Back To School with Kohl's

27 July 2017

This post is sponsored by Kohl's.
Now that July is nearing it's end it's time to start thinking about Back To School for the boys. While we have a good month or so until school is officially back in session, I'd much rather plan ahead and shop what I need now rather than later. Trust me on this one, it's better to beat the back-to-school crowds and shop earlier (especially when it comes to school supplies). Also it doesn't hurt that Kohl's is currently having their Friends and Family sale until the 30th so an extra 20% off (with promo code "FAMFRIENDS") doesn't hurt the situation. 

This year, I've partnered with Kohl's to kick off the upcoming school year with a few back to school styles for myself and the boys (who were more than happy to pick out a couple outfits and show off their very strong personalities during the shoot). Naturally, Aid had to show off his dance moves and even drew in a little crowd when we were shooting off Houston. So I think it's safe to say he had a good time. 

But back to the picks! For me, I wanted a back to school look that could be easily thrown together with minimal effort for those days where I'm running late for drop off or pick up (which is basically every day during the first week). So this super soft off-the-shoulder dress from Apt 9® ($25) was the most obvious choice. Comfort.is.key. It comes in a handful of colors, I just ordered it in Coral. I also wanted a pair of sandals that I can easily slip on while heading out the door. Back-to-school often means straps and laces get to be a hassle real quick, so these SO® Knot Sandals are the perfect remedy until the fall weather trickles in. These also come in a bunch of colors and are only $15! Of course I had to have a splurge item since my shoes and dress ran me under $40. This (real) leather ring bag had to come home with me. It not only has the coveted ring handles but it also has a crossbody strap when you need to go hands-free. I've been wearing it on repeat over the last few weeks and I'm sure you've already spotted it in a couple of outfit posts. It's a must! 

For the boys, they both insisted on graphic tees for their first day back. So The Beatles tee and Good Vibes tee ended up in our cart. Both were from Jumping Beans®, who has great options in the graphic tee department for under $10. 

They definitely had their opinions on how they wanted to be styled and one decided on a flat front pair of navy shorts while the other insisted on joggers. Both agreed that sting-ray leather converse in black were the only shoes for the job. 

On Aid: Jumping Bean® Good Vibes Tee, $8, Carter's Flat Front Short in Navy, $15, Converse Stingray-leather sneakers, $15 (in-stores), Wildkin Camo Sidekick Backpack, $31.49

On Ev: Jumping Beans® Beatles Tee, $8, Jumping Beans® Joggers in Quiet Shade, $10, Converse Stingray-leather sneakers, $15 (in-stores)

On Me: Apt 9® Off-The-Shoulder Shift Dress $25, SO® Knot Sandals $14.99, ili Double Ring Leather Bag $99 (I got it on sale a few weeks back for $50 so keep an eye out!)

Don't forget to check out the Kohl's Friends and Family sale this weekend for your Back-to-school needs! 

This post is sponsored by Kohl's. All opinions are my own.