sunday rad deals…columbus weekend sales

hey guys! instead of monday rad deals, today we have sunday rad deals. there are so many great deals going on this weekend for Columbus day and I don’t want you to miss out on this action.

here is what i am jonesing for and saving some pretty pennies on this week.

so jcrew is having this sales event all weekend long, hurry it ends today and this isn’t their normal sale 30% off REGULAR priced items and 40% off final sale!!Screen Shot 2014-10-12 at 10.14.26 AM

here are some of my favorite pieces to scoop up!

tee pee baby set / i have been obsessing over camel for fall and until i find my perfect camel coat that makes sense for California I love adding pieces like this to my fall wardrobe camel tipped tunic sweater

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you know i love me some madewell. right now enjoy 30% off seleect styles. like this amazing patch sweatshirt. Use code OHFALL

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and because everyone needs a liiiittle burgandy in their fall wardrobe this cardigan is only $49.99…

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want to get a jump start on your holiday baking and shopping?? Williams – Sonoma is taking 20% off by entering SAVE20 all sorts of goodies from stand mixers to oil and vinegar. I am super excited about this action. 7 years ago i bought this knife and it was worth EVERY PENNY! I use it for everything. EVERYTHING.

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want to know my greatest deal secret of ALL for everyday. mint arrow. Corrine is like the prettiest, dreamiest girl alive and has the scoop on sales everyday. trust me. you will love her!! sign up for her email and follow her on IG. She does not disappoint. Don’t you just love someone who is just as great as you want them to be in person? me too.

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fridays, i can’t stop…reading the classics

i can’t stop… rehashing my youth and reading the babysitters club . that claudia. swoon.

reading the classics

hat / suit /sunnies/ book

you know what else i can’ stop doing? losing expensive sunglasses so you have seen these $18 pair in full rotation until i get up the nerve to splurge again.

actually my last pair were set on the counter at Nordstrom, i forgot them, ran back 20 minutes later and they were gone!! one week old. tears.

back to school picks by brand…

as i am sure you can guess, i get my jollies off of back to school shopping. it is a whole process and science for me and today, i am bringing it to you. get ready. this is a big one.

for the next two weeks i will be bringing you everything you need to know for back to school, from hair tutorials to family themes to back packs to CLOTHES, of course.

and miss james is pumped. i mean she even did a toe touch. after we talked about how she should react if people wrongly accuse her of being out in Four Square (see her worried face in the first pictures? this is when she told me about her four square dilemma). we ended in toe touches sooo problem solved?

back to school by gap kids back to school clothes for kids back to school gap kid girls

 

ruby: tank/ sweater vest/ shorties/ backpack / sandals (old from zara but similar here and NO she cannot wear these two school but loves to slip them on for aerial dance and these slides are pretty adorable too)

This year, i decided to break up our back to school picks by the brands we love. Today, we are talking about our tried and true retail stores that we know and love. Tomorrow will be some of our favorite etsy and indy designers.

here is my back to school shopping process… use it, pin it.

3 tips for back to school shopping

First up CREWCUTS… we love crew cuts for can’t be beat quality and their perfect ability to mix trends with classics that stay away from hoochieville while keeping a funky and sophisticated spin. Crewcuts gets the best color ways of shoes, so we ALWAYS check here first to get the most unique shoes. For boys, we also love their dapper spin on dresswear (but that is for another post) and the best henleys around, 
back to school picks from crew cuts

 

striped shirt with lace sleeves striped swing top / embroidered tank / athletic stripe sleeves tee

Crew Cuts boys:

back to school clothing crewcuts for boys

1. green ringer tee  2.neon stripe tee

3. space tee   4. slouchy sweatpant 5. slim fit khaki  6.  lightning socks 7. vans camo slip ons 8. new balance sneaks

  Peek Kids has quickly become one of Ruby’s favorite brands. Their embroidered tops have a great boho vibe and their shorts always have perfectly on trend patterns that are not too short in length and wash like a dream.back to school clothes from peek kids

 

 

