My five year old starts kindergarten next week so don’t mind me, I’m just over here having ALL THE EMOTIONS. Seriously, when did she start looking so grown up? Also, when did she start expressing her emphatic opinion about her clothing? Oh right, basically since she could talk.
We went back to school shopping courtesy of Kohl’s to check out the Kohl’s + Carter’s collaboration and it was so fun, except for the times I would point out something and she would put her hand on her hip and say “Um no, I would NOT like to wear that, Mommy.” She did, however, want fake hipster glasses so there’s that.
My approach to dressing my kids is to create capsule wardrobes for them. It’s so fun to shop for girl’s clothing but by keeping our closet to a small selection of pieces that we can easily mix and match, it saves me a ton of time, stress and cuts down on the amount of laundry I have to do. We usually choose a color scheme (we tend to stick to navy, denim, teal, and pink) and then I let Scarlette help me pick out the basics.
Remember when she weighed one and a half pounds in fit in my husband’s hand? LOOK AT HER NOW, Y’ALL.
I told you. So many emotions.
Her favorite choices were this shirt that says “gorgeous” (except since she is just now learning to read she thought it said “George” and was like “that’s my favorite monkey!”) and this pair of tortoiseshell glasses. Stop it rat nao.
I loved the lace trim layering shirts because I like to get a lot of mileage out of the clothes I buy. And also because I love lace-y things. Like my wedding dress. And also my wedding dress.
I also loved velcro shoes because sure, I should probably teach my impending kindergartener how to tie her shoes but I have a three month old. I like to take a very realistic, hands-on approach to my parenting. Meaning that I realistically know that I will never get around to teaching her how to tie laces while I am not sleeping through the night and encouraging her to put her hands on her velcro sandals and fasten them herself. People should write books about my parenting philosophies, probably.
Here is a look at everything we purchased at Kohl’s, so that you can see what our actual capsule wardrobe looks like as inspiration if you’re wanting to build your own. Carter’s is my favorite brand for quality girl’s clothing that is cute, trendy and age appropriate. We’ll add in warmer pieces when the weather turns cold this winter but this is what our back to school shopping looked like for our very first year of kindergarten. It’s going to be such a cute year.
Featured: Gorgeous Tee | Denim Jacket | Denim Jeggings | Floral Dress | Tortoiseshell Sunglasses | Pink Cardigan | Lace Tee | Leggings | Brown Sandals | Lace Long Sleeve Tee | Chambray Tunic | Floral Hoodie | Velcro Tennis Shoes | Denim Skirt | Headbands
And since you know I love a good coupon code: you can shop back to school at Kohl’s and take $10 off $40 purchase with promo code BTS10 from 8/1-8/17!
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