Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Chic Monkey Baby Boutique {Review & Giveaway} Raspberry Sorbet Flower Beanie

{This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to those who entered!}

Having two girls, I tend to think that I've already seen the cutest of the cute when it comes to accessories and clothing. But then somewhere like The Chic Monkey Baby Boutique comes along, and I find out that I've been fooling myself.


The Chic Monkey began when WAHM and owner, Cristie, searched for months for fun, bright, funky baby items and realized that they either didn't exist or were just too expensive. Therefore, she made it her goal to "provide quality baby products while moms everywhere can feel proud to show off a stylish and chic item while not breaking the bank." That's exactly what you find when you shop at The Chic Monkey.

Are you searching for the perfect baby blanket that is buttery soft, made for cuddling and (very importantly) machine washable? Plus, looking for one where you pick the satin blanket that you want and then YOU CHOOSE what color plush minky fabric goes on the back? It's at The Chic Monkey.

The Ella Silky Monkey Blanket.
You had better watch out if you give this as a gift, the recipient might never stop thanking you.

What girl doesn't love a tutu? But where do you search for the sweetest tutus (custom made to fit after you order and comes with a matching headband) that you've ever seen? Want to choose from a selection of colors or want to completely design your own? Thinking about ordering matching wings and wand to fully make your little sweetheart's dreams come true? Look no further than The Chic Monkey.

The SweetTart Tutu.
Is there an occasion that couldn't be made better by wearing this?

How about personalized gift items? The Chic Monkey has a wide variety of bibs, burp cloths, aprons, infant robes and LOTS more that can be beautifully embroidered for your little one. And don't worry if you only have boys, there are PLENTY of items at The Chic Monkey for the little men in your life. Get him ready for football season with a College Monogrammed Burp Cloth! Or how about a Spooky Personalized Halloween Bucket to carry his trick-or-treat candy around in? Looking for something classic for a little boy? Check out this adorable Baby Boy Gift Set, how sweet is it?

You know Tristan is going to look much more hip and stylish than the other babies now.

Best of all (and in case you didn't notice this already), Cristie and her talented mom, Dani, who together make such a wide variety of great items, are willing to customize their high-quality products just for you. Change the colors, change the fabric, change the ribbons... and if you are not completely satisfied, you're able to return it (although I HIGHLY DOUBT you would be able to find anything to not be satisfied with). They stand behind their items 100%, something any mom can appreciate.

When a Raspberry Sorbet Flower Beanie from The Chic Monkey arrived at our house, I was really excited to see it in person. I had seen online that the beanies are made to fit from approximately 1 to 9 years old and I was dying to see how it was possibly going to fit on both of my girls without losing its shape.

As soon as I pulled it out of the ready-for-gift-giving packaging though, I understood. The quality of these items is amazing and would rival any ritzy, upscale, way-more-expensive boutique (one where someone like me walks in the door in my t-shirt and yoga pants and gets snubbed for looking like an actual mom). As soon as Little Sister B woke up from her nap, I sat her down and showed her the Beanie.

I think the picture says it all, but it really does look beyond adorable on her.

I mentioned this hat is adorable, right? I think I did. Maybe once or twice.

All of the crochet hair accessories (there are both beanies and headbands) at The Chic Monkey Baby Boutique come with a cute removable flower clip that can be left on the hat, worn directly in the hair or clipped on clothes as a fun accessory all on its own. Plus, when you order a Flower Beanie, you have the option of adding an extra flower so that you can change them up depending on what color would match best that day. There are a great selection of colors available (the Pumpkin Pie Flower Beanie would be gorgeous for fall and how cool would your little one look sporting the Candy Corn Flower Beanie on Halloween?) and remember, if you are looking for something you don't see, The Chic Monkey will gladly create it custom just for you!

By the time Little Sister B was finished with the Raspberry Sorbet Flower Beanie, Big Sister E was ready to try it out. By now, the Beanie had already been tugged and pulled on (and, ahem, tasted a time or two) by Little Sister B, but when I went to put it on Big Sister E, it still looked brand new, a definite testament to how impeccably well-made it is.
You expect me to want to share this awesome hat now? Like that's going to happen.

If there is anything I love as much as cute hats, it's hair clips. From a young age, Big Sister E's hair has always hung in her face and I have searched high and low for clips to keep it out of her eyes. The Chic Monkey Baby Boutique has a huge variety of Hair Clippies in every style and color from simple to ornate. How cool are the Pastel Pansies with the words in the background?

I love that if I ordered these I would be able to use them in my girls' hair or clipped right on our adorable Beanie!

