First Day of School Outfit - Friday Fancies

Ah the first day of school it was always finished off by a celebratory first day of school cake that my mom would bake every year. Some years it was a cake, some years it was a pie but there was a sweet treat at the end of the day! Also there was the obligatory first day of school photos too before we had to rush off before the first bell. I always had to pick out the perfect first day of school outfit too. 
When I entered 6th grade, which was middle school where I went, my best friend, Laura, and I were super excited. I saved up my money, got the perfect dress and perfect pair of earrings to match, purchased that lovely outfit at Walmart, yes Walmart. When I entered high school picking an outfit was easy, I had to wear a uniform, solved all the problems of the world, not really but you get the idea :-)
Then I went to college and the first day of school seemed like a waste because you go to your classes, get your syllabus and then the professor would dismiss you. Outfits weren't that deal of a big because people wore whatever they wanted, some in their pjs, you could tell the girls that for a 7am class got up at 4am to do their make-up and hair just right and others decided the going barefoot was the best way to come to class.
When I started my Masters program, the first day of school I came in whatever I wore for work that day. If I could do the first day of class all over again, I would wear the following outfit. I love the look of boots, and I am totally crushing on those Tori Burch boots except for the price tag. I have been seeing these boots pop up a lot lately on blogs and they are gorgeous!
I want to own a Foley and Corinna bag one day and I am loving the rose gold accessories recently.


Of course I am linking this outfit over at Long Distance Loving and her Friday Fancies feature!

back to school

Be sure to come back on Monday when I am hosting another giveaway. Remember that twine wrapped wreath from Wednesday, yah I'll be giving one away to a lucky follower and add whatever color of flowers she desires.
 Enjoy your weekend everyone, I certainly will, I am off to a Padres baseball game tomorrow with a free concert by Dierks Bentley afterwards my friend Michelle!! 

44 comments:

Nicole said...

totally loving that!

Lauren said...

so cute! I wish I had an excuse for a first day of school outfit every year!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Perfect outfit. I am especially loving the yellow cardigan AND the boots of course :) Happy Friday Meg!

CALLIE said...

I have been seeing those boots everywhere too... I die!! Us girls can dream, right?? O, if they weren't so expensive.

Aimee said...

Love the boots and that red bag! I think that is so cool that your mom made a first day of school cake for you growing up. I might do that one day with my own kids for them to have something to look forward to after the first day! Seriously I think that is a brilliant idea!

Whitney Ellen said...

Tori Burch BOOTS?! I just died and went to heaven!

Kathleen said...

Lol Even when I was in college I could have a "first day of school outfit". Listen to me, I make it sound as if its been years since I've had a first day of school, when really this is the first year I WONT be having a first day of school. And I'm not as excited about it as I thought I would be. Go figure. Great outfit! Def first day of school appropriate! Have a great weekend Meg!

ashley said...

tall flat boots are my favorite in the fall :)

amy b.s. said...

those boots are too fantastic. i have similar ones and adore them.

navy and orange said...

love the watch~!

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Alexis @bloomedinjune said...

i LOVE the rose gold!

TaraMixandMatch said...

Love this outfit that you put together! I've been eying up that Anthro dress, and love how you chose to pair it with a mustard cardi

Jen said...

What a cute post! I love my Kors watch you have in the pic and love those Tory Birch boots. That mustard cardigan is the perfect color addition to the dress.

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Miss V said...

Love everything about this look!! Now I want it!! If only I could afford it ha! Following you back lady! xo

Mo Pie, Please said...

I really like this! I'm so into mustard colored tops now!

Stephanie said...

What a fabulous outfit!!! How fun that your mom would make a back to school treat! I love that idea! I'm going to 'like' your outfit now!

Brianna said...

I'm loving those boots! And i love Foley and Corinna bags! Very cute outfit!

Cathy said...

Those boots and dress are fabulous! And I might have to borrow that "first day of school cake" idea down the line.

Have a great weekend!

Pamela said...

cute outfit!! Have fun at the Dierks Bentley concert!! He is so much fun :)

Camylla Leonardi said...

What a perfect outfit! Love everything about it!

kira said...

My mom always did the first day of school photo too. Every year there was a picture of us standing in the yard, holding our back packs.

annahita said...

adorable outfit, love that cardigan and bag!

birdie to be said...

Love this outfit! Those boot & that dress are adorable!

Simply LKJ said...

The first day was all about the outfits! I am in love with those Tory boots, but like you about choked on the price tag.

Susan said...

Ahhh you'll love Dierks!! I saw him in May and he was absolutely FANTASTIC! I'm so jealous of you Meg! Enjoy your weekend!

natasha {schue love} said...

I definitely love those boots! So so beautiful!

Meggan of Lila Grace said...

Really cute outfit Meg! Love the sweater and bag with that cute dress! Your mom is so sweet to make you a first day of school dessert - I love traditions like that :) Have a great weekend!

Becca {A Blonde's Logic} said...

Those boots are perfect! Have fun at the concert!!

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Kara {A Little Bit of Lovely} said...

This post is torture!! I love, love, love those TB boots & F&C bag (gorgeous color) and I have been in love with that rose colored MK watch forever (I just drooled over it at Becca's blog too - ha) Have a great weekend xo

Bestie said...

love it!

and i've been fretting over what my three year old is going to wear her first day of school for several weeks now. luckily my son is going to wear a uniform but that hasn't stopped me from organizing and RE-organizing all his pieces on a daily basis

Kelsey said...

I always wished for a uniform i high school :) I LOVE that cardigan. It makes the rest of the outfit totally pop. Adorable.

Syrious said...

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Stephanie said...

What a cute outfit. I want those boots now!

A back to school cake? That's the best idea ever. I'm totally doing that for my kids! :)

Amanda said...

the sweet treat after the first day of school is so precious! i really want to remember that when i have little ones. very precious!

alissa {33shadesofgreen} said...

Love that outfit Meg - especially the boots and yellow sweater. Such a fun tradition that your Mom made a cake on the first day of school!

Breeanna @ a brilliant melody said...

I always loved getting new outfits for a new school year. And yes, we had to take photos right before we went to school too.

I wanted to go to that ball game and see Dierks Bently. I live in SD too! Hope it was fun!

Erika Lee Sears said...

such a cute outfit- i think that sweater will be so wearable through out the year.

Jess said...

Loving that first day of school outfit! Maybe I will have to steal it when my first day of school starts!!!!

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

i love this outfit!! the bag and the boots are amazing :)


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Val said...

Great outfit and I truly need those boots.

Happiness and Hydrangeas said...

loving the outfit you put together!

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

I am absolutely in love with this outfit, too! The boots and the yellow cardigan are calling my name! And Dierks, oh I am so jealous! Hope it was great!

Marian said...

Love this look!! Especially the yellow cardigan and the boots!! Swwwooooon

Holly said...

I love that yellow cardigan! You picked great colors to pair together!