A week-and-a-half ago, she turned 12... Wasn't it just yesterday that I watched her toddle on chubby little legs after a shiny pink soccer ball, blond curls streaming behind her?
Time changes everything, some things more than others. She still chases after a pink soccer ball, but she's much more sure on her feet these days, with a talent for spot-on passes into tight spaces. Same blond hair, not so chubby legs...
She left the house this morning a middle schooler, and I'm still processing how I feel about that. She also asked me to buy her a razor and shave gel the other day, and that REALLY took me by surprise. My baby girl is growing up before my eyes -- I knew it was coming, but I still feel completely unprepared.
Earlier this week, we did a little back to school shopping at Walmart. In case you're wondering, yes, I did buy her the razor and shave gel she requested... And we also picked up a few new pieces of clothing.
I was pleasantly surprised at her choices: a navy layering cami, a cute striped swingy tank, a graphic owl print tee, and a pair of dark rinse skinny jeans. This is a girl who lives in her soccer gear and refused to wear jeans at all last year. I joke about picking up most of her wardrobe from the vendors at soccer tournaments, but I'm really NOT joking.
So the fact that she was willing to look at clothing beyond a tie-dyed soccer tee tells me that maybe she's maturing a bit. Or maybe not, lol...
Either way, I was very impressed with the juniors selection at Walmart. She's in kind of that in between stage -- she can wear 14s and 16s in girls sizes, but most of them are a little juvenile for her. Extra small and small juniors tops fit fine, but leggings and jeans are often too long.
We did opt for a pair of No Boundaries skinny jeans in a size one, and they fit really well. They're a little long, but she was fine with rolling them, and I'm hoping they'll shrink a bit when I wash them. You really can't go wrong with these at just $7.78 per pair! They're great quality and super comfortable.
All told, we spent under $23 on these four items -- which is a total steal in my book!
Quick Purchase Links:
- No Boundaries Juniors Classic Skinny Jeans, $7.78
- No Boundaries Juniors Striped Graphic Tank, $5.50
- No Boundaries Juniors' Varsity Tee, $7.88
- No Boundaries Juniors Essential Knit Cami, $1.68 (tons of colors in store)