Oh dear. I’ve done something crazy. I don’t know what came over me and I’m starting to wonder if it was a mistake.
I’ve… bought a ridiculously expensive skirt for my toddler.
Yes, me. The mum who harps on about not spending much on kids’ clothes. The mum who sings the praises of Sainsbury’s and F+F. The mum who secretly and silently sneers at kids wearing designer clothes (which I fully realise is ridiculous – it’s reverse snobbery and I’d never sneer at a parent who dressed their child in hand-me-downs so why is it OK to do the reverse?)
When you see the skirt, I think you’ll understand. OK, ready? Here it is…
5 reasons why buying this skirt was a fantastic idea (stay with me here):
- It was in the sale. Originally £51 (seriously – £51. Surely only Victoria Beckham would spend that much on a toddler skirt?) I saved a whopping £20.50 on it. That’s thrifty spending.
- I bought it for her to wear to her 2nd birthday party, so it’s a special occasion that requires a special outfit.
- It’s SO DAMN CUTE.
- It’s age 2-3 so it’ll last her a whole year. And I’ll make her wear it to every party she goes to. And on Christmas Day. And Boxing Day.
- I could have (and very nearly did) buy her the matching t-shirt too, but even I couldn’t stomach that. So I saved another £20. Hoorah!
What’s the most you’ve ever spent on kids’ clothing? (Do share, it’ll make me feel less guilty.)
What a cute little skirt – can we borrow it when Grace has outgrown it please? Can’t believe she’ll be two soon!
Of course. I’ll reserve it for Anya – I can just see her twirling around in it! x
I don’t want to love the tutu but i do.
I tend to buy Son a couple of pair of winter trousers at Boden, I love their lined combat trousers but at £25 a pair they are more expensive than most of my wardrobe these days!!
That makes me feel better. Mind you at least your expensive buy is practical! This? Is not!
I bought my daughter a tutu skirt from Angel’s Face one Christmas. It cost me an utter fortune, but two years later, she still wears it all the time. On a cost per wear basis, it was the bargain I just didn’t expect, so I don’t regret it. Plus, it’s just so gorgeous, I can’t help but smile when she wears it with so much joy…
Oh it is rather lovely though isn’t it?! I don’t think £30 is a massive overspend, if it’s done only rarely. I don’t tend to buy my daughter many clothes as she gets so many given to her as presents by her grandparents or hand-me-downs from friends and family (which are in pretty much brand new condition). So when I do buy her something, it’s often something frivolous that she doesn’t REALLY need but which I love. I think my most was a £150 splurge at Boden. But we shan’t mention that.
I’ve never bought anything from
Boden. I nearly did last year -an owl dress for her 1st birthday – but then spotted that there was a 7 week delay before it was back in stock and got so annoyed with the ridiculousness of them not maintaining their stock levels properly (to create “demand” I presume) that I’ve never been back on the website.
Ahh that’s gorgeous, the perfect little girls skirt for twirling! I’m guilty of spending a small fortune on clothes for my little man – they tend to keep a fair re-sale value if you keep them in good nick though 🙂 x
I am ashamed to admit we brought Lola, aged 2, a All Saints Coat which cost a whopping £95. I know. I know. Have you seen the angels face pettiskirts (Juicy Tots sells them) Lola has one, and they are divine. (see her one here: http://followgram.me/i/170396196292158236_5676175) – they aren’t the cheapest but Lola LOVES hers, so it’s had a lot of wear!
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My girls adore pettiskirts too, they are twins and have four each. They look absolutely gorgeous when they are layered; like a walking knickerbocker glory. My secret? Straight from the chinese manufacturers for £6 each. 🙂