Shopping Spree: The Best Way to Make Up for Shots


No one likes getting shots. Lord knows I didn’t. Heck, I still don’t. So when Lil’ J had her first round last week I about lost it. Ok, actually I DID lose it. She freaked out too but had forgotten about it a couple minutes later. I on the other hand, couldn’t get the memory out of my head. She was laughing and cooing one second, the next she was turning red and screaming her head off. And there I was holding her arms down. I felt like a jerk. I told myself I wouldn’t, but I cried too.

I promised her I’d make up for it and I did. Right after the appointment with the mean nurse we went to Old Navy’s baby sale and had a little shopping spree. We scored BIG!

old navy sale

Two jean skirts, a pair of pants, a sweater dress, two bohemian-style dresses, a pair of sparkly moccasins, a beautiful long sweater, and a jean jacket that she can wear with it all–All for $117!

At first I had put the pants back cause I thought the total was going to be closer to $200 but when the lady rang me up and the total only came to $107 I went back to get the adorable brown pants (and I think the FIRST pair of pants I’ve bought for her).

Everything I bought (minus the jacket) was on sale for $5-15!

old navy sale

Sadly, Lil’ J slept through all the shopping, but she was happy to take part in a photoshoot when she was feeling herself again. I am so blessed to have this little angel in my life!

Old Navy sweater dress

She measured 95th percentile for height and 90th for weight so I got almost everything in 6-12 month size so she can wear it longer. The dresses I think she’ll be able to wear as shirts even when she’s older.

Old Navy pink bohem

If you ask me, she looks good in everything.

old navy skirt
Old Navy brown pants

What do you think? Like her fall wardrobe?

Oh, by the way, everyone who comments on this post before Sunday September 19th at 11:59pm is entered to win a $100 gift card to Old Navy. If you’re a blog follower/subscriber (or become one) you get an extra entry. Also, go here to get a special coupon for 30-40% off. It’s a fast one so good luck!

PS: I just took this video of her in her other bohemian dress. I just had to share! We had too much fun. The whole video coming for Wordless Wednesday!

*Thanks Old Navy, for sponsoring the shopping spree & giveaway*

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  1. Oh my! It’s hard to believe that baby could get any cuter, but she does every time I see her! I love all her little fall outfits! And I LOVE those boots! Too cute! Awesome deals! I love great deals on clothes! They grow so fast that you have to get good deals!

  2. My baby girl will be 5 months old and so I love all of the clothes you bought! They look absolutely adorable on her and I love, love, love the sweater dress! Super cute!

  3. OMG Lil J is soooo cute!! I envy her cute lil fall/winter wardrobe and so does our Lil J! In fact, would it be a bad thing if I put a dress on our Lil J – just for fun?! He’ll never know haha. Old Navy has the best budget-friendly clothes for the lil ones and I absolutely die for deals like the ones you found.

    Congrats on the successful shopping trip mama!

  4. I was just at the Old Navy outlet near us and found five pairs of socks for my toddler daughter, two long sleeve t-shirts for my 11 month old son, and two long sleeve onesies for my son. I only spend $23! I LOVE their kids’ clothes!

  5. I love Old Navy! The first outfit I bought for my baby boy was from there and it’s still my favorite one. I absolutely love the little sweater dress you got for Lil J! So cute!

  6. I LOVE that sweater dress!!!! I will definitely have to check that out. The Children’s Place also has some great sales and adorable clothes. If you’ve never checked it out, I HIGHLY recommend it!

  7. This is the first I’ve commented though I’ve been reading for some time. I’m not pregnant yet but I’ve already spent lots of time window shopping for baby clothes. I love your little sweetheart’s long sweater dress–it looks so soft!

  8. Oh my goodness, I love the wardrobe! That cream sweater dress with the belt is absolutely adorable! She’ll definitely be able to wear that as a top when she get’s older.
    I’m also a blog follower.

  9. OMG I love her rolls! She is such a chunk! So pretty 🙂 Great steals too! I really want to go to Old Navy (it’s across the street!) but I don’t have the $$ to spend right now. Even if I just went in there and said “just spend $10” I know I couldn’t resist EVERYTHING :'(

  10. So cute! The dress is my fave! I love old navy for litte ones, but I have found my older kids don’t like their style.. lol darn children and their opionions lol

  11. I follow your blog!! Your blogs are so honest and beautiful, they really touch me! And her fall wardrobe is amazing!! The sweater dress and little boots are my favorite! Your are a good bargain hunter

  12. I cried with each of my kids when they got their first set of shots. Their little faces all red and big fat tears rolling down their cheeks. It was awful.

    We never went on shopping sprees after, but we should have! Hubby isn’t a fan of Old Navy, but I love them. They have some of the best clearance!

  13. I LOVE Old Navy! And we could really use this for fall! I just realized he has almost no fall clothes! Ahhh! BTW I just ove that little sweater dress! So cute on her!

  14. Oh the pictures are so great. My favorite is the last one (at the bottom). She is so precious and those outfits are great. I must say that a shopping spree can make up for almost anything 🙂 By the way, I’m a follower.

  15. I absolutely love the clothes that you got. My not so little anymore daughter has the same cable dress that you have posted in the first picture of the photoshoot! Talk about ADORABLE! I’m now a follower of your blog and with expecting twins could sure use that GC! LOL! Have a great week!

  16. LOVE Old Navy! They’re the only pants my skinny 15 month old can fit in these days. Sadly, he’s still in that same size you bought for Lil’ J… 6-12 months, although they’re starting to get a little short. Would LOVE to win too, because that much at Old Navy sure buys a LOT of stuff!

