While it would be great to get all our back to school shopping done at one store it is just not realistic. I’ve been posting quite a lot about our back to school shopping escapades. Last weekend I started and finished up my youngest son’s shopping in the matter of two stops. I was given two gift cards to TJ Maxx and Marshall’s and asked to do some back to school shopping. I took the challenge because with three kids it is an easy challenge to complete.
Honey, her grandmother, and I went out last weekend to try to finish up our shopping. Honey has been the hardest this year shooting down every uniform pant, short, and skirt she sees. So when we stopped at Tj Maxx and Marshall’s I decided to give the school uniforms a rest and shop for the boys. My oldest son has an easy style but sometimes it is hard to find what he needs. He wears jean shorts and t-shirts every day. His t-shirts are skulls, guitars, rock, etc. So for this trip I decided to concentrate on my youngest son.
He has to wear nice shorts (they have to have a zipper and button) and polo shirts to school. There are to be no logos or bands on his shirts. He told me this year he wanted plain colored shorts and plain colored polo shirts. This is a switch from his usual plaid shorts and stripped shirts (a style I have tried to talk him out of). Since it is hard to find shorts that fit when I found one I liked I bought three different colors. That in addition with two other pairs of shorts and I could check shorts off my list!
There were no shortage of designer polo shirts. I just had to decide what colors I wanted to get. See shopping for the boys isn’t too bad (as long as they fit when I get home). They are much more flexible when it came to clothing. I picked out colors that I thought he would like in shades of maroon, blue, and black. Then I found two shirts that to me just screamed Nick! I found a florescent green white pin-striped shirt and a pink with black pin-stripes. The first thing my husband said was he said no stripes and you bought him two with stripes.
Just goes to show you how much I know my son because when he saw his clothes and I said I want you to try on an outfit so I can take a photo he said THIS was his favorite!
When middle school first changed to a dress code which was when my oldest son was in 8th grade I was upset. This is because I thought they were going to go to uniforms. However I have really loved that they have simply asked the kids to wear “nicer” clothes. No gym shorts and tank tops!
TJ Maxx and Marshall’s is not just a place for back to school shopping. Check out this awesome program they are currently running.
Save the Children Back to School Quilt
For more than 29 years, T.J.Maxx has been working with Save the Children U.S. Programs to make a lasting, positive change in the lives of children. Starting this August and continuing throughout the back-to-school season, there will be three ways for shoppers to give back:
1. Purchasing a quilt ($49.99) featuring bright, colorful designs with 25% going back to the foundation
2. Buying a reusable STC bag at the register to tout around town
3. Giving a dollar at the register – each effort goes a long way!
We want to help you out with your back to school shopping by giving you a chance to win a $25 TJ Maxx/Marshall’s Gift card. Just enter below.