Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Back-to-School Wardrobe

So, I really, really, really wanted to buy some new work clothes this weekend.  There is just something about going back to school with some new togs or a new pair of shoes that just gears me up for the new year.  Unfortunately, after 3 hours of slogging through the mall, Target, Old Navy, and TJMaxx, I came out with a spiced latte candle and some new Olay 7effects+serum...but nothing else.  I was disappointed, but every time I came across something cute, I couldn't quite figure out what I would wear it with or how it would exactly fit into my wardrobe.  As a consolation, I decided to go through my closet and see if I could put together a few outfits for this week and from there decide what I still needed...interestingly enough, 1.5 hours and 14 outfits later, I realized that I need NOTHING.  In fact, I have so many clothes that I put together 14 outfits with no repeats and still have clothing left over...talk about a wake up call.  What I realized (aside from how blessed I am) is that having outfits put together for the next three weeks  is going to make my life extremely organized...I get to wake up, grab a hanger, add some shoes and accessories and head out the door.  So Exciting!!!

So anyway, here's a shot of my outfit organization:

14 hangers, each with a bottom and top...some with accessories
And here is my outfit-of-choice for the 1st day of school (capris - Old Navy, Shirt - Hollister, Shoes - Target, Necklace - Charlotte Russe, Watch - Michael Kors...it was my birthday present from Chris Hottie)

Don't judge the fact that I took a bathroom selfie like a teenager
I highly encourage the outfit-on-a-hanger system.  I came across it by accident, but I'm so excited about how organized I feel.  Speaking of organization, check out thecurlyclassroom.blogspot.com today, they have a link-up of classroom tours...it's such a great way to get new ideas!  Have a great day!


  1. My boyfriend doesn't understand how I can stand in front of my full walk-in closet (he gets to use the other one) and complain that I have nothing to wear. I just get sick of my clothes. If money grew on trees, I would love to start over! :)

  2. Thanks so much for the shout out and linking up with us!

  3. Cute outfit!!! Wish I could pull off boat shoes!!! :)

    Tales of Teaching in Heels

  4. I love that outfit! Have you tried thredup.com? It's all name-brand, used-but-top-notch clothing. On a teacher's salary, my money goes a lot further there.

    I'm hosting a teaching linky party, Better Together. I'd love for you to join us! The link-up begins today and extends through next Saturday. http://mprintblog.blogspot.com/search/label/Better%20Together