Dress: Nordstrom | Jacket: Nordstrom | Shoes: Adidas
To this day I still remember going back to school shopping as a kid and I’d be lying if I didn’t say it was the sole reason why I actually wanted Summer to end. Crazy I know but maybe that’s why I became a fashion blogger so that shopping could be acceptable year round 🙂 While it was particularly my favorite time of the year, I’d venture out to say it was probably my parents most dreaded. If you didn’t know, I have 2 sisters so back to school shopping was not a cheap endeavor. You wouldn’t catch my Dad dead in a shopping mall but when it came to taking us to get new tennis shoes from Academy Sports + Outdoors, he was more than happy to take us and get a pair for himself as well. His one girl Dad deed of the entire year!
It was probably in everyone’s best interest that Academy was the only store Dad took us to because he’d have a heart attack if he actually knew how much we spent each year! Every time we came home I remember him asking, “You girls didn’t spend more than $100 right?” and in unison we would all say “NOPE!”. I’ve come to find out over the years that Mom let him take us to Academy because she knew that 1) they offer the best brands for less – a lot less and 2) they have something for all ages (including the not so fashion forward Dad).
I love a good pair of Adidas sneakers just as much now as I did in the third grade, possibly even more now that they come in so many different styles and colors! These adidas Cloudfoam Advantage Clean Court shoes are perfect for everyday wear. For a girl that loves fashion but more importantly comfort and functionality, these are a must for any activity with their sock liners and memory foam cushioning. They are currently on sale at Academy for just $49.99! You can grab them here or in store.
Tank: Nike | Leggings: Nike | Shoes: Nike
Back to school always meant back to sports as well. For me, I was always involved in cheerleading and golf as weird of a combo that is! With that being said, a new pair of tennis shoes each year has always been a fun tradition in my family no matter how old you are! Nike has always been my personal go-to when it comes to tennis shoes and active wear. I’ve ventured out to other brands but always find my way back to Nike because of their quality clothing. These Nike Women’s Flex TR 7 Training Shoes are perfect for kids, teachers and moms alike and provide flexibility for all activities with breathable mesh uppers that allow your feet to stay cool. They are currently on sale for just $59.99. You can grab them here or in store.
Photography by: Banavenue
If you didn’t grow up going back to school shopping at Academy Sports and Outdoors like me, I can assure you they have something for the entire family and also carry a wide range of hunting, fishing, camping equipment, patio sets, BBQ grills and just about anything and everything sports and recreation related. If you hadn’t already guessed it, one major perk if you have boys in the fam is that they will be set for HOURS which makes for more shopping time for the girls 🙂
*Thank you Academy Sports and Outdoors for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own*