Back to school is an exciting time for parents and kids. Shopping for school supplies, picking out some new fall clothes, making new friends, and welcoming another year of learning, fun, and growth. However, with all of these exciting changes, it can make morning routines much more complicated. Every parent knows the stresses that occur Monday-Friday in the wee hours of the morning before school, trying to get the kiddos (and yourself) ready for the day ahead. In my experiences as a mom (and remembering back to my own youth) one of the biggest time sucks in the morning can be picking out outfits for the kids. 

This year, I've decided to test out a capsule wardrobe collections for kids to simplify the process of getting ready for all parties involved. The key is pairing down your children's wardrobe to a smaller, more manageable collection of items that they truly love, while still having all of the essentials for whatever weather or activities come your way. Around thirty-forty clothing items is ideal for a true capsule wardrobe, but any consolidation you can do will make your life much easier this back to school season. Take a peek at the capsule collections below for some inspiration, and feel free to shop the looks straight from this page! 

Peek Kids Store Event - Come on out!

I'm SUPER DUPER excited to be hosting a fun little back to school party with Peek Kids next Thursday, August 15th from 10:30 to 12:30. Their clothes are ridiculously cute. I love them because they aren't overly cheesy like some kid clothing and they are made with soft cottons. If you come out to the event you can enjoy 15% off your purchase, come refreshments and get some stylist assistance from me. I'd love to meet you! You can check out some of  my Peek picks on my Mini Me Pinterest board. Can't wait to see you there! Please RSVP by calling 623-223-8998.


Back to School Picks

I can't believe it is back to school season already! I know that doesn't mean much for those of us that aren't in school, but it does mean a lot if you're a mom sending your toddler to pre-school or your five-year-old to kindergarten. It also means that stores are gearing up for fall clothing. EEEK! My favorite fashion season! Below, you'll find some of my favorite back to school picks (list right here). Plus, I had another opportunity to do a Pinterest Interest segment with Good Morning Arizona showcasing some cool clothes from Peek Kids. Click here to check out my Peek picks.

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If you need help styling your kiddos come on by Peek Kids at Scottsdale Fashion Square on August 15, 2013 from 10:30AM to 12:30PM for some styling assistance from yours truly. There will be cupcakes for you and your kiddos to munch on while you shop. More details to follow!

(top image via J.Crew)

School Girl Hair

Today is the first day of school for many kids in Phoenix, and it makes me think back to how exciting this moment used to be. New school supplies, backpack, clothes and a haircut to show all of your friends. Possibly, even a chance to reinvent yourself too. So, in honor of this special day for so many, here is my favorite school girl hairdo - a deep side part with a bobby pin. It'll never get old to me. You can even seen me sportin' it in the last photo.

Happy Monday and back to school!

Fashion Gone Rogue, From Me to You, unknown, Melissa Jill