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Kit out the kids for Under a Tenner!

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

AnnMarie O'Connor-Stylist & fashion blogger:-
According to her website -

"I've been a style writer for more years than is fashionable to mention. Suffice to say I have worked with the likes of The Irish Examiner, RTE, Dazed and Confused, Elle, Trace, Image, IF, The Dubliner, The Irish Independent, Prudence, and interviewing designers, chasing trends, styling, profiling and lying about my spiralling shoe habit. My mantra-burn the tracksuit honey and learn to walk in a pair of damn heels. Life's too short not to look tall and fabulous. Mwah! Lovin' your work. Xxx"

Annmarie is a freelance fashion writer, blogger and personal stylist. Her credits include The Irish Examiner, Elle, Dazed and Confused, Image, Trace, IF, The Irish Independent, and

Over the past 8 years she has interviewed the likes of Terry de Havilland, Zandra Rhodes and Ben de Lisi, and has gained a cult following with her blog: I Blog Fashion which is being made into a book. She is also the organiser of the monthly Fashion Bloggers' Brunch events in Dublin

The Cassidy Quintuplets from Bridgetown, Co Wexford:
Dearbhail, Cian, Amy, Rory and Conor

Without the luxury of hand-me-downs, times will forever by tight for Veronica and Kevin Cassidy. Veronica gave birth to her quintuplets after IVF treatment in 2001. Now aged 8, (turning 9 in August) the quints are quite the handful, as they grow out of clothes like nobody's business.

With this in mind, Veronica is open to any tips on how summer clothes for her kids can cost less!

Who said you can't dress your child for under a tenner? Pop into Dunnes, Penneys, Heatons and Tesco and the only issue you'll have is being spoiled for choice.

Opt for value-for-money clothes sets like Penneys' colourful tee shirt packs (3 for €4), or two-piece dress/legging sets (€8) for girls at Dunnes and shirt/tee combos (€7) at Tesco for boys. Colourful canvas runners are a big hit at Heatons (€3) and Penneys (€4) for boys and girls, while flip flops are a price-savvy €1 at Dunnes. Separates across the board from tank tops to sweatshirts and shorts clock in at just under €7.

Top that!

Clothing - Size 9 with adjustable waistbands


T-shirt, €3.50, Tesco
Hawaiian shorts, €5, Dunnes
Flip flops, €1, Dunnes
Total - €9.50


Jewelry set, €1.50, Penneys
Dress & T-shirt set, €5, Dunnes
Ballet shoes, €3.50, Heatons
Total =€10


Stripe top, €4, Dunnes
Leggings, €4, Heatons
Flip flops, €1, Dunnes
Total = €9


Canvas runners, €4, Penneys
Shirt/T-shirt combo, €7, Tesco
Dress/Leggings set, €8, Dunnes


Polo shirt, €2, Penneys
Cargo shorts, €5, Dunnes
Flip flops €1, Dunnes
Total = €8


T-Shirt €1.33 (1of 3pack), Dunnes
Check shorts €5, Penneys
Canvas runners €3, Heatons
Total = €9.33