This is a sponsored post and $150 giveaway from Tea Collection. Thank you, Tea Collection!

I’ve mentioned it before, but Annabel is my little fashionista. I didn’t really start caring about my clothing until I was at least eleven or twelve, but Annie started caring (literally) years ago. As soon as she could stand up she was pulling down outfits from her closet or out of her dresser. Ninety percent of the time, I am fine with whatever ensemble she puts together (the other ten percent of the time she’s wearing, say, a lace dress to the park, and that’s not okay). One of the things I quickly learned was to put the nicer items where she couldn’t reach them. Another trick I picked up is buying her clothing in colors that are complementary. This isn’t always possible, but it definitely helps eliminate the “did she dress herself” questions that can sometimes follow a child’s more…interesting…outfits. Although, Annie’s outrageous outfits don’t bother me because they really show off her personality (and they don’t happen very often because the girl knows how to dress).

Tea Collection is all about helping children express themselves through clothing, so they are a great fit for Miss Annabel. The colors are as vibrant as Annie’s personality, and the clothes themselves are extremely well-made, which is important to me because I need Annie’s duds to withstand lots of washes. I mean seriously – they last YEARS: some of my favorite clothes of Annie’s are hand-me-down Tea Collection items from my friends with older daughters.

Tea Collection was kind enough to send Annie a gift card to spend, and she sat next to me and picked out every single thing she wanted. When all her new clothes arrived, she had a blast putting together outfits.

Every single look really screams ANNABEL:

The outfits in the video are the Lychee Twirl Dress, the Ocean Jewel Shoulder-Tie Dress, the Venda Outfit, and the Cape Point Beach Dress.

She is also obsessed with the Seafarer Rumba Dress:


and loves the Sea Gypsy Outfit (with purple shorts instead of pink):


Tea Collection is generously giving one of my readers $150 to spend in their store. Awesome! You have two ways to enter to win. The first is to leave a comment describing the way you or your kid (or the favorite kid in your life) expresses him or herself, be it through clothing, performance, etc. The second is to go to the Tea Collection website, sign up for email updates (sign-up is located in the middle of their homepage), and then leave me another comment telling me you’ve done so. Winner will be chosen via Contest will close at 9pm pacific time on Monday, May 27th. US Residents only.

Also? Tea Collection sells clothes for women, too! I have my eye on a few things, and once this tummy of mine is gone Imma be spendin’.

Thanks everyone, and good luck!


We have a winner!!

tea winner

The winner is Staci! Congrats Staci – look for an email from me with the details.

Thank you to everyone who entered!