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Where I Partied While at BlogHer- Lands End’ University Edition

While at BlogHer not only did I learn something but I also got the opportunity to learn AND party with Lands’ End.

I was invited by Momtrends to attend Lands’ End University where we talked all things “Back to School” concerning clothing, backpacks, and there was even a little pampering for the Mamas.

We’ll talk about the children first…as always.

So. If you have children you may know all too well about the worn out knees in their jeans.

Like what is that?

No lie, in the span of one month we had to replace 8 pair of jeans because my son wore them out. Doing what? Let me know when you get an answer because I have no idea. The first stop on my tour of Lands End was learning about their Iron Knee pants…cause I am not in the market to keep buying the same articles of clothing numerous times this year. Not. At. ALL

Lands’ End has something called Iron Knee Pants


Sorry I didn’t get an actual picture of the patch inside but it falls flush with the fabric and you feel and see nothing. It adds extra durability to the knees of the pants.

Hallelujah. I ordered my son a few pair. Initially at $35 I thought they were a bit pricey until I did the math and realized that I spent far more than that having to keep replacing jeans sometimes two and three times. Nothing more aggravating than to keep spending money on the same thing. It is far more worth it to spend the money up front and get the total value…at least in my opinion

Next, I moved on to the backpacks. I was all ears because before the end of last school year this is what his bookbag looked like 🙁

Anybody care to tell me what type of books a kindergartener may be carrying to cause this type of damage and I spent a bit of money on this.

Lands End promises that the durability of their backpacks allow for “dragging” and other questionable playground activities that have been known to devour backpacks whole. I was happy to bring this home to my son. I am looking forward to not purchasing anymore backpacks for the duration of his elementary school journey.

Here is some eye candy for some other fab children’s clothing that I managed to snap between my drinks.

Now on to Mamas and that does not just  include children. Furbabies, shoes and purses are also considered children. No one is left out.

If you’ve watched any of my videos you know my love for a popped collar runs deep *cue angels singing* Lands’ End didn’t disappoint. Preppy fall looks and inspiration ran rampant. Take a look

Yasssssssssss!!!!! I wear some trendy things but I definitely think my style is more classic and I had all kinds of ideas for using these options as a base and adding my own flair to them. I am so excited for fall to get here.

Are you familiar with Lands’ End? If not check out your local Sears or head online to


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    August 15, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Love the pics!! Love the pics!! I am glad you had a great time! I will be reading the rest of the stories about your New York Trip.

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    Dr. Reginia; The Social Mistress
    August 15, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Sounds like an informative event Mimi. I know all too well that backpacks serve several purposes among elementary school boys; primarily it’s a “sports ball”. Lol the boys tend to kick them about the classroom, playground, and cafeteria. They also dub as helicopters and bing bags. Then at the end of the day, we send them home filled with homework. 🙂

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    August 15, 2012 at 11:55 am

    I love those last few dresses! I never even thought of lands end!

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    August 15, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Mimi, honestly I’ve never thought about purchasing clothing from Lands’ End until now. I love all the looks, especially the last one. You can dress any outfit up with a good blazer, and I’m loving the style and look of this one.

    And I love the backpack too! It’s too cute. After my kids decided to treat their backpacks like a stomping ground last time, this year I purchased plain, simple backpacks. Maybe next year, I’ll splurge on a few from Lands’ End!

    Hugs and Mocha,

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    August 15, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    i love that backpack! its so cute!

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    August 15, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Loving the backpack looks sturdy my mom use to by me jansports and they would last I have gotten lazy and by the cheap ones but I think after this year we will be going with one more durable. Loving the outfits.

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    Mrs. Delightful
    August 15, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Love a good backpack! Lands End has me looking forward to fall too.

    Mrs. Delightful

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    The Chic SAHM
    August 15, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    I am loving those flats!!! I’m not familiar with this brand but it looks like their style is pretty timeless. Your son’s backpack has been thru it, LOL! What do they do in kindergarten?? LOL!

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    August 15, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    Love Lands End esp their tote bags! My mom’s a huge popped collar fan too and I’m sending her this post so she can relish in your gallery of popped-ness!

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    G K
    August 16, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Cute, cute stuff. I actually just got a Lands End denim jacket for fall. Yes, their stuff is very classic and eye-catching. I’ve never considered their kids clothing, though, which is a surprise since I like to dress my daughter in classic styles. I’ll have to check them out the next time I’m at the mall.

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    Marie Young
    August 16, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Wow! The last time I ordered a lands end product was when I worked in retail and had to reorder my company shirt. THey certainly have some cute clothes, especially for women. The items that they’ve designed for the kids are pretty cool too. Great post. Very informative too!

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    August 16, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Great post! I love Lands End! I think they make great clothes that are affordable and timeless.

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    August 17, 2012 at 12:49 am

    Haha @ the book bag. I remember my brother’s bag looking like that too. Great stuff! I would love to see how the pants work out in couple months.

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    August 17, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Love those shoes!! Land’s End has really tried hard to rebrand if you will and we think they are doing a great job!

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    Mrs. Pancakes
    August 17, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    I’ve never heard of land’s end..but it looks like an awesome clothing line!

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    August 18, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Very nice, love those last pieces for my fall work wardrobe!!

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    August 19, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Ok, I’ve never heard of Lands’ End and after those pics, I raced over to their website and fell in love with their clothing line for kids. I’m not sure if my love for this line is good for my bank account right now. :womp: LOL! Nevertheless, I’ll definitely be making some purchases in the future.

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