Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Savvy Shopper

Growing up I was a Nordie's kind of girl. Like father like daughter, right? Well, not anymore! I realized pretty early on after having Manhattan that dressing her had the potential to be VERY expensive. I've never really considered myself frugal but I am grateful that I am married to the "Deal King" and he has taught me that expensive doesn't always mean better.

This leads me to my latest shopping trip to Savers. Yep, you heard me right. The thrift store! I seriously can't get enough! Let me show you why:
From left to right:
Outfit #1:
Blue Tunic, Target - $3.49
Leggings (new) Old Navy - 2 for $12
Outfit #2:
Pink Tunic, Carter's - $3.49
Leggings (new) Old Navy - 2 for $12
Outfit #3:
Pink Shirt, Children's Place - $3.49
White Short, Children's Place - $3.49

From left to right:
Outfit #1:
Blue Dress, Gymboree - $2.75
Outfit #2:
Purple Dress, Gymboree - $4.99
Purple Sweater, Carter's - $2.99
Outfit #3:
Green Shirt, Janie and Jack - $1.65
Plaid Short, Target - $0.90

From Left to right:
Outfit #1:
Striped Jumpsuit, Target - $3.99
Outfit #2:
Pink Short, Carter's - $3.49
Khaki Short, Children's Place - $2.25

Now can you see why I love it?! These clothes are seriously {practically} brand new and super cute! It's fabulous! Now, don't get me wrong, I have to be REALLY picky and sometimes when I go I don't find a single thing. But I definitely think it's worth stopping in once in a while.

Want to know another thing that I do to save money and keep Manhattan's clothes in tip-top shape? I don't dry them. It may sound crazy but they keep their color so much longer and most of the time I don't have to iron them either, I just shake them out, and hang them to dry.

6 comments:

Ross n Jen said...

Savers is the LAST place I'd expect to see you, Alexa! You're right though, sometimes you don't find a thing. Have you tried Kid to Kid? That place is a money saver, too!

Crystal said...

Alexa? Savers? What? I thought I would never see the day. <gleaming like a proud parent) :)

LaRee said...

I love the way you think girl ;)

THE HATHCOCK'S said...

Love your blog Alexa, but can you change the color of your font so we older folks can read it!

THE HATHCOCK'S said...

Don't forget you have your mamma's gene's also and there is a lot of "frugal" in those gene's!

Heather said...

Savers is the best for baby clothes and baby toys but only if u can take them home and lysol the heck out of them!!!!