Thursday, August 28, 2014

Fall Essentials Refresh

I know we've already chatted about "back to (pre)school" a bit here, although it's not really "back" since it'll be A's first time.  Aside from a some "school shopping" (i.e. buying some new threads for Fall/Winter in sizes that fit), a backpack, and lunchbox, I've done some restocking around the house.

I always feel like September is the true "New Year" and not January.  Seasons are actually changing, school years starting, holidays approaching.  A bit like spring cleaning, it always feels good to refresh at the end of one season and start of another.

New planners purchased, some fresh sippies and tablewear for babies who grow too fast, new bedding, and new shoes for everyone!

Toddler:  I grabbed these metallic gold dot sheets on Brickyard Buffalo a few weeks back.  The vendor shipped them so quickly and they fit the crib mattress like a glove.  I also picked up a new North Face fleece.  She was able to wear her 6-12m size for two years in a row and now we'll pass it on to Kenley. I prefer fleece jackets in the winter since they don't pose a danger if worn in the carseat.  I grabbed this one in a 3T so she'll most likely get another 2 years from it.  And of course, I couldn't resist the toddler Sambas.  We grabbed Adidas sandals for the beach (they were perfect!) and the sporty look spoke to my inner tomboy, had to get these too.  

Baby:  I picked up some new Tommee Tippee section plates since ours were showing a lot of wear and grabbed some more smaller sippy cups.  Most of our sippy cups are larger and are better for Ashlynn than a 9month old baby, but she seems to use any and all without an issue.  Some new Tommee Tippee pacis since we lost half of ours while at the shore and they are the only ones she takes. Finally, a pair of Freshly Picked moccs for when she outgrows her blush set.

Mama:  Keeping with the shoes, my Nikes are dead.  I wear them almost daily since it's so much easier to be in sneakers while running in and out of libraries, grocery stores, targets, and Ys.  I'm a little obsessed with this pair and am pretty sure I'll just be in leggings, hoodies, and sneaks all winter long.   A new planner, natch, and finally a new "wallet".  My ancient signature print coach wallet.. seriously, ancient, is busting at the seams and just so heavy.  I'm downsizing to a J.Crew magic wallet in a effort to keep more space in my bag for diapers, wipes, and baby/toddler gear since I don't use a diaper bag.   Lastly, a Fall candle and a cozy scarf from J.Crew.  Which I'll be throwing on top of daily hoodie, leggings, and sneaker get up.  (You can also score it for 25% Off with code ALMOST FALL)

Do you "back to school" shop and refresh things for the new season?  

**This Favorite Fall Essentials post was sponsored by Tommee Tippee for my Tommee Mommee brand ambassador collaboration.  All products mentioned were  purchased with my own money and all opinions expressed are my own.  Post contains affiliate links.**


  1. Love your picks! I totally agree, Fall always feels like a new year! ;)

  2. Fall candles are my absolute fave. Love your picks! Those sneaks are both so cute!

  3. Wanna come shop for my family?? I haven't bought a single piece of fall clothing for anyone...which means Arden will probably be wearing rompers into October. Yikes! But toddler sambas?? Amazing!!!


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