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American Living: Made for Back to School


Back to school shopping is fashionable and fun with the American Living children's collection. This JC Penney collection has a classic heritage feel with updated silhouettes and styles--the line is available for kids, baby, mom dad and home. Every aspect of your life can be crisp and stylish this fall. The clothes are made to be mixed and matched by kids when dressing for school. The high style and high quality make this apparel appreciated by kids and parents alike.

We recently sent two of our favorite models out to an NYC park for an American Living photo shoot. Check out the cool results!


Niles is wearing a classic polo ($9.99) and khakis and Chloe is sporting the Pinktuck Tunic ($20.99) with the Autumn Sweater Vest ($25.99) and the Skinny Cargo Jean ($24.99). All trendy, suitable for school and playground and extremely well-priced. We love the classic Americana feel--we think the modern preppy touches (horn buttons, cable stitching, updated plaids, etc) shining through this group of clothes make them a must-have for fall. See the full line at

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This got us thinking about our kids and their Back to School goals. Here's what's on our list this year:

  • 3 y.o. Give up the stroller and master the art of scootering to school. Learn to write name.
  • 6 y.o. Lose the first baby tooth. Learn to write my name in cursive. Be crowned the queen of the monkey bars.
Chloe Picture


Win it! One lucky parent is going to get a $25 gift card to shop at American Living for Back to School. To enter head to American Living and tell me one item you are putting on your back to school wish list and leave a comment below.


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1. Like Momtrends and AmericanLiving/JCP on Facebook
2. Follow @momtrends and @AmericanLiving_ on Twitter
3. Tweet this message '??Head back to school in style with a #giveaway from @AmericanLiving_ and @momtrends"

Full disclosure: I am being compensated to cover and promote this contest. Winners must be 18 years or older and US Residents. No purchase necessary. Winners will be notified via email with the specifics on how to claim their prize. Contest ends 9/15/11 at Midnight EST. Winners will be picked by Giveaway Terms and Conditions: Prize cannot be substituted for cash. Prize cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts, or promotions being run by the sponsor company.

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