Chasing Davies

August 16, 2018

Back to School Shopping at The Legends Outlet

 

 
Moms on the lose!  We conquered back to school shopping and had the best time doing it. We got a few things for our kids, and a few things for ourselves - because the Legends Outlets has it all. I hadn't been in awhile, and was kicking myself for it!  I have been missing out on so much goodness at great prices.  And I already can't wait to go back - because I definitely didn't even get to some things that I'm really wanting to hit up (you can see all their stores here, so maybe you can plan ahead).  We decided our next shopping trip is going to be a whole day. :)

Heads up - there will be a Legends Outlets gift card giveaway on my Instagram today!

It's nice to bring my kids with me to shop, but that isn't usually as fun, and I certainly don't feel like I can get as much done. So, my girlfriends and I decided to make a night of it to catch up with each other, too. I'm so glad we did, because don't get enough quality time together.  And with any new season - it's not just kids who need things, but the adults, too!  See below on some of the fun places we hit up and what we got.

We started the night at Rack Room Shoes - which you can see all about that new store and what we got here.  And then I was so excited to go into a Gymboree store (after years shopping online). My kids each got a few new outfits for fall there (you can see those here), and I just love their style - clothes that I'd wear myself in adult size.

One of the places I was most excited to hit up was the GIANT Kate Spade store there! 


One of my friends got a new work/computer bag, another a small cross-body purse and another got a cute tassel keychain. I have my eye on a few pieces and couldn't make up my mind.... so I'll be back! ;) . The store itself is really cute, too! I loved that big picture wall, and they have tons of great jewelry, too. I'll definitely be back....

An old favorite... J.Crew Factory!  We're clearly feeling their camo theme they got going on!  We basically turned their display into real life and all walked away with navy and camo (my friend and I both getting this camo sweater).  They have really cute kid clothing, too. I got Nora a sweet little bracelet since all the sudden she is VERY into jewelry.  She was very excited for the surprise.


We also went into Soma and got some undergarments. And Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory for a little treat.  And after all that shopping and walking, what better way to end the successful evening than with dinner and drinks (and shhhh.... dessert) at Yard House

My camo twin and I ended up getting the same dinner (Grilled Cheese), too, and you guys - YOU HAVE TO GO GET IT RIGHT NOW. It's the best grill cheese evaaaa. You must spring to get it loaded with avocado and bacon. And it comes with tomato bisque (which I used to dip my sandwich into liberally).



We had such a good night together, after a great dinner, delicious drinks and all the bags to prove our success! I can't wait to go back soon with these friends of mine. <3


I've partnered with Legends Outlets for this post, but all opinions are my own!

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August 14, 2018

Back to School 2018!

 

 
These little turkeys are back to school and feeling cool in some new duds - which we're anxiously awaiting chillier weather to really rock it all, but until then, we'll be running around barefoot!  I just can't believe how OLD these babies of mine are. They look like little adults.

Nora is in her LAST year of pre-K, and I just can't believe it. The thought of her going to Kindergarten next year sends me into a sob fest. Her personality is busting at the seems. Last weekend, we were getting ice cream with our friends, and after telling the girls to be careful as they were climbing over everything... my fellow mama friend turned to me, and said, 'did Nora just roll her eyes?!'  Yes, yes she did...already.

Liam is all smiles for FIRST grade! He was SO excited to get back to school, see his friends and play at recess. I think he thrives on routine and does really well with school. This year is so different than last (see his first day of Kindergarten post here), he not only looked like a baby with a missing front tooth/baby teeth and all, but didn't know but one person so was shy and unsure. This year he went into his school and class with so much confidence, which made me so happy.

Here's hoping for a happy, healthy and successful new school year!

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August 8, 2018

Rack Room Shoes Grand Opening at the Legends


 
I am a sucker for an entire store dedicated to shoes! Shoes might be my most favorite thing to buy, can definitely make (or break) a look and so fun to collect.  So, when Rack Room Shoes reached out to let me know they were opening a new store at the Legends Outlet in the Kansas City area - and having a grand opening VIP party,  I was there in a heart beat!  After the shoe party (and they had wine!) last Wednesday, they are now fully open!

I love, even more than a whole store of shoes, an everyday 'Buy One, Get One 50% Off*' deal.  Rack Room Shoes is a great place to shop for the whole family, and that can add up when you're trying to update your kids' growing feet before a new school year, but Rack Room Shoes makes it easy with deals off already low prices. This back to school season, you can grab everyone the latest and coolest athletic sneakers, fashionable flats and all kinds of slides - they even have backpacks and lunch boxes.

I got my son sneakers and myself Pumas from the new Kansas City Rack Room Shoes!  I can't get enough comfy footwear right now, and my kids love sneakers for back to school.  And I think my friends are on the same page as me, as they also got cute, comfy shoes for themselves and/or family members. It was definitely a successful night of shopping and money saving.

My friend went home with these cute green sneakers!

And I couldn't wait to wear my new sneakers, pairing with a floral skirt to dress it down, but also keep comfy (while my son is waiting to wear his until his first day of school!):

I'm so glad that Rack Room Shoes has come to the Kansas City area! If you live in KC, make sure you check them out - and if not, no fear - you can shop online + they have tons of other store locations around the country. 

Another aspect of Rack Room Shoes that I love is that they give back. Because some children don't go to school because they don't have proper footwear, while many have ill-fitting ones, Rack Room Shoes partners with Shoes that Fit, a national non-profit organization that provides shoes to disadvantaged children, to help them focus on their studies.  You can even donate $100 donations to support this organization.

This post done in partnership with Rack Room Shoes, but all my opinions are my own!

*BOGO Disclaimer: BOGO 50% Off promotion: 2nd pair must be of equal or lesser value. Excludes accessories and certain styles, including but not limited to Bearpaw, Converse, Asics, Adidas, Saucony, Birkenstock, Rainbow, Sperry, Keds, Teva, Rockport, online Timberland & Timberland Pro, plus all Nike styles. 

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