Linking up again with Megan, Kelly, and Lindsay for Trendy Tot Tuesday!
This year Raya goes to preschool 5 days a week! So clearly the girl needs plenty of clothing (to be ruined by dry erase markers and the playground I'm sure ;-) This past weekend was Tax Free in our state for clothes and shoes so on Friday I took Raya back-to-school shopping while my mom watched Brielle. She actually did really well (with a couple bribes) and shopped most of the day and tried on a bunch of stuff! I pretty much OK'd every purchase with her and made sure she liked it and would wear it. Of course some of my favorite stores (NEXT, Naartjie, etc.) are not local, so I had to do some online school shopping as well---Raya actually loves picking things out online so she helped :-)
I decided I wasn't going to do a fashion show of all her school stuff (so that she can rock some daily preschool fashion shows hehe) but for anyone else curious what back-to-school clothes look like around here these are our choices! (Sorry, this is an epic post with lots of pics)
First, here was Raya (and Brielle) ready to go shopping Friday morning!
|My mom took Brielle shopping too---mom said they couldn't go anywhere without people commenting on how beautiful Brielle was----I can't imagine why ;-)|
|Raya was who-whooing with her owl purse. Doesn't she have the sweetest little face?! I have no idea how I managed to get the two cutest girls on the face of the Earth (not that *every* parent thinks that or anything lol ;-)|
|These tops are from Crazy 8 and I thought we could wear them with the Gymboree jeans above.|
|These I scored used online (if you aren't shopping used online yet people you are crazy! ;-) |
The dress on the left is H&M and and dress on the right is NEXT (the NEXT one was new with tags and I got it for practically nothing!)
|Gymboree raincoat I got used---she outgrew her vegetable one from last year|
|This was our Naartjie order for fall. Raya loves the deer and skirt! The dress has deer on the middle ruffle....pink and purple are her favorite colors, so that's what we went with.|
|These were buy ahead items from Gymboree on super clearance last year. Dress on left, tunic on right.|
|Another Gymboree buy ahead|
|Gap dresses I bought used on facebook---super cute and great deal! Matching tights.|
|Back view of the overall outfit---and also this sequin star shirt---very blingy and will be cute with jeggings and black boots.|
Now *shoes* are a nightmare with Raya...she's sooooo picky! We found one pair of black boots at Target that we bought. Other than that we are still on the hunt for shoes haha.
Although I did buy her (and Brielle) these Twinkle Toes a few weeks ago ....she's saving them for school.
So there you have it! I will of course be buying some holiday stuff as the time comes, and then some fill in outfits if I discover we need something else, but this is the main chunk of her school wardrobe. Next week I'll try to do a post about Brielle's fall wardrobe :-)