Back To School with Shoe Carnival

I can’t believe that summer is almost over. Really, my kiddos start school next week!! The most important item on our list every year are shoes. They are always the one thing that get most wear and tear throughout the year, so I like to make sure we get a pair that will last. Today we’ve partnered with Shoe Carnival to show you our back to school shoes and how to style them with any outfit.

Back to School season is bittersweet for me. Bitter because I hate to see the end of summer, but sweet because I absolutely love back-to-school shopping. Oh, and I love for someone else to be in charge of my kids for the majority of the day again. For someone who loves to order everything online and have it delivered to my door, this is an oddity, but I truly love it. That’s all fine and good, but I’d rather head out and get everything on our own, especially getting shoes.

On the other hand, I’m super excited for Tabitha starting 2nd grade. At 7 years old my daughter has definite opinions about her wardrobe, so involving her in the back to school shopping process is a real thrill for her! My son loves to shop as well. He knows what he likes, and usually weighs in on color choices, etc. They have both been super excited to go back to school shopping. This year Tabitha asked for nothing but matching shoes with mommy and her brother Joshua. We stopped by Shoe Carnival and stocked up on the coolest Adidas Baseline K . My daughter and I both love the look and lightweight feel of these shoes. I bought a size 10.5 M for my 4 year old and 12M for my 7 year old. They both love how comfortable they are and the ease of putting them on.

Shoe Carnival has such a great variety, and we were able to find the shoes we love. Back to school shopping for two is definitely not the same as shopping for one. This mama here truly appreciates the price points at Shoe Carnival.

First day of Preschool

Joshua is gearing up for his First Day of Preschool and I am over here like… Noooooo!!!!! My boy starts preschool next week and I am slightly not ready for this. Feels like he was born just yesterday!  Josh was so excited about his new shoes from Shoe Carnival. He’s always wearing these shoes around the house. If he could stay in these shoes forever and never take them off he would be so happy!

I trust Shoe Carnival because every time I step foot into the store I can get awesome shoes for my entire family for a reasonable price. I love that and so does my budget. Shoe carnival features the latest brands and trends making it very easy for my kids to find shoes that they will wear and love.

Of course, no shopping trip is complete without me browsing through the women’s shoe section. I was really pleased to find a huge selection of ladies shoes. It’s no surprise that I agreed to match with my kids because I’m a huge fan of Adidas. These shoes are perfect for throwing on to run everyday errands while my kids are at school. These adult size Adidas Advantage Stripes Sneakers are a must-have for your wardrobe. They feature superior traction with a sturdy rubber outsole, reinforced rubber front protects your toes, padded footbed that cushions every step, plus an upper that provides flexibility and breathability.

I hope that this helps. Not only do you get to buy shoes for your kids, but you can get them for yourself as well. And now you know where the better deals are! Hope you enjoyed our Go Back To School with Shoe Carnival First Day of School outfits and shoes.

Thanks for stopping by!

Shoe Carnival provided me with product and compensation. The opinions I have shared about the products are my own .


Len Parent

“The most important thing to remember is that you can wear all the greatest clothes and all the greatest shoes, but you’ve got to have a good spirit on the inside. That’s what’s really going to make you look like you’re ready to rock the world.” —Alicia Keys

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  1. August 20, 2017 / 6:36 AM

    Len this is so cute! My twins are back to school next week too and can’t believe how fast the summer has gone! The shoes here are adorable and so are the backpacks. Have a lovely Sunday! Gemma x

  2. August 20, 2017 / 6:57 AM

    Fantastic family! Of course youre kids are stylish too!

  3. August 20, 2017 / 9:31 AM

    What a perfect look & and the three of you look so cute together ♥♥ What an amazing family you have 🙂
    and by the way- that straw hat looks amazing on you ♥

    Have a gtreat weekend Len,

  4. August 21, 2017 / 3:05 AM

    Man, I feel so out of the loop with school ever since I graduated. It’s already back to school season?! Your kids are adorable! Hope they will have a great and successful school year. I love how you find cute clothes for them :).

  5. August 21, 2017 / 8:55 AM

    You guys are so adorable ever! Fan of adidas sneakers too, planning to buy for my son to have a Mom and Son OOTD! Thanks for inspiration Len.

    Katrina Isha

  6. August 21, 2017 / 12:44 PM

    Your kids look so adorable! My daughter has started 1st grade and she is all excited. You look gorgeous in that outfit, love those sneakers. Have a wonderful week

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box
    Instagram: littleglitterybox

  7. August 21, 2017 / 12:56 PM

    Aw I love these back to school outfits and the unicorn rucksack is so cute! Since we had to wear a school uniform in the UK I always used to love shopping for back to school shoes and stationary 🙂 x

  8. August 21, 2017 / 1:27 PM

    You guys are sooo adorable! I love the matching sneakers. Adidas Superstar indeed, is very versatile. Very comfy as well.

