Friday, June 25, 2010

Apple Bottoms 3-piece outfit giveaway and Akademiks outfit review - ENDED

 ***And the winner is commenter #11 "TJ and Amy"! Congrats! ***



I was very excited when I was given the opportunity via MomSelect to review an outfit from the Parigi Group. For nearly a quarter of a century, Parigi Group's stable of brands has played a major role and are some of the main contributors in helping to shape and define the children's fashion apparel market. They represent brands such as PUMA, Apple Bottoms, Akademiks, and LRG.

I'll admit, there aren't a lot of "cool" brands in my boys closets. We tend to stick to OshKosh and Carter's, with the occasional Gap outfit thrown in. At seven, Noah has yet to ask for specific brands, but I'm sure that will happen soon. *sigh* For now both boys pretty much wear what I put out for them, so the thrill of having something "cool" in the closet for Noah to wear is more mine, than his.

That said, Rich, Noah and I were all excited when the box came from the Parigi Group and we opened it up to find this outfit from Akademiks!

I thought it looked a little big for Noah, and he was in a bit of a mood, so instead of asking him to try it on I just set it out to take the picture. Well, he decided he wanted to see if it was too big.
Apparently in the seven-year-old world of fashion this is how you test out size. Fortunately feeling the outfit under him was enough to inspire him to try it on.

Here are the jeans. A little big on him right now but I think they will be perfect in the fall. Cool pockets, yes?

The "ensemble" moved him to show off some of his karate moves while I was taking pictures.


 MomSelect and Parigi have offered to give away an outfit to one of my readers! 

For you, my lucky reader, they have chosen an Apple Bottoms 3 piece outfit in a size 3-6 months (shown above). It looks absolutely adorable and makes me seriously sad I don't have at least one little girl to dress up in my family! We only grow boys on both sides of the family it seems, so I'll just have to live vicariously via one of my readers.

To enter to win all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post and tell me who you would like to win this outfit for!

For extra entries you can do the following:

1. Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter with a link back to this post. You can tweet once a day. Make sure you come back here and leave a comment on this post each time.

2. Post it on Facebook. You can post once a day. Make sure you come back here and leave a comment on this post each time.

3. Follow my blog here in a reader or via email. Leave a comment here letting me know you do.

4. Follow my main blog (Mommy Needs Therapy) in a reader or via email. Leave a comment here letting me know you do.

5. Post about this giveaway on your blog. Leave a link in the comments to let me know.

Don't forget to include your email address in the comment. I know you have to include it to publish the comment, but unless it is actually within the body of the comment or you have email enabled on your Blogger profile I can't see it.


You have until midnight on Friday July 9, 2010 to enter. I'll announce the winner that weekend. Again, don't forget to leave your email so I can contact you!


US mailing addresses only.


Full disclosure:  MomSelect and Parigi are providing the clothes for this review and giveaway. I am not receiving monetary compensation for hosting this giveaway. The opinions in my review are purely my own.

43 comments:

mverno said...

love to win eor my niece
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Anonymous said...

I would love this for my daughter

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mogrill said...

My sweet little niece Jayla.
Thanks for the chance.
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Deborah said...

I'd like to win that outfit for my granddaughter. asthenight at gmail dot com

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jakiesmom said...

i'd love this for my niece to be
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the kiddos said...

this would be for my little girl

Katrina said...

I would love to win this for my friend who is pregnant with a girl

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Tj and Amy said...

so cute! I am due in sept with baby girl #2 so I would love this outfit for her. amypugmire@live.com

Tj and Amy said...

tweeted. amypugmire@live.com
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Ashley said...

I would love to win this for my adorable 3 1/2 month old daughter.

Ashley said...

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justicecw said...

This would be for my new niece just born on July 2nd!
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Nicole D. said...

I'm pregnant now with a girl, and I would love to win this for her! Thanks!

Katie R. said...

I would love to win this to give to my little cousin who was born in May.

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jmajor4870 said...

i would love to win this for my 1st grand daughter

erma said...

I'd love to win it for my daughter.
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ReggieMann said...

I would like to win this for a neighbor who has a 3 month old little girl

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Kimberly said...

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Smarti said...

my daughter will look so cute in this

Smarti said...

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melanie said...

Since I have three boys I would love to win this for my adorable new little neice Anni Mae.
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tina reynolds said...

Its so cute it would be for my cousins baby her little girl is due in aug thanks for the chance eaglesforjack@gmail.com

tina reynolds said...

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WWillows6 said...

I would love to win this for my baby girl. So cute!
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WWillows6 said...

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Kimberly said...

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FDP 4 Life said...

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Breanne said...

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Gianna said...

For my twins!