Congratulations to Eliza M., she is the winner of our $75 E-Gift card to shop at Zutano.com! We can't wait to hear what she picks out! Thank you all for reading and entering, and thank you to our friends at Zutano for this great giveaway!!
Its no secret that I'm a HUGE fan of Zutano. I buy a Zutano outfit for most every new baby friend, and Zutano has been a staple in my boys' wardrobes. Today's feature Friday is of course highlighting the brand and why I love it, but also a spotlight on this paticular outfit from the Zutano Spring 2014 collection, pictured below on my little guy Calvin. Check out my full review below:
Overview: There are many reason why I love Zutano, but at the top of the list is the quality. Our Zutano outfits have been worn hard (by two active little boys) and washed more times than I could possibly count and are still packed away (ready for another ;-) ). When other outfits have barely lasted through one of our little monkeys, our Zutano clothes have gone the distance and still have some life left (a little faded but still life left). The colors and whimsy of Zutano prints are also out of this world. I think kids dressed in Zutano look happier with all that color :-) Of course for me the Mainer with a nautical/ocean obsession, I love that I can always find a great pattern from the sea in the Zutano lineup. They've had crabs, whales, fish, sea creatures, and l love them all!! Zutano is also well designed and has little ones in mind with every detail. So many times with other brands I question who designed an item that doesn't fit over my sons head or the waist has no ability to adjust etc..:-) Its no surprise considering that Zutano was developed by parents with with young kids.
Zutano actually came to be after Micheal and Uli Belenky had their first daughter in 1989, and were disappointed by the clothing options out there for their little girl. They recognized the need and combined simplicity, function, and eye-catching designs to reflect their daughter's spark and energy. The first batch of clothes was made by Uli on her own sewing machine, and the rest is history. I love the story and I love their style and the way their brand truly speaks to kids and reflects the fun and colorful spirit of being a kid.
The Outfit: While I've been a loyal customer and fan of Zutano for 4 years now, I will admit that we mostly outfitted our sons in Zutano from birth to 18 months (ish). I am SO excited that my eyes have been opened to the availability and awesomeness of Zutano through toddlerhood. I'm always a big believer in comfortable kids clothes and the great thing about Zutano is that kids can wear loose fitting and easy to move in close that are also oh so cute. This particular outfit is amazingly cute and looks pretty cozy too. It can easily be mixed and matched with other pieces in your child's wardrobe, Zutano or otherwise, or worn together an outfit as Calvin is modeling. Calvin just turned 2 and is about 27lbs; he is wearing a 2T in the pictures. The outfit is a little bit big on him leaving him plenty of room to grow.
Sunfish Toddler Reversible Hoodie - $48.50 - Made of 100% interlock cotton, this hoodie is awesome. Its brightly colored with a rainbow of fish and patterns with an aqua background. The interior (or reverse side) is thin red and white stripes. This hoodie is the high quality you would expect from Zutano. Its quite think and on some of these nice spring days Calvin has worn this without a jacket.
Reef Fish Toddler Screen Polo Shirt- $29- I love the look of this classic polo shirt with the added flair of the fun fish design. It looks great with the jacket, but will also be a staple in my son's wardrobe paired with almost anything.
Periwinkle Terry Toddler Pants- $29 - We've had these pants before in different sizes and colors and they always end up being a wardrobe staple. These pants have an elastic waist and drawstring that grows with the kids. They're super soft and comfy for the kids to move and play comfortably, but they still look cute and put together.
The Downside: Honestly, this section is going to be short. I've been buying this brand for my own kids for over 4 years, and always been thrilled with the products. But, here's a few things to point out:
Recap/Recommendation: This is one of my favorite outfits my son has had. Zutano has done it again with vibrant colors, a fresh pattern, clean cut cuteness, and cozy fabrics. Highly recommend the pieces in this outfit, especially the jacket! There's not doubt that there are cheaper options, but you get what you pay for with Zutano. I also recommend picking pieces wisely... pick a few staple pieces that will be versatile and work with other things in your child's closet. Check out Zutano.com and find them on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, & Pintrest) to keep up with their latest products and deals.
I am SO excited for you all!! Our friends at Zutano have kindly offered to give one lucky Mainely Mama reader a $75 to shop at Zutano.com!! The giveaway will end on April 21st at 12am. One winner will be chosen at random. You must be at least 18 years of age or older and must be a legal resident of the US to enter. To enter, complete the Rafflecopter form below and be sure to share this awesome giveaway with all your friends!!
Happy Friday Everyone! Thanks as always for stopping by!
Disclosure: I am a huge fan of Zutano, and this is 100% as always my honest opinion. I was given the outfit for review purposes, but that in no way altered my opinion.
I'm Rebecca, a Maine mom of three energetic young boys and wife of a lobsterman, living in my favorite place, the coast of Maine. You'll find me here talking about my parenting journey, mom style, recipes, running and exercise, travel, stories from our life in Maine and so much more! Most days I'm just figuring it out as I go - Thanks so much for stopping by!