Back to School Essentials under $50

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DYING over her outfit! How cute is her little dress, hat, and glasses!

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This picture sums up our life 75% of the time. Mara teasing Wes, Wes tickling Beckam, Beckam flayling his arms from being tickled and hitting Wes, Wes upset cause he got poked, Beckam wanting to give Wes a hug because Wes is upset and Beckam just wants Wes attention all the time.  Wes not wanting his hug. Then Beckam melting down because Wes doesn’t want his love lol. Sibling love lol!

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on6DETAILS:  SLEEVELESS KNIT PENCIL DRESS (UNDER $30 – WEARING SIZE S -ALSO JUST GOT THIS STRIPED SHIRT DRESS) | TAN CARDIGAN (UNDER $40) | OLIVE SHIRT-JACKET

MARA: PATTERNED TRAPEZE DRESS (ON SALE – 40% OFF) | BOOTIES (ON SALE – 25% OFF) | GREY FELT HAT (ON SALE – 30% OFF) | GLASSES (ON SALE – 50% OFF)

WES: WHITE HENLEY (ON SALE – 30% OFF) | KHAKI DRAWSTING JOGGERS (ON SALE – 30% OFF) | HIGH-TOP SNEAKERS (ON SALE – 40% OFF)

BECKAM: BURGUNDY STRIPED TEE | HEATHER JOGGERS | HIGH-TOP SNEAKERS

School is officially in full swing. As much as I love summer break, I think a part of the kids and even myself like the routine of school. And I am sooo excited for fall clothes! If it’s a little cloudy I am pulling out fall layers as an excuse to break into my fall wardrobe even though it’s probably cloudy and 75-80 degrees. Are you guys so excites for fall too?

Most of the back to school pieces I got for the kids are fall pieces. I like to get core pieces that are versatile enough that the kids can and will wear all through the year. That means pieces that will hold up well, can mix-and-match easily with other pieces, and that don’t break the bank. I always love Old Navy’s classic prints and timeless styles for kids, you guys have seen them on my blog a million times – it’s always one of our big stops for back to school shopping.

One of my favorites this year was this floppy hat for Mara (so excited to twin with her and I am always looking for cute hats for her! She’s a hat girl as much as I am!) These ankle booties (on sale) were a big score! I love little booties on her! They have zippers on the side so they are really easy to get off and on. In love with these high tops for the boys! I have gotten them in a different color every year. You can see the blue high tops from last year (they are still available this year) in this post. Also the boys’ henleys are another staple. We have gotten a few for Wes and Beckam in multiple colors every year. They are great for layering!

Below are some more of my favorite staples for girls and boys that are really easy to mix and match for back to school. I like to stick to pieces that are really versatile, darkers colors that don’t stain easily, and patterns that I can mi and match a lot (hello stripes and animal print!)

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GIRLS’ BACK TO SCHOOL BASICS: 1. BLACK PEPLUM TOP | 2. LEOPARD PRINT BELT (ON SALE – 60% OFF) | 3. BLACK BACKPACK (ON SALE – 50% OFF) | 4. FLEECE BASEBALL JACKET | 5. BUCKLE BOOTIES (ON SALE – 30% OFF)  | 6. BLACK TEXTURED LEGGINGS (ON SALE – 30% OFF) |  7.  BLACK STRIPED DRESS | 8. BLACK SLIP-ON SNEAKERS (ON SALE – 25% OFF)

Every girl needs a basic black legging (Mara lives in them!). I love this baseball jacket for a casual layer. These faux-leather booties and backpack are also great staples that she will want to wear with a cute trapeze dress or jeans and a tee.

 

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BOYS’ BACK TO SCHOOL BASICS: 1. BURGUNDY HENLEY (ON SALE – 30% OFF) | 2. GREY HAT (ON SALE – 40% OFF) | 3. OLIVE BACKPACK (ON SALE – 40% OFF) | 4. BUTTON-DOWN SHIRT (ON SALE – 40% OFF) | 5. COLOR-BLOCKED WINDBREAKER (35% OFF) | 6. KHAKI JOGGERS (ON SALE – 30% OFF) | 7. HIGH-TOP SNEAKERS (ON SALE – 25% OFF) | 8. CAMO T-SHIRT (ON SALE – 20% OFF)

Wes loves comfy clothes. This neutral pair of joggers (also got this pair) is great for him to move in and give him a little more motion than jeans. And I mentioned it earlier but love all  the high-top sneaker options they have for boys. Old Navy has great shoes for boys!

