Shopping At Target: What Ends Up In My Basket When I Go Shopping With My Kids

There isn’t a day that doesn’t go by that I don’t take my two children to Target with me. I don’t do babysitters and my husband works during the day, so I have no other choice but to take them when I have to hit the grocery section with a list here to there, meltdown and all.

But each and every time we do go, my 5-year-old daughter and fashionista in the making insists on always checking out the toddler and accessory sections first. Just because. I don’t know where she gets it from (well, ok, maybe I do), but she loves to browse through the latest Harajuku mini line to check out the Japanese-inspired hair clips and of course, whatever socks, stockings, hats, and purses Hello Kitty has to offer. Her two-year-old brother and I have no choice but to just allow our future fashion blogger to peruse through each aisle when she says that she’s “just looking” which is code for “I want this, this, and that.”

I don’t know many 5-year-olds who are so heavily into fashion and accessories as she is (each time Grandma comes over, she just happens to notice her “new” earrings and bracelets every time), but my daughter is rather special. She’s not that kid that just has to pick out her own clothes for school, but she also picks them and lays them out in her room the night before. Pink is not her color, but fuchsia is. Again, I have NO CLUE where she gets this from.

So what ends up in our basket by the time we make it to the check out isle? Several things. A new hair clip, neon yellow nail polish, a pair of very hip Minnie Mouse socks and maybe even a set or two of Tinkerbell underwear. She knows that I don’t go for the big items on just a regular shopping trip and instead manages to drop in little items here and there while hoping for my silent approval (because there’s always a good chance that there will be a verbal no). But there are also times that I just can’t say no, either. I mean, she is after all the future editor of Glamour Magazine (hey, a mother can dream!). :-)

Tell us, do you keep your family festively stylish during the holidays? We’re giving away three $50 Target gift cards to brighten the season! To enter for a chance to win, simply comment on this post with a personal tip on how you dress your children conveniently — and with style — during the holidays! Also, check out my photo gallery of some of my little fashionistas pre-school styles.

  • Shopping 1 of 5
    Yep, mama doesn't have a say in what she wears - this little pre-schooler pics out her clothes all on her own!
  • Picture Day 2 of 5
    Picture Day
    Here's my daughter dressed on her picture day - she picked out her outfit all by herself on a recent shopping trip with her grandmother.
  • First Day Of School 3 of 5
    First Day Of School
    The headband is of course an accessory she bought at Target.
  • Posing For The Camera 4 of 5
    Posing For The Camera
    Yep, there's a little diva inside this 5-year-old. The top is a Target purchase from their Disney collection, while the skirt is a birthday gift from a dear friend.
  • Those Shoes! 5 of 5
    Those Shoes!
    And yes, this little girl loves shoes! She matched these Disney Princess ones with her outfit. They stand out nicely, don't they?


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