You've bought the kids' glue sticks, binders and gym shoes. Now
it's time to stock up on the supplies you need to start this school
year off in style.
Back-to-school shoes. You've traded study halls
and lunch lines for work, play dates and the dreaded carpool line.
You need some good shoes. Check out Ugg's Gael clog. It feels like
a slipper and has a stylish wedge that is comfortable and leg
lengthening when wearing your favorite jeans. I like zappos.com for
all things shoes.
Mom jeans. The term "mom jeans" is synonymous
with heinous. But the revolutionary brand, Not Your Daughter's
Jeans, is changing all that. This company has made it possible for
hip moms everywhere to buy "skinny" and "straight leg" styles
without the whole "legs-in-sausage-casing" look. You can find NYDJs
A new "book bag." This fall opt for an
inexpensive, yet uber chic, bag that can handle all the messes a
mom's life serves up.
Required reading. We're about to spend more
time waiting for our kids during lessons, practices and that whole
carpool line business. Instead of reading a big ol' book, try:
Esquire. Meant for dudes, it'll give you a glimpse into the
mysterious guy psyche and you can rip out the looks you want your
man to try.
Vanity Fair. The articles housed here are like mini-books.
They're always super well written and intriguing.
O, The Oprah Mag. The "Ask Adam" fashion column is worth the
price of the whole thing.
The carpool survival kit: Grab a fabric shower
caddy or cool under-the-seat box and fill it with the
A CD of your favorite tunes
A mini manicure kit
Some dark chocolate
A sign that says "peace, love and cupcakes."
Meredith Sinclair is a freelance writer and blogger living with three quirky guys on Chicago's North Shore.
See more of Meredith's stories here.
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