I’m finding it hard to believe that I’m already thinking holiday clothes for the kids, but…yep. Already thinking holiday clothes for the kids. And since my children pretty much live in Tea Collection, it’s always one of the first places I turn for affordable, adorable clothes that last. And last.
Tea Collection holiday clothes for kids: girls' dresses

So I’m thrilled that this awesome mom-run business is back as one of our sponsors (yay, Tea!), and that they gave me the chance to share some of my favorites from their new Nordic-inspired holiday collection. I’m not exaggerating when I say this may be my favorite winter collection of theirs yet. 

Tea Collection holiday clothes for kids: boys' sweaters

[don’t miss an exclusive discount on Tea Collection clothes for our readers after the jump!]


I hardly even know where to start with the selection of wearable cotton dresses for girls. For something a little more traditional in color and style, the Flora Fest Twirly Dress takes a gorgeous crimson red and runs away with it. Plus, I hardly know a little girl who doesn’t love a dress that twirls.

Flora Fest Twirly Dress | Tea Collection

Tea’s wrap dresses are always great investments because as your daughter grows, they make great tunics over leggings or jeans. I love the Juniper Wrap Dress that will look adorable at holiday fetes, but still make great school or weekend wear.

Juniper Wrap Dress | Tea Collection
In colder climes, I bet any girl will get a ton of use out of this Sparkle Chic Sweater. The chunky weight but tailored styling is so cute over skirts or dresses, but great with casual leggings too.
Sparkle Chic Sweater | Tea Collection

Smocking doesn’t have to mean stuffy. This Flower and Berry Smocked Dress takes a shirtdress style but makes it a little more dressy with beautiful detailing.

Flower and Berry Smocked Dress | Tea Collection
In the same style, I love the Superstar Smocked Dress with a funky star-patterned fabric. Pair it with denim jeggings and black boots for the day, or silver stockings and mary janes for a dressier look.
Superstar Smocked Dress | Tea Collection
Yes, they’re splurgey, but wow I’m drooling over these girls’ Kicker boots that are new to Tea. With a pair of thick stockings or over-the-knee socks, I love how this classic Brit rock style is reinvented for the 21st century.

Girls' Kicker Boots | Tea Collection


Every boy should have one great button-down shirt and I think this Brave Button Shirt fits the bill perfectly. That red is like the perfect red, isn’t it? And the soft heavy cotton makes it a great layering piece over tees, too.
Boys' Brave Button Shirt | Tea Collection

I can’t resist little boys in vests and this Scandi Stripe Sweater Vest is a great stylish staple for the cooler months. Wear it in the classic fashion over a white collar shirt or a tee; or go funkier with a lightweight hoodie tee.

Scandi Stripe Sweater Vest | Tea Collection  
I’m not the type to get into shirts with reindeer or Christmas Tree motifs that you can’t wear more than a day or two a year. But this Star Shirt? Totally festive and way more versatile. And that little red pop inside the collar makes me happy.
Boys' Star Shirt | Tea Collection

Yeti T-Shirt. Enough said.

Yeti T-shirt | Tea Collection

Before the holiday invites hit, make sure your little man has one pair of pants that aren’t jeans or casual cargos. A pair of Corduroy Pants are a smart staple that can be dressed up or down, and I love this one in a vintage wash that’s a wee bit more funky than your standard cord. (Although standard cords are pretty great too.)

Boys' Corduroy Pants | Tea Collection

While you’re at Tea, you definitely don’t want to miss the great sale section with lots of cute choices for boys and girls. They never fail to have fantastic discounts on clothes still in style–and now you know why my kids wear so much Tea Collection.

EXTRA COOL: Save 15% on all purchases, including sale items through 11/22/12 with code CMP15HOLIDAY. Can’t be combined with other promo codes. And thanks so much to our sponsor Tea for always looking after our readers!