Daily Covet: Classic Vans in Checkboard

Vans were as common, if not more so, than underwear when I was growing up in Southern California.

Classic Vans were worn by skateboarders, BMX riders and surfers starting in the early 70’s.  And although, Vans have always been popular, they have had a resurgence the last few years as they have put out more styles and colors.  And as J.Crew picked up Vans for their Crewcuts line for kids, Vans are once again a household name all over the country.

Of course, I have always loved the look of vans, but now I am thinking practicality too.  My youngest son is a few weeks away from starting preschool.  In order to save myself and his teachers some time and angst, I’m thinking I want to order him these adorable checkerboard Vans in bright blue and orange.

As I mentioned in my blog several weeks ago, color is king.  And these Classic Vans slip-ons definitely boast some color.  What a cute addition to a little boys wardrobe, which doesn’t have the option of fun, frilly details like a girl’s would.

My hope is that he’ll love the independence of putting on and taking off his own shoes as needed.  I know I will!

Daily Covet: PB for back-to-school

Backpacks?  Lunchboxes?  Back to school?  Already?

No, but I want to be prepared.

I am sending my first born to kindergarten next month.  I’m already mentally preparing for the flood of tears that will pour forth from my eyes that day.  He’s been my baby.  My buddy.  My associate.  For almost six years.

And while I’d love to keep him at home, I know it’s time.  He’s too smart to be at home with me any more.  He’s ready for math and science and writing and reading.  And making new friends.  And playing on the playground.

With that said, I’m still going to be his mom.  And that means I want him to have great accessories (ones that have his initials on them, so we know they are his!)

And that means Pottery Barn backpacks and lunchboxes.  This skateboard-camo print isn’t exactly my favorite of the choices, but I figured skateboarding might stay “cool” longer than the really cute fish & shark print I got for my littlest.

These backpacks and lunchboxes are cute though, and you can choose from even cooler fonts and bright colors to personalize with their names or monogram.

While I may be hesitant to let him go, I know he’s sure to look adorable toting all his necessities to and from his big boy school this fall!

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