It’s hard to believe that it’s March already and Easter will be here at the end of the month. I was really eager to start shopping for Easter outfits for my daughters at Cookie’s Kids today. But once I started looking at all of the beautiful girls dresses available, I got a little overwhelmed and realized how much fun my oldest daughter would have in providing her opinion. Because she always has an opinion!
The vision I have in my head for Easter Sunday is the entire family is coordinated. Not overly match but with colors that complement. Last year Cupcake was less than 2 months old at Easter and our selections were limited because I didn’t want to pay full price for an Easter dress when Cupcake could use the hand me down Cakes wore her first Easter and I was still wearing some maternity clothes. We ended up with a hodgepodge look of purple and red. It worked but this year I want things to be a little more picturesque.
I’d love if both girls dresses complemented each other. They can each have their own colors or patterns and it doesn’t necessarily have to be entirely the same dress but I’d really like them to go together since I know there will be lots of pictures taken on Easter. My husband and myself should be able to work around whatever I choose by sticking with basic colors. I love getting the opportunity to dress the whole family up!
So while Cakes was at preschool this morning, I did a little pre-shopping work. Once I realized what a huge selection of Easter dresses Cookie’s Kids had, my plan involved opening up two browser windows so I could have Cakes’ 4T in one window and Cupcake’s 12 month options in the other. Next I opened each dress I liked in a new window for each of the girls and then I started going back and forth between the two windows. When I had narrowed things down to not only the dresses that I loved the patterns of but that would work for Easter Sunday and the rest of the summer, and also those that I thought Cakes might enjoy.
I kept all of the tabs open on my browser so that she could easily switch between her 13 options and narrow things down. I don’t know if it was more that I wanted Cakes to have a say in the matter as it is that I’m indecisive and just want to pick everything. Cakes had no trouble choosing a dress and it only took going through the links once before she chose the Sugah & Honey Pocket Full of Posies Sundress. Like I said before, Cakes usually wears a 4T but she recently had a growth spurt and I find not all of her clothes fit the same as they did before. I made sure to use the Alva Kids sizing option to find out the right size. By putting in Cakes’ height, weight, build, and age the Alva Kids sizing feature was able to provide the best fit for her. This was such a helpful feature and saved me making my best guess and needing to make a return because instead of 4T, Alva Kids recommended 5T.
Then, I went through the five options I had up for Cupcake that might work and picked out the cutest complimentary dress I could find. Cupcake is on the smaller side of things and just recently turned a year old so since I wanted her to wear it for awhile, I used the Alva Kids feature again just to make sure the dress wouldn’t run too small or fall off of her. This time, my guess was right and I ordered the 12 month size in the Sophia Fae Color Bubbles Dress with Diaper Cover.
Everything was so reasonably priced on Cookie’s Kids and standard shipping was a flat $5.95, I was able to buy both girls Easter dresses and some socks for Cakes for less than $30! This is such a great deal and I know I could have spent considerably more for dresses similar dresses elsewhere. Thanks to Cookie’s Kids, now all we need are some dress shoes and tights and we should be ready to go for Easter Sunday!
Cookie’s Kids isn’t just for girls, be sure to visit them for boys suits and school uniforms too. And if you live in the New York City area, be sure to visit one of their seven stores or visit CookiesKids.com for all of your kids spring fashion needs.