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Back-To-School Essentials Tanger Outlets San Marcos

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Are you ready for back-to-school?  Brody is hitting a new milestone and entering kindergarten this year.  I am excited and sad that my little guy is growing up.  I mean where did my baby go and why did summer just fly by?!  I am going to miss our days together, so excuse me while I let out a good cry or two the next couple of weeks.  I fought with the idea of private school, public school and homeschool.  Ultimately public school was the best fit for us and I bit the bullet and registered my five year old two days ago, can we say procrastination.  I then sat pondering all of the back-to-school necessities Brody will need.  Seriously I am a last minute person, always have been.

I convinced Brody to take a little trip with me to Tanger Outlets in San Marcos,Texas.  We embraced the idea of of back-to-school, because who doesn’t love to go shopping for back-to-school essentials.  Backpacks, new shoes and fall threads…  oh my.


Brothers – polo and khaki shorts | Naartjie Kids – button top and jeans | Journeys Kidz Sperry boat shoes | Abercrombie Kids  polo and shorts | Old Navy plaid button up| The Children’s Place jeans | Old Navy Outlet  shirt and shorts | Disney Store water bottle | Famous Footwear Outlet Nike backpack 


Back-To-School Essentials at Tanger Outlets San Marcos


Our back pack of choice was the Nike Hayward Futura Backpack found at Famous Footwear outlet.  I wanted something sturdy that will last through the year.  We love the size of this backpack which isn’t overwhelming for my kindergartner, but also is big enough that he can carry his essentials, lunch box and a light jacket in.   

Water Bottle

I was surprised to see a water bottle on my kiddos school supply list.  We found this awesome Planes sports bottle at the Disney Outlet store.


We ended up with four pair of shoes, because my little fashion forward kiddo has a love for shoes of all things.  A good pair of tennis shoes will suffice, but if you are looking for a pair of dressier shoes that also look great with casual outfits opt for a pair of Sperry’s or converse.  We found both at Journeys Kidz Outlet.


Tee shirts, button shirts and polos, all essentials when you are looking for a back-to-school wardrobe.  We opted for 10 new shirts.  Two dressier button down shirts, three polo style shirts and five tee shirts that will go with just about anything.  All go well layered and will fit right in to his current wardrobe.  Old Navy, The Children’s Place, Abercrombie Kids had the best deals on long sleeve and short sleeve shirts all at ten dollars or less.


Being in South Texas means we have a lot more hot days, than we do cold days in the fall.  We still need shorts in our wardrobe and jeans are the ultimate essentials.  Six new bottoms will last us most of the year.  Three pair of shorts, 4 pair of jeans and three pair of khaki’s and dress pants.

Tanger Outlets in San Marcos has all of the stores and name brands we love with the best deals.  Stop over to the Tanger Outlets site now and get your coupons. 

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KidSTYLE Fashion Camp & Tour at Tanger Outlets San Marcos August 31st 

Bridgit Mendler Free Concert 

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1pm – Live musical performance by Campfire Soul 
2pm – Bridgit Mendler in concert followed by Q&A session
3pm – Meet and Greet Autograph Session 


See you there. 

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Michelle Cantu is a digital influencer who built a thriving community dedicated to supporting parents and inspiring moms to stretch their dollar. Michelle homeschools her 4 kids and lives right outside of San Antonio, Texas.

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