Back to School

I’m trying not to sob into my coffee as I write this. It’s back to school time! And for my family and probably yours, it will be very different than years past. As we mourn what a typical school year would be and think about virtual learning, social distancing with our friends, and longing for the structure of a “normal” school week, I had a thought last week while driving: maybe this will actually be the best school year yet? Perhaps the more individualized attention, slower pace of life, and new creative ways for students to learn will turn out to be better than years past.

As a small business owner, COVID has certainly shown me the importance of flexibility and adaptability, and the silver linings that come from it. Perspective is everything, and I’ve decided that I can’t let myself stress about the uncertainty of the upcoming year, I’ve got to embrace the opportunity of this new normal (and quit crying into my coffee!)

One thing we can count on being the same…first day of school pictures. Whether you are off to school, your learning pod, or your living room, you still need to take photos outside of your house – mask and all. And Monday’s Child wants to help you pick the perfect outfit. We have the cutest knits coming in daily, adorable ABC dresses, and apple accessories. With tax-free weekend this weekend, it’s the ideal time to stock up. The school year feels unpredictable, but you can count on an adorable first day!



Proper Peony Schoolhouse Dress, $88


The Beaufort Bonnet Green Gingham Jon Jon


The Beaufort Bonnet ABC Dress


The Beaufort Bonnet Red Juliet Jumper with Pink Gingham Bow Blouse


Mint Backpacks, $20


 Apple Knee Socks, $22


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Born and raised in Alexandria and married to a native Alexandrian as well! We love living in Old Town – just a few blocks from the store – with our three little boys and golden retriever Rumpelstiltzkin. Although my first job and real love was retail (the Lilly Pad where Mint Condition is now), I worked in Public Affairs and PR prior to buying the shop, which has really been a dream come true for me. I feel so grateful to work with our customers to find the perfect outfit for their special childhood moments. When I’m not at the store you can probably find me at an Old Town park chasing the boys or on my yoga mat.

A classic children’s boutique in Old Town, Alexandria for 40 years, we carry special occasion and play clothes for sizes newborn to 12. Located in the historic Crilley Warehouse just two blocks from the water, Monday’s Child is your go-to shop for baby gifts, baptism gowns, holiday dresses and outfits, boy’s blazers and ties, First Communion, shoes, books, toys and much more.


Monday’s Child
218 North Lee Street
Alexandria, VA 22314


Monday-Friday 10am – 6pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 12pm  – 5pm

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