Since I went to Catholic School for 12 years, I never got the thrill of back to school shopping. Until now. Yes, I tried to make my uniform *special* with my ten hole white Doc Martens, which my parents begged me to take off in place of penny loafers. Once my dad took me to the Gap and told me I could buy anything I wanted, but there were no Cure shirts in there.
Ah, how things change. And don't. Tonight I braved The Galleria to shop for Nate, who starts kindergarten in a week, and who will be attending public school (which is a whole other post in the making).
It's tax-free weekend, and the deals were actually amazing, if one could stand the large number of children. (I like them in small doses but not while shopping. But that's a whole other story).
I cleaned up big in where, but the Gap, where I bought four shirts and four pair of pants for him. I bought $216 worth of clothes for $99.93 (figuring in Gap's sales and no tax). So that was cool.
But even better was that when I got home with bagfuls of clothing, this was the outfit that he picked out as his favorite:
His first pair of skinny jeans! AC/DC shirt! Ok, so the smile is more J. Crew than anything else, but he is my child. And more for a true rocker look (insert Jane's Addiction "Entourage" theme song). Yeah YEAH.
Even when he tried on a more traditional look he still gave it, um, flair:
Oh, apples and trees.
Flickr Set: Back To Cool (including photos of the haul)