When I first looked at the Pink Skulls clippies that we received, I almost didn't realize they had the skull pattern on them and thought they were just a cool pink swirl design. When my eyes started to recognize the skull images, that just made them even better! What beautiful clips for fall (I love brown and pink together) and they will be perfect for any Halloween outfits the girls wear in October. And since there are two of these cute clips, now we won't even have to figure out how to share them...

Ready to order your next gift from The Chic Monkey Baby Boutique? In case the adorable items aren't cute enough on their own, you can now select their new Eco-friendly gift wrapping option. Your gift will show up wrapped in The Chic Monkey's signature reusable gift wrap, which can be reused over and over! What a great way to go green while giving such gorgeous gifts! Or are you more of an Etsy fan? The Chic Monkey's items are beautifully handcrafted and for sale there, too!

One lucky person will win their own Raspberry Sorbet Flower Beanie from The Chic Monkey Baby Boutique!


To enter to win a Raspberry Sorbet Flower Beanie: Visit The Chic Monkey Baby Boutique and tell me your favorite items (other than the ones mentioned). I warn you, it will be hard to choose just one! Please do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile. I have to have a way to contact the winner.

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted)
1 Extra Entry - Tell me who this adorable hat would be for if you win.
1 Extra Entry - Have an Etsy account? Heart The Chic Monkey to your favorites and leave your user name in a comment.
1 Extra Entry (per giveaway entered) - Enter any (or all) of the giveaways currently running on Thanks, Mail Carrier. See the list on the top of my right sidebar - there are some really great ones going on right now!
2 Extra Entries (leave 2 separate comments) if you follow me with Google Friend Connect.
2 Extra Entries (leave 2 separate comments) if you follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the tweet below and leaving me the link.

I entered to win the cutest hat ever! The Chic Monkey Flower Beanie #giveaway @thxmailcarrier @Thechicmonkey http://bit.ly/45Lth1 Ends 10/16

3 Extra Entries (leave 3 separate comments) if you put my cute new button up on your blog. Please leave an address where it can be found.
3 Extra Entries (leave 3 separate comments) if you blog about this giveaway linking back to Thanks, Mail Carrier and The Chic Monkey. Please leave an address where it can be found.
5 Extra Entries (Leave 5 separate comments) if you make a purchase from The Chic Monkey Baby Boutique or The Chic Monkey on Etsy during this giveaway. Tell me what awesome item you picked!

Giveaway will end on October 16th at 11:59pm CST. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.

A HUGE thank you to Cristie at The Chic Monkey for providing us with a Raspberry Sorbet Flower Beanie and a set of adorable Pink Skull hair clips to review as well as a Beanie for one lucky giveaway winner. We love ours!

146 comments:

♥Jennette♥ said...

I love the now and later tutu!
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♥Jennette♥ said...

This hat would be for my daughter shevelle!
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♥Jennette♥ said...

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♥Jennette♥ said...

I am following and tweeted
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♥Jennette♥ said...

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Stephanie said...

I'm Canaidian so don't count me in your entry but I wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog! Yours is so cute and that beanie is ADORABLE!
Good luck to all!

*Mom's Best Bets said...

I love the now and later tutu
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*Mom's Best Bets said...

This sweet hat would be for my dughter!momsbestbetsatgmaildotcom

*Mom's Best Bets said...

I have an account and will add as favorite right now
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Im following you:)
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Nikki, from Sittin' Pretty said...

Hey girl,
Love the hat..so cute!!! Just wanted to drop a quick note to let you know I've changed my blog address from stickycrumbkisses.blogspot.com to...thechocolatemousseblog.blogspot.com. I'm not sure if you'll have to refollow or not. : )

Have a great weekend!! nik

The Leaves of Tarkong said...

i so love the hat!!! really so cute on your pretty angel. too bad cant join the giveaways. :D

Veronica Lee said...

I'm Malaysian so I don't qualify but I love your blog anyway!!

jamaise said...

Super cute stuff! I really like the Blue/White Floral Damask 3 piece Diaper Bag.

jamaise said...

This hat would be for my sweet niece Haylie if I won :)

jamaise said...

I heart Chic Monkey at Etsy :)

jamaise said...

I entered to win the UPrint Banner :)

jamaise said...

I follow #1

jamaise said...

I follow #2

jamaise said...

I follow & Tweet @thxmailcarrier

jamaise said...

I follow & Tweet @thxmailcarrier

jamaise said...

