Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fashion and Frugality

So, in a moment of insane brilliance, one of Samantha's teachers decided to drop a bombshell on me.  Not the typical sort of bombshell where someone gives you some incredibly good or incredibly bad news, not the kind of bombshell that makes you think, "Good for/too bad for them..."  It was just an idea, one that slipped right out of her mouth and made the already-overworked cogs in my mind pick up some doublespeed. 

"You should write a blog about creating great children's fashion looks on a dime." 

My mantra.  My love.  My passion.  Fashion and frugality.  Hey, I hear a blog title in the works already...

Yep, I love to dress my daughter.  And yep, I'm super-cheap frugal.  I mean, after 20-something years in retail, I learned that everything goes on sale eventually.  And if you are patient and don't need this year's fashions this year, you can wait until the end of the season for even better sale prices. 

I could go on and on about what I've learned, what I do, how I do it.  But the key word was BLOG.  Dare I even consider it?  Too crazy for words?  Hmmmm...tempting...  Actually, beyond tempting.  I could hear Blogger calling, started to formulate posts in my mind, readying my mental image of the fun it would be!   Another blog.

I guess I should strike while the iron is hot, so to speak.  While Samantha still couldn't care less what I dress her in.

I'll just do the please-gimme-more-hours-in-the-day dance to the gods of time and voila!  No problemo. 

What are your thoughts on this?  Would you read it?  Would you share it?  Would you think I'm totally off my rocker?  I understand that fashion is certainly a very subjective thing, and what floats one's boat won't necessarily float another's.  But I'm determined that kids should dress like kids, and that's my inspiration.

Stay tuned...

17 comments:

Kathy said...

I would read it, IF, you include info for little boys, too. :o)

Deanna said...

let me know if you need any guest posts. this is one of my favorite topics as well. (-:

Becca said...

Deanna - I would LOVE it if you guest post!!

Kathy - I will certainly try!! Just bear in mind, it will certainly be predominantly girl-focused, but my background in selling children's clothes will still prepare me for talking about the boy stuff, too. :-) :-) :-)

Anna said...

You are crazy girl! I was up till 3 last night and had this random thought, "I need to ask Becca how she picks outfits for Sammi. Reason, I bought lil G the CUTEST dress and the first time she wore it to church. FAIL. It came to her knees barely. Imagine her in our laps. In the chair. Up. Down. Over. Under. in a dress! Not good. It took 3 tries to get just the right leggings under it. Add the fact that sizing is nearly impossible given we are short and stout. And the biggie, I hate shopping. I don't like spending money. Yes, I'm serious! Please share! I beg you!!!

Lisa said...

I'm there!!! Love the idea of helping people who's fashion sense is maybe a little light (like mine - hence my love for the school uniform) dress kids that aren't the perfect size for their age or don't fit into a perfect mold like in a parenting mag.

Anonymous said...

I agrees you should do it! Would love little boy information too but know it will be hard when you have a little girl. I have found for Ethan that one to two stores sell pants that fit him perfect and we stick there. Also I have just had to buy all knew clothes for the boys for fall and winter and am so proud with my coupons and savings.

Nicole

Sharon Edwards said...

I think it is a great idea and I would definitely read it and share.

Meriah said...

oh, that'd be a lot of fun for you!

(I'd want to guest post too - but just for the mom-segment that lives out their punk-rock/flashdance fantasies by vicariously dressing their kid...)

Katrina said...

I would definitely read it :)

Rochelle said...

Absolutely would read it and have you become my kids personal, frugal shopper. I loathe shopping!

Anna Theurer said...

DO IT! We go frugal too (after all Bear is an reflux girl) but she is nearly always in Gymboree. . . the key is to wait until those cute little shirts/shorts/dresses end up in those little bins by the register at $3 a piece (or have an awesome MIL who is obsessed with buying little girl clothing). Anyway, blog away and I will read it!

Team Lando said...

YES YES YES! You know I love some trendy little girl clothes!

Jenny said...

Do it! I'll read it :)

Pam said...

I think it's a wonderful idea...I'll read it and share it with others! I'm always looking for a good sale on outfits for Ally:)

Laura said...

We need fashion help here in Ohio! Do it!

Anonymous said...

Ha, ha, ha,I love this idea!!!
Mary

Melissa said...

I'd totally read it! Claire is almost always dressed in hand me downs, garage sale finds and closeout clothes and she's got a closet full of awesome stuff.