Mother Daughter Style: Vintage Looks for Back to School
Nashville designer Kayce Hughes creates vintage-inspired clothing for women and kids. Snag some of her favorite looks just in time for school!
Favorite Splurge: Something special like a fabulous cocktail dress.
Can't Part With: The red cowboy boots I bought at age 18.
Never Leave Home Without: I'm always forgetting something I need—gas, credit card, permission slip, you name it.
Favorite Subject: Art. I'm very creative.
When I Grow Up: I want to be an actress. I love to re-create movie scenes with my sisters.
Dream Outfit: A fancy red dress and fur coat to wear to the Oscars.
This Kayce Hughes creation marries the comfort of denim with the polish of a classic day dress.
- Denim Dress, $138; kaycehughes.com
With its long sleeves and lightweight fabric, this colorful blouse makes a perfect transition piece. Pair it with chino cargo pants for a look that’s chic but also playground durable.
Brown boots are a fall essential. Try wearing this comfy suede pair with your favorite skinny jeans or a flattering shirtdress.
- Dalia Boots by Me Too, $139; hsn.com
Your little one will go wild for these fun, animal print flats. And you’ll love the affordable price tag.
- Ballet Flat by Brash, $24.99; payless.com
Save face with this roomy handbag. The sophisticated red leather elegantly conceals the to-do lists, permission slips, and Cheerios that lurk within.
- Daniella in Rouge, $188; hobobags.com
Kids will happily carry these animal bags (even if they are stuffed with homework).
- Owl Zoo Pack, $20; skiphop.com
These horn cuffs—handcrafted from natural scraps—make the perfect statement piece for fall. Bonus: They’re designed in Nashville, Tennessee!
- Horn Cuff, $80; allstrungoutdesigns.com
Say goodbye to big poufy hair bows, and tame your daughter’s tresses with these adorable barrettes in various colors and designs.
- Felt Hair Clips, $5 each; sundropclips.com
Planners & Notebooks
This made-for-mom’s day planner lets you keep tabs on the whole household’s schedules in one convenient spot.
- Desktop Day Planner, $43; momagenda.com
These made in Virginia notebook covers will brighten up a ho-hum composition notebook. Plus, the machine washable fabric allows you to use them from year-to-year.
- Notebook covers, $24 each, watermelonwishes.etsy.com