Back to School Shopping with Ontario Mills Mall


Can you believe it’s already September? After the Labor Day holiday weekend, back to school season is in full swing and I’m totally ready to go! A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to go on a little back to school shopping spree at Ontario Mills Mall. Ontario Mills has a great selection of stores such as American Eagle, H&M, Old Navy, Forever 21, ALDO, Aeropostale, and more! I made a few trips into each store to put together this fun back to school look I will be wearing to class in San Diego.

American Eagle is one of my favorite stores because everything is just SO comfy! I went with a classic white tank, but it also comes in four other colors. Jeans are obviously a back to school staple and I knew I wanted a pair for this outfit. I’m a huge fan of AE denim and picked up these dark wash jeggings. Another fall essential is a plaid button up. You can style them in many ways, but I usually like tying it around my waist so if I get cold I can just throw it over my shirt.

The 90’s trends have made a major comeback, but this time around they have definitely updated their game and look. One of the things I’d never though I’d be wearing again is a choker. I didn’t think I’d be able to pull it off, but after seeing a few other bloggers rock them I decided to try it out again! I like the ones you can wrap around and style a few different ways, like this one from Forever 21. The other trend that’s back is slip on sneakers… My school has a huge campus so comfort is definitely a huge factor in back to school shopping.

The last and possibly most important part of back to school is finding a sturdy backpack. I was researching a few other ones online, but when I found this backpack from Aldo I knew I could end the search. It’s the perfect size and can fit all of my school essentials (aka my 13″ macbook, planner, phone, pencil case, sunnies, wallet, snacks, etc.) without sacrificing style. Compared to similar ones, it’s a steal at only $55!

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American Eagle tank | American Eagle jeans | Aeropostale slip ons | American Eagle flannel | ALDO backpack | Forever 21 choker

Photos by Katie Stuart

Thanks to Ontario Mills Mall for sponsoring this post.



  1. Lisa
    September 9, 2016 / 12:20 pm

    Great pics! ?love the outfit!

  2. tiarasandsequins
    September 9, 2016 / 2:30 pm

    Ciera you look adorable in these pics! I totally agree with you regarding AE, they have the comfiest clothes ever! Take care,

  3. September 9, 2016 / 8:44 pm

    Love this back to school look!! Hope you are having so much fun at SDSU!!!

  4. ruthieridley
    September 12, 2016 / 6:51 am

    What an awesome Mall!! LOVE this look! Styled perfectly my dear!