I love shopping, adore it actually. I’m even guilty of participating in the occasional retail therapy. Nothing better to lift your spirits than some sparkly new shoes! My confession; I loathe back to school shopping. The pressure to get it right. The need to find the “right” kind of clothes, with enough cool factor for the kids, and high enough quality to keep this Mama happy all without breaking the bank. Where does one find such magical stuff. Believe it of not, you can find it at Sears!
Thanks to MomCentral and the #SearsMomBTS Campaign I had the opportunity to take my tween girl to Sears, dive into their store and get my shop on.
This year I vowed our back to school shop[ping would be different. I threw the pre-conceived notion of that “perfect day of shopping”, (you know, the one where we would smile and laugh and get it all done in one fell swoop) right out of my head. Instead, I set us up for success!
We started our special Back To School Shopping Day with a fabulous breakfast out on the town. Nothing gets you ready for a day of shopping like French Toast, Pancakes, OJ and loads of Coffee for the Mama. While eating we had time to chat about what SHE really wanted out of this shopping trip. Was it dresses? New boots? Hair ties? It’s amazing how a little person will open up to you over a plate of French Toast drowned in syrup.
As we pulled into the Sears parking lot I felt we had a plan. Our mission, “jeans and a top mom. Nothing fancy because that is not cool.” Got it. We could do this.
I tried to bee line it to the jeans, but in all honesty was completely side tracked by some fabulous sales. First up a jacket! A winter coat? So not on our list, but Dear Daughter spotted it at the same time I did, and then it was all over!
Wowza! Next on to the jeans. There was an entire wall of jeans to pick from.
Sears had a much bigger selection of jeans than I remembered. We scooped up a couple of pairs to try on, added three or four shirts, a pair of leggings, a fabulous T-Shirt and a sundress that we spotted on sale for $6.00!
Back to the dressing rooms where it was time for SweetGirl to get her model on. The dressing rooms are Sears were big, warm and inviting. There was even a place for Nursing Mama’s to have a seat, nurse, find some quiet time, or do a diaper change.
Jeans first. LOVED them. Nevada Jeans to be specific.
We both loved the style, and I adored the fit and price. Sold! Now I’m wondering if I can find Jeans for myself like this at Sears?
Add in this top, and a couple of tanks and we were rolling along.
We dashed to the check out with smiles on our faces! We had picked up the coat, jeans, two tops, two tanks, a sundress and some socks and the bill rang up at just over $100.00. We had made a huge dent in our back to school shopping all in one stop! I was one happy Mama. Our shopping day at Sears was a huge success.
Disclosure: I am part of the Sears Back to School Blogger Campaign with Mom Central Canada and have received special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions reflected on this blog are my own.