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Fall Tea Collection: Back to School Styling (Giveaway)

In Mexico, the old and new world meet.  Rural traditions exist alongside modern expressions, European charm is intertwined with native roots, and bustling urban squares lead into the beautiful countryside.  My friends from Mexico embody this vibrancy and beauty.  So do the fall children’s clothes from Tea Collection, full of unexpected pops of colors, bold graphic motifs, and clever touches.

Tea Collection sent me a sampling of clothes from their new Mexico-inspired line and asked me to style outfits for my children.  And they are offering three of my readers $100 Gift Cards to Tea Collection so they can do the same.

From the Girl’s Clothing Fall Collection

Marimba Mini Dress in turquoise with the Cinco Senses Stripe Hoodie in ink

Marimba Mini Dress in turquoise with the Cinco Senses Stripe Hoodie in ink
Marimba Mini Dress in turquoise with the Cinco Senses Stripe Hoodie in ink

There are so many opportunities for layering in the fall collection, perfect for the unpredictable September weather.  The Cinco Senses Stripe Hoodie has a beautiful range of colors and can pick up on the tones in a number of the new dresses–providing an extra layer that adds to the outfit far more than a neutral choice.

The Marimba Mini Dress is the real star of this ensemble, though.  And it is a testament to the fun, sweet style and vibrant floral design that my pink-obsessed daughter gravitates to this cerulean dress.  The turquoise and green hues recall summer while the ruffly jumper cut is perfect for starting fall.  The dress is also available in a pretty indigo with fuchsia accents.

Bird of Paradise dress with Skinny Stretch Leggings in Raddish

Dress this delightful patterned dress down for a trip to the farmers market or a play date or add some tights, sparkly shoes, and glittery barrettes for an early holiday party.  Either way, this was my daughter’s top pick from the new collection. The energetic bird of paradise motif definitely reminds me of my vivacious girl and the radish red is a great fresh color for fall.

Día de Mercado Blouse with Denim Look Skinny Pants

Día de Mercado Blouse with Denim Look Skinny Pants


Jeggings make perfect sense for little girls (and skinny women like my mom)–you get the look of jeans with the comfort of stretch pants. Tea Collection has come out with the perfect pair with a cute exposed zipper accent at the ankles. The Denim Look Skinny Pant is THE fashion must-have of the season for young girls. My daughter, who will not wear jeans because the waist band bothers her, absolutely loves these jeggings. And paired with the Oaxacan-inspired Dia de Mercado Blouse’s sophisticated little pattern and the embroidered square neckline, she looks like a big girl ready for any adventure.

Bazar del Sábado tunic with a Ribbed Purity tee in Plum Frost paired with the Denim Look Skinny Pants

As the weather turns colder, layering is key and I adore this sweater vest Bazar del Sabado tunic with its native knit pattern.  It is hot here right now but paired with kicky ankle boots it will be perfect for back-to-school or harvest-time hay rides and apple picking.  The Ribbed Purity tee is available in four, warm autumnal colors and is a useful, comfortable layering piece.

From the Boy’s Clothing Fall Collection

Mariachis En Barco tee with the Ernesto Stripe tee layered underneath. Daytripper Jeans on the bottom

Mariachis En Barco tee with the Ernesto Stripe tee layered underneath. Daytripper Jeans on the bottom.

For my son, we chose two Dia de los Muertos-themed graphic tees and combined with layering pieces.  The mustard-colored Mariachis En Barco features a playful trio of skeletal mariachi players.  I think the Ernesto Stripe tee adds whimsy as well as warmth and goes perfectly with the casual Daytripper Jeans. A great leaf-pile-jumping outfit!

Zócalo Plaid Shirt with the Día de Los Muertos tee underneath paired with the Surplus Playwear Pants

Zócalo Plaid Shirt with the Día de Los Muertos tee underneath paired with the Surplus Playwear Pants

For a slightly more dressed look, I paired the intricate skull on the Dia de Los Muertos tee with the blues and browns of the Zocalo plaid shirt–a sophisticated color combination.  The Surplus Playwear Pants can be rolled up and buttoned in place for early fall casual wear, paired with sandals or slip-on boat shoes or loafers. As the weather cools and the child grows, we can roll down the pants for a more smooth look and pair with mini oxfords.

What outfit would you create? Enter to win one of three $100 Gift Cards!

Check out the children’s clothes at Tea Collection and, in the comments on this post, tell us what outfit you would create for your child. You may leave a separate comment with a different outfit up to once daily.

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Candace is the co-editor and co-founder of Mamanista. She is an educational consultant and writer.

