Breton Stripes & Bows

Miu Miu Mulberry Smythe Boden 19“Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary.”
— Warren BennisMiu Miu Mulberry Smythe Boden 6Miu Miu Mulberry Smythe Boden 5Miu Miu Mulberry Smythe Boden 10Miu Miu Mulberry Smythe Boden 18 Miu Miu Mulberry Smythe Boden 3Miu Miu Mulberry Smythe Boden 7Miu Miu Mulberry Smythe Boden 16Miu Miu Mulberry Smythe Boden 12 Miu Miu Mulberry Smythe BodenMiu Miu Mulberry Smythe Boden 11SHOP THE LOOK:

Blazer – Smythe (in white, in black|| TopBoden || Jeans – Asos || Mules – Miu Miu (Pumps|| Tote – Mulberry ‘Willow’ || Sunglasses – Le Specs || Jewelry – J. Crew Bangle (similar), J Crew Necklace (similar|| Nails – Chanel No. 18 ‘Rouge Noir’ (similar|| Lips – MAC in Burgundy + MAC in ‘Good to be Bad’ (similar)

Photos courtesy of beautiful Katharine

Can you believe it’s already time to go ‘back to school’?

While I certainly have grown beyond the school year tempo as an adult, every September I still always find myself planning back-to-school outfits. I suppose after you do it for 22 years, it’s a hard habit to break!

One of my favorite school year staples has always been a classic breton stripe tee and simple blazer so every September I inevitably find myself gravitating towards those pieces. This outfit really is just a fun new update on one of my most popular outfits from last year.

And how much do you love these beautiful bow mules?! Decidedly unacademic (can you imagine walking down hallways in these?), ultra-feminine, seriously comfortable, and perfect for lending a little Parisienne chic to such a simple look. I managed to find them for a pittance at Nordstrom Rack a few weeks ago and have wanted to wear them practically every day since.

What were some of your favorite ‘back to school’ pieces?

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