For having an only child who's a girl, I have surprisingly spent very little money on clothing for this little sweet potato.
From the beginning, people have been very good to us ~ especially in terms of sharing (or in some cases, buying) beautiful clothing for Gianna.
Lately, we have been blessed by two different friends with an insane amount of precious clothing for Gianna. Really precious clothing. Much of it she will fit in for the next couple of years. Even though I'm pretty certain I would have never bought the majority of this stuff (probably because I don't love shopping and I'm fairly certain I would have had a panic attack upon viewing the price tags) ~ it's been so much fun to dress her in some of these adorable, hardly worn outfits.
I thought I had an obsession with pajamas. Apparently, I was mistaken.
Annabelle's obsession is obviously far more serious ~ and for that, I'm grateful. Not to mention that the pajamas aren't just cute, they're unbelievably soft, cottony and well made.
A 2T and 3T bathing suit, dress with matching bloomers and;hat, shoes and sunglasses. I mean, really.
I have to mention, also, that I've had tremendous luck in shopping at children's consignment stores. Some of those stores look pretty junky, I know, but the two that I frequent are more of a boutique style with higher end merchandise. I have gotten some amazing bargains on some beautiful clothing (much of it with the original pricetags.)
This little dress is a $75 dress that I got for $15.
Brand spankin' new. It'll fit her next year.
On a side note: I've made over $150 by consigning clothing that Gianna's outgrown, or things that were given to us that I know she won't wear. Not too shabby.
So thank you, Candi and Annabelle, my favorite olympic shoppers, for sharing your daughters' clothing with us. You've inspired me to do some major closet purging and share much of our clothing with other moms.
I've been holding on to much of Gianna's clothing just in case we would have another girl, but am reminded of life's principle that when you give things away, it opens you up to receive when you need it.