What to Wear to 2nd Grade — Euro Edition

September 14, 2012

What to Wear to 2nd Grade

Here’s another What to Wear to School wardrobe tour, this time featuring 7-year-old Oscar. Fun fact: based on the emails he’s received, Oscar has a bit of a fan club from his roles in the Olive Us episodes. Luckily, it hasn’t gone to his head. : )

What to Wear to 2nd Grade

For outfit #1, Oscar is wearing a yellow polo shirt from JC Penney, sky blue khakis from a clothing store in Rome, classic checkered Vans and a striped tee from H&M.

It’s fun for me to look at these photos and see how much Oscar moves around. He is active as can be!

What to Wear to 2nd Grade

Oscar wears layers. They seem to work best with the always changing weather here in Normandy. For outfit #2 he’s wearing jeans from Polarn O. Pyret, a hoodie button-down from Benetton and a henley from H&M.

What to Wear to 2nd Grade
What to Wear to 2nd Grade

Oscar has a hard time putting on socks, so I’ve started buying them a size larger than he needs and now he can pull them on with ease. We bought these socks as part of a patterned pack from H&M.

What to Wear to 2nd Grade
What to Wear to 2nd Grade

It’s been interesting to see Oscar’s reading develop. He was in kindergarten when we moved here, so he’s been learning to read in both French and English. He works with Magic Treehouse books in English and Tchoupi books in French.

What to Wear to 2nd Grade

Oscar’s outfit #3 is his favorite. It’s the one he chose to wear on the first day of school. Jeans are the same as above. Jacket and tee are from H&M.

What to Wear to 2nd Grade

Oscar wanted to make sure we got plenty of photos of him being super tough. Prepare yourself.

What to Wear to 2nd Grade
What to Wear to 2nd Grade

For outfit #4, Oscar is wearing a checked button-down with a sweatshirt from H&M as a top layer. The army green trousers are from the Next outlet.

What to Wear to 2nd Grade
What to Wear to 2nd Grade
What to Wear to 2nd Grade

Super tough.

What to Wear to 2nd Grade

Last up is outfit #5. Oscar is wearing a heavy weight graphic tee from Benetton with a denim shirt from Polarn O. Pyret layered on top. Same shoes, socks and pants mentioned above.

What to Wear to 2nd Grade

Side note: The lizard-y creature he’s holding is awesome. It was a gift from our friends, Audrey and Nick, who picked it up in Japan. It’s made from some super-powered-glow-in-the-dark material and it holds a glow for a long time. Rad.

What to Wear to 2nd Grade
What to Wear to 2nd Grade
What to Wear to 2nd Grade

Not sure what this photo is about. He’s never seen Austin Powers, but he’s totally channeling Dr. Evil.

What to Wear to 2nd Grade

But this. No matter how tough he feels, this is how he looks most often.

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{ 38 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sarah September 14, 2012 at 8:02 am

I adore his cuteness in Olive Us!

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2 sofija September 14, 2012 at 8:09 am

Count me in as part of the fun club!
Magic Tree House books are a great option after they learn to read.

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3 Sharon @ Discovering blog September 14, 2012 at 8:11 am

So cute! My son just turned 7, and the past year was filled with Magic Tree House Books! He referred to them as Jack and Annie books. It would amaze me that I could say to him, “What’s book #17′s title?” and he would know it! And he would answer me in such an exasperated tone, like how could I not know all the titles to all of the books? geeze, Mom!

Those Vans are to die for – too cool for school!

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4 Design Mom September 14, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Hah! I can totally imagine his expression.

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5 {plum} September 14, 2012 at 8:37 am

what a ham!! You must laugh out loud everytime you scroll through these. His laughter and joy jump right off the screen. What’s better than a happy kid?

May his joie de vivre last a lifetime!
best ~
d.

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6 Gina @ Oaxacaborn September 14, 2012 at 8:43 am

I couldn’t stop smiling as I scrolled through this post! What a character. :)

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7 AK September 14, 2012 at 8:44 am

How cute! Love it! My son just turned 4 and I’m on a quest for a warm, nicely- styled winter jacket. Any recommendations?

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8 Design Mom September 14, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Are you thinking sporty like a ski coat?

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9 AK September 19, 2012 at 5:37 am

Yep, I think something sporty would be good – warm and will hold up during playtime :).

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10 Allison B September 14, 2012 at 8:54 am

Thanks for the book link – my 2nd grader has started to teach herself French with lessons from Rosetta Stone, and she would love those books! I’d love to hear more about what your kids read in French.

