Back to School (adult version)

Today is my first day of the fall semester! I actually started school this past summer, but this is the real deal. My schedule is jam-packed with what I consider my “serious” core courses – organic chemistry, biology, organic chemistry lab, and biology lab. Yikes.

I actually didn’t dress too poorly in my undergrad years, but I didn’t always put much effort into my appearance. I suspect I’ll act similarly this time around…ultimately all that really matters are my grades. But that doesn’t mean I’ll completely ignore my overall well-being! I’m older and wiser now, and dressing the part of a mature woman will help keep me sane this semester. Plus, when I look good, I feel good!

I’ve showcased some of my must-have items below, and they’re almost all tried-and-true because I actually own them!

Back to School (adult edition)

Dresses: long black dress | short-sleeve sweater dress

Make-up: Chanel eyeliner | YSL lipgloss | Tarte mascara

Jeans: skinny jeans

Sneakers: Converse

Tops: T-shirt | button-down

Coat: field jacket

Backpack: Everlane backpack

Glasses: Lulu Guinness frames

Snacks: Quest bars

What are your back-to-school must-have items?

♥ Irina


  1. September 8, 2015 / 10:04 am

    Happy first day of school!! I do not envy your schedule at all, but since I know you’re much more science minded then I am, I bet it’ll be a really exciting challenge for you.

    It’s been a long, long time since this happened, but when I was a kid, my parents would always get us a new outfit and new shoes for the first day of school. That was definitely my must-have when I was little!

    • September 8, 2015 / 6:37 pm

      Thank you!! I just returned from my first day and I can’t even explain how much I adore school. Weirdo I know 😛

      I’m totally with you…I used to love picking out a new first-day-of-school outfit through high school! College felt different because classes were all scattered (and there were hundreds of new people!), but I guess today I kind of dressed up to celebrate 🙂