I am so excited for this post! I know, I know, I get super excited all the time over the smallest things. BUT, this is my first guest blogger feature.
One of my best friends, Stacy, is a mom of two adorable boys. A hot mom at that. Seriously, she was looking beyond good just a week after both her kids were born. I feel as though this is not the norm, but she made it look easy! Still does!
There are numerous second-hand shops opening that focus on kids clothing, toys and accessories. I know nothing about being a mom, so who better to do a review than a mom!
Check out Stacy’s thoughts on shopping second-hand for her kids and her recent adventure at Too Cute To Toss.
***From a Mother’s Point of View***
As the mother of two boys, (very stylish ones, I might add), I’m always looking for great deals on clothing for them. You can find me consistently stopping at new second-hand children’s stores, and going to different local consignment events.
One of my favorites events is, Too Cute To Toss, located at the Beverly Cove Community Center in Beverly,MA. The two co-owners Lauren, and Alycia, organize events a few times a year. If you’re a mom, expecting, or need a gift, these events are a must! Imagine every brand you love, even ones you have never heard of, all in one spot! It’s like shopping at a Marshalls, with every kid/baby item you can think of. Clothes, strollers, bedding, toys, accessories, you name it – they have it.
Kids grow so quickly (input sad face). It’s difficult for me to spend a ton of money on a winter jacket, or a holiday outfit, that they wear so few times. to me, there is no reason not to buy second hand?
My son Vince is two. I LOVE dressing him in Baby Gap; but their prices, not so much. For example: Just last week I went shopping for a winter jacket at The Gap. The price for a coat was $65. Really, am going to spend that type of money for a coat he will wear so little? Not this bargain shopper! However, I did find the same coat at Too Cute To Toss for $12. That’s a $43 savings!
Along with the coat, I scored a pair of Land’s End winter boots for Vince, for only $11. To top the say off, I got My youngest son Jake, his entire Christmas outfit for under $15. Such a fantastic deal, especially since he will wear it once.
I strongly believe in shopping at these big consignment events. Not only can you can dress your little ones to the nine, you can save money, a lot of money. Definitely check out Too Cute To Toss’s website (below) for info regarding future events, or find them on facebook. These two ladies are doing a great job!
Check out my photos from Too Cute To Toss and my handsome models.
Vince wearing his new flannel shirt – purchased for $4 –
I hope you enjoyed my first guest blogger! How cute are those kids 😉
A BIG “thank you” to Stacy for all your research and for sharing your thoughts. And a shout out to Dragonfly Photography! You do amazing work!
Here is Stacy with her youngest son, Jake!