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Are Dad’s Able?

Sabreena has a school trip next weekend to Dover, Delaware for government that requires her to have some business casual clothes which she doesn’t.  For the last few weeks Melinda has been taking Sabreena to different stores looking for dress pants and other items but has  been coming up empty and we are now running out of time.

Since the trip is almost here and Melinda is going to be busy this Saturday watching her best friends children for the afternoon and I have ZERO plans I offered to take Sabreena clothes shopping.  Sabreena is 16 and a female and I am her dad and I offered to take her shopping.  HAHA, I am in big trouble because I don’t think Melinda trusts me to buy clothes that match or make fashion sense.  I feel shorts and a t-shirt are fashion appropriate for any trip to Dover, Delaware, kidding.

I am somewhat capable of picking clothes for the kids.  Just this week I got Shaun and Shae summer clothers online from Old Navy and Children’s Place.  Granted they are 4 and 8 years old but is the process really that different for a 16 year old?  I think HELL YEAH!!!!!

I used to always pick clothes for Sabreena but that probably was only until she hit the age of 10 or 12 then Melinda assumed full control of her clothing purchases.  I have actually taken Sabreena clothes shopping once about a year ago for sweaters and to honest it was pretty painless.  I do know that she is super SLOW in the dressing room and there is going to be a lot of trying on clothes this Saturday but as long as my iPhone is fully charged I should be just fine, I hope!

Please pray for me that I pick the right items so that Melinda doesn’t hurt me, LOL.

If you are a man do you shop for your daughter/daughter’s?  If you are a women do you let/trust your husband to shop for your daughter/daughter’s?

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  1. I don’t have girls, but if I did, I would let my husband take them shopping. Since Sabreena is 16, she knows what she wants and what she thinks looks good. Your job is just to make sure it’s a good price and that it’s actually business casual! 🙂 Have fun!

  2. You are such a good dad Rob! My husband only chimes in about our children’s wardrobes (2 boys and a girl) when he doesn’t like something.

    I’m sure you’ll do fine if you have a plan of where to shop. 🙂

    • I have a plan on where to shop, the mall. They have a ton of stores so she better find something she likes or else. LOL.

  3. My husband has zero interest in buying clothes for the kids. I wouldn’t let him, either. If given the choice he dresses like Mickey Mouse in blue and red.

  4. Oooh, have fun! I don’t have a daughter, but I would never let The Man take her shopping for clothes if I did. I actually prefer to be there even when he buys his own clothes because his taste can be horrible at times!

    • LOL, that is funny. My taste isn’t horrible but not sure it is great either. I probably fall right in the middle.

  5. My husband actually does a better job picking out clothes for me – so I’d absolutely let him take my daughter (who’s only 3 now) shopping. He has great taste. Good luck!!

  6. Paula @ Magnolia Mom says

    You will be fine!!! My dad took me shopping sometimes when I was young. Here’s what you need to do..

    1. Be patient…She’s a girl and shopping is a joy of ours!
    2. Compliment her when she’s trying stuff on.
    3. Make sure whatever she picks is age appropriate.
    4. Take her to as many stores as she wants.
    5. Bring water & snacks cause this could take a while! 🙂
    and the most important….
    6. Enjoy every moment because soon she’ll be grown and it’ll be someone elses job to take her shopping.

  7. Try the Juniors department at Macys! That’s where I bought all of my work clothes when I was younger! 🙂 Good luck!

    • Don’t think we have tried Macy;s yet. She has been in the juniors department at other store and the pants are a touch to tight. Should be a fun trip 🙂

  8. I LOVE it when my dad goes shopping with me. 🙂 Albeit he does alot of grumbling and asking “can’t you just pick one??”, but I love getting his opinion on clothes. I am sure that you will do fine. 🙂

    JcPenny has some really cute clothes in the Junior section and so does Kohl’s. Plus they aren’t too slutty if you bi pass the itty bitty skirts. 🙂 I’ve found alot of cute tees and jeans there!

    • Oh darn, I meant to say blouses and not tees. 😀 Let me rephrase that, Kohl’s and Macy’s both have alot of great dress clothes that aren’t expensive or slutty. 🙂

      • We have a Kohl’s close and Macy’s as well so maybe those need to be the first two stores we hit and hopefully we will find what she is looking for.

  9. I would be fine if my husband took my daughter shopping – he actually has a better perception than me of what looks good. Again, since your daughter is 16 she will definitely have her own opinion. Your job should not really be to choose her clothes but to approve them. All you need to do is choose the store (LOFT, Banana Republic, Kohls/Macys misses section, TJ Maxx) and let her know if what she picked looks good or not. No teeny-bopper stores! 🙂 Oh, don’t forget that you can always as the person working there for suggestions 🙂

    • True, we should be fine but I am hoping that I do not have to go to all of those stores that you listed. I will be exhausted. LOL.

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