Tsue ~ That's What She Said: Best Mom Tips: Surviving Back To School Shopping ~ Gift Card Give Away

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Best Mom Tips: Surviving Back To School Shopping ~ Gift Card Give Away

The Teen Diva has been giving me that knowing look, the look that lets me know it's time to begin our adventures in Back To School shopping.  When she was younger, that look created a quiet panic within me, anticipation a long day of shopping and struggle to find the right fashionable clothes to fit her small frame.  Now that she's older and easily fits the clothing styles she craves, our challenge is not in finding the right fit, but whether or not my Back To School budget can keep up with her Diva quest.

Frenchi® Jacquard Jacket, Lush Lace Pintuck Tank, Vigoss Jeggings, New Fashion For Juniors

Explore The Closet
Before hitting the stores, whether in person or online, it is always a good idea to spend some time exploring what wardrobe staples your child already has and which basics have been outgrown or need replacing.  Although a cleaning out of my son's closet usually results in a large collection of items to donate and a significant list of items to purchase, we often discover forgotten pieces in the Diva's collection that will be perfect for the upcoming school year.  We've often uncovered a great outfit that was neglected simply because we hadn't picked up the right pair of shoes.

Nordstrom, Teen Diva Fashion Must Haves, Fashion

Plan Your Attack
Knowing what you need to create and add to your child's Back To School wardrobe before shopping will help you focus on purchasing your Must Haves rather than simply those items that grab your attention, of which there will be many.  Prepare a list of needs and watch for sales at your favorite stores, both of deep percentage discounts and buy one get one free offers.

Nordstrom, Teen Diva Fashion Must Haves, Fashion, Style

Quality Vs. Quantity
Although my growing son moves through clothing sizes so quickly, it is a temptation to shop by price for his Back To School wardrobe, rather than by quality. With the Teen Diva, however, now at a more consistent size, this Mom makes sure we save on our Back To School shopping by taking advantage of discounts and deals from our favorite retailers, ensuring the clothing we purchase will last more than one season.  This technique is especially important for purchasing shoes, bags and coats whose style will be perfectly relevant for many seasons of use.  In taking advantage of sales and discounts, I can usually purchase items for a similar price as can be found everyday through discount retailers, however at a much greater quality.  The key is in finding a good online resource to make finding the best deals and discounts a breeze.  That's where zuuzs comes into play!

With school in session for some and just around the corner for others, saving on Back To School shopping is tops on everyone's minds!   Whether you are outfitting a student with their college dorm essentials, keeping up with the fashion demands of your Teen Diva or preparing your little one for their first day of school, zuuzs will help you save on your Back To School shopping and stretch your budget!

Back To School Shopping Tips, Saving While Shopping, Teen Diva Fashions

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How do you survive Back To School shopping?
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Thank you to zuuzs for sponsoring this introduction.  Sponsor is responsible for supplying and shipping prizes.  Opinions above are both honest and of my own experiences.  Facebook, Pinterest and Google+ not responsible for, nor involved in this giveaway in any fashion.  Images sourced from Nordstrom.


Powdered Toast Man said...

I find all the good deals at GoodWill.

Pam said...

I find a lot of good deals at the thrift store. Yay for saving money.

Crystal Threeprncs said...

We have are favorite place to shop as well. I try and hold out for sale weeks and special deals. Clothing tweens and teens can be pricey

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