Category Archives: Back to school

DRAFT SGK Fall 2016 Sneak Peek: Mad for Plaid

It is Tuesday and I am MAD FOR PLAID!!

Check out these adorable collections from our Fall 2016 line!  Get ready to fall in love with red checks, plaids, and a sweet white Christmas dress……all in tonight’s preview!


The red check Poppy Dress is absolutely adorable!  Pair this little number with knee socks and navy Mary Janes (and a navy cardi for cool weather) for a classic look.  And check out the precious boy options as well…red checks, monograms, and a long sleeve polo for the older boys.  Too cute for words…this set will carry your little ones straight thru fall and will be perfect for Valentine’s Day celebrations!


There is nothing sweeter than a classic, traditional look for Christmas.  Whether you choose the plaid route or this sweet white Christmas dress…you really cannot go wrong.  All of these looks are timeless and will be perfect in all of your family’s holiday photos!

Have a great night!  See you tomorrow as we continue to preview the Fall 2016 line….we have a few more to go!

XxOo Melanie

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How to Layer Clothes During Unpredictable Fall Weather

If you’ve ever experienced Fall weather in the Southern states, you know how unpredictable it can be. 75 degrees and sunny at noon can quickly turn into 50 degrees and a light freeze by sun down. It’s frustrating and is the cause of those annoying month long sniffles, but it’s also just a fact of life. That’s why we always advocate for laying clothes to get through these unpredictable Fall and Winter days and nights. Continue reading


8 Unique Kids Birthday Gift Ideas

With school in session, homework isn’t the only thing that happens with regular frequency. Birthday parties start up in full swing, and it seems like a weekend rarely goes by when there isn’t at least one birthday party to attend. And that also means that you need to have an arsenal of kids gifts around so that you’re not scrambling at the last minute to find the perfect gift. Continue reading


Boys Fashion Tips for Fall

When it comes to boys fashion, it can be difficult to branch out beyond the traditional button down shirts and t-shirt and short combos appropriate for play. But, boys fashion doesn’t have to be boring, and it doesn’t have to only consist of a few standard pieces. In fact, boyswear fashions for Fall can be fun and bold – just like your little one. Here are a few tips for creating a perfect fall wardrobe for your little gentleman. Continue reading


5 Healthy Kids Lunch Ideas

If you’ve looked at any school lunch menu recently, you may have noticed that they don’t always feature the healthiest of options. School cafeterias are often hocking potato chips, sugary drinks, and other unhealthy options that kids are choosing to eat each day. What’s the alternative? Continue reading


4 Fabulous Kids Hairstyles Perfect for Back to School

Sometimes you don’t have a lot of options for dressing up school attire – especially if your child’s school has strict clothing requirements. If your kids wear uniforms, there’s even less opportunity for showing off individuality, unless you opt for some funky-looking socks (if that’s even allowed). But one place where you can alway show a little creativity in appearance is with your hairstyle. Continue reading


5 Totally Cool School Supplies That Your Kids Will LOVE

School supplies are an essential part of the back-to-school shopping extravaganza, but it doesn’t have to be all black speckled notebooks and boring No. 2 pencils. In fact, there’s a ton of great options for cool school supplies to make every child – from 5 years to 15 years – excited about heading back to school. Here are five of our favorite cool school supplies.
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Mom Prep: How to Get Ready for Back to School

Take a deep breath. There’s only a few more weeks left of summer break, and then we’ll once again be back to the daily back to school grind. And while there’s no lack of articles giving advice on how to get ready for back to school geared towards kids; there are fewer articles that focus on how to help parents get back into the school groove. And hey, we think that’s just as important. So take a few minutes, and try out some of these tips and you’ll be calm, cool, and collected by the time the kids go back to school. Continue reading