So, my 12-almost-13 yr old DSD will be with us full time starting Aug 22 (1 week before the start of 7th grade). When we moved and all this was arranged we committed to $300 for back to school shopping (not including socks/underwear/basics). Seems like a lot now, but on the other hand, I can safely assume her mom has stopped buying clothes for her and that she won't bring more than 1 suitcase with her. When we said 300 she was pleasantly surprised. Is that a lot for almost an entire new wardrobe or no? What kind of things would you buy outside of that 300? Shoes? Inexpensive jeans/tshirts?
We've never been back to school shopping. In fact, we haven't done much clothes shopping with her at all, outside of the occasional, I need a pair of jeans or an outfit for xyz kind of thing. Any advice?
She's already out of stores like Justice, sadly. She gets a lot of brand name hand me downs from her mom's sis (who is petite). She's pretty good with bargains thankfully and not adverse to Goodwill, but I know things like Aeropostle and Express will be high on the list. She knows what stores she likes, she knows/likes her high end brands, etc. I guess I'm just looking for advice on how to survive the inevitable "I'm fat" conversations (she's average to maybe a tiny bit heavy) and other as yet unknown 13 yr old ... "fun". I also promised to take her bra shopping :( No, she's not even an 'A' quite yet, but she's convinced she needs one and I promised.