Monday, September 22, 2008

Fall Fashion Finds

A new season brings the excitement of new clothing options, but along with the fun comes the challenge of dressing children on a budget. Although I love shopping at trunk shows and trendy boutiques as much as the next mom, I also enjoy finding ways to achieve the latest looks for less. Here are some of my favorite fall fashion finds for the girls so far this year.

The girls are sporting new hair bows in all these photos. I found a variety of reversible polka dotted ribbons at The Ribbon Spot. Register as a new customer to claim 10 percent off your first order here.


These interlock frill bottom pants from Monag are sure to be among our favorites this season. Available in a variety of colors, you'll find these pants in sizes 3 to 18 months for $10.25, and sizes 2 to 6 for $12.75. Monag offers premium quality blanks in infant, youth and adult sizes. And shipping is free for retail orders over $75.


Here turquoise frill bottom pants from Monag are paired with pink polka dotted tops from Wal-Mart. Priced at $3.50 each, knit tops and bottoms from Wal-Mart are a great value.


Monograms dress up solid and polka dotted tops from Wal-Mart. The pink tops are paired with brown polka dotted pants, also from Wal-Mart. Turquoise frill bottom pants from Monag.


Local sewing shops can be a great resource for quality clothing. Beth's Heirloom Sewing at 860 Blake Road in Wetumpka (334-514-2448) offers the same brand of tees as Hollywood Baby, but the prices are much lower. With a recent buy-2-get-1-free offer, you could get three long-sleeve tees for $34 at Beth's. Above, Emma sports a soft pink short-sleeved tee from Beth's and pink knit pants from Wal-Mart.


Above, an applique from eBay store Kabo Designs dresses up Mary Ashley's white long-sleeved tee from Beth's and pink knit pants from Wal-Mart. Kabo Designs is offering a buy-2-get-1-free sale on embroidery designs. Plus, get free delivery of embroidery designs by choosing e-mail delivery through Kabo's classified ad listing.

Do you have a fall fashion find you would like to share?

12 comments:

Judy said...

Thanks Melissa for the shopping tips! As a MiMi who likes to spoil her grandchildren I'm always looking for cute clothes and especially love anything monogrammed for them! Where do you take your things for monogramming?

As usual, the girls are precious!

Judy

Melissa Lester said...

I usually take them to my dining room. Ha! I have a sewing and embroidery machine, so that does makes monogramming easier. Friends have told me they use U Name It, and one just told me she got a good deal of an applique monogram at Pea in the Pod. (I thought Pea in the Pod had closed, but she said they have relocated near the Rave theater.)

Leah said...

Precious! We have some of those same knits from Wal-Mart!

Jennie said...

I love to try to dress my kids fashionably but for less... thanks for the ideas... I like to take simple inexpensive tops and either have them embroidered or put appliques on them... I have a tutorial on my site for the appliques if you would like to try it out for your girls... your girls are beautiful

maryanne420 said...

very adorable clothes. your girls look very stylish!

Karin @ 6ByHisDesign said...

VERY cute --- now, did you photograph those girls over several days, or did they truly tolerate all that dress-up and photography?? And HOW do you keep your girls' bows in their hair? Mine BOTH pull them out as soon as they go in --- and Baby S either needs a haircut OR she needs to tolerate those hair dohickies I keep trying to glue to her head.

Melissa Lester said...

The girls actually tried on all those clothes for me yesterday after church. I knew better than to ask my boys to try on anything, but the girls enjoy modeling new outfits. And they are pretty well trained to keeping bows in while we are out, but Emma is ready to take hers out as soon as we get home.

Gramma 2 Many said...

I love all of it. Especially that the girls look so cute even in Wal-Mart. You do not have to spend big bucks to have cute clothes for little ones who grow so fast. Good job!!!

sweeter and the bubbas said...

DARLING!! Great finds! -):

Meredith Teagarden said...

Oh my gosh your daughters are GORGEOUS! I have to think about the question...

Debbie said...

Melissa!!! Are you kidding me??? This is a catalogue!!! They look like they are modelling for a catalogue. Get them signed up now!

Judy said...

Okay, now you're really in trouble! After Shannon checked out this post, WE (separately) went to WM and Dillards and stocked up on cute tops and pants. We got the cutest set at Dillards - pink top and brown pants with pink polka dots. Today (Sat) we took tops to U Name It for monogramming.....I love that store and could spend hours (and $$ in there). I'll try and take some pics of Taylor sporting her new duds in the next week or so....or you might see her around Wetumpka with her cute little clothes....

Oh, I also saw the green plate with hot pink ribbon at U Name It...just gorgeous!

Judy

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