Does he walk around all day at school with his feet inside your shoes?

As the summer winds down we start to think of Autumn, and for some school.  Not that this is something I consciously think about, although with this post I realized I have not been school shopping in ten years.  And can I just say, it is crazy to believe that I started my senior year of high school in 2006.

I am however, all about A/W fashion, new notebooks, and big bags to hold it all.  Over the next few weeks I am going to share my top picks to make the 2016-2017 school year the best year yet, whether your in high school or college.

I will start this off with stationary.  When I was a student I was all about composition books, they are classic, easy and inexpensive.  Now they come in more patterns and colours than ever.  And any 90s girl remembers Lisa Frank stationary.  From trapper keepers to folders, pencil cases, and stickers, there was a character for everyone, and man, were they cute!  I also almost exclusively write in pen, and have since about the sixth of seventh grade.  I am a black ink gal, and I always have been.  I feel it’s easier for filling out forms, and the like.

  1. Notebooks – Here and Here
  2. Stickies – Here
  3. Pens – Here and Here
  4. Pencils – Here You know for those standardized tests and when teachers are really particular, you know in the not treating you as a person kind of way…
  5. Binders – Here
  6. Bags – Here and Here As a kid I was more into the messenger bag scene, but these bags are really adorable.  And now that I think about it, way more practical.

Writing the post makes my feel incredibly old.  Even more, because at the bank I open a lot of accounts for kids who never had bank accounts before.  And they are so young, it makes me think about my high school days.  And how even 14-15 years ago it was very different for me than it is for kids now.  Stay tuned for some A/W fashions and a more in depth look at bag options!  And on that note, it’s time to end!

All for now,

–Kiki–

 

Title from: The Calendar Hung Itself by Bright Eyes

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Baby do you like my sweater?

My twenty-sixth birthday has come and gone… September is winding down, autumn is fast approaching, wool and tartan are all that is on my mind, and PSL are every girls dream.

My birthday was awesome! (For once I had a great day!) I had lunch at my favourite restaurant The Beekman Arms, in Rhinebeck, NY. For anyone in the area who is not in the know, drop what you are doing and go there now! Not only is it a Historical Landmark, but the food is amazing. Then I went down to Woodbury Commons for some shopping. I picked up some things from J.Crew and Calvin Klein. More on my haul later…

Let’s talk a bit about Autumn and the wonderful world of FW14. Autumn is my favourite season for fashion. If I could wear wool, tartan, khakis, and sweaters all year I would be one happy girl. This season I am excited to wear my flea market find in a million– the Equipment blouse, it’s a great neutral Navy/Cream collar with Hot Pink cuffs. I want to wear it with everything… Even if it won’t match… That’s how much I love this blouse. I also want to wear a lot of monochromatic ensembles i.e. Burgundy on Burgundy, Navy on Navy, Grey on Grey… endless possibilities. I have incorporated some of my latest Woodbury haul already: J. Crew: Blouse, Button UpPants, Sweater, Sweater, Sweater, Dress, Skirt. I’ve worn everything new except for the charcoal skirt. I plan to wear in with either the cream blouse or the hounds-tooth sweater. On top of all of my worn in, loved heavily, tried and true autumn clothing. I love my nightwatch tartan trousers from last autumn from Ann Taylor Loft, my J. Crew Hounds-tooth Boy Blazer (also last year), Navy Ralph Lauren dress (the price was so good, I felt like I stole it) {Also very Kate Middleton esque}, Nude Nine West pumps, DM pumps from two years ago, Halogen cashmere sweater from last winter (also a steal at under $50.00)… Or any of my other 40 some odd sweaters that I have been accumulating since I was in high school (when I thought that dressing like what we would now refer to as a hipster was cool, you know suspenders, ties, cardigans over slogan tees and big black or tortoise shell glasses finished off with chuck taylors). I also want to accessorize more, I have been wearing my watch daily… Not that I need to, with the fact that I sit at a computer all day. I try to wear earrings, for some reason lately every time I do my right ear bleeds, a lot, like scabs over and I need to wait a couple of days before I shove an earring back in my ear. What’s weird about that is I have had my ears pierced for twenty years. Wow, I can say that something has happened in my life twenty years ago… Now I feel old. And on that note it’s time to end…

All for now,
Kiki

Title from: Sadie Hawkins Dance by Relient K