I’ve been in major back-to-school shopping mode, possibly because I walk by a Bed Bath & Beyond on Broadway almost every day, observing busloads of college kids (did I look that young going into freshman year, too?) streaming in and out all the live long day. Oh the fun and nerves of shopping for your dorm room and planning what you’ll wear that first day back on campus! I will be attending a couple of open houses for mini over the coming weeks and it’s given me an excuse to browse for a few items myself. I would love to wear a dress like this ($70!), this, or this with some sharp flats for the occasion. (I recently snagged these, but they might be a little too extra? Will probably opt for Chanel flats instead, or, depending on the dress and whether I’ve bought them yet, those kitten heel boots!) I love the look of the chic pea above, too — she’s nailing a couple of major fall trends, including the soon-to-be-ubiquitous glen plaid blazer (get the look for a steal with this!) and a jewel-tone accent color (I love these in the goldenrod color or these in emerald, but these promise to be practical and comfortable, and I love that racer stripe along the heel!). Below, a couple of my top picks, whether you’re heading back to school yourself, sitting in the pick-up-line, or attending an open house for your own minis…
+My favorite pens (ultra fine point! I buy them by the box.)
+Heart-print dress ($70!)
+My favorite notebooks. (Get the gridded/graph paper style!)
+Golden Goose sneakers (50% off!!!)
+Glen plaid blazer ($50!)
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