Cents of Style has a great clearance sale going on right now- Order anything from the massive clearance sale and use coupon code FREEEARRINGS and you will receive not only a pair of free earrings (they’ll choose something cool- trust me), but shipping is free too!
Here are a few of the MANY items that you will find on clearance:
Clothing, jewelry, belts, sunglasses, scarves, and shoes- All kinds of incredible deals!
Here are the sunglasses I bought:
The sale is valid through 10/6/19.. so get to shopping!
I received a free packet of labels, however all opinions of Mabel’s Labels are my own. If you click on the links in the post and make a purchase, I may be compensated- and that facilitates giveaways and the running of the blog!
While I was at Influential Summit over the weekend, I met with the nice folks at Mabel’s Labels. They gave each attendee a packet of their new Glitter Labels. LOVE IT! Fingers crossed, this will keep everyone’s mitts off my water bottle!
Henry has had Mabel’s Labels for his stuff for a few years. I really like them. I’m not a big fan of putting kids name on personal stuff where strangers can see it (I grew up in the days of after-school specials and heightened awareness of strangers), but I do recognize the need for labeling the stuff kids take to school. I use Mabel’s Labels inside Henry’s backpack, and right under the loop on the outside. That way it is identifiable , but when he has it on, no one can see the labeling. I also use them on his lunch box, pencil case, and inside his shoes. Mabel’s does make special shoe labels too!
We opt for labels in his clothes too when we are out in crowded public places (like Disneyland, the zoo, county fair). Even though Henry is 6, he is autistic and has problems remembering my phone number, and he can get distracted in crowds, or fixated on one thing and want to go back to it and wander off.
If pastels and glitter aren’t your thing, check this out- You can select other motifs and themes, and they have different fonts to suit your personality.
Last night I was pulling out the 24 month clothes for Bitty Bird, and making a pile of 18 month clothes that she had outgrown and I thought about how there were probably other moms (and dads) doing the same thing!
I try to keep clothing in the next size up for Bitty, but Lil’ Man hasn’t bee growing very much, just wearing his clothes out, so I only have a few outfits in the next size up for him. Everything lives in a tote in her bedroom. But don’t worry, she can’t get into it. It’s part of her changing table set up.
We rely on clothing swaps and hand-me-downs for the bulk of our kids clothes. There is no reason that you have to spend thousands of dollars on dressing your kids!
Here are some tips to how we save big on kids clothes:
Trade with friends!
We lucked out that a lot of our friends had girls about a year before Bitty was born. We received a bunch of hand me downs prior to her birth, and we continue to as well. This is great because I turn around and share them with friends who have kids after Bitty has grown out of them!
Handing down clothes or trading with friends is a great way to keep costs down and keep unwanted/outgrown clothes out of landfills!
Some of our favorite outfits have been hand me downs!
Check Craigslist Free Section!
I have found tons of clothes (not just for the kids) in the free section of Craiglist. People move, or don’t have time to sell or donate clothing they no longer want. Instead they post on Craigslist! I’ve scored Jack and Janie, Gymboree, and even Nordstrom brand kids clothes all for free!
Pathways Church Clothing Swap Takes place once a year.
Foothills Church Shop and Swap Once or twice a year
Miss Charity’s Closet Monthly swap at Sonrise Church 8805 N. Magnolia Ave Santee, CA 92071 (2nd Saturday of each month)
And these two, while not specifically clothing swaps, do have clothing available for those in need
The Closet on 54th: Open 3 times a month on a Tuesday, Thursday or Friday 11:00am to 2:00pm. Located at Calvary Lutheran Church, 3060 54th Street, San Diego, CA 92105. Men, womens, and childrens clothing.
Naomi’s Closet: at Santee United Methodist Church 8964 N. Magnolia St. Santee, CA 92071 Wednesdays 10 AM – 12 PM and every 1st & 3rd Saturday, 9 AM – 1 PM (ladies clothing only, men are not permitted)
Last night after separating and pulling out all of the outgrown clothes, I made two stacks. One was clothes to pass along to friends, and the second was clothes that were in play condition. A little wear, some staining, but still in ok shape (good for playing outside).
After years of Lil’ Man destroying shoes (Boys have some crazy super powers!), I wised up and started buying him better made shoes. They may be a little more expensive at the start, but they last so much longer that I’m saving money in the long run!
Reebok has a lot of great sales coming up! I’ll try to post about them as they go live!
Shop Your Way Rewards Members, check your emails for details on this new program! For every $50 you spend on shoes at Sears, you can begin to unlock special shoe points!*
(Those points can be redeemed exclusively on—you guessed it—more shoes!)
With the next $50 you spend on shoes, you’ll be rewarded with $5 in shoe points
( 5,000 points). Get started today! But it gets better.
If you’ve got kids, you know that you go through a lot shoes: feet grow, shoes get trashed, special occasions, and sometimes a shoe goes missing!
With all of the great sales and deals Sears has going on, it’s my go-to store for Lil’ Man’s shoes and clothes. Now I’ll earn even more for my usual shopping!