Questions About Funky Baby Clothes Cheap

Charles asks…

Any advice when shopping at used clothing stores?

Adam answers:

Save Money

1. Obviously used stuff is not going to be as much money as new stuff. BUT WAIT!!! At some second hand stores you can actually find new stuff too! Yes sir, and/or madam, you can find some new stuff at second hand stores. Often times clothing stores need to unload their seasonal clothing so do so in exchange for a tax donation receipt to a second hand store. Or some folks buy stuff they do not bother wearing, and they take it to the second hand stop. Let us not forget about the people who got gifts they never wore then snuck out the door to the second hand store. Yup, you can find some new stuff there too among the used stuff… Clothing and more.

You can save a small fortune buying from these stores, filling you closet and house with excellent items that somebody else was finished with or did not need to begin with. If you need something, you should always check a few of the second hand stores first… After a while you will find some stores are better than others, Often the bigger stores get more stuff, and more of the newer stuff. I do not think “stuff” is a correct word, but you get the point.

If you have a new baby, this is a great place to find baby clothes. Babies out grow clothing very fast so most is like new. Babies do not require “perfectly” new stuff, so you can save a bundle by shopping at second hand stores for your baby, and even, children’s clothing and toys.

2. Save the Planet

Sure, if you buy used items it means everything already had a useful life, and basically if it was not in the store it would be in the garbage. Plus by buying from the second hand shop you are not creating a NEED for somebody to go and chop down some trees to make you something you probably didn’t really need anyhow. No factory is paying somebody 5 cents a day to make you that shirt, polluting the sky as they do. You saved the planet, pat yourself on the back, or if you cannot reach your back, pat yourself on the front.

But don’t stop there… YOU can also take your used or unwanted items (providing they are clean and in good condition) to a second hand store so they can go to a new home rather than to the landfill. It is a great way to recycle things you have tired of or outgrew.

3. Cool Finds

Oh yeah, you can find good cool stuff at second hand shops. Things people brought back from their holiday to Tasmania twenty years ago. Vintage clothing, REAL vintage clothing, not modern stuff made to look old, but the real deal. You won’t be wearing the same thing as everyone else because many times your finds are so unique, nobody else has it for miles (or years).
You can often find videos and CDs that you cannot find in stores any more. We must not forget Halloween costume ideas, or ideas for any theme party. Even cheap furniture for that College apartment.

4. It is Fun

Even if you do not buy anything, checking out all the unusual items is pretty cool. Trying on some of the more funky vintage items is kinda fun. Nothing is better than looking at somebody else’s used clothing and saying “WOW, I cannot believe anyone would wear this!”. Except for the feeling when you plunk down $5 to buy it yourself.

5. Support Charity

Not all Second hand stores support charity but some do… In such a way you can feel good that your money it not going to some power hungry company, but is actually going to do some good in the world. Most second hand shops where the profits go for charity have the name of the charity posted or are run by the charity itself.

Sharon asks…

I need some real clothes! HELP!?

I get my clothes every now and then and I have grown out of most of my clothes. My parents dont want to buy me a whole expensive wardrobe and I have no money because I buy my own stuff and my parents borrow it sometimes. How do I convince them I need some clothes that actually fit?? Instead of baby clothes that squeeze me and jeans that go up to my ankles. If i sound spoiled tell me but i think this is reasonable right? I mean I need some new clothes but My parents are hard to convince and I feel bad making them spend money on all my crap

Adam answers:

There is always Craigslist or Ebay. Craigslist you can get things for free, there’s an entire section for it. You just have to make sure they are the right sizes. Also if you want to be green you can cut and re-sow your clothes to make them look trendy and high end. That’s really coming in now. Stenciling and painting on cheap plain colored shirts always looks great. Vintage stores are also reasonably cheap and they have funky and cool looks.

Helen asks…

post pregnancy garments or girdles?

my friend just told me the other day that she has been wearing a girdle after her baby was born and it helped her stomach shrink. i have been looking them up but have found them to be very expensive. any info on wear i can buy them cheap.and info on people who have tried it.i am now 2 mos post pregnancy so i hope it is not too late.

