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Back to School With Carters + Giveaway

Aug 12, 2013

I have to start off this post by saying that Carter’s contacted me about writing this post. I get contacted by quite a few companies to do sponsored posts and I take this very seriously.   I never write about products or lines we don’t use and love in our house. I have been smitten with Carters since Sterling was a baby.  Their clothes are super cute and affordable, always key when your kids grow up so fast. 

Carters is working on a Back to School Campaign right now (all their current Fall stuff is 50% off!) and I have to say they have some really awesome items for older kids as well as the babies.     Sterling lives in his Carters pj’s.  Like he must nap in a pair and then have a different pair to sleep in at night- he’s crazy particular like that.

I found several cute everyday wear items for Sterling while shopping at Carters that looked to me like CrewCuts or Mini Boden but for a fraction of the cost. 

Case and Point this adorable Dinosaur Tee Shirt.  Tell me it does not look like the more expensive kids brands, but it only cost $7!  My little man loves it.

 [ Carters Dinosaur Tee]

We also picked out this adorable outfit for Fall.  It is too darn hot here to sport it now, but it is going to look so cute once we get some cooler temps.  I love boys in fleece vests.  This vest is comparable to Patagonia and its only $18 right now!  It comes in navy as well, I was tempted to buy both!

[Bear Tee, Fleece Vest]

Here are a few of my other favorites form the Carters site. From babies to older kids Carters has some really great clothing options.  We picked up the Skeleton pajamas,  Sterling was not leaving the store without them- and they glow in the dark! A real steal at $10!  Plus baby girl is getting the onsies and white pants, so sweet!
To find your local store click HERE.

Carters Back to School


Per Carters 
they’re headed back to the classroom or taking their first steps across
the living room, Count on Carter’s for the best Back to School or Back
to Play looks.
·        Your
little ones will be at the top of the class with their new school
! Carter’s has all
the perfect fall looks for your class act including tunics & leggings,
mix & match tees, everyday dresses, athletic pants and more.
·        Even
your littlest ones will look great this fall with new baby
that make for easy
outfitting.  Be sure to stock-up on must-have 2-piece sets or colorful
separates that you can mix and match for baby.
·        Carter’s
easy layering makes outfitting stress-free for kids of all ages. With new
jewelry and matching sets, it’ll be easier than ever to get your little
ones ready for whatever is on your plate that day.”

For all you lucky readers, Carters is offering a $50 giftcard to one lucky winner.  Trust me $50 goes a long way there!  

Heres how to enter:
1) Be a Follower of DBDD
2) Leave a comment with your favorite Playground look from the Carters Site!

You have til Thursday at Midnight to enter and I will announce the winner Friday.  Be sure to leave your email address associated with your account so we can contact you if you win.

Don’t forget to  
“Like” Carter’s on Facebook, mention @Carters on Twitter and follow
them on Pinterest  to discover the latest great deals, exclusive events
and offers for your little ones! 

Happy Monday!

 Carter’s Disclosure Statement
Carter’s partnered with bloggers
such as me to help promote Back to School, Back to Play. As part of the
program, I received product or gift cards.  Carter’s believes that
consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them
in their own words, and therefore did not tell me what to purchase or what
to say about the products I used. Carter’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics
Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations. The winner
of any giveaway in this program will be randomly chosen and gift card fulfillment
will be handled by a third party.


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  1. Sara Mueller says:

    I think AJ would love the dinosaurs or skeleton pjs. So cute!

  2. Shannon says:

    My 17-month-old would love those cute skeleton pjs. I'm all about Halloween already so I think I have to get them!

  3. Amy Florez says:

    The Carter's outlet in Tanger is one of my besties! I love the denim jacket, chambray tunic, and all of the printed long sleeve shirts for Fall! Great giveaway!

  4. Kelly V. says:

    I love so many of their little girl pleated tops – perfect with leggings for easy toddling 🙂

  5. Love the little girl 2 piece jumpers. Carters has the best play clothes for daycare- everything washes well and doesn't break the bank!

  6. I just got James that Sherpa vest! I also found him the cutest layered tee with a bear. Hads lives in their pj's.

  7. Melissa W. says:

    We love Carter's at Tanger! All of our pj's come from there! Sweet giveaway!

    BTW-best lasagna recipe ever!!!

  8. Lindsey says:

    We just shopped this weekend- super cute things right now for both girls and boys! I love that Sherpa vest!

  9. Alyson says:

    I love all their dresses for girls especially the cap-sleeve twill print dress in the pink ikat! Also, love their nightgowns for girls.

  10. RLangley says:

    We love Carters in our house. Trusted brand for sure. I follow through Feedly. The long-sleeve printed top with the birds is so cute

  11. The Vetter's says:

    Let's see….so much to select from but I'd say the long sleeve bear tee with the sherpa vest for my Levi!

