On Dreams and Shopping With Children

02 Nov 2012 Permalink

My husband is such a good sport.  Last week Who What Wear sent out an email about a blogger project.  I fantasized about it for a moment, but then my husband said, why not give it a shot?  So, he let me drag him out to shot a little casting video on Sunday.  (If you want to watch me embarrass myself…take a look at it here.)

A girl can dream…right?

And in case you have no idea what it’s like to shop with children…

Feeding the kids Goldfish with one hand, while I browse the racks with the other.  It’s all about the snacks…once mama is out of them, the shopping trip is over!

Happy Friday!

Linked with Two Thirty-Five Designs!

  • Olivia Grace Vasquez
    November 2, 2012

    Dream big pretty lady! I love your video, you are adorable!!

    • aprilgia
      November 3, 2012

      Thanks, Olivia! We moms need to have a little fun, too…right?!

  • VanC
    November 2, 2012

    You did great on your video, April! Very natural. And I completely relate to your shopping experience. Relying on the thrift store toy section (and GOLDFISH snacks) to keep my son occupied, while I make decisions at a nearby mirror. (Reserving pants buying for sans kiddo trips because the fitting room just doesn’t work with a 3 year old).

    • aprilgia
      November 3, 2012

      lol…it sounds like our trips are exactly the same! At this Savers they have one large try-on. I just bring in my whole cart with the kids in it. But then I’m rushing beyond belief to try things on before the kids go haywire. If I’m ever in your area, I’d love to do a thrift run with you!

  • Amy Shaughnessy
    November 2, 2012

    My child inhales goldfish like they are going out of style. I love the blue pants! They look fabulous on you. I am so impressed with people who are pro thrifters. I never have any luck. I need some lessons…


    Fashion and Beauty Finds

    • aprilgia
      November 3, 2012

      Thanks, Amy! It took some practice (many trials and errors) before I became comfortable with thrifting. I think it’s all about me knowing my body-type and what clothing and colors look best.

  • Chioma
    November 2, 2012

    i love your sweater! it’s the same color as the thrifted one i have on in my latest post 🙂 Great video!

    C’s Evolution of Style

    • aprilgia
      November 3, 2012

      Thanks, Chioma! I’m headed over to check out your sweater! Gotta love a nice, bold color!

  • Daisy Nguyen
    November 2, 2012

    LOVE your sweater!
    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:

  • Polly
    November 2, 2012

    You are a braver Woman than I, I hate shopping with my kids, sadly it means I miss out on one of my favourite passtimes.

    • aprilgia
      November 3, 2012

      I know, Polly! Shopping with baggage stinks! Usually I only go shopping when I have a day off from work…never on the weekends unless another adult comes with!

  • Not Dressed As Lamb (@notlamb)
    November 4, 2012

    This is my ideal kind of outfit, April – slouchy sweater, wide leg trousers and a leather jacket is heaven to me, and I love your outfit’s colours! Also, your hair/lips/sunnies are the perfect accessories… so lovely 🙂

    Thank you for all the lovely comments on my blog, hun! I didn’t have you in my Bloglovin feed for some reason but I’ve sorted that now, so I’ll be back!

    Hope you’re having a great weekend

    Catherine x

  • Natalie
    November 5, 2012

    love it! don’t know how you do it but you do it all so effortlessly and with style 🙂


  • halliedaily
    November 5, 2012

    I like the video you have done, great job! When WWW sent me a invitation and asked me if I want to join the competition, I just don’t feel I have enough confident, and in another point, I have never done a video, only few for my son…wish you all the luck!

  • Megan Zietz (@MeganFrugalista)
    November 6, 2012

    love love love love the look on you
    Xo Megan

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