Any other moms startled by the onus of back to school? We have several visit days coming up, plus the process of getting all of mini’s medical records to the school has required way too many steps — we had to find a new pediatrician, get medical records transferred (surprisingly tricky, and we had to pay for their release!), go to the wellness check, pay for the new pediatrician to fill out the required DC school forms (?! is this a thing?! do other moms pay for these forms to be filled out or is this an irritating idiosyncrasy of ours? I didn’t have to do this in NYC!) only to have them tell us it will take 7-10 days to complete, find a pediatric dentist and take a separate set of forms there (oral assessment was not required in NYC!). Wow! But — the fun part: cute new fall gear to shop for! I have my sights set on this first-day-of-school dress for mini with Mary Janes and knee socks. So timeless! My runner up outfits for mini are either this gingham jumper set (sibling match with this) or one of TBBC’s tartan pieces — this jumper with a collared blouse or this dress, though mini had that exact dress in a different plaid last year for her first day, so maybe that’s redundant. Micro won’t start school until January because of his age, but I love the idea of these as a sibling match, paired with a navy crewneck like this or this.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FLAG // PENGUIN ICE PACKS // LA COQUETA DRESS // OLIVE BARN COAT // APPLE EMBROIDERED HAIR BOW // RED T-BARS // PERSONALIZED STICKERS // OVERALLS // YETI WATER BOTTLE // PROPER PEONY JON JON // BENTO BOX // GUMDROP LUNCH BOX // PLAID JUMPER // YUMBOX
More Back-to-School Toddler Outfits.
ALSO LIKE THIS BLUE STYLE FROM THE SAME BRAND — I WOULD SIZE DOWN IF IN QUESTION; THIS BRAND RUNS BOXY/BIG
MINI ALSO OWNED THIS DRESS WITH DIFFERENT EMBROIDERY ON THE COLLAR…LOVE SO MUCH EYEING FOR HER AGAIN THIS FALL
IF YOU WANT TO STEER AWAY FROM THE RED/NAVY/WHITE VIBE, THIS PASTEL PLAID IS AMAZING
CLOSET STAPLE: CARDIGANS IN SOLID COLORS (SIZE UP IN THIS — RUNS SUPER SMALL)
ADORABLE DUNGAREES (LOVE THE CRISP RED PIPING)
SUPER LOVE THE RIBBED TIGHTS FROM JACADI — GREAT COLORS AND INCREDIBLE QUALITY
TINY NAVY BLAZER (ON SUPER SALE)
WARMER WEATHER LADIES: THIS NAVY RIC RAC DRESS
THESE LINED BOOT/SNEAKERS WERE SUCH A GOOD BUY FOR MICRO LAST YEAR — WORKED IN COLD/WET AND LOOKED DRESSIER THAN SNEAKERS
QUILTED PEPLUM VEST (MEEEEP!)
COLLARLESS PEA COAT IN CAMEL (!! — UNDER $50)
Back to School Banners.
I USE THIS FIRST DAY / LAST DAY FROM THE RITZY ROSE — WORKS YEAR AFTER YEAR FOR BOTH KIDS; I WENT WITH GOLD LETTERING AND A NAVY RIBBON BUT YOU CAN CUSTOMIZE!
LOVE THE FONT ON THESE FIRST DAY / LAST DAY ONES TOO!
Back to School Gear.
LOVE THE YUMBOXES FOR MORE OF A SNACK/GRAZING APPROACH TO LUNCH
MOST DAYS, THOUGH, THESE INEXPENSIVE COMPARTMENTALIZED SETS WERE PERFECT (SANDWICH/ENTREE IN BIG COMPARTMENT, FRUIT/VEGGIE IN ANOTHER, AND SOMETHING CRUNCHY IN THE THIRD) AND FIT RIGHT INSIDE THE OH MINT GUMDROP LUNCHBOX
P.P.P.S. Quiet thoughts on parenting.