Jan 21, 2010

Favorite Places To Shop

Today I decided to join in the fun at Kelly's Korner and participate in this weeks "Show Us Your Life". Today the topic is "favorite places to shop". If there is one thing I like to do, it is shop, so I thought I would share some of my favorite places to shop. First off, I live in West Virginia and believe me when I tell you that we DO NOT have a alot of GOOD shopping here. I mean we have a Macey's and a Gap and a Gymboree for the kids and thats about it! Pretty sad,hu? I do at least 90% of my shopping on line and of course when we go out of town, I usually try to do some shopping then. Trust me, I am ALWAYS looking for a bargain and I hardly EVER buy anything if it is not on sale!


I mostly shop for my kids, I rarely ever buy anything for myself and buying for my kids is what makes me happy anyway! I do not like buying myself clothes right now because I am still not at the weight I want to be at so I refuse to buy myself anything until I lose weight. I am a beauty product junkie, so occasionally I will buy something from Sephora. Love this store! I also love Target for everyday items and go there at least once a week if not more. If I am buying for the house, I like to shop at Homegoods,T.J Maxx, Marshall's, and Pier One.

Okay on to the fun part. I am addicted to Ebay and Etsy. If you do your research and spend the time, you can get some great deals on ebay. If I find a boutique item that I really want, I will find it on ebay and most likely always get it for a lot less. I also like to buy custom clothing on ebay. If you click on clothing, shoes and accessories, under infants and toddlers there is a link that says "custom clothing" click on that and have fun!! I promise you, if you do this, you will be addicted like me!!! Here are a couple of sets that we have got from ebay..




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If you have not shopped on Etsy, you must go there NOW..lol. Everything is hand made and I love to buy Ayla cute custom made outfits from there. One of my favorite stores on Etsy is Icandie, Laura is the owner, she is sooo nice and the quality of her work is amazing! Here is Ayla in some of her Icandie dresses



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Another Etsy store is Kissing Kumquats, Kerri makes the cutest knot dresses and if you ask her, she will make a matching pair of ruffle pants for just about anything. She has made us several pair of ruffle pants and we love them.



Here are a few more links to other Etsy stores that I like

Ginger Louise Clothing
Sweet Plume

Okay my new found love is Matilda Jane Clothing. I honestly had not ever heard of MJ until I started seeing it on different blogs. I started doing research and found the MJ blog and website and I have been hooked ever since. Here is Ayla in some of my favortie MJ sets. If you are a fan of MJ, they are going to be having a sale soon, I have heard maybe 60% off so keep checking the MJ blog and they will let you know when it will start. I will also post the sale on my blog!


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Okay, can you see why I LOVE Matilda Jane???

Other Online Boutique store's that I like.......

lovesmenot- this is a custom boutique- LOVE IT!

Okay you didn't think I could leave Brennan out did you? I buy most of his clothes from Gymboree, Gap and Old Navy. But my MOST FAVORITE store to buy for him is MINI BODEN. I love, love Mini Boden, they have the cutest appliqued shirts for boys and girls. If you get on their website and request a cataolg, they will send you free shipping codes and discounts all the time. I have never had to pay shipping from Mini Boden which helps, because they are in the UK. Here is Brennan in his Mini Boden....the shorts are so cute and soft. I especially love buying for him in the summer!

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Okay, I hope you have enjoyed some of my favorite places to shop! I can't wait to go and see where everyone else likes to shop. I am sure I will be able to add a few more places on to my list...lol. I hope everyone has a great weekend!!

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Until the next time!!!!


Whitney said...

Those are some of my faves too! I haven't been to most of the on-line stores you listed at the bottom so I will have to check them out! :)

If anyone ever starts a CUTE and reasonable boys clothing line, they will get rich I think!

Loved this post!

Brandi said...

Your kids are stylin'!! I'm soo checking out the stores you listed! THANKS!!

Summer said...

No wonder we are BFF's! :0) LOL we both LOVE to SHOP for our little ones :0)

They are sooo stinkin cute....

I can't wait for MJ to have her sale....Keep me posted

Summer :0)

Leigh said...

Your little ones are precious!! I have never bought a thing off EBAY can you believe that?!?! I love Etsy though!! Thanks for stopping by...Oh and as for Anthropolgie...go shop online...thats what I have done for years bc the closest one to where I live is 4 hours away!! Im very excited to be getting one here now!

Have a WONDERFUL weekend!!

Maria said...

You have the cutest style. I love Matilda Jane too:) I can't wait to read your blog from start to finish. Isn't mini-boden the greatest for boys? Boys are tough to shop for.

