Friday Favorites: Back to School Accessories

Happpppppy Friday y’all!!! So it’s officially August which means it’s super officially back to school shopping season!! I know Target has had their B2S displays out since like June (whyyyyy Target, whyyyy) but for the most of us we are just now starting to plan school wardrobes and getting all geared up for the First Day of School.

Last week I shared with you some of my favorite on-trend fabrics for fall and some fabulous patterns for various age groups. I know we all are really dedicating the next month or two to filling our kiddo’s closets with some mama-made goodness. But, now let’s talk about the things that you won’t be sewing!

This week we’re diving into Back to School Accessories!!! I have to openly admit that since I “save” money (hahaha) by sewing my girls’ wardrobes, I tend to splurge on accessories that I don’t want to or just won’t be making myself. Yes, even that includes BOWS. Don’t think I’m being lazy, I’m just supporting the handmade market. Right???

Mason Verdure

So let’s get shopping!! First up, backpacks!!! Backpacks can be super cute, super cheesy or super boring. My girls and I picked out a few favorites for this upcoming school year- some that are more practical and some that are big splurges. Stay tuned to see what ones they actually select for their 2017-2018 backpacks (big deal, I know you are going to be glued to your computer waiting for the results).

My four and seven year old are currently obsessed with all things ponies and unicorns.


And if I had the time to actually sew a backpack, this would totally be the one:

Just to reassure you I’m not 110% lazy when it comes to the backpack thing…here’s proof that one day I did actually sew a backpack.


Anyway, back to shopping. A total splurge but this has my oldest written allllll over it:

Next up, let’s talk another thing that I won’t be making this year (and my personal favorite thing in the whole entire planet)… SHOES!

Practical first…Livie and Luca are a go-to school shoe. They hold up really well, are comfy all day long and are super duper cute.

Another favorite, but usually saved for special days at school or photoshoots, Joyfolie.

And because gym day is a favorite for these girlies, I had to grab a pair of tennies:

There’s probably nothing more precious than sweet little girls and knee high socks! Recently, I’ve discovered a few cute small shops that carry knee highs but we usually stick with the ol’ trusty target brand. I love that they are adding more colors to their offerings this fall. We’ll be stocking up on pink and navy for sure!

And last but not least, BOWS! We’re huge fans of these big 6″ bows and you can’t beat the price!

I’ve had my eye on this shop for a little while and I can’t seem to catch the releases before they are sold out. But seriously, how darn cute are these Liberty of London handmade bows:

Well that’s all for today. I hope your shopping carts are full of awesome accessories for your little girlies! Back to school shopping can be so fun- enjoy!!

Want to see more back to school accessories?? Check out my full Pinterest board here.

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