It’s hard to believe the school year is almost upon us! Since I split my time between teaching and IT work for my school, I’ve been working all summer long. However, there’s such a sense of change as we ramp up for the students to return and make preparations.
While I am the biggest proponent of buying clothes for sheer happiness and have trouble resisting a good sale on basics, I find that I have less disposable income lately to spend on buying new clothes. Part of this is due to exciting life things (a great vacation, being maid of honor in my best friend’s wedding), part is due to the not-so-fun incidentals of life (TMJ treatment not covered by insurance, a fender bender), and part is just my mentality and desire to save.
Regardless, I will not be buying very many new clothes this year for school, if any at all. Instead, I will be attempting to more purposefully repurpose the many things in my closet. With some determination and thought, I’m sure that you can do the same and have a just-like-new wardrobe without much effort!
Here are my three outfits for inspiration, and some insight into their planning:
The biggest bonus of all is the length - both this dress and the Julia dress (my other favorite) easily come to my knee, which as a tall girl who teaches at a religious school but still wants to be stylish, makes a world of difference. I found out about LuLaRoe from a fellow teacher (Lisa R. in fact!) and the Facebook parties and groups are fairly easy to join and participate in!
Whether you’re buying yourself a new outfit for the first day of school, thrifting to find that perfect budget steal, or repurposing your summer clothes to fit the fall, I want to wish everyone a wonderful school year!
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