This sale comes around twice a year apparently, but this was my first time to go...I usually hit up the Munchkin Market in Monroe. This was MUCH bigger and better than Munchkin Market (which was a few weeks ago...I got a ladybug smocked dress and 2 Kelly's Kids dresses for $33!). It was at the Ruston Civic Center and I think I saw everyone I knew from Ruston...my friends, my sister's friends, my mom's friends, my brother's friend's wives...everyone. If you volunteer to work 4 hours, you get to shop before anyone else...which, of course, I did! I bought all of these clothes and 3 big fun toys for $130!!! Doesn't get any better than that! (By the way, Avie wears her smocked things to daycare...yeah, you probably think I'm crazy, but all the kids do and I realized I'm actually getting my money's worth by letting her wear them more than just on weekends and to church...sure, the Rosalina dressy ones are for church only...) And the cute thing is...Avie grins and gets so excited when I show her the things I've bought her. It's like she knows..."I'm gonna be so cute in that!"...hahaha!
She still wears 12 m and is almost exclusively in 18 m but I predict 24 m-2T to be just around the corner...maybe Christmas time even! Smocked dresses only make a big difference in size according to the length. The sleeves and neck of a 24 m would be fine right now as long as I hem it up a couple of inches and then let it out as the grows. So these dresses could last me a long time! She has like SIX Christmas dresses already, so I wasn't in the market for that last night.
I'm not sure this dress has ever been worn. It looks brand new...10 bucks!
I love cupcake clothes!
Just look at the detail on the sleeves...
And, yes, my child MUST have all festive holiday clothes. Here is an outfit for the month of November...10 bucks...
I love the embroidery on this...
And, yes, Thanksgiving is at our hunting camp every year, but my child is not in the run-around-and-get-dirty stage yet, so I will be putting her in her new smocked turkey dress this year! $16
Adorable brown corduroy dress...the white color is trimmed in light pink ric-rac. I will for-sure be monogramming her initials on this! $8!!!
Ok, I don't know about you girls, by Avie's smocked clothing does NOT go in the dryer. Apparently, this outfit did (seemed a little mis-shapen)...but, all it needs is a good ironing and it will be fine! Smocked pants set with ballet slipper and ballerina outfits...$3!
And I'm thinking this one went in the dryer too...it looks tiny, but it's an 18m. I will be letting the hem out and she'll wear this on Halloween...and probably several times in the month of October...$10!
And I definitely saved the best for last. This is a blue corduroy polka dotted smocked cinderella jumper. It's pants, but you can't see that part...apparently I accidentally deleted that pic! It is in perfect condition and I fell in love with it when I was working Wednesday (organizing clothes before the sale started) and was determined to be the first to grab it when they let us shop! I thought someone else had already gotten it, but I was the only one looking in the 24m-2T so I knew I just wasn't searching hard enough...I eventually found it! I can't wait to see this on her. It was only $25!
Here is one of the toys I got her. My friends Dallas and Paige's little girl Emma has this and Avie loved it at Emma's birthday party. $8. Mom got one for her house too!
And I got her this toy rocking horse because she LOVES the one at the Jungle Gym. It doesn't look exactly like this, but pretty much...the horsie's head just looks different. Avie has a real wooden rocking horse her grandaddy made her way before she was born but it's too big for her right now. This was only $6!
And then THIS toy looked way too much fun! It's a sit-to-stand dance tower. This is one toy we may have to drag Aunt Tata away from...
And my mama got this for her house. It is adorable! Chad and I almost bought one of these for Avie's birthday, but it looks as if she'll outgrow it in no time (it's only about 3.5 ft high) so Emmy and Tim got her a swing to hang from the patio and we got her a slide. This thing is $120 + shipping (not sold in stores) and mom got it for $30! It's in great shape, too!
Emmy and I both consigned this year...she put in a lot of stuff and I put in a bunch of pillowcase dresses, appliqued burp cloths, and covered wipee cases I had made. We had so much fun shopping yesterday! We get our early shopping passes and then 2 guest early shopping passes which I gave to a couple of friends and Magan (one of them) found some cute things for her little Nolan too! The public sale started today and goes through tomorrow night, so yall get over there! They had a TON of stuff!