I used to view it as a sport. Suburban life often brings people to the mall, often without a need or focus. Caroline and I spent weekends and weekends at Northpark and the Galleria while I lived in Dallas. Since we moved out of state, my interests have wavered and it seems less thrilling.
Several reasons support this change......less disposable income with 3 kids now.......life in California is considerably more expensive than other places we have lived.....more to do outside in Colorado, KC, and Cali...and our kids simply don't enjoy it. Carter was an awesome shopper. Jack and Lainey - not so much.
I have learned, too, that online shopping can be even more effective and certainly stress free. Remove the obligatory lunches/coffee, etc that always add to a mall trip and you're coming out way ahead.
Behold Christmas 2011. I'm about 80% done, peeps. Feels good. Bought nearly everything online as I saw sales and will keep it tucked safely inside my storage bins until it's time to ship out in November. Feel free to call me "crazy". I can take it.
Caroline and I ventured into Fashion Valley while she was in town to pick out Jack's birthday present. One visit to Nordstrom and we were both about to pull our hair out. He did score these super cool dinosaur Vans while there. And, I picked up a little gift for our nephew, Kellen, too. For Christmas, of course!
While we were out, I wandered into Peek. Holy cuteness. I believe it's primarily a West Coast thing, but they do have a store in Texas. Northpark, I think. Check it out. Nordstrom has a Peek section, too, in their kids' department.
Fun and funky. Just our style.
OK, so my question......since I'm out of the shopping game......what am I missing? Our kids are stocked for summer, but I'd like to freshen up their wardrobe a bit. And, I'm always in search of cute sundresses for me.
***What's your latest favorite for kids?
***What's your latest favorite for women?