Thursday, October 02, 2008

Shopping is taking on a whole new meaning...

The weather has suddenly turned cold (well, cold to me anyway). It was 53 degrees at the bus stop this morning. 53!!! That's enough to make me break out the winter gloves (which is exactly what Ashley asked for when she walked outside).

In preparation of this, I knew last weekend that the kids needed some clothes. Audrey is making due with the last batch of Ashely hand-me downs (the rest above size 2T have been given to Ray's brother's wife/ex-wife's daughter). Ashley has outgrown everything from last winter. Pants are too short, shirts/long sleeve dresses are too short in the arms. Damn, that kid is growing fast.

My Mom purchase a ton (and I mean A TON as I had a coupon and their prices are right) from Crazy8's. For those of you not familiar (and I wasn't until my neighbor clued me in), it is the "cheaper" line of clothing from Gymboree. Yea, I totally love Gymboree, but totally can't afford those clothes. Then I took Ashely out last weekend to Old Navy and Kohl's (sale time) to try and find a few more items.

Here is my problem: Ashley refuses to wear any pants other than yoga-material type pants (aka no cute jeans for her) and she is back in her "I want to wear only pink" phase. Grrr. I did buy her a pair of jeans at Old Navy and I am thinking that after this morning with the chillier weather she will understand and appreciate jeans. I also scored a cheap pair of pink yoga pants at Old Navy.

My problem was Kohl's. I wanted some basic stuff...pants, shirts, skirts, leggings. Ashley is a tall child, so she is starting to be able to wear size 6 (and WHAT in the HELL is the difference between 6 and 6x??) in some stuff, still size 5 in others. So Kohl's is kind of broken down into sizes 4-6x and size 7-12. The stuff in 4-6x? Kind of too little kid-ish. The stuff in size 7-12? Um, yea, not so sure. This shouldn't be that hard. I did get a few solid colored tunics, but not really what I was looking for.

I may try and hit Children's Place this weekend. I heard they have some good stuff right now. Oh, and Ashley needs shoes as I am pretty sure that her Crocs are not going to keep her feet warm.

One other thing to note? I love Ugg shoes, I think they are cute. Ashley wore a pair of imitation Ugg boots last year my Stepmom bought her at Target (pink of course). Well, there was an older girl (I know where she lives, but don't know her since Ashley doesn't know her) at the bus stop this morning in a pair of Uggs. I went on the site, they retail for $90. The day my kids comes to me asking for a pair of $90 shoes, is the day she needs to get a job. I remember wanting a pair of Doc Martens in high school. I purchased them with my own money.

14 comments:

emily said...

I hit Target for basics each season... they usually have mix and match shirts and knit pants. We use the pants under skirts and dresses. And Aubrey is tall and skinny so she is in anything from a size 3 skirt to a 6 pant for length... crazy.

I did score a pair of pink Uggs on ebay for 40 bucks last weekend :) I figured I would have paid that much for winter boots... but 90 dollars - NO.

Lori said...

oh I am so glad I have boys!

3XMom said...

I didn't realize crazy8s was a gymboree derivitive - cool! I hit the consignment sales myself. Big one coming up in 2 weeks - Danis Duds in Dulles!

Sabrina said...

Where is crazy 8's? We need to go clothes shopping this weekend for Alyssa...we were planning on going to JC Penney and Old Navy.

common mom said...

I hear ya on the shopping! There's nothing cute and appropriate for a girl that is size 6 . . . it's either too "babyish" or too old. We had a heckuva time! I'm at least lucky that Princess likes Jeans. We found her all kinds of pants at Target this year . . . she loves cords . . . so she got a 4 pair in different colors. I usually love Kohl's, but this year, it was a challenge and we ended up finding a ton at Target.

Old Navy is another of my fav's.

I do love Children's Place as well . . . I just can't spend that much money! The clearance racks are my friend there for sure :-)

Boys certainly are easier, that's for sure! Jeans, camo, and t-shirts and you're good to go :-)

ktjrdn said...

I just got a bunch of Garanimals at the local Walmart to flesh out the kids wardrobe. They're all those mix and match cotton pants and shirts. And they were all only $3.50 each piece. They work good for adding some staples to the closet.

"J" said...

I don't get the whole 6-6x thing either! I'm glad to know it's not just me!!! =)

I hope yall get the rest of your shopping done! =)

Ugh...cold! No thank you! Keep it up there! It's going to hit 90 here today in Texas!

Try Wal-Mart! I just picked a CUTE top up for me on Wednesday! $7.00 in was on sale! When I was a kid there is NO WAY I would have wore ANYTHING from Wal-Mart but now if it's CUTE and it FITS...I'm game!!!

Kellie said...

I love me a great pair of shoes, but $90 for shoes for my kid? Not so much.

:)

Julie said...

I don't even own a pair of $90 shoes - my kids certainly are not!

Happy Working Mom said...

I'm with you on the shopping issues...Kylie has her "phases" (last year it was skirts only). I'm dreading the winter clothes shopping that I'll be doing in a few weeks.

Unfortunately I've been told by moms with older kids in our district that Uggs and Coach purses are the norm...for middle schoolers! That's so not happening in our house! If I don't have a Coach purse, then neither will my daughter!

SJ said...

Okay, so to solve your Croc's issues, buy her these: http://shop.crocs.com/pc-1445-4-disney©-princess-mammoth.aspx?reqid=1445&reqProdTypeId=41p&subsectionname=footwear&section=products.

I shop Old Navy, Target, Children's Place and believe it or not, Goodwill for clothes for my boys. They just grow too fast to be spending tons of money on clothes! And I'm with you, young girls wearing $90 Uggs? Hell to the NO.....

Daisy said...

do you have a Steve and Barry's in your area? They have a nice selection for kids; nothing too skanky, either.

CPA Mom said...

I get 99% of Eeyore's clothes at the consignment sale 2x a year and fill in the gaps at Target and Wal-Mart. I only pay big $$ ($50) for shoes at Stride Rite and that is because they last so long and really are better for their feet. Otherwise, hell to the no on $90 shoes.

What IS the difference between 6 and 6x? Because Eeyore is out of 5T now!

Catherine said...

I think that 6x is a slightly, uhm wider 6? A husky 6, if you will.