One of the most frequently asked question I get is "How do you afford a large family?" By shopping smartly. Clothes shopping doesn't have to cost a fortune! And I am off to Big W to prove it.
Brett handed me a 100 Dollar Note and the conversation went like this:
Me: "What is this for? Ooh... can I go shopping? A pair of new shoes!?"
Brett "You can get yourself a new pair of shoes.... or I challenge you to get all FIVE of the Reasons an outfit each"
Me: "One outfit each?"
Me: "You don't think I can do it!"
Brett: "No, you would rather buy a pair of shoes."
Me: "Well...yes, but I like your challenge, however what is in it for me? A new pair of shoes if I succeed?"
Brett: "Forget the shoes... you have enough shoes"
Me: "A girl can never have enough shoes... but I will accept your challenge".
What have I done? For a moment I didn't think I could do it. I headed into BigW with $100 note in hand.
Brett took 4 of the Reasons to the toy section while I started in the boys section with Hayden. He scoured the clothing racks for something that took his eye. We found a pair of jeans and a long sleeve shirt. Easy!
Joshua had already told me that he wanted a pair of black skinny jeans. I had told him not to get his hopes up and that he might have to be happy with a blue pair. But I found him some black skinny jeans and picked up Oliver the matching pair. He then spotted a shirt that he had to have. I smiled and told him to put it in the trolly.
I was really happy to see that most of BigW's range have adjustable waists. A must in our house.
I found a shirt for Oliver - and at the price they were, I went back after the challenge and bought him another 3!
The girls took longer. So many options!
Lucy scoured the racks finding item after item that she just had to have. She found a pair of Jeans that she loved and finally chose a shirt.
I then headed to the Babywear Section. I spotted some pink "jeggings" a mile away and knew I had to have them for Camille. I found something to match and was excited that it was actually a dress - TWO outfits in one!
BigW have loads of winter essentials... cheap as chips. Which means that you can get one in every colour. These long sleeve shirts are great to wear as an extra layer under any item of clothing. Throwing one under a t-shirt is great for Autumn and Spring.
|Can you spot the $4.74 "Wintersuits?". Great for babies to sleep in. |
So many great buys in the Babywear section.
Check out this stash of clothes Lucy compiled.
Total amount for this stash of 8 items? $75.65. This includes the thick puffy Jacket ($15. Seriously!)
So, what was my final tally for the $100 challenge? Are you ready?
|Hayden wearing $9 jeans (yes, that is not a typo) |
and a $5.84 Long Sleeve Shirt.
Total Cost $14.84
|Lucy wearing her $9 Jeans and a Tee with Lace $11.84|
Total Cost $20.84
|Joshua sporting his Black Skinny Jeans $14.88|
And his $4.48 Mum Tee
Total Cost $19.36
|Oliver loves his Black Skinny Jeans $14.88|
and his Letter Tee $4.48
Total Cost $19.36
|Finally Camille models her Pink Jeggins $10|
and her Striped Knit Dress $15
Total Cost $25
Total cost to deck the Five Little Reasons out $99.40I am so happy with BigW's range and prices. And the quality is wonderful. I challenge you to head into BigW and check out their range.
Brett. Challenge complete! Now... where are my shoes?
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