Friday, June 26, 2009

REVIEW and GIVEAWAY: The Children's Place


It's hard to believe that July 4th is right around the corner! Time to make plans for the celebration. We love spending the 4th of July with friends. Their neighborhood has a big block party- great music, tempting foods, and lots of fun for everyone. Of course, the night is capped off with a magnificent fireworks display. This year, my boys will be wearing their new outfits from The Children's Place.

I have been a fan of The Children's Place clothes for many years. I appreciate the great quality (What mom doesn't appreciate clothing that will last through many washings and still look brand-new?) and affordable prices, and my kids love the trendy style of the clothes. When I was approached about doing a review of some summer clothes, I eagerly accepted.

Ian was sent the Americana patchwork shorts, the Americana hoodie, and flag flip flops.


The patchwork shorts are fantastic! Ian loves plaid and patchwork shorts, so these are perfect for him! In fact, he said they fit so well and are very comfortable, so he wants to wear them everyday. I appreciate the adjustable waist which allows us to keep the shorts fitting comfortably for Ian.

From the website:
In lightweight 100% cotton
Pre-washed for softness and to reduce shrinkage
Yarn-dyed for long-lasting color
Inner adjustable button tabs let him customize his fit
Classic flat front, Bermuda-length fit
Two front slant pockets and two back slit with button closures
Button zipper fly; belt loops
Imported

The Americana hoodie is stylish and constructed of a soft cotton. I only wish it weren't white. White clothing + my boy at a barbeque = laundry nightmare for me! Honestly, though, I love this hoodie because even after I washed it, it didn't shrink.

From the website:

  • In super-soft peached cotton with brushed cotton/polyester fleece back for cozy warmth Pre-washed to reduce shrinkage so a great fit is guaranteed every time
  • Zip-front style has an easy pull tab for quick dressing
  • Coverstitched seams and canvas taping at inner neck for long-lasting wear
  • Rib-knit trim at cuffs and bottom for a shape-keeping fit
  • Unfinished seams at Kangaroo pockets for rugged appeal
  • A flag applique and weathered screen print completes the look
  • Imported
The flag flip flops are adorable! I only wish I could pick up more for the local store, but unfortunately, they were a hot item, and our stores are sold out. Ian tells us that they are the most comfortable flip flop he's ever worn!

Jacob was sent Freedom swim trunks and a Rock Out graphic tee.
The Freedom swim trunks are perfect for Jake. He looks great in the navy and white stripes. I like the durability of the material which I have come to appreciate from The Children's Place.

From the website:
  • In fast-drying, pieced polyester twill
  • Peached for softness Fully lined in polyester taffeta for added coverage
    Polyester mesh lining has elasticized leg openings for a secure fit Elasticized waist has a pre-tied lace closure
  • Back waistband has locker loop for convenient hanging
  • Designed with two front pockets
  • Side bellows pocket secures with hook-and-loop closure; grommets drain out water; finished with an American-flag applique
  • Fashioned with contrast bar tacks for long-lasting wear and a cool finish
  • Faux fly
  • Imported
The Rock Out tee is one of my favorite items. I love the graphic design- so stylish! The material is soft and a great medium-weight. Once washed, I noticed that it did not shrink at all. Now that it has been washed several times, I haven't noticed any fading at all. This tee is a terrific quality shirt.
From the website:
  • In comfy 100% combed cotton jersey
  • Pre-washed for softness and to reduce shrinkage so a great a fit is guaranteed every time
  • Easy-on, pullover style has rib-knit trim at crew neck for a shape-keeping fit
  • A tagless neck label ensures itchless comfort
  • Designed with a fun graphic that he's sure to love
  • Imported
Right now, The Children's Place is having one terrific sale! Head on over to your local TCP for terrific savings and some amazing clothing! If you don't have time to get to a store, shop their website. Shipping is only $5.00!
WIN IT:
To celebrate the opening of SIX new stores in Texas, The Children's Place has generously offered one living life one day at a time reader a chance to win a $25 gift card.
HOW TO WIN:
• Visit The Children's Place website and then post here and tell me how you will choose to spend the money if you win this prize.
• If you are not a blogger, email 3 of your friends telling them about this giveaway, and cc me at colleenstearns@gmail.com.
ENTER DAILY!!! Once you post your initial entry, you can come back daily and tell me you want another entry by telling me you want another entry!
SCORE EVEN MORE ENTRIES:
1. Blog about this giveaway with a link back to my site and TCP (be sure to post your link here so I know where to find it). 3 entries
2. Subscribe to my blog via email.
3. Click on the FOLLOW THIS BLOG link on my left sidebar.
4. Add my button to your blog- leave me a message with your blog address so I can check it out. :) 2 entries
5. Tweet about this contest on Twitter (Be sure to follow me on Twitter too- see link in my sidebar.). Make sure to leave a link to your twitter message in your comment. You can do this once a day. Please make sure to come back each day and leave another comment with your new twitter message link.
IMPORTANT:
Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. If you earned two or more entries for a specific item (such as #1 and #4 above), be sure to leave me a comment for each of the entries you've earned.
*Enter by 9pm (EST) on Friday, July 3, 2009.
One lucky commenter will be chosen at random and notified via email, so make sure you leave a valid email address in your comment. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email. If she or he does not respond within 48 hours, a new random winner will be chosen.
Happy summer!


