Looking like a Princess on Mum’s Tiny Budget
My daughter is absolutely beautiful (I am biased I know, but it is true!) She loves to dress up and twirl like a princess from her story books. She would rather wear a pretty dress to play on a park, go to soft play well to anywhere really even if it is totally impractical. Her love of ballet is more based on the twirl skirts than the actual dance! I would love to have a lot of money to treat her to the finery she would like!
She wears dresses at every opportunity, she also has a fine selection of pretty hair bands, many coloured gorgeous girl’s party shoes and more handbags than me. She could give Suri a run for her money I’m sure!
Supermarkets have may pretty children’s clothes these days and I do buy a lot of her clothes form supermarkets. Like a lot of good budgeting mums I also get a lot of hand me downs. On her birthday though I do like her to have something really special and at least a little unusual.
Luckily my mother in law is a big clothes shopping fan. Off they will go together hand in hand on a party dress shopping adventure (this sometimes happens at Christmas too) Nine times out of ten they will just visit Debenhams and have a good hunt around the rather fabulous store we have here in Nottingham. Being savvy, if there is a good Debenhams discount code around at the time they will often decide on a dress but not actually buy it. Coming home to put in the order makes a lot of sense. It’s already been tried on and chosen and this way they can get a good discount. There may even be money left over for a matching handbag!
This is her latest Debenhams party dress:
I like my little girl to look like a princess and I like to indulge her but I do want her to understand about being smart where money is concerned forma young age. I encourage her to take care of her clothes, really think about what she wants and if it will get much wear. Discount codes are also a great financial education for her!
She may be a princess but she won’t need a queenly budget!