Hello there, September! There has been a lot of “back to school” talk in my Facebook feed this week and if I’m being honest, I’m having total back to school envy. I used to love spending the last few weeks of summer plotting out and shopping for my first day of school outfit. It had to be perfect!
Since September is just another normal month for us working gals, I decided I still deserved to treat myself to a few back to work goodies. Like the Madewell Transport Tote (pictured above) — I fell for this tote’s classic shape, perfect shade and real leather. Way better than any student’s JanSport backpack, right?
Scroll down to see more recent purchases, which are a mix of fall and summer items — the benefits of these in-between season months!
Since it’s currently 90 degrees outside, it seems like the perfect opportunity to add a puffer vest to my closet! Sure, I may not wear this beauty for another month or so, but JCrew Factory was having a huge sale on their famous puffers, so I snagged one in a goes-with-everything color. Tip: sign up for JCrew Factory’s email list — they are always announcing new sales to their email subscribers first.
After an in depth discussion with my friend about our excitement for fall lipsticks (hi Sydney!), I decided to pick up a deep berry color of my favorite Maybelline ColorSensational Lipcolor from CVS. Dramatic and affordable!
While I’m stoked about my new cozy vest and darker lipstick, I’m still holding on to summer a little bit longer! My family is headed to the beach this month so I snagged this super chic, super flattering (hello ruching) one-piece from Nordstrom.
Check out the rest of my “back to school” purchases below. Happy September!
1. Madewell Transport Tote | 2. Old Navy Plaid Tunic | 3. Maybelline Lipcolor | 4. Aerie Sunnie Pushup Bra c/o | 5. JCrew Factory Puffer Vest | 6. Ann Taylor Mesh Dress | 7. Essie Nail Color | 8. JCrew Factory Necklace | 9. La Blanca Sandbar Swimsuit