  12. Ryann Toland says:

    With a toddler boy and one on the way, Carters is definitely a go-to for our household! The clothes are a great price and I feel like they've recently migrated from the "Mommy loves me" to more classic styles such as the bear long sleeve tshirt and fleece vest.

  13. Meagan says:

    I love all the graphic tee shirts, especially the pirate parrot.

  14. Megan says:

    My first baby (a girl, like yours!) is due November 4. I already stocked up at the Carter's outlet once this summer, but I am in need of more pants/leggings. I love how they have lots of fun stuff but also some very classic and quality items as well.

  15. cqueenb says:

    We LOVE Carters…so affordable and if it gets messed up you can replace without shedding a tear 😉 We are getting out of the onsie phase and I'm loving their 2-piece Jegging Sets…the prints are adorable for the fall.

  16. Meredith says:

    Love the Sherpa vest! It will be perfect for fall in the Colorado mountains!

  17. I love the pleated tops for girls! Great giveaway 🙂

  18. Kristen says:

    Love the fleece vests and the pjs and graphic t's.

  19. Nancy says:

    I love the cute printed tops for girls. I already got my daughter the adorable bird printed top. When I bought it I thought it looked like Mini Boden and she loved it!

  20. Morgan S. says:

    I'd pair that yellow elk long-sleeve tee with that navy fleece. I love fleeces also. morgan_smith483@yahoo.com


  21. I love the jersey dot tunic! I'm expecting for February, so this gift card would come in handy. 🙂

  22. Sarah says:

    Fun! Sometimes I struggle with the fit at Carter's, but they do have cute stuff! My son wore those pj's for his Halloween costume last year. sharrison1028@gmail.com

  23. Love that Sherpa Vest and everything else in the little explorers collection.

  24. I love the fleece prams! My 3 month old is going to need those pretty quick here in mn! Jessi.atkinson@gmail.com

  25. Rachael says:

    The jersey heart tunic would be so cute on my almost kindergartner!!

  26. KatiePerk says:

    Their tunics and leggings are a must for Sarah Sterling. Love the sherpa vest! Such a good layering piece!

  27. We definitely need some back to school basics like the jersey stretch leggings, socks and pajamas. Thank you!

  28. Caroline says:

    I am a follower and have loved Carters since my son was born. Super affordable and cute for those fast growing babies! Love the look of the long sleeve graphic tee (bear/moose) with the ivory fleece vest and canvas pant.

  29. Carter's onesies are the best, Matthew lived in those as a baby. I know he would love that dino tee, and I love the vest you got 😉

  30. Kristen says:

    Love that dino tee, perfect for my little guy this fall. They also have some cute vintage-looking jersey tees. Thanks!

  31. LOVE Carters! Their clothes are so cute and affordable which is key!

    I am a of course a follower of your blog! There are so many favorites from the Carter's site, but I really like the fleece pram onesies! Since I'm expecting a baby girl in November as well, I think these will be key during the winter!


  32. Kristen says:

    Love that dino tee, perfect for my little guy this fall. They also have some cute vintage-looking jersey tees. Thanks!

  33. Abby says:

    Owen would love the pajamas and I love that fleece vest!

  34. Jessica says:

    Love their long sleeved vintage looking tees and athletic pants for my 18 mo old! I love dressing him in clothes his dad would wear! 🙂

  35. Sharyn says:

    My niece would love the 3/4 sleeve chambray top!

  36. Love the 3-Piece Cardigan Dress Sets for girls.

  37. Steph says:

    My Zachary is loving dinosaurs these days, so we might have to pick the same shirt!

  38. Amy Huff says:

    Love the graphic tees and leggings. Adding the little denim skirts are also super cute.

  39. Alicia xoxxo says:

    Great giveaway! You know I am a follower! 😉 And Owen would love the skeleton jams! He loves to be in jams for naptime and a diff pair for bedtime, like Sterling. Boys, they can be so funny about things;)

  40. Gracyn says:

    My favorite is the Sherpa vest! Who knew Carter's would have something so super cute?!

  41. Gracyn says:

    My favorite is the Sherpa vest! Who knew Carters would have something so cute?!

  42. fep516 says:

    My girl will ONLY wear dresses and they have tons of cute ones to choose from!

  43. KEB says:

    We love Carter's pajamas…and the screen printed tees!! We'll be needing two of those boy jack o' lantern shirts too for Halloween! 🙂

  44. Natasha says:

    I love the Ladies Man 2 piece pant set – so cute!!

  45. Love the chambray ruffle top and coral leggings for my little girl!

  46. OliviaKyle says:

    I'm just loving all of their boys' graphic tees! So fun!

  47. I love the deer and dinosaur shirts and of course, we love their pajamas!!

  48. I love all the little explorers collection, plus the warmer stuff is great for cold MT winters! Mrsmslong82@gmail.com

  49. Keia says:

    Today is our little guy's first day of kindergarten. He would love to have the dionsaur tee, and I would love to add the fleece vest to his wardrobe for fall!


