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Sale Snacks: Gap 40% Off.

I’ve been sharing a lot of children’s clothing posts over the last few weeks because, after slowly and opportunistically filling out their summer wardrobes over the past many months, I am suddenly shuttled into buying for fall! There are some amazing fall finds for girls here and boys here, but you must know about Gap’s 40% off promotion, which ends tonight! I just did a big haul and here were my favorite finds:

PULL-ON JEGGINGS FOR HER AND DENIM JOGGERS FOR HIM

NEW TARTAN MASKS FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR

STRIPED JAMMIES AND HALLOWEEN JAMMIES FOR MINI — SHE LOVES (!) HALLOWEEN PAJAMAS!

MY FAVORITE ROLL SOCKS FOR TODDLERS — I ALWAYS BUY TONS OF THESE AT THE START OF THE SEASON

ADORABLE SHERPA VEST

THIS BARN JACKET IS LIKE $20!

PULL-ON JOGGERS IN NAVY

LS POCKET TEES

THESE ARE JUST NOT OUR STYLE BUT I REALLY THINK THESE SHERPA BIRK-LOOKALIKES WOULD BE SUPER CUTE IF THEY ARE YOUR VIBE!

THESE VINTAGE-INSPIRED SOCKS

I also picked up a few items from Old Navy since they will let you combine a cart and shop from both spots at once. I got a bunch of pairs of these everyday leggings in white and navy, this puffer vest in the dusty red, and this striped rugby tee.

I am struggling to find simple, not-exorbitantly-priced LS tops for mini for this fall. She’s sized out of the toddler basic LS tees at Old Navy, which is what I used to go with, and so many other places are either $42/top or emblazoned with graphics. J. Crew is a good option but I find the shirts run really narrow/long and they just don’t fit mini properly. Will keep hunting and report back!

Oh – and if you’re shopping for yourself instead of the LOs, a few good Gap snags:

THIS LONGLINE PARKA

THIS FEATHERWEIGHT TEE LOOKS GREAT FOR LAYERING/LOUNGE

THIS CHUNKY CARDI

THIS CORDUROY CAP!

I also have gotten a few questions about what micro will wear to soccer — for now, we’ll be leaning on his Petits Vilains shorts (he has a few pairs) and t-shirts, and will migrate into pull-on joggers and Les Gamins sweatshirts when it turns cooler. He’ll wear with these Nikes in the red, white, and blue. You can get the Petits Vilains shorts vibe for less with this 3-pack on Amazon, which comes in great colors! Also kind of love the retro styling of these tube socks. I just love that throwback look! Too cute.

Speaking of Amazon finds, I did end up ordering micro this rain coat in that great mid-blue color and was surprised to find it’s basically back-ordered in that color until October run. So, run! I also snagged mini the child version of my favorite Amazon fleece for a twin moment this fall.

Currently hoping for a Janie + Jack promo so I can snag a few other pieces for micro sooner than later!

P.S. More well-priced children’s finds and lots of chic toys (that would make fantastic gifts).

P.P.S. A reader asked what I’m doing to get ready for the back-to-school routine (BTW, some cute back to school outfit inspo here). We still have a little while to go — mini’s first day is until after Labor Day — but last year, we worked hard the week prior to school’s start to make sure everyone was fed, dressed, ready to go by the time we’d need to leave for school. That way, it was much less jarring on the first day — we already had a week of practice under our belts. Our school had also suggested making some sort of visual countdown available to children, as they have no sense for time. (What’s a week to a toddler?!). There are all kinds of ways to do this — I’ve seen tear off calendars (tear off a page each day until you get to 0) and even homemade chain links using construction paper that you hang from some part of the child’s room. Each day that passes, you remove one link, until there are none left, and that’s the first day of school! We just used a wall calendar, which has been very helpful in general with mini. She does not like surprises, and, on the flipside, it helps her get excited about upcoming celebrations, activities, special occasions, etc. We got her this Peanuts one since she loves Snoopy, and it came with lots of little stickers for things like play dates, doctor’s visits, etc. She has fun putting the stickers on the right day, and part of our bedtime routine is letting her cross off today and discussing what’s coming up tomorrow. Anyhow, we’ll use the calendar to continuously point out the start of school.

P.P.P.S. 15 must-have newborn items.

5 Comments

  1. Seconding the Hanna tees rec! They usually have solid pima cotton ones for girls with sweet picot trim, and they do last & last. I haven’t looked lately, as our tall 11-y-o has sized out of Hanna! Tear.

    Also, we are big fans of the construction-paper chain-link countdown trick! It’s fun for kids to put together/decorate themselves, too.

    xx

  2. I have had great luck at H&M for basics like plain LS t-shirts and polos. I have only bought boys’ stuff, but definitely worth a look! Xoxo

  3. Re: LS tops…
    Hanna Andersson is a great source for unadorned kids’ clothes (they may be the only manufacturer who makes a plain white rashguard, weirdly), and they last FOREVER. I only have one kid, but our hand-me-downs make it through several other families and the Hanna stuff is hearty. Primary is another well-priced, basic brand that may work for you if you haven’t tried yet.
    We have moved into the “buy me this Minecraft tshirt” phase of kid-dom (to be fair, he is 10) so I enjoy living vicariously through your kiddo clothing posts!

    1. Thank you so much, Rebecca — I’d honestly forgotten about HA for tees. Going to investigate now!

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