I LOVE sweet boutique things, but refuse to pay boutique prices. I have a list of go-to sites where I know I can find good, quality items for relatively cheap. A lot of the sites listed are Facebook (FB) auction type shops. They're a ton out there, but I find myself ordering from the same 4 or 5 everytime...
Ally Clare's (FB)
Bella Nova Shoes
Jetterbug's Monogramming (FB)
Lolly Wolly Doodle (FB)
Shrimp & Grits Kids
Sprinkled Sweet Smocked Boutique (FB)
Stride Rite (shoes)
Sweet Chic-a-Dee (FB)
The Dandy Lion (FB)
I love BabyGap/OldNavy for all our staples. I usually wait until their seasonal 30% off sale and stock up for all of us. I also get a few
As far as Hadley's bows - I bought a PDF bow-making tutorial off Etsy before I had her and that, along with some general internet research, did a great job teaching me the basics. Although, for good technique it just takes a lot of practice... I make all of Hadley's more specific, boutique-type bows, and a lot of her bow bands. (Look for stretchy lace and bra-strap type elastic at the fabric store...) I get all her crocheted bow bands at Hobby Lobby for $1 each.
For her extra-big, solid bows - I actually get those at a local boutique here for like $7-8 apeice. Just beacause we wear them SO much and they're made with a better quality ribbon than I can get at Joann's or HL so they lay prettier and hold up better.
Ok, I think that's it! Happy shopping :)