Saturday, October 07, 2006

my sister saw this book the other day called...

Stop Dressing Your Six-Year-Old Like a Skank: And Other Words of Delicate Southern Wisdom by Celia Rivenbark.

We cracked up because I always say it's so hard to find clothes for Caroline that don't make her look like a skank or hooker!

I've been on a mission to find some classic clothes in girls size 7 or 8.

It's next to impossible.

Children's Place: nope
Dillards: disgusting
Macy's: teenagery (I did get her a cute shirt there)
Old Navy: please! ain't no way
TJ's and Marshalls: way picked over

Finally...I decided to go to Gymboree and just pay their prices.

They are the only store with clothes that look like I want her to wear.

The thing is...I have been all wrong about Gymboree! I've always thought that were really expensive but I didn't know they put things on sale right away and that they really aren't that bad!

Imagine my surprise!

So this week and last, I've been on a buying spree at Gymboree. (heehee)

My Mom contributed to the cause. Shoot, I even used my Scrap It money last week.


Now Caroline has so many cute clothes and I'm so happy!

In the past two weeks, I've gotten her two dresses, a jumper, a turtleneck, two outfits with leggings, hair bows and a headband. They are all so cute!!!

We went out to Green Hills mall tonight and it rocks! I had not been there since they added an addition (if you can believe it). That Gymboree gets in way more than the tiny one near me. A lady at the Rivergate one told me that so I went straight out there! LOL

Now I have an excuse to go to Green Hills mall. I'll have to have Cheesecake Factory next time.

Anyway...just thought I'd share my happiness over finally finding some sweet clothes for my baby girl.

She lost her front tooth this week. I think she's even cuter! I'll post a pic tomorrow. I've got loads.

Have a great Sunday!


Sarah said...

There's one thing I do not envy you on...there's no such thing as boy hootchie clothes. LOL! Sometimes it would be nice to feel like I could dress them in something besides blue or red, tho.

But seriously, my sister is 18 and very classy and this is one of her biggest complaints. So apparently, it doesn't get better (unfortunately).

Somebody really should start a little girls clothing company for cute, smart, well-made clothing that doesn't look that way.

Hollye said...

We love Gymboree. Have you tried Hannah Anderson and Kelly's Kids? I order stuff for Miss K there. I think my MIL is buying her several dresses with matching tights from AH for Christmas. I will admit that they are a tab bit expensive, but if you catch the sales, you can get a good deal on them.

I actually have $50 worth of Gymbucks that I need to use. I went to the store in Cool Springs and it was a MAD house. They store is way too small for there to even be one stroller in there. And let's just say that some of the other customers were less than friendly about others browsing. I've decided that we are hitting the GH's store this week to return a shirt and use our bucks. They have a new line coming out on the 27th of October.

Beckalicious said...

I'm glad I'm not the only mom who wants my 7 year old to look like a 7 year old. I think I'll buy clothes from Gymboree until they run out of sizes for her.

Jann Gray said...

I think Miss C is always cute the way you dress her -- so way to go on the hunt!

I saw the leggings that you got and it made me wish I were little enough to get away with those -- precious precious....gonna be some cute doubt about it!

Anonymous said...

Have you ever ordered anything online from Lands End? They have very classsic clothes, very well made, and at competitive prices.

Anonymous said...


I cannot help but get swayed into that store EVERY SINGLE TIME I WALK BY, and BUY SOMETHING.


But I hear ya loud and clear about finding age-appropriate clothing for little girlies. :)