Earlier this month I posted about how I save a metric buttload of money on buying clothes for my kids by attending the large bi-annual consignment events in my city. Now I'm back, after the event, to tell you all about what I found and how much I spent!
Shelby needed a little of everything with the exception of outdoor coats, which were given to us from her sweet older cousin. I feel like I really scored this time around at Duck Duck Goose, because I did not have ANY trouble finding half-off discounted items that are adorable and are in perfect or near perfect condition.
Here's everything I bought for her:
Pajama sets - 4
Pants - 11
Dresses - 4
Jacket - 1
Shirts - 21
And a steamer from Unclutterer that she so badly wanted (despite knowing that she wouldn't use it)
I'm stoked about the pretty dresses I found - if they've ever been worn, you can't tell. The fancy one in the middle has a velvety top and it's just so cute. She'll be wearing that in this year's holiday photos!
I also scored several licensed name brands like Disney and Lalaoopsies. Shelby kinda freaked out when she saw that Doc McStuffins jogging suit. Now to just wait for it to get cold enough so she can wear it! The sweater vest set on the left is just too precious for words, and it came with a pair of jeans with matching argyle embroidery on the ankles. Can you believe I only paid $2.50 for that whole set?
Lots of the outfits I bought for Shelby came with coordinating leggings or pants, but I also picked up an assortment of individual pants as well.
I went a little nuts on the shirts. You parents feel me on this. Shelby's still in the age group where frequent spills and outfit changes are a daily occurrence. Oh, and how about that cute Hello Kitty Christmas shirt up there near the top?
Here's Jasper's haul. He needed significantly less than Shelby this year, as I still had lots of fall/winter clothes from last year that he never quite grew into, so they get another season of life.
Here's everything I bought for him:
Pajama pants - 6
Pajama shirts - 3
Pajama sets - 2
Pants - 13
Sweaters - 4
Outdoor jacket - 1
Shirts - 6
I was already pretty set on basic long-sleeved shirts for Jasper, so I picked up a few simple ones as well as some holiday-themed shirts. That Mickey Halloween shirt is too cute. It looks classy and there are some nice shirts for short men.
I did need a few more sweaters for him, though, and would you look at these pretties? Again, I gave them a thorough inspection and they are in perfect condition.
I got burned last year when Jasper wore holes into EVERY. SINGLE. PAIR. OF. PANTS. he had. I'm not joking, EVERY pair, and I was having to go out and buy more just to get him through the season. When he plays on the ground he drags his knee along behind him and it is murder on his pants. This year, I'm prepared.
I also needed a thicker, basic outdoor jacket for him and Matt begged me to get lots of pajamas. I delivered.
In total, I spent $103 on everything in this post. So, aside from a couple pairs of shoes (that I also purchase frugally from Shoe Hero) and between birthdays and holidays coming up, the items they already had from last year's event that still fit, and a few stray/fun purchases, I really don't have to think about buying them any more clothes for the rest of the season! As you can see, with a little planning and a little strategy (click here to read exactly how I shop at a big consignment event without going crazy!) you can end up saving a boatload on keeping your kiddos clothed throughout the year and still have them look super duper cute, too!