Being that the items are pre-owned, you will want to be extra careful when inspecting the item to make sure it is in great condition. I know to some, the idea of buying at consignment stores may not be your jam, but I view it like this -- I'd easily borrow clothes from a girlfriend or accept hand-me-down children's clothes from friends, so no big difference in my book. After a run through a hot water wash, they are as good as new! All of these items need a wash and press, but I just couldn't wait to share these finds.
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This pink and white Lilly dress was the most expensive item that I bought at $45. I purchased this at Clothes Mentor. I was on the fence about it since I don't necessarily need a new dress, but I sold $41 worth of my clothes there that night, so I felt like the purchase was justified. Plus, even though it's not a maternity dress, my baby belly fits in it, and if we are able to escape on a warm-weather vacation soon, I can wear it for that!
I'd seen this maternity brand, Olian, before at our cute preggo boutique Pickles and Ice Cream, so I knew it was a super-nice line. Most of their tops start at $100+. This tunic is just my style and can easily be worn as a non-maternity shirt, too. It was marked down to $15 at Clothes Mentor ... DONE.
T H R E E
After selling some clothes at Clothes Mentor Sunday evening, I took some of the items they passed on to Plato's Closet the next day. And staring right back at me was this Lilly tunic for $14. Just my size. A no-brainer.
F O U R
I can't just shop for myself -- I have to think of Little Miss, too! Once Upon A Child is next to our Plato's Closet, so I stopped in and gave myself a $20 limit. I ended up getting four items for $19. This smocked number is one of them -- it was $6.50. I just love the Peter Pan collar and the diaper cover!
F I V E
As soon as I saw this outfit, I knew it was coming home with me. Those sweet pink gingham bows kill me. This set was also $6.50. She is going to look darling in it this summer!
What's your take on consignment store shopping? Is it your deal, or would you rather save up and buy only new clothes?
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