BAG Cedar Street Harmony Cross-Body (comes in 6 lovely shades) | COAT Pale Pink Braxton Coat | BLOUSE Bow Button Down | SHOES Leopard Pumps | JEANS J.Crew Toothpick Jeans | RING Topaz Cocktail Ring (my grandmother’s, similar linked!) | EARRINGS Pearl Studs
I always look forward to back-to-school season with the utmost of anticipation, as it’s one that promises a fresh start – in school supplies, in wardrobe, and in life. Much like new years, the new semester asks “Who do you want to be?” And as you ready yourself to make your first step into this new beginning, the answer can truly be anyone you want.
That’s the magic of back-to-school season, and it’s left me thinking… “If all bets were off and I could step back into school in my dream first-day ensemble, what would it be?” Leave it to the beautiful new Cedar Street Harmony Cross-Body, in the perfect shade of hot pink, to inspire an answer in a look worthy of Blair Waldorf.
You won’t find even the most stylish of any Texan pupil in a gorgeous pink wool coat just weeks into August, but in the world of whimsy and magic and the Upper East Side, anything’s possible. Kate Spade has always been the embodiment of glamorous, timeless style for the girl with intelligence, poise and a good bit of cheek. And that girl, my friends, is who I’d cast as this dream “first day of school” version of myself.
Funny how a pink bag, timeless coat and bow blouse can make you look and feel the part instantly.
For those of you students and teachers heading back to the classroom, have I got news for you! Kate Spade now offers an in-store only student discount of 15% off to any student or teacher with a valid student/teacher ID. So now there’s no excuse. Run, don’t walk (in leopard pumps, pretty please) and add a few dream-worthy pieces to your back-to-school wardrobe!
Love from Texas,
Photography by Stephanie Drenka
Thank you, Kate Spade, for sponsoring this post.