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11 Sandra Gonzales September 14, 2012 at 8:59 am

Awww. He’s tough but he’s still a baby.

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12 Design Mom September 14, 2012 at 1:11 pm

That’s exactly what I think. : )

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13 Amy September 14, 2012 at 9:10 am

SO tough!! Oscar is starting to look so grown up. Thanks for sharing :)

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14 jill September 14, 2012 at 9:17 am

love layers… we live in the Utah mountains and layers are the key! so cute I could look at these all day

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15 Amanda September 14, 2012 at 9:37 am

Can’t believe he was in kindergarten when you moved to France and now he’s in grade 2! Time is FLYING!

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16 Design Mom September 14, 2012 at 1:12 pm

I was running errands yesterday in a nearby village called Ecouché, and I got teary thinking how I would be moving in less than a year and wouldn’t be able to soak in the rooflines and old stone and cobbled streets any more. It’s too fast!

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17 Meagan September 14, 2012 at 9:41 am

He is going to be a heartbreaker! What a handsome boy!

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18 Emme September 14, 2012 at 10:23 am

Could you recommend other books in French? We have a French immersion program at our school, but it is so hard to find actual series of French books! What do the French students read (similar to Magic Tree House level)? Are there any French picture books that you love? Any particular authors your kids enjoy?

Thanks!

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19 Design Mom September 14, 2012 at 1:13 pm

My dearest friend here in France works at the library. I need to have her do a post!

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20 sarah page September 14, 2012 at 11:27 am

Such a cute guy! My 6 year old man is very into strong poses. In fact, hardly any of our pics of him at Bryce Canyon are “regular” poses, they are all “strong.” LOVE it!!!

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21 Azra September 14, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Oscar (I love the name) looks like so much fun. Super cool kid.
I was waiting for this post, because my older is 6 years old and I needed some ideas. I love all the outfits. But I have some questions. Do you let him pick his own clothes at the store? If yes, he has amazing taste. :)
How do you stay away from Lightning MCQueen and other movie characters? My son insists on picking his own clothes. He has some funny T-shirts in his closet. :)

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22 Design Mom September 14, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Good question, Azra. I usually present him with two options at the store (both options that I like) and let him pick between them. He still gets to be in charge, but I make sure only good choices are on the table. : )

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23 Raquel September 14, 2012 at 12:54 pm

I usually read the blog through the feed but I had to come here and comment on how precious Oscar is – count me in as another member of his fan club.

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24 amy c September 14, 2012 at 12:55 pm

he is so cute!!

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25 Christy September 14, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Really cute series- I like how your kids are so into the modeling and picking their clothes!

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26 Design Mom September 14, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Thanks, Christy! Maude, Ralph and Betty are up next week. I hope you won’t be sick of them by then. : )

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27 Lynnette September 14, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Oh – could he be any cuter?! I think not!

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28 Cortnie September 14, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Oscar has some kickin’ style! Love that face too.

xo
cortnie

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29 Jodi September 14, 2012 at 3:13 pm

from all the pictures I’ve seen, I have to say he looks so much like his father. Handsome kiddo.

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30 Design Mom September 15, 2012 at 3:16 am

People have commented since Oscar was born how much the two of them look alike. It’s fun to get to see Ben-in-miniature — like I’m witnessing what my husband was like as a little boy.

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31 Miranda September 14, 2012 at 7:39 pm

Haha, Milo does that exact same muscle pose. So funny. Oscar sure is easy to fall in love with (as are all your kids. You must be doing something right!)

xoxo

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32 Sarah September 14, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Oh my goodness, I want to join the Oscar fan club. My son is only 10 months old so I had no reason to look at this post. That said, I had to scroll through the whole thing just to eat him up, he kills me! That Dr Evil photo is the end. Go Oscar!

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33 marilee pittman September 15, 2012 at 7:08 am

smashing!

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34 Sonya September 15, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Oscar is super cute! His personality just leaps off the (web)page! I love seeing these back-to-school outfits.

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35 Barchbo September 17, 2012 at 5:27 am

What a cutie! I love his style! He has the best accessory of all – an awesome smile!

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36 how2home September 17, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Oscar looks adorable!

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37 Kate The Great September 17, 2012 at 1:12 pm

You know– methinks you had fun with Oscar in this photo shoot. I can tell he loved posing, when normally, he doesn’t. I usually skip the what-to-wear stuff because I’ve only got a two-year-old, but this one is more about what he’s wearing. I love that you get one-on-one time with your kids during this tradition.

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38 Dale Coykendall September 19, 2012 at 6:52 pm

Count me in (the fan club) he is the cutest kid !

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