As soon as I arrived (and got Callum loaded into the stroller with snacks galore) I made my way to the back of the field house to scan the racks of clothes. This season I was looking for 4T . . . OMG can we just pause a minute to let that one sink in?!?!?! OK, I'm back . . . holy moly there were so many racks of clothes for this size. I spent a good 15 minutes looking through almost every single item and then realized there was another side full of clothes. I scanned that one much faster because I was literally dripping with sweat!
I found some pretty great stuff (per usual), and I'm convinced I hit the outerwear lottery this year. I found two lightweight jackets and a puffy vest ('cause we all know mama loves her little man in a puffy vest) for $15.00 . . . TOTAL! I also grabbed a handful of long sleeve shirts for play/preschool and another pair of jeans. I'm so proud of myself for sticking to the plan (although I strayed a little off budget this year). And for those of you who know me well . . . I only got 4 items that were Gap : (
I also checked the rack of Halloween costumes, and with the exception of a Buzz Lightyear costume that I put in my bag and then put back, the selection for little boys was a tad disappointing. No shortage of frilly tutus though . . . if that's what you're looking for : )
At this point Callum and I needed to take a break because his cheeks were flushed and my forehead was glistening. Who knew that one little bottle of water I threw in the bag at the last minute would be so vital to my shopping success??? And who knew that I would only get one small sip before my kid guzzled the rest???
There was that awkward moment when I accused the lady behind me of skipping the line (find me a hole to crawl inside) although she was just meeting up with her husband who had saved a spot. I apologized no less than 10 times, and we ended up having a nice little discussion (although I still wanted to hide in an air-conditioned hole). She has shopped this sale for many years, and she said this year's sale had the most clothing items she had ever seen. Her daughter is now a teenager and she was excited about the items she found in her size. So there ya go . . . it's not just for little kids : )
Overall I had a great experience, and I can't wait to go to the sale in Stafford later this season . . . and I have a new appreciation for air conditioning! BIG THUMBS UP!!!
You can click HERE to read about some of my other consignment finds this year.
And did I mention that I also blog for Fredericksburg Parent and Family?!?!?! You can click HERE to read my other blog Past the Playground about all my family's adventures in and around Fredericksburg.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!!!