I decided to start my search at one of my favorite gently used children's clothing stores, Once Upon A Child. To add to my challenge, I like my children to have coordinating outfits for special occasions. I want them to look like they go together when I take pictures. I was really wanting a bishop dress for my little girl and Once Upon A Child has just about the best prices on boutique brands that I have found. I stumbled upon this little beauty by Bow Peep. Similar items new would retail for about $50-$60, so $6.50 is a great deal.
Not quite, it's a bubble! They did not have any bishop dresses, or any other smocked dresses for that matter, but I decided it was still super cute for spring/summer and a great deal.
So back to the task at hand... Easter outfits!
I found this dress. It's not quite what I had in mind, but it definitely looks like an Easter dress. It's brand new with the tags still on it and it was $7.50. That's a lot better than the original price of $39. Now I just need shoes, socks, a bow, and a cardigan. I searched 5 different stores today and there is not a cardigan to be found in her size. It's probably going to be a little chilly this year since Easter is at the end of March. I might have to rethink the dress if I can't find a cardigan to go with it.
And for my little boy...
I got nothing! Well, I got him a few things, but nothing that will really work for Easter. And as far as trying to coordinate their outfits...this is going to be a real challenge. Maybe I can incorporate this shirt.
I got this Ralph Lauren Polo shirt on clearance at Belk for $8.50. Belk is the best place to get Ralph Lauren clothes. I have found Polo shirts for $3 there before. You can't beat that!
So my search for Easter clothes continues. I will keep you posted on my progress.