1. flutter sleeve floral  2. chunky cardigan  3. embroidered dress 4. striped griffin short 6. green print tank 5. elastic chambray pants  7. shorts with zippers

back to school clothes from peek kids boys

1. Captain Shirt  2.  usa soccer tee 3. collar shirt (on sale!)

back to school clothes for kids gap girls

fedora/ black shorts/ moto boots (a must must! they will wear them everyday with shorts, skirts and jeans) / collar shirt / short sleeve sweatshirt / indigo hoodie / denim shirt/ green slub harem pants / gray moto pants

Gap Kids Boys: until the day i die i will love brown cords for myself and my babies. i had the best vintage levi pair in high school that i still dream about. they eventually ripped right up the booty from all my wear and tear but i will say i have never been so in love then i was with those pants.

back to school clothes from Gap boys

1. chambray shirt 2. cords (we also love these cut into shorts)  3. camo shorts  4. chukka brown boots ( not sure we would wear these to school but they are just so good for church, parties, and fancy dinners & weddings)

back to school hm picks

 

1. stripe dress 2. blue pattern pants 3. gingham boots 4. gingham blouse  5. basic tee 6. suspender shorts 7. rolled chino shorts

Last but oh so not least ZARA kids:

back to school clothing from zara girls

1. printed overalls 2. printed shirt  3. fringe vest 4. embroidered lace sweatshirt 6. leopard slip ons  5.denim overalls

back to school clothing for kids from zara boys

1. H sweatshirts 2. denim bermudas 3. Tiger Sweatshirts 4. sweatshorts  5destroyed jeans 6. harlem tee 7. gray pants 8. navy sneakers

ruby tuesdays… crew cuts all you need is love tee

as soon, and i mean as soon as there is a cloud in the sky we are on it. long sleeves, sweatshirts and flannels all the way. i even busted out my ridiculous stock of  beanies. around here we like to take it just one step further. did you say 30% chance of rain weather app? you did? okay, neon rain boots are a must then. for school she also topped this look with a chambray blazer but whatdaya know? that 30% didn’t really come to fruition soo the blazer was gently crumpled and shoved in the bottom of  her backpack.

crew cuts all you need is love shirt

have i mentioned my premature empty nest syndrome? i haven’t. that’s because i should be embarrassed. truly. nobody told me though that when they go to kindergarten they are suddenly over you. okay you told me but i didn’t really believe you because i was busy enjoying my  five seconds of silence.  i learned that the hard way two years ago and my heart is stinging all over again from going through it with this love. it is not the kids being out of the house that has my heart stinging. i am enjoying my solitary walks down the aisles of  trader joe’s.  it is more the emotional disconnect that i speak of. she seemed so little for so long and now all the sudden she is fancy pants, writing words, reading words and doodling “boo!” on every writeable and non- writeable surface she can find. why did i refinish that table again? my baby girl isn’t such a baby girl anymore.

crew cuts girls leggings

and she has all these rad moves, including a front flip i have not captured, to prove it. she is going through growing pains, figuring out friendships, acting big one day and suddenly running after me in tears the next. kindergarten is amazing and at the same time slightly heart breaking.crew cuts leggingscrew cuts kids fashion blogbut wether she is growing up or not her shirt (which has become an instant go to item. you will be seeing much more of this) says it all…

“all you need is love.”

shirt $34.50 (on sale in other colors)/ leggings $24.50/target boots $22.99

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kid style watch… t-shirt dress and sneakers

one trend i am loving right now? t-shirt and sweatshirt dresses with sneakers. so cute, so comfy and so easy. paired with a backpack and hat or an easy messy top knot and they have the perfect laid back sporty look.

5 PANEL HATS FOR GIRLS

 

1 $42 try this one for $28.99/2 $9.95 /3 $12 for set of 6 /4 $55 try this lovely for $23 and i love this one for $20 /$50

have you tried the 5 panel hats yet? hus got me one this summer and loved wearing it on the boat an out running errands.

gray sweatshirt dress for kids

jcrew sweatshirt dress / saucony shoes / old navy sweatshirt dress / old navy sneakers

love how MR wore sneaks and some fancy pants here.

and look at the “cool girls” working it here.

and these peeps are just rad, i especially love the vans.