Our 3-year-old has recently decided (for the first time ever) that she likes dressing up. What Dress-Up means to her is to taking down every single item hanging in her closet and trying it on – her Cinderella dress and matching cape, her way-too-big U of A snow coat, her fanciest black and red velvet dress, etc.
She’ll try on each item for about one minute and dance around excitedly and say, “What am I, mommy?” And then want to move on to the next item.
Unlike many girls her age, however, she would NOT want to wear a princess dress all day long. She’s much too practical for that. She always opts for clothes that she can “race” and “hike” and jump on the bed in. She likes soft, stretchable items that are easy-to-get-on-and-off – and that have no buttons.
Often, when she selects her outfit for the day, she’ll pull out one of her sets from Tea Collection, a San Francisco-based company that specializes in globally-inspired apparel for kids (birth to age 8).
I have to admit that she has fabulous taste. If I could dress my girls in only one brand, I would undoubtedly choose Tea Collection. The pieces are unique, well-made, stylish, AND well-suited for plenty of activity.
Take one peek (and be forever captivated by the brand):
- TOP LEFT: Shibuya Floral Dress, $44.50
- TOP RIGHT: Tokyo Hoodie, $39
- BOTTOM LEFT: Takayama Plaid Dress, $59
- BOTTOM RIGHT: Sayonara Tee, $29.50
The prices aren’t exactly low, BUT…these clothes are made-to-last. They are crafted with care and easily survive wash-after-wash without noticeable wear. I also appreciate the fact that the materials are simple (translation: comfortable, perfect for preschoolers who like to dress themselves), yet the designs are obviously not your every-day department store variety.
WIN IT! One winner will receive a $100 gift card to Tea Collection. To enter, leave a comment with the name of one other style (other than the ones listed) that you love from Tea Collection on this post prior to Wednesday, November 11th at 11:59 p.m. (Don’t forget to follow the rules…all generic comments like “Enter me!,” “Love it,” and “Cool stuff!” will be disqualified.).
*UPDATE* The winner is #94 Shelly. Congratulations!