My first memory of L.L. Bean took place during the summer before my K-4 year at Saint James (yes, I went there for a few years..don’t judge me-- youthful indiscretion :) ). I remember sitting on my bed with my mom while she called and placed her order: one Original Book Pack with script name for me and a Deluxe Book Pack with block initials for my brother, both in cobalt (duh, we went to STJ!). I was SO excited—my big brother and I matched (yeah..shoulda known then that I was a sucker for matching/twin/themed looks)!
And let me tell you, those 3-5 business days that I had to wait for that backpack felt like an eeeeeeternity.
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Some other things I’m coveting from L.L. Bean this season are a men’s gingham shirt (shown above) from the Signature Collection, to be worn oversized and belted at the waist, and some new moccasin slippers. My mom has the most decadent pair of soft-soled moc slippers from L.L. Bean—flannel lined with soft, buttery leather and a hint of fleece. They make your feet feel like they are floating in clouds of cotton--the only problem is that it looks like they aren’t making this particular style anymore. Hopefully as we move into cooler months, this will change — otherwise I might be making two purchases from the gentleman’s side of the shopping world.
How do you juxtapose a jaunt into menswear?
Femme it up with a bow headband and a cinched waist, and voilà!
Borrowed from the boys, right?
Well, whatever you purchase, if it’s from L.L. Bean, you won’t be disappointed.
*That Original Book Pack lasted me all the way until 5th grade, at which point my copious (ha..) amounts of homework were outweighing the dimensions of the Original. No fear, I upgraded.