Back To School Pop-Up Sale

This post is sponsored by Macy’s & ShopStyle.
All opinions are 100% honest & all items were hand-selected by
us.

fall family style

The school year is just around the corner (if your kids
haven’t already started) – mine have a few more weeks of summer
vacation, so we’ve been trying to make the most of the time we
have left before the busyness of their new schedules begin.  This
is a red-letter year for us because we will have one in high school
& one in middle school.  While having both a pre-teen & a
teenager certainly comes with its challenges (& gray hairs!),
it’s also such a fun phase because they are getting more
independent and really coming into their own.

School clothes shopping can be a struggle, regardless of your
kids’ ages, and I feel like I’ve finally figured out the best
way to tackle the process without getting pushback from my kids. 
Rather than dragging them all around the mall & forcing them to
spend hours in a fitting room, I create a stress-free shopping
environment at home.  I bake some cookies, put on their favorite
music and we sit down together at my computer to browse through the
new arrivals for fall.  Today we’re sharing what we picked up
from Macy’s +
highlighting their Back-To-School Pop-Up Sale that’s going on
today & tomorrow!

family fall photos

Those of you who are moms know that you have to pick your
battles and I decided long ago to let my kids choose what they
wanted to wear.  I think it’s important to let them have that
individuality, to allow them to try different things so they can
learn what they like & develop their own personal style, even
if it’s different than what I would choose for them.

For example, my daughter was such a girly girl when she was
little and wanted to wear outfits with ruffles and any dress that
was “twirly”.  But, when she hit her preteen years, she went
through a tomboy phase where she only cared about being
comfortable.  Now that she’s almost 16, she’s found a good
balance between the two and her style has really matured…to the
point where we can borrow from each other’s closets now, which I
love!

kids back to school sale

juniors back to school outfit

I can hardly believe that she will be a sophomore – only two
more years at home before she leaves for college (cue the
waterworks!).  Since she has pretty much stopped growing, I feel
better about spending a little more on clothes knowing they will
last her for a while.  We’ve started working on creating a mix
& match wardrobe of versatile classic pieces with just a few
trendy items thrown in.  She loved this cardigan so much that we
bought it in multiple colors (she also picked up the dark gray
& burgundy).  It’s the perfect weight & length (she’s
5’8″), it has pockets + you can’t beat the price.  I’ll
definitely be stealing this from her!

She layered it over this
floral print cami
(which she also plans to wear under this jacket).  The cami runs a
little big, so I’d recommend sizing down – it also comes in a
dark floral & a snakeskin print (I couldn’t resist buying for
myself!).  And she was thrilled to discover this brand of jeans because they
fit her perfectly – denim is always a struggle because her waist
is much smaller than the rest of her bottom half, so usually she
has gaping at the back of the waist.  But, these fit like a glove, so we
ordered more in olive
green
, burgundy &
black.  For reference,
she normally wears a women’s size 8 in denim, and she ended up
getting the juniors’ size 9 in these.

mother daughter style

Maison Jules Cardigan

Her outfit details:
c/o Maison Jules Cardigan, c/o
Hippie Rose Juniors’
Camisole
,
c/o Celebrity Pink Juniors’
Jeans
, c/o Dr. Scholl’s
Flats

Like many boys, my son went through a phase where he would only
wear athletic clothing, so now that he has outgrown it &
actually wants to dress a bit nicer, I’m taking full advantage! 
He is at a tricky spot right now because he’s so tall/big for his
age, which puts him right between the kid’s & men’s
sizing.  The key for us has been finding brands that go all the
way up to a boys’ size 20 and men’s brands that offer an
XS.  So, if you have a son who is stuck in the same place or if
you need some fall clothes for your teen or husband, these will be
great options to check out while they’re on sale!

Macy's Back To School Outfits

boys first day of school outfit

He is really picky about how clothes feel, and I’ve learned
the hard way that if they’re not soft or stretchy, they will sit
in his closet & never get worn.  So, rest assured that every
recommendation we’re making here passed his comfort test with
flying colors!  This
super-soft henley
is so lightweight, which makes it ideal for
early fall temperatures, and it comes in 4 different colors – I
was actually thrilled that this was a little long on him because
that means it will still fit as he gets taller.

Because he’s so active, he hates denim that is stiff, so the
stretch in these jeans
was perfect for him!  I’ve been wanting to get him a pair of
non-athletic sneakers that he can wear to church & with nicer
casual outfits and he loved the color of these.  I went up half a size so
they’ll still fit when his foot grows, but I’d say these run
true to size.  My husband keeps eyeing them, so that I might grab
him a pair too!  Other items we loved & kept: these black sneakers, these joggers (with reinforced
knees!), this zip-front
hoodie
and this burgundy
tee
(he plans to layer under this bomber jacket).  See more
of our top fall picks for the whole family below!

American Rag Henley

mother son fall style

His outfit details:
c/o American Rag Men’s Henley, c/o
Calvin Klein Boys’
Jeans
,
c/o Tommy Hilfiger Men’s
Sneakers

My outfit details:
c/o Sanctuary Sweater, c/o Jockey Camisole, c/o Lucky Brand Jeans,
c/o Chinese Laundry
Boots
, c/o Essentials
Hoop Earrings

WOMEN’S & JUNIOR’S FALL PICKS

BOY’S & MEN’S FALL PICKS

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