Friday, August 29, 2008

Fashion Friday: Back to School Edition

I haven't posted a Fashion Friday in a while for the main reason that I haven't added any interesting finds to my closet. In fact, I need to purge it in order to make room for more. And before I make room for more, I must lose the SEVEN POUNDS that I gained in one month. Drinking and eating. Ugh. One month of Bodyjam once a week is just not enough. I'm hopeful that once the kids are in school and I can get back into a routine again of going to the gym at least three times a week, this will change.

Today we focus on the kids' back to school fashion purchases. It's that time of year again. Besides school supplies, my aim for this week was to buy some new shoes for the boy, and to see if there was anything else that struck his fancy. At the ripe old age of eight, he has a definite opinion on what he will and will not wear.

We headed to H & M, which I find is a great place for the kids and myself ... but wait, not about myself today. Can you believe that I did NOT look at ANYTHING for myself? NOTHING. Big pats on my own back.

What we did see right away in the boys' size 8-18 section was a nice selection of argyle sweaters. I bypassed them as usual, but to my utter surprise, the boy called to me and said "Mom, I want THAT look". That look included an argyle sweater.

My boy, who has spent the last year in T-shirts, athletic pants, the occasional jeans, but for summer, only basketball shorts. Not only did he like the look, he ran to the accessories section to find the perfect additions to what he saw. And this is what he came up with:

A tweed cap and scarf? OMG!!!! He had his shades on too ... what a hoot! Combine this with the following OP shoes we picked up at Walmart (which I know will fall apart within a week, but he loved them) and some jeans that still fit him...

And he's set.

Another purchase at Walmart, this graffiti hoodie:

He is stylin', this kid! And it happened over night!

Of course, we cannot forget the girl, because she will not let us. Last season it was My Little Pony, but no more ...

And for dance class:

I am afraid that I have created a couple of mini-me retail monsters. We had such a fun time in the change rooms; the kids were laughing and showing each other their outfits. Not fighting for even one second. I think I need to get more work.

Finally, a little someone is so excited about starting school for the very first time:

And now I'm going to cry.


Don Mills Diva said...

I cannot get over your son's outfit - what a little hipster!

You must be so proud...:-)

Kami said...

I was in Children's place to day looking at those very same Argyle sweaters and I said to Jay, I love these but I won't make the boys wear them... maybe there's hope! Maybe they will actually want to wear them

Who am I kidding? Argyle will be so 2008 by the time the get with fashion!

Anonymous said...

OMG what a cutie! Those outfits are stylin yo!

Good job not looking for yourself!

louann said...

And they're all set!

Kat said...

Totally cute. I'm loving his outfits!

Maggie, Dammit said...

Ohhh, I am right there with you! (The crying, I mean.)

I can't believe how trendy your son is all of a sudden. There's really no predicting them, is there?

Melissa said...

Very stylin'!

I saw those sweaters, too. Which elicited the annual "Who do these buyers think they are sending sweaters to us in Texas when it is still 95 degrees outside? :)

imbeingheldhostage said...

Love the Hello Kitty stuff! I'm thinking we need a pair of those crocs over at OHmommy's place to get over the "school shopping for someone else" blues, don't you?

April said...

Your son has great taste :)

Anonymous said...

I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE H&M. I am soooo totally jealous you have one nearby. I think the nearest one to me is about 8 hrs away. I WISH they would let people like me buy stuff from online - but nooooooo.

Hey congrats on turning that corner with both of them, so cool, yet so hard at the same time! What a cool sweater. And I'm not just saying that cos it's Scottish. Honest.


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