Back to School Clothes

Back-to-School Clothes

There is no way that I’m the only one that actually enjoys back-to-school shopping, right? The new folders, the super sharp pencils, the sparkly new shoes!! It makes me giddy! We recently did some back-to-school shopping and we wanted to share our styles with those of you looking for a little fun inspiration. Stella is happily modeling her “kindergarten looks” and, well, I wish they had these cute clothes in my size!

First up, we have the early fall look. Here in southern California it’s actually really warm during back to school season from August – October. So, we picked out some styles that are sure to keep Stella comfortable and cute at the same time!

JCPenney was our go-to spot for these looks and we have a $100 JCPenney gift card giveaway today! Who doesn’t love free clothes?

What I Wore - "I love my Mom more than cupcakes" tank top and Sprinkle Toes lace up shoes.

Her shirt says, “I love my Mom more than cupcakes” and she picked it out herself. This shirt is so Stella! It’s probably her 5th or 6th cupcake shirt, which is why her eyes went straight for it at JCPenney. I love that this shirt was so affordable that I could get it for her! Stella spotted these shoes from a distance. They light up, sparkle, and are filled with girly flare. They are excellent for running and jumping, which I’m sure she’ll do a lot of in kindergarten this fall! Her shorts are lace accented denim with hidden adjustable buttons on the inside (which is great because I know they’ll fit longer!). JCPenney is known as the leading destination for denim. Kids grow so fast that finding the cutest, most stylish, yet affordable clothes is essential.

JCPenney was our go-to spot for her late-fall inspired look. The weather starts to cool off here in November, and I think this outfit will work fabulously through January. Since it doesn’t get too cold here in Orange County, just some light layers do the trick!

What I Wore

For Stella, it was allllll about the boots! I love that the styles at JCPenney are cool so that she can express her own lil’ style. Bye bye baby clothes (mom wipes tears from her eyes) and hello big girl clothes!

This flowy shirt actually came as a set with the matching leggings. We visited the store when this outfit was 1/2 off (score!). I think this look is a little bit sophisticated and a little bit casual. Stella could wear this to school and to brunch.

Not only did we get some cool back-to-school clothes, my kids spotted some awesome backpacks. They looked so cute walking around the store that I had to snap this picture:

Cool backpacks for kids!

I love Mitch’s “surf-scene” backpack. The style of it is spot on for where we live and I love that he picked that backpack out from all the choices they had. I know he’ll get a lot of use out of it!

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125 thoughts on “Back to School Clothes

  1. My favorite part is that everything is brand new & feels great. Plus I LOVE back to school supplies, like pens, crayons, paper, etc.

  2. Love buying all new things! It’s fun, and nice to cross something off the to – do list!

  3. The best part of back to school shopping is the supplies; all those lovely pencils, notebooks, pencil cases, markers, and etc. at deep discounts make me so happy.

  4. My favorite thing about back to school shopping is getting all the stuff i need for school and spending quality time with my mother(:

  5. To this day, I still love a fresh box of crayons! Now that my kids are starting pre-K, I’m excited to shop with them for all their school supplies 🙂

  6. Everything is New!!! New clothes new supplies, although her in SoCal most of our fall stuff stays on hangers until late October, or my daughter convinces herself that the AC in the classroom will be enough cold for the new sweater she had to have ! I love it all

  7. Getting my son his favorite clothes and he loves the outfits we got this year. His favorite is the Nike hoodie with a numbered Sport shirt from his favorite team, and stone washed jeans, and a pair of Nike Mogan Mid 2 Jr. Skate Shoes because he loves skateboarding.

  8. I love to see all the new designs and to see how much my munchkins have grown since the year before.

  9. I LOVE it all! New clothes are fun and all the new supplies, I just love to shop I think! 🙂

  10. My favorite part about back to school shopping is getting a whole new wardrobe for my daughter! I love to get different clothes based on the current trends.

  11. My favorite part is new pens and mechanical pencils and notebooks. There is just so much promise to be fulfilled with those blank pages.

