Tea Collection Giveaway!


I’ve been a Tea Collection customer for years. In fact, both of my children wore the lotus print layette when they were teeny tiny newborns. So when the folks at Tea Collection offered me a gift certificate to use towards their newest kids clothes, I didn’t think twice.

Flores de Calabaza Top

Playa Plaid Shirt

Denim shorts by H&M, shoes by Saltwater Sandals

One of my favorite things about Tea Collection is that both the boy’s clothes and the girl’s clothes have unique, sophisticated prints that aren’t over the top. The colors aren’t too simple nor too garish, which can be a challenge when shopping for kiddos. Plus, each year the Tea designers visit different parts of the world to find inspiration for the upcoming collections, evidenced by the names of most of the garments. (Garments! Look at me, I’m all Project Runway over here!)

Romper not available anymore, but stop with the cute. Shoes by Saltwater Sandals.

Patch Pocket Shorts (Striped shirt from J. Crew, shoes by Native)

Painters Plaid Tunic (Leggings by Polarn O. Pyret, moccasins by Freshly Picked)

Adorable duds, right? And get this – Tea Collection is not just for kids anymore. Nope, they have a line of women’s clothes as well. (I kind of fancy this tunic and this poncho.) If you are loving these looks, leave a comment on this post and you’ll be entered to win a $75 gift certificate from Tea Collection. I will randomly choose one winner this Friday, September 2nd. Giveaway ends Friday at 12pm PST. Good luck and thanks to Tea Collection for the giveaway!

(Also, a big thank you to my children who had a camera shoved in their faces all week long.)


Busted. And Stuff.


Uh, hello there.

In other news:

1) I have a new What in the Whoorld post up at Babble. It’s about the new AAP car seat recommendations, and how rear-facing car seats turn my child into an asshole. (Although, let’s be honest. I don’t think it’s the car seat. See above.) After reading some of the very informative comments on the post so far, I’m pretty sure Wita will be in a rear-facing seat until she’s thirteen.

2) I wrote a short guest post over at the Highchair Critics blog. You should really check it out if only to see the best photo of my children ever.

3) You might just want to go ahead and buy these jeans while they’re 35% off.

Remember my high-waisted denim dilemma? These jeans are the answer. A perfect trouser silhouette without the hipster super duper high waist. I love them so much, I have them in two different washes. (The one pictured and a dreamy chambray that unfortunately seems to be no longer.) Buy them! Free shipping and returns! You can’t go wrong, folks.


Slow Motion Hair


As if Reagan’s gorgeous hair tutorials and commentary weren’t enough, she just posted one of the most beautifully-shot videos of hair I’ve ever witnessed. (You can read how it was filmed here.)

Absolutely sublime, right? The girl crush continues…


A Virtual Diaper Drive


While I’m planning to work with a local diaper drive in person this fall, I started to wonder why I couldn’t host an online diaper drive to benefit the children in my area right now. The majority of whoorl readers are not from Southern California and far be it for me to deny any and all help from around the country!

So. I decided to set up an Amazon Wish List with tons of different sizes and prices of diapers here. If you are interested in donating diapers to those in need, you can purchase diapers from my wish list and they will be mailed directly to the LA Diaper Drive! All it takes is a click of your mouse and diapers will be on the way to those in need. The LA Diaper Drive provides diapers to low-income families in the Los Angeles area with an emphasis on fostering safe and healthy environments through education. They are an all-volunteer charity that is supported 100% by donations. In addition to relieving financial pressure from the parents, the diapers are often used as incentive to take important life skills classes aimed at improving lives and promoting safe and healthy families.

If you would rather donate money to the LA Diaper Drive, you can mail a check to LA Diaper Drive, PO Box 192, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 or donate online via credit card or PayPal. The LA Diaper Drive also accepts loose and packaged diapers. To donate diapers, please email contact@diaperdrive.com.

Thanks for any and all help! It means so much to me (and the families in need)!

Disclosure: I have partnered with the Huggies® brand to help promote Huggies® Every Little Bottom program. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program, which includes writing about my family’s own experiences from my son/daughter’s point of view, and/or their experiences with diapers. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.