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It’s funny the things that I miss most. Often when the girls achieved something big, we would take them to this little ice cream shop by our home for a treat. But we can’t do that now. Our state is under a stay home order through at least May. And while we don’t NEED to go places, I miss the freedom to be able to do so. I miss not having to disinfect every single grocery item before we can put it away. I miss impromptu trips to Target. ⁣
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It’s not just day 1 of “distance learning,” but it’s also #nationalcrayonday so we thought it would be fun to make some art with @crayola crayons. ⁣
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Want to know how the last two weeks have been? This about sums it up. ⁣⁣
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Being forced to stay home for the next who knows how long, is not going to stop us from celebrating the seasons and the various holidays that keep my kids looking forward to traditions like homemade baked goods and fun little crafts. And although there seems to be a huge shortage of all-purpose flour, luckily we had enough in our pantry to create these delicious baked double chocolate chip donuts with fresh banana icing for Spring or Easter! ⁣
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Thank you so much for this incredible digital portrait, @dreamart.workshop! I’m blown away. I can’t wait to print it and hang it in Falynn’s room. ⁣
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Personal space? What’s that?! ⁣
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It’s officially only been a few days since the schools in our state closed, due to the coronavirus global pandemic. Our family has decided to self quarantine. We aren’t going anywhere aside from the occasional quick trip to the grocery store (and by quick, I mean 2 hours because that’s how long it took for Super Dad to pick up the handful of things on my list). Don’t worry though, he put on his gardening gloves (yes, gardening gloves) and stays a safe distance from others.⁣
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How to Grow Your Small Shop Wardrobe on a Budget

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If you’re reading this then you probably don’t have a money tree growing in the backyard.  When we were searching for a new home, that was the top priority on my list but sadly, the realtor informed me that all of the good money tree houses were already taken.   Boo hoo!

When you are a small shop lover like we are, it can be super expensive (unless my husband is reading this and then I should say that all of Falynn’s small shop clothing was free… wink! wink!)  A small shop t-shirt will run you $25, on average.  A pair of pants can be in the $30-$40 range.  And dresses and rompers?  Yikes!  Those can be $60-$75!  We can just as easily go to Old Navy or Target and pick up 5 or more pieces for the price of one small shop item, but we don’t.  Why?  We love sporting unique threads. We love the quality. We love handmade.  Most of all, we because we love supporting the family behind the shop.

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Tee: Little Wonderland Clothing, Pants: Cute Little Babes, Shoes: Zulily

So how do you stay a small shop supporter without going broke?  Here are my secrets:

Look for Sales:  Follow your favorite shops on Instagram and Facebook and check with them on a regular basis. Most will have sales, some even offer up to 50% off occasionally!  Don’t let that sale get away.  You can stock up on your favorite brands at a fraction of the cost.  Don’t forget to take pictures and tag the shops!  It will show the shop what ya got in case you decide to enter their next rep search!

Join VIP Pages: Did you know that lots of small shops have VIP group pages on Facebook?! They will often host giveaways, have contests and offer a special discount code for their VIP customers.  Search for those groups and join, join, join!

Look for B/S/T Groups: Buy, Sell, Trade is the greatest thing ever, in my opinion.  It’s a place for reps to sell their gently used small shop items and a place for other reps to purchase those items at a great discount!  One of my favorites is Insta-Style Baby + Mama BST.  Make sure to join!  The Chaos tank and Tell Me About it Stud tee that Falynn is wearing were purchased in that group.  SO many great finds there!

Follow Closet Pages on Instagram: Find reps that are a size or two bigger than your little one and find out if they have a closet page on Instagram.  You’ll be surprised to find how many do and how many awesome small shop items you can snag from them at a great price!

Look for Rep Share Codes:  Lots of shops offer their reps a share code for their followers. Look out for them on their posts.  Don’t be afraid to read the captions… you can find coupon code treasures inside, plus you will get to know people behind the account a little bit more, which is a huge plus!

Join FB Brand Rep Groups:  Make sure you are joining brand rep community groups on Facebook.  Shop owners will often post their sales, or offer a larger discount in exchange for promotion and/or pictures!

Enter Brand Team Searches: If you love a shop and can comply with their terms, don’t be afraid to enter their brand team search!   Brand Reps, Enthusiasts and Fans all receive a significant discount in exchange for photos and promotion.

