houndstooth coat, Banana Republic (similar) | dress, Goodwill (similar) | shoes, Vince Camuto via TJ Maxx (also adorable) | pearl stud earrings, purchased at jewelry market in Taipei | handbag, Marc by Marc Jacobs (similar)

Good morning, friends! I hope your week is off to a good start. My Monday began with plenty of time to get ready instead of rushing around, enough time to hit Starbucks for a Venti drip and breakfast sandwich (what a treat!), and arriving to work early, which always makes me feel like a rockstar. (I love being early, despite how little this actually happens.) While walking down the halls to and fro from the copy room, a coworker friend of mine said, “You look so presidential today.” I can’t say I’ve ever been told that before! Maybe it was the navy dress with crisp white trim. Maybe it was the pear stud earrings. Maybe it was the pointy sensible flats with tassel details. Half back hair? Regardless, I’ll take it.

This dress cracks me up. It was another lucky find at the Capitol Hill Goodwill, where apparently all my thrifting chi lives. I get so lucky in there! This dress cost a whopping $5, perfect for this teacher on a budget, and the day I found it I found three sweet dresses I couldn’t live without. I love it when that happens.

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