  17. Oh, those outfits are *almost* enough to make me wish I was having a girl. . .but not really; I’m having a blast stockpiling little boy clothes so our man will look like his daddy =)

  18. She is SO adorable!!!!
    I particularly LOVE that sweater that she is wearing in the 1st pic.

    Also, what an awesome idea to think about the dresses fitting as shirts as she gets older!

  19. There is nothing wrong with finding the littlest excuse to go shopping, and I think Lil J was definitely the best kind of excuse! The outfits are adorable shopping for little girls is always so rewarding. My daughter is 10 and I still shop so we can match!! (Even color coordinate with my baby boy too!) LOL

  20. I cried at my son’s first shot appointment too. It was horrible! The nurse gave him the shot, he cried, then I cried. The poor nurse didn’t know what to do! lol. Luckily I’d brought my Mom along so someone was still calm while we were both crying! It gets better I swear! The four month shots are sooooo much easier!

  21. i also follow through google reader.

    I almost cried at my daughter’s 1st shots appointmment. She’s 3.5 months now and it’s almost time for her 4 month shots; sigh…

  22. Omgosh, my heart is melting! Your daughter is absolutely darling!

    Great giveaway; hope I’m eligible (in Canada)


    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

  23. I follow u on twitter but never stopped to look at ur pics, seems I was missing out, ur girl is adorable and she put a smile on my face. Enjoy her now they grow so quickly.

  24. Aww Lil J looks just like you! I love her wardrobe. My baby girl needs a new wardrobe for fall/winter. We went to Once Upon A Child to do the whole reused thing, and found some great finds. But of course She needs some more things, wasn’t able to find shoes, and some other things.

  25. These are super cute! I haven’t been in an Old Navy recently, but these outfits look much nicer than I remember. I love the purple one she’s wearing in the Bumbo!
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

  26. Your daughter is so adorable. I love Old Navy for the kids’ clothes. I still bribe my children on shot day by promising toys, books, and fast food.
    monster6236 at gmail dot com

  27. Oh my word lil J is so adorable! I absolutely LOVE the video, she’s so precious! Her new fall clothes are beautiful. She has got to be one of the best dressed babies in town. I so love Old Navy!

    dropcqueen at yahoo dot com

  28. Ok, you know I’m not just posting bc i want to win, but I do have to say that your daughter is so gorgeous! She’s got a beautiful complextion and her smile is so darn cute! She is such a happ baby.
    I hope that you and daddy aredoing good and adjusting very well, which it seems to me you are. Congrats on being a fantastic mommy!

  29. My GOODNESS she’s so cute in her new outfits!! I just bought the Old Navy sweater dress in gray for my 3-year-old, along with plum leggings, black leggings, a hot pink winter jacket, cream beanie, pink boots, and striped tunic. I got some smokin’ deals plus used coupons to snag her fall/winter wardrobe. 🙂 Looks like we had the same craving for Old Navy’s adorable baby girl clothes this week, lol!!!

  30. Those are just too cute! I recently got to go to Kohls and get my 2-year-old some clothes and it’s definitely a shopping high. 🙂 I took some photos as well.

    And I feel the same thing when getting Emma shots – so sad! I swear one of the reasons Emma cries is because it’s just scary being held down and the nurse’s voice changes as she apologizes… last time I gave Emma a chocolate right before and she didn’t cry at all! I was shocked. I had heard that sugar before might help. I don’t think you can do that, though. LOL I’m sure you nurse before though. 🙂

  31. Omg, so precious! I love her little outfits, cozy and perfect for the fall/winter. Thanks so much for the giveaway too!

    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

  32. i almost cried at my daughter’s first shots too. and her second. we go for her third this friday and this time my hubby can’t go with me and i am not excited to go on my own… 🙁

  33. What adorable pictures! Yes, shots are traumatic – I think almost more for Moms than the babies, because the babies cry and then soon forget. Our hearts hurt and we don’t forget!

    sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

  34. Work it Lil J! That video was too cute! The entire fall wardrobe is darling. I must say those little brown boots are so stinkin’ cute! You made the shots worth it. 😉

  35. i am soooo hoping to win this gift cert. Most of my casual sort clothes I am wearing now are from before I had my daughter…my first daughter…yeah that was 9 years ago. Thats how sad my wardrobe is. Anything I have that I have gotton after that is from garage sales, second hand. Sad sad wardrobe!

  36. Those pictures of your little one are absolutely adorable. I would have never known she just got her shots. Poor little thing, but it definitely goes to show that shopping cures all (and Old Navy shopping can cure absolutely anything)!

  37. Love the Old navy deals!!! My husband thought I would not be bad about clothes because we have a boy. . . lol he was soooo wrong.
    Lil j’ is getting so big my little shrimp is just filling out his newborn clothes.

  38. you totally racked up! that is awesome. she is so precious, but i want that white sweater with the buttons in my size.

  39. With three kids under the age of three (10-mos-old twins and a 2-yr-old), I could put a gift card to good use! And, if that doesn’t work out, maybe we could set up a date for one of my boys for when our kids are older. She’s a doll!

  40. You really racked up!!! Good on you. I’m sure it was crazy hard with the shots, I’m scared about that too. But shopping heals all wounds!!!

    LOVE the photoshoot!

    Thanks for the giveaway entry 🙂

  41. I remember seeing this one little swaddling device that held the baby and was wrapped around the mother’s forehead. Anybody know what I’m talking about? 😀