Trend Tuesday: School These Days…

Oh that’s right, friends. The second I was out of school, I was back in. Okay, not really, the holidays were wedged in there too. But I honestly can’t believe I’m already back in a classroom. Eh, at least it gives me another outfit idea, which brings us toooooooo THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL OUTFIT.

Following the Polar Vortex that was last week (misery – and we didn’t even get the worst of it), Boston decided “hey, enough with the below freezing temperatures, let’s warm you up!” And we all rejoiced, because it’s been pretty warm ever since. Like, between 40s and 50s. This means a week of bare legs isn’t out of the question, since I typically stay warm with my huge down coat. For that, we all say huzzah!

Anyway, it’s still winter which means when I head to class it’s already pitch black, same goes for when I head to work in the morning. So we have to get a little creative on the weekends. Totally wore this outfit to class but I first gave it a little test run in Beacon Hill over the weekend.

In celebration of the nice weather, I decided to go full-on spring with my ensemble. Hey, I get that it’s January, but for me I wish every day could be April 25th, because it’s not too hot and it’s not too cold, all you need is a light jacket (quick: name that movie).

As the brown backpack is making its triumphant return, I decided to steer clear of any black pieces because you know how mixing those two together bugs me to no end. Instead, I went with a mixture of cream and gray.

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Shirt: Pim + Larkin (old). Sweater: J. Crew. Bag: Madewell. Headband: J. Crew. Bracelet: J. Crew. Sunglasses: Chloe. Shoes: Aldo (old).

Recognize the headband? I figured it’d still add a bit of playfulness to the look – plus it was super windy so I needed to at least try and make my hair look decent. Except that still failed. Whatever. I will tell you that the site Amy scouted in Beacon Hill, quite possibly one of the prettiest neighborhoods ever, was probably the worst place to be wearing heels. For starters, you’re on a steep incline. And there’s uneven brick. AND there’s cobblestone right in the middle of the street. I’d say it took me five minutes (with assistance) to walk a mere 10 feet. Ask Amy, she’ll tell you that’s not an exaggeration.

But guys, isn’t it pretty?

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Some day when I make my millions off this blog, I’m going to buy a town home in Beacon Hill and basically never be inside because I’ll constantly want to be out in the gorgeous surroundings. Boston has a lot of pretty places, but I’d say this neighborhood is at the top of my list. But seriously…

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Anyway, the first day of school was fine, but I will note that I have to sit in the most uncomfortable desk ever for one of my classes, so I definitely won’t be wearing skirts anymore, given that I need to move about freely and can’t really do that without pants…

Again, maybe it’s because rose gold is my favorite color, but I am loving this skirt. I’m sure I’ll look back on it in a few years and be like “what was I thinking?” But in the meantime, it works. I’d give this look a 9 in easiness to pull off. Sure, a metallic skirt may be a little glitzy for the classroom, but I always say dress to impress. What do you think?