December 9, 2008

in which i exercised GREAT restraint

I had these little Old Navy infant/baby urban chic items clutched in my hands tonight, while I was supposed to be shopping 6 year old neice's birthday present. But I put them back.

IF (the operative word being IF here), I knew for sure I was having a girl or IF I wasn't on that darn budget, these little numbers would mine. 
in person, this yellow shirt above looks more like a dull mustard yellow. it appears erroneously bright as pictured here.
Paired with some grey cords, she would look just like a mini-Ellie Grover. These were REALLY hard items for me to pass up. You may not even think they are that cute. But I do. And so maybe I need to go back. Someone HELP me. I am hopeless.

21 comments:

  1. I applaude you, seriously. Now I'm going to close the window on this little blog and pretend I didn't see all those cute clothes because my daughter has plenty, I really don't need to buy anymore and I am on a seriously tight budget.

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  2. Oh man, did those come in baby sizes? So cute...love the short sleeve over the long sleeve look! Good for you for putting them back. I can hardly ever do that!

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  3. Okay, if I could slap your face I would....to help you snap out of it! J/K I wish someone was there to just slap me out of the blue when I'm shopping sometimes and all I can hear is Dave Ramsey's voice in the back of my head saying "live like no one else so that some day later, you can LIVE like no one else." How is that? The LIVE part? Debt free with plenty of money to bless others! Keep your eyes on the ball! Not that ball...that ball is coming out in less than 9 months... Keep focussed on the goal! We're in this together...every time you have to put something back, picture me stuffing some item that doesn't belong in some other section of the store because guilt over took me. It's like my thoughts are screaming at me and then one of my kids pipes up "but mommy, that doesn't go there..."

    Am I making any sense....

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  4. HOW ADORABLE! I'm having such a hard time not buying everything cute I see. Especially since I don't know the sex yet either. But if we're having a girl... I will definitely be heading to Old Navy to grab some of those adorable outfits!!!

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  5. Oh my gosh. I haven't been in Old Navy for a while, and it's probably a good thing I haven't. It's way too hard not to buy millions of things for the girls. Logan actually NEEDS some clothes. HAHA. You are a better woman than I.

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  6. I am especially fond of the orange one. But the return policy is only ninety days, so it would be a huge waste of money if you were having a boy!

    Maybe John should do the birthday shopping, lol! Who needs that kind of temptation!

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  7. I doubt that I would have been able to hold back...except for the not know the gender part. And not knowig what size he/she will be in each season. That one kept me from buying stuff...

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  8. that is exactly how i would picture your little girl to dress. i love it! that is one benefit to finding out the sex, friends and family can have fun earlier buying cute girly clothes (or boy clothes)...

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  9. I think you should get them in a 2T. That way if you have a boy, they will fit Brookie perfectly next fall!

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  10. Oooh, those are cute, and I wish that I had not seen them. I would love to buy them for my girls, but I shall exercise restraint as well!

    You did the right thing. There are too many unknowns: the sex of the baby, the sizing that would work, and the fact that in all reality, those adorable clothes would be best displayed on a toddler or older baby so you'd really have to guess on the sizing even more. And the other thing is that if you did buy the clothes, you would get so attached to the idea of having a girl that you could find yourself disappointed instead of overjoyed if this baby ended up being a boy. I have learned this the hard way: there will always be super-cute things for great prices, and they will always be available when I really want and need them.

    All of that being said, I LOVE your taste! All of it is so cute!

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  11. Oh no, I agree...little girl clothes are the absolute cutest! These being no exception! I admire your self-control. And just think, maybe by the time you find out the sex, these little numbers might be on clearance! ;)

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  12. Oh yes, I love the orange one. Maybe I'll go buy it for Haddie... (or possible hand me down). Then you won't be responsible!

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  13. Those are sooo cute! You should have gotten them. haha I'm not very good with excercising my restraint! And if you don't have a girl, you can send them my way!
    ~Bobbi

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  14. Actually that is just perfect! By the time you find out what you are having those clothes will be on sale on the Old Navy website! Are you finding out early at Baby Sightings (16 weeks) or waiting for the 20 week doctors appointment??

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  15. Thanks for all your thoughts. I did NOT end up purchasing anything the next day. And I am still holding firm to the idea of NOT finding out the baby's gender. I do not want to to near a clothes store for a while!

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  16. oooh a mini ellie grover. we need one of those. or a couple.

    good job practicing restraint. i'm very proud of you. i carried around a couple of $10 sale items for henry for next year, but i too showed some restraint.

    maybe we should go back and be naughty together?=)

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  17. I love your Christmas cards. Very cute.

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  18. Well I should have piped up sooner too. I've been reading you for a bit. I'm glad the blog helped you, morning sickness is the worst! I'm working on getting everything moved over to the new blog, but it is a very slow process. Anyway, if you are still feeling sick and need someone to come over and clean or talk to I'd love to help out a fellow sickie. I think some of our mutual friends can confirm that I'm not a weirdo. :)

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  19. Yeah it really made a difference in my day when someone from our church would come over and bring a meal for Stephen and talk to me. And one time our pastor's wife came and cleaned my whole house which was really awesome.

    But yay that you are feeling good enough to scrub a bathroom. That's a good sign!

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  20. um, yes, that is GREAT restraint indeed. Far more than I would have shown. How can those adorable clothes be resisted???
    I need to go to Old Navy, apparently... or not, since I might go broke...

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