While I’ve blogged about the difficulty we sometimes face in finding modest, age-appropriate clothing for our daughters, I still enjoy shopping for cute clothes for our girls. Gone, however, are the days of my choosing outfits and bringing them home to be worn. Now they usually shop with me to ensure that the clothing fits properly and that they like the item enough to actually wear it. We occasionally do some online shopping together, too.
I am not into brand names just for the brand name’s sake. However, if the quality of the clothing means that both girls can wear an item over the span of a couple of years, I am typically willing to pay more for those pieces.
These are my favorite spring/summer outfits in their closet.
Both top and skirt are from The Children’s Place. I have found the quality of their clothes to be excellent over the years.
The basic, cute, and comfortable dress from Lands End.
As to quality, it doesn’t get much better than Mini Boden. My ten-year-old wore this dress for two years; it’s now on my eight-year-old’s side of the closet and still looks fabulous. She often wears it with a short-sleeved white sweater.
This is another favorite skirt from The Children’s Place. I bought the same skirt a couple of years ago for my older daughter, who has since passed it down to her sister. I liked it so much that I found it in a larger size on eBay and bought it once again for my older daughter. The shirt is from Belk department store.
Here’s a Mini Boden skirt and a shirt from The Children’s Place. I am blessed with a friend whose daughter is older than my girls and she shares outgrown clothing with us. The shirt originally belonged to her.
As to shoes, we usually end up with several pairs of flip flops, white sandals, and a pair of white dress shoes for church (although my ten-year-old chose some sparkly metallic shoes instead this year.)
Are there outfits in your daughter’s closet that are favorites? Where do you like to shop for your girls?