We first saw H's face on September 24, and by the 28th I was already hooked on buying clothes for him :)
I've never been a huge fan of thrift stores. I'm not patient...don't like dirt....and finding clothes that fit me is hard enough to do at the mall, let alone at a thrift store. Not a good combination!
However, after getting what I thought was a great deal - $7 or so - 2T Nike running pants for H, for example, I found similar running pants - clean, in good condition, not nasty-looking - for .99 at a thrift store. And I was hooked.
Thanks to lots of shopping (in 3 states!) and a few hand-me-downs, H now has lots and lots of clothes! For the most part, I've only bought brands I would usually buy - Nike, Old Navy, Gymboree, Baby Gap, Carter's, The Children's Place, OshKosh, etc. Nice clothes....for great prices.
Our house had been taken over by baby clothes and I needed to bring order to the chaos :) Shown in this picture are mostly 24mo-4T clothes. Everything is now packed away according to size.
Shopping has been great therapy for me - an easy "up" when I was feeling down. Not expensive. And better than drowning my sorrows in chocolate :)