XX, Christine

*In collaboration with Old Navy.

 

4 Fashion Essential Lifesavers for Everyday Style

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DETAILS: SUNGLASSESWHITE SILK TOP | FRAYED DENIM | SUEDE BOOTIES | TAN FEDORA | SILVER WATCH | LIP (SHADE: MULLBERRY KISS) | BURGUNDY VELVET CLUTCH (OLD – SIMILAR HERE)

Cody always teases me that I have way too many sunglasses! They clutter my cup holders and you can find random pairs in just about every nook and cranny of my car. But sunglasses are like lipstick: you can never have too many and they are all so different! I feel like they can make the most basic outfit pop and – as a mom – when you don’t want to do your make-up they are a life saver! Gotta hide those under eye bags 🙂 I have so many over-sized round frames and I’ve been trying to find the perfect more delicate round frame for that everyday California vibe. I just got these from Zenni Optical’s new LA Collection and love them! I’ve put together my list of 4 small essential fashion lifesavers for everyday style.

  1. Sunglasses: Sunglasses are the best secret weapon. For those mornings after you stayed up too late finishing a deadline or are still getting over that jetlag from your latest getaway (my sleep schedule still isn’t back on track!), there’s no faster fix than a cute pair of sunglasses. Just got these with amber tinted lenses and also loving these and these.
  2. Lipstick: You may not always have time for makeup, but between your sunglasses and a swipe of your go-to shade of lipstick, you’ll be the only one that knows you traded in a full face of makeup for those 10 extra minutes of sleep. 😉
  3. Gel Manicure: With regular nail polish my nails always chip in 2 seconds, and who has time to worry about touching up your manicure every other day? A fresh manicure always looks put together and gel polish will last the longest.
  4. Designer Bag: Another small detail that will always go a long way is a designer bag. They will elevate even the most basic jeans and tee combo.

I’ve partnered with Zenni to give one lucky reader up to $150 towards a new pair of Zenni sunglasses up. To enter, check out Zenni’s LA Collection video and comment with your favorite spots in LA. Winner announced next Thursday. 🙂 Good luck!

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4 fashion lifesavers for everyday style

XX, Christine

*In collaboration with Zenni Optical. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

First Day of School

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Whenever you ask B for a kiss, he sticks his tongue out. He will try to lick your face before he kisses you haha.

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Their matching sneakers kill me!

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I’m dying over these joggers, especially the way they scrunch up his leg. And his pose!!

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Post “kiss” – B totally got Wes’ face with a lick kiss.

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Loving this lightweight hoodie for boys and it’s under $20.

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Cody and I were literally in tears laughing at B’s poses!

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I love getting such candid shots of the kids like this! They are seriously priceless.

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MARA: BURGUNDY FLORAL DRESS | LACE-UP BALLET FLATS | PATTERNED BACKPACK

WES: BEAR HOODIE  (ON SALE – 20% OFF) | OLIVE JOGGERS | WHITE SNEAKERS | BACKPACK

BECKAM: BASEBALL RAGLAN TEE | BLACK JOGGERS | WHITE LEATHER SNEAKERS

I can’t believe summer break is officially over!! The kids went back to school today {Tear emoji} Beckam is old enough now to realize he is missing out and tries to tag along with his own backpack – it’s so cute! Everyone thinks Mara and Wes are twins but Wes is actually 2 years younger than Mara. He’s starting 1st grade this year and Mara is going into 3rd. I swear yesterday she was starting Kindergarten!

I think I enjoy back to school shopping with the kids just as much if not more then the kids lol.  I’m such a shoe person that of course I can’t help getting into the shoe spirit picking out new shoes for the kids. I’m obsessed with these metallic lace-up ballet flats (under $30) we found for Mara. They are seriously so cute! I always get cute matching sneakers for the kids, and just got the boys this pair. I love that they are leather so they are easy to clean. I actually got these same sneakers for Wes last year too (post here) and just ordered the bigger this year.

Wes gets hot really easy, but likes to have sleeves, so I always struggle to find light weight hooded layers for school. I love all these lightweight graphic hoodies (comes in multiple designs). He loves having a hood and you can never have too many thin layers for school. We also got this great classic hoodie.

Below are a few more great back to school pieces from Lands’ End.

XX,
Christine

*In collaboration with Lands’ End. All thoughts and opinions are my own.