GIVEAWAY: Back to School in Style!

We are giddy with excitement.  While everyone is getting ready for Back to School, this is going to be our first year sending off our darling daughter for her very first day of school.  It’s been a whirlwind of fun planning this momentous occasion!

Shopping has been loads of fun!  First stop was to our favorite TJ Maxx & Marshalls.  If you’re willing to search, you’ll never know what you’ll come up with.  I was completely shocked to discover that many items they stock are actually in-season!  So you can get the same items at regular department stores for a real steal!  They’ve got everything for back to school from back packs to the latest trends for fall this year.  They’ve got an extensive shoe department at their 18th Street location with all the latest styles.  We stocked up on basics including socks, leggings and even school supplies!

Our shopping trip took a turn online at the fabulous’s Kids Boutique!  We are addicted to our Amazon Prime membership and any chance we can, we’re getting everything from  Now you can shop for clothing on Amazon!  They have an amazing return policy but with trusted favorite brands like Splendid, Tea Collection and Diesel you’re not taking a shot in the dark.

She’s got an amazing outfit all set to go.  What’s my little fashionista taking to her first day of school you ask?

This gorgeous Girls’ Butterfly Floral ClassMate® StudyHaul Backpack from one of our favorite brands, Lands End.  Originally $34.95, on sale for $27.50 — combined with a $10 off order $50+ coupon (you might need to add a few more things!) and Ebates 6% rebate — it’s a real steal!  We absolutely love this book bag and all the lunch bags they have.  With tons of pockets and an included pencil case, she’s got room for all the new things she’ll be learning.  It’s also incredibly rugged and I know it will last this entire intense first school year.  Next year I might even splurge for the personalization!

My girl’s definitely got her own sense of style.  She’s pairing a cute little Bonnie Jean dress we found on’s Kids Boutique with a snug hoodie from 77 Kids and adorable headbands from Children’s Place which are appropriately in her school colors.  She’s also picked out a cute pair of purple Puma’s from  There will be no school blues for this little girl!  She’s going straight to the head of the class!

GIVEAWAY: ONE (1) lucky reader will with a $50 Gift Certificate to’s Kids Boutique!  To ENTER, from now until September 15th 2011 you MUST subscribe to Mom Confessionals.  For additional entries – 1st Option – If you follow me on twitter @momconfessional and re-tweet this giveaway (I would love to go BTS in style with @momconfessional’s  #Giveaway! – 2nd Option – If you “like” us on Facebook and share the giveaway with your friends. DON’T FORGET to visit this FORM and leave a separate entry for each action. Giveaway only open to those with U.S. addresses and must be 18 years or older. Giveaway ends on September 15th 2011 at 11:59 EST. A winner will be selected randomly by and notified by e-mail.

About Suzanne Chan

Suzanne is student, daughter, wife, (labor & delivery) certified registered nurse, certified lactation counselor, friend, entrepreneur and blogger – but the job she's most proud of is mother… She shares her journey on this blog and The Disney Files. Read more about her here.

  • Lydia

    Lands End has the best book bags. They are a great value too!

  • Amanda

    Thanks for the Ebate and coupon search tip! Will have to remember that!


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