Every year, my teenage daughter and I take a day and go back to school shopping together.
First, we make sure she gets all the essential school supplies along with a new backpack.
I always make sure she gets all the essentials first like undergarments and socks.
Then she focuses on items like rain and snow boots, rain and winter jackets, gloves, scaves and a warm hat.
From there, we replace clothing items she’s grown out of like jeans.
Once we’ve purchased the things she needs, we go on to her list of things she wants.
I pay for the things she needs and she pays for the things she wants. Over the year, she saves up money from birthdays and Christmas and other events so she can purchase the things on her list of wants.
As part of our special shopping day, we usually go out to lunch together and splurge for things like Menchies ice-cream or iced lattes from Starbucks.
We always have a really good time.
As back to school time is fast approaching, so is our back to school shopping extravaganza day together. In fact, it’s happening just next week.
I’m thinking that maybe I should get in on this back to school shopping thing too. Who says it has to be restricted simply to kids or teenagers? Why can’t Moms shop for themselves too?
Having this in mind, I thought I’d get a head start by parusing through some Pinterest boards. While doing so, I came up with my own list of things I want for back to school.
Here’s what I want …
I especially love the boots! I’m not so much a scarf person but I can get use to them if they make me look cooler.
I also fell in love with this … trench coat.
I so want this coat! Looks awesome with the black and the jeans. I love, love, love it!
And then I found this outfit.
The shoes are so funky. I could never wear them to work without falling down or being teased by my co-workers though. Plus, I’d tower over my first graders. I do love that leggings are still in style for this next Fall season. Looks like baggy, oversize sweaters are going to be popular too.
Last but not least, I want a jean jacket.
I had a jacket just like this years back but gave it away when they faded out of style. Had I known they’d be back, I would have held onto it. I should know better. Everything comes back into style.
And there you have my back to school wish list!
Not to shabby for a mommy, eh?
Any of you moms get yourself new things when you go back to school shopping with your kids?