Monday, March 14, 2011

I found myself in "THAT" store!

Ok, so it is safe to say that I am not entirely ready for my two oldest girls to ‘grow up’.  Let me rephrase that, NOT READY AT ALL!  I am thinking that I am fine with dressing them in ruffled leggings, boutique tops, and Gymboree until they’re 20…them, not so much.  They began with their “I’m not wearing that” tantrums at 2 years old, but now it has gotten worse.  Bows are becoming almost obsolete, and if it’s not a headband FORGET IT! 
So, with my middle one turning ‘5’ today I thought I would do HER a favor and get her something from what she thinks is “the BEST store EVER”…Justice.  *Enter the sighs, moans, tears here*  No offense to that store, or those who like it, I’m just not a fan.  However, I am most likely in the minority of the population because every little girl we know just loves it!  I mean to a 5 or 6 year old what’s not to like????  Sparkles, peace signs, and funky hats galore!   
I found myself going in there, and you can picture me, with this horrid look on my face, relentlessly trying to find something for her birthday, but something that also ‘semi’ meets my requirements too.  I did happen to find a cute pair of gymnast shorts (she competes on a team level) and a polka dot tunic that was kinda sorta cute, but of course has this HUGE silver sequined bow across the whole left shoulder.  After settling on those items I went to check out and found myself looking at hair accessories…yes I said it…hair accessories!  I couldn’t believe how all of these stores are now offering them in different variations, and at such ridiculous prices.  They were probably the cheapest materials and headbands I have seen, and they started at 13.99! 
This is the part where I shamelessly plug The Bow Chick, LOL.  I am very lucky to make such items, for less expensive, more unique, and CUSTOM.  I am thrilled that so many of you have contacted me with “I have this dress I want you to coordinate”, or “I have this cool top but need a really cool bow to match” requests.  After seeing what’s out there, I don’t blame you.   I love being creative, and unique, and sharing that with everyone.
My point in this whole fear and loathing rant of Justice stores??  Sometimes you have to pick your battles.  Is letting my 5 and 6 year old get something from Justice going to shatter my world?  No (well, almost), but at least I know I can come home and do up some mega cool hair accessory to match, that I have the final say in!  Something unique, not stamped out, and much better quality J

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Melinda Ann Photography said...

LOL This post is hilarious because just before Piper arrived my mom and I were walking the mall and I saw "Justice" and said, "What the heck is that store? Looks like a limited two." my mom told me that it WAS limited two. AHH!
Glad you found SOME items and couldn't agree more about the hair accessories places. BLAH! Which is why I love knowing YOU! :-D

Amy said...

Hilarious - my cousin is eight and O.B.S.E.S.S.E.D. with the store.

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