Go Back to School With Old Navy

My children have enjoyed a fluid schedule this summer.  Costumes, tulle-explosions, and questionable interesting accessories have comprised Lucia’s everyday attire, while Adrian has been sporting play-clothes and homemade tie T-shirts.  Nonetheless, both of my littles are growing out of everything at lightening speed.

As the first week of school rapidly approaches, it’s time to tuck away the costumes into the weekend only box and start sewing something special.  It’s also time to search for bargains on back to school shopping that won’t compromise my mini fashionista’s Kindergarten Style.  I’m looking for comfortable pieces that can be interchanged and ones that will keep my dashing dude looking fly as he enters mommy-and-me nursery co-op for the first time.  Thankfully, Old Navy’s on trend with their current back to school collection at prices that won’t break this mama’s bank.

Old Navy’s girls’ collection boasts bold colors, graphic patterns, stripes, polka-dots, animal prints and beautiful embellishments.  The sort of fun stuff that my little girl adores in her clothing.  Since Lucia’s prevailing taste includes skirts and dresses, I can see her pairing this turquoise polka dot skirt and comfortable leggings with pieces that she already owns during the first week of school.

            Canvas Slip-on Sneakers         Pattern Tiered Skirt         Printed Jersey Leggings        Crew-Neck Applique Tee

I’m ready to embrace a more sophisticated school-boy-cool look for my little man this fall.  I love that polo shirts, dark jeans, plaid, and graphic sneakers are in style this season.  I like my boy with a little bit of prep and a little bit of funk.  I think that a collection like this will help to show off my little boy’s swagger.

Boot Cut-Jeans                                       Graphic Jersey Polo                                   Patterned Slip-On Pop Kicks

The best thing about the above pieces is that they are all $10 and less a pop!

Happy back to school shopping y’all!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.


Pony Royale: A Princess Pony Review {Sponsored}

One of the things I love most about my daughter is the element of fantasy she brings to our everyday lives.  She spends a great deal of time immersed in pretend play, which seems to become more elaborate each day.   

I’ve been looking forward to having her try out Pony Royale as I’m drawn to toys that foster and enhance her creative play. The full collection, featuring 12 Princess Ponies, all with the ability to mix-and-match their manes, tails and fashion pieces, will hit store shelves in late July, exclusively at Toys “R” Us. Each named pony has a jeweled birthstone blaze and comes with an extra set of hair and a brush.

Pony Royale provides an empowering way for my daughter to play out her princess fantasies, with beautiful Princess Ponies to love and care for.  I’m happy to see this new toy line cater to the princess obsessed, yet step away from the typical damsel in distress princess trajectory.  My little girl’s two ponies, named Rose and Brooke, arrived with a detailed map of their Kingdoms, providing a foundation for cultivating new story lines and adventures
.  She’s also able to create over sixty fashion styles by mixing and matching their hair and accessories.
My little girls was so excited about the birthstone’s on their heads.


The ponies embarked on several journeys in my little one’s land of make believe.

They sailed the seven seas:

They were styled and dressed for the royal ball by little neighborhood ladies:

Castles in the sand were built in their honor:

Prior to embarking on a sand-filled journey to their Kingdom:

They were tenderly cared for and groomed in the meadow:

Before galloping through the forest:

Beloved toys even relinquished their coveted spot in Princess P’s bed for their new royal friends:

One of the great features of Pony Royale’s Princess Pony design is the ability for little hands to smoothly manipulate the toys.  The manes, tails and accessories are easily interchangeable.

Pony Royale has earned my enthusiastic mama thumbs up, particularly because my daughter can engage in open-ended creative play with the ponies on her own and because their brilliant design ensures that all of their accessories and hair don’t fall off. Even when they are transported everywhere with the utmost care, like this:

Visit the Pony Royale website for more information. Look for Princess Ponies in stores starting late July! Meanwhile, be sure to check out Pony Royale’s Facebook page and follow them on Twitter!
This is a sponsored post.