We were going to do another round of back to school thrift shopping this year, since we were so successful last year, but I ended up spending our entire back to school budget on one shirt. And I’m so happy with that decision!
I’m all about stretching your dollar when it comes to raising kids (because I often have more kid needs than dollars) so most of the kids’ wardrobe comes from secondhand stores. We also get a lot of gifts from grandparents and hand-me-downs from sisters/cousins so it’s rare that I feel like I’ve overspent on the kids. Little things here and there, but nothing big.
This shirt was a big purchase.
It’s from the Disney collection at Peek and I didn’t even know there was a Disney collection at Peek until the day I saw this shirt in the window of the Salt Lake store. As it turned out, they were almost sold out of everything so if you wanted to get this shirt now you might not be able to find it BUT I was assured that new Disney stock would be coming out in October. I almost didn’t buy this shirt because of the price but after I left the store I couldn’t stop thinking about how much I loved it. And let’s face it…the kids are still at an age where their clothes are really for me and I was just dying to see the Eve-ster in this shirt.
Bought it. Love it. Doesn’t phase me that it’s her only back-to-school item.
Before you feel too sorry for her because she only got one shirt for back-to-school, she actually didn’t grow much last year (that’s a whole other post) so she’s still growing into some of the clothes we bought last fall. Skinny Minnie is in no danger of having nothing to wear!
Oh, and if you wondering why I only splurged on Eva and not her neglected baby brother, (A) they didn’t have any Disney shirts at Peek in his size and (B) I picked up this Janie and Jack blazer and button-down for him on the same day. So don’t you worry about his wardrobe either!
UPDATE: Thanks to a reader, I found this shirt in stock at Nordstrom so if you want it…