When it comes to fashion, you will always find infinite options for adults, but when it comes time to shop for tween in particular I find that shopping is time consuming and very limited. It can sometimes be challenging when you need other things beside leggings, jeans and tees.
When I go out for special occasions I like to look my best. Finding a dress for me is a joy, I love to shop having so many stores and options at my disposal. I usually take some time to make a purchase since I am looking for affordable options but that look like I spent more than I actually did, and that is what make it fun for me.
You may be asking yourself, why is it that I am finding it so complicated to shop for my tween, the truth of the matter is that many kids grow at a faster and greater rate which does not necessarily align to the typical children size chart. For example, my daughter is 11 and she is almost my size already, she wears size 7 women shoes, she is going to be taller than me eventually and because of her growth spurts, I have never bought clothes for her based-on age because it wouldn’t fit her or would be too short.
So, when I have to buy a dress for my daughter to go to the same event it can get complicated, since she is passing the size 7 – 16 category, not to say that the size 7 – 16 offered many options that I liked, but it is even worst now that I have to look through junior sizes, which is apparently the next stage my daughter is growing into.
It’s like the clothes go from girls to young women, skipping out on the not yet young woman crowed. Hello, my 11-year-old is not going to prom, what else do you have? Apparently not much, sigh!
Now, my sister does not have it so complicated when it comes time to shop for my nephew for special occasions, he is very tall for a 12-year-old, but then again, he has always been taller than average. I think my nephew grows an inch every day (joking, but it really does looks like it) I’m like geez slow down a little bit, I don’t want him to grow so fast, they just grow up to fast for my taste. My sister buys him shoes for men because he has outgrown kid’s sizes, yet my sister does not find it so hard to buy for him since there is not a significant difference regarding boys and men Shirts and pants style essentially. Which is different for girls clothing, it goes from looks that are innocent to all out sexy and uncovered looks which are not appropriate for my daughter to wear. And now my daughter is in fashion limbo.
I created this blog because I imagine there are other mothers out there looking for the style of clothes I want to buy for my child, beyond the tees and jeans because I go out to places that require a specific type of outfit and unfortunately jeans, tees or leggings just don’t cut it. There are plenty of casual options out there so there are no issues shopping for that type of clothing.
I look for a specific type of clothing and dresses (not always a dress is required but a nice top with nice pants or skirts could do) that does not make my daughter look like a baby or like an older teenager that is going to prom.
Besides, I love seeing kids dressed up, and my daughter likes to look her best also but not all of us have the money to spend on high fashion brands, and considering kids grow at a fast rate which makes it even harder to justify buying expensive clothes. It pains me when I have to take clothes out of the closet because it no longer fits and she only had the chance to wear it like 3 or 5 times. Don’t get me started on the shoes, shoes are the worst!
I will be posting clothes I find when I’m out looking for daughter, so look out for those and hopefully will make your shopping experience for your tween a bit more enjoyable.
Oh, and from time to time, I’ll post things I find for us moms, even if we are on a budget we still want to look nice and comfy.
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