In most parts of the country, I'm sure most people are still melting in the hot summer. Here in Washington (yes, the state), it's been a very mild, almost chilly summer and now that we're getting closer to fall, I get to do one of my favorite things: Go shopping for fall clothes for my kids!
Rowan is 6, so I'm used to buying boy clothing and he really has an opinion in what he wears now (which I encourage). His clothes actually last awhile.
Aurora, my fast growing baby, wants comfort, and for me (and my mom), being able to buy girl clothes is still an incredible novelty -- so I really, really enjoy it.
Now, I am a CHEAPSKATE. About the only thing you'll see me spend more than $20 on in kids' clothing are coats that can last more than one year since you can buy them big. Other than that? I find $15 for one baby shirt to be appalling. So where do I shop?
My favorite clothing store for children is a consignment store called Once Upon a Child. They take high quality, mostly name-brand stuff, and it's so cheap it's almost criminal. Tack on my 10% military discount and I usually think they've missed scanning things because the cost is so low. I recently went to my branch in Tacoma and spent $100, and that was a full cart's worth of fall clothing, a Japanese-style silk cart cover, soft-leather-bottomed shoes, and two adorable high-quality Halloween costumes.
Even when I don't have the money to spend, I love browser-window shopping. Comes in handy when I realize I do need to go pick up some things and have already scoped out the selection. Some of my favorites so far include:
This JUST ONE YOU Made by Carters Pink/Blue Long-Sleeve Mommy's Little Monster Pant/Shirt Set ($8.99) from Target cracks me up. I love Carter's stuff, and they have all sorts of exclusive styles at different stores as well. (My mom loved this outfit as much as I do, and it's now in a box, on the way to my house! Thanks, Mom!)
I've always been a K-Mart hater, but I may have to make an exception for this funky Long Sleeve Tulle Hem Tunic Top & Animal Print Leggings Set ($16).
And not to leave boys out, I'm in love with these adorable Jumping Bean Bodysuits ($5.99 each) from Kohl's.
Do you have a favorite consignment store or discount shop? Where do you go to for fall clothes?