Mallory said...

Adorable kiddo clothes! We do have the same taste! ;)

Anonymous said...

oh they are so cute in their outfits!!!

Laura said...

Oh my goodness, your kids are cute! And stylin', to boot!

noahandlylasmommi said...

Did you really just tell me how to find custom clothes on ebay??? Thanks alot ;) Cant wait to check out all the links you posted!

Shelly said...

Thank you for commenting on my blog! After reading your post, I am so looking forward to checking out all those links you posted! Your children look SO CUTE in all those clothes! Just ADORABLE! I am itching to buy Meredith some clothes off etsy!! Great post!!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you are a now a follower of mine!!! Thanks for stopping by and as for us having all thos things in common that you mentioned so cool!!! LOVE your shops and the kids are PRECIOUS!!! Hope you have a great day!!

E said...

Leslie, after you commented on my blog about your furry friends Max & Mollie, I decided to check out your site! What a beautiful, happy family you have!! AND... awesome clothes for the kids in today's pictures. No kids yet... But I can only hope they will be as "well dressed" as yours. :)

christy rose said...

Wow! both of your kids outfits in all of these pics are just adorable. Thanks for letting us in on some of the great places to get some of them.

Brandon said...

your kiddos are SO adorable! LOVE the outfits for your daughter,will deff. be checking out the etsy sellers you linked! I love mini boden too,and just so happen to have a friend who's boys are exactly two years older than my boys,we just inherited a big basket full of mini boden,YAY for generous friends who give us hand me downs! Thanks again for stopping by my blog,do come back!

Alison said...

hey.Thanks for the comment and the mini boden reminder.How could I leave them out? They are one of my FAVs for me and the kids.

Stacy said...

I think you have the best dressed kids ever! Those are seriously the cutest outfits/dresses, not to mention that the 2 kids wearing them are really adorable, too.

Glad I linked over from Kellyskorner, and I will keep your little girl in my prayers.

God bless,

PS. I love Sephora, too. I'm addicted to all the bareMineral products.

Allyson said...

I love going to Home Goods and Ross for home decor! They always have a great variety. I think 99% of my house is from Ross!

Amanda Rooney said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog (Raising Royalty) so that I could say 'Hi'!

I'm so excited about all the online stores you listed!!! I normally just don't spend all the time it takes to cutesy yet good quality items...and all for a good price!

And as far as photography goes, I wanted to become a better photographer because of my children. This past year I decided to get serious about, taking classes and going to workshops, and then my business took on a life of its own. Learning some of the basics really helped me get off and running! I hope you pursue your passion!!

Thanks again!

christy rose said...

i have something fabulous for you over at my place.

Leslie said...

OK...I loved all of your daughter's stuff! I have only ever been on Etsy one time and I am writing down all of your sites because when I finally have my Daughter from China I will want to dress her like that!! So cute, feminine and fun!! LOVE IT!!!

Sandi said...

Hey, I love your blog. It is so fun following you. I found you on my sister's blog-Bordhardt Birdies. my blog is www.davisdivasanddude.blogspot.com
have a great day. Sandi

Tabitha Dickerson said...

love how you dress your kids! so cute! if i am ever blessed with a daughter...i will definitely be buying a lot of her clothes from the places you listed! so cute! you have precious children!!! thanks for being my first comment!!! blogging is so much fun!!!

Summer and Matt said...

Your kids are so cute! Like I told Summer it's a good thing we have a boy b/c I would be broke if we had a girl, ha! I do hope we have a girl one day b/c they have the prettiest and cutest stuff out there!

We enjoy Cincinnati. I can't wait to take Ryan to the zoo this spring and summer! It's been a while since I've been. There's alot to do with kids in Cincy so that's nice!

Bernie said...

Your kids clothes are amazing!

Thanks for sharing all of those shops.

Amy said...

I'm SO glad you stopped by my blog so that I could find yours!! Miss Kenna Mae starts Kinder next year and I've already started to collect super cute things for her first year in the "big" school!:(
Thanks for all the great sites! I'm going to check some of them out now!

Your kids are super cute! I'm adding you to my link list so hope you don't mind!

So fun to find new friends in blog land!:)

Taylor @ Jimmy Choos and a Baby Too said...

Oh my gosh how cute!!!!!!!

Ashley Hamby said...


Your children are adorable! Ayla and Brennan are such cute kids with a Mama who sure does know how to dress them! YAY for you! I cannot wiat to read more about you and your family!!