71 comments:

PsychMamma said...

I love this entire outfit, and would love to "splurge" a little on everything shown here with a gift card.

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Thanks so much for the chance to enter!!

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Morgan said...

If I win, I would hold onto the gift card and use it this Fall towards some long sleve dresses for my girls. If I had to pick something from what they have now, I would buy the girls smocked dresses. Children's Place has the cutest winter tights too!

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the indian summer dress is perfect for the end of summer
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Kim said...

I'd get a few pairs of sunglasses!

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Nicole said...

I would choose the purple Braid Trim Dress, along with a lot of other stuff since it's on sale for ONLY $6.74!! Love it!

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Aimee said...

Today I would choose the fisherman water shoes for my 2 year old. the crazy little guy is is still wearing tennis shoes and socks everday.

Abby said...

I love The Children's Place jeans so will stock up for the next school year!
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Lori A. said...

This would be great! I would buy my son some back to school clothes!

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kasandria said...

I would get the Denim Sash shorts for my daughter birthday on the 4th of July. Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway!
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judybrittle said...

I would get my grandkids some of the Graphic Tees that are on sale. I like the Princess,Rock Out,Space and the Dirtboard. Thank you so much!

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royaldixie said...

I would buy the Rock Legends Tee for my son. He also needs some sandals and jeans. Thanks!!

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Katie said...

I would get the Pink Yoga Halter! That cracks me up! Guess I'll have to get the little one doing yoga now.
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Dev said...

I would love the sapphire ruffle flare jeans and the ruffle skort.

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Sara said...

We need pj's, so I would stock up on ones like "tropical bunny stretchie".
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I would buy their place jeans for my son.


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Tuesday Girl said...

I would buy my daughter one of the cute one piece bathing suits!

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gigi said...

I like their jeans. I would probably get a few for next fall when it isn't 105 degrees outside.

ReggieMann said...

I would choose several items from their Monster Sale :)

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Courtney said...

I'd get the whole gem of a girl outfit! So cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Donna said...

I would buy the glitter print blue knit dress and the american patchwork dress.

Xenia said...

So many cute things! I looked through the sale items (to maximize my spending ability) and really like the butterfly graphic tee, cargo pedal pushers and crazy dot lace-up shoes for my daughter.

Thanks!
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grams said...

I would get my granddaughters some pj's. Thanks.

Tylerpants said...

I'd get my son the hero hound hi-top shoes and camo cargo shorts. Thanks!
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trixpixel said...

I'd get the cute Boys' beach hoodie and football jersey!

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Andrea B said...

The bell-sleeve dress and the knit floral dress.
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tina said...

i would choose the indian summer dress thanks so much for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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Jackie said...

I love the clothes at the Childrens Place! I would buy some of the stretchies...3 for $24.99 is a great price. I like the Cupcake, Girl Neighborhood and Mermaid stretchies. Thanks for the review and giveaway!

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Meredith said...

I would buy the puppy stretchy for my new nephew.

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I would use it to get my daughter the uniform sweater coat
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pierce said...

I'd get a yoga halter if I won :)

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