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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

It seems like I’m always buying clothes, and with four kids in the house who are constantly growing, I’ve had my fair share of experience with several children’s clothing brands.  There are those brands that I totally hate, there are those brands that I like and there are those brands that I love and one of my absolute favorites is Tea!

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I’ve had the pleasure of working with Tea several times in the past couple of years and each and every time I am amazed at the uniqueness and quality that I find at Tea!

When it comes to buying clothes for my kids, especially for Lil’ Man and Lil’ Diva, my number one concern is longevity.   I’m not saying that something has to last from one season to the next (with a two and three year old that’s impossible) but I am saying that in order for me to buy it, the item has to last longer than a couple of play dates!  I learned my lesson in the past about buying clothing that wasn’t so well made, while the discounted price tags may have been appealing at the time, the reality is that the cheaper clothing almost always wears out before the more expensive, better made items which costs me more money in the end.  Based on my past experiences I always try to buy better quality clothing for my kids, even if it means that I’m spending a little more in the beginning.  Quality is just one of the many reasons why I love Tea; unique clothes, that my kids love and I approve of, that are also affordable are just a few of the other reasons!

If you’re not familiar with Tea let’s get you better acquainted!

Tea started in San Francisco with 3 pima cotton sweaters and a vision, a vision of bringing the world together through fashion!  Tea’s known for clothing that is a fusion of worldwide cultures and modern design—in my eyes, that’s one of the best things about Tea!

So I know you want to know how the name Tea came about—so did I the first time I heard of them!   Tea got its name from, well, the drink!  The founders of Tea believed that Tea was a perfect choice for a name because tea, the drink, is served in nearly every culture all around the world!

One of my absolute favorite things about Tea is the uniqueness of each piece of clothing; I love that Tea chooses a destination (a place that the people behind Tea have been) and take you there through fashion—the idea that I can give my children pieces of clothing that also tell a story is absolutely special and appealing for me as a mom and a consumer!

Tea’s Spring/Summer 2012 Collection is inspired by Bali and I have to say, I was definitely excited to check out the collection!  Tea sent both Lil’ Man and Lil’ Diva a few pieces from the Bali Safari collection to review and they were both more than willing to try each piece on and even pose for a few pictures for Mommy!

Before I tell you about the completely gorgeous items we were sent to review, I want to tell you a little more about the Bali collection!  The Bali collection was inspired by the Tea design team’s trip to Bali!  I think Emily said it best when she said:

In Bali, your are surrounded and embraced by happiness. You can see it on people's faces - a mix of dancing celebration and transcendent, spiritual bliss. - Emily

Browsing through the collection, you can see that the inspiration that the designers found in Bali are translated gorgeously to the pieces in the collection!

As I mentioned above, Lil’ Man and Lil’ Diva both received several items from Tea’s Bali Safari collection and no one was happier about new clothes, or trying them on and doing a photo session, than the always camera ready Lil’ Diva!

Tea sent Lil’ Diva four pieces that my daughter loved and I found completely adorable, charming and unique!  My absolute favorite item that Tea sent for Lil’ Diva was the Artisan Lotus Dress (it just so happens to be Lil’ Diva’s favorite as well) it’s design is unique and fun and the material is perfect—there isn’t a little girl on earth who wouldn’t love this dress!  I also fell in love with the Ribbed Purity Tee in Dahlia—it’s simple and completely understated, but it’s also perfect for a variety of outfit options!  I paired the Artisan Lotus dress with the Ribbed Purity Tee…what do you think?

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Lil’ Diva LOVES the dresses from the collection and I kinda have to agree that they are completely perfect for her, they suit her playful, imaginative, fun personality—great job Tea!

Lil’ Man usually prefers to wear nothing except for his undies (I wish I were joking) but he was very excited to try on the shirts that Tea sent for him to check out!  My son is all about comfort and while he isn’t quite the fashion forward child that Lil’ Diva is, he does know when he loves something…and he loved the Pelaga Camp Shirt!  The cool jersey camp shirt, made of 100% cotton was the perfect choice for Lil’ Man as he loves shirts that button up the front, he calls them “work shirts” because they resemble the button up shirts that my husband wears to work!  My personal favorite shirt that Tea sent my Lil’ Man was the Long Sleeve Purity Tee in Lemongrass, in addition to being one of the softest children’s tee’s I’ve seen, it just screams spring and happiness…I absolutely love it!

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As you can see from their photo shoot, both of my kiddos were very excited about their new Tea clothing—and Mommy couldn’t be happier either, though I know to expect something great every time that I work with Tea!

You can check out all of the items above and so much more online at teacollection.com and remember Tea offers simple shipping with FREE shipping on orders $150 and over and $7 on all other orders!

So, how would you like to experience a little of the Bali flavor for yourself?  Tea is giving one MIBR reader a $100 gift card to shop at Tea!  How completely awesome is that?

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Disclosure:  I received the items mentioned above from the company or representing PR, all opinions are 100% mine and were in no way influenced by the sponsor.

12 comments :

  1. The Leap Frog Tee for baby boys is soooo cute! Love the color and design!
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  2. My favorite item from the collection is the Raya Stripe romper

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  3. I like the Ribbed Purity Tee for Girls in Copper. I want to thank you for this awesome sweep and hope to win :) corrysue@yahoo.com

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  4. I love the Jaya Peak Playdress and the Neka Dress

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  5. Since i am not sure if i am going to be a grandma to a boy or girl yet I am going to choose the unisex Lotus Wrap One-Piece

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  6. I like the Horizon 5 Piece Set

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  7. I love the little girl's dress, they would look great on my granddaughter

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  8. I like the dyed dots knot dress for girls. (julie hawkins)

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  9. I got a granddaughter and I like these clothes.

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