A friend at church told me recently about this blog called Kelly's Korner because this woman, Kelly, recently had a miracle baby girl named Harper. Their family's testimony is so awesome, and I would encourage you to read her blog beginning in January about their journey and how God once again proved Himself to be the Faithful Father that I know He is! It was very encouraging to read her story in light of the journey God has us on and the miracle we believe He has in store for our baby Anniston!
Well, today, she posted a cute lesson in recession fashion and asked for her readers to post our own recession clothes-purchasing tips if we would like, so I thought I would give it a try! Okay, I am NOT even close to being the style source when it comes to maternity fashion (makes me laugh just to think about it), but I do have a few suggestions or ideas that have helped me so far, and I thought if any of you had any more tips you could share with me to help a friend out, you could do that as well :).
1. Shop less expensive venues. No brainer, right? If I have acquired the least bit of knowledge the past few months, I have learned that maternity clothes are EXPENSIVE!! TJ Maxx and Target have become my favorite places to shop!
2. Stay SIMPLE. Kelly mentioned this in her post too...buy basic items that can be dressed up or down with accessories. I LOVE cardigans and think they're a great way to change the look of a basic top or dress.
3. Don't shop just in the maternity section or store. Buying larger, regular clothes is a great way to not break the bank; plus, it will hopefully give me some nice options for after Anniston's here and before I lose the baby weight.
4. Buy longer shirts. If they're going to shrink up as I grow out, I will *fingers crossed* be able to wear them for a longer amount of time.
5. Use Coupon Codes. I have acquired a love for these discounts since I shop some for maternity clothes online. Just search Google for coupon codes at whatever store you want to buy from, and see what pops up! You might be surprised. Often, you can at least save on shipping, especially at the larger department stores' websites (a nice bonus when you'd rather be propping your feet up eating a big bowl of ice cream instead of trudging through several stores).
Not the best tips, but honestly, I'm selfishly hoping for your insight to assist me!!