I hate to be the bearer of bad tidings, but school days aren’t far off. In fact, we just got an email from our school district with the dreaded school supplies lists.
I admit, I have a love/hate relationship with Back to School season. On one hand, I love getting a fresh start with brand new clothes and school supplies, and I like the routine the school year provides. I even enjoy the crisp fall weather and the promise of the holidays ahead. But summer is by far and away my favorite season of the year, and it is far too short, in my humble opinion. In my perfect world, we would get an extra few months of the warm weather and lazy days of summer. Then I’d be much more enthusiastic about the school days ahead.
But we can’t stop time, and like it or not, school days are quickly approaching. Stores are stocking up with school supplies and fall clothes, and as a Ross Dress For Less Bargain Hunter, I’ve already been scoping out the goods. In fact, before we left for vacation, I got a head start on back to school shopping for my girls.
Caroline is 12, and she’s recently begun moving into the junior’s department for her clothes, so we were thrilled to see that Ross has a large selection of junior clothing. She picked out several tops and a pair of black twill skinnies, which fit her like a glove. She will get a lot of wear out of these this year.
We stuck to short sleeves for now because the weather will be warm for a few more months. This #selfie tee is one of her favorites. This one actually came from the children’s section. She can shop in both junior’s and children’s at the moment, which is a nice perk to being a tween.
Another top she loves is this elephant swing top. She’s actually been cheating and wearing it while we’re on vacation. Usually I make the kids keep their school clothes unworn until school starts, but this is so cute on her, I didn’t have the heart to put it away.
She’s wearing women’s shoes now and wears the same size I do. I KNOW! It’s crazy. She picked out two pairs of neutral ballet flats at Ross. This kid loves ballet flats. She wears them with everything from dresses to jeans to pants to shorts all year round, so I was thrilled to find a great selection in her size.
Becca is 9, and she will head back to school in these dark skinny jeans and this sweet pink top. As an added bonus, the necklace came with the top. Her light-up cheetah backpack is also from Ross.
She chose several other t-shirts as well, like this little owl tee.
Our total back-to-school shopping trip came to $188.05, and it included 4 pairs of shoes, 2 pants, 1 backpack, and 8 tops. That’s a pretty good start!
Not surprisingly, the girls have mixed feelings about going back to school, but I know that they’ll get caught up in the excitement when the time comes. Whether you’re looking forward to school season or not, Ross has you covered with a great selection of clothes, shoes, and backpacks at affordable prices.
Disclosure: I wrote this sponsored post in partnership with Ross Dress For Less. Opinions are my own.