I did something very nice for myself this year. I did all the boys school clothes shopping online! Yep, instead of dragging all three boys into several stores and spending hours coordinating outfits; it took me one hour to purchase them all online. 🙂 I shopped 3 different stores, found all their sizes, bought hard-to-find slim adjustable shorts, and was still in a good mood afterwards. It was such a treat!
Since I don’t have any cute girls to dress, I do coordinate some of the boys outfits. Simply for my personal enjoyment. Not all of them and I don’t make them match everyday. They decide what they want to wear each morning. I just like to have matching clothes on hand for events like, trip to Grandma’s, zoo, 6 Flags, etc.
It all started when Davis was little. He would take off in public all the time. I would make sure the boys matched so if I had to find Davis, I could point to Dylan and say, “He looks just like this!” Also, I would take a picture of them with the digital camera that I brought with me so I could show it as well. I know, it sounds awful. But just until a year go trying to keep Davis safe and with me at all times was a huge problem. I’m so grateful we have it under control now.
I went through all the boys clothes and decided what we’re giving away, what we’re donating, what we’re keeping, and what we still need. I love cleaning out the boys closets and getting them back in order. I think it feels good to start off the new school year with a fresh start.
How do you get ready for school?
16 thoughts on “Online School Shopping”
I think you are so smart! My daughter actually loves going shopping, but it’s a nightmare for my boys. I’m going to remember this tip!
My boys wore matching shirts just yesterday. I always have the girls match and the boys match when we are in big crowded areas like the airport. It is so much easier to keep track of them.
What a fun site!! I’m so excited to find another Laurie!! And am I to assume that you’re in Dallas?? I read the thing about Canton – my parents used to live in Southlake.
You did well! I need to get busy! Lexi starts monday!!
cute stuff, where did you find it?
ok i do the same thing on the matching!no wonder i like you! we think alike on all the best stuff. and i am super impressed about the purging and organizing before school starts. i have until Monday. so i think i missed my chance but i am impressed!~
Wow!!! We are taking our kids to seattle for school shopping.
Ok- I too have just gotten into the shopping on line thing for my boys! Boys are sooo easy to shop for!
I noticed the clothes were from Children’s Place! I love that store- they have the best boy clothes! They also ship their clothes very fast!
I haven’t dressed by boys the same except for holidays- but as Little Bit starts being more mobil I can see how it would really help in a crowd- thnkas for the tip!
SOO smart, Laurie! I love the stuff you picked out! I think I could really get into the on-line shopping- William is hard to contain!
I love online shopping too, so much easier with little ones! I think the shipping (if there is a fee)is a small price to pay for sanity.
I like the idea of matching shirts when you are out & about–smart tip.
I have three boys, and one girl. When they where younger I loved matching them! Sooo fun!
Lindsey – I got shopped at Children’s Place, Old Navy, and Gap. I think these pics are from the Children’s Place.
Laurie (Wimmer Family) – Yes, I live in the Keller area closer to Ft. Worth. Southlake is such a great area. They have some great shopping. 🙂
Love online shopping! And the matching thing….um, I do it all the time because I think it’s cute….maybe if I have a girl then I won’t have to dress up my boys so much, but for now, the have to endure!
I bought a bunch of clothes for Sweet G online this summer for school and LOVED it! The only thing that I was bummed about is that pants are hard to fit for her, and one pair was a little tight! Hard to return, so I showed her the “pregnancy rubber band” trick, and she’s wearin’ those suckers!
Cute clothes. I love the matching!
I’m with you too! Especially with 3 kids and one being a baby… My daughter loves to shop, but come on…I don’t know how you do it with 3 BOYS! My one is enough to make me a little crazy at the end of the day! 🙂 I love him though..I do!0000000