50 Shades of Pink
As summer vacation comes to an end, students get excited for the first few days of school (from my experience, mostly for the social aspect). Teachers welcome the new year with excitement, parents are overjoyed to get their kiddos out of the house, and the rest of us in limbo (aka the “young adults” who are no longer in school, and don’t have any offspring to send off to school) welcome less traffic during the day, yet dread getting stuck behind a school bus on our commute to and from work.
With that comes the flood of back-to-school pictures on my Facebook feed. And let me tell ya, I love back-to-school pictures! I love going through all my friends’ and familys’ back-to-school photos and seeing all the sweet & funny photos (mostly the funny ones, because, tbh, I l-o-v-e the funny ones, but don’t we all), and remembering my own fond memories.
Since I’m no longer in school (and basically I like to still think I’m a child at heart, call me Peter Pan, cause I’m not growing up), and I love those back-to-school photos, I’m just going to pretend these are my back-to-school photos. Or should I say back-to-work photos…? Regardless, of what you want to call it, I would like to present my *back-to-school* photos. Haleigh Belle: class of 2017, baby!
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Huge shout out to Emilie with Emilie Anne Photography for the beautiful photos!
This was a fun outfit, I loved all the bright colors, and accessorizing this outfit with pink accents – one of my most absolute favorite colors.
When picking out this outfit, I really wanted something bright and bold, yet nothing overwhelmingly crazy. And TBF …to be fair, this outfit in a way, reminds me of my relaxed, yet exciting and fun personality.
The bright, abstract print on the shirt beautifully compliments the contrasting solid black skirt, which in turn makes this outfit a great end of summer/early fall look. Now don’t get me wrong, this top is incredibly versatile, and you could easily style it year-round to fit with each season. Just imagine how lit this outfit would be in the spring with a bold blue trouser or bright, solid-colored pleated skirt. Pair it with a black blazer and scarf, some black skinny jeans, and you have a super presh mid-winter look.
As you can see, I really wanted to make this outfit feel late-summer, which is why I chose to add the solid black skirt to ground the colors, and top it off (almost like sprinkles on top of ice cream – yum) with my selected color of choice, a-k-a pink, to accessorize all over. – Goodness, imagine if you were covered head-to-toe in sprinkles? What a sticky, yet super delicious mess!
This skirt is a piece I’ve had for a while. Due to it’s solid color, and relaxed look, it can easily fit every trend, every year. It was a solid buy – get it? (you better be laughing at my “dad joke”)
So what do you think? You think I’m ready for school? Err… I mean work??
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Women's Kendra Scott Dani Stone Drop Earrings • Kendra Scott • $130
Kendra Scott Alex Rose Quartz Earrings • Kendra Scott • $55
Women's Kendra Scott 'Elle' Drop Earrings • Kendra Scott • $55–65
Gunne Sax by Jessica McClintock Nora Large Clutch • $31.50
Ted Baker London Textured Bar Faux Leather Crossbody Bag - Pink • Ted Baker • $159
GUCCI GG Marmont quilted-leather cross-body bag • Gucci • $1,300
Saint Laurent 'Monogram' Leather Clutch - Pink • Saint Laurent • $1,245
SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Trance Satin Point Toe Bow Pumps • Sarah Jessica Parker • $395
Christian Louboutin - Decoltish 100 Suede Pumps - Pastel pink • Christian Louboutin • $675
Jessica Simpson Claudette • Jessica Simpson • $44.99–62.99
Hazel Pointed Toe Heel • Sam Edelman • $60–140
Yaro Ankle Strap Sandal • Sam Edelman • $60–120
Nine West - Flax High Heels • Nine West • $62.99–69
The Nudist Sandal • Stuart Weitzman • $398–415
H&M Jersey Skirt • H&M • $5.99
BCBGMAXAZRIA Simone Banded Skirt • BCBGMAXAZRIA • $138
H&M Draped Skirt • H&M • $12.99
Madewell - Frayed Denim Mini Skirt - Black • Madewell • $80
Thalia Sodi Scuba Pencil Skirt, Created for Macy's • Thalia Sodi • $49.50
FOREVER 21+ Contemporary Floral & Birds Tee • Forever 21 • $9.90
FOREVER 21+ Contemporary Floral Print Top • Forever 21 • $14.90
Dolce & Gabbana Floral-printed cotton blouse • Dolce & Gabbana • $645
Women's 1.state Floral Print Camisole • 1 STATE • $69
ASOS Curve ASOS CURVE T-Shirt with Ruched Sleeve Detail in Abstract Print • Asos • $29
Kasper Flutter-Sleeve Pleated Blouse • Kasper • $59