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Check out the GORGEOUS Eliane et Lena Collection at bean sprout! {Review & Giveaway ~ Open to US & Canada}

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Several months back, I wrote a review for a lovely online children's boutique called bean sprout. This online store is based in Toronto, Canada and they have some really gorgeous clothes and accessories for children. For the past review, I received a beautiful dress for my daughter and she wore it to my brother's wedding in June. EVERYONE complimented me on the dress and asked where I got it. I love it when my review products cause people to inquire as to their origin...it gives me the fantastic opportunity to let them know about the company and how I write reviews for companies. Well, as you can probably imagine, I was thrilled when Trish from bean sprout contacted me about another review of her lovely store.
To give you a bit more background, here is a bit more about Trish Haddad and her store, bean sprout...

I opened bean sprout as a bricks and mortar store in Toronto in 1995. I am proud to say that it was voted the best children's clothing shop in Toronto, was listed as one of Toronto's Top 200 stores by Toronto Life Magazine and appeared on The Mom Show. 

After 16 successful years I have transformed bean sprout into an on-line store to conveniently provide exciting brands, exemplary customer service, excellent quality and unique fashion for children ages newborn to 12 years. I am passionate about bright, colourful clothing and accessories for children and I personally select each item based on its style, quality, wear-ability and price. You can shop here with confidence at an on-line store you can trust.

One of the things that I LOVE about bean sprout is the fact that they have collections that include matching accessories. Sometimes you find a dress or outfit that you love and need a matching headband, sweater or other accessory and you just have a terrible time finding those things. Well, bean sprout carries everything you need to make an outfit just pop with color and I really do love that.
So, for this review I was asked to choose something from the Eliane et Lena Collection and this collection is SO bright and beautiful...perfect for summer! :) I chose to receive the Eliane et Lena Valeriana Dress. Trish also sent along the matching Eliane et Lena Chichita Headband. This particular dress and headband features spaghetti straps and bold, bright colors. 
My daughter loves dresses and new clothes so this was a nice surprise for her. Today, I had her model this dress and it looks perfect on her. :) Isn't she pretty? Her hair is a bit crazy in this picture...she is a typical 4 1/2 year old. :) The t-shirt is my idea...she typically wears shirts under dresses with spaghetti straps just so she looks a bit more modest. Now let's take a look at some of the features...
This maxi-length dress features a very full skirt that has a large ruffle around the bottom. It is hard to see in the picture but in person, it looks amazing! It is a wide ruffle and adds just a little bit of elegance. 
My daughter also loves the flower that is at the top of the dress. Again, it just adds a little bit of glamour to an already-pretty dress. She didn't notice it right away but when I pointed it out, she was tickled. :)
The straps are adjustable with sliders and this will keep the straps from slipping down over the shoulders. I got a dress in size 8 so it was a tad big. Once I adjusted the straps, the dress fit wonderfully. You can also see that there are three buttons in the back and this dress also comes with an extra button if you ever needed it. I love the look of the back of this dress...it is so pretty!
The head band really adds a nice finish the the look of this dress. It is scrunched and wide, giving it nice coverage over the head. It isn't super tight so it didn't bother Hannah when it was on her head. She can be picky about tight things on her head and this worked great for her. 
Of course, as with ANY dress, we had to make sure it was a good "spinny" dress. Hannah was VERY pleased with the performance of this dress and as you can see, she did a good job twirling in it. :) Right now, the Eliane et Lena Valeriana Dress is on sale for just $35.99 (normally it is $89.99) and you can accessorize with jackets, head bands of various colors and other things.
So, I am totally in love with the Eliane et Lena Collection at bean sprout. It is colorful, beautiful and so summery. Everything in the collection looks great and if you have a little girl, I would seriously recommend checking it out. 

Trish has offered to give a winner $100 off their order from bean sprout (your order plus shipping will equal $100)!  This is a fantastic giveaway...here are your entry options...
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I did receive free bean sprout products for review purposes. All quotes and stock photos are from the bean sprout website and email. Prize is being provided by the sponsor. This blog is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged prizes. All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.

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77 comments

  1. Thank you for the glowing review! Glad you love the dress!

    Trish
    bean sprout

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  2. I like Me Too Ilselil Dress Begonia (9m-4yrs)

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  3. I loved their "Petit Lem Guitars PJ" for boys. Its a wicked cute PJ set and I know my little guy would love it!

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  4. Deux par Deux Mon Coeur Dress I love this one amongst others

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  5. I like the Claesen's Paisley Dress! Cute stuff!

