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With two babies under the age of four, I have a few tricks up my sleeve for keeping them looking cute on a not-so-cute budget. Today, I thought I'd share a few with you. Here we go!
- When I find something on sale that I really like, not only do I buy the size our kiddos need, but I buy several larger sizes as well. I love the shirt that EZ E's wearing (above and below) and it was on sale, so I bought it in two sizes and two color-ways. The same with Kicky's sweater. Storage is the key here. We have a couple of totes for each babe with labels like 'Kicky 3T' or 'EZ E 5T' and I immediately stash bigger sizes in the totes when we get home. At each size change, I make a tally of what they already have and fill in clothing gaps as needed.
- I buy unisex for EZ E whenever possible. Navy blue converse one-stars that he wore for just a few weeks? They'll be perfect for Kicky in a about a year. Those super cute red boots that he loved? Now she loves them!
- Accessorize! 'Put a bow on it' is my version of Portlandia's 'put a bird on it'. This hat belonged to EZ E and ended up looking really cute on Kicky when I put a gigantic bow on it.
- What? She wants to wear her brother's underwear over her black pants again? He wants to wear vintage glasses everywhere? She wants to wear his beloved glasses (and he doesn't care)? Let them dress themselves and have a sense of humor! It's friendlier on your wallet and no one cares if your baby is wearing weird glasses from the 1960's. In the grand scheme of life, it isn't a big deal. Oh, and a note to future Abbey: green hair won't be a big deal either.
So now I want to hear...what are your tricks? Do share!
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