I was over at Parenthesis putting more and more clothes out on the sale tables this morning. If any of you are in the Chicago area and are on the fence about hitting this sale, let me tell you that this is a bumper year. We volunteers saw soooo many cute things going out on the racks and tables that we were jealous that we had already done our shopping last night.
Here are some pics of the things I got at the volunteer sale. I spent $116! That's probably more than I've ever spent, but there are good reasons: 1) I scored a double jogging stroller (for TWENTY BUCKS! This is why I'm telling you this sale is the best possible event on the plant! Better than tickets to the inauguration!) 2) While volunteers are limited to 15 items of clothing per child, I was able to in addition buy maternity for myself and items for the coming baby boy. I ended up with 61 items (oops), the stroller, plus several very nice toys.
Nutmeg was so pleased with her summer wardrobe when she came downstairs this morning. It was like Christmas all over again. I only hope she stays excited about secondhand clothes for a few more years.
The baby clothes:
In a great, size 6 mod dress (also for kindergarten), holding a Melissa and Doug birthday cake that I also bought last night:
I'll be buying LOTS more stuff at the end of the sale tomorrow, when they pass out garbage bags for $5 and let you put anything you want inside. My kids can never say, "But mom, I don't have anything to wear!"