It’s Back to School Time

There’s something in the air…crisp autumn mornings, colored leaves cascading down to the ground, bright yellow school buses winding down freshly paved black asphalt country roads. Well, almost. It’s actually 102 degrees where I am and no cool down in sight, which is why I’ve been late to the game in thinking about anything to do with Back to School. Maybe you’ve felt the same? Well, whether the weather matches the calendar or not, there’s no denying it is time to go back to school.

September has always been a favorite month of mine. Whenever I see school supplies at the store, I geek out. I love new pens, pencils and wardrobes. Forget January, to me, September is when the new year starts and I think most moms will agree with me. So let me share with you some great items that will help set the stage for a great new school year for all ages.

New clothes for a new school year are always so much fun to pick out and plan for. Finding just the right outfits for comfort and style for the first day of school, pictures, etc isn’t always easy. But, rest assured, Hanna Andersson has all the bases covered. I can’t get over how adorable their clothes are! Pick a fun color block crewneck in French Terry and a double knee kickstart slim jeans or a wrap dress in stretch jersey cotton. All of these stylish options are on sale now. You can stock up on a few outfits that your child will love to wear day to day. They will be able to move and learn in ultimate comfort, which is a win-win! Be sure to check out their night time options, as well. They have the best pajamas, Short John or Long John, and now is the perfect time to get a head start on cooler weather. Halloween is just around the corner and they have so many great designs to choose from–I can’t decide which are my favorites!

From children up to college-bound, there is one brand that we have to shout from the rooftops about! Rothy’s has the greatest shoes–they are my favorite! Whether you want every day, casual, or a little dressier, they have you covered with all sorts of styles for men, women, and children. For younger girls, we can’t get over how adorable the kids’s loafers and sneakers are! Pair any of these fun colors with your fave back to school outfit and rest assured they won’t get destroyed on the playground. These sustainable shoes are made from recycled plastic bottles and can be thrown in the washing machine when they get dirty. Ultra comfort and style can be found in these shoes. We also love their options for teens and adults. The square wrap flats are so cute and perfect for those still warmer September days. You can’t beat the Hudson sneakers for men–a classic look that always looks amazing!

We love the great gear you can find at Out of the Woods. Whether it is a great eco-friendly cooling lunchbox, a boxy tote for after school activities or backpack mini, they’ve got you covered! I love their version of a paper sack lunch–it’s reusable, insulated and made of washable paper–how cool is that? For slightly bigger lunches or for a gathering of a few, the Walrus Mini Lunch bag is perfect. All of their products are made of reusable materials, are sustainable and vegan, so you can feel great about using them.

For the teens going back to school, I highly recommend shopping from FragranceNet.com for all your beauty needs. You can find fantastic skin care for every day use like the Clarins Facial Cleanser. It cleans your face and shrinks your pores–a must-have for the new school year! Stock your backpack with essentials like Kiehl’s Mint Lip Balm, or for a splash of color, select the Dior Addict Lip Glow Reviving Lip Balm (a fantastic moisturizing multi-tasker) and the L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream to keep your hands feeling smooth and soft despite the use of lots of hand sanitizer and shuffling papers all day.

For those days that you hit the snooze button and find yourself rushing out the door, grab a bottle of Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo. When you don’t have time to wash your hair, just use this odorless spray to keep your hair looking great. It’s a life-saver! Don’t have time for a full face of makeup? No worries, this Charlotte Tilbury Tinted Love Lip & Cheek Tint does double duty, keeping your face looking natural and adding the perfect amount of color.

Of course, they also have a huge selection of fragrances to keep you smelling your absolute best, no matter the season. For Fall, we are loving Hermes Un Garden En Mediterranee and Black Opium by Yves Saint Laurent!

All of these great products ( I bet they carry way more than you expected!) can be found online through their website, all with fantastic discounts! Check them out!

With so many devices being used by every member of the family, a great way to keep things organized for you and your kiddos is to have designated chargers. You will want to make sure things are always charged for the new school day and to run smoothly at workstations in the evening. Let me introduce you to Classy Chargers, the perfect one-shop-stop for all your charging needs. This fantastic retailer can help you personalize charging blocks for every member of the family, whether they are starting a new school year, off to college, or working from home. Tell me I’m not the only one that has teens constantly fighting over chargers. Now, they can each have their own personalized, dedicated charger, extended length cords (perfect for dorms), and even portable power banks to take with them on the go. Choose from monograms, patterns or solid colors to create the perfect, unique products that your family will love. The customer service at this shop is top-notch and I can’t rave about their products enough.

With a new school year comes the renewed desire to be organized and put together. I know balancing schedules for the entire family, or your own assignments if you are a student, can be a challenge. I love the new Student Life Planner from Moleskine. This cork spiral bound planner is invaluable to the daily life of a busy student. Loaded with lots of room for assignments, goal setting, trackers and more, this planner is the perfect tool to get your thoughts and assignments organized. When utilized, it will help you focus in on your goals and help you feel accomplished and successful. All great things! Moleskin has a wide array of other great products, too. I love their notebooks and journals for a way to unwind at the end of the day and revisit your thoughts.

For all the upcoming nights of school work and never ending assignments, having a comfortable spot designated for work is crucial. Even more essential, though, is a comfortable cushy spot to sit on while you spend hours on end literally working your tail off. We love the Everlasting Comfort memory foam coccyx seat cushion for transforming an ordinary chair into one of ultimate comfort!

For all the gear you need, both at school, after school, and at home, we love Name Bubbles to keep it all together. Nothing worse than spending a small fortune on new items for sports and school only to have them get left behind or mistaken for someone else’s. To stop that from happening, we love the adorable, customizable name tags you can create at Name Bubbles. You can create any combination that works best for your family members and the stickers can be used on anything you can think of –washable lunch items to clothing items. Rest assured that you will always be able to identify your child’s belongings, even when they get left behind on the soccer field. Value packs can be designed for the youngest attending daycare all the way up to college.

*items were received to facilitate a feature, all opinions are my own*

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