The Fashion Magpie Plaid Blazer

School Ties.

I’ve been in major back-to-school shopping mode, possibly because I walk by a Bed Bath & Beyond on Broadway almost every day, observing busloads of college kids (did I look that young going into freshman year, too?) streaming in and out all the live long day.  Oh the fun and nerves of shopping for your dorm room and planning what you’ll wear that first day back on campus!  I will be attending a couple of open houses for mini over the coming weeks and it’s given me an excuse to browse for a few items myself.  I would love to wear a dress like this ($70!), this, or this with some sharp flats for the occasion.  (I recently snagged these, but they might be a little too extra?  Will probably opt for Chanel flats instead, or, depending on the dress and whether I’ve bought them yet, those kitten heel boots!)  I love the look of the chic pea above, too — she’s nailing a couple of major fall trends, including the soon-to-be-ubiquitous glen plaid blazer (get the look for a steal with this!) and a jewel-tone accent color (I love these in the goldenrod color or these in emerald, but these promise to be practical and comfortable, and I love that racer stripe along the heel!).  Below, a couple of my top picks, whether you’re heading back to school yourself, sitting in the pick-up-line, or attending an open house for your own minis…

+iPhone case.

+My favorite pens (ultra fine point!  I buy them by the box.)

+Ganni Fenn coat.  (More epic fall coats here.)

+Aquazzura croc loafers.

+Clare Vivier tote.  For the record, I think this is the most practical and elegant school bag if you’re actually toting a laptop — it’s structured and will stand up straight!

+Heart-print dress ($70!)

+My favorite notebooks.  (Get the gridded/graph paper style!)

+Golden Goose sneakers (50% off!!!)

+Monogrammed racer stripe pouch.

+Rebecca Taylor jeans.

+Glen plaid blazer ($50!)

+Ruffle-neck eyelet top.

+Rollneck sweater.  Love the green color!  Also love this cable knit style.

+Heavily discounted Aquazzura mules in the most fun colors.

P.S.  More fall finds and my favorite purchases of 2018.

P.P.S.  When was the last time you broke curfew?

P.P.P.S.  Some hearfelt musings on reading.

6 Comments

  1. I love this time of year! I have to say, more power to you for navigating the Manhattan private school scene. I’m glad we’re on the North Shore, which is much MUCH easier!! Looking back, I’m so impressed that my mom m managed that gauntlet with two children–even in the early 90s it was tough to get your child into the right daycare, the right preschool, then the right school… I’m wishing you all the best luck navigating the open houses!!!!

  2. Oh, how I love this time of year — back-to-school time gives me all of the crisp, fresh vibes! I am admittedly behind the eight-ball when it comes to refreshing my autumn wardrobe, and this post has so many good options. I’d love a glen plaid blazer and I’m loving those spidery mules as well! And you can’t go wrong with Leuchtturm notebooks and Le Pens!

  3. Obsessing over the glen plaid blazers for fall. Saw so many stylish ladies rocking the golden goose sneaks at US Open this weekend. I’m finally going to have to pull the trigger!

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