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242 Responses to "Fall Tea Collection: Back to School Styling (Giveaway)"

  1. Solducky says:

    I like the Amate Aves Raglan Dress with the Bootcut Leggings in Plum Frost!

  2. Solducky says:

    I am an email subscriber

  3. cw says:

    cinco senses striped tee with the mercado skirt

  4. Randy Bailey says:

    For my today’s outfit pick I would choose the girl’s Tori-shirred neck dress

  5. Kendra says:

    I love the Talavera Romper.

  6. Kerrie Mayans says:

    I think my daughter would like the green happy hoodie, the boxy floral top and the the blue skinny french terry cargo pants

  7. Jennifer R says:

    I would choose the boys Cinco Senses Hoodie and the Daytripper Jeans. reejen at comcast dot net

  8. courtney says:

    today i love the puebla jacket with the sweater leggings!:)

  9. ria says:
    i would pair htis dress with some cream colores tights
    rmartinclarke at gmail dot com

  10. Heather M says:

    I love the Ernesto Stripe Romper for my son, but an outfit I’d choose is the Talavera Layered Dress with the Skinny Stretch Leggings in Magenta

  11. Jacie W says:

    I looked around and I quite like the chili stripe dress.

  12. Crystal F says:

    I would get the Talavera Layered Dress and the Skinny Stretch Leggings. thank you!!

  13. Crystal F says:

    I’m an email subscriber!!

  14. Stacie L says:

    Todays outfit is Bazar del Sábado tunic and skinny pants

  15. Jennifer J says:

    The Ciudadela Smocked Dress & the skinny stretch leggings in indigo would be a great outfit!

  16. Oh, my gosh! Your bebes look so cute! I wish I could take pics that look like yours, too! I only have my Bebe Boy James still at home (even though I have grandbebes, too!) and it’s so hard to find really cute and stylish clothes for boys! Here’s one outfit I put together: The Dia los Muertos Tee: The Happy Hoodie: and the Workwear Cargo Pants:

    Thanks for the chance to win!


  17. Eric Smith says:

    The dia del mercado dress with the pointelle leggings and the ribbed purity tee

  18. Laura L. says:

    For today the outfit I would choose for my child is the Polanco chambray dress. chambray

  19. Brandi says:

    I love the Mariachi 5-Piece set for boys! Simple and matches!


  20. Kellie Conklin says:

    I love the Amate Aves Layered Dress and the Indigo Skinny Stretch leggings! All of their pieces are so cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. Kellie Conklin says:

    I’m an email subscriber, thanks!

  22. Steph A says:

    An outfit I would put together is the Artesana dress and some skinny stretch leggings!

  23. Steph A says:

    I subscribe to your emails!

  24. eden says:

    I love the Mariachi band shirt, the basic jeans and the “citizen of the world” shirt. But, everything is so cute! If I won, would be hard to decide whether to give to my girl or boy!

  25. The Skinny Pointelle Leggings in Plum Frost and the Little Citizens hoodie in Roza. Cute!!

  26. tina reynolds says:

    I would get Talavera Layered Dress and black leggings for my daughter thanks for the chance to win

  27. tina reynolds says:

    i subscribe thanks

  28. Viva says:

    I love the Surplus Playwear Pants, Adiós Bicicleta Tee and the Happy Hoodie. Thanks!

  29. AEKZ2 says:

    I’d create an outfit with the bootcut leggings in indigo and the Flores de Calabaza Top.

  30. AEKZ2 says:

    Email subscriber

  31. ReggieMann says:

    I would get the :
    Árbol de la Vida Tee
    Magenta Skinny Stretch Leggings
    Plum Frost Dulce Dolman Hoodie

    ReggieM1961 at gmail dot com

  32. Sand says:

    I like the Día de Mercado Dress with the Skinny Sweater Leggings.

  33. jeannine m says:

    I like the Skinny Stretch Leggings with the Androna Layered Dress

  34. amanda says:

    i would put the boxy floral top with the skinny stretch jeans with the red especail espadrelles

  35. Cole Hawkins says:


  36. Rebecca Shockley says:

    I would get the New DF All Stars Hoodie and the New Daytripper Jeans!

  37. Rebecca Shockley says:

    confirmed email subscriber, thanks!

  38. cw says:

    I like the ancho androna 5 piece set…i love how they all coordinate!

  39. cw says:

    the A is for awesome 4 piece set….all goes together and under $100!

  40. cw says:

    I love the bird of paradise dress paired with skinny leggings

  41. Betty says:

    Love the collections – I would get the Vida Talavera 5-Piece Set for Jessica