Monday, February 28, 2011

Southern Style, Bargain Budget

Has it really been a week since my last post? With Rob & my parents both out of town, I was rocking life as a single mom last week and it didn't leave much time for anything else! Everyone is back home now & we're falling back into our old routines.

I've posted before about my love of kids' clothes-- specifically smocked jon-jons. (I had several people ask after the last post, "What is a jon-jon?". It's just a shortall that was made famous when JFK, Jr. wore them as a little boy-- in addition to being really popular in the South, they're also worn in a lot of coastal/island towns like Martha's Vineyard.) These things can just get so expensive and the little guy will grow out of them so quickly that it seems absurd to pay full price for these clothes. They're just so. damn. cute. So, I have to find a way to get the clothes I want, without spending a fortune-- end of season sales and consignment sales have been my best bet to find a good bargain.

I don't think I ever posted a pic of Liam's first jon-jon! Bought at a 60% off sale, this little smocked gingerbread man was Liam's outfit for all of our Christmas parties & family get- togethers. He wore a white turtleneck and white knee socks with white shoes. So sweet.

I picked up this green gingham Easter bubble at a local kids' consignment sale a few weeks ago-- $20 & it doesn't look like it was ever even worn! Can't wait to see him in it on Easter morning with a white cardigan and white knee socks & shoes.

*swoon* This one came from an end of summer sale before Liam was even born-- my mom found it in SC and it was 60% off! It's a little bit big, but will be perfect in another month or two once it's permanently warm. My heart skips a beat every time I look at this pic.

We're taking a family beach trip in August and I can't wait to see my little man playing in the sand in this sweet smocked crab jon-jon. $20 at a consignment sale-- excellent condition.

This one is just so cute, I squealed when I saw it. I love lime green and the piping on this smocked stocking bubble is precious. The white corduroy is so dreamy and I can't wait to pair it with a lime cardigan and white knee socks and shoes. While I plan on dressing Liam in jon-jons as long as I can get away with it, I think that Christmas 2011 is probably the last time I can get away with putting him in a bubble. $20 at a consignment sale and it looks brand new!

I've been so excited to find such great deals on sweet stuff for Liam to wear! While Rob unfortunately thinks that most of these outfits look like Liam's wearing a dress (I'll give him that on the bubble...) I think that they are so sweet and are such a tribute to Liam being little. He can wear shorts and t-shirts for the rest of his life, but he'll only wear these outfits when he's a baby and toddler. He's growing up so fast-- I'll try to keep him little as long as I can!


  1. As an unrepentant prep, I also love jon-jons. And that blue one with the crabs....I. WANT. IT!

    You are making me seriously hope Smudgie is a little boy :)

  2. Love them, I hope I am as lucky at St Louis sales coming up! :)