Stylin' On A Dime

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

When I was pregnant with Lucca, I jokingly asked my best friend if I would ever want to stop buying things for myself after he was born. I had heard that this was a thing, that this actually happened to people who liked to spend money on themselves. I wasn't convinced it could happen to me, because I'm pretty selfish, and I like things. Lots of things.

But alas, since Lucca was born I've loved every part of dressing him and buying him shit that he doesn't need. Seriously, the kid has 12 pairs of shoes and he can barely walk. But if they're cute, I'm buyin' it. 

Those who know me know that I hate anything cartoonish, "babyish", clothes with dumb sayings on them like "I'm a ladies man", etc. To each his own, but that's just not my thing. So it's not Lucca's thing, either. Instead, I like to dress him like a mini-person. A mini version of his Dad, who has pretty good style these days... 

But I will let you in on a little secret that's really no secret at all.
Lucca's got killer style. There's no doubt about that. But I don't spend big bucks to dress him that way. 95% of his clothes and shoes are from consignment stores. Yes, I used to turn my nose up at these places but when I realized how quickly this kid goes through clothes, it was so stupid to spend full price at BabyGap, H&M, etc..

Don't be stupid. I mean, if you have the money, great, spend it at full price. More power to ya. But honestly, the kid's going to wear it at most a dozen times. And then what? You'll be holding on to it for "the next one", and 3 years later that awesome Ralph Lauren sweater you bought is still in that closet. Because you had a girl. In the Summer.

Carve out some time to visit some consignment stores and hunt. Nothing is going to jump out at you so you have to look for it. I have specific things I look for that fit Lucca's style. Sometimes I hit the jackpot, other times it's just a bunch of crap. But, when you spend less than $30 for some great clothes that you know your kid is going to look sweet in, it's worth the search. 

I'm excited about the new threads I scored this week (after I dropped off some clothes to sell, and used a previous store credit to buy them) 

God, I'm so freakin' thrifty. Really, I don't know who I am anymore...

Old Navy Jacket- $4.99
Ralph Lauren Chambray Button-down Shirt: $5.99
Converse Hi-Tops: $7.99

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