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 Henry’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 it’s going on for four more days (Thursday – Sunday). It was by far the best baby consignment event that I’ve been to (and I’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 Henry’s spring and summer wardrobe.
I wanted to share what I bought at the Weesale (hahah – that name kills me) and how I’m building Henry’s spring and summer wardrobe. Here’s what an active baby boy who wears/will wear a size 9 months to 12 months will be rockin’ all spring and summer long…
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 (he’s currently in size 3), a ‘vintage’ black hat, and a plaid hat. I just gotta say it… 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, I’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 completeness’ 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 you’re counting (because I certainly am!), that’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 doesn’t need so many tops or bottoms, but it is nice to have options, especially because stuff inevitably gets torn or stained.
Gosh, he’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 ‘n play to create an at-home ball pit.
I’m so excited. Henry is going to freak out.
Behind the scenes of what this blog photo shoot REALLY looked like:
For another laugh, here’s what my Veggie Tacos photo shoot REALLY looked like!
Anyone else love poppin’ tags at thrift stores or consignment events?