Fall Mom Bag

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With two deep exterior pockets and a hidden zippered one, drawstring AND buckle closures, adjustable straps and a bangin’ leopard design in washable canvas, this $38 Baggu backpack*** is my Fall #mombag wet dream. And I brought it home a day before Fall officially starts, so don’t say I’m not on top of it.

***FOR SOME GD REASON GOOGLE IS BREAKING THE DIRECT LINK TO THE BACKPACK. So anyone who wants this backpack (and who WOULDN’T) should MANUALLY head over to the Urban Outfitters site to get it. Thank you and goodbye.

How To Buy Kids’ Clothes On Instagram

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Something you should know about me is that I never pay full retail if I can avoid it. Blame my Jewish mother or my years spent getting kickbacks in the Lucky magazine fashion closet. I like the thrill of the hunt, but I love the thrill of paying less.

Discovering that I could buy gently used designer kids’ clothing directly from people who I follow on Instagram at a fraction of the original price made me so joyful.┬áMy gateway purchase was a pair of Duchess and Lion mustard and ivory Ikat harem pants bought from @latonyayvette for $15. Then came a pair of black and white checked stovepipe pants with zipper details for $5 I claimed in a moving out of the country sale conducted over the social media platform. After that it was the neon cheetah print roll-cuff harem shorts I bought from @gavins_goodies (pictured above) for $13, followed closely behind by the Bobo Choses terrycloth evil eye leggings I bought for $17 from @shopityshop (@lindsaymeyerharley‘s resale account) for the baby boy I’ll be delivering unto this world in August.

If you are also turned on by hoarding unique and original clothing purchased from people on the internet who you’ve never met, here are some tips to get you started.

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