The third visitor this week (I skipped a visitor post on Wednesday because I figured so many would be busy hopping around to see #WW posts) is Christa from Controlling Craziness. She blogs about so many things that are relevant to all of us in one way or another, and for Easter she threw a party for 35 kids. I will repeat...she threw a party for 35 children, and it went off wonderfully well. If you'd like tips on how to throw big parties (that are virtually stress-free) too, you can find them at her post, which is here. I hope you'll visit Christa often (http://controllingcraziness.blogspot.com), I'm betting you'll enjoy what she writes. Thank you for spending some time at my place today, Christa!
You can find me over at CONTROLLING Craziness where I blog about organization, home decor, making my life easier, and of course my kids.
I want to thank Rosey for giving me this opportunity to guest post here at Mail4Rosey.
I'm going to be talking about how to get the most wear out of clothing for you little girls.
Kid's clothing can be expensive, sometimes costing just as much as the adult version.
Not to mention they outgrow them so quickly.
We love hand-me-downs and buy most of the kids clothing at yard sales, so when we do splurge on an item, we want it to last more than one season.
Other than buying things big, how can you get the most bang for your buck when it comes to your little girl's wardrobe?
Sleeveless dresses can be paired with short or long sleeve shirts underneath so you can wear them year round. But what to do when they become too short? Don't give them away just yet. The dress can become a tunic or long shirt just by pairing it with some leggings, shorts or pants. It's hard to tell in this picture below, but the dress barely covers my daughter's bottom. Pairing it with some leggings will let us get another year's worth of wear out of it. Dresses that work best for this are ones that have a high waistline.
And here's my 2 year old in her St. Patrick's Day shamrock shirt. The shirt is really a size 12 month dress.
2. LeggingsThese type of pants can also be worn year round, and work great under skirts or dresses too. Just because your little girl grows like a weed doesn't mean she has outgrown her leggings. They can be worn as capris for the spring, summer and fall. Here my 2 1/2 yr old daughter is wearing a pair of 18 month leggings that fit her like capris. Older girls could easily pull off this look too.
These jeans fit my 8 year old perfectly, except they were becoming a bit too short. Rather than buy a new pair of jeans, we can make these last a few more months (at least until yard sale season) by adding some lace at the bottom. All I did was sew it on using my sewing machine. If your daughter is more of a tom boy, you could do fabric such as flannel or ribbon instead of lace.
Thanks again Rosey for letting me guest post today.
And if anyone else has some tips for getting the most wear out of your child's clothes, I'd love to hear them.
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