Monday, August 12, 2013

CARLYMEGAN Review + Giveaway


Last week Benjamin received this Hand Printed Armor Organic Onesie and Chartreuse Polka Dot Organic Blanket from an etsy shop called Carlymegan. "Carlymegan is a fun, funky, hip brand that focuses on producing simple, unique handmade apparel and accessories." Each of the prints are designed by the owner, Carly, and printed exclusively for Carlymegan. Each item in the shop is handmade by Carly as well. 

There is nothing I love my son in more than organic cotton. It's baby soft and I know he'll be comfortable while wearing it. This onesie is both soft and high quality. I haven't run it through the wash to see how the print holds up yet. I absolutely love this print - it's modern, versatile, and [for a unisex print] masculine. Benjamin wears 12-18 months and this onesie runs a little bit on the big side. It is long and wide. I actually don't mind the fit as I am hoping it takes him through Winter.
I had intended to photograph Benjamin in a new outfit for Fall that included this Carlymegan onesie last week but the day we went out (he accompanied me to a session at the park) it was much too hot. The last couple of days my peanut hasn't been feeling well. It breaks my heart! He's had a fever, has been tugging at his ears, and not sleeping very well at all. He's drippy nosed and coughing when he tries to sleep. His hand has been in his mouth and he's been gnawing on his fingers for the good part of a week. I think his molars are coming in already. I'm hoping that it's teething related and nothing more serious! Poor baby.
After a crazy week and busy weekend celebrating our friend, Gavin, and Daddy's birthdays we've decided to stay home and take it easy today. Days like today call for comfort and lots of snuggles. Benjamin is wearing his Carlymegan Armor Onesie with his new [to him] Hanna Andersson leggings which we got for $1.99 at a children's consignment shop. Score!
I held off on giving Benjamin his new blanket until today. Chartreuse is one of my all-time favorite colors and I love anything with polka dots. It's safe to say that I probably love this blanket more than Benjamin! I love how soft and lightweight it is. It's also larger than I expected at 45 x 33 inches. It's the perfect Summer blanket and will be great for him to have in the car or stroller. Benjamin loved it so much he wanted it in his mouth at the same time as his paci! Haha!
Here are a couple Fall outfits to show you how versatile this onesie can be >>>
Outfit #1: Faux Leather Jacket - Baby Gap (consignment shop $9.99) || *Hand Printed Armor Onesie from Carlymegan ($22.00) >> also love this Hand Printed Arrow Print Onesie || Skinny Jeans - Crazy 8 (consignment shop $3.99) || Black Faux Leather Shoes - Converse (consignment shop $14.99)

Outfit #2 Hand Printed Armor Onesie from Carlymegan ($22.00) || Distressed Denim Shorts - Custom (Instagram @greyslittlecloset $15.00) || Mint Moccassins - Freshly Picked ($60.00)
One lucky Love, Joleen reader will win their own Organic Armor Onesie! There are lots of ways to enter. The giveaway ends at 11:59 pm EST on Thursday, August 15th. A winner will be announced on Friday. Good luck!
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*Non-disclosure: We received this onesie and blanket complimentary from Carlymegan in order to review.