When I posted the other day about girl clothes, and about how much fun I was having buying all these cutie little mix-and-match things from the spring clearance sale at The Children's Place, there were requests for photos. Another post about baby clothes? You don't have to ask me twice.
First, a photo of most of the haul. I've put an x over a skirt I returned. Do you know what that skirt was made of? Linen. I ask you. LINEN. Across what is roughly the top row of the haul, you can see a pink striped polo shirt (I later also bought it in blue), a white crochet-trim bodysuit, a pink floral hoodie, a blue embroidered hoodie, a round-collared white shirt, and a round-collared blue shirt (I later also bought it in pink). Across what is roughly the bottom row you can see a pink floral skirt, yellow pedal pushers, pink pedal pushers (I later also bought them in denim), a blue crochet-trimmed body suit and blue floral skirt, blue tights, a pink-and-white striped cardigan, and the returned linen skirt. If you look carefully you can also see in the lower right hand edge two little baby hands about to start yanking things off the bed. And if you are very sharp-eyed indeed, you will notice that my tum makes a guest appearance along the bottom edge.
Clearly we need a runway model to show a few sample outfits. Here is Elizabeth wearing the striped polo in blue. She is wearing jeans because it was too cool that day for pedal pushers, but you get the idea of what the shirt would look like with the denim pedal pushers or with denim shorts:
Here is Elizabeth wearing the round-collared shirt in dark pink, with the pink floral skirt:
Here she is in the pink-and-white cardigan:
And finally, in the blue floral skirt and the blue embroidered hoodie:
I'm so pleased with all the purchases. Everything seems made for a toddler who wants to PLAY. The floral skirts have built-in shorts underneath, and the whole skirt/shorts unit is made of a stretchy material. The shirts, too, have some stretch to them, so they don't bind her when she tries to move around. The hooded sweatshirts have nice big zippers and the polos have nice big buttons, so I'm not messing around with eensy little things. The round-collared shirts have flower-shaped buttons, which I think is a nice touch.
And everything was $2.99, $3.99, or $4.99, plus I had a 15% off coupon. Nice. I'm kind of thinking I might buy some of my favorite things in bigger sizes for next year, but I'm not sure if I'll enjoy repeats or not.
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