back to school with caroline and carson

This week officially means the alarm clocks will buzz again, the buses will come do their dauly pickup and drop-off and my little ladies are headed back to school. Cue the confetti or the tears–depends on how I’m feeling that specific day–but in any case when it comes to our back to school essentials the pencils have been sharpened and the new binders have been purchased… school is here!

Back to School Essentials by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: image of a white iridescent backpack, rainbow backpack, crayon colored pencils, crayola crayons, sharpie highlighters, sharpie pens, craylola markers, Elmer's glue, and notebooks.
back to school essentials [backpacks, crayons, markers, notebooks, etc]

A few weekends ago, the girls and I hit up a few of our most favorite shops to select anything and everything they needed to make sure they go back feeling their best, looking great and ready to tackle all new schedules as well. Here’s a sampling of some of the goodness we scored!

Our 2021 Back to School Essentials

Back to School Essentials by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: image of a young girl wearing a blue floral print sweatshirt, grey and white stripe skirt, gold and pink backpack, and shimmer strap sandals.
Choose Happy Sweatshirt [$11] | Striped Skirt [$5] | Shimmer Sandals [$13]
Back to School Essentials by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: image of two young girls standing together and wearing a blue floral print sweatshirt, grey and white stripe skirt, gold and pink backpack, shimmer strap sandals, red and white pom pom jumpsuit, rainbow backpack and white strap sandals.
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Back to School Essentials by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: image of two young girls standing together and wearing a blue floral print sweatshirt, grey and white stripe skirt, gold and pink backpack, shimmer strap sandals, red and white pom pom jumpsuit, rainbow backpack and white strap sandals.
Back to School Essentials by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: image of a young girl wearing a red and white pom pom jumpsuit, rainbow backpack and white strap sandals.
Pom Pom Flutter Jumpsuit + Top [$10] | White Sandals [$13]

Just the other day, we got confirmation on our teachers for this year and my girls couldn’t be more thrilled. Caroline is finally reunited and gets to spend all day with her two very best friends [SO SO happy] and Carson has Caroline’s teacher from last year who we loved = it’s going to be a great year, I just know it!

Back to School Essentials by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: image of two young girls standing together and wearing a black and white geometric tank top, black and white geometric print shorts, pink shimmer strap sandals, tropical print sports bra, peach tank top, tropical print shots and white strap sandals.

Looking for a few late summer styles for dressier days + events?? I’ve got you covered on this cuteness too:

Back to School Essentials by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: image of two young girls sitting together and wearing a stripe dress, floral romper, carson stack bracelets and Caroline stack bracelets.
Stripe Dress [$15] | Floral Romper [$16] | Carson Stack + Caroline Stack [20% w/Code NATASHA20]

Ready for a fun little fashion show with more of the goodness the girls grabbed on their mommy and me shopping trip?? If I’m being honest, I want these in my very own size:

Back to School Essentials by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: image of a young girl wearing a white eyelet sleeve top, and grey and pink floral embroidered skirt.
Eyelet Top | Button Detail Skirt
Back to School Essentials by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: image of a young girl wearing a Blondie t-shirt and black and while floral print skirt.
Blondie Band Tee | Active Pleated Skirt
Back to School Essentials by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: image of a young girl wearing a white half zip sweatshirt, and black and white floral print pleated skirt.
Quarter Zip Sweatshirt
Back to School Essentials by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: image of a young girl wearing a black ruffle shirt, black and white drawstring pants, and pink sneakers.
Ruffle Trimmed Top [only $10] | Striped Pants
Back to School Essentials by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: image of a young girl wearing a Sunshine graphic t-shirt, grey and white tie waste pants and silver glitter sneakers.
Sunshine Graphic Tee | Yellow Striped Pants
Back to School Essentials by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: image of a young girl wearing a floral print romper.
Flutter Sleeve Romper [a steal for $15]
Back to School Essentials by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: image of a young girl wearing a peach and white tie dye shirt, black leggings, pink sneakers, and pink and white sweater.
Rust Cardigan | Tie Dye Tee | Live-in High Waist Leggings
Back to School Essentials by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: image of a young girl wearing a abstract shirt dress.
Abstract Shirt Dress
Back to School Essentials by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: image of a young girl wearing a rainbow graphic shirt and all in motion skirt with pink sneakers.
Rainbow Graphic Tee | All in Motion Skort
Back to School Essentials by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: image of a young girl wearing a balloon sleeve hoodie and black athletic shorts.
Balloon Sleeve Hoodie | Athletic Shorts
Back to School Essentials by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: image of wedge sneakers, leopard print combat boots, crystal sneakers, and Nellie slip-on sneakers.
Wedge Sneaker | Leopard Combat Boot | Crystal Sneaker | Nellie Slip-On

What are your back to school essentials this year? Let me know in a comment below!

2 Comments

  1. Laci Murray
    August 5, 2021 / 12:28 pm

    Your girls are growing up and such cute little ladies!

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