Overnight, mini outgrew virtually all of her clothes. I was in denial about it (“can’t we just squeeze by with her size 18-24 mo until the next season starts?”) and then Mr. Magpie informed me her leggings were more or less cutting off circulation (!!). Whoops. Then I was faced with the not-so-pleasant reality of rebuilding a winter wardrobe. Specifically, I needed more warm, casual outfits; I have dresses out to wazoo (and many of them still fit; I prefer a short length anyhow) but for 39 degree stints at the playground, or testing out her new scooter, or field trips to the museum, I really needed more pants with cute tops and sweaters.
Thankfully, it’s sale season and I have scored a ton of amazing finds for her at a discount. Below, my favorite finds, but first — I am heavily drawn to Zimmermann at the moment and have found some insane deals on this high-end label, including this splashy heart-print blouse (seen above), this floaty floral, and this elegant summer dress.
Discounts for Minis.
+Janie + Jack: I cleaned up at their sale event (also, I’m a sucker for free shipping; Prime has literally changed my genetics and I’m borderline allergic to paying for shipping, which is ridiculous, I realize). I snagged these riding pants, this quilted vest, this Gucci-esque bee-print top, this jacquard top, and these leggings.
+Items I loved but were sold out in her size: this quilted bomber, this quilted jacket, these pom flats, and these boucle sneakers (#chanelvibes). Also, if I hadn’t already ordered this coat (so darling in person!), I’d have been all over this mini Jackie O number.
+Polo: Currently running an extra 40% off all sale. We did a big haul for Mr. Magpie last week (standouts: boot socks, washable cashmere sweaters in a few colors, and chinos in some wintry hues), but I also stocked up on cable-knit sweaters, leggings, and polos for mini.
+Children Salon: Red jeggings, Mayoral peter pan blouses, Mayoral faux fur vest, and another peter pan blouse. I can’t believe the prices — less expensive than styles from H&M in some cases, and far better quality.
SO — I think we’ve got “winter play” wardrobe in suitable sizing covered at this point. I have to say I admired my own restraint; I wanted to buy her ALL the dresses and pinafores but I really committed to buying mix-and-match pants/tops, and I mainly stuck to my goal, which is truly a first for me.
I will admit to buying this for Valentine’s Day. I actually sized down to 18 months for this one (while every other thing I ordered for her has been 2T or even 3T in some pants — she is TALL!) because I find Cecil & Lou runs really big and I prefer a shorter fit on dresses. (Meanwhile, I’d love to be wearing this and these for the occasion, but wouldn’t fit into them.)
P.S. Mama’s Gotta Enjoy Sales, Too…
And because I can’t help myself, a couple of sale finds I’m considering for yours truly:
+This splashy Saloni (extra 40% off)!
+Golden Goose high tops. (Won’t I be kewl dropping mini off at school in these downtown?!)
+Fluffy satin mules — perfectly impractical.
+A really pretty, frothy dress in an elegant color.
+This velvet jumpsuit for next year’s holiday party circuit.