I know what you’re thinking. Shopping with kids can be totally overwhelming. Believe me, I’ve been there and I get it. However this year, back to school shopping was a breeze thanks to the Chicago Premium Outlets. 


Not only is the mall filled with incredible brand names at  insanely discounted prices, but also it’s a beautiful place to shop and play. The newly renovated and added section of the mall made it so fun for the kiddos and I to hang out and not stress with the hustle and bustle of a typical indoor mall.



First thing’s first. The kids needed shoes and of course, for the second year in a row, they wanted the ADIDAS Superstars! Best shoes out there in my humble opinion. I still have my first shells back from when I was in Junior High! We got these babies for a steal and the kiddos couldn’t wait to get them on.. like, immediately!!!




All this shopping and trying on shoes made us hungry. So of course kids and I wanted M BURGER!!! Wanna be in on my little secret?! I love dipping my fries into a strawberry milk shake. It’s mmmm mmmm good!




After our yummy lunch we headed out to Claire’s, where even the boys found some adorable EMOJI stickers to decorate their school supplies with. K stuck with the girly must haves, adorable panda headphones, rubber bracelets and a box of scented erasers for all her arts and crafts. I found some fun iPhone and iPad cases and had to get myself a couple.

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We clearly have a thing for EMOJI’s! If your littles do to, make sure you stop by this stand for these adorable EMOJI pillows at only $9.99 each it’s so much fun to mix and match these little characters in your kids rooms.

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We also loved the gorgeous pond by SaksOFF and M BURGER. We hung out at the play ground, threw some pennies in the pond and had a blast making wishes.

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We also couldn’t resist the Dippin Dots ice cream. Do you guys remember how good it tastes?! I haven’t had it in ages and it’s still just as good as I remember it to be!


So there you have it! Take your kids shopping at the Chicago Premium Outlets, I promise you, it won’t be overwhelming and it will totally be fun!!! Oh and my favorite furniture store, Restoration Hardware Outlet plus a few other good ones are coming this fall.

Make sure you stop by  Chicago Premium Outlets’ guest services desk and mention my name to get your VIP coupon book, filled with even more savings. You are welcome!