Kids Fall Fashion for Less + GIVEAWAY!

Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year for fashion. But while I love the clothes, I hate the price tag that goes with it. Every new season with a growing kid means I have to start from scratch with a wardrobe.

But I’m about to let you guys in on some tips for saving on clothes this Fall,
whether it’s for Back to School, family photos, or just everyday use!

1. Layer up.
I always stretch my daughter’s dresses into the cooler seasons by adding leggings, cardigans and jean jackets. Even sleeveless dresses can sometimes double as a jumper with a cute turtleneck underneath! And for boys… one of my favorite looks is a clean white long-sleeved shirt under a polo. Seriously adorable for any age.

moxie clothes for kids

2. Think in color palettes.
This is the best way to take your mixing and matching to new levels. Think of the possibilities with just 3 plain pairs of pants, 5 shirts, and 3 cardigans. As long as the colors harmonize, you can mix and match everyday!

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3. Accessorize.
Even kids look great in a pair of jeans with a clean solid shirt. But it’s really what you can do with accessories to brighten up an outfit. Think of a great pair of cowboy boots, or a big colorful hairbow, or a fun necklace, or a super cute hat!

4. Buy classic pieces.
Jeans are a staple item of any kids wardrobe, but maybe think about nixing the pair with glitter and bedazzled pockets for a classic pair of blue jeans. You’ll be able to mix and match more, plus can dress it down for a hayride or up for a friend’s birthday party!

crew cuts moxie jeans clothes

3. Shop for deals online.
MoxieJean is an upscale resale site that focuses on adorable baby and kid clothes. It’s the perfect site for moms who want to buy and sell high-quality, gently-used kids clothes.

The quality of the clothes is very high – each piece is hand inspected (some of my pieces even had the tags on them!). It’s a great way to maximize your Back to School budget while still dressing your kids in the latest styles.

moxie jeans clothes

MoxieJean offers unique, stylist-created looks from favorite brands like Gymboree, Gap, Tea Collection, Hanna Andersson, Mini Boden, Baby Lulu and Ralph Lauren, plus designer brands like Oilily, Mayoral, DKNY, Burberry, and Juicy Couture, all at 75% or more off retail prices.

MoxieJean also adds hundreds of new outfits every Monday and Thursday. Plus you can use a free postage-paid Moxie Jean Mailer Bag that is included with your order to turn your kid’s old clothes into cash or Moxie Money.

moxie jean clothesI got 2 dresses (1 even had the tags still on it!), one CrewCuts long-sleeved blouse and some adorable Elmo pajamas all for under $35!!

Well now MoxieJean is having an awesome
Back to School Wardrobe GIVEAWAY just for you!

While most families on average spend $355 on back to school clothes and shoes (as per the National Retail Federation in 2013), with MoxieJeans you can get a full back to school wardrobe for HALF of what it would cost new.

So MoxieJeans is giving one lucky winner a $177.50 gift card!
Just answer the question below and good luck!

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One last thing! You can use the coupon code LOOK4LESS13 to get you $10 of Moxie Money for every $50 you spend or $25 for every $100 you spend! BIG SAVINGS for you!! 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Moxie Jean. The opinions and text are all mine.

 moxie jean gift card giveaway

Hand Painted Kids Tennis Shoes

painted white tennis shoesJacquard had recently sent me some fabric paints to try out and I knew that transforming a pair of white canvas sneakers for my precocious little neighbor girl was the perfect project!

jacquard painted kids tennis shoesAnd I only needed a couple of supplies to transform these plain white tennis shoes into something fabulous and fun!

  • White canvas shoes from Kmart (on sale for $8)
  • Jacquard textile paints
  • Paint brushes
  • Pencil
  • Ribbon

kids tennis shoes paintedTo start I removed the original laces and penciled in a quick sketch of what I wanted right onto the shoes with my pencil.

paint kids tennis shoesNext I mixed some white and red Jacquard paint to make a nice hot pink color. I painted the front and back of the shoes staying along the sewn seam.

Now it’s time to add some funky zebra stripes. I just free handed these. Yeah, luckily it’s not too hard to mess up zebra stripes!

painted zebra stripe tennis shoesNext I added some large white hearts on the front of the shoe right on top of the hot pink. I was quite impressed with how well the white covered over the pink. I also added the little girl’s name on just one of the shoes.

painted kids zebra stripe tennis shoesOnce the white hearts dried, I added zebra stripes inside of them too.

painted heart zebra stripe tennis shoesFor a finishing touch I added some zebra striped ribbon for new shoe laces. Now normally you need to set Jacquard paints on fabric with an iron, but since you can’t really iron tennis shoes, I just used a hair dryer set on high for about 30-40 minutes to set the paint.

painted white tennis shoesI mean, seriously… pretty cool to change a plain pair of tennis shoes into something original, fun and funky?

painted girls tennis shoes

painted zebra stripe shoes

zebra stripe painted tennis shoes

painted kids tennis shoesYep, I’m pretty happy with how these turned out! My daughter saw these so of course I had to paint a pair for her as well.

painted hot pink tennis shoesShe wanted something bright and bold with polka dots and crazy colored zebra stripes. And then she asked me if I could make a pair for Valentine’s Day and St. Patty’s Day. Oh boy, I foresee a lot of painting in my future…

HAND PAINTED TENNIS SHOES