For instance, check out Miss Raya modeling her new patterned snail shirt for spring! Cute right?
|Buttons in the back, pleating all around, so stinkin' cute!|
I think I paid about $5 for it is all! And the thing about Gymboree is that the quality of their items is superior to brands like Children's Place, Target, Old Navy, etc. So in that sense you do get what you pay for. I love buying Gymboree for my girls because I know that I can pass it down from Raya to Brielle and it will still look like new. It's tons thicker than other brands, doesn't fade like other brands, etc. The key is watching for sales and pairing the sale with coupons. Most parenting magazines often have a 20% off coupon to gymboree in them, which you can use on top of store sales---and sometimes even catch the gymbucks promo (where you earn $20 for every $50 you spend) which makes it even cheaper. The snail top I got when it was on super clearance and then used my coupon for 20% off and viola--cheaper than Target!
I will say that with Gymboree I have a love it or hate it opinon thought because some of their clothing lines are a little corny, especially for older kids. I don't usually like their boy clothes for over about age 2 because they are pretty themed and sometimes goofy. I think girls can get away with the cutsey themes a little longer so I usually like the girl stuff up to size 5T. After size 5T it's really hit and miss, depending on how cutesy your older kids like to dress. Gap is much "cooler" for the big kids in my opinion.
Ok, so back to Gymboree :-) I am a HUGE fan of their swimsuits. None of that super thin stuff that pills and is practically see through after one wash. Currently I'm obsessively in love with their new ladybug swimsuit .....
We actually own about 4 Gymboree swimsuits---here are a couple of my favs :-)
This one is TO DIE FOR---I really hope it's not too big for Brielle this summer! It was pretty tight on Raya here, she wore it better the year before
Last year this was a huge hit whenever we went to the pool--and the matching hats you can usually pick up for just a couple bucks on sale---I think I paid $1.29 for this one!
I also love their tulle skirts. They have the effect of a tutu but are much softer and they wash up really nice.
Their holiday shirts are also always adorable and high quality. Raya got so much use out of this pumpkin patch one---the brown tutu skirt was also gymboree!
Ebay is an awesome place to check for Gymboree items. We've gotten many many dresses on ebay from Gymbo, and they always look brand new, even used, because like I said they wash up so well!
Here was a big girls tank that I bought on super clearance last year...Raya was just wearing it as a dress u ntil she grows into it. Something like this is the type of thing that I *do* like of Gymboree's for the big girls. Not babyish.
So there ya go---Gymboree *can* be affordable! Definitely keep your eye out for deals :-)
And lastly, today I was watching Harper and Sawyer because my brother is putting flooring in at their house.....Brielle is sick and going to the doctor later (seriously I can't catch a break with her!) and so in an attempt to keep everyone happy this morning I fed them all st patrick's day cookies lol
Happy Friday everyone!!