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post #21 of 27
My son has 4 pairs of jeans- .50 at a yard sale- brand new
4 pairs of khakis- also .50
navy pants= yard sales or hand me downs.
Countless shirts- hand me downs- or yard sales- I stock up!
For 25-50 you can't beat it!
I occasionally buy him some new clearance clothes from time to time as well. I just got him a grey hoodie for 1$- origanally 8$!
Emilie
post #22 of 27
I think you have passed your own vanity and self-consciousness off to your daughter, and this is not a bad thing!

Let her know what clothes are for play and which are for nice times, and later with some patience, you can pass on your seamstress talents.
post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by carolsly
Mama Barter baby. I have been a member for a long time and I've gotten so many nice things. We trade up, over, etc and everyone is so kind and honest. Tell yourself..I won't use household cash to buy clothes..I will trade, barter, etc to get clothes.
This is my challenge for this month.

I plan to do this for EVERYTHING with the exception of food and gas.

Wish me luck!
post #24 of 27
Hmmm...you need a hobby, and you love getting brand new stuff for your child.

How about sewing clothes for her instead of buying them?!?!? Then you can make the matching booties (or decorate edges of socks) and scrunchies or hats, whatever, and you can do that out of the scraps rather than spending a fortune on the stuff. You would likely get a lot of satisfaction out of making her a few really cute things, rather than doing so much shopping. A variation of this is to buy really plain things and decorate them, turn t-shirts into dresses, etc.

Another thought, to lessen the economic impact of all that shopping, maybe you should sell the stuff she's outgrown (particularly the stuff with tags on it!!!)
post #25 of 27
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I went to the thrift yesterday. I got the cutest Old Navy dress and a pair of Old Navy pj's for Sophie. I found a baby gap one piece for my niece Emma. Total came to $10.66 I paid $5.66 thanks to my coupon. Not too shabby. I really like the stuff that I got. Its soft and in perfect shape. I wish I could've browsed longer but Eric was having issues with Sophie. I had heard "No Sophie!" 200 times and decided to quit.:LOL I want to go back alone sometime this weekend.
Oh and dharmamama they are having a 50% sale for presidents day. On that Monday.
post #26 of 27
Great job, sweetfeet!
I bet you are going to find the thrill of the thrift store hunt is more fun than buying new.
post #27 of 27
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Oh and dharmamama they are having a 50% sale for presidents day. On that Monday.
Yay! Thanks!

Namaste!
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