Monday, August 23, 2010

Happy First Day of School!

Today is the first day of school. Summer is officially over and it is back to the daily grind. I'm excited for a new school year, but it is always hard coming back after a long break. Luckily there are a few things that are brightening my day this morning!

I am wearing a pretty Vineyard Vines dress that my husband surprised me with on Friday. He knows that a new first day of school outfit is a must!

I also have a new monogrammed lunch bag courtesy of Simply Bags. The bag is black quilted fabric with kiwi thread and is the perfect size for someone who brings breakfast and lunch to work. The inside is insulated and there are two outside pockets. If you are in the market for a new bag (tote, beach, diaper, laptop, etc.), check out Simply Bags!
Disclaimer: I was sent a free sample of this product. Click here for more information.

The first day of school also brings back fond memories of the days when I was in school. During elementary and middle school, my mom, brother, and I would walk over to my aunt's house for a special first day of school breakfast with my cousins. My aunt would make Belgian waffles (which I always topped with cherries) or french toast, which was such a treat for all of us. I really hope to have some kind of tradition like this for my future made the first day of school extra special!


  1. That's one cute lunch bag! I need one of those, since people always seem to muster through the fridge at work and eat what's not theirs.

    Have a great day at school! Up here we don't start until after Labor Day weekend.

  2. Have a great first day back!

  3. You & I have such different styles, yet someone I always find myself envious of the clothing & accessories photos you post. You have such good taste! Love this dress. Guess your hsuband does, too. :)

    Happy first day!

  4. Cute bag! And I LOVE your dress!
    I cannot beleive school has started already...

  5. What an adorable back to school outfit, you look great! Have a wonderful school year!! xoxo

  6. I go back tomorrow! Got to find a good first day outfit myself!

    All the best for a great year!

    Chelsea Gwynne

  7. That dress is on my wishlist. I am so jealous! Hope you had a great first day :)

  8. for all who are reading-- Saw the dress live and Always a Northerner did it justice.. She looked gorgeous! xo