My oldest, G, started first grade last week! I couldn’t believe he was going to be in school all day! He was so excited and very ready to start, so when it came to taking pictures before school, I heard NO complaints!! That’s a rarity in this house, so I went with it and kept them to a minimum just to keep the peace.
G goes to a charter school so he dresses by the dress code, which is somewhat dull, but it makes mornings soooo much easier. We do have creative freedom with shoes, accessories, outerwear and backpacks. SO, during my thrifting last spring, I tried to pick up a couple of things that I knew he would love for this year.
The shoes are Lakai Selects, he LOVES them and says they’re the most comfortable shoes ever! I couldn’t argue with the price since they were brand new when we picked them up, extra laces still attached in a zipper bag. $5 for a new pair of pretty expensive brand new skate shoes, I’ll take it!
The backpack and lunch box are Pottery Barn from a couple of years ago. We have these awesome stores in Utah that carry Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma, Sundance and other high end cast offs. Some of these are miss stitched backpacks, luggage, towels, bedding, etc. So when I saw these for $1.50 for the backpack and $2 for the lunchbox, I grabbed them and a set for my 2 year old, because as we all know if big brother has it, he has to have it too. All of them had names stitched into them, but it only took about a half hour for all four pieces, some scissors, seam ripper and tweezers and you can only tell if you get SUPER close!
Love that back to school shopping didn’t cost me an arm and a leg! How did you keep costs down this “fall” season??