Back to School at Westfield Mall

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Win $500 to shop at Westfield Mall!

My back to school shopping is done! Don't be jealous. I had a little help. A few weeks ago, I planned a trip to Westfield Trumbull to take care of serious business...shopping.

Armed with my list, I met with Bryan Gaus the GM of the mall. After a quick jolt of caffeine at the impeccably clean Starbucks inside Target, I was fueled and ready to go. Bryan made my life easy by giving me the lay of the land. But guess what? At Westfield they make it simple for any parent to shop--even without a tour guide. The mall has grouped stored into districts (thing kids, teens, tech) so you can get everything you need without wasting time.

So here's a look at what I needed: "First Day Outfits", sneakers, fun tops for the girls that work with jeans and leggings, a few school supplies and a few dresses. Mission accomplished. I was able to visit: Target, Sketchers, The Children's Place, Okaïdi, P.S. Aeropostale, and H&M Kids to get all of this done in under 2 hours.

shopping haul

Since I was in under budget ($250) and found everything so fast, I had plenty of time to take in the clean and well appointed mall. A few years back the mall had a major facelift (think millions and millions) and the effort shows. The mall is bright and modern with tons of family friendly spaces--including a lounge (hello breastfeeding moms!) and both and outdoor and indoor play areas. I met the nicest group of four new moms during my visit and chatted a bit with them. Turns out they meet every Friday at the mall for a playdate. It's really a community resource.

family fun

And then there's the fashion. I had to hide my wallet from myself (not too hard my bag was messy) to avoid getting a sublime fuchsia sweater I spotted at J.Crew and a fabulous bag at Coach. Instead I treated myself to a mani and pedi at one of the mall's many upscale salons. Then I was treated to a delicious sushi lunch at Ten Sushi right next to Lord & Taylor. The chef's special rolls rivaled my favorite city spot Haru (might I suggest a back to school lunch for a group of moms after the bus picks the kids up the first day).

Take a look at my video highlights to see more of Westfield Trumbull:

And if you live in NY or CT mark your calendars, the sassy and adorable Bella Thorne from Shake it Up will be on hand August 25th for a special Back to School event. Look for me and mini Momtrends in the crowd!

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And you too can get a special shopping spree! Go back to school with an extra $500! Is your family ready to head Back-to-School? Enter the Westfield Mall Back-to-School Sweepstakes for a chance to win a $500 Westfield shopping spree! Enter here: http://on.fb.me/TbjJIP

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This is a sponsored post. I am working with Westfield on a series of posts and videos to help promote the family-centric shopping experience. All the opinions expressed are my own. Yep, it's true we love Bella Thorne.

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