I have a new favorite obsession: shopping for baby stuff. I’ve never been a huge shopping kind of girl. Maybe it’s because I never had a whole lot of money. Maybe it’s because I can’t fathom paying $200+ for a purse. Maybe it’s because I’m pretty proud of the fact that I can get ready to leave the house in under 10 minutes. Sure. There are and have been things I like and would love to purchase to own. But these things tend to be few and far between. For instance, I do adore shoes (I guess that’s a pretty normal girl thing). I spent most of my teens and even early twenties shunning high-fashion footwear, instead choosing to slog around in combat boots or other clunky things that resembled gothy orthopedic shoes. Now, I dig heels. I missed the hell out of them when I was pregnant. Were Will to come home tonight and tell me that the bookstore was giving him his annual $10,000 bonus, there would be shoe shopping in my future. Shoe shopping I can do.
But I have most definitely gotten off-topic.
Now, rather than searching the internet for shoes or other random thingamabobs I think I may need, I am obsessed with finding stuff for Stella. To be fair, this started out of necessity. She has been a bit larger than what we anticipated such that we really needed clothing. She outgrew everything! The stores tended to have limited things that were weather-appropriate (I will never ever understand why “fashion” dictates that stores sell clothing that’s at least 2 seasons away from being wearable). And then I got funky with it. Why settle for the standard pink onesie? There is a whole world of cute, unique, and non-pink stuff out there. I found this awesome site called Zulilly, in which they have daily deals/specials from all sorts of neat vendors. The prices rock for the most part (even cheaper than the Carter’s outlet) and the clothes are really different.
Essentially, I need another full time job to support my children’s clothing habit. If only I could sell my milk hoard to get money for my fixes….