Back to School Style with Kohl’s Magic At Play

I participated in an ambassador campaign on behalf of mom central consulting for Kohl’s.  I received promotional items, samples and gift cards as a thank you for participating.

I have a vivid memory of running my fingers over a satin pink elephant appliquéd to my sweatshirt when I was a preschooler.  I adored everything about that shirt; wanted to wear it all the time and now see similarities in my own children’s choices in clothing.  When given free range to dress themselves, which I believe is important, my kids gravitate towards costumes, props or clothes that transform.  Twirly dresses character-morph several times per day and clothing with graphics often carries magical powers.  The imaginative aspects of six and four-year-old dressing are pretty incredible.

The Kohl’s Jumping Beans collection continues to be a fun fit for my children.  Jake and the Never Land Pirates alongside Sofia the First made a pretty strong presence in our home after a trip to Disney Junior Live!  last Spring.  I even made the boy a Jake inspired costume but had yet to give him Never Land Pirate branded gear.  Naturally, exploring the new exclusive Sofia and Jake Jumping Beans collections, launched this week at Kohl’s, was exciting for my kids.

The details are what make this capsule so special for Back to School.  The below Disney Sofia the First Tiered Dress has a standout jeweled amulet and just the right amount of tulle attached to a comfortable sweatshirt.  I’m pretty sure that it will make my little one feel like she’s costumed – in a school-appropriate way of course.


Sophia the first dress


And the Jake collections for boys perfectly match comfort and Disney magic in really stylish ways.  I suppose that I even find a bit of comfort in sending my little boy off to a new school with his favorite adventurous pirate on his threads.

Jake and the never land pirates clothesFind this exclusive Disney Jumping Beans Magic At Play collection in Kohl’s stores and at


Kohl’s Planes Fire and Rescue {Giveaway}

This post is part of an ambassador campaign on behalf of mom central consulting for Kohl’s.  All opinions are my own.

My little boy is at the familiar age of identifying with his favorite characters.  Getting dressed for school is also a bit trickier as he is becoming more assertive about his clothing preferences.  Although it’s a crucial stage of his development, his growing sense of autonomy has made the morning hustle somewhat cumbersome.  He doesn’t always approve of my selections!  Clothing created in partnership with his beloved Disney characters are always a win – which made my continued ambassadorship with Kohl’s Disney Jumping Beans collection a perfect family fit.  The kids are still loving the first installment of the Magic at Play capsule and I imagine that the new Planes: Fire and Rescue summer collection will be well received by my plane-loving boy.

Just in time for the Planes: Fire and Rescue! movie theatrical release on July 18th, Kohl’s exclusive Disney apparel Jumping Bean’s coordinating collection is available in Kohl’s stores and online at  I’ve found the items incredibly easy to mix and match among themselves and with my son’s existing wardrobe.

Kohl's giftcard giveaway #magicatplayDisney apparel by Jumping Beans textured stripe hoodie in Navy $32.00 // Disney apparel by Jumping Beans chest-seam tee $18.00 – $20.00 // Disney apparel by Jumping Beans slub-jersey tee $18.00 – $22.00 // Disney apparel by Jumping Beans fleece pants $18.00 – $24.00

Thankfully, the entire capsule is big boy approved and the versatile pieces are suitable for the classroom and playground!

WIN IT:  Kohl’s is generously offering one MB reader a $100 Kohl’s Gift Card to shop this fun collection.  To enter, simply enter the rafflecopter below.  This giveaway is open to US mailing addresses only and a winner will be announced on the rafflecopter widget next week.  Best of luck and thank you for visiting!
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