Friday, July 29, 2011

Tea Collection: Gorgeous Apparel for Women {Review}

Shhh! Don't tell every other clothing brand out there, but I'm pretty sure Tea Collection is my favorite.

It's not to say that there aren't other places to find children's clothing that will result in my girls looking fashionable... but there's just something special about Tea. From the modern styling to the great use of color to the overall unique and high quality look, it's like their clothing can sometimes come to life on its own through the texture and hues.

But as much as I fell in love with each piece of girls' clothing (and even some boys' clothing) that my daughters have worn, I was equally as impressed and awed when given the chance to write a Tea Collection women's clothing review and see the flattering lines and shapes of this collection in person.

After thoroughly enjoying the comfortable fit and the unique style (and the endless compliments) from that review, when it came to deciding what apparel I was going to wear to BlogHer in San Diego this year, there was no doubt in my mind that Tea Collection would be able to outfit me in a look that blends casual and beautiful just right.

When the La Rambla dress and Blanket Plaid Scarf (currently unavailable) arrived, there was no doubt in my mind that I was right.

Available in the Black Plum color that I received or an Olive Drab green tone, the La Rambla dress combines so many of the features that I look for in clothing. The soft, 100% cotton has the ability to drape and flatter while hanging on the body, while not clinging to any areas that I would rather keep hidden.

I love small details that Tea included with this dress, such as the ability to button the rolled sleeves and the way that the fabric has a texture to it, so when you're up close you can see the high quality uniqueness to it.

Tea does note that this dress runs slightly large, so I took that into consideration when choosing a Small instead of a Medium. The result? Perfection!

Whether worn loose or more fitted with the removable tie belt (or any belt, really), I can't wait to customize this dress to fit me perfectly and wear it at BlogHer to feel great while interacting with thousands of other bloggers, companies, and more.

As I've been hearing about the cool weather that San Diego has been experiencing, I'm so glad that the Blanket Plaid Scarf will be making the trip with me as well, as the combination of the soft colors and the luxurious feel of the cotton is going to make it come in handy for multiple times of day.

Measuring around 79" x 44," this isn't a small scarf that can only be used as a fashionable accessory (even though it truly is). It can be tied, draped, wrapped and more and the lightweight 100% cotton will continue to feel great against your skin and add color to your outfit.

I plan on having it handy to pull out to throw around my shoulders as a shawl with my La Rambla dress to make the outfit even more complete as well as add warmth when the air conditioning gets too high in the conference or when out in the evening... well as being able to use it more as a scarf to add style to any outfit that I put together for the day for this trip as well as beyond.

I couldn't be more excited to get to show off the fashion and style that Tea Collection is known for! Both of these pieces are machine washable, so I don't have to worry about doing anything special to take care of them, and due to the high quality of all of Tea's pieces, I know that they will hold up and last for season after season to come.

Everything from the extra details and small touches to the ability to wear their clothing to just about any occasion and look put-together is something that I appreciate about Tea and love for my children as well as for myself. They know how to make distinctive, beautiful clothing that works for all ages!

That prices at Tea are on the higher end of the scale (the La Rambla dress retails for $98 and the Blanket Plaid Scarf was originally $88), but I truly do believe that they are worth it just for how great I feel when I'm wearing these and any other item from the Women's Collection. They're just that amazing and I couldn't have asked for anything more for the upcoming trip!

For more information about Tea Collection, visit their website and follow them on Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date on their latest and greatest. I love checking back to see what's new, as I don't think I've come across a single piece I haven't found beautiful!

(Other than the dress and scarf from the Women's Collection that I received from Tea Collection in order to facilitate my review, I was not provided with anything or enticed to do this review in any way. This review is solely my opinion of this company and their amazing clothing.)