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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Garage Clean Up + $100 Gift Card GIVEAWAY!

We’ve been trying to tackle some cleaning and organizational projects before the fall and winter seasons hit, especially the outdoor ones. Top of our list? The garage.

Even though we’ve only been in our house for 9 months, it’s amazing how much gunk and grime we had on the floors. I think most of it was still leftover from the last snowstorm.

garage before power washerAfter Ben and I swept it out, we gave it a good cleaning with the AR Blue Clean 1600 PSI Electric Pressure Washer that I recently picked up from Ace Hardware.

power washer reviewIt was pretty gross how well this thing cleaned up our garage floors.

garage power washerEventually I want to get a wall system for the garage,
something along the lines of this…

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But for now I’ll settle for a nice clean garage floor.
Well, at least until this coming winter.
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Don’t mind that dresser that is in mid-makeover. 
Yeah, yeah… I’ll get to finishing it someday.

So, do YOU want to win a $100 Gift Card to Ace Hardware
so you could win your own
AR Blue Clean 1600 PSI Electric Pressure Washer

or anything else that you fancy?
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Please follow the directions on the Rafflecopter below to enter. Good luck!  

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Please also check out Laura from The Turquoise Home.
She’s on the Ace Hardware blogger team with me
and she’s testing out this power washer today on her blog.
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C’mon, I know you want to see what Laura did…
PLUS she’s hosting a giveaway for a $100 gift card too!
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Winner will be chosen one week from today.
GOOD LUCK!

If you want to see more projects from the Ace Hardware team,
check them out HERE!

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 I am a member of the Ace Bloggers Panel and Ace Hardware has provided me with materials for this project. I was also compensated for my time and this blog post. All opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of Ace Hardware.