It’s been four years since I graduated from college and yet I don’t think I’ll ever grow out of that back-to-school mentality. September always feels like a bit of a clean slate, a chance to buckle down after a few months of summer fun, and a reason to reinvest in wardrobe staples that will carry me through the next two seasons. Today’s outfit features items I have worn or will wear dozens of times in my daily life and on the blog: the perfect striped button-down (fitted, but not clingy), my favorite clutch, my go-to skinny jeans, and a great pair of pointed toe flats. I topped it off with a new tortoiseshell necklace that was a little outside my comfort zone (um, the word “choker” isn’t really in my lexicon) but that I love in person.
Do you love back-to-school season as much as I do? What’s been your favorite fall buy so far?
One of the projects I’m most excited to tackle in our new house is wallpapering our powder room. When I was in high school, I babysat for a family with black and white toile wallpaper in their powder room and always thought it was such a fun and unexpected detail. Since we painted all our walls white before we moved in, I think the powder room off our living room is the perfect spot for a pop of color and pattern!
I love the green trellis and little blue chairs! Here are a few of the wallpaper options I’m loving that I think might work for us.
Do you have a favorite?!
I can’t tell you how excited I am that fall is finally in sight. I don’t think I could have prepared myself for how hot this first summer in Dallas would be but let’s just say it surpassed my expectations. (Though I’d still take a Texas summer over zero degree winters on the east coast!)
As I’m sure you’ve noticed if you’ve read Design Darling for a while, I’m definitely most comfortable in skinny jeans. If the occasion doesn’t call for a dress or skirt, chances are I’m wearing jeans. I’ve amassed quite the collection of skinny jeans over the years, from my shoestring budget college days (when I swore by these) to the occasional splurge now (these are my current favorite pair) in my mid-twenties. I really don’t think it’s possible to own too many pairs of flattering denim so I’ve gone back to some of my favorite outfit posts to share my very favorite pairs!
I threw in that flared pair at the end just in case you’re not a big skinny jeans fan. 😉 I hope that helps with your fall shopping!
P.S. Looking back through your own blog archives? Terrifying. Posting pictures of yourself on the internet really doesn’t get easier with age…!