Well, just like that…Summer Break is over. We tried to savor every moment, but somehow it still flew by. But that seems to be the case from the day kids come into your life, right? One moment, they are bald and squishy attached to your hip, and the next the’ve surpassed your height and have a much better head of hair.
Our 10th and 5th grader marched out the door for the first day of school this morning…one a little more excited than the other. (I think the early wake-up call had a lot to do with that.) Of course we had some last-minute shopping last week, to make sure their outfits were ‘first day worthy,’ and we found tons of great options at J.Crew Factory.
Darling, right?! Occasionally I branch out for the blog, but for the most part I only shop a small handful of retailers…and J.Crew Factory is always one of my go-tos. The colors and patterns are right up my preppy-loving alley, and the styles are more timeless than trendy. Not to mention, the prices are budget-friendly (and awesome sales!).
J.Crew Factory is almost always where I turn when planning our family Christmas card, too. (See a few here and here.) It’s the easiest spot I’ve found to effortlessly coordinate the entire family, in the styles we each love. But these fun pictures turned out so great, I may already have my card done this year! Can you believe we didn’t even have to direct them for the camera? I have no idea where they get their hamming-talents?!
I already miss their faces, and am counting down the minutes until they come back home, full of stories of their first day! Be kind to them, World, they are our whole life!
Have your babies returned to school yet? What’s their style of choice?
Photos by the darling & talented Mary Summers.
*This post is created in collaboration with J.Crew Factory, but all clothes, ideas & proud-mama moments are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors!*