You’d think that it would be easy to get our kids dressed and out the door for school in the morning since our county has a strict uniform policy, but somehow the kids are able to turn it into a stressful ordeal many mornings. One of my boys will only wear shorts, one will only wear pants, my girls refuse to wear the pretty dresses and skirts I buy them, and one prefers to wear only navy all the time. It can be pretty difficult at times to make sure there is enough clean to match everyone’s preferences. Now I know that life could be much tougher around here if they didn’t wear uniforms for school so I’m really not complaining, I’m just amazed at how much effort it can take to put five kids in navy or white tops and khaki or navy bottoms five days a week.
In the past I’ve done most of our school uniform shopping at the local big box and department stores, but they only have their uniforms out for small period of time and there is never much differentiation – flat front pants in navy or khaki, cotton or polo shirts and a couple skirt styles. Well with five kids in school it can be hard to purchase everyone’s uniforms in the month or so they’re on display at the store, and I can’t stand the limited selection.
I only recently heard about Cookie’s Kids, it’s been around for 40 years, started by three brothers – Cookie, Marvin and Sonny – in Queens, New York. The chain expanded over the years and began to sell uniforms in the 1990’s then went online in 2007. They have an extensive assortment of school uniforms available in a wide variety of colors and sizes and I was pleasantly surprised by their prices. The entire nine piece wardrobe shown above, including backpack and lunchbox, is less than $100! For a mere $97.96 you could outfit your daughter with lots of great mix and match pieces just in time for school.
Since my girls won’t wear anything other than pants and knit shirts I’m thrilled that they’re able to show a little personality with these great No Fuze Basic Twill Skinny Pants and the French Toast “Welt” Stretch Pants with Faux Patent Belt (shown above).
My daughter loved these pants with the belt so much that she didn’t want to take them off after these pictures, she insisted that I should let her wear them to bed so she’d be ready for school in the morning.
The twill skinny pants were also a big hit because they fit and feel like jeans. The only thing they have in common with “regular” uniform pants is the color and the girls love them. These also have a bit of stretch to them which makes them comfortable and wrinkle resistant.
I also got the girls each a French Toast Fitted Knit Polo with Picot Collar from Cookie’s Kids and ended up with a total of $41.96 or about $21 per outfit which I think is terrific. Check out my whole path to purchase in my Google album here and be sure to follow Cookie’s Kids on Facebook and on Twitter to keep up with all the latest news and specials.
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