Thursday, August 26, 2010

A change of season

Even though it is definitely still Summer (for today at least!) Wren and I have been gathering some pieces for her fall wardrobe. She has always been spoiled with lots of clothes from her Grandma's but all the other baby gifts we received when she was born seem to have maxed out at 18 months. Since we basically need an entire closet full of clothes, and because she definitely gives her clothing more wear and tear these days we decided to fore go the usual trips to Baby Gap and Old Navy and give thrifting a shot.

We buy all our furniture at thrift stores so why not take a peek at the clothes! I actually can't believe that I haven't even so much as browsed at the clothes until now, but I have been reformed.

Our first purchase was a green courderoy Baby Gap jacket at Salvation Army for $3.50. We thought it was just darling, but could be even sweeter so my Mom and I added some white linen ruffles to the sleeves and bottom hem for a little dash of romance. I think I might actually be addicted to altering baby clothes now too...


My favorite find was a baby gap dress we scooped up for $2. We planned on pairing it with a white long-sleeve shirt in the fall and some leggings but it is soooo hot that it will probably be getting a lot of use as-is.



Wren's favorite find? Her $4 hand-knit zebra hoodie.

I guess this is what it will feel like to actually see her with hair someday!

We got a ton of cute handmade as well as designer label baby gear and thanks to the sterilize setting on our washer I really don't have any reservations about used clothing anymore!
Once it cools down a little more I promise to have Wren model a couple other darling outfits we are working on~

35 comments:

christine said...

Great finds, that zebra sweater is the cutest!! Wren's hair is getting longer, what a cutie!!

Monique @ Life and Renos said...

Great finds! I love salvation army! Such amazing prices.

Shannon said...

How adorable are those outfits and a great idea on checking out the thrift stores since they grow out of them so quickly...or ruin them before :)

sarah said...

i have always been a thrift store shopper but over the last 2 or 3 years it's my main place for buying clothes. once you start you will never go back! i've found some AMAZING finds! i have also been going a little crazy with altering larger sizes that i find. I have altered some cute shirts and such using anthro as inspiration. you just never know what your going to find; i think that's my favorite part-the treasure hunting!

Dancing Sweet Pea said...

So, so cute! And what a great idea to alter the little green dress. I never would have thought of that! You are bringing out some creativity in me too! :)

Abby & Her Boys said...

Adorable!!

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

I love all those buys! Especially the zebra hoodie!

I have the same problem with my little guy! Come Fall, he will not have any clothes to wear! I am definitely going to try out some thrift shops. Thanks for the tip!

That one girl said...

Good finds! I love the zebra hoodie too!

Good idea on the linen ruffles!

Stephanie said...

I love the zebra hoodie!!! What a great deal!!! Beautiful little girl. : ) -S

Big Boops said...

That zebra hoodie is great! I love it :) Wren is a true beauty.

tiffany said...

Welcome to the addiction of altering little girls clothing! :) I'm not one bit surprised you love doing this too! Taking something old and making it beautiful is just in some peoples DNA I think! That jacket is darling-perfect for little Wren!

Kai said...

I recommend checking out Craigslist and garage sales as well. I usually pick up nice pieces for $1 each.

Paint Me White said...

Holly same here. Always junking for furniture but never think to go near the clothes unless I see something that grabs my attention. My all time favourite was a gorgeous camel colour leather jacket from Italy I picked up for $10, I have also got some lovely white shirts for myself recently at the car boot sales. Nothing wrong with pre-loved clothes and as you say a good wash and wella. Have a great Thursday Sandy xx

mariondee-designs said...

Hi Holly, your daughter is so adorable and quite the model!! Love how you altered the jacket with some frills. take care, Maryann

Hello My Pretties said...

Ahhh!!! The zebra hoodie is so funny! Good find!!

Lolo said...

Im a clothing thrift store fanatic! Many of my favorite clothing items for myself and the kiddos have been used. It must be the price tag that makes me love them even more so :D
That corduroy jacket is sooo adorable! You could definitely sell upcycled clothing like that!!

A House and Home said...

She is SO cute. I love thrift shopping for kids. It makes so much sense since they will be growing out of them so quickly! You can score some great finds.

Lissa @ After Adornment said...

That is soooo creative to add the ruffle to the sleeve and bottom of that jacket....it is absolutly adorable now. And I love that picture of Wren and the pup!

Loui♥ said...

Am so glad you FINALLY discovered the Joys of thrifting used clothing!
For years, as one in the world of professionals, all my clothing came from Goodwill!! I wear all the designer labels.. (Liz Claiborne petites fit me perfectly!)I have beautiful leather coats,shoes/boots and purses.. bought at a fraction of retail prices..My hubs love the shirts, and ties I get for him.. not to mention the gorgeous winter sweaters..
and everything you can find at retail, always can be found at the thrift shops.. you just have to have a keen eye.. and a sense of adventure!!
warm sandy hugs,,
Loui♥.

Kari --- said...

I love thrifting! Even now, my 9 and 12 year old boys are dressed almost exclusively in thrift store finds (and 99% of their wardrobe is filled with like-new threads with names like Gap, Hurley, Billabong, DC, Old Navy, Quiksilver, Element, Timberland and Fox). I *hate* paying full price for anything! lol

Mrs. Dew said...

oh too cute! what great finds and you did an AMAZING job on that jacket!

Melissa said...

Very cute! Every girl needs a new fall wardrobe and thanks to your thrifty finds it looks like Wren will have LOTS of fun outfits to chose from. :)

Lindy said...

Your photos are so good but then, you do have a beautiful model!
Great finds!

Allison said...

Wren is just the cutest! She looks adorable in all of your finds. Love the green jacket you added the lace to. Fun photos!

liz @ bon temps beignet said...

OH MY GOODNESS that zebra jacket is too cute

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I am addicted to Thrift store shopping for myself and have bought some wonderful clothing. I get lots of great name brand stuff for a little of nothing. You just have to be willing to look and search, but those treasures are out there. I love Salvation Army, Goodwill and other thrift shops in my area. Love & blessings from NC!

undomestic chica said...

Wren looks like a little girl now! And the zebra hoodie is hilariously cute

Amanda said...

i've never looked at clothes/linens until this week and found an amazing knit blanket, huge in size, for $3 at goodwill. a little bleach to tone down the bright teal color and now it rests on our guest bed as the perfect soft shade of turquiose hinted white.

i must check out the childrens clothing next time. everything was so adorable you found. then again, its on Wren, how could it not be. :)

Jameil said...

Loooove! Please post more pics of her in the zebra coat! So adorable!

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

What fun finds for your little cutie pie!

Andie said...

That zebra coat. Adorable.

Amy said...

Wow, those are great finds! I love the altering you did on the jacket..so very cute!

I get almost all of my daughter's clothes from a local consigment shop, as well as Goodwill and Value Village. Can't beat those prices and most of the time, the outfits are nearly brand new. Shoes are great too..little girl has gone from a size 5-1/2 to a size 8 just this summer, so I've been lucky to find a few pairs of brand new (still with tags on) shoes for her to use.

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

I will be checking out the clothes for our little one next time I go thrifting, you found some adorable things for Wren.
Londen

Leslie G said...

I hear you about skipping Baby gap. I was in there the other day trying to find some sales, but it's just to expensive for as hard as our kids are on clothes (and not lasting more than a season). You got some super cute finds! Maybe I need to go thrift shopping for Cameron!

Giles Family said...

Love the linen ruffles added to Wren's jacket. I am completely new to sewing..any way you could give a quick tutorial?

 
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