I added your button at Wishing Penny#1

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I added your button at Wishing Penny#2

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I added your button at Wishing Penny#3

lululu said...

too bad, my baby is a boy. if i won, this would be for my future little gal! :P

Nicole @ Chic and Cheap Nursery said...

little sister B looks sooooo cute with her beanie!!!
it was hard to pick but one of my favorites was the Custom Hand-Painter Picture Frames.

I want to win that beanie!!!

thewannabewahm@gmail.com

Nicole @ Chic and Cheap Nursery said...

you know i follow you !
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Nicole @ Chic and Cheap Nursery said...

you know i follow you !
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Nicole @ Chic and Cheap Nursery said...

i hadn't noticed you had a button! Would have added it anyway!
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Nicole @ Chic and Cheap Nursery said...

i hadn't noticed you had a button! Would have added it anyway!
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Nicole @ Chic and Cheap Nursery said...

i hadn't noticed you had a button! Would have added it anyway!
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Nicole @ Chic and Cheap Nursery said...

I just tweeted about this giveaway!
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Nicole @ Chic and Cheap Nursery said...

I just tweeted about this giveaway!
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Crunchy Green Mom - Suzanne said...

I like the Christi Raggedy ANN

Crunchy Green Mom - Suzanne said...

This hat would be for my daughter LaLa... she'd be sooo cute!

Mandee said...

Oh how cute!
I love the blue and brown damask diaper bag! The design sort of looks like my blog design (and my bedspread!) LOVE IT!!!! :)
raisingmy4sons@yahoo.com

Mandee said...

I would love to give one of these hats to one of my 2 neices who have birthdays coming up!

There is an award waiting for you at my blog http://raisingmy4sons.com :)

Anonymous said...

The three piece diaper bag is just adorable! I love the bright pink colors.

Kirsten

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Anonymous said...

Well, if I win this I will for sure give it to my 1 year old daughter for her birthday that's coming up.

Kirsten

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Anonymous said...

I follow you on Google Friend Connect.

Kirsten

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Heather @ Girl Gone Mom said...

I love those Spooky Personalized Halloween Buckets - too freakin' cute!!

Heather @ Girl Gone Mom said...

This has would addorn my beautiful daughter, Emma.

Heather @ Girl Gone Mom said...

hearted on etsy username: oldbagvintage

Heather @ Girl Gone Mom said...

I entered the uprinting banner giveaway

Heather @ Girl Gone Mom said...

I entered the Applied Labels giveaway

Heather @ Girl Gone Mom said...

I follow your blog entry #1

Heather @ Girl Gone Mom said...

I follow your blog entry #2

Heather @ Girl Gone Mom said...

Your cute button is on my blog!
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Entry #1

Heather @ Girl Gone Mom said...

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Entry #2

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Heather @ Girl Gone Mom said...

well, of course I stalk, I mean follow you on twitter :)

tweeted!
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Heather @ Girl Gone Mom said...

second entry for my tweet!
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Chacoy said...

I like the tutus, the frills and fireflies line, and the raggedy annies.Toooooo cute:)

Chacoy said...

I would give it to my neice, since I don't think that it will fit me! lol

Chacoy said...

I heart Chic Monkey on etsy:
ma21cuteboy
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Chacoy said...

I entered the Banner giveaway.
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Unknown said...

The nursing cover is very cute :D and I love the Polka Dot Diaper Bags

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Unknown said...

This hat would be for my 6month old daughter Kieran

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Unknown said...

added to my faves on Etsy (SnKmommy)

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Unknown said...

Follow with Google Friend #1
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Follow with Google Friend #2
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Unknown said...

twitter follower and tweet #1
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Unknown said...

twitter follower and tweet #2
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Unknown said...

I'd have to buy my little girl the cotton candy tutu and headband. She's still young for it, but if she's anything like her mother, she'll be fluttering around the house in no time.
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Unknown said...

I'm also entered in your Entitlement-Free giveaway
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Laureen said...

I love the Light Blue Nursing Cover. I know I could have used this when I was nursing. It will be a great shower gift. Thanks!

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Nicole @ Chic and Cheap Nursery said...

i just tweeted!
thewannabewahm@gmail.com

Nicole @ Chic and Cheap Nursery said...

i just tweeted!
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Anonymous said...

I'm following you, have your button and tweeted about the giveaway

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http://twitter.com/2LilMonkeysBlog

Anonymous said...

Love the hat! Im following.

Anonymous said...

I'm following :)

Anonymous said...

Tweeted about the giveaway :)

Anonymous said...

Tweeted :)

Anonymous said...

Have your button on my blog :)

Anonymous said...

Have your button on my blog :)

Anonymous said...

Have your button :)

Stephanie said...

