Friday, August 8, 2014

Ikat Wait for School to Start Back


Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by J.Jill. As a member of the J.Jill Life Stylers, I received a dress for review. All opinions are my own, as always.

If I look tired in these photos, there's a good reason--- school started back yesterday and I am really dragging. I've been going full-speed since Monday, and I really feel like I am about to drop. I'm trying to juggle all this stuff at once, and not doing it successfully. Each year I get so stressed out when school starts back; I feel like I'm starting my first day of high school over and over again, like Bill Murray in Groundhog's Day. It's really ironic because I hated high school so much, and sometimes I wonder why I torture myself by going back! 



Yet, I go back again, every single time! Naturally my favorite part of going back to school is finding the perfect outfit for the occasion, and when J.Jill contacted me and offered me a piece from their Ikat collection, I couldn't resist this breezy linen dress. There's something so classic about black and white, and the Ikat pattern  was different then anything else I own. I paired it with a bright turquoise cardigan to keep me warm in our sub-zero lunch room, but by the time I took photos after school, the temperature was nearly 100 degrees, so that cardigan didn't make the pics!

Dress= c/o J.Jill, currently unavailable, other printed linen dresses here , here, and here
Wedge Sandals- Kohl's(old, similar here)
Necklace- Premier Designs (Similar here)

Here's hoping I can continue to be all smiles next week, as I get to know this new crop of students and navigate my way through my new creative writing class. Hopefully, I won't fall asleep at 7 o'clock anymore, passing out from pure exhaustion!

8 comments:

Katie Frost said...

Love it! You look beautiful!

Katie Frost said...

I love it without the cardigan but with that necklace - stunning! hope your second week back is slightly less tiring (I hope mine is at least!!)

Katie Frost said...

Your hair has grown out so lovely! I love the long necklace, it draws your eye down and gives and long, lean look.
-Ash
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

Katie Frost said...

I would never have thought of pairing black and white with turquoise! It looks magnificent! I've used red, gold.. turquoise made the colors POP! Thank you for sharing your day with us. Hang in there with your Students! You make ALL the difference. I worked for our local School Dist for 24 yrs. LOVED the Students, and I miss the Great days, and there were so many! Much love, keep looking beautiful! <3

Katie Frost said...

You look fantastic in that dress! Good luck with the coming school year!....Our kids don't go back until Sept. 2, meaning that we return on the 25th for inservices. It'll be a great year!

Katie Frost said...

Wow, I can't believe you've already been back at school for a couple weeks now! I start new teacher workshop at my new school tomorrow, but kiddos don't start until the day after Labor Day! I really love your first day of school outfit - that dress looks wonderful on you, and I like the print a lot too. Does it get super wrinkly? Also, I can't get over how adorable your hair is looking. I loved it in the pixie, but this might be my favorite look on you! It's darling!!

Katie Frost said...

Love the print on that dress and your new hair color! Looks fab on you bliend! :)
Here's to a great school year!

Katie Frost said...

Katie, I hadn't visited your site in a while (my internet is limited), and when I came back today, I was blown away by how great your hair looks! I love the cut and color. And the outfit in this post is adorable on you. Just had to tell you.

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