I don’t know when exactly it happened, but my baby boy turned into a tween. He is independent, wants to tuck himself in at night (though I’m convinced it’s just so that I don’t see his messy room), and has his own ideas of what good fashion is. His ideas on fashion change daily. Case in point: Yesterday, he wore a light blue long sleeved T-shirt under a red T-shirt with grey sweatpants. And he insisted that it looked good.
I’ve tried to raise him with the whole “Choose your battles” theme in mind. This is one battle that I’m not willing to fight. I do my best to get him nice clothes but if he can mix and match them however he sees fit.
That said, Christmas outfit shopping has been a little more difficult this year. He didn’t want to match his baby brother in a blue blazer with a nutcracker embroidered on it. He didn’t want to match his sister because that’s just weird. So we took to the internet to find a good deal on something that we could both agree on.
Not too long ago, I found a phenomenal deal on some school shoes for Styles at Cookie’s Kids. Unfortunately they are still quite large on him so we were also going to get him some new shoes. I found this PIMP pair of black shoes with a herringbone accent. I didn’t point them out to Styles when we looked together because I truly wanted him to pick his own shoes.
OH yeah…he picked those out first. And said that they were his favorite shoes EVER and that he genuinely did not need to look at any others. I went to put them into my cart and realized that they didn’t have his size. 5s are too big and 4s are a bit too small. We really needed 4.5. DARNIT!
He was so disappointed that he wouldn’t pick out any other shoes so we moved on to picking out outfits. You can read more about our “shopping trip” here.
There was SO, SO, SO much to choose from that I had a hard time narrowing it down. I finally looked for what I specifically needed: a nice shirt and some nice, but not too nice pants. I pointed out a pair of black skinny jeans and Styles said that he loved them! I showed him some others but he really liked the black jeans so into the virtual cart they went. Cookie’s had suggested some products into the sidebar of the page and one of them was a dark grey shirt with a black tie for all of $17. Styles’ finger immediately went to that shirt and tie. The sleeves are rolled up to the elbows and it’s just a smart looking shirt that will go from Christmas picture to summertime soiree in a jiff.
My entire shopping cart rang up to just over $30. The day that I ordered, Cookie’s was having a fun scavenger hunt on their website, from their Facebook page. I was one of the lucky ones and I found the code for an additional 20% off my entire order. That took my order down to $27 and some change before shipping was factored in. I couldn’t believe what a STEAL Styles’ Christmas outfit was.
While I was perusing, I noticed that Cookie’s also has toys for kids of all ages in addition to clothes that are marked way, way down. I love that on their site, I can really narrow down what I am looking for by size, gender, color, article of clothing, and brand. It is really helpful when I have something specific in mind and don’t want to shuffle through numerous pages. I also like that it recommended things for you based on what you had been looking at. How smart!
I still want to know how on earth Cookie’s Kids KNEW that Madilyn NEEDED this hat by recommending it to me? See? I get in trouble shopping online too! She has literally worn it since we took it out of the bag. As a matter of fact, she is in bed, sound asleep right now, and is wearing this hat while she dreams. I kid you not.
Their selection is seriously impressive but their prices are even more so. It was SO much easier to shop Cookie’s Kids from the comfort of my own home than go to one of the national discount stores where you have to go through rack upon rack upon rack of clothing that may or may not be in its right place.
One of my FAVORITE things about Cookie’s Kids, is their refer-a-friend program. When you click on my link here and place an order, we both get $10 in bill credits to spend at Cookie’s Kids. How flippin’ sweet is THAT? Once you have an account with Cookie’s Kids of your own, you can begin referring friends of your own with your email. If you are persistent, it is possible that you could get your kid’s school uniforms or clothes for next to nothing! I don’t know about you but I need all the savings I can get!
Checking out was extremely easy and self explanatory. I loved that I got such a huge savings and that Cookie’s accepts PayPal. BONUS!
We got our package about a week after we ordered it. I immediately dove into it and pulled the outfit out. I LOVE that the tie is a real tie, not a clip on tie. The shirt is fantastic and I love the details on it. The jeans are SO cool. I’m not a big fan of black jeans for myself but these look really, really good on Styles. He is extremely thin so the skinny fit was a good choice for us. I am so pleased with our purchase and absolutely thrilled that an $84 outfit cost me less than $30. Where else can you get that without having to dig through hundreds of hangers to find the diamond in the rough?
I will absolutely be shopping at Cookies Kids for a huge chunk of my kid’s clothing from here on out, especially if you all rock my world and help me take advantage of the refer-a-friend program!
Now check out my handsome little man in his $25 Christmas outfit. Stylin’ right?
This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias All opinions and experiences are my very own and were not influenced in any way.