I’m not sure what it’s like in your neck of the woods, but here in Arkansas we are smack dab in the middle of summer weather and the back-to-school rush. Most schools start this week, and the lines at any store that sells notebooks and pens are a little bonkers.
I have a while til that crazed mom in the notebook/pen/folder aisle is me (and trust me, crazed will certainly describe me at that point), but that doesn’t mean we aren’t gearing up for Fall changes in our house as well. Wes is getting ready to start a mother’s day out program, a change I can hardly talk about without sobbing. How could we be here already?! He was born yesterday, right?
We still have a while until true Fall weather hits, but seeing as how my dude has outgrown two whole sizes in the past six months I am confident that he’ll be keeping us on our toes clothes-wise this year. The clothes you’re seeing him in are 4T (?!?!?! – he’s 2!) and a smidge big, but once the cooler weather hits I’m sure they’ll all be a perfect fit!
When I first was contacted about this opportunity to try Moxie Jean I was really excited; I know how expensive it can be to buy brand-new clothes for kiddos, and the bigger they get the more it is. I looked it over and was really impressed with the way everything is merchandised on the site. It’s SUPER easy to look for items according to size, style, or even brand! And when the clothes arrived on our doorstep a few days later I loved that everything was folded nicely and that the little outfit I purchased was wrapped in a little twine. It’s the little things, you know?
Another thing I’m really wary of when shopping resale is the quality. It’s hard to know if you’ll love it when you can’t reach out and touch the items, but every single thing I ordered was in like-new condition. It definitely changed my mind about resale clothes!
Finally, for me the best thing was that the clothes are very inexpensive – 75% or more off of retail! As a bargain shopper through and through this was huge for me, to be able to stay on budget (actually below budget!) and still find great quality!
So what did we end up getting? I got a new pair of jeans (Old Navy), a camouflage fleece (Columbia), a grey sweater (Greendog), a plaid button-down (GAP) and some black slacks (Carter’s), all for under $35. You (and I) can dress kids in the latest styles for significantly less, even including back-to-school sales.
From this year’s press release from the National Retail Federation about Back to School spending: “Shoppers will spend an average of $231.30 on clothes, up from $230.85, and $124.46 on shoes, up from $114.39 in 2013.” That’s $355 each family will spend on Back to School clothes! Moxie Jean will be giving away a Back to School Wardrobe gift card for $177.50 – the winner will be able to get a full back to school wardrobe for HALF of what it would cost new – even with all the back-to-school sales. Just follow the Rafflecoptor widget below!
And if you want to just jump right in and start shopping, Moxie Jean is offering you guys $10 in Moxie Money for $50 spent (or $25 in Moxie Money for $100 spent). Just use the code “LOOK4LESS44” at checkout!
Finally, a bit about the company: Chicagoland Moxie Jean is a must-have resource for moms who want to buy and sell high-quality, gently used kids clothes. And with a free postage-paid Moxie Jean Mailer Bag included with each order, it’s easier than ever to turn great clothes kids have outgrown into cash or Moxie Money. Co-founders (and sisters) Sharon Schneider and Sandra Pinter have 5 kids between them, ranging in age from 10 down to 2. Launched in the fall of 2012, Moxie Jean is a Red-Tricycle finalist as the most awesome “Online Consign, Swap and Recycle” site, a Moxie Award Finalist and has been featured on the TODAY Show, “Good Day, Chicago,” Daily Candy, iVillage, and is a 2012 graduate of Chicago’s renowned Excelerate Labs (now Tech Stars – Chicago).
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Moxie Jean. The opinions and text are all mine.