For me, thoughts of going back to school immediately conjure of images of waiting outside school the week before classes start to see what teacher you were assigned to and which of your friends would soon be your classmates. It makes me think of pushing a shopping cart through the grocery store and choosing between my favorite Lisa Frank pocket folders and envying the kids who were old enough to need a trapper keeper. (All of those tabs and dividers and zip pockets, oh my!) Perhaps the most exciting part of back to school, though, has always been back to school shopping. There were sweaters and new sneakers and always new jeans! I lived for the moment that first day of school when I could finally pop the first plastic tag off of my favorite new items. Since Parker just started preschool in June and we are actually living in a place that experiences fall for the first time, I figure it’s only fair that she get to partake in the ritual of back to school shopping, too. We partnered with Gymboree to take some of our favorite fall fashion trends and mini-size them! Shop your favorite pieces below. What do you most look forward to about back to school? Sometimes I have fantasies about going back to college for a semester and just taking the most fun classes– art, graphic design, creative writing. Wouldn’t that be the most fun?
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Shopping picks by Jen Pinkston
Graphic Design by Megan Roy for The Effortless Chic