Each year I like the kids to start school with at least one new special outfit and a new backpack. I love seeing their faces light up on that first day when they are dressed in new clothes, that don't have holes or stains, and have a cool new backpack filled with school gear and homemade lunches.
This year we were given the opportunity to shop at Sears for new backpacks and back to school outfits. Here is what we got:
- Toughskins Floral Print Skinny Jeans – $30.00
- Toughskins Girl's Pleated Scooter Skirt – $14.00
- Horse Graphic T-Shirt – $14.99
- Hello Kitty Backpack – $29.98
She absolutely loves her new outfits. Although she normally wouldn't be caught in public in a pair of jeans (except for horse-riding lessons of course), she absolutely fell in love with this floral pair and is actually excited to wear them (in fact you may have spotted her wearing them recently). She did insist that we also purchase a skirt, and the pleated scooter skirt was perfect, they have shorts underneath which are great for warm weather, but she can still wear long leggings underneath once the weather cools down. And of course an outfit for a little horse lover isn't complete without a new horse t-shirt to add to her growing collection.
She had initially chosen a different backpack when we walked into the store, but as we were standing at the checkout waiting to pay, she spotted another Hello Kitty collection nearby and decided this one was perfect because with all of the different colors it would match whatever she was wearing.
- Levi's Regular Fit 514TM Jeans – $24.99
- Docker's Boy's Uniform Polo Shirt – $12.00
- Super Mario Brothers Boy's Character T-Shirt – $9.98
- Angry Birds Boy's Backpack – $15.00
My little man is so easy to please. As soon as we entered the Sears kids department, he spotted a Super Mario shirt and demanded we buy it. After a little negotiating, we settled on a black one that was a little more understated than the one he initially chose. Jeans were super easy, he doesn't care what they look like as long as they are comfortable, and having elastic on the inside to adjust the waist is very important because he's so tiny. These ones have lots of growing room too. I just adore him in polo shirts, so it was a must that we purchase one to wear for special days at school when he wants to be a little dressier than normal.
After we were done shopping for the kids, we picked up a violet backpack and a second horse graphic t-shirt and dropped it off at SAY San Diego, which is a local non-profit organization who were after back to school items for children.
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