    Jessica |

  9. August 21, 2017 / 3:44 PM

    OMGosh! This is cuteness overload! They look incredible…love all the pieces. I would get them all, if I had kids their age. And you mama, look amazing, as always.

  10. August 21, 2017 / 3:46 PM

    I can’t believe summer is almost over either! Your kids are beautiful, Len! Love these shots! Cute sneakers, cute look…your kids will be on the best dressed list at school for sure! 🙂

  11. Tiffany
    August 21, 2017 / 5:07 PM

    Hi! Happy New week! Great post and beautiful portraits! Pray your children have a wonderful school year! Have a blessed week!


  12. August 21, 2017 / 6:00 PM

    I love that everyone had matching shoes! Did Tabitha dress herself this day? She looks adorable!

  13. August 21, 2017 / 6:01 PM

    Definitely a bittersweet time! But loving that top and of course all the Adidas <3
    Green Fashionista

  14. Amy Arnold
    August 21, 2017 / 6:29 PM

    You all look so great! The perfect shoes to start the school year!

    my Ann
    Straight A Style

    • August 23, 2017 / 5:27 PM

      I can’t open your website, Milly. So sad. 🙁
      Thanks for stopping by!

  15. Gabrielle
    August 21, 2017 / 7:28 PM

    I absolutely ADORE your blue ruffled shirt, and your little ones look so so cute – especially how the colour of your daughter’s outfit matches your own!

  16. August 21, 2017 / 7:42 PM

    How cute that you’re all matching with new shoes. Nothing can beat having new clean shoes for a fresh start of the new school year.
    I love this post! Have a great week Len!

  17. August 21, 2017 / 9:44 PM

    Cuteness overload in this post. I feel you about Summer ending and the start of school. Wishing Tabitha and Joshua an awesome school year. I am sure they are going to rock it. They are so adorable just like their mamma bear ?


  18. jodie filogomo
    August 21, 2017 / 10:20 PM

    Do you realize that I have never been to Shoe Carnival?? I have a feeling that I need to take a field trip because shoes are my weakness!!
    And can we talk about how wonderful your kids are?? Look at what fabulous models they are in this post!! And those backpacks are the best too!!

  19. August 22, 2017 / 12:38 AM

    Your kids are so cute! I love that they get to pick their own stuff! Man, this takes me back when I was little! For back to school, I always picking those adidas too!

  20. August 22, 2017 / 1:08 AM

    The first photo is so nice!! Cute post! And those little backpacks, adorable!

  21. Adi
    August 22, 2017 / 1:22 AM

    They’re so cute!! They look ready for school!
    Adi xx

  22. August 22, 2017 / 3:16 AM

    I bet your kids are just so excited to be back to school! I adore your look with the jeans and the dress!

    My Vogue Style |

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  24. August 22, 2017 / 7:47 AM

    Your kids are super cute and super adorable Len, You look gorgeous my babe….love the matchy matchy outfits….Love and kisses, Neha

  25. August 22, 2017 / 11:25 AM

    Len, your kids are so cute and so stylish! Also love the outfit you’re wearing in the first photo and how you’re all matching – family goals! x


  26. Miri
    August 22, 2017 / 12:21 PM

    Ohh, your kids are so adorable, Len. I love the way they are dressed. So chic and stylish at such young age! WOW!

  27. August 22, 2017 / 2:57 PM

    Your kids are adorable! I love the matching Adidas shoes! I want a pair of my own!

    Simply Lovebirds

  28. August 22, 2017 / 2:59 PM

    beautiful kids! Love all the outfits! I didn’t realise you had kids! My husband actually pointed out that your domain name does say parent! duh!! Silly me! Anyways loving the matching shirts!

  29. August 22, 2017 / 3:14 PM

    Oh your kiddos are so cute!!:) Mine just started yesterday and I am so happy to get back to the routine of it! Love their outfits and I hope you guys all have an awesome new school year!:)

    ~Krisztina Clifton |

  30. August 22, 2017 / 5:08 PM

    Awww So cute !
    Loving your striped shirt and earrings.

  31. August 22, 2017 / 5:32 PM

    Great post!
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    Have a nice day!

  32. August 22, 2017 / 8:42 PM

    Oh my God, these are the cutest pix ever. Your style and how you extended to your children is impeccable. You fond the best things and put them together in such a wonderful way. Yes back to school is bitter sweet. I can still remember how excited I would get for the first day of school. I bet you are creating wonderful memories for your children.

    Allie of

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