Affordable Spring Fashion
I have three little divas in my house that are always looking to look their best at all times, especially if we leave the house. It seems this time every year we find ourselves shopping for affordable spring fashion outfits and passing on the ones they have outgrown. With JJ being the older of the three, her outfits used to trickle straight down to the younger two. But, since Monkey is wearing almost the same size as JJ and Princess, we can buy outfits for all of them to share.
They typically like girly outfits to fit their fashionista personalities and I like the clothes to be affordable. This is why I love the Spring girls dresses selection at Cookie’s Kids. I like shopping at Cookie’s Kids because they are family owned and trusted in their 40th year of business.
In 1972, a young man named Cookie and his brother Marvin went into business together. They rented a 1600 square foot store in Jamaica, Queens, fixed it up, bought inventory and Summer and Fall, and opened a day after Thanksgiving with a full stock of holiday toys. The toys were a success and they put the extra money toward buying children’s clothing for the next season. When that did well, they bought more clothing. The business was on it’s way.
As the brothers Cookie, Marvin and Sonny, who had come in as a third partner in the business, began to open new stores in new locations, inventory expanded. Besides the latest fashions, our customers wanted shoes, toys, backpacks and accessories and we were prepared to deliver.
By the late 1990’s there were six superstores throughout the NYC area, and though they previously had different names, by that time they were all named Cookie’s Kids. Also in the late ’90s came an important addition to Cookie’s Kids’ inventory: school uniforms. It was the steady success in uniform sales that paved the way for founding CookiesKids.com in 2007, which originally sold uniforms and soon after the entire Cookie’s Kids Inventory.
Online shopping can seem to be a little overwhelming and a bit of guessing work. With Cookie’s Kids large selection of brands of Girls dresses, School Uniforms, Boys Suits and different types of outfit combinations it is easy. Plus, by using the Alva Kids icon near each of the size choices, you can easily input the child’s height and weight, as well body and leg proportions for sizing. The app calculates the best size choice for the child based on their specific measurements. This helps take the guess work out of shopping online.
I typically begin my search looking for something that is easy to put on. With Monkey’s sensory issues this is especially important for her. I also like to find bright colors that help the girls stand out when we are out and about. Not to mention, just like anyone else, I want to make sure that I am purchasing a good quality article that will last a good while.
All three girls love wearing spring fashion dresses or two piece outfits. They are easy to grab out of the closet, easily match up, and are free flowing. Cookie’s Kids has a versatile website made to contour to your exact need from category, brand, size, color, and price. This makes it even easier for me to go in search for a size 8, green dress for JJ and immediately see all of the eligible options.
The Pinkhouse “Diva Star” 2-Piece outfit was a no-brainer for me when it came to both style and comfort. The top is made of soft jersey making it light and airy. This is perfect for Monkey because it allows her to move about without interfering with her sensory issues. The metallic “Diva Star” trimmed in zebra stripes gave it just the right touch of animal print to feed her love of all 4-legged creatures. The matching skort features a star and zebra print to tie it into the top. She had fun with the tiered tulle overlay. The elastic waistband and scooter lining offered her the comfort she needs and the coverage Daddy desires.
Next, the Star Ride “Stardust Sprinkled” turquoise dress is made of a breathable cotton jersey material perfect for Texas Springtime weather. The empire waist accented Princess’ tiny wait and she appreciated the tagless collar. With all of her sass, the off-the-shoulder, sequined tulle neckline was just her style. She could not wait to put the dress on and show it off.
“Kiss the Sun”
Finally, the Star Ride “Kiss the Sun” green dress I found for JJ fit her perfectly… both in size and style. The bold stripes jumped off the soft jersey cotton fabric and screamed her appearance. This made her incredibly happy. Plus, the braided shoulder straps, crocheted back panel, and crisscross front made the dress unique and fashionably appealing to her. Once again, the empire waist trimmed with elastic and a little bow accent elegantly hung on her slender build. The dress is great for spending a day in the sun.
The girls really liked their new clothes from Cookie’s Kids. They knew immediately which dress was theirs which meant I obviously did a good job of picking them out… all by myself! Score one for Dad! JJ said that her dress is “super comfy” and Monkey did not want to take her outfit off. Not bad considering her complete distaste for clothes usually. I do plan on purchasing more outfits again soon after seeing how well Cookie’s Kids handled my order. Not to mention, the order arrived within a week and the communication was spot on.
Make sure to look for Cookie’s Kids on both Facebook and Twitter for more deals and news. Cookie’s Kids currently has 7 stores in the NYC area in Bronx, Brooklyn and Jamaica as well as online.