The month of August doesn’t leave young girls with any excuse to celebrate, but rather brings the glooming idea that summer is coming to an abrupt close. The one worth while event of the month revolves around every girl’s favorite activity, shopping. You all know what event I am talking about. It is the ultimate excuse to force your mother to whip out her credit card–it’s back-to-school shopping. Need I say more? Acquiring a brand new wardrobe makes the idea of sitting in a desk rather than poolside a little more bearable. Teen Vogue has answered young girls prayers everywhere and is promoting August 11th as a national holiday for back-to-school shopping.
Unfortuantely, by sending me to Catholic school my mother was always able to avoid the highly anticipated back to school shopping spree. Instead I was forced into my uniform which consisted of a plaid skirt, knee high socks, and button down top. Yes, I walked the halls looking like Britney Spears in her “Hit Me Baby One More Time” music video (minus the sex appeal). Needless to say when I went to college I took back all those lost years of spending my mother’s money on clothes. After all, every girl needs the perfect first day back-to-school outfit. Or, if you go a little overboard, have twenty different first day back to school options. But who’s counting?
Teen Vogue realized how expensive back to school shopping can be and partnered with different companies to offer sales, free samples, and in-store events. Participants for the first national back-to-school shopping day will include: Guess, American Eagle Outfitters, Express, H&M, Maybelline New York, Cover Girl etc. On behalf of young girls everywhere and our mother’s credit cards, thank you Teen Vogue for finally acknowledging August 11th as a national holiday to shop and save.
Keep Calm Carry On,