Back to (Pre)-School Fashions & A Giveaway!

Part of me is in complete denial about this whole back to school thing (& doesn’t understand why the aisle at Target has been there for over a month now … ), the thought of leaving Waverly again is a little too painful for me just yet.  Yet then another part of me is ready for fall & all the excitement it brings!  I love the change in weather, the falling leaves, how close the holidays are, & mostly, I love the fashion.  If only I could figure out how to do all this AND bring Waverly to school with me, I would be all in. 🙂
I’m super excited to be teaming up with 11 other bloggers today to bring you some back to school inspiration.  We are each posting something “school” related today, you can find the list of bloggers joining me at the end of this post.  A special thank-you to Keri for setting this up (& a really fun giveaway, also at the end of the post!), I feel lucky to be a part of it!
The fashion theme was a no-brainer for me, I really LOVE fall fashion & am really, really looking forward to jeans & boots again.  As a kid, I always loved the tradition of going back to school shopping.  I’m pretty sure I stressed about what I would wear the first day for at least a month – you know, it had to be perfect but without looking like you thought about it for even a couple days, much less the month you really did. 😉  
Waverly Maye won’t be going to an actual pre-school just yet (she still is a little young for most in our area), but she will be headed out each day to our sitter’s house & a new class at the kids gym.  
I’ve rounded up some looks I have my eye on for her & also that would be perfect for any of your little ones going to pre-school soon.  Boy mamas, that owl backpack might just be the cutest thing I have ever seen!
One: Gingham Pocket Dress, Two: Puffer Vest, Three: Marled Shirt Dress, Four: PomPom Beanie, Five: Hunter Boots, Six: Relaxed Jeans, Seven: Puffer Vest, Eight: Camo Backpack

We recently ordered these yellow hunter boots for Waverly, I cannot wait for them to get here!  They are the perfect color for fall & I also love that they work for both girls & boys!  I’ve had a lot of people ask me if Hunters are worth the price, they really are such good quality & way too adorable.  We had both the pink & the silver last year which are getting a little snug, but Waverly still loves to wear them despite how long it takes me to pull them over her calves. The other day she begged me to put them on so we could go outside to play in the puddles, I considered letting her sleep in them (for a few days) so we didn’t have to go through that again. 😉  Bring on the yellow ones.

Be sure to check out the other bloggers participating, they are listed here:
And lastly, enter below to win a $60 gift card to Target so that you can make sure you are school ready!!  The winner will be announced on August 12th. 🙂


  1. August 5, 2014 / 1:07 pm

    Favorite post for so many reasons! & we have the yellow hunters & I would also stress that I over and over again find myself saying they are worth every penny for how much he has worn his every year! & I am so on board with that backpack.

  2. August 5, 2014 / 1:17 pm

    Dresses & hunters! Seriously, what's cuter? Maybe, puffer vests for tots? 🙂 Great selections for fall!

  3. August 5, 2014 / 1:20 pm

    I have been wanting a pair of hunters for Liam for so long, but I keep trying to snag a pair on sale and have had no luck. I might have to cave regardless. And I can't wait for puffy vests!

  4. August 5, 2014 / 1:47 pm

    Love the boots!!!

  5. August 5, 2014 / 1:50 pm

    My favorite school supply is a planner. I always get my planners starting in July/August rather than January. Fresh colorful pens to use with it are a close 2nd 🙂 And of course denim!

  6. August 5, 2014 / 2:22 pm

    School clothes shopping was my favorite! I really miss it! haha. I love that gray dress but the link isn't working, where is it from?

  7. August 5, 2014 / 3:00 pm

    Favorite school supply has got to be a freshly sharpened #2 pencil. I love the smell, is that weird?

  8. August 5, 2014 / 3:14 pm

    I love that backpack for my 4 year old! I hate how the majority of backpacks are all character themed. Just give me something simple, cute and functional.

  9. Anonymous
    August 5, 2014 / 4:29 pm

    I'm waiting until we know if we are having a boy or girl to order Hunter's and I'm SO EXCITED! What size did you just order Waverly? I love fall shopping.. yellows and hunter green are totes my fav!

  10. August 5, 2014 / 4:58 pm

    We have the same yellow hunters. They were on sale and I totally justified the purchase saying I could use them for both kids 🙂

  11. August 5, 2014 / 6:19 pm

    so cute!! We actually just signed Charli up at a real pre-school and she will start in a few weeks… I am in complete denial and feeling a LOT of emotions with this baby boy about to get here and then sending her off to school for a couple of hours a couple of days a week but I know it will be so good for all parties. I was bawling crying when we met with them yesterday (but thankfully they understood) 😉 haha!

  12. August 5, 2014 / 6:33 pm

    I love the hunter boots on littles. One of the cutest! The yellow is perfect. I always went to private school, so no real back to school clothes shopping for me other than ordering more collared shirts and a new pair or two of plaid shorts. But, pen shopping! I could get behind that. I love pens.

  13. August 5, 2014 / 7:10 pm

    Kill me with those little boots! Too dang cute!I need a little girl!

  14. August 5, 2014 / 8:02 pm

    Cutest post!! My favorite school supply used to be the new clothes 😉 Because that totally counts, right? Each summer I kind of wish I could go school shopping… it will be fun (and CRAZY) to do it with Mia!!

  15. August 5, 2014 / 10:02 pm

    My favorite school supply….I can't pick one! Planners, post it notes, new pens, notebooks…live it all!

  16. August 6, 2014 / 6:03 am

    My favorite school supply is a sharpie pen!

  17. August 6, 2014 / 2:14 pm

    I love me a good binder to get everything organized 🙂

  18. August 6, 2014 / 6:28 pm

    I love a new planner nod cute pens to use in it!

  19. August 6, 2014 / 6:38 pm

    Lead pencils – they're amazing!

  20. August 6, 2014 / 6:44 pm

    Oh my gosh, that gray sweatshirt dress..!!! 🙂 Something about a brand new perfect spiral notebook. College rule, of course. Haha Weird I know.

  21. August 7, 2014 / 8:51 pm

    I love a new planner and some cute colored pens.

  22. August 10, 2014 / 9:32 pm

    I love getting a fresh set of pens for the new school year… and a planner of course 🙂

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