Sunday, August 14, 2016

Shifting Gears in Shapes and Stripes

I haven't decided yet, but I am thinking about possibly wearing this striped Kate Spade dress next week for the first day of school. I might throw a cardigan over it and change up the accessories a little bit, but I think the dress would make a fantastic first impression. I usually wear a nice dress on my first day that's a little bit "fancier" than what I normally wear for the rest of the school year, so this number definitely fits the bill.  Plus, they take the photo for our school ID on the first day, so I like to have on something a little extra nice for that too!

I purchased this dress at the beginning of July at the Kate Spade outlet. I wore it a few weeks later when my husband and I went to Taix, a French restaurant located in Echo Park. There are a few things you should know about that excursion and this wall. First, this wall is not the exterior of Taix, but a very small market in Echo Park. Also, if you want to get to this market, you might find yourself driving up and down some very steep hills (seriously, the steepest pavement I've ever driven on anywhere) that will make you feel like you're on a roller coaster. Also, a lot of people come here on beer/liquor runs around 5:00 pm on a Saturday, which is when these photos were taken, so that's probably not the best time to choose to do a photo shoot! Other than those minor things, we had a nice dinner at Taix, which is only a few minutes away from the market.

As I write this, just thinking about all of the fun memories from the summer is making me a bit nostalgic and sad! I was lucky to be able to cross some things off of my things to do and see in Los Angeles list, although there's still so much I still need to get to. (I could seriously take a year long sabbatical to get through all of it! Hmmm...not a bad idea!) Overall, it was nice waking up late, exploring, and being free, but now it's time to shift gears and get back to work. Getting back into my work schedule might be difficult to grapple with, but at least I'll try to look stylish doing it!

Dress: Kate Spade
Shoes: J. Crew
Bag: Louis Vuitton Alma in Citron
Belt: Kate Spade
Necklace: J. Crew
Sunglasses: Prada


  1. Darling dress! Love where you took these pictures, too!

  2. Love this dress! It's so gorgeous and such a great silhouette. I think it's so nice you dress up for your first day of school ... kind of reminds me of being in school, I used to always dress up on the first day! Hope you have a great Monday Katie! XO -Kim

  3. That dress will make the best impression! I simply love how you styled it.

  4. That is such a cute dress. Great for the first day of school. I like that you paired it with yellow and pink here.

  5. I love that dress and it looks like a perfect first day of school dress! Summer always does go by so quickly--my husband went back to work last week and students started here this week. So crazy!

  6. This would look fabulous on the first day of school Your kids must be in awe of your fashion sense. Of course I love the bag and the bright wall. ( where are these walls?) What grade level do you teach, best wishes for the school year!
    Thanks for linking up with turning heads tuesday
    jess xx


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