The challenge? Dress two children for summer on $100.
Could I do it? I honestly wasn't sure.
I was fairly certain I could cover Olivia - there is always a ton of cheap and adorable stuff in her size that she loves. However, I was significantly less confident about finding clothes that would work for my boys. My sons are currently the exact same size (much to their chagrin) so they are able to share clothing for the most part. That means I need to find clothes that appeal to both of them in order for something to truly be a success.
I was certainly up to the challenge though!
My husband and I set off for Walmart this afternoon and got to work. In under an hour we had chosen 5 shirts and 5 pairs of shorts that we were almost 100% sure Olivia would love... and another 5 shirts and 5 pairs of shorts that we were reasonably sure that the boys would love.
Here is what we chose...
Total cost? $99.75 = SUCCESS!
When the kids got home from school I showed them their new clothes. Olivia was (predictably) thrilled with her summer outfits and promptly began to try every single item on. Surprisingly the boys were equally thrilled with our choices and each asked to wear one of their new shirts to school tomorrow.
I call that an extremely successful shopping trip.
Now if it would just warm up outside everything would be perfect because we can't wait for summer to begin. Bring on the sunshine!
Disclosure: I received a $100 Walmart Gift Card to take part in the #WalmartFrugalHeroes Challenge. The opinions are my own.