Dress: Billabong Denim Vest: Forever 21 Booties: 'Kalayla Studded Cowboy Ankle Boot' - Target (on super clearance!) Bracelet: Forever 21 These pictures were taken a few weeks ago when it still felt like summer. Now, there's a definite chill in the air. Yesterday evening was especially frigid and I blasted the heat in my car after dinner with the boy. Boo. Fall is officially here. Teaching has been going well. I'm finally starting to get into the groove of things and really getting to know my kids. They are a pretty great group and I find myself laughing at their silly antics daily. The one thing I'm not excited about? Teaching the science unit. Guys, I am terribly afraid of bugs. They really creep me out. So of course, what 4th grade teacher gets the bug unit during rotations? Me. Of course. The giant beetles arrived Wednesday and I swear, since then, I've had nightmares. Okay, so maybe they aren't giant, but at least the size of my thumb, and they really creep me out. Science rotations start next week, so I have a few days left to psych myself up about holding them. Ughhhh. I have to do this all why pretending to be totally excited and not afraid. Not sure how I'm going to get through the lesson where I have to duct tape a string and paper clips to them to see how much they can pull...it should be interesting though. Anyways, enough about bugs. I've had this dress for at least 2 years, and I still adore it. I paired it with a denim vest and black ankle booties for a humid September day, but plan on wearing it soon with a thick sweater, tights and riding boots for a chilly October day. There is nothing better than a versatile dress that can be worn multiple ways. A girl's closet staple. Get the Look Don't forget!! Enter the Monica's Closet Essentials Giveaway for a chance to win a $100 or $50 gift card to spend at Monica's Closet Essentials! Enter here!