If I could give new parents one piece of advice, it would be this: shop consignment! You will save a ridiculous amount of money by buying clothes, gear, and toys used. I have bought most of Henryâ€™s clothes and toys on consignment and saved hundreds of dollars in the process. I bought a lot of his gear new (highchair, strollers), but I kind of regret this now.
Anyway, last night, I hit up the The Upscale Weesale. I wanted to write about it so my local Charlotte readers can check it out, too. Yesterday was the charity pre-sale, but itâ€™s going on for four more days (Thursday â€“ Sunday). It was by far the best baby consignment event that Iâ€™ve been to (and Iâ€™ve been to a lot). There were swings and strollers, toys and games, clothes and shoes. I was there for one purpose, however: I needed to buy Henryâ€™s spring and summer wardrobe.
I wanted to share what I bought at the Weesale (hahah â€“ that name kills me) and how Iâ€™m building Henryâ€™s spring and summer wardrobe. Hereâ€™s what an active baby boy who wears/will wear a size 9 months to 12 months will be rockinâ€™ all spring and summer longâ€¦
Consigned at The Weesale: Five short-sleeve onesies and four shirts. Bought new on deep discount from OldNavy.com: four long-sleeved onesies (not pictured). Also consigned at another event: a green and black checkered hoodie for chilly mornings (not pictured).
Consigned at The Weesale: Four shorts and one pair of gray pants. Also consigned at another event: two pairs of khaki pants in navy and beige (not pictured). Bought new on deep discount from OldNavy.com: four pairs of cotton pants in blue, green, red, and gray (not pictured).
Consigned at The Weesale: Sneakers in size 4 (heâ€™s currently in size 3), a â€˜vintageâ€™ black hat, and a plaid hat. I just gotta say itâ€¦ the grand total for these shoes and hats was $5.50 (!!!).
Consigned at The WeeSale: A rashguard top, Spiderman water shoes, and red sunglasses (like the hats, Iâ€™m crossing my fingers he will wear these with practice). Bought new from Amazon.com: Swim diaper. Bought on sale from OldNavy.com: Swim trunks.
With the exception of the swim trunks and swim diaper, which I bought new and just threw in the picture for completenessâ€™ sake, all of the items pictured above were bought on consignment at The WeeSale and cost me a total of SIXTY TWO DOLLARS. Yes. $62! In case youâ€™re counting (because I certainly am!), thatâ€™s nine tops, five bottoms, two pairs of shoes, sunglasses, a rashguard swim top, and two hats for just $62.
Truthfully, when crafting this list, I felt like I had overbought for his spring and summer wardrobe, especially when you throw in the things I bought from OldNavy.com. He probably doesnâ€™t need so many tops or bottoms, but it is nice to have options, especially because stuff inevitably gets torn or stained.
Gosh, heâ€™s going to look cuuuuute!
I also snagged these plastic balls at the sale. I am SOOOO jazzed about this find. Each bag of 200 balls were $5. Buying the equivalent new on Amazon is $20 or more. I plan to (thoroughly wash and then) put the balls in his pack â€˜n play to create an at-home ball pit.
Iâ€™m so excited. Henry is going to freak out.
Behind the scenes of what this blog photo shoot REALLY looked like:
For another laugh, hereâ€™s what my Veggie Tacos photo shoot REALLY looked like!
Anyone else love poppinâ€™ tags at thrift stores or consignment events?