Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Clothes Shopping

We still have growing kids! My youngest did another overnight 3" growth.  He is 13 years old and 6 ft tall and skinny - OMG - so skinny.  He eats more than the rest of us and eats constantly - right now, he is putting away an entire bag of popcorn - after 3 corndogs, some pasta salad and an apple.

Needless to say, when he put on his jeans to go out last week, they looked like Capri pants, but in a bad way. Even his shirts were hitting him right at the jean top seam. They looked like they wanted to be half shirts.  

Before now, we would just raid older brother's closet for things he did not wear anymore because he grew out of or just didn't wear, but DS#2 is no longer growing and doesn't live with us anymore.

Off to the store we go!  Let's hope Kohl's has some deals - this kid needs a new wardrobe!  We will more than likely do it in sets since they give you Kohls cash.  He needs shorts for summer and shirts.  We will get one pair of jeans for nicer occasions, but are holding off til fall to get more - he might grow again!

DD also needs a dress or nice slacks because she is going to see the musical Hamilton in a couple of weeks on a Friday night, so she needs to dress up just a bit.  She has grown as well - though not as much as her brother - and her dresses are hitting her a little high in the waist.  She has a straight waist, so it does not look good. 

While we are out, since we have to combine trips into the city, I am hitting Joanns for some interfacing and batting as well as matching thread for my 2 quilts.  While there, a customer is meeting me for a pick up.  Then, we are off to Kohl's where we will meet up with Dad, then go for the Sushi Birthday Dinner we have been promising our daughter. 

I don't love Sushi, but this child does - she could live on it.

Well, I am off to grab a quick bite to eat to tide me over, then answering emails and getting ready!  Hope you are having a great day!


  1. Good luck shopping! I love Kohl's. The Kohl's Cash is always an incentive. They have such a great selection for everyone. Mine and my husband's closet are mostly full of Kohl's clothes.
    You might find something "cute" for yourself. You never know. :)

    1. I don't look for myself, usually I just end up crying when clothes shopping for me - it is ugly! I get so frustrated at what is out there. It was good though - we found something nice for my daughter and my son got a TON of clothes. We are going to give the cash to our oldest son, so he can get a few things.

  2. Maybe I'm the odd one out, but I'm not a fan of Kohl's, but their store near me is very clean and well staffed. I just think their merchandise is very overpriced, and the Kohl's Cash is very psychologically manipulative.
    I am, however, a very big fan of sushi. A plan to head to good sushi bar is actually one time you'll find me excited about eating out! Sadly, there aren't any around here. The nearest ones are conveyor belt sushi bars.

    1. I NEVER pay full price for anything there - ever. If it is not on sale AND I get Kohl's cash, it doesn't happen. The jeans we bought were $20 and the shirts were $8.99 - all on sale, so not bad.

      Yeah, we struggled to find one around us, BUT we did and it was fabulous - sit down Japanese style - which my daughter loves. She is the only one that loves sushi, so the rest of us had hibachi. The vegetables were so good, I could have had a vegetable plate and been fine!

  3. My son wore an 11 slim for 18 months and same size shoe when he was ten. I bought new shoes, good ones, because he managed to rip them. Same with pants. This was before he went to middle school and had gym clothes. Now, he is six feet tall. He ate when he was in grade school and even more in hs. I don't know how they eat so much.

    I have never been to Kohl's.

    Do you know how rare 11 slim is in stores? at least back then.