Back to School in School Garden
As summer vacation comes to a close, families begin to make preparations for the new school year. Kids need backpacks, lunch boxes, school supplies, and so much more. What’s my favorite part? The school wardrobe! After all, fashion is one of the best ways that kids can express their interests, tastes, and individuality. Be true to you and let your kids do the same! With all the back to school choices at Olive Mae, there is bound to be something that makes your little girl feel on top of the world.
Hannah may only be two years old but she has serious opinions about what she should wear. Olive Mae is our go-to brand because it’s fun, affordable, and Hannah is always excited to wear the outfits. Even better, the clothes are durable and wash well, which means that I can send them to pre-school without (too much) worrying and she can play, learn, and be her sweet, silly, and sassy self.
School Garden loads this Monday and it is a beauty! With stunning colors, flutters, pockets, lace details, and a fantastic twirl, this dress hits everything on our checklist. As a mom, I love the little inspirational messages on this mint fabric. Here it reads "you are capable of wonderful things". That is something our girls need to hear. There are so many fun ways to style this tiered dress, and it can be worn again and again with new accessories, making it feel like a brand new piece every time. Hannah is wearing a size 3 at 37 inches and 34 pounds with room to grow.
You really can’t go wrong with a pair of knee socks and t-strap shoes. This look is classic and perfect for a girl walking confidently into her first day of school. The socks came from Adorable Essentials, the piggy bows from Julia’s Bowtique, and the shoes are L’Amour. You would never guess that this particular pair of shoes came from a local Goodwill for just $3! Resale shops are a great place to find gently used shoes to match your Olive Mae.
For a more casual style, we kept the socks but added a pair of cowboy boots. These are Darcy Boots from Target and cost about $25. Since Target started the new Cat and Jack line, they have been dubbed Chloe Boots. In my opinion, cowboy boots are an absolute staple in a girl’s closet, especially if its full of Olive Mae. Hannah was having so much fun at this photo shoot marching in her boots and twirling away. For those school days where girls run and play, it is so important to add a pair of shorties under a dress. Hannah’s peach pair is from Little Fashionista Boutique.
For a sweet and innocent look we paired School Garden with some white flats. These are easy for Hannah to put on and are playground friendly. With a BOGO deal at Payless they cost about $7. We like to concentrate our funds on the dresses and find steals and deals on cute shoes to go with them.
The back of this dress is as cute as the front. Here you can see the elastic on the straps as well as along the back. This gives it an easy and flexible fit. Hannah is able to size up and down in this classic style. Bonus points to this dress for also making a great sister match to our Wildflower and Bookworm Dresses!
We live in Texas and it is hot, hot, hot! Later in the season, we will add a jean jacket or a layering shirt to take this look into cooler weather. I can’t wait to see all the ways that you and your girls style School Garden! Just like Dr. Seuss said, “there is no one alive who is you-er than you”, and that translates beautifully into fashion choices. Encourage your sweet girls to be confident in themselves as they enter this school year. Olive Mae is so pleased to be a part of your journey, and we hope to continue putting smiles on your faces, as you have put smiles on ours.