One trick of thrifting is riding the fine line between only buying things you need, and buying things ahead so you'll have them when you need them. I do buy ahead for both kids when I find things I know they'll use in the next season or two. I limit myself to one bin for each kid and another for shoes and boots. I also go through them regularly to make sure I know what I have on hand, and clean out anything I don't think we'll use.
I went to Goodwill and found some cute things for Punky that won't work for her this winter, but I can stash them away for summer or another year.
A fun little Gap dress.
This adorable top from Papo d'Anjo, a brand I had never heard of before. It's a high-end kids line named after a traditional Portugese egg yolk dessert, that I kind of want to try now.
A Naartjie sundress, that I'm not crazy about, but I think Punky will love to wear on a hot summer day. I just found out that Naartjie went out of business, so maybe I'm not the only one who wasn't a fan of the over-the-top frilliness
An adorable Mini Boden applique shirt.
A Mini Boden pointelle t-shirt. Both Mini Boden shirts are size 9-10, which is a long way off, but they are really nice looking so I felt they would be worth it.
Gap dress 3.99
Papo d'Anjo top 3.99
Naartjie sundress 2.99
Pink Applique Mini Boden top 2.99
Pink Pointelle Mini Boden top 2.99
And if I had waited to buy these until Goodwill's Toddler Thursday, all this would have been 50% off, but alas, I had to scoop them up while I had the chance.
Total cost: 16.95
Total time in store: 20 minutes (sometimes it doesn't take long)