Caleb and I wore our seersucker pants to church yesterday and I had to take a picture.
Caleb got so many comments on how cute he was. I think he looked like a little preppy man.
He had a short sleeve oxford shirt on with blue and white striped seersucker pants, and argyle sweater vest and a cute belt and loafers. I don't think it could have gotten any more preppy.
Now I will tell you the best part.
Caleb's outfit was Izod that I got at a consignment sale for $7. I paid $2 for the Circo brand loafers at a different consignment sale (At Target, those would have cost $12.50). His super cute outfit that was originally $40+ was only $9. I love consignment sales.
Then there is my outfit.
Everytime I wear these seersucker pants, at least one person tells me they like them. Guess where I bought them? At Walmart! I bought them in a small Walmart in Corpus Christie Tx the summer before I had Caleb. I think I paid $9 for them. My white t-shirt was $5 at Old Navy and my short sleeve cardigan is a brand new Anne Taylor loft that I got at Goodwill for $3.99. Our Goodwill here is like a department store. Everything is organized, color coded and I am always finding new stuff there. Some people think that only "poor" people should shop at Goodwill, but the whole purpose of Goodwill is providing jobs to people who wouldn't otherwise have a job. A lot of them have special needs and without Goodwill, they would not be able to work. So, go shop at Goodwill everyone! Don't feel bad, you are NOT stealing from the poor. Goodwill would love to have everyone come in and buy from them so they can provide even more jobs to people!
Back to the outfit. So for $17.99- I have a preppy outifit that should have cost me a lot more. My pearls on the other hand were a gift from my sweet husband. He bought me the Mikimoto earrings when we were dating and then he surprised me last Christmas with the matching necklace. Pearls are something you just can't scrimp on!
All of this to say, you don't have to spend a lot of money on clothes! AND being environmentally friendly does not just mean recycling and switching out your light bulbs. A huge way to cut down on your carbon footprint is to buy second hand clothes and second hand doesn't mean old and worn out :)
Now, I am off to take Caleb to the library for storytime. I have felt bad lately because I have been dragging him around, trying to get caught up on my etsy orders. I skipped aerobics today so I could take him to have fun. I will let you know how it goes.
Happy Monday everyone!