Monday, September 23, 2013
School Doesn't Approve of Pajamas
The basic rules of "Ashley Dressing" include nothing with buttons, zippers or other kinds of fasteners and everything must be of a soft fabric, teeshirt-like material is best. Throw into that mix that she is a teenager and appearance is very important to her, and you can imagine the challenge to find just the right clothing, and especially clothing that is affordable.
I've been lucky in the past to find both short and long pants at Walmart that are teeshirt-like material and have elastic waists. Since she is small, I also need to find clothing to fit a petite frame, and Walmart usually carries petite sizes in both those shorts and pants. That was until this year. I have searched several stores and online many times, and they just don't seem to be carrying those particular items this year. I can find leggings all over the place, but those are not her favorite and it becomes challenging to wear those at school (she must have an extra long top to copy her bottom if she wears leggings).
So, cooler weather is upon us and shorts won't work too many more days. I've tried Amazon and have found a few things, but they are ridiculously expensive. Yoga pants would work if I could find some that came up to her natural waist (not sitting on the hips - she doesn't like the feel of that) and weren't too expensive. I haven't found those yet either. The brand of stuff that Walmart used to have was White Stag. I've been to their website also with no luck.
Any ideas you might have would be most welcome. If we don't find some long pants soon, I may have to send her to school in pajamas!!! (and pajama jeans won't work because they have little metal pieces around the pockets...)