Tea Collection for girlsTea Collection for boysIf you looked in my kids’ closet, you’d find more Tea clothes than pretty much anything else. (Besides my t-shirts that they steal and call “nightgowns.”) Since the day I first got a Tea outfit for my baby shower, I fell in love with durable, stylish, very wearable kids clothes inspired by fabrics from around the world.

So of course I’m overjoyed that Tea Collection is once again a CMP sponsor, not just because I love them–but because they like you too! In fact, they’re generously giving away one $100 gift card to one of our readers. See below for the fun details.

If I were to win (although sadly, I’m disqualified), here are a few of the things from the current Balinese-inspired collection that I’d probably be spending it on…

[don’t miss an exclusive Tea Collection discount code, some great picks, and a gift card giveaway after the jump!]


Tea Collection girls' trapeze dressTea Collection girls' trapeze dress

I’m a huge fan of the Tea trapeze dresses for girls
(also seen at top) and the new fabrics are super cute. Buy one in your
kid’s size or even one size up, and then as your daughter grows, it
transitions to an adorable tunic to wear over leggings or jeans. It also
makes a handy beach cover-up. Amazing investment for $30.

Girls' mermaid hoodie from Tea Collection

If you’ve got an Ariel-crazy daughter, she will flip over this water goddess sleeveless hoodie which you can tell her is just like a mermaid, only cooler.

Girls' botanical print sash dress from Tea Collection

This botanical print sash dress
would be the one my girls ask to wear all the time, even when we’re
digging in the garden. It’s adorable in baby sizes too. Another great option: This horizon stripe dress with bold stripes balanced by sweet flutter sleeves.

Girls' batik print jersey dress from Tea Collection
It’s called a sporty dress
but this pretty batik print can definitely be dressed up–or down, with a pair of bloomers or
leggings for monkeybar duty. The print kind of makes me want to go to
Bali right now. (I’d settle for Hawaii.)
Pima cotton sweater for girls from Tea Collection

A pima cotton tie sweater
is a nice warm-weather staple for chilly nights and air conditioned
restaurants. This would get great use over a tank and jeans, or a dressy
dress. Maybe for Mother’s Day brunch?


Tea Collection dragon camp shirt for boys
Tea Collection Madras shorts

I loooove this dragon camp shirt
for boys. The soft jersey keeps it comfy, but the structure means it
can go from a birthday party to an afternoon at the playground. It pairs
nicely with Tea’s chambray or canvas shorts, but I’m partial to these plaid long shorts for boys  (also seen at top).

Boys' surf tee from Tea Collection

There are some great tees for boys, but this Padang surf tee might be my favorite. It’s a way of injecting a little bright color into a kid’s wardrobe without throwing him into neon.

Waves batik baby romper

For baby boys, rompers are generally kind of boring. Not so with this waves batik romper. And the snap-up bottom will be mighty convenient in that diaper stage.

Superga kids' shoes at Tea Collection

I didn’t realize Tea is now carrying Superga sneakers. They’re not cheap but they hold up amazingly, have great support, and are very very cute. And psst…they’ve got saltwater sandals too, some on sale. I’m a huge fan.

Kids' pajamas from Tea Collection

Tea’s kids’ pajamas
hold up like no other brand that we’ve tried (my second kid is now
getting the third year of use out of a pair I bought for her big
sister). The prices are great, and how cute is this fishie print?

Also, don’t miss a seriously great sale section, with very affordable baby gifts, dresses as low as $22.50, and cool boys’ clothes like this funky layered tee.

So uh..think I’ve spent that $100 yet? -Liz

Shop Tea Collection now through 5/4/12 and save 15% off your entire purchase with code CMPTEA15! Limit one per person. Enjoy!

EXTRA-COOL: WIN IT! We’ve got a $100 gift card for one lucky reader. To enter, leave a comment here and tell us your favorite item from the collection, along with a link to it. Contest ends Weds 4/25 midnight PT. We’ll draw one winner at random, US only please. Good luck!

*Congratulations to Lauren K!  She won a $100 gift card from Tea Collection!*