Do you have a shopping addiction? I sure do! Before I had my first child, Alivia, it was a handbag and shoe addiction. Now that I have Alivia, it's an addiction to little girl's clothing! The beautiful colors, enticing trims, fun prints, and soft fabrics always seem to call my name when I walk by. And because Alivia loves clothing, shoes, and accessories just as much as me if not more makes it almost impossible to fight the urge to buy her pretty things! Let me tell you how bad it's gotten.
TODDLER CLOTHING RECOMMENDATIONS FROM AN EXPERIENCED SHOP-A-HOLIC
In the past month, I must have purchased at least 30 outfits for her! Maybe more, but I'm not certain. Aside from the outfits, she has 5 new bathing suits, 6 pairs of shoes, and 5 hats for the Summer! The worst part? I don't even look at price tags anymore. If I like it, I buy it. Of course, that's not to say I don't cringe when I hear the cashier tell me the total. Is it hot in here (that's what I think to myself). No, it's just me sweating from the thought of spending all that money! You'd think it would stop me, but NO! Yep, I'm sick. I know.
Here's the thing though. I barely buy myself anything anymore. My husband, God love him, barely needs or wants anything. We work hard, have great credit, and pay our bills on time so why the heck not splurge every so often? I think we deserve it! Besides there's a lot worse things I could be addicted to!
Luckily for everyone, I am a smart shopper! You'll find my wallet busting at the seams from the massive amount of coupons I always seem to have. I also look up stores on my computer in advance to see who is having sales and when I find something worth purchasing, I run a price comparison on my smart phone. Of course there are times I do pay full price, but they are few and far between! Need a phone application to help you do a price comparison? Check out these great ones:
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Today, I would say I'm a very experienced shopper! I know which designers/stores make quality clothing (items that wash and wear well, are comfortable, and are made of durable fabrics). With that said, I thought I'd share some of my favorite stores I like to shop in for Alivia! They vary in price range whether you are looking for a deal or would like to splurge!
CLOTHING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR YOUR TOT
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Okay, that's all I have for you today! As if it wasn't enough, I know.
Where do you shop for your little ones? Any favorite stores? I'd love to hear! Feel free to drop me a comment.
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