Monday, July 11, 2016

#Microblog Monday: School Clothes?

We have been at uniform schools for the last few years.  I LOVE school uniforms.  It makes life so very easy on school mornings.  Once school ended this year, I discovered how very hard it is to get SB dressed, in particular.  I bought her a bunch of different summer clothes, and she basically refused to wear anything but ONE skort and ONE tank top (which thankfully came in a number of colors).  I'm dreading school shopping, but know I need to start, because September will be here before I know it!

Both of my girls prefer skirts and dresses.  I can't get either one to wear jeans.  I've been joking that their fashion sense generally comes down to:  a) is it pink; b) could you eat four helpings of Thanksgiving dinner in it comfortably?; and c) would a 65 year wear it to a Jersey casino?  If all three, then it is TOTALLY up their alley.

So now I'm trying to figure out where to shop and what to buy.

Where do you buy comfortable, affordable school clothes?


Lollipop Goldstein said...

Laughing so hard at this. That is the best list ever.

Honestly, every year (until recently), we stopped at the outlets on the way to the beach. They're right over the Bay Bridge. We told them that they had to get their school clothes before we got to the beach, so they made quick decisions just to get it over with. We could be in and out of there with everything done in an hour. Now if I took them to the mall, we could be there for hours, waffling.

Jane said...

My experience is that boys are a lot easier than girls. For my 3-year-old daughter, who also loves skirts and dresses (only twirly ones right now), I just go with it. When the weather is warm, she wears them with cropped leggings; slightly cooler, she wears them with long leggings and a sweater; when it's colder, with sweater and tights and sometimes leggings on top of those and sometimes long underwear underneath. I do most shopping online when there are sales and sometimes shop 1-2 sizes up and stash them away. My favorite brands for comfort (soft clothes) and quality (wash well, no iron) are Tea Collection and Gymboree. They are a bit expensive regularly but fairly reasonable during sales (especially when it's 20-40% off sale prices). Crazy 8 is very reasonably priced and there are sales all the time, but the quality really varies. Lands End is good - again make sure you're taking advantage of sales (if you don't see one, check again in a week; holidays are big times for good ones). I don't do a lot of stores or outlets because I hate taking the time to shop. I Like LL Bean and Hanna Andersson clothes for comfort and quality find them quite expensive even with sales.