Adam answers:

I did the same after all five of my babies. There are the kind that you just pull up. They are not heavy boned type. (not the kind you tie) Walmart has them. I wouldn’t say it helped loose the weight, but it did give me a confidence boost when i could wear normal clothes again without that funky sag you always have after a baby. I think I paid round $25 for a cheap one and up to 100 for a real expensive one. Another great miracle worker is SPANX!!!!! Lots of celebs wear them too!

Mark asks…

Any good stores to buy cute/cheap clothes for back to school? (Girls; Austin, Tx; Sophomore 2012-2013)?

My freshman year wardrobe was just horrible! I basically rocked the homeless look all year long!! -.-
I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions of where I can buy back to school clothes for a pretty cheap price, since I’m about to start my sophomore year. My mom’s a single mom of 4 and I really hate making her spend lots of money. I’m 15, so I can’t work yet, which doesn’t help the money situation. I live in Austin, Tx. if that helps.
Honestly, I’m open to any suggestions on what clothes to buy bc I just buy what ever, but I want to make my wardrobe better/cuter. What kinda tops/bottoms/shoes should I get? What clothes should I buy that I’ll be able to dress up or down with? I want to stop buying clothes that I can only wear for certain occasions or that I’ll only wear once or twice a year.
I wanna buy clothes that’s for fall, winter, & spring. Any suggestions?
Sorry for all the questions, it’s just that I suck when it comes to being in style! What kind of shoes should I buy that’ll match with everything? Lazy days & dressed up days. Every year I buy shoes that I can only wear with certain outfits & I find myself dressing horribly bc of that! >.<

Once again, sorry for all the questions, but I'd appreciate it if y'all helped me be in style for my sophomore year! I'm trying to not exceed $100, but I guess I can work with what I get, since everything's so pricy now-a-days! Thanks so much for your time and help! 🙂

Links to cheap, cute outfits is much appreciated as well as stores in the Austin or surrounding area! 😀

Side note: Usually the styles I’m into are girly and/or floral, but then again I love the country style. I have cowgirl boots, so any outfits that’ll go with them & any other shoes would be great! 😀
One more thing, please keep in mind that I’m kinda chubby, so I’d appreciate suggestions of clothes that’ll actually look good & not make me look even more fat. lol

Adam answers:

I am a mother of a girl exactly your age who is also starting her soph year. Unfortunately, unlike you she doesn’t care how much her single mother spends. Lucky for you i am both thrifty and fashion forward. I suggest you go to your local thrift stores and spend the bulk of your money there.
You need to have at least one perfect pair of jeans but two is better(skinny and boot cut). If you are a little chubby, stay away from super low or even low cut waists-they will create that dreaded muffin top and it’s never attractive.
You also need a good coat that looks cute and keeps you warm. I say look for something that is unusual, funky, different but fits well and is comfy to wear. It will express personality and help u stand out. But be careful it isn’t too out there! That could bring u the wrong attention.
Get urself a pair of converse in a bright color that compliments the color of the jacket and the tops u get. Think contrast. If ur a girly girl, baby pink is great with most everything u might wear.
Make sure u have enuf tops and bottoms to dress for a week(bare minimum) without repeating anything except shoes and jacket. On a budget like urs that is do-able, and u should continue to add pieces whenever u can so u have more options. Make sure everything u buy fits u right! That is, not too tight(hoping u will fit it soon) or too loose. Try lots on to find what works (style/size) and stick with it.
Another thing, look for the best quality items so they will last longer and look better. Express ur personality but it’s best to stay away from super trendy things or too extreme cuz they won’t last long into the new school year. Remember everyone is figuring out who they are/want to be just like you so be confident and focus on ur goals. That is the best way to look great all year long!!
I hope this helps u. Let me know if u want more info or if u have any questions. Have a great year!!

Daniel asks…

Clothing Brands?

Hi guys,

I’m revamping my wardrobe and because i’m completely brand unaware i need some advice!

