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New (used) clothes for Rosie - Zer Netmouse
March 8th, 2012
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New (used) clothes for Rosie

Dresses for Fall
Originally uploaded by netmouse.

I recently picked up a bunch of second-hand clothes for Rosie and thought I'd share on the off chance that someone besides me finds it interesting how we dress our daughter. The sandals in this picture, for instance, are officially boys shoes. We pick from both boys and girls clothes for Rosie, and don't sweat it when strangers think she's a boy.



The whole set is here: on flickr.

We try for a variety of clothes and colors, but avoid most anything that's branded, especially character-branded, unless it's with certain superhero logos. Disney stuff and such, for instance, we don't use - in toys or clothes. These goals make it a little hard to shop for her, but I find it's easier at secondhand sales and thrift stores. Also, we've been really lucky in hand-me-downs from other parents who don't believe There Are Only Two Colors and Pink is for Girls. Which is such a ridiculous trend in marketing.

Also, Kohls. Kohls is great. And the Oshkosh brand, but we get it secondhand 'cause it's not cheap new.

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From:mactavish
Date:March 9th, 2012 05:37 am (UTC)
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I'm like that about characters except I have a soft spot for Snoopy, so Owen has Snoopy astronaut jammies. Otherwise, no. And same for Oshkosh, too, I'll buy things up to 4T and save them for later. The boy's in 2T-3T already anyhow. Also, I like Hannah Andersen (used) though not as much anymore as I did two decades ago, when it was just stripey awesome.
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From:netmouse
Date:March 9th, 2012 08:38 pm (UTC)
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:) yeah, I was never a snoopy fan but I had a stuffed animal Thumper when I was a kid, so when a friend offered us a white onsie with Thumper stitched on the front by her mom, I took it, and also one with Eyore. But they were handmade and not advertisey like so much stuff seems.

We also don't let her watch tv (not hard; we don't own one) though sometimes we watch music videos or sesame street on youtube.

I know she'll be exposed to all that eventually but we'll put it off as long as we can.

(did you know that in Switzerland it's illegal to target advertising at children?)
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From:gerisullivan
Date:March 9th, 2012 06:19 am (UTC)
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Neat! What a great wardrobe, full of variety and focused on comfort and functionality.

Your post is also full of information I've been haphazardly wondering about. Thank you.

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From:dionysus1999
Date:March 9th, 2012 02:26 pm (UTC)
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Bravo! People who buy children's clothing at full price are insane, they grow out of them so fast!

I've found I can find good business casual at the local second hand shop. Never paying full price for work clothes again!
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