5 Ways to Convince (Little) Kids School is Cool

Is your little having a hard time with the thought of going back to school? With the pandemic year(s) of schooling behind us, it might be hard to imagine normalcy and going back to school again. So if your child needs a little extra encouragement this year, read on!

1). Outfit of the day. I don’t know about you, but the best part of going back to school for me was all the back to school shopping. Preparing that first day of school outfit for example was such a fun thing look forward to. Let your little have a say in choosing what to wear and it will ensure they feel confident, comfortable and cool that first day of school! Click here for our favorite kiddie clothing subscription box which allows for your child’s input on style and free returns (clicking through will give you 30% off and free shipping & styling too)!  Bonus TIP- agree on and lay out everything the day before to ensure a quick and easy morning routine. You don’t wanna waste time the morning of wondering where that matching sock went or realizing your child has outgrown their shoes for instance.

2). Cool school supplies little ones love having a say in everything. And kids love to show off their stuff so let them get excited about all the little things! Whether it be shopping for a new backpack, lunchbox, pencil case or funny shaped erasers, allow them to have their way on these little things while checking off that school supply list! If your child is old enough for homework, make sure to arrange a quiet study space too. One thing that has helped us prepare this spot are these great, organizational rolling carts. They come in white, black, pink, and Tiffany blue and are under $40.back to school, back to school supplies, arts and crafts organizerWe keep our extra school related supplies and arts and crafts for future projects there! And I love how it easily rolls from the child’s desk to larger tables where parents can assist and join in on the crafting!

3). Memorable meal. We all know we can’t prepare an Instagram-able, picture -perfect meal every day of the year but why not aim to make their back-to-school breakfast or lunch extra special? (It’s ok if it’s all downhill from there lol). Whether it’s sneaking in a love note into their lunch box, or making their favorite breakfast and decorating the dining area with balloons and other back to school banners, make it memorable and the kids will have yet another reason to smile. Click here for pancake design supplies you’ll need to make these cute pencil pancakes like I did!

4). Prep them with the perfect books! Naturally, there’s a little anxiety that goes with the unknown. And little kids oftentimes have trouble walking into a new classroom feeling brave and ready to make new friends in such new environments. Books help manage expectations, show them all the fun there is to be had and offer valuable tips on making friends and ensuring a successful day! There are so many that target your child’s specific age and grade level but here are some of our favorites! 





5). Connect! Remind them of the fun social aspects of school by planning play dates, FaceTimes and phone calls with their old, school friends. And get them excited to meet this year’s teacher by encouraging them to plan a special teacher’s gift. We’ve prepared everything from small teacher appreciation gifts, to a cute introduction letter, to an art project made just for them.

When does your child’s school start? Have they started already? Now that we are in the CA school district, we start earlier than we did in New York. School starts this Wednesday. And we are ready but it’s a new school so wish us luck!!  kidpik, oculus nyc, nyc kid, back to school fashion

Wishing all you parents lots of luck and joy this school year!!  Click here to read about the one customized school item you ALL need and why!




5 of the Best Fashion Books for Your Minifashionista

Do you love fashion and are you rearing a budding minifashionista? If so, I know you’ll both enjoy this round-up of our favorite fashion books for girls ages 3-7 too!

  1.  S is for Style by Tina and Anthony Coorey

    This chic hardcover book is my new go to present for any new fashion momma and minifashionista!  So beautiful, it is worthy of a coffee table presence! And I’m talking about the living room – not just your kid’s room!  And there truly is no more fashionable way to introduce the alphabet! (Think A for Anna Wintour, C for Cartier).  For a child like mine who was made to dress as Anna Wintour at age 2 for her Halloween costume,and for a child who has been attending fashion shows with me since she was a baby, this book made perfect sense lol!  I almost wanted to chant the rhyming pages to my husband cuz Lord knows he knows less about fashion icons, fashion brands and fashion week than Juliet does.   Heck, she’s even met some of these people in the book – which reminds me I need to print that picture of Rachel Zoe carrying Juliet out and add it into this book!  
  2. From Farm to Big City  by KahriAnne Kerr

    I SO relate to this book coming from a small town myself and having grown up watching the fashion shows on TV always yearning for a bigger more cosmopolitan city.  So it is with great nostalgia that I share reading sessions with this book in hand because it sparks conversations of how life in the NYC is so different than much of the rest of the world.  And it also brings us back to the time when we met the author of this book, the creator of these fashion icon cookies and other plush items, KahriAnne Kerr.  What an honor it was for Juliet to meet a real fashion designer (her future dream job haha)
  3. What Would Fashion Look Like If They Included All of Us  – by Universal Standard
    This is a very progressive and very much needed, book that promotes the concept of inclusion.  I think this should be in the bookshelves of every budding fashionista because it shows that beauty comes in all colors, shapes and sizes.  What a great message!  For just $21 including s&h, you can gift this hardcover book – a welcomed addition to any bookshelf I’m sure.  But you can also download a free digital copy from their website!!  How amazing is that!??
  4. Shoe La La by Karen Beaumont and LeUyen Pham
    shoe la la, toddler books, best fashion books for kidsThis was gifted to us by a fellow fashionista and it became Juliet’s favorite book as a toddler.  With its catchy rhymes and glittery pages, I could see why!  My daughter even memorized the words to the entire book at age 3 and there are actually a lot of pages jam-packed into this one board book!  So you can imagine how many times she had asked to have me read this to her haha
  5. Juno Valentine and the Fantastic Fashion Adventure by Eva Chen
    juno valentine, best fashion books for kidsSee what stepping into the shoes of famous women might be like. We love this book because not only does it feature fun fashions and the most amazing shoe collection, but it takes you through an educational journey highlighting famous, fearless, powerful women in history.  (Think Serena Williams, Frida Kahlo, Cleopatra and Lady Gaga!)  It is all about girl power and who doesn’t love that!


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Click here for the most fashionable ideas on how to throw a Chanel themed party!  Click here for my gift guide for minifashionistas.

Note, some authors gifted some of these books in exchange for possible inclusion into this blog post.  Opinions expressed are 100% our own. 


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