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How great is back to school shopping? Growing up, I always loved our annual trek to track down everything on my school supply list and then finishing up by picking out a fresh new pair of sneakers.
The night before the first day of school, I’d pack up my backpack, lay out my outfit (the original flat lay) and of course, my new shoes. No matter how far in advance we went shopping, those shoes didn’t hit the pavement until the first day.
It’s been a long time since I’ve gone back to school shopping (let’s not talk about exactly how long) but I’m excited to get back in the game now that D3 is starting kindergarten.
We haven’t gone for the pencils and markers yet but we’ve already crossed off the most important item on his back to school wish list – new sneakers. We hit up Shoe Carnival last week to try on a million pairs before settling on our favorites. Yes, I picked out a pair too because… shoes.
I hadn’t been to Shoe Carnival in a while (don’t act like you don’t remember spinning the wheel) and was really impressed with the selection and even happier with the prices. Drew was able to get two pairs of shoes – these Nikes and a pair of Adidas – I grabbed a new pair of Nikes and Reese got some fresh pink Nikes all for $160. Yup, you read that right – four pairs for well under $200. I can’t say enough about the giant selection at Shoe Carnival. A lot of times when I go shopping for sneakers for the kids, it’s all light up pairs, super hero styles and knock off brands. That was definitely not the case there – so many options in colors that you and your kids will both like.
The ladies options were just as good. I would have probably left with a couple more pairs if Drew hadn’t been on my case about trying on so many shoes. We were both a little too excited to wait until the first day to break out our new shoes – sorry for partying. Reese, on the other hand, is being a little more patient about her new pairs – stay tuned for pics of her pretty in pink pair.
Photos by Sunni Wigginton