Monday, August 29, 2011

back to school & keepin it cool.

striped top - thrfted
pleated skirt - thrifted
vintage belt - thrifted
necklace - handmade by ME!
suede wedges via eBay
So today is Justin's first day of school for the fall semester, and can I just say, this is the first time in living memory that I have not been going back to school. 

I'm seriously having an out-of-body experience. I think I'm in denial.

I love sitting in a class for the first time, going over the course topics. Cracking open a book that still has that new book smell. You know what I mean; the smell of knowledge that only comes from a new textbook, you almost can feel yourself getting smarter just by smelling the thing.

Ok, maybe not. But still. 
I love learning. I think I'm going to miss school.


ps. Can I just tell you how much I am loving pleats?! SO MUCH? (I only yell at you viraly when it is really, really true)

Don't forget, today is the last day to ENTER THE GIVEAWAY. (goodness, so much shouting going on in this post)


just enough foolishness said...

I love the new book smell too! I love it way more than the new car smell- priorities, I guess. :) You know what's funny? I've been out of school for 3 years, and now I'm heading back to grad school (orientation is THIS Thursday). I can't believe it. I'm going to get reacquainted with that new book, fill-me-up-with-knowledge, smell, and I'm all a-jitter with excitement and nerves.

Lonestarcasie said...

Love your necklace. Try this for weird. My oldest daughter is starting school this year. What???

Laura and Adam said...

Heather how often do you go to thrift stores? Do you hit up multiple ones? Hope you're doing well and enjoy your time NOT in school! Miss ya :)

madison avenue said...

you dont have to go to school...and youre sad??? um im confused! haha i just started school last week...nuf said. but at least im doing concurrent enrollment, so i get some college credit at the same time as high school credit which is awesome! oh and im loving pleats too! i really really really want a pleated skirt! time to go thrifting! haha

Meg {henninglove} said...

lovely outfit! i love the pop of color with your necklace and stripes all about the stripes this season!

P! said...

I'll never miss school, but I will miss the new textbook smell you refer to. Oh, and the brand-new, freshly-sharpened pencils and, of course, the clean, white notebook pages. Gotta focus on some good, right? P.S. Those pleats are definitely working for you!

Megs said...

i'm so jealous of your pleated skirt!! i have been wanting one FOREVER and keep scouring thrift stores in search of one. totally jealous...

and i totally understand what you mean about school. i don't really know what to do with myself now!! (oh yeah, i have a baby... but still!)