First-day-of-school outfits with Rack Room Shoes!

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This post is sponsored by Rack Room Shoes. All opinions are 100% mine and mine alone.

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It’s almost time for school to start!  Can you just smell the newly sharpened pencils? I love this time of year, and shopping with my kids for all of their school supplies, including their first day of school outfits.  Do you remember choosing your outfit for the first day?  Oh, the memories!  In my day it was ESPRIT bags and Guess jeans and Birkenstocks, which totally tells you I’m a child of the 80’s and 90’s! As a mom, those first day outfits are still important, because my kids love them too.

School shoes are a really important part of that first day, and the whole year. Our elementary school requires that they wear sneakers every day, so they’re #1 on my list. For my girls, I’m looking for shoes that will look cute with both jeans and skirts, and for all of them, shoes that are high-quality and will last through the every day wear and tear.

Enter in Rack Room Shoes! They carry all the top brands that I love and look for when Back-to-School shopping, including Nike, Skechers, Vans and Converse. I found the cutest shoes in styles and brands that are on-trend, and will look great with everything they wear!

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 (Shoes from left:  Nike Kaishi //  Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star Lo //Converse Axel Mid )

I have two boys entering kindergarten this year, making it five kids in school this year, so cost is definitely a factor. Rack Room Shoes has a “Buy One Get One 50% Off” promotion on all styles EVERY day!  There’s even a Rack Room Rewards® program that allows you simple, instant savings on shoes for the whole family!  Some of the member’s only perks include exclusive discounts, coupons, and $15 in rewards for every $200 spent.  As a mom on budget, that makes me happy!

Don’t you love these super cute Converse that I found for my boys? You can leave them loosely tied like in the picture, or tie them like normal.  My boys love that they can just slip them on, and they are pretty cool too. :)

School Shoes for Kids | simplykierste.com

School Shoes for Kids | simplykierste.com

My oldest is in high school, and he was able to browse the site for the shoes he wanted, which was super easy for me!

School Shoes for Kids | simplykierste.com

 My girls just turned 9, and we are in the “negotiation” phase of life right now.  They want cute, but I also want affordable and high-quality. Since they wear both skirts and jeans/shorts to school, and have to wear sneakers, I’m always on the hunt for stylish shoes that will fit all of those criteria.  I found them at Rack Room Shoes! These adorable Converse were the perfect find for my girls’ first day of school outfit…and every day!

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 Success!! My kids and I are thrilled with their first-day-of-school outfits, and they are ready for the first day!

(My baby had to be a part of the picture, even though she’s not in school yet.  She didn’t want to be left out!)

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I love Rack Room for another reason too.

Every year, children head back to school with ill-fitting or damaged shoes because that’s all they have. There are also some children that aren’t able to attend school because they have no shoes at all.

As part of the back-to-school season, Rack Room Shoes is raising funds for families in need through their annual Shoes that Fit campaign. The funds provide new shoes to at-risk kids to start their school year.  You can make a difference in your very own community by taking advantage of how easy Rack Room Shoes has made it to donate– upon check out at the store, or online.  100% of the donations, through local school liaisons, will be distributed in the area where they were purchased, so you are giving back to the place where you live.  I LOVE that. They have also committed to matching 100% of funds raised, up to $300,000.  Over the last two years, Rack Room Shoes has donated more than $1 million to Shoes That Fit.

Rack Room Shoes is the place to go for all the season’s latest trends for comfort, dress, casual and athletic shoes.  You can also find Rack Room Shoes on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram!

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About Simply Kierste Design Co.

Kierste is a blogger who shares her love of all things DIY. She is the mother of six, and focuses on simple ideas and projects to make a house a home! When she's not chasing around two sets of twins, a teenager, and a baby, she's working on a project, training for her next race, reading one of her favorite books, or baking something with chocolate in it.

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