I think by now we’ve established the fact that my kids, much like myself, do what they want when it comes to style. In life too, actually. Rules are meant to be broken, you’re-not-the-boss-of-me, and all that business. First day back to school fashion is no exception, and I’ve learned to roll with it.
Precocious started Junior High this year (sob, wail) and decided to kick her fashion up a notch. The night before the first day of school I asked her if she wanted any help putting outfits together for the week (I’ll never learn) to which she choked on her drink and responded, ‘Uh, no thanks mom, I’ve got it covered.’
I love what she put together:
- newsboy cap: fashion district NYC
- white tank top: Old Navy
- blue 3/4 sleeve blazer: Salvation Army
- matryoshka doll pendant: Claire’s Boutique
- skinny jeans: Target
- mismatched socks: unknown origin
- two-tone ballet flats: Target
- messenger bag: hand-me-down from neighbor
Charming took a page from his sister’s book for his first day of second grade. He put together a special combination of stripes and plaid in Fall colors, explaining to me very patiently how they match perfectly. I think it had something to do with shapes and the nature of perpendicular striping, but I was too distracted by his adorable earnestness to pay attention to the particulars.
What really matters about Charming’s outfit is how proudly he’s wearing it, and just how little he cares about what anyone else thinks. Man, I love this kid.
- striped knit polo: Old Navy
- plaid shorts: TJ Maxx
- backpack: Lands’ End
- white socks: Hanes
- light up sneakers: Kmart
Happy first day back to school! I hope the year is amazing for all of you.
— What makes good first day back to school fashion for you? I’m pretty sure I was all about the matchy-matchy business, but my kids have proven that’s pretty irrelevant.–
This post was sponsored by Hallmark. I’m thrilled to be partnering with them in 2012 as part of their “Life Is a Special Occasion” campaign. As always all stories, opinions, and willfully disobedient children are my own.