Back to School Cool

It’s that time of year- back to school time!  God, I remember back to school shopping. It was awesome. I think I got like one outfit to specifically wear on the first day of school. BUT I LOVED IT!  I’d just sit and stare at my brand new clothes all pressed and neat with the tags still on. It was the best.

The thing is, I am equally excited to pick out Colin’s back to school clothes. He’s like a life size dress up doll. Sure, he’s got some opinions, but so far? He’s been loving my picks.  I knew I liked that kid.

Most of my picks are from the Gap, which I find has good quality clothes with very few cutesy sayings on them. And since the hope is that Jack will eventually wear these as well, I am learning to steer away from the cheaper stores where I might be able to buy more but the clothes start to fall apart, or fade really quickly. I get a lot of stuff on sale days, and the sale section can’t be beat, especially when they are offering an additional percentage off.

Bottom Line: You can’t go wrong with classic basics: Puffer Vests, Baseball Tee, Converse One Stars, an Oxford and a Bright Yellow Slicker. Just mix and match them with some new trends and get that kid on the bus!

back to school olio

Vest/Gray Jeans/ Jeans/ Raincoat/ Baseball Tee/ Striped Tee/ Striped Oxford/ Hi Top Boots- Gap

Rain Boots- Piperlime

Loafers- JCrew

Converse One Stars- Target

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Channeling Audrey [the Mom Uniform]

I’ll be honest: I have fallen into the yoga-pant-t-shirt-sneakers uniform since becoming a mom.  And I’ll go one step further and tell you: It’s. Not. Cute. So I’ve been looking around trying to sort out the easiest way to make myself presentable to the outside world.  And I think I’ve found the inspiration I need- Garanimals.  Just kidding.  I need to channel Audrey Hepburn.  Duh, winning.

And I also discovered Olioboard.  Scoreboard doesn’t lie, folks. Winning again. I’m a little (way…) late to the game, but I got there. So check it out mamas.  I present to you the Mom Uniform:

Hola Mamacita!

Git on it, ladies!

Items, clockwise:

1. Cardigan- Ann Taylor Loft

2. Earrings- Banana Republic

3. Flats- Calvin Klein

4. Slim Cropped Pants- Gap

5. Watch- Michael Kors