(Adorable $9 sun dress that can be paired with sweater for fall.)

It’s that time of year when kids everywhere are clamoring for new wardrobes. Fun TV ads sport the newest fashion trends while kids ride scooters through the school halls, and choreographed dancing explodes on cafeteria tables.

Yes, marketing rocks during this back to school time so much so that even my home schooled kids are convinced it’s the most glorious time of all to load up on clothes.

They would be right, (minus the explanation that dancing on tables would get them a suspension.) 🙂

Even this home schooled girl has her weekly classes that she attends and I do believe girls everywhere, spend time deciding on those “First Day” back to school outfits. It’s a rite of passage, so to speak.

While it’s no secret that my Frugal Fashionista tendencies rock the thrift store run way, when stores like Old Navy have whole weeks dedicated to trends under $10 (and in our case $5), that’s pretty much spot on with my kind of shopping.

My daughter knows to look for the big ‘ole sale signs. She learned at an early age that when given a budget, her dollars will stretch much further if she only picks those items. It’s not easy to install that shopping prowess, but it’s worth it. Every once in awhile, she chooses to splurge on something fun, but for the most part, she is a savvy shopper.

Interesting fashion trends are all over the place this season. It’s almost like you can pick any genre, pattern or color combo and if combined correctly, it looks like you walked off the run way. There is some freedom in that. She really does have fashion prowess and can put together great looks on her own. Layering pieces does top fashion trends, along with the mini skirt, so we were on the hunt for a few core items that she could wear with multiple outfits. She needed a few new T-shirts, a dress, jeans (and I am so excited that they offer multiple styles. Not just skinnies, but boot cut variations as well) and couldn’t leave without her favorite Old Navy flip flops. We have tons of those at our home. I was also thrilled when she found an adorable mini skirt that wasn’t too short. (Do you know how hard that is? Don’t get me started on girls dressing their age.)

(Her favorite, new $5 T-shirt which is cute enough for play, but also looks great dressed up with a skirt and sweater. It allows the pop of color to show through.)

Just to let you know of the fun promotion at the store, between now and August 14, not only is Old Navy having their $10 and under sale, but you can also take a picture of your child (6-12) on the Old Navy Runway rocking some of their favorite looks. Share them on Instagram or twitter using the hashtag #MYONStyle for a change to appear on the Old Navy site. I talked my daughter into doing it the first time, but then she stayed in the dressing room. Boys were sitting out there and no way was she posing in front of them. 🙂 (Give her a few years, right?)

An insider savvy shopper tip, which I am kicking myself for now – make sure and sign up for Old Navy emails BEFORE you go. When you confirm your email, they send you an online coupon for a huge discount off your next order. I admit, I went to sleep dreaming about that extra $10 that I could have saved. 🙂

Have you already done your Back to School Clothes Shopping? What are you looking for this year?

Old Navy wants to see your kids start the school year looking stylish at great prices. Don’t forget to take a picture of your kids in store and share using #MyONStyle for a chance to appear on the Old Navy website or enter the Multiply Your Style Sweet Sweepstakes! For Official Rules and details, go to www.Nick.com/OldNavy.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Old Navy. The opinions and text are all mine.

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