Graduation Dayz and School Girl Style

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 It was Graduation Week last week in Boston, which got me thinking about “School Girl Style”.  There’s something so inherently “sexy”, and even a tad bit taboo about dressing like a school-girl.  While I am glad to be beyond my school attending days, I do still like to invoke the dress code from time to time.

Today’s School Girl OOTD features a gray and white color-blocked dress from the TopShop in London.  If you haven’t experienced the flagship store of TopShop in London, you are really missing out.  Housed right in the middle of the famous Regent Street, the store has at least 5 levels and features a section for finely curated vintage, as well as a “Boutique” section that showcases up-and-coming designers, like the one behind the silk dress I am wearing today.  While I rarely wear over-sized silhouettes like this one, this dress works for me because it pairs the volume of the silhouette with a feminine ruffly skirt and sparkly green rhinestone embellishments.

I chose to accessorize this dress with vintage earrings and necklace, and the most perfect vintage conical hat from the 1960’s.  I chose tights and a handbag both in a bright shade of green. If you look closely, like my last post featuring a 1930’s OOTD (see it HERE), I chose to show this outfit styled with two different pairs of shoes:  a Gray Suede Bootie by Charlotte Russe, and the “Creeper” shoe by Modern Vice.

This dress is available for purchase (like many of the pieces featured on GingerSnaps) at  Check out the listing HERE!

Outfit Details:

Dress: TopShop Boutique, Available for Purchase HERE on

Hat: Vintage circa 1960’s

Earrings: Vintage circa 1960’s

Necklace: Vintage circa 1980’s

Ring: Vintage circa 1980’s

Handbag: Forever 21

Tights: Forever 21

Shoe: Gray Suede Bootie by Charlotte Russe; Metallic Blue “Creepers” by Modern Vice


Photography: Jennifer Young, @loveislovejennifer

Styling: Karen Weaver, @GingerSnapsNYC

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