The Children's Place is having one of their good sales. Did I basically walk into a TCP store, hand over my wallet, and say "ONE OF EACH FROM THE TODDLER GIRL SECTION KTHANX!!!" Yes, I did. And now I am planning to place an additional order online (their shipping is $5 flat-rate; flat-rate shipping makes me h-a-double-p-y), to get a few things that were out of stock in Elizabeth's size at the store today.
A little TCP color terminology first, so we all know what we're talking about:
flora = dark pink
mud = brown
rubble = brown
winter white = not quite white-white
fern = green
robin = medium blue
(Best TCP color name ever, in my opinion, was "cupcake" for a yellow-cake-mix yellow.)
I bought the lace-trimmed long-sleeved bodysuit in flora and winter white.
I bought the appliqued raglan tee in flora, fern, and robin. I tried to choose just one, or even narrow it down to just two, but couldn't. Part of it was because I was disappointed that many other long-sleeved shirts were out of stock in the size I was looking for. (Because, duh, we are going into long-sleeve weather right this minute.) Part of it is that these shirts are even cuter in person: they have the girly-girly-tough-girl look of a flower tattoo.
I bought the graphic tee (short sleeves, for next year) in...um...I don't want to tell you how many different ones I bought. As I said above, I was still miffed about missing out on long sleeves. Several of the ones I bought weren't on the web site anymore, so I couldn't get pictures of them anyway, even if I were willing to admit how many I bought. Here are a few (I also got the little sister shirt, since it's equally true):
I bought the belted cord cargo pants in fern, flora, and rubble. They have cute floral embroidery on the pocket.
The prairie twirl skirt in flora:
The yoga skort in flora (I wanted it in mud, but it was sold out):
And I wanted so, so much more! And I will place an online order for some of it! And then have to go back to the store for additional things I found online while ordering the "some of it," but were out of stock online! And then perhaps will find more previously unnoticed things in the store and will have to place another order online!
I also remembered the new boy in my life, and bought Henry a shirt:
I also bought Henry a hat that is so astoundingly cute on him, I will have to provide you later with photographic evidence--but he is sleeping right now so you will have to take my word for it. I didn't even like the hat (I don't like it now, looking at it off the baby again), but I let my mom put it on him just for fun, and then I paid full price for it. I'll just wait a moment and let that sink in: FULL. PRICE. Here it is, the sporty cord hat that wrung full retail from Swistle:
Oh, dear, did some of you have to scroll past ALLLLLLLLL those baby clothes to get to the earrings? Here they are, finally. I bought six--SIX--pairs at Target, all on 75% off--so, like, $2-something or $3-something or $4-something per pair.
The upper left and upper center are so far my top favorites; I almost always like hoop styles best of all. The upper right are great, too. The lower left are a little more dangley than is wise, but I like them anyway. The lower center are going on the gift shelf because the stud part of the earring sticks out too far for my poor unattached earlobe, so the stud points down at an angle. The lower right I haven't tried on yet, but I thought they were so pretty. Most beautiful of all: the stacked red-orange clearance stickers, a siren song to so many of us.
Find any great deals lately? Hello, hello? Oh, I see, you've gone to TCP and Target. Okay bye! Write when you get back!
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