Thursday, July 28, 2016

It's time for back-to-school shopping, one of my favorite times of the year! This year, like the past few years, we did all of our back-to-school clothes shopping at the Outlets at Traverse Mountain. The thing I love about the Outlets at Traverse Mountain is that there are so many stores all in one place with so many brands I love. I don't know about your kids but my kids are quite picky about what they wear. It may be because from the time they could respond to us, we have allowed them to choose what to wear. I remember as still babies, I would hold two shirts up in front of my kids and before they could talk, they would point to a shirt and I would put it on them. My daughter cared a lot more than my son but my son, a few years later, has gotten to the point as well, that if he doesn't choose the clothes from the store, more than likely he will never wear the clothes unless he picks them out to begin with. So it's just a rule that if I'm going shopping for clothes for the kids, they always come with me so they will wear the clothes that I buy. Every now and then it's a little overwhelming to me but most of the time, it is a great afternoon out shopping with the kids.
Our first stop was the Gap Factory. We go there often for many of our clothes shopping needs because I love their style and we always find some clearance and non-clearance items that we love. This shopping trip was no exception. We happened to go when there was a 50% off clearance sale plus almost everything else in the store was marked down so we took advantage and stocked up on some essentials for the school year like shoes, jackets, and lots of shirts. Keep in mind that my kids chose all of these clothes and they did an excellent job! I think they're adorable and I love knowing that they will wear them this year.
Next we headed to The Children's Place. We found some shorts there and a shirt. We frequently buy school uniforms there as well. They have rompers, pants, shirts, ties, headbands, skirts, and dresses for uniforms, everything that you would need for an outfit to comply with a private or charter school. We didn't buy any this shopping trip but are planning to go back as we get a little closer to school starting.
We continued on through the mall, stopping by Carter's, Gymboree Outlet, J. Crew Factory, and Nike Factory Store. Stopping by Johnny Rockets for a shake was also a good way to cool down and reward ourselves for all of the hard work and good deal finds during our shopping trip that we experienced.
Another thing I love about the Outlets at Traverse Mountain is their events. This August 6, 2016 from 3:00-5:30 pm, there will be a meet and greet with "Bree" from Disney XD's Lab Rats Elite Force. Some of your favorite Superhero characters will be on hand for photos and autographs and NOW 97.9's DJ Pete will be broadcasting live with prizes and giveaways from 2-4 pm. Find the Outlets at Traverse Mountains' Facebook page for chances to win a VIP Meet and Greet, as well as other opportunities at the Lobby of the Outlets at Traverse Mountain and on NOW 97.9. This event is all for charity. Donations for school supplies for the Nebo School District will be accepted. Basic supplies like pens, pencils, and binders are in high demand in the district. The Outlets at Traverse Mountain will also donate backpacks, clothes, and shoes. Donations from the public can be dropped off at the service kiosk at the Outlets at Traverse Mountain.