Back-To-School Shopping is My Favorite
Each year growing up someone would organize a big Mother-Daughter “back to school shopping day” in August. All of the girls in our neighborhood and their moms would meet at someones house, have breakfast, then caravan over to the mall for a FULL day of shopping. We’re talking 20+ giggling girls taking over dressing rooms as we tried on new jeans and twirled around in mini skirts!
The one thing that we FOR SURE never did each year was leave without at least one matching outfit. That’s right, all of us girls got at least one item that matched along with the normal new clothes. As we got older it turned into matching accessories, but when we were in grade school it was everything from brightly colored rompers to matching t-shirts and scrunchies.
We would round out this full day of shopping at the Olive Garden, where we would plan out which outfits we would wear on which days in the upcoming weeks. Just when we thought this day couldn’t get any better, all the dads would be waiting back at home for one big fashion show. We’d run inside, dump the contents of our bags, and walk the runway to music to show the dads the damage we had done…
It was the highlight of my childhood. We did this from first grade to my senior year of high school and they are memories I will always cherish. It was the BEST day of the entire year.
So it is no surprise that this time of year brings a wave of nostalgia for back-to-school shopping. I crave Olive Garden and a girl’s shopping day full of silliness. So today I’m sharing my grown-up, back-to-school shopping list. Just a few elevated supplies that you’ll love all year long!
Grown-Up Back To School Supplies
Do you have anything on your grown-up, back to school shopping list this season?!