  12. My favorite part about back to school shopping is having a reason to pick out so many outfits for my kids! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
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  13. My favorite part of back-to-school shopping is finding a good deal! And also that it’s something I get to do one-on-one with my oldest. Those times are rare with his crazy little sister in the mix, so it’s a special thing that’s just ours right now.

  14. something about all the new school supplies, new notebooks, new pens, lots of potential for learning.

  15. I love watching my daughter pick new back packs, folders, pencil cases and a lunch box. It’s cool to see how her taste has changed since last fall!

  16. My favorite part of back to school shopping is seeing all the cute new styles!

  17. My favorite part about Back-to-School shopping is the feel of fresh new start.
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  18. I love seeing how my older 2 daughters styles have evolved. They are so different which makes shopping fun!

  19. I like stopping with my family looking for the new back to school styles so we usually go to the mall because they have everything you could imagine it’s like shopping in Paris! My family has the best personality and spirit for shopping so I really owe it all to them for the amazing school styles they pick out and buy for me.

  20. My favorite part was looking at the school supplies like at the colors of crayons and all the new styles of backpacks!

  21. I think my favorite part was spending time with my kids helping them choose nice things they would enjoy wearing.

  22. What I love is spending time with my son and finding cool stuff for him for back to school.
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  23. I enjoy getting ready for the shopping experience: sorting through all of the old clothes and getting rid of the ones that don’t fit in anticipation of the new!

  24. Anything that’s easy to put on. My son is turning four and needs to be able to get dressed all by himself.
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  25. The top trend that is really excited about this season is the kimono I love the coverage.

  26. My favorite part of BTS shopping is the shoes! My son wears a uniform and I did too. Shoes are the only exciting part 🙂

  27. My favorite thing about bts is the excuse to buy a new outfit! truckredford(at)Gmail(Dot)COM

  28. I love the fresh start that it represents. And the excitement of a change in seasons just around the corner.

  29. What I love about the back to school shopping is looking at all the new trends! So fun to see what the kids will be wearing that year and letting the kids pick some new clothes!

  30. We love back to school shopping because I LOVE picking out my daughter’s new wardrobe. I love to shop.

  31. My son is into the plaid shirt trend for fall.

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  32. My favorite part of back-to-school shopping is picking out jeans and tee shirts — there are so many cute things!

  33. Taking my daughter shopping for new clothes and shoes is definitely my favorite part by far! It’s so much fun and she loves it just as much as me 🙂

  34. I don’t have children in school any more but my favorite part was always seeing how excited they were to pick out their outfit for the first day of school.

  35. We love the thrill of finding new clothes at discount prices. Getting awesome clothes is great, but you feel even better about it when you don’t have to pay full cost!

  36. I love my children’s excitement about having something new – clothes, backpacks, school supplies. It seems like they really enjoy it.
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  37. My favorite part of back to school shopping is finding great sales and deals for my boys’ clothes and supplies.

  38. I don’t have kids, so this is not a thing I do anymore. But, when I was a kid, I always looked forward to getting my one new outfit for the first day of class and all of the new notebooks and folders with kittens and Lisa Frank artwork on them. Yes, I was a child of the 80s. hahahaha!

  39. Being able to shop for fun pieces of clothing to add to my daughter wardrobe and the excitement she has when getting new clothing

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  40. #SweepstakesEntry- comment

    Favorite thing about back-to-school shopping is the excitement of finding good buys, shopping with family, sharing their excitement & happiness over being able to get clothing they want and also eating lunch out at our favorite restaurant that shopping trip!


  41. Great things come to mind when I hear back to school. Words like finally, ahhh, shopping! , spending time with each of my children one on one( it’s how we do it), learning what the new trends are, especially when it’s the same style that I myself sported. My son thought that Vans shoes eetr a new invention….lol. I guess maybe when the T.V.was first invented too. Running into new and old friends and fir me I love the hunt! Sales, BOGO, 50-70% off, and of course CLEARANCE!!! It’s a ritual we do every year and it’s always an event that is unique and new each and every time.

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