What a sweet shop! I particularly like the pink and brown clippies. I am forever misplacing hair clips (there must be a little hair clip elf in my house that comes out when we are sleeping to steal them all!). ;)

That raspberry beanie is gorgeous, by the way. Your girls both look adorable in it - each in her own way.

stephanie@metropolitanmama.net

Anonymous said...

i love the 3 piece diaper bag. Thanks hope I win this. trishbazin@yahoo.com

Nicole @ Chic and Cheap Nursery said...

i just tweeted again
@wannabewahm

Nicole @ Chic and Cheap Nursery said...

i just tweeted~!
@wannabewahm

Roxy said...

i love the Custom Hand-Painter Picture Frames.

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Roxy said...

this would be for my best friend's daughter.


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Roxy said...

google friend 1

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Roxy said...

google friend 2

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Roxy said...

entered the christian siriano book giveaway

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Anonymous said...

please enter me in the giveaway for the adorable little beanie hat!
one of the things that i really liked on thier website was the black and white paisley backpack
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Mamushi Love said...

I like the Cristie Raggedy Anne.

Mamushi Love said...

The hat would go to my God-daughter.

Unknown said...

this hat would be for my 3yr. old daughter

Unknown said...

i entered the Uprinting contest

Unknown said...

i entered the cupcake topper giveaway!

cookiert said...

I like the lunch totes!

cookiert at yahoo

Valancia said...

Minky Baby Blanket Nolan, sage green minky swirl.

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erma said...

I like the College Monogrammed Burp Cloth.
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Metal Momma said...

Damask Canvas Diaper Bags

Lisa R said...

The Cristie Raggedy Anne is adorable

Lisa R said...

the hat would be for my beautiful niece

Lisa R said...

I also entered the applied label giveaway

Heather S said...

Now and Later tutu!

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Heather S said...

Blog follower #1

Heather S said...

blog follower #2

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mogrill said...

I love the Polka dot diaper bags. Thanks for the chance.
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Nicole @ Chic and Cheap Nursery said...

just tweeted about this giveaway!
thewannabewahm@gmail.com

Nicole @ Chic and Cheap Nursery said...

just tweeted about this giveaway!
thewannabewahm@gmail.com

Michelle said...

love the Smarties tutu! adorable. so colorful and cute,

mpelosi at partners dot org

SolDucky said...

I love the Milkyway tutu!

SolDucky said...

tweet 1
http://twitter.com/soluckyducky/status/4895296100

SolDucky said...

tweet 2
http://twitter.com/soluckyducky/status/4895296100

Connie said...

This would go to my adorable great niece Carlee.

SolDucky said...

google friend connect 1

SolDucky said...

google friend connect 2

SolDucky said...

This would be for my little daughter! She looks smashing in hats.

SolDucky said...

I entered the Applied Labels giveaway.

Connie said...

Oops I forgot to put this entry first. I went to the site and oh yes the items are adorable. I love the Cotton Candy Tutu.

Melanie Montgomery said...

I adore the tutus, exspecially the now and late one!


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Leslie said...

The Lizzie Raggedy Anne Is adorable.

Leslie said...

1. I'm a follower.

Leslie said...

2. I'm a follower.

Noggy said...

Love their Monogrammed Ribbon Apron. And I fell in love with their Mandy Raggedy Anne doll...adorable!

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Noggy said...

This adorable hat would be for my 2-year-old granddaughter Zoey.

Noggy said...

Added The Chic Monkey to my favorites at Etsy. (Noggysnotes)

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Noggy said...

I am a follower via Google Friend Connect. (entry 1)

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Noggy said...

I am a follower via Google Friend Connect.
(entry 2)

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Hotsnotty2 said...

I love the Spooky Personalized Halloween Buckets, thanks!

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

breiz said...

I really liked the Damask lunch totes

Anonymous said...

I loe the Salt Water Taffy Tutu.
jcristig@hotmail.com

Gabriel S-J. said...

I like the lunch totes.

Brooke said...

The Kids Apron Bright Dots is tooooo adorable...

Aisling said...

The Baby Girl Gift Set is wonderful with its personalized bloomers, bib and onesie.

Kathy P said...

i like the Minky Nap Set Goodnight Monkey

Kathy P said...

1 http://twitter.com/klp1965/status/4935278289

Kathy P said...

2 http://twitter.com/klp1965/status/4935278289

cman said...

Minky Nap Set Zesty Zinnia :)

lilyk said...

The Minky Nap Set Goodnight Monkey is very cute!

lilyk said...

This adorable hat would be for my friend.

lilyk said...

I saved this shop to my Etsy favorites under the name likwan.