GRID PRINT BLOUSE (SIMILAR) | GRAY SWEATSHIRT | GOLD TASSEL FLATS c/o PAYLESS | DISTRESSED JEANS | BLACK BACKPACK c/o PAYLESS
My son Bradley starts school today. Today! Back in my day, we didn’t go back to school till September. While part of me is excited for him to get back in the classroom, part of me is really going to miss the lazy summer days when we didn’t have to be dressed and out of the house by 8:30. However, there is something really satisfying about being up and ready for the day that early. Don’t get me wrong- I have my fair share of days when we stumble out of the house barefoot and in workout clothes (that may or may not have made an appearance at the gym), but when I take the time to get dressed along with my kids, I am better prepared to get going and make the most out of my day.
When I throw on clothes for the trek up the hill for school drop off, I always throw on flats. I need something I can quickly slip my feet into that are easy to walk in. I love these cute gold tassel trim flats from Payless. They are gold so they go with everything under the sun, and they are on sale for only $20! I also grabbed this cute chic black leather backpack too. It’s been years since I have used a backpack, but this one from Payless is pretty and simple and keeps my hands free to cary my thousand pound baby to and from my car each morning. (it’s on sale for only $22). It was also designed by Christian Siriano who I absolutely adore as a designer. He has a lot of really cute designs in his Payless line that are really affordable. They are definitely worth checking out!
A lightweight sweatshirt is usually the last thing I grab as I run out the door, because some mornings can be a bit chilly no matter how sweaty they get in the afternoon. And do I need those glasses? No. Not one bit. But they might be fun to use them to embarrass my kids with.
in partnership with Payless Shoes | photography by Kendra Maarse