Showing posts with label Skirt. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Skirt. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Fun Find: George Girls' Skegging

I'm a fan of how Walmart bundles their George brand uniform items. I am an even bigger fan of how they allow you to mix and match colors and sizes in the bundle. The George Girls' Skeggingis a new twist on the bundle.  It pairs the George skirt with the George leggings which is a popular outfit pairing for older girls. The skirt is a cotton/poly blend with an elastic waistband which has a cute bow detail.  The leggings are 95% cotton and 5% spandex with an elastic waist.  The set is offered in girls size 4-16 in navy only. It retails for 11.88.

Do you, or your daughter, have this product? Please share your opinion about it in the comments below.

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Pass the Fingertip Test

During the development of a schools uniform dress code, there is typically some back and forth that leads to an common understanding of the policy between the school board and the larger community of parents and students.  Once the policy is adopted, enforcement can be a constant battle for school administrators everywhere.  Recent articles included in the "in the news" series show many examples of battles between administrators and students, and in some cases, a larger group in the community.

A policy with clearly stated expectations and guidelines makes it easier for parents to understand so they can guide the student's choices when shopping.  Consistent enforcement by different teachers make clear examples of what's acceptable and what's not acceptable.

The length of a girls hemline for shorts, scooters, and dresses is a huge area for consternation.  Many schools have tried to set a simple easy to understand rule of thumb which is commonly referred to as "the fingertip test".   A young lady passes the fingertip test when the length of the skirt is below the fingertips of the student while standing with her arms extended straight down.  The same test works for jumpers, scooters and shorts. Maybe its a backlash to the mid-thigh trend we've been seeing for the past few seasons, but this fall, I noticed a trend of several retailers offering new longer lengths. Lands End's fall school uniform catalog features girls skirts in 3 lengths: above the knee, top of the knee and below the knee.  The French Toast fall catalog page on girls skirts feature both "the long and short of it" featuring two knee length skirts and one long skirt.  This can make shopping easier if your school has adopted the fingertip test as a rule of thumb to guide enforcement.

Below are some examples of new longer skirts:

Girls' Plus Solid Pleated Skirt (Below The Knee) - Gray, 14
Lands' End
 Girls' Plus Solid Pleated Skirt (Below The Knee)

French Toast
Kick Pleat Skirt
Little Girls' Solid A-line Skirt (Below The Knee) - Classic Navy, 6
Lands' End
Little Girls' Solid A-line Skirt (Below The Knee)
French Toast
Knee Length Straight Skirt

Little Girls' Box Pleat Skirt (Below The Knee)
Lands' End
Little Girls' Box Pleat Skirt (Below The Knee)

What do you think of these knee length and longer styles?

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Lands' End Uniform Girls Solid A-line Skirt, a review

Girls' Solid A-line Skirt (Below The Knee) - Classic Navy, 14
I noticed this little skirt online during the clearance sales.  I was placing an order for something else and added this in as an add on to reach the $50 threshold for free shipping. I prefer to get scooters for my daughter with the built in knit shorts, so at $9.99- the price on this was too good to pass up.  

It is navy with an adjustable waist and a side zipper. It has a cute detail of the 2 button tabs and a pleat on one side. It also has a pocket only one one side.  The length on this skirt hits my daughter right above the knee.  I've washed it several times already and the polyester/rayon blend resists wrinkles and looks great right out of the dryer. She likes it; in fact, this is the skirt she choose to wear on the first day of school this year.

This solid a-line skirt I got is still available at that clearance price in slim and plus sizes (see details below).This season, Lands' End is offering quite a few styles of skirts in a longer length. This little girl's skirt is now also available in a below the knee length.
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Monday, August 5, 2013

Best Bet in Girls Scooters for School

Some brands call them scooters: while others call them skorts; I just call them convenient. I have stated here before, I prefer the convenience of skirts with the knit shorts built in underneath for my daughter.

The image below shows the regular retail price at each of the major retailers. Regular retail prices for the girls scooter range from $8 to $35. Based on my review, the target price is to find scooters for under $12-15. When you are watching the Back to School ads or out shopping and you find one at or below that target price, make the purchase with confidence that you've found a good sale price.

Regular Retail Price

Legend of Retailers

Crazy 8’s
French Toast
Lands’ End
Children’s Place
Old Navy
Children’s Wear Outlet
Cookies Kids

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Updated: This post was reviewed and updated in June 2014 to update links and ensure pricing is still accurate for the 2014 Back to School Season.
George Girls Wrap Scooter icon

Best Bets on a Budget

  • Walmart George Girls Wrap Scooter iconicon $8.97 icon
  • Colors: Navy, Black or Khaki.
    60% cotton/40% polyester. Machine wash cold. Imported.
  • CookiesKids Genuine Tabbed Scooter icon$9.99
  • Shell: 60% Cotton, 40% Polyester.
    Lining: 65% Polyester, 35% Cotton.
    Machine Wash Cold. Made in China.
  • JCPenney Izod Pleated Scooter Skirt $10
    French Toast
    Two Tab Scooter

    Colors: Navy or Khaki.
  • Machine Wash Cold. Imported.
    • French Toast Two Tab Scooter $11.98
      Colors: Black, Burgundy, Green,  Navy, Heather Grey, or Khaki.
      100% polyester. Imported. Machine wash.
    There are quiet a few additional options that retail just under the $15 price point:

    iconBest Bets for Plus Size

    • JCPenney IZOD Pleated Scooter Skirt Plus $12
    • Colors: Navy or Khaki.
      Machine Wash Cold. Imported.
    • French Toast has a wide selection of  Plus size Scooters.  Regular prices range from $12.98 to 20.98.

    Best for those looking to stand out from Classmates

    • JCPenney IZOD Corduroy Scooter Skirt - Girls $10

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