What back to school (for the kids) means for me + Linkup!

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Hope that title wasn’t confusing, but I am not going back to school.  I don’t think I ever will again haha!  My kids go to daycare/school year-round (since both me and Marvin work), BUT tomorrow they will be switching classes. Vivian will be going to Pre-K (four year old class), while Vivian will be switching to the “twos” class. I remember last year when Austin switched classes – we were all a big mess. He gets major anxiety with any type of change (he wouldn’t even wear some new PJs he got as a gift because they were a different style than what he is used to), he LOVES routine. However, he has a really close friend at school that he will be switching classes with, so we’re hoping that as long as they are together, all will be OK. And Vivian – she’s a bit more tough and adaptable, might just be a few tears with new teachers but she should be good in no time. I am excited to see the kids learn more, grow, and embrace a new class. Yet it makes me sad to see them grow up so fast. 🙁

Generally my husband does drop offs, but I will do the occasional daycare drop off. After drop off, I head to work and spend all day at a cubicle, go to a ton of meetings, and after work, it’s pick up from daycare (which is usually me), go home and make dinner or go attend a kid’s activity, go on a family walk, and then winding down with bath, books, and bedtime. And about once every 2 weeks, we meet up with friends for dinner at a restaurant with a play area or get take out. This year though, I am determined to keep up extra-curricular activities for the kids after school, whether it’s tumbling, soccer, swimming, skiing, I want them to have the same opportunities my parents provided me while growing up. I love this dress for a day to night look. I dressed it down with a jean jacket which is great for Fall and a great pair of tan strappy heels that go with so many outfits!

Denim jacket for Fall Albion Basin photos Famous Footwear #InTheseShoes Privilege Clothing Floral dress and denim jacket

My outfit:

Dress c/o Privilege
Denim jacket: GAP 
Shoes c/o Famous Footwear
Bag: Mansur Gavriel
Watch c/o Piper West

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Photography by Shaylei Halling Photo

on trend tuesdays linkup 8-30-16

Linkup Cohosts: Kileen | Me

threads for thomas

Last week’s most clicked outfit was by Rachael of Threads for Thomas! I am seriously obsessed with those shoes for Fall and it goes so well with navy!!


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  1. August 29, 2016 / 8:49 pm

    Your denim jacket is lovely with that floral dress 🙂 I hope the class switch over for your kids goes well 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  2. August 29, 2016 / 9:33 pm

    I think a dress is very versatile for day to evening—just switch out some accessories and possibly the shoes and voila!!
    I linked to our post last week where I wore the dress I won from your site!! thanks again Sandy!

  3. August 30, 2016 / 4:38 am

    Such a great blog! You life sounds like mine – busy nonstop! Such a great dress too!

  4. August 30, 2016 / 6:11 am

    What a gorgeous dress! I love how you styled it with those sandals. Soooo pretty! I can definitely relate to getting back into routine. My kiddies just started back to school as well. We are adjusting to earlier bedtimes and just getting back into a daily routine. All summer we relaxed by the pool, had movie night, amusement park fun, and more. The kids love their teachers and classmates which makes me feel at ease. Thanks for sharing and hosting the link up as well 🙂

  5. August 30, 2016 / 6:56 am

    I love this look and in fact I’m wearing something similar today–printed dress + denim jacket, it’s such a great go-to combo! Even though Jona goes to daycare year round there’s something about this time of year that makes you want to get into good routines. We just started looking at preschools for January, so that will be a big change! Eek! 🙂

  6. August 30, 2016 / 6:56 am

    Beautiful dress and shoes. Thats cute that your littles are moving up and growing up, how special.

  7. August 30, 2016 / 6:57 am

    I am loving those sandals and that dress is so adorable! The print is magnificent! A you can never go wrong adding a denim jacket! Really great transitional outfit!

    My oldest starts kindergarten next week and I am all a mixture of nerves and excitement for him and for myself. It is going to be a huge change from 3 hours a day pre-K last year to full day kindegarten!

    Happy Fall!


  8. August 30, 2016 / 7:13 am

    This dress is so pretty, and I love how versatile it can be! It looks great with the denim jacket and heeled sandals. My boys are starting daycare next week, we we’ll be getting into a routine for the first time! Thank you for the feature!

  9. August 30, 2016 / 8:49 am

    Happy back to school time!! Hope it goes smoothly with the kiddos 🙂
    Also – that dress is GORGEOUS! Perfect to transition into fall.
    Lee | LegalLee Blonde

  10. August 30, 2016 / 10:15 am

    Such a pretty dress! Still has that Summer vibe, but easily can work for fall too! Sounds like you guys are just always staying busy!
    xo Adri

  11. August 30, 2016 / 4:27 pm

    Such a great transition look–aren’t jean jackets the best?! Love how you styled the outfit with the classic strappy sandals too! Thanks for hosting my dear! –Ginger

  12. August 30, 2016 / 8:23 pm

    Love the dress and the shoes! They look great together! I hope the start of the school year goes smoothly for you all!


  13. August 31, 2016 / 9:56 am

    Pretty dress! Hope the little ones enjoy their new classes 🙂

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