A few months ago, Goodwill Industries contacted me about doing a little back to school shopping for Claire in their stores. It seemed like a natural fit, since I'd been going there for years whenever I felt like doing a little shopping but didn't quite have the budget to fit a random day browsing Anthropologie. I also had quite a list for Claire, so we decided to take her with - she's very particular about her clothes! For example, she totally vetoed the pink tutu I'm holding up above.
What we ended up with - this cute turtleneck and skirt combo - I'll pair it with knee high socks! We also grabbed two sleepers in her size, because is it just me or are children CONSTANTLY growing out of pajamas?!
We don't have a Halloween costume nailed down for sure yet, but I mostly picked these up for her to play dress up in! The quality is pretty nice for the price and she's in a major "princess" phase so extra tutus never hurt!
She also asked for THIS THING which i vetoed, but I did say yes to a $1 teapot.
Last but not least - NEVER ever go to Goodwill without perusing the glassware. Here is the thing, there are about a million people each day inheriting their grandmother's china and crystal and sadly, they often don't have somewhere good to put it. Or they don't entertain. Or they own 6 large dogs. WHATEVER. Those people are taking those treasures to the Goodwill - and then Anthropologie knocks those vintage treasures off and sells them for approximately $20 a glass. I don't always score, but it's my most winning category for sure. This weekend, I hit the jackpot! Those rose colored coupes (for $1 each,) perfect for champs or even better - sorbet topped with champs - may be my all time favorite find.
Long story short, when your kids inevitably needs pajamas, school clothes, a Halloween costume, or YOU have a party and are short a few champagne classes, hit up your local Goodwill. It's like treasure hunting, and I think you'll strike gold :)
ps - I was provided with shopping vouchers for creating content for this post, but all opinions and thoughts are completely my own!