Clothes Shopping for Tweens

Before we left for our family vacation I knew I had to do some clothes shopping for my tween daughter. The daughter who would rather take an Algebra final than walk inside a store with me. When I looked at the clothes she was preparing to pack, the lack of shorts, tops and a swim suit that fit her was obvious.

After begging and pleading with her to go shopping with me so she could try on the much needed new attire I gave in and went out on my own. I had my online coupon codes printed out and in hand along with my smart phone. My plan was to take photos of clothing and text them to her before making a purchase. What a hassle! But much easier than shopping while on vacation with her. No need to hear her whining while I took my time to find clothes in her size and sales. I kept in mind the styles she likes – baggy shorts, jean shorts, graphic t-shirts and bathing suits with some type of cover up.

I felt like a mystery shopper, except I wasn’t getting paid. And found myself getting funny looks from other customers as I snapped photos and grumbled to myself when she texted that she didn’t like the style or the color. Thankfully I hit on one type of shorts that she really liked so I kept on the lookout for more of that design.

Owl graphic t-shirt

A Shirt She Liked

Even better I had Kohls Promotional Codes with me so I saved a lot of money. Instead of buying just a couple of items I was able to buy enough to last through the end of the summer and beyond. I kept in mind clothing that was appropropriate for school as well so I’ll have a head start on back to school shopping. That is if she doesn’t grow out of them.

Now I have to hope that the school board doesn’t decide on “professional attire” which is their terminology for uniforms. If that happens, I’ll be on the lookout for sales and coupons again. The one positive about uniforms is that my daughter and I won’t be fighting over what she likes or doesn’t like because she has no choice in the matter.

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Living in the Tampa Bay area, I'm lucky enough to see beautiful sunsets almost every day. Although life can be difficult at times, focusing on the positive and being with my family is what gets me through.

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  1. Shopping for kids is not easy one, specially girls have so many choice for clothes.

  2. I love shopping clothes for my daughter. It is one of my favorite stuff to do. I am quite fashionable in clothing so I am very choosy in finding clothes for my daughter.
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