I wore this outfit on the first day in the fall term, which is just about the only time that the weather (or I) permits sleevelessness in the classroom. I love this dress a) because it is not fussy but still interesting (I heart those pleats, which are also on the back of the dress, as does my dry cleaner) and b) because it was deeply discounted at an outlet in Vegas, baby. It also lends itself well to a myriad of accessories.
All of these shoes have danced with this dress at one time or another, though I wouldn’t wear the lace sling-backs to teach or conference in: London Sole, Topshop, Dune; Stuart Weitzman, Zinda; Nine West
Truth be told I don’t often wear this dress to teach in (though I have worn it a couple of times to conferences), or these shoes, but I still think of the first day of school as a kind of Sunday-go-to-meeting dressing opportunity. I accessorized this dress on the first day of school with some bicycle grease because, in a manner I should by now be accustomed to, my best laid plans to appear put together gang oft awry. My chain flew off when I flew over a pothole and I had to provide some roadside assistance to my ride.
What do you wear on the first day of school?