...it was a pretty great moment.

  7. Thanks everyone! Bailey~ I'm glad you're manager liked the idea-- that's so funny! Sabina~ sounds like a fun challenge~ I will be thinking of my stranded island look. :)

  8. Super cute outfit! I love the dress.

    - Patricia

  9. What a sweet little blog you have here. I remember this dress at Target. I love how you turned it inside out. Genuis!! You look adorable... and I totally know what you mean about first day of school preparation. ;) It's definitely great being in the "real world" though. Hope you're having a great Sunday!

    xx Love & Aloha

  10. Thats genius! Never thought of turning a dress inside out! Daisy Dayz Home

  11. How amazing! Never thought I could turn my dresses inside out. How did you deal with tags and lining stitches? Any ideas? :)

  12. Just found your blog, super cute post!



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