Friday, August 28, 2015

Back to School

By Shandra Hill Smith

If you’re still pulling it all together to get the student in your life ready for a new school year, no worries. The ideas here can help you with preparing for preschoolers all the way to the college-bound.

With Choozepack backpacks, students show off a preprinted design on one side — such as Revive — and their own design that they color in using permanent markers on the other side.

Little girls will look sweet and feel comfortable in the Chaps Cable-Knit School Uniform Cardigan in white.

He’s ready for class with Chaps Pleated Twill School Uniform Pants from Kohl’s.

Lunch won’t be the same with meal and snack solutions from the Ore Originals Sugarbooger line. Keep foods separated in the Ocean Good Lunch Box, then pack it all in the Ocean Zippee Lunch Tote or Lady Bug Lunch Sack. Plus, take along snacks in the Birds & Butterflies Good Lunch Snack Containers Small Set of Two

He’ll literally zip through the day in new Reebok ZigTech Big N Fast running shoes in colors such as cycle blue/faux indigo shown here.
Ventilator POP
Ventilator Supreme
ZPump Fusion

Your teen’s growing feet will settle right into the Ventilator POP for him in combinations such as white/black/steel/solar green, Ventilator Supreme in chalk/black/red rush/snowy grey, and, for her, both ZPump Fusion and Southrange Run (in grey and pink).

KSwiss Classic VN
KSwiss X Lite

Complete that school uniform look with the KSwiss Classic VN in black.
And for all that walking she’ll be doing, your high school student will appreciate the comfort of the KSwiss X Lite ST CMF in colors such as black and blue.
Vazee for girls

Vazee for boys

The new New Balance Vazee has the whole family covered. Young ladies can choose from Vazee Rush in colorways to include grey and sea glass, while girls also have their picks in Rush, including the sea glass colorway. Boys can choose from black, blue and grey with orange.

Organize and keep it out of sight with the JJ Cole Collections Pack & Store Organizer. Use it to store clothes, accessories, toys and more.

The JJ Cole Collections Storage Bin Set, in sets of two and colors such as cocoa heather and blue heather, is perfect for holding smaller items, allowing you to see what’s inside.

How cuter can they get than with the Skip Hop Little Kid Raincoat, in patterns such as Ladybug and Owl, and Skip Hop Little Kid Umbrella, also in Ladybug plus Giraffe, Dog and more.

Glamoflauge Concealer

Makeup Setting Spray

Finishing Powder

College students may appreciate being able to afford to look good thanks to reasonably priced finds from Hard Candy, sold in Walmart stores and at This includes Glamoflauge Heavy Duty Concealer, Translucent Finishing Powder and Fast & Fabulous Makeup Setting Spray.