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Hand Me Downs

Why You Don't Need 'It All' to Be Happy

Ingrid Vasquez | Posted 12.08.2014 | Parents
Ingrid Vasquez

I grew up wearing hand-me-downs and eating from dollar menus, and I was often left wishing for more toys under the Christmas tree. You'd think I'd say I didn't have much -- I lived in a trailer home, I shopped at thrift stores and my family survived off food stamps. But the truth is different.

Here's Why You Should Definitely Be Shopping At A Thrift Store

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 04.30.2014 | HuffPost Home

And we're not talking about those "snobby" high-end resale businesses, either...

The Evolution of an Outfit

Rachel Levy Lesser | Posted 04.13.2014 | Women
Rachel Levy Lesser

My friend's young daughter now runs around her basement playing dress up in a once-treasured scarf of her mother's. The mother remembers buying the scarf at Ann Taylor to accent her new suit right before an important job interview. Over time, the scarf got demoted.

Why Your Second Baby Gets the Shaft

BabyPost | Posted 07.02.2013 | Parents

Babies don't know -- and don't care -- if they are using their older sibling's hand me downs. They don't have it worse than their older siblings, just because they don't have a fancy new bouncy seat. The only person who knows or who cares that it's the same stuff is the parent who passed it down.

Why It's Especially Hard For Me To Hand Down The Hand-Me-Downs

Amy Wruble | Posted 06.23.2013 | Parents
Amy Wruble

I've been both of these women now, and while I know there are still many, many parenting milestones ahead, it feels strange to have already closed the lid on these boxes.

A Letter of Apology To My Second Son

CT Working Moms | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
CT Working Moms

Mommy is so sorry. I didn't know that two babies would be so hard. I didn't think I'd treat you any differently than your brother. And I didn't realize how quickly life would pile up and try to steal our special moments from the two of us.

Why I Stopped Clothes Shopping for 6 Months

LearnVest | Posted 07.21.2012 | Women

"Dave," I announced on our final night of the "How Poor Are We?" summit, "I am going to give up my clothing budget for six months."

PHOTOS: Kids Show Off Adorable Hand-Me-Downs

The Huffington Post | Lori Fradkin | Posted 03.22.2012 | Parents

You know your children can't stay the same size forever, but you can't help wishing they wouldn't grow quite so fast -- especially when they have such...

When Your Coffee Table Has A History

Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

Here at Stylelist Home, we're big proponents of secondhand items, because we love thinking of the different "lives" they might have had. But this is d...

PHOTOS: Why These Are Our Most Prized Possessions

The Huffington Post | Brooke Bobb | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

In a new Stylelist column called "Hand-Me-Down," we'll dig deep into the closets of celebrities and fashion insiders as they reveal their most preciou...

Yes, You Can Make Old Clothes Look New -- And Cool

Posted 08.31.2011 | Parents

by Gina Provenzano It's almost back to school season again, and to most parents that can only be synonymous with one thing - back-to-school shopping....

Christening Gown Worn By 20 Family Members Over The Last 125 Years

Daily Mail | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

At the age of three months, George Parfitt can already lay claim to keeping up a long and proud family tradition. For the baby was baptised in a chri...