I’m a tomboyish teenage girl, what sort of clothing brands are about for me?

Thanks

Adam answers:

Ok if your kina a tomboy, then you dont want things too fitted. But you sill want to look like a girl. Heres how:
ill use some examples of stuff you can find in alot of places, shop for what you like not the brand.
The perfect jeans for a tomboy. An modern straight leg, with a little room. It doesnt look ugly with a bootcut or flare, and kina has a vintage feel, and i has to be lowrise.http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp;jsessionid=66CEF3559DCAD6A353BADC538F6AF879.app12-node6?itemdescription=true&itemCount=60&id=13868070&parentid=W_APP_JEANS&sortProperties=+product.marketingPriority,-product.startDate&navCount=3&navAction=poppush&color=
these babies right here. Gotta love em. Vintage feel, and comfty. They have to be too long for you. So that they slouch and scrunch at the bottom
other decent straight leg jeans:
http://www.ae.com/web/browse/product.jsp?catId=cat90120&productId=0431_7176(a little tighter but still good)
http://www.blnts.com/eng/productdetails/redirect.cfm?sectionID=b2c/style/productDetails.cfm&itemID=55638525448&&var=d&itemCategoryLevel1=180&itemCategoryLevel2=217&ckey=CA&place_holderID=25&number_results=12&IsShopbyFilter=Y&IsShopbyFilter=Y
you have to be fairly thin to pull off a straight leg jean. Especailly a less fitted one. If your chubby it might not work for you, but if your a tomboy, your probably into at least some kind of sports, and hopefully that keeps you thin.
The tank top: perfect ,layering peice, go to aeropostale and get a bunch of cheap ones, or oldnavy, get some of the rubbed ones, some of the plain cotton ones, and maybe one with some lace, no babydoll top style ones, they have to be fitted all the way through, but still comfty.
Now overtop of the tanks what shall we put you may ask???
Oversized cardigans! Gotta love em, so big and comfty. Ones like these:http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp;jsessionid=6CF1FA4DDBAA9AE8DF72576B96B84055.app12-node6?itemdescription=true&itemCount=60&id=13983317&parentid=W_APP_SWEATERS&sortProperties=+product.marketingPriority,-product.startDate&navCount=11&navAction=poppush&color=
http://store.americanapparel.ca/rsad402.html#i
or super V neck are good too, they can be a little on the big/comfty side, especailly if they are jersey cotton and will bunch and scrunch. Http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp;jsessionid=CC390AC7FE9E5982CB3ECE0226CA607B.app12-node6?itemdescription=true&itemCount=60&id=13452446&parentid=W_APP_2FOR&sortProperties=+product.marketingPriority,-product.startDate&navCount=35&navAction=poppush&color=
http://store.americanapparel.ca/6456w.html#i
shoes you can do alot with, some retro tennis shoes, flats or just some good old sneakers. Hoodies are good too. Just get some funkier oneshttp://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp;jsessionid=F60044875C19520109CAD8316841C853.app12-node6?itemdescription=true&itemCount=60&id=14212831&parentid=W_APP_HOODIES&sortProperties=+product.marketingPriority,-product.startDate&navCount=14&navAction=poppush&color= you know stuff with nice detailing
http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp;jsessionid=9B7721A8A441A11A045D4B9FEB9E3EA6.app12-node6?itemdescription=true&itemCount=60&id=14129886&parentid=W_APP_BLOUSES&sortProperties=+product.marketingPriority,-product.startDate&navCount=68&navAction=poppush&color=
also dont be afraid to bring back cowboys shirts, they are great too.

Other good bets are things that say boyfriend or oversizedor unisex,but no boyfreind jeans. Too baggy, this is how people who are tomboyish can look stylish, without tight fitting clothing, and still be stylish. Good places to look are
american apparel
urban outfitters
oldnavy
h&m
but really wherever you can find it is good enough.
Unisex stuff is great as well, like unisex skinny jeans, they wont be too fitting on girls, levis usually makes alot of pairs, but unisex tops are great too (american apparel!)

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