May 5, 2011

The new life of a former fashionista

I’m a former fashionista forced to budget since I’m now a stay at home mom. However, does that mean that I should doom my kids to a life time of fashion drabness? No, absolutely not! One minute while I get on my soap box…alright I’m ready, thank you for your patience. Now where was I, oh right…no, absolutely not! When I first had my daughter I would stroll along the hallways of my local posh mall checking out all of the adorable little outfits that you know she would rock. I would hold up Mexx Kids, Baby Gap and H&M Baby outfits with my mouth pursed and my eyes narrowed all in an attempt to find the outfits I liked the best. And let me be honest, it was completely and utterly fun!

Fast forward to the future, now I have two kids under two and there is no way I’m spending that kind of money on outfits anymore. However, just because money doesn’t grow on trees, it doesn’t mean momma’s babies can’t look chic. So, I stay on top of what’s hot and instead of strutting down the halls of my local posh mall with a latte in one hand, pushing my red bugaboo stroller in the other, I am now checking out second hand sales, mom to mom sales, craigslist and kijiji. Armed with the seasonal trends seared in my mind, I leap and bound to alternative shops to save the fashion day for me and my kids. Which brings me to my point, if fashion is one of your passions, don’t let budget worries get in your way because there are ways to get fabulous fashion for less, as long as you’re creative.
Here are some of my favourite spring 2011 trends for toddlers. And if you’re now buying second hand clothing like me, remember what Lee Milton said, “people seldom notice old clothes if you wear a big smile”!

Here are some cute fashions for spring 2011 that would work well regardless of your budget.

Ciao Bella!


  1. Hey there,

    Thanks for stopping by…am following you back and will definitely check out your bloghop going forward!

    From one fashionista to another…


  2. I am certainly a bargain hunter! I love these clothes. Following you from the Finding New Friends Weekend Blog Hop! Would love it if you LIKE my page:

  3. New follower from the blog hop, hope you’ll follow me back 🙂

  4. Ah! Life as a SAHM must be fun – and hard at the same time! What a cute blog – and I LOVE these pictures – so fashionable!

  5. Blog hopping from last weekend (I know late) and hope that one of my blogs interests you too.

    I also do a weekend blog hop, you can link up your blog, twitter, FB, blog frog community etc every Friday-Sunday! blog hop here!


  6. I think I have a bit of the drahness in my kids fashion. I totally need a shake up! So glad the boy already go to school 🙂

    Very nice blog.

    I’m following you.

    Enjoy the rest of your week.

  7. Love this! I have three kiddos and I love when I get great hand me downs, I know that doesn’t really count as “buying” second hand but I’ve got some pretty chic friends. 🙂 Thanks for the tips. I’ve never tried the kijiji site, I really need to check it out.
    I’m gladly a new follower from the I heart Blogging hop.

    • Hand me downs are the best aren’t they Liz! I have been known to check out my friends older kids clothes and verbally appreciate how cute certain outfits are…hint, hint (lol)!-)

  8. OK… I’m wearing a big smile! 🙂
    LUV your blog. Worked forever, love my family, four years new to being a SAHM. Wow… life can be interesting.
    Cute blog!
    Thanks for following mine!

    • I totally agree that life as a SAHM can be interesting. Whether it’s your kids covering each other and themselves in washable marker or slicking back their hair with their hands covered in tomato sauce, life with little ones is rewarding and interesting all at once.

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