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(Completely unnecessary disclaimer:  This is NOT a sponsored post nor did Kohl’s ask me to write it nor is anyone twisting my arm to type this here story about a shopping cart.  I’m just sharing because I had a little too much browsing-while-nursing time this week, I personally love shopping at Kohl’s (their Lauren Conrad collection is the bomb), and I happened to stumble on a great deal you might want to know about.  However, I did put some affiliate links down below on items I’m contemplating on purchasing.  Read on.)

I’m not a huge online clothing shopper for myself.  I feel like I have a hard time finding things that fit in stores much less online; you know, taking the gamble of buying online only to find out what I ordered doesn’t fit.  That alone isn’t the biggest deal though.  It’s the shipping costs that terrify me.  I only spend about $10-20 a month on clothing for myself so paying to have something shipped to me to find out it doesn’t work sounds like a fun or fruitful game I want to play.  #not  The kids however?  I could shop for them online all day because they fit into most things.  Which is why I have a whole shopping cart full of stuff for the fall for the girls over at kohls.com.  And it’s just sitting there until I figure out how to narrow it down or decide to just splurge and grab it all.  Why do you care?  Well you probably don’t.  But, you might be impressed at the numbers.  Let me explain.  But first, let’s dive into my cart contents, shall we?  (All prices are current as of today, 8.11.2016.)  

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1 // chambray tunic + leggings set  The set is $13.99 in baby & $16.80 in toddler.  I mean, how cute would it be to match all three girls?  My pre-kids self would’ve said not cute at all; only overboard.  But now I’d show a enthusiastic thumbs up!  So, that means I’ve got three of these in the cart.  The leggings aren’t necessarily ones I’d pick up were they sold separately even though they’re cute but I love, love, love the chambray top.  It’s simple with a touch of flair in the added pockets (my style in a few words) and could be paired with skirts and pants galore.  I could dress the girls in chambray everyday and be totally ok with it.   

2 // horse print skater dress  Cost:  $15.60 in toddler.  Maybe it’s the plethora of girls and therefore, the everlasting flow of pink we’ve got going on, but I’m personally sick of the color as far as baby clothes go.  However, this dress gets me.  It’s not a gaudy shade of pink, which helps it’s case in my book, but the prettiest shade of light pink.  Paired with the splatter of horses makes it *sigh*, I want it.  Put a tiny jean vest over it and an olive green infinity scarf ‘round the neck and we’ve got a mini fashionista on our hands. 

3 // printed leggings  Cost:  $6 in baby & $7 in toddler.  This print had me at hello.  Floral is hit-or-miss with me but this one is a definite hit.  It’d be super cute with the chambray top of #1 and many a graphic tee.

4 // pull-on ribbed waistband jeans  Cost:  $13 in toddler.  My girls aren’t huge fans of jeans.  They’re too restricting.  I guess the whole of the human race, or at least the women in it, might echo that sentiment.  There aren’t thousands of yoga pants memes for nothing, right?  But, with a comfy waistband and a cycle with some fabric softener, these ones might make them think twice.  Jeans go with everything but I snagged a couple of little red sweatshirts on clearance awhile ago that I’d love to pair with these.  Roll up the hems a little, put some booties on them, and I just might squeeze them to death.  ;)

5 // olive button-down & floral leggings set  Cost:  $13.99 in baby & $17.99 in toddler.  More of the dreaded pink in the leggings but they’re actually really cute with the olive green tunic.  Green is my favorite color and I especially love it in it’s muted shades like this.  I’ve got this in sizes to fit all three girls so, once again, it’d be the cutest ever match fest.  A fluffy ivory scarf and/or an ivory puffy vest would put this one over the edge, no?

6 // feather jumpsuit  Cost:  $11.99 in baby.  I’ve bought Gianna two outfits since she was born and one of them is her Halloween costume.  This might be the third thing.  I LOVE rompers and jumpsuits and the print on this one made me put it in my cart a second after seeing it.  That’s also known as an impulse buy.  But it’s just so cute though…

7 // kayla toddler girls’ boots  Cost:  $29.99.  I get (or grandma gets) the girls a pair of boots every year for the colder months and this year, I think I’ll skip the calf boots for some shorter booties.  I absolutely hated booties a couple of years ago and couldn’t understand why anyone would wear them but I’ve grown to love them and in small sizes, they’re even cuter.  I love these but then today I stumbled upon these booties over at carters.com and I think I like them even more.  Decisions, decisions.

