** Sponsored post **
There are lots of things I love doing with my kids (from household chores to creative projects), but shopping for clothes is not one of them.
I remember going shopping with my son when he was about 18 months old (and the only child at the time). We got into a change room, I locked the door and got ready to try something on. As soon as I was in my underwear, my son slipped under the door and took off! Imagine the panic. Should I run after him nearly naked? Or should I waste precious seconds to get dressed and risk losing him? I ended up donning some clothes before running out (does that make me a bad mum?), luckily he hadn’t gotten very far. I don’t think I’ve ever dared to try anything on again with my kids around.
On a more recent occasion I desperately needed a T-shirt, so I ventured to the shops with the kids again. It took them about 2 minutes to realise that the shop was perfect for playing hide-and-seek. I definitely didn’t want to be the one seeking so we quickly raced through, grabbed the first T-shirt that looked moderately acceptable and ran to the checkout. Needless to say, the T-shirt was nothing I would normally choose to wear and when we got home, it turned out it wasn’t the pure cotton I believed it to be when I touched it at the shop.
Now enter the world of online shopping
The perfect shopping experience for an introvert. No crowds. No
pushy helpful sales people. And it can be done while the kids are in bed.
I used to shop online a lot. In fact I started blogging because I was trying to distract myself from online shopping. And the distraction worked a bit too well. It wasn’t until I received a sponsored post inquiry for EziBuy that I remembered… Taking kids to the shops to buy a T-shirt? What a crazy idea, why didn’t I just do it online?
It took me less than two minutes to find a few tops on EziBuy’s website that look a whole lot more attractive than the one I recently acquired (plus I was able to specify the material I wanted to narrow my search).
And if you don’t know where to start, check out these dress guides with recommendations for six different body shapes.
Shopping is even easier when you can get a great range of women’s clothing and kids’ clothing all in one spot. Here is my daughter’s selection (you can tell that one of her favourite sentences is “I won’t wear this, because it is not a dress”).
How do you manage shopping for clothes (with or without kids)?
Linking to FYBF.