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!*
Oh my word, they are the cutest things EVER. And that photo of her looking up at her big brother? Framer! Well heck, all of them are!
Thanks, Shelley!!! I'm already scheming a gallery wall of these pics for the game room…just too good not to use for something!! xoxo
All of you are so cute. Love all of the looks. I love my leopard skirt but never thought to pair it with a striped top. I'm on it this week!
Rock it, girl!! xoxo
So precious! My kids have been back for just over a week. Sooo sad! I miss my babies so much! I also tried to slowly savor the summer but it flew by in a flash. The highlight of the first day of school is definitely the kids getting to wear their new gear. My son is head to toe athletic wear, mainly Under Armour and Nike, and my little girl will wear pretty much anything as long as no denim is involved! Hope your kiddos have a great first day!
Thanks, Momma!! My son was pretty much all athletic gear for the last few years, but he's slowly bringing in more stylish pieces. I'm sure age (girls) has something to do with it! And my Little Miss is the same way…no jeans, and only tennis shoes!
Love the back to school styles and the pictures are priceless! Praying they have a great first day of school!
Oh thanks so so much!! Def on my knees for them this week! xoxo
omg they are getting so big!! and so sweet! love these photos 🙂 xo jillian – cornflake dreams
That photo of your daughter looking up at her big brother is so sweet!
I think that's my favorite too!
They bicker, of course, but there's a lot of love there, too. I think the age-gap helps! xo
Every picture was better than the last, loved them all. She is just darling and he is so handsome.
LOVE the romper.
Right!?!? Don't think I didn't look to see if they had it in Womens! 😉 xo
I love your pictures. Not only does your family look awesome in their new outfits, but the setting is a lot of fun. We are in the Dallas area, and I'm wondering where you found this fun spot!?
Cassie, i would like to know the location too 🙂
It's in Deep Ellum…not really a street, but the backside of a white brick building. It's actually facing a 'closed' parking lot. 😉
Love it all!! That spot is an awesome backdrop for your BTS photos. I also love J Crew Factory for myself. I should see if the teen likes it too (even though she wears a uniform to school). We still have 2 more weeks of summer so I'm soaking up every minute.
So cute, most adorable shoot! I can't believe how big your kids have gotten!
Such cute photos!! Is your shirt pink striped or the red oak? The link takes me to red oak color but it looks pink! I want the full outfit 🙂
Mine is last year's version…it's a reddish pink. But I did just pick up this year's pink…and it's a good one. 😉 I do size up one so it's not super fitted. xoxo
STAHHHHHHHHhhP! These are DARLING!!!!!!!! I have so many favorites!!!
super cute! i love the one where your kids are looking at each other, and of course your jumping last one!
Oh my holy cuteness! These pics are priceless! Everything is just perfection, including the locale! Sloan(e?) is looking like such a little lady and it's easy to see she has personality for days!
Such cute kids! Hope they had a great first day of school. We survived our first day back as homeschoolers! Whew!
Oh my goodness- most adorable back-to-school shoot ever!
Oh…my…goodness! I sincerely hoping you are turning some of these into canvases! Perfect for the kids space in your house.;) They are both just so adorable and it is obvious she adores big bro! Hope they had a great first day back.
Okay. Enough. No more growing. My chubby cheeked boy looks like a darling *gasp* man. And Sloan is just all cuteness and legs. But, no more, okay? Killing me….❤️❤️❤️❤️