Request Collabs: Collabs are the next best thing to being a brand rep. Some may even argue that it’s even better!  You can collaborate with small shops who are in need of photos or promotion in exchange for free or discounted items.  There is usually no contract involved.  I absolutely love Collaboration Nation on Facebook.  It’s a great place to connect with shops that are looking for collabs.  We’ve made so many great connections through the group.  You can also download the Collabor8 app and sign up as an influencer!  You can request to work with shops you love and set up your profile so shops can connect with you if they like what you’re offering.

Now that you’ve read my secrets, I want to hear yours.  How do you save money while shopping small? Comment below and let us know!

Don’t forget to check out more tips for brand reps!

If you love to buy clothing from small shops, but don't have unlimited funds, I have some tips for you to grow your wardrobe, without breaking the bank.

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  • rika
    July 27, 2019

    These are great tips! My daughter is really into fashion so I always look for a sale.

  • Beth
    July 26, 2019

    These are great tips to help someone build their wardrobe without going broke. Several of my friends run small businesses, and it is so awesome to see them being successful! It really is like the saying goes, when you support small business, an actual person does a happy dance.
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  • Rachel
    July 26, 2019

    I found brands I really like and shopped all the different Facebook sales groups. I got a lot of cute stuff for cheap.
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  • Winter White
    July 26, 2019

    I admire your commitment to small shops. I usually go for the deals but also love supporting local shop owners in my city because I know the pieces are one of a kind and there’s nothing like heading out and being the only girl with my outfit 🙂 your daughter is gorgeous by the way!

  • Ruth I.
    July 26, 2019

    Thank you for all these tips! I always look for sale. I think I will be searching more of the B/S/T groups from now on.

  • Nancy L
    July 26, 2019

    Wow! I didn’t even know about the Buy, Sell, Trade groups! That’s a great way to save on clothing. You have so many excellent tips for saving money. Your daughter looks sooo adorable!

  • Catalina
    July 26, 2019

    My kid loves fashion too. So glad to have these tips to find beautiful outfits on a budget!

  • These are really awesome tips! I am sure these will be helpful! Thank you for sharing!
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  • Sherry
    July 26, 2019

    These are great tips. I’m going to see what the small shops in my area offer. My son needs new clothes.

  • Heather
    July 25, 2019

    She is too cute! & those gold shoes are amazing! haha So fun 🙂

  • Brandy
    July 25, 2019

    I love your simple to follow tips to build your small shop wardrobe. Those are some great tips that will help many people grab a larger wardrobe up in no time.

  • Dawn Nieves
    July 25, 2019

    OH these are great tips and ideas! Plus those fashions are just so cute!

  • Celebrate Woman Today
    July 25, 2019

    Your journey is so well-documented. You speak and share from heart. Love your posts, Heather!

  • Terri Steffes
    July 25, 2019

    Your daughter makes that outfit even more adorable! You have incredible taste and advice.
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  • Tara Pittman
    July 25, 2019

    I am all about sales. That is the best way to buy clothes.
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  • Sarah Bailey
    July 25, 2019

    These are some great tips – I have to admit I love to look for bloggers having sales of their wardrobes – they can really help build it up on a budget!
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  • Rena
    July 25, 2019

    I know clothes are expensive, but you have to have them and you might as well look cute while you’re at it. My daughter has 4-year-old twins! Yikes!
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  • Brianne Tursi Manz
    July 25, 2019

    Getting shopping codes is always welcome! I think following our favorite brands on social media is a great idea, especially since school is getting ready to open for the year!

  • cait
    July 25, 2019

    collabs always hep with building a small wardrobe! great tips and cant wait to share!
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  • Amber Myers
    July 25, 2019

    Yup, I always go to their social media pages because there’s usually a discount code! I love to buy new shirts when we go to Disney. My daughter just picked out a Stranger Things one!
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  • Tammy
    July 25, 2019

    You have had some great tips the past few posts and this one I really love. It’s hard trying to find items to post about from vendors. You have the best model too!!

  • Caitlin
    April 3, 2017

    We love codes!!!

    We always checkout some of it fave rep pages and sure enough they always have discount codes!!

    We love to shop small bc it’s so much more than shopping!

    Love your Blog!

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