Back to School Cool

This post is sponsored by Kohl's.  I received the included back to school clothes and essentials as compensation.

As much as it pains me to write that phrase Back to School, there's no denying it's here.  I've been back at work for over a week now and today is our first official day with students.  And if you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw the boys' "first day of school" photos yesterday!  I have such a love/hate relationship with this time of year.  I love my job (for the most part) and it can be nice to get back into routine come August (plus, fall fashion, football, and pumpkin-everything!!!!😍), but if you know me and my love for summer (including my lack of showering on a regular basis), you probably aren't surprised to know I cry every year when I have to go back.  August also exhausts me.  One time, I almost fell asleep while waiting for a red stop light to turn green.  I wish I was kidding.  So yeah, back-to-school is basically the worst - yet best - of times.

( button down )

What I do look forward to - back to school shopping!  With any new season comes the need for new clothes for my kiddos.  I've mentioned this before, but I love shopping for my boys!  Brantley is to the age where he wants only "cool clothes" (athletic apparel), but Holden will still let me dress him in the trendy stuff, which is where Kohl's comes in handy because they have it all!  Nike and Under Armour, joggers and buffalo plaid!  (Which apparently I have a slight obsession with....stay tuned.)  And with great prices and constant sales, it's just a win-win for everyone!  We recently did a little online back-to-school shopping at Kohl's and scored some amazing deals!

( UA tee / / UA shorts )

As for the "cool clothes", I'll admit, it's growing on me.  But only a little.  And only when it matches.  I just can't believe how old it makes Brantley look!  Luckily, he will still dress nicely if I ask him bribe him with candy.  

( button down / / joggers )

And let's talk joggers.  I love them.  They are the perfect compromise for boys who hate jeans.  Most (these and these included) have elastic waste bands and come without the annoyance of zippers or buttons.  Plus, they're adorable.  (My husband disagrees, but I'm definitely the trendy one in the family.)  Kohl's definitely has you covered on joggers, as you can see from these photos!

And this top below is the third buffalo plaid top.  Apparently, when I like something, I really, really, really like it!

( button-down / / joggers )

We also ordered Brantley a new pair of sneakers.  I cringe at the thought of buying new tennies because quality, brand name shoes are so expensive, even those for toddlers!  However, the blow is a little less painful at Kohl's because of their sales. 🙌🙌

( Nike sneakers / / joggers )

( Nike tee / / joggers / / sneakers )

Have you gone back-to-school shopping or is that still on your to-do list?  Are your kids picky about what they wear (ahem, "cool clothes"), or will they wear anything?

For your shopping pleasure, I've linked most of these looks above!  You may also click here to access Kohl's back-to-school kids' clothing, here shop their back-to-school products in general, and here to access current Kohl's coupons.

Beginning today and lasting through August 20th, Kohl's is running their Friends and Family Sale.  Use the code SAVER for 20% off your order plus $10 off $50 worth of kids' and juniors' clothing and character backpacks with  promo code BTS10  

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  1. One of my wish list items for CJ is a pair of joggers. I just love how stylish they are yet comfortable as well.

  2. Not looking forward to athletic apparel days. Maybe I won't mind it when the time actually comes. The cute buffalo check tops are my fave!

  3. Holden is a natural model!!! So cute!!

  4. They look so adorable! XOXO Liam has that blue and white plaid shirt and it's one of my favorites!