Though I have not gone "back to school" in 8 years, I couldn't resist a Back to School themed post for this week after I snagged this paint palette Mari dress by Bernie Dexter earlier this summer during one her big sales.
I still had a gift card from last year's birthday and since my Kelly dress in this print (the white version) no longer fit, I decided to replace it with the black version in a slightly different cut.
When I received it, I immediately thought of Back to School (I was in the midst of organizing a backpack drive at work) and knew I needed to pose among a sea of school buses.
I mean, where ELSE would I go?
I love Bernie Dexter's Mari dresses. The wide collar, the zip front, the sleeveless style. It's perfection for the summer and very easy to pair with a cropped cardigan during colder months. And while I loved my previous Kelly version with the different colors, I really love these bold primary colors and how they pop against the black fabric.
Part of me misses the start of a new school year - I used to LOVE moving back into the dorms when I was in college. I loved setting up my new dorm room, unpacking all my stuff the way I wanted it, and getting ready for the new year.
I don't miss the actual school element of it though. I often joke that you couldn't pay me enough to go back to school. I don't miss my high school or college days like that. I did it once and that was enough for me.
While the social parts bring me nostalgia, I am A-OK not writing anymore boring papers and sitting in 90 minute long classes.
UGH NO THANKS!
How about you guys? Does this time of year bring back any nostalgia for you?