Here’s a little tour of what the lovely Maude Blair, age 13, will be wearing to 8th grade. Starting with outfit #1, which features a floral jumpsuit from the Next outlet, and a navy cardigan from Abercrombie. (If you’re curious, you can find a little sidenote about what my kids think of Abercrombie in this post.)
The silver, leather ballet flats are from Carrefour (a French grocery store).
Outfit #2 has lots of pieces and textures. I really like it. The tweed jacket is a hand-me-down from our landlords. The scarf is borrowed from Mom. The denim dress is by Kayce Hughes. The thick star tights are from DPAM. And the boots are from… I can’t remember. A funny little shoe chain in our town. (Keep reading to see better shots of the boots.)
Outfit #3 is modeled after an outfit her cousin Roxcy wore while she stayed with us in the spring (it was such a cute outfit!). Red jeans from Justice. Ribbed tank and stripey top from Abercrombie.
Plus grey Ben Simon knock offs on her feet. All the French school girls — preschool through high-school — seem to have a pair of Ben Simons, or similar knockoffs. They’re sold in every shoe store.
Oufit #4 might be my favorite. And I can tell Maude feels great in it too. She’s wearing jeans that were already in her closet, with a super-cool cardigan and stripey top from H&M.
Her watch is by Swatch. And the boots are the same ones mentioned above.
This outfit makes Maude feel sassy.
Outfit #5 is a simple one. Stripey dress and leggings are both from H&M. Ballet flats are mentioned above.
Remember when you were 13 and super cute and totally confident? Me neither. At 13, I was the opposite of those 2 things.
Outfit #6 is the final outfit of our tour. Maude is wearing the same jeans as above, a hand-me-down chambray shirt from her big brother, a denim jacket from Children’s Place and a leather belt she’s had for years and years.
This has become such a good tradition for us each Back to School season. Clearing out closets, mending clothes, putting together outfits. And the kids love having a record of their wardrobe to reference, and new images to upload to their Facebook profiles. : )
Thanks for coming along for the tour. I hope you enjoyed it!