In the interest of full disclosure, I was provided an outfit for my daughter from Apple Bottoms Jeans for her to try courtesy of MomSelect and Parigi Fashions. I will be paying for the shipping of the winner's outfit from my own pocket. I received no other compensation, and all opinions expressed are my own.
Have you ever heard of Parigi Fashions? I hadn't either until I attended a Twitter party they hosted. It was then that I learned I'm familiar with many of the brands under their umbrella - from Phat Farm to Puma Kids to DKNY Kids and more.
They are fashionable and fun clothes, with different styles depending on your personal taste. MomSelect and Parigi Fashion sent me an outfit for Little Miss from Apple Bottoms for Girls, which looks pretty cute on her.
The shirt has silver square appliques on it that add a neat touch. I really liked them. Little Miss, not so much. In fact, I went outside to put Mister Man in his carpool and came back two minutes later to find Little Miss not only not eating her breakfast, but methodically picking off the silver appliques. I glued them back on, but by the end of the day, more were missing. She claims that she didn't touch them after our little chat, and I will admit that they appeared more fashionable than functional. It's an adorable shirt though!
The pants are also cute as a button. The backs of the jeans are detailed with the Apple Bottoms logo, and throughout the jeans are the little worn patches that are so fashionable in women's jeans. The attention to detail was pretty impressive, and I love these jeans.
The only thing I didn't love was some of the fit. Granted, Little Miss has an unusual build. She is only 30 pounds at four and a half - last time we were at the doctor, she's 75th percentile in height and 3rd percentile in weight. We don't buy any pants that don't have the adjustible waist - and thankfully these do.
However, for Little Miss, although the pants were the correct length, I had to cinch them to the very last buttonhole for the waist to keep them from falling down. Even then, they weren't tight on her, and with that much adjustment, the waist makes her look hippy and it definitely requires a long shirt to sort of hide this. Most children aren't built that way and will probably not need to adjust it quite to the extreme we did. However, those are the only pants she owns that required that much of an adjustment in the waist.
Regardless, I think it's an adorable outfit, and my mom - who's somewhat more circumspect in what she'll allow Little Miss to wear out of the house - has put her enthusiastic seal of approval on it. This may become a brand my mom seeks out going forward as she's shopping for Little Miss.
You aren't left in the cold, however. I have a giveaway for you, too! MomSelect and Parigi Fashions also sent me a boy's outfit from L-R-G, which has the tagline "Underground inventive, overground effective." It's a little more edgy, but definitely fun. You could win a pair of boys' size 8 jeans and small t-shirt (the small appears to be somewhat in line with the size 8, but I can't guarantee that since we aren't quite yet to that size with Mister Man!). The shirt says "Treehouse" if you can't read through the protective plastic!
So what do you need to do?
First of all, let me stress that you must follow all the rules. If you do not follow the rules, your entry will not count!
This contest is open until Tuesday May 25 at 7pm CST. I must have a valid way to reach you, so leave me your email address in your comment or be sure your profile has your email address visible. No duplicate comments will count. This giveaway is open to US residents age 18 and older. Winners will be selected via random.org and must respond within 48 hours of being notified by me or I will select a new winner.
Mandatory Entry: Tell me about your favorite outfit from when you were a child. I remember a royal blue terry short romper with a red zipper and white trim. Ahhh, those were the days!
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