recently i went through ramona’s clothes to see what still fit and what was still weather appropriate. she was still wearing cold-weather clothes even though the temps have been in the 80s. to boot, she had outgrown most of her warm-weather clothes. seeing how it’s been six months since it’s been consistently warm weather, i’m not sure why i found this surprising. she was in need of some airy dresses and lighter bloomers.
to the thrift store we went! and i think we cleaned up. for no more than $15 i got all of this loot:
my two favorite pieces are the orange tunic with wood buttons (made in india) and the vintage chambray jumper with orange stitching.
what i learned on this thrifting outing was that it doesn’t hurt to look in the boys section. i always take a quick peek in the boys clothes in case i find something for max or august or one of the three baby boys expected to arrive in august (all of my friends are pregnant, it feels like). i found this tunic and knew immediately it’d be going into mo’s dresser.
another tip for baby clothes (which breaks my rule of looking for thrift store clothes for yourself) is to quickly browse through other sizes as well. often baby clothes get mislabeled and can be found in the size sections three months up or down from where your baby is at. vintage clothes, especially, often don’t have tags on them so the workers seem to eyeball it and often don’t eyeball it too well. i’ve even looked up in 2T and found some things that ramona has rocked. i never spend too much time in these sections, though. just a quick glance to see if there are any fabrics or colors that catch my eye.
here’s ramona in that tunic over the weekend:
Amazing finds! I’m definitely going to be thrifting for kids clothes when we have babies.
how cute is she. asher has aproxomitely 3 *new pieces of clothes in his drawers, everythign is bought second hand. i can’t believe nayone buys children’s clothes full priced. thanks for the tips!
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