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  6. I like the Me Too Mone Pink T-shirt

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  7. I also like the Me Too Ilselil Dress Blue

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  8. I love the Zutano Dog Days footie. So cute.

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  9. I like the Alessia Turquois Dress.

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  10. I seriously LOVE the Deux par Deux Raincoat & Hat Set in the Lipstick color.

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  11. I like the Me too Kristoffer T-shirt and the Me Too Jarnik Short :)

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  12. I love the Jolene dress in pink, it's adorable!

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  13. Claesen's Floral Onesie (1-12m)

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  14. I like the Me Too Karla Dress Pink.

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  15. I like the Deux par Deux Carte Hello Yellow knit dress features cute stripes. colleenaw@hotmail.com

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  16. I also love the Jolene dress.

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  17. I love the girls jolene dress!

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  18. I like the Zutano Fishies Footie (Nb-9m)

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  19. I am in love with Servane Barrau Tea Garden Dress. So pretty!

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  20. I like the Me Too Kristoffer T-shirt.

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  21. My daughter would also love the Deux par Deux Mon Dada C'est Toi! Polkadot Knit Dress DT90 (3-8) and leggings from the site.

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  22. I love the Morgan & Milo Sparkle Pink shoe!
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  23. I like the Me Too Hans Romper (Nb-12m)

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  24. I like the Me Too Neda Jacket #100925 (Nb-12m)

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  25. http://beansprout.ca/collections/dresses/products/jolene-dress-2-12

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  26. Daughter would love girls jolene dress!!

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  27. i like the losan white bubble romper

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  28. Deux par Deux Carte De Mode Coat

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  29. i like the polka dot knit dress

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  30. I love the The Servane Barrau Whimsy Tea Party dress

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  31. I like the Zutano Fishies Footie!

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  32. I like the Deux par Deux Behind The Trend Polkadot Knit Dress BT96A (2-6)~ everything is so cute though!

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  33. I love the Mini Shatsu Super Hero Cape T-Shirt (2-6) for my son.

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  34. I like the Me Too New Baby Suit #100945

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  35. love the jolene suit too cute
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  36. My favorite item is the Zutano Fishies Onesie.

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  37. I love the Me Too Pants and Me Too Hoodie in the Baby Boys Section.

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  38. Loving the Isobella & Chloe Spring Rain Dress.

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  39. Claesen's Paisley Dress
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  40. I love their Deux par Deux Behind The Trend Striped Knit Dress

    Eileen Burke

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  41. I like the Me Too Kosmus T-shirt

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  42. I would get the Servane Barrau Whimsy Tea Party Dress!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  43. I like the Mini Shatsu Super Hero Cape T-Shirt.

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  44. I like Servane Barrau Whimsy Tea Party Dress

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  45. I like the Claesen's Bird Dress. Thanks!!!

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  46. I love the Deux par Deux Carte De Mode Striped Knit Dress, Bolero & Tights and the Biscotti Dress (4-7)

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  47. I love this: http://beansprout.ca/collections/boys-newborn-to-24m/products/deux-par-deux-elementaire-mon-cher-watson-3pc-shirt-pant-set-s11-s24-6-24m

    -Ashley Marie Morrissey
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  48. I like the 3 Wishes Large Felt Rose Hair Clips!

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  49. I like the Me Too Maj Dress Blue.

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  50. The electrick mermaid gown is tooooo cute! I got to have that for my littlest so adorable :)

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  51. Me Too Osmo Pant #202412 would look adorable on Carter :)

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  52. I love the Silver Biscotti Dress (4-7)

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  53. I love the Me Too Nan Fleece Bunting #100930 (nb-12m)

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  54. I love the Jolene dress the red one for girls ages 2-12
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com
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  55. I like the blu magenta dress

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  56. I like the Deux par Deux Hello Yellow Tunic & Legging Set

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  57. my daughter would love the jolene dress
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  58. I like the Deux par Deux Tete D'affiche Flower Knit Dress & Tights HT95/HC2 (4-10). thank you!
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  59. Eliane et Lena Orange Madame Dress

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  60. The Én Gry & Sif elephant handbag looks very nice!

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  61. I have 3 boys would love the Mini Shatsu Super Hero Cape T-Shirt!

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  62. I like the Me Too Hans Romper.

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  63. I like the Deux par Deux Tete D'affiche Flower Knit Dress & Tights

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  64. I love the Zutano Fishies Onesie

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  65. I really like the Me Too Nan Fleece Bunting
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  66. Me Too Orri Baby Spencer Dress

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  67. I really liked the Claesen's Onesie Pink Checks! lexbaylor17 (at) gmail (dot) com

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