Good things come in small packages

So you may not realize it, but if you’re short, there’s one place you can shop where everything is ALWAYS half off of regular prices.

 Not petites.  Think smaller.

The pre-teen kids section can be a gold mine for the height impaired.  I mean, I’m not a midget.  I’m about 5’3, give or take the poofiness of my hair that day : )  But apparently a petite adult=a tall pre-teen in the world of clothing, so take advantage.  Kids clothes are almost always half of what adults pay, and if you have a funky, young kind of style you’d be surprised at what you’ll find yourself loving in the girls’ section.

For me, it all started a month ago in the girls’ section at Target.  My friend Linda and i were passing a really cute dress with a bright, pucci kind of print, and she looks at my smallish frame assessingly.  “You could wear that,” she stated challengingly.  Always up for a bet, i pulled it on over my clothes right there in the middle of the store.  The girls’ large was a perfect fit. 

I’ve worn that dress for a month now, to clubs, to work, hell, even to school, and gotten tons of compliments on it.  At only $12, it’s worth the embarassment of explaining where i found it.


 My version is no longer available online, but here’s a really similar one.

So try playing dress up with your inner child.  You’ll have more money left for lots of grown-up treats ; )


July 25, 2007. Kids' section, Target. Leave a comment.