Monday, September 19, 2011

Tea [Collection] For Two

We are blessed because, aside from essentials like underwear and socks, we don't really buy a lot of clothes for our boys. The parents of the older boys at the sitter give us bags of clothes each season, which is such an amazing gift.

Still, I sometimes drool over clothes and wish I could justify buying them, especially clothes from Tea Collection. I've always drooled over their super cute and fun graphic tees, so when I received an email asking if I'd be interested in reviewing a few things, I literally jumped at the offer. Actually, I think I texted Keli and our conversation went like this: YOU'LL NEVER GUESS WHAT I GOT AN EMAIL ABOUT! OMG, YOU GOT ONE TOO?! And then we held hands and jumped up and down yelling. At least, as well as one can via text message.

When the clothes actually came, I did some more jumping. I ordered both boys shirts from the Mercado Mexicano collection, because they were too cute to pass up. I also ordered Luke a pair of jeans and Tommy a long sleeved purity tee to layer and extend some of his short sleeved shirts throughout the winter.
My first thoughts upon actually having the clothes in my hands was how soft they are, especially Luke's jeans. If my jeans were that soft, I'd enjoy wearing them more! My other thought was how bright the colors are. We've worn them a lot since receiving and after three washes, the colors and the softness still remain, which is a huge plus to me. The biggest plus for me about the jeans is that they have an adjustable waist, which is huge. Both of my boys are super narrow in the hips and waist so finding jeans that are long enough but don't fall off is a nearly impossible feat. Being able to adjust the jeans to fit Luke's waist made both of us happy. He actually pointed out that it's the only pair of jeans he has that don't fall off when he runs. I see more of these in our future!

I do mean a lot when I refer to how much they're worn these clothes in the last two weeks. They've been worn around the house.

To parades

They've been worn mini-golfing, where someone got his first hole in one.

And in my personal favorite, they were worn to take family photos. You'll see that Tommy is wearing the purity tee underneath his Dia de los Muertos tee. How cute is that?

[Photo by Beth Fletcher Photography]

Although I enjoyed picking out clothes for the boys, it was really a struggle to not get a few clothes from myself, as I learned that Tea Collection also carries women's clothing. How super cute is this Kahlo tunic? I want. I am definitely going to be shopping Tea Collection again soon!

Tea Collection generally provided the clothes for this review, but the opinions and mad love expressed in this post are all mine.


Kaycee said...

Seriously adorable clothes!

I hear you on the adjustable waist, my girl is in a 4T at just over 3 years old. Long and lean she is and her pants never stay up without the adjustable waist! (which is generally on the tightest notch!)

I clicked over to Tea Collection and would looooove some of their clothes for my daughter! Unfortunately they are a bit too pricey for us.

keli [at] kidnapped by suburbia said...

how flipping cute are you guys in that last picture!?!? oh my goodness, LOVE!!! i want more more MORE!!

*Lissa* said...

LOVE your family photo! We also got the long-sleeved tees... the turquoise color is to die for. :)

Stephanie Wilson she/her @babysteph said...

I love what you chose! Your family is just so beautiful.


Lyndsay said...

I want emails like that!!!!!

(and that pic of Beth's is gorgeous!!)

InTheFastLane said...

And almost all of JJ's stuff is fall stuff and now that it is actually fall (most days :)) I need to actually get some pictures of him.