I'm not a snob when it comes to my daughter's clothing (she's only 2, after all). I buy clearance tees at Target for $2.99 and accept hand-me-downs without hesitation. I don't mind the absence of Juicy Couture and Tommy Hilfiger in her dresser drawers.
That said, I DO appreciate well-made items (sturdy enough to withstand running, jumping, stretching, spilling, staining, and sidewalk chalking) and I absolutely am a fan of one-of-a-kind items. Circo tees have their place, but handmade tees are something extra special.
We recently had an opportunity to try out a custom-made tee from 4 Little Fish, a mom-owned company based in MA...and these tees are CUTE (way cuter, in fact, than the pictures on the website make them look). These are spunky, fun, and chic tees embroidered with fabric, buttons, and other decorations to fit your child's interest. Choose between mermaids or sailboats, lollipops or ice cream cones, robots or aliens, rockets or pick-up trucks...and more!
After much deliberating, I selected a short-sleeve brown tee with a school bus applique on the front. And it is darling - definitely one of my favorite tees in my daughter's collection! I love it not only for its adorableness, but also because the shirt is so well-made...no cheapy fabrics here! The tee has retained its shape wash after wash.
4 Little Fish tees range in size from 3-6 months up to a youth size 12, and cost between $34-38.
WIN IT! One winner will receive a 4 Little Fish tee of his/her choice. To enter, leave a comment on this post prior to Monday, October 6 at midnight (don’t forget to follow the rules). * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
*UPDATE* The winner is #12 Beth G. Congratulations!