4 Items to Buy for Yourself at the Children’s Department

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4 items to buy from the kid's section - knocked up fabulous

4 items to buy from the kid's section - knocked up fabulous

4 items to buy from the kid's section - knocked up fabulous

I admit it.  I sometimes shop in the children’s section for clothes.  Besides for being cheaper than their adult counterparts, I also like how the fit can be.  These 4 items are top on my get-it-from-the-kid’s-section list:

Denim Jackets: I picked up this jacket a few year ago from the kid’s section at Target.  I like how its shorter on me than my usual denim jackets.  Gap kids is currently selling a cute white denim jacket for $34.95.  A similar jacket from the women’s department runs for double that at $69.95!

  Blazers: Looking for the perfect shrunken blazer?  Head to the boy’s department.  During pregnancy I wore a boy’s navy blazer that I thrifted.  I love how the sleeves were shorter…I usually roll or push them up anyway.

White T-shirts:  Whenever I need some basic white t-shirts, I pick up a pack of Hanes xl’s from the kid’s section.  I mean, as quickly as white t-shirts last, you can’t beat the price!

Button Downs:  I buy men’s button downs to wear with skinny jeans, but on the flip side, boy’s button downs work much better tucked into pencil skirts or under sweaters.

Keep in mind that children’s clothes won’t be tailored the way that adult clothes are.  They tend to be a little boxier, but if you can pull it off (and find them in your size)…I say go for it!

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25 Comments
  • Nicole
    April 24, 2013

    I have to say I’ve never shopped in the kids section! I am guessing that I am probably too big even for the kids xl’s, but perhaps I will give it a shot! I do go through white basic t’s like it’s nobody’s business.
    Nicole
    http://www.younglovestyle.blogspot.com

    • aprilgia
      April 24, 2013

      You never know! Let me know if you find anything!

  • Ashley
    April 24, 2013

    You look so gorgeous! I have never shopped in the kid’s section (I’m pretty sure I can’t, I’m 5’10”), but I wish I could! Cheaper clothes is always a good thing! Also, I love the little alley where you take your pictures – I take my outfit photos in a really similar alley behind my house!

    • aprilgia
      April 24, 2013

      Thanks, Ashley! At only 5’3″, I wish I had a little more height! But, we work with what we’re got…right??

      Funny thing about the alley…my husband doesn’t quite understand why I want to take pictures by ‘ugly’ things. I was at a loss for words. But then I said, “taking pictures next to garbage will make me look better!” He probably thinks I’m crazy…

  • Janise
    April 24, 2013

    The denim jacket looks great on you!

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  • Naomi
    April 24, 2013

    Love love love this outfit! Especially that belt!

    patternedlove.blogspot.com

  • Mrs C
    April 24, 2013

    There were sometime ago when I could fit into a 16 yr old jeans in Guess Kids.. now, I can dream, LOL! You are lucky to be able to do that!

    GREETINGS FROM DUBAI
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.ae/

  • Kacie's Kloset
    April 24, 2013

    I need to check out the kids department 🙂

    http://www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com
    http://www.daisyraeboutique.com

    • aprilgia
      April 24, 2013

      Girl, you’ll totally be able to pull off clothes from the kids section!!

  • Kristin & Megan (@BonBonRoseGirls)
    April 24, 2013

    Great ideas! I already hit up Hanes for their mens tanks! Fab layering piece!

  • VanC
    April 24, 2013

    Super cute outfit! Layered yet simple. Thumbs up to shopping in the kid’s section. I often like the kids’ length of tops and outerwear. Forget about bottoms! I’m lucky if they pull past my thighs and if they do, surely won’t pass the butt and hips test. Bahaha.

    • aprilgia
      April 24, 2013

      Van, I love reading your comments! You always crack me up! I stay clear of the bottoms too…my hips have not been the same since getting knocked up!

  • natasha
    April 24, 2013

    Great post! I’m petite, so i usually scope out the kids section to see what I may be able to squeeze into.

    xo, tasha
    Enter to win a $40 Lorraine Tyne gift card

  • Polly
    April 25, 2013

    I love shopping kids! Always a bargain to be found.

  • Effortless Cool
    April 25, 2013

    this is a GREAT post! I actually love shopping the kids section! i used to work at Limited Too and still have some great pieces <3

    XO Sahra
    EffortlessCool

  • Alyssa Pritchett
    April 26, 2013

    Love this idea, I am going to be like you and venture out of my comfort zone!

    http://dressingwithdesire.blogspot.com/

  • brooke @ what2wear
    April 26, 2013

    thank you for this, i was in the store yesterday looking for the perfect white tee and literally couldn’t find a single one that i liked….now i know where to look!!
    brooke @ what2wear

  • Miranda (@TheChicSheet)
    April 27, 2013

    I agree! BTW, you look fabulous!

    XX,
    Miranda

  • Christi
    April 30, 2013

    Costume jewelry in the girls’ dept. is much cheaper, and there are usually plenty of pieces to pick from that aren’t covered in cartoon characters. Plus, if you have narrow wrists, girls’ bangles are a better fit!

  • cassaundrahull
    May 7, 2013

    found you from IFB… i am completely on board with the kids department! and i ALWAYS shop the boy’s department too!!
    love this post

  • Noemi
    May 12, 2013

    I buy in children department, too. Leggings, tees, even underwear! It’s a bargain, really.

  • Prashh
    May 23, 2013

    I think I will start shopping from the kids section from now on… thanks for inspiring me. I am following you on twitter now. Love your blogs 🙂

    http://adamsapplelist.blogspot.in/

  • RunwayMonk
    May 23, 2013

    Never thought about it. great post.

  • Rania, fashfaith.com
    June 30, 2015

    I’ve never shopped at the kids’ section for clothes before.. Now, I really would like to give it a try! Thanks for this post.. 😉

  • Meilily
    August 26, 2016

    Great tips! I’ll have to check out the Children’s departments more closely for fashionable finds : )

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