By Brandy Black
When I was a kid, I loved going back-to-school shopping with my mom. For me it felt like an opportunity to re-define myself at school, reveal a fresh new look, and become, with each new year, a little bit more grown up. Now that I am a mom myself, I try to make a special day of back-to-school shopping with my own kids. Hot cocoa and power lunch to keep us going. And tons of shopping.
The only problem is, kids’ clothes are becoming more expensive and within six months I’m buying more all over again. It doesn’t seem worth it. So this year I took my daughter to Kmart for fun fashion and insanely affordable prices. Because I didn’t have to worry about spending too much, I could let her take the lead. We piled clothes high in our arms, racing around the kids’ section in a flurry. I can be pretty picky about the textiles and textures, and was super psyched by the delicious soft cottons she found. She modeled clothes and we played with accessories, all while chatting about the school year to come: her new teacher, which kids she hoped would be in her class, would there be a lot more homework? It was a throwback to my own days with my mom and I knew she was growing right before my eyes. As she took a twirl in a flouncy, flowery skirt, I thought of how sweet this time is and how quickly it will go. My baby girl, in all her vibrant colors, is off to the first day of second grade. I hope I can get through this one without tears. Doubt it!
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Kmart through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Kmart’s back-to-school apparel collections, all opinions are my own.
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