So here’s the cost breakdown:
It’s $256.85 with no discounts, $246.85 with a $10 off coupon (we got in the mail), and then $172.79 with an extra 30% off mail coupon (the benefit of being a Kohl’s credit card owner…so worth it).  So that’s $173 (not including tax) for 16 different items (22 items if you separate the leggings + tops sets and remember, I have to at least buy double so that’s where that big number comes from) PLUS, we earn $30 in Kohl’s cash to be used another time.  I mean, that’s a pretty fantastic deal for all those clothes, right?  And this is coming from the mom who has probably only spent about $300 to clothe all four of her kids within their lifetimes so far (that number would be a bit higher if I didn’t account for gifted clothing of which we’ve recieved a lot).

Ack!  What’s a mom to do?  The 30% off coupon is good until the 14th so I’ve got a few days to decide what to deck the girls in from my digital pile-up.

Old Navy has some really cute stuff for girls on clearance right now too!  I had to force myself to close the window because it’s all just so tempting…but I did manage to sneak two of these dresses into my cart first.  I haven’t pulled out the plastic yet though because I have commitment issues and a budget to check first. 

One thing is for certain, I’ve been gathering lots of inspiration seeing all these cute clothes and my sewing machine is begging to make some little girls clothes.  Better get on that.  Leggings, maxi dresses, cute floral sweatpants, mini infiniti scarves, and more kimonos – they’re all calling my name.

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  1. This post could not have come at a better time as I have a new niece about to arrive and I have been so disappointed in the baby girl clothes at my normal haunts. All I want is something cute with no animal print or "Daddy's Little Princess" on it, and that's apparently too much to ask. Thanks so much for the tip!

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  2. Love this post! Just so you know, my mom gave my daughter outfit #5. It is *really* cute (feminine, without being prissy), BUT (!!!) the olive tunic wrinkles like CRAZY. And I am not into ironing toddler clothes.

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    1. No way!! Bummer! I'm with you - there's no time in the day for ironing toddler clothes. That's just silly. Thanks for the heads up Sarah!

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  3. I always feel this way. I love looking at kids clothes online and filling up online shopping carts but I rarely go through with my purchases. I find such great things at goodwill, garage sales, consignment sales (on deep discount days) and FB groups that I can't ever pull the trigger on new stuff. I figure I will save the money for when my girls actually have an opinion on what they wear!

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    1. Yes! I wholeheartedly agree! Secondhand is always a better bargain! I'll shop that way for Sebastian and Gianna until I drop but it's hard to do that with the twins. Occassionally, I'll get lucky and snag some twin stuff at consignment but, if I want them to match or coordinate, I usually have to go the new route. Thankfully, they've gotten so many clothes as gifts that I really haven't had to shop for them though. :)

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  4. When your latest post came up in bloglovin, I saw the outfits in your picture and thought, "Oh, this must be a capsule wardrobe post. I'd wear most of that!" Then I realized it was children's fashion. Oops. Does Kohl's do Mommy & Me styling? :)

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    1. Haha! That is awesome. I'm totally there with ya!

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  5. I love Kohls....and their clearance racks. What is funny, consignments and second hand are almost always quite a bit more expensive here than clearance racks. I love Old Navy for my Gianna. My son is a bit trickier (super tall and skinny) but I love planning outfits. Garanimals is another great coordinating brand (Walmart). We wore it as kids and I have a few pieces....and everything matches which makes me sooooo happy.

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    1. Oh yes, their clearance racks are amazing! I haven't had a chance in the past few years with kids to go troll through them though and I miss it! I'll have to check Garanimals out at Walmart!

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  6. Totally get the appeal of ordering online- BUT if you go in the store you can use the $10 off $40 multiple times to save even more! At the kiosk the order is always free shipping no matter the total so I may have been known to stand there plugging in multiple orders ��

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    1. Whoa! You're so smart! Thanks for the tip!

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