Lately I’ve tackled a list of threads the boys needed to get them into school looking stylish. Of course, that’s the most important thing right?!
I always thought that since we had two boys back to back that the hand me down clothes would be ever flowing. That the need for shopping for Owen would never arise, and we would be set giving him the left overs. Well, I was wrong. WAY wrong! Has anyone else experienced this? Brody and Owen have two totally different body types, in totally different seasons. Brody’s clothes are lucky to be stain free, without ripping knees and missing decals.
I still have 9 bins of baby/toddler clothes to go through this week, in hopes of finding some hidden gems for Owen this school year, but I am setting my bar low.
Saving myself a lot of time, and suspected surprises that nothing fits, I ran to some of my favorite stores for the boys and stocked up on a few basics!
I learned the hard way last year – purchasing WAY to dressy clothes for school, in hopes my kid would not look like a slob every morning — and everything, I mean everything got ruined. This year I am playing it safe and aiming for comfortable, yet stylish clothes that they can not only look cool in but feel great in. Comfy t’s and athletic pants, cargo pants for days will round their school days out just right!
The shopping obviously did not stop there. Most of what was purchased up there was for Brody. All of the t-shirts, and the cargo pants. I quadrupled up on the athletic pants giving them each 2 pairs.
My next stops were Marshalls, Gap Outlet and Dicks Sporting Goods. The shoes, more athletic gear, lunch boxes….Oy. The list goes on and on!
I’ll be doing a cute little post with the boys rocking other gear I did not post. Mainly for me, because they are so stinking cute and getting so big I need to freeze time for a minute before school kicks up in ONE WEEK!
What’s on your list for back to school??