We’re (Finally) Heading Back to School with Lands’ End!
Posted Sep 03 2013 3:49pm
We’re a little late to the back to school game around here – my kids just started school today. They had a fantastic summer, but both of them were excited to start a new year. We’ve had a blast getting everything ready – Kate and I seriously love shopping for school supplies and clothes!
One of the most important things we were on the lookout for was the perfect outfit for the first day of school. I’m not sure why, or how the tradition got started, but the first-day outfit is a big deal. Lands’ End realizes that too, and they have an entire Back-to-School Collection filled with stylish, durable, comfortable clothes that kids can wear all year. We had the opportunity to check some of them out, and we all loved them!
Take a look…
Kate’s wearing the Girls’ Solid Curved Hem V-Neck T-Shirt in Tidewater. This is part of the Knit Kit collection – tops, bottoms, dresses, leggings, etc. that are made from comfortable fabrics, have a no-itch construction, and come in all sorts of colors. This shirt is perfect for my comfort-loving girl! She really liked the v-neck and curved hem. Over that is the Girls’ Color Border Heart V-neck Cardigan . It’s 100 percent cotton and has the cutest heart-shaped patch on the elbows, as you can see in the picture below. The Girls’ 5-pocket Bootcut Denim Jeans fit her really well, and I love how well made they are – I know they’ll be in great shape when we pass them down to Sophie in a couple of years!
This is Kate in the Girls’ Solid Curved Hem V-Neck T-Shirt once again – this time in Dried Papaya. She’s wearing black Girls’ Flare Yoga Pants , which are super soft and comfortable but have enough Lycra to make sure they maintain their shape. They also have a wider waistband that doesn’t pinch her around the middle!
Kate’s very favorite part of both these outfits? The boots! The Girls’ Lacey Bow Back Tall Boots , to be more specific. She absolutely loves them – they look adorable, and the sherpa lining inside makes the comfortable. I love that they’ve got a durable rubber outsole. Kate picked the Dark Fawn color, but they also come in Chocolate, Magenta, Bright Aubergine, and Soft Silver Metallic. At $59, I think they’re a heck of a deal, too.
Of course, school shopping isn’t complete without a backpack, and Lands’ End is the place to find the perfect one. Their 2013 backpack collection features
– Four distinct lines including ClassMate®, FeatherLight™, Dash and My First.
– More solid colors that are easy to personalize with embroidery options.
– Innovative design and superior durability at an incredible value.
– Small, Medium and Large size options to ensure proper fit.
– Colors and prints designed with the tastes of boys and girls in mind.
Kate picked the FeatherLight Backpack in Cabbage Purple Scatter Print.
The first thing I noticed about this backpack (other than the fact that is it super cute) was the shoulder straps – they have foam padding that makes them extremely comfortable. That’s important, because we all know how heavy kids’ backpacks can get! The back panels are mesh and make it breathable. There are two inside pockets and one is even padded for a laptop! (No one tell Kate what that one’s for, k?) The bungee strap on the front and the clipping loop on the side gives space for extra things like a jacket or lunchbox.
There’s pretty much room for everything.
How cool is that?
And now for Sam.
My little baby is a kindergartner! I don’t know how that happened. He’s not so little anymore, but dang is he not cute in his new Lands’ End clothes?
I know everyone thinks buying girl clothes is a zillion times more fun than boy clothes, but not me – I love boys’ clothes! Seriously, could this outfit be any more adorable? He’s wearing the Boys’ Super Hoodie in Vibrant Cobalt. It’s made of soft, breathable cotton, and I want one for me. For real. He’s also wearing the Boys’ Classic Fit Iron Knee Jeans . Everyone knows the knees are the first place on a kids’ pants to go, so Lands’ End not only doubly reinforces the knees, but they do it in a way that’s invisible. You’d never know they were Iron Knee pants – except for, you know, the lack of holes in the knees! Good Housekeeping magazine even gave Lands’ End’s Iron Knee Pants with a 2013 VIP (Very Innovative Product) award. Brilliant! I became a big fan of the Iron Knee Pants about 20 seconds after we were done taking pictures, when Sam managed to fall and scuff up his knees. He must have wanted to really make sure they worked as promised! Sam’s also wearing the Boys’ Landon Low Sneakers , otherwise known as the cutest shoes I have ever seen in my life.
Sam is in full-day kindergarten, so for the first time, we’ll be packing his lunch this year. We’ve had great luck with Kate’s Lands’ End lunchboxes in the past, and I’m glad to have one for Sam this year too. He picked the ClassMate EZ Wipe Lunch Box in Rich Red. It’s insulated and will keep food cold for up to 5 hours, and the interior wipes clean easily. It’s leak resistant and PVC free. I love the monogram – my Sammy!
It also makes a great shield, as you can see from the pictures!
So there you have it – my kids are all ready to head back to school thanks to Lands’ End.