Back to School means SHOPPING!!

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bealls for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Acquirgy for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I love Back to School time.  I still sometimes want to get myself an outfit or two for the first week of school- I always loved brand new clothes, I always had them set to go weeks before school began, outfits lined up, hanging on hangers, backpack loaded up and ready to go with every pencil sharpened. 

I LOVED school as a kid- still do, but there is just something so fun about Back to School shopping- be it for school supplies or apparel- doesn’t matter.  I think it’s the fresh start, the promise of new friends, new knowledge, new skills, new adventures- a new year, new beginning. 

Growing up, my mom made our back to school shopping kind of like a holiday- looking back I’m sure she just did it in one day so it didn’t mean a trip to the mall on a weekend day, but my perception as a kid was that mom was making a special day for me and her to go outfit me for school and we always went to lunch together too, and she’d let me choose whatever I wanted from the menu.  School shopping was steeped in tradition- even what she was willing to buy for us- but the hours spent together alone were such a great time for me. 

Now that I have my own kids entering the school system, I get to start our own back to school traditions.  Being deal -obsessed, we don’t do our shopping in just one day (yet) but I do let the kids choose things when we’re out and about- their take home folders- new shoes, lunchboxes, etc.  As nice as it was having one day to have a “spree” with my mom, I think there’s something fun about doing it in small amounts, almost like building the anticipation. 

Just like her mama, my Busy girl has already planned what she’ll wear the first day of school…as well as the second and the third!  She does keep changing her mind about which hair accessories she’ll be sporting but she’s got the outfits set to go.  She hasn’t seen the Twinkle Toes she’s been asking for since March that I found on sale and tucked away in a closet yet- I’ll save those for the day before school. 

Bealls is a Florida- based department store that helps parents save money on the hottest styles and trends for their kids- and you don’t have to be local to Florida to shop there- you can shop online!  They have school uniforms available as well. 

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