smitten with . back to school

tomorrow is lila’s first day of grade one so i thought i’d post a few of our back to school essentials! it likely would have been more beneficial to the rest of you had i had posted this a few weeks ago, but in true andrea fashion, i picked up half of what is pictured today, and the other half (aside from li’s glasses) over the course of the last week. one day i’ll learn. . .

1. lunch bag (currently 40% off) with these containers inside. this is my first time ever having to pack lunches — i’ll try to remember to report back on how this combo works out for us!
2. backpack.
3. headphones. i don’t know about you but i sure don’t remember headphones on school supply lists when i was in school!
4. shoes and laces. finding the perfect pair of indoor shoes was definitely the most stressful part of back to school shopping for us — i have about eight pairs to return this week. . .
5. water bottle.

happy september!

  • September 2, 2014 - 3:05 am

    Nina - With these things I would love to go back to school!

    Best wishes

    • September 2, 2014 - 10:37 pm

      andrea - haha, you and me both nina!ReplyCancel

  • September 2, 2014 - 12:06 pm

    Ashley Grodnitzky - So I pretty much follow your style for Cole for my little man too. Basically, you have the best style ever. I need to get some new fall/winter shoes for him, and was looking at your pics hoping to see what you got recently. I know you work with Zara a lot and I am loving the grey combined plimsoll shoes, but do you have any favs that are getting/got Cole already? And sorry of always bugging you about this – but you have the best fashion for your little ones!ReplyCancel

    • September 2, 2014 - 1:04 pm

      andrea - hey thanks ashley!! cole has really wide feet so lots of zara stuff is too narrow on him, but the new green and yellow hikers are super awesome and perfect for fall!! (at least in our climate!) happy shopping 🙂ReplyCancel

      • September 2, 2014 - 1:16 pm

        Ashley Grodnitzky - That’s so funny because my little guy also has wide and fat feet! In fact, when I ordered the one Native shoes, I had to order the Milers because the Jeffersons were too tight on his fat feet! We are in the US but we get winters too, so we need some warm ones. Do you have any others you like (not necessarily at Zara?)ReplyCancel

        • September 2, 2014 - 10:27 pm

          andrea - a couple years ago cole had some stride rite gulliver winter shoes that i loved. they come in wide width too 🙂ReplyCancel

  • September 4, 2014 - 7:56 am

    Marcy - Can I ask you where you picked up the kids Herschel backpack? We just recently made a trip to B.C where I bought myself a beautiful Hershel travel bag, and I love it! They were everywhere in the stores in the Orchard Park mall but I haven’t seen them here in Edmonton!ReplyCancel

    • September 4, 2014 - 2:32 pm

      andrea - i ordered this online right from herschel, but i’ve since found out there is a store right next to h&m at west ed that stocks them!ReplyCancel

  • September 5, 2014 - 12:11 pm

    Marcy - Wonderful:) Thanks so much Andrea!ReplyCancel

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