Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Petit Couture {Review & Giveaway} Clothing for Fashionable Kids

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

I love picking out clothing for my children, I just can't help it. They're usually fun colors, cute prints, adorably small and, unfortunately, fairly similar-looking to what the other kids are wearing wherever we go. Whether my girls are dressed in items I purchased new or used, it's pretty likely that the same styles and brands will be the ones that are at the playground or library with us.

There's nothing wrong with that, of course, but when a company comes along that can help my daughters stand out from the crowd a little bit, it peaks my interest. And when I see their clothing in person and am beyond amazed at how gorgeous, well-made, and incredibly unique it is, then I'm in love.

Petit Couture was started by the people who know children's clothing the best: moms. Two neighbors and friends, Rebecca Kaykas-Wolff and Noree Milligan, came together in their passion to start a luxury infant and toddler clothing line and created a beautiful selection of distinct, modern basics that will enhance any child's wardrobe.

With each piece based around Petit Couture's signature (and adorable) owl, their tops, bottoms, layette and accessories are eye-catching and notably more stylish than what is found at the mall. This line of clothing isn't just manufactured in a distant factory, instead it is essentially handmade and each piece sees anywhere between five and seven people in its road to completion.

I'm not saying that there isn't care put into the clothing that department stores offers... but do you really think they work tirelessly to make sure each image or rhinestone is placed perfectly or that the amount of sparkle used is precisely what it should be? And I don't know about your kids, but Big Sister E isn't usually tripping over herself in excitement when she sees just any new shirt and pants...

Although I knew from pictures that the Toddler Crew Black top and the Toddler Karate Pant Black were going to impress us, I was completely unprepared to be as amazed as I was when I saw them in person. Made out of 100% premium cotton, both pieces were incredibly soft and extremely high quality... and I'm not exaggerating when I say that both Big Sister E and I were stunned for a few moments when we saw the owl.

So much more than just some sparkle on a shirt, the Petit Couture logo in silver is more like a piece of art in the way that it's hard to pull your eyes away from it. The glitter is not added on after the printing like most kids' clothing, leaving it flaking away as it is washed or worn, but actually printed on as part of the process.

Rather, the design feels glossy and smooth and the way it shines when it catches the light makes me consider trying to squeeze myself into this shirt every time Big Sister E happens to not be wearing it (or make a smarter decision and get the Womens Washed Burnout Raglan for myself).

The longer length in the body of the shirt and the slight flare in the cut of the pants allow them to fit Big Sister E comfortably but without giving her the look of wearing the usual ragged t-shirt and sweatpants that she enjoys. After countless washings or being yanked or pulled on, these have held up well and still look as good as new. Whether worn together or separately (the top looks perfect with jeans and I think she would live in the karate pants if I let her), Petit Couture has definitely brought a stylish side to Big Sister E's closet.

With options like their Washed Burnout Crew in four different fabric choices and three owl colors (how fun is the gold metallic?) or the Interlock One-Pieces or Baby Rib Bib for the coolest babies in town, Petit Couture's items project personality and character. Their signature grosgrain ribbon embellishment and rhinestones are just small details that are the finishing touches to complete this adorable clothing line.

Looking to do some shopping at Petit Couture for your child or as a stunning baby shower gift? One person will have the chance to do just that because, thanks to their generosity...

One lucky person will win a $25 gift certificate to Petit Couture!


To enter to win a $25 gift certificate to Petit Couture: Visit Petit Couture and tell me which of their amazing pieces is your favorite. 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.

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Giveaway will end on March 11th 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 Rebecca at Petit Couture for providing a top and pants for me to review as well as a $25 gift certificate for one lucky giveaway winner. The rest of Big Sister E's closet is now obsolete - these items are so much better! This review was made possible by MomMadeThat.com but the opinions shared are my own and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

312 comments:

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rainmommy said...

i love the womans washed burnout!!
I love owls so much!
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Karen A said...

I like the Womens Washed Burnout Raglan.
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Samantha said...

The infant karate pants are adorable!
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Kris and Katie said...

Love the interlock one piece short sleeve in black...very cute. email is jobakke05@gmail.com

Jennifer said...

My favorite is theReceiving Blanket White.
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Snowflake07 said...

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Jennifer T. said...

I entered the Travel Buddies giveaway.

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I entered the My Busy Kit giveaway.

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I entered the Randomline giveaway.

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Nancy said...

I like the infant karate pants black

Kristy said...

Entered My Busy Kit giveaway!

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Tabathia said...

I love the Infant Karate Pant Black

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Anonymous said...

I like the Black Infant Karate Pants
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I follow Petite Couture on Twitter @cezovski
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I follow you on Google Friends Connect (Carolsue)
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Snowflake07 said...

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Jon_Lefkove said...

I like the Toddler Karate Pant Black.

Aisling said...

I absolutely love the Infant Loungy Gown (size 3-6 months).

Aisling said...

I subscribe #1.

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I subscribe #2.

Gale said...

I love the thermal T so much. Adorable!!!

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Kristy said...

entered Zoo Shoo giveaway!

Kim said...

I really like the washed burnout crew tee! It's cute! xoxox

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I entered the Fairy-Gram giveaway.

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arla said...

Washed Burnout Crew
Royal and Silver
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arla said...

I subscribe rss #1.

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Google friend connect follower as lighthouse27 #1

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one frugal lady said...

I entered the fairy gram giveaway!
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Jennifer Love said...

I lolly lolly love the Interlock One-Piece Short Sleeve Black! Gold metallic on black...awesome!

Marie said...

I like the Toddler Karate Pant Black
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Kristy said...

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alli said...

My favorite is the Infant Loungy Gown!

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following Petit Couture on twitter - @alitsao

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I subscribe to Petit Couture's newsletter

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I follow you with Google friend connect #1

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Snowflake07 said...

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Entered Fairy Gram giveaway!

JenniferB said...

I like the interlock one piece short sleeve onesie
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subscribed with rss feed- google reader

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subscribed with rss feed- google reader #2

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following petit couture on twitter

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subscribed to petit couture rss feed-google reader

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subscribed to petit couture newsletter

JenniferB said...

following on twitter-
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kathy pease said...

i love the Interlock One-Piece Short Sleeve Black
Style #AM-7001-F09 black with gold owl :)

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entered hearthsong giveaway

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Gianna said...

Womens Washed Burnout Raglan

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crystal said...

Toddler Karate Pant Black i like these

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entered the evorakids giveaway

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icitea said...

love the washed burnout crew in black!

icitea said...

i tweeted! http://twitter.com/icitea/status/10417276275

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