  50. mommy2gray says:

    I am a follower! I love the moose shirt and fleesce vest. We had a version lst year form Carter's and myt son loved it

  51. I love the hoody and leggings great outdoor wear. sewingdrama at gmail dot com

  52. Katie says:

    I'm loving the "print perfection" collection with the bright jeggings for little girls! Cute!

    I follow via GFC.

  53. Love the toddler girl's legging set with the polka dot chambray peplum top, so cute!

  54. kate says:

    I'm shocked by how cute their toddler boys clothes are for fall! I will definitely be picking up a fleece best and some of those adorable long sleeve T's for my little man! And the skeleton pjs are a no-brainer:)

  55. Courtney says:

    I've been eyeing those skeleton pj's, and many others since my six month old is now wearing size 12 mths!

  56. Katie says:

    Great giveaway Natalie! My boy needs some "layered looks" for pre-school. And those jammies rock. I know he would live in them! Baby girl will turn 1 in September so of course she needs some new digs too! 🙂


  57. Shaun says:

    Love the new graphic tees, my almost three year old daughter would love the floating balloon one!

  58. Brittany says:

    I would love the chambray dot tunic for my little girl!

  59. Lori says:

    Love the graphic tees! We're an all-boy house, and the little raccoon ones caught my eye.

  60. kkunz says:

    Love the chambray tunic!

  61. kkunz says:

    Love the chambray tunic!

  62. Randi says:

    Love the Layered-Look Plaid Button-Front Shirt 🙂

  63. Sarah Walton says:

    Love the color block skorts with the leggings – definitely buying my toddler girl some cute fall attire. Thanks for the heads up!

  64. There are so many adorable things for my almost 3mo old little girl.. Her wardrobe is already stocked with Carter's, but there's always room for more!!

  65. Allen Family says:

    I am a new follower! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  66. Allen Family says:

    I love their varsity all star collection!

  67. Jessica Koch says:

    I love the Sherpa pullovers and plaid long sleeved shirts!

  68. I love the little explorer collection with the sherpa vests! The prices are amazing….really!

    I follow GFC Heather Paulding
    hef117 (at) gmail (dot) com
    Spunky Real Deals

  69. Katie says:

    Love Carters for my little ones. Their girl clothes are great this season….the polkadot denim tunic? Adorbs!

  70. Jen says:

    I adore the three piece cardigan dress set with the horses on it!

  71. Kris L. says:

    Loving their Fall line! Just ordered my daughter two of the twill skirts and a tunic! Follow your blog via bloglovin'!

  72. Megan says:

    I am a follower! 🙂

    I love the 4-in-1 Lightweight Jacket in grey, we had the pink one last year! and I buy their leggings every season in solids and patterns! 🙂

  73. Cortney says:

    I love all their pj's especially the ones with the animals on the butts:)

  74. kellyr78 says:

    I follow by GFC (Kellyr78) and I like the Jersey Heart Tunic and black Jeggings for my daughter.

  75. Brittany F says:

    I have a 6 month old and we love Carters! I can't wait to start dressing my little guy for fall and I love the Sly Little Guy 3-piece bodysuit pant set. Thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway.

  76. Jennie says:

    I love the canvas pants and vests! SO cuute! jenpsht at gmail. com

  77. Julia says:

    Love the baby girls' graphic tee with the balloons. Too sweet!

  78. Lex says:

    I'm expecting in January and can't wait to deck my baby out in Carter's comfy, cozy pajama sets!

  79. HeatherM says:

    I love the skeleton jammies and the bear and moose long sleeve t's.

  80. I really do love Carter's, their stuff always holds up really well to kid abuse (c; I am *DYING* over the cuteness of that navy bird print dress…I could totally get it for *BOTH* my girls! LOVE! And I can't wait to see Sterling in his little fleece vest!

  81. I love Carter's clothing for my baby girl! I can't get enough of their cute pj's and I've had my eye on their strawberry costume for Halloween!

  82. SaraRuth says:

    Great giveaway! My 2.5 yr old would benefit from that collarless navy pea coat! Perfect for the playground.

  83. LOVE the toddler girl long sleeve pleated tops with the owls and horses!

  84. Nikki Reed says:

    I love the skeleton pjs for halloween!

  85. Siobhan says:

    I love Carter's for babies. I am loving the toddler girl long sleeve graphic tees.

  86. SolDucky says:

    I am a follower. I love the long sleeve printed bird top!

  87. Aubrey Laine says:

    I love the Mom Hugs Best onesie for my son!
    I follow via GFC.
    alaine74014 at gmail dot com

  88. Mommy Katie says:

    follow on GFC @ Katie Sexton

  89. Mommy Katie says:

    I like the 2-Piece Camo Bodysuit Pant Set kat_1982us at yahoo.com

  90. Brooke says:

    I love Carter's new fall line…absolutely adorable! The owl tunic with leggings is my favorite outfit!

  91. My favorite playground look is the 2 piece microfleece legging set in gray and pink (panda bear). Adorable!