The era of buying ahead when I see a good deal is pretty much over. My almost ten year old girl -is not having it- anymore. No more pastels. No more puppy dog prints. No more anything cutesy or girly.
I filled a laundry basket with clothes that she doesn't like. Yes, I could make her wear them anyway. She would do it so she wouldn't hurt my feelings. She is a nice kid like that. But, I do think she should have a lot of say over what she wears as long as it's appropriate and covers her parts. She's allowed to express her individuality. I know what it's like to have to wear clothes you don't like. It's no fun.
So, I turned to Thred Up to help me find plain black and red clothes for her. I've always had good luck with my purchases from there. Today I bought eight kid's items for about $40 including shipping and I ordered a bag to fill with our outcasts.
There are some pretty good coupon codes for first time users. If you go through this link we can both get $10 on our next purchases too.