How to Dress Your Teen for Less - a teen's perspective - The Peaceful Mom

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How To Dress Your Teen For Less (from a teen’s perspective) is a post by Contributor Hannah. 

 

Many teens spend a lot of money on fashion thinking it’s the “only way” to find trendy pieces, but today I want to share four tips to find fashionable clothing without spending all your moolah.

 

Tip #1- Keep An Open Mind

At times these next two words will make a teenager cringe, but really they just mean “a mother load of savings”. Those two words are “thrift store”.
I know what you’re thinking, “Thrift stores = old people clothes. Ew!” But once you dig past the ugly denim shirts and freaky blouses, you’ll find your treasure.

One of the greatest pieces of advice that I can give to you is to keep an open mind. At first glance you may think that hand-me-downs would look terrible on you or it’s just not “in”, but if you experiment a little you’ll be surprised!

 

 

Tip #2 – Look for Name Brands

You might be surprised to learn that many name brands can be found at the thrift store. I have found some top notch brands like Forever 21 and American Eagle for an eighth of the original price by shopping second-hand!

 

 

Thrift Store - Find Name Brands - The Peaceful Mom

 The skirt on the right is from Forever 21 but cost only $3.00.

 

White House - Black Market and Anne Taylor Thrift Store Finds

Not only can you find casual clothing at thrift stores, but dressier items as well. The dress on the left is White House – Black Market and the dress on the right is Anne Taylor. One cost $10 and the other cost $12.

 

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22
2014

$125 Budget Grocery Shopping for 6 {+ menu!} 8/22

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$125 Budget Shopping & Menu for 6

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My $125 Weekly Grocery Shopping for 6 People: See how I feed my family of six (including 4 teens) for around $125/week. See our $125 Budget Weekly Menu here

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Groceries 2014-8-22 Aldi Produce - The Peaceful Mom

 Aldi Produce 

Buying in-season, on sale produce is a great way to keep your grocery bill lower, plus it’s healthier to eat fruits and veggies.

 

Best Produce Deals:

cucumber $.55

avocado $.79 each

red grapes $.98/lb

bag garden salad $.99

cantaloupe $1.29 each

3 pounds navel oranges $1.99 (these are from Chile – I don’t normally buy produce from outside the U.S. but I have been craving oranges lately.)

 

Groceries 2014-8-22 Aldi Refrigerated - Frozen - Meat - The Peaceful Mom

Aldi Meat & Dairy Items (not pictured: 8 oz. package pepperoni slices)

While it is cheaper to make your own hummus I purchased some this week because I do not want to take the time to make it and the kids really like this brand.

 

Groceries 2014-8-22 Aldi Grocery Items - The Peaceful Mom

Other Aldi Grocery Items

The Pan Turano is an artisan bread and it’s awesome for grilled cheese or garlic toast. Again, it’s cheaper to make at home but I don’t really know how to make bread like this and I have other priorities this week.

 

Weekly Total: $104.92

August Monthly Total: $497.33  

($125/week budget for six people - average is $124.33 per week for this month.)

 

 

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