As my mom would say, I'm a day late and a dollar short on Everybody, Everywear once again - but I say better late than never! I had totally forgotten to look to see what the theme was before yesterday and then once I saw it was "back to school" I wanted to do an outfit because I thought it would be fun! So, here is my back to school look!
I went for a preppy look, plaid button shirt and khaki skirt. Truth be told though - I wouldn't have worn this to school back in the day. When I was little, I loved wearing dresses and skirts. I stopped wearing them somewhere around 4th grade though. Then I entered a hideous phase I'd love to forget called "oversized shirts with leggings or bike shorts". Oh 1990's. By the time I was in about seventh grade I was into more jeans and t-shirts/sweatshirts or flannels (still the 90s) and that was my uniform more or less through high school. I was just a casual girl for the most part, somewhat frumpy, no nicer way of saying it. I'm not saying I was Josie Grossie, but style just wasn't that big to me back then! But hey, I still got the boy - the Pants Monkey was my high school sweetheart, we started dating our sophomore year. Still, I'd love to go shake my 16 year old self and tell her that denim overalls are just not that awesome. Man I wish I could show you guys some pictures. I'll have to see what I can do to scan some in at some point!
So anyway, if I could go back in time, I'd encourage my teenage self to wear something like this on the first day of school. It's simple, chic and comfy! Ban the baggy sweatshirts Teenage Bethie! Just say no! He he.
Were you stylish in school or did you choose comfort over style like me?
Shirt - Mossimo, Target
Skirt - Old Navy
Shoes - DSW
Necklace - S&D
Bracelet - Bead for Life