While the rest of the world is already back to school or prepping, we still have a few weeks (!!!) before the kids go back to school believe it or not. I I whipped out some of my favorite go-to dresses that I have worn season after season this week. I was on full-time mom duty for most of the week while our nanny was away and I took some time off to spend with the kids and go on some last adventures, from the zoo to the farm to the pool and beach. We had a blast, and I made good use out of my go-to mom outfits as you’ll see in my roundup of what I wore the fourth week of August 2021 — easy dresses and shorts and cute tops. We finished the week out with a party that I got to wear a genius Reformation dupe to. I am not always a huge fan of dupes, but this one is really good and I don’t like to repeat party dresses too often, so I love when I can save on them.
Although the kids don’t start back to work until mid-September and my return to the office keeps getting pushed back, I am starting to really think about fall. I’ve already done a lot of my back to school shopping — check out what I’m getting Charlotte and James. And this week, I signed my kids up for fall activities. I’m trying to figure out how to tow the line between overbooking them and keeping them busy. I like the kids to have things every day, but I realize they need time for playdates and quiet play. It’s hard after a year where so much was closed but also in a year where we don’t know what will happen. I am trying to focus on outdoor activities for the fall, as I’m sure Covid cases will be on the rise, and then see where the world stands. What approach are you guys taking this year? It feels like such deja vu and I want to be in denial, but I also have a feeling that based on how things are going as kids go back to school across the country, we’re going to need to be extra cautious and indoor activities are not going to be the safest option for awhile. Sigh. But it’s still warm enough to be entertained by the beach and pool, so I’m going to go savor that this weekend. As I sign off to hang with the fam, here’s what I wore the fourth week of August 2021 aka my week in outfits.