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Mermaid Maternity {Giveaway}–CLOSED

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Raise your hand if you cringe when I say the words “maternity swim suit.” It doesn’t matter how big or small you are, or how “tiny” or “wow, are you  having twins?” your stomach is, most maternity swim suits are just horrible! They’re unflattering, uncomfortable, unfortunate, and you inevitably end up feeling dumpy and large. Well, ladies, rejoice! I have found a company that will forever put that stereotype out of your minds: Mermaid Maternity!

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Mermaid Maternity is a swimwear company dedicated to offering well-made, supportive, super cute maternity swim suits. Believe me when I say I like all of their designs and had a really hard time picking which suit I wanted to review! They don’t have a million to choose from, but that guarantees that they have taken the time to truly perfect the styles and patterns of the suits that they do offer.

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Their basic model is this: you pick a top you like, then pick a style of bottoms you like and voila! you have a swim suit. In tops they offer a V-Insert style, a Halter V-Insert style, a Bandeau style and a Wrap-Around Bandeau style. For the tankini top, you can choose from three different patterns or four different solid colors.  The bottoms are all black (a smart, flattering choice, in my opinion) and come in several styles of briefs, shorts, skirts and board shorts. They vary in length of the short as well as length of the maternity panel at the top. They also offer a few Rash Guard tops  and a selection of Plus Size swim choices.

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I chose to review the V-Insert Top in Raspberry with the Fold-Over Panel Maternity Swim Shorts, and let me just say I. LOVE. THIS. SUIT!!! First of all, it’s comfortable. The top is supportive and gives me the coverage I need while still feeling like a swim suit. The V-Insert style is flattering and I love the knotted details in the fabric along the shoulders. The adjustable straps can be worn straight down the back (like a bra) or crossed in an X. I like the X because I feel like it gives me that much more support, which I need with this pregnancy chest! The fabric is thick and stretchy and feels like it will last through several more pregnancies (assuming I have any more!). The best part of the suit, however, is the tie on the side. Every Mermaid Maternity suit comes equipped with this drawstring hem to grow with you as your belly expands, and the tie allows it to conform to your shape as well as stay down in the water when you’re swimming (unless you like your top floating up and around you like a skirt underneath your chest…).

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The bottoms are another favorite part of this suit. They are tight and short enough to look like bathing suit bottoms but not so tight and short that I feel uncomfortable in them. My legs (especially my upper thighs) are definitely not my best feature, and these little shorts allow me to cover them right up! Plus, let me tell you how awesome is it to not have to worry about trimming up around the sides every time I’m going to go swimming…you know what I mean, ladies!

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I’ve already worn this suit to the pool a few times and to the beach once, and I’ve chased around my two kids and walked miles in the sand in it, and I’ve yet to feel uncomfortable or self-conscious. In fact, I feel great in this suit! I’ve gotten several compliments on it from both friends and my husband, and every time people are amazed at the quality and craftsmanship that have gone into this swim suit. That said, they’re not cheap. The tops run between $60-68 and the bottoms are anywhere from $32-52, depending on the style. DON’T LET THAT DETER YOU! This is one purchase worth spending the big bucks on! Trus me when I say this suit will not fall apart or stretch out after one pregnancy/summer. I fully intend to wear this suit at least twice a week all summer long and still get more use out of it in a few years. Mermaid Maternity’s customer service is superb, so if you order something from their online store and discover you don’t like it, they will work with you to help you find the perfect swim suit for your beautiful, pregnant body. Now go do some shopping! And then enter to win $100 to their online store!

Win $100 to Mermaid Maternity and pick out the suit of your pregnant dreams!

** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of May 20, 2014, and will be emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Mermaid Maternity, but all opinions are strictly my own. The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.

Rock ‘N Learn Language DVD {Giveaway}

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Hey all, I’m back! I took some time off to pack and unpack a house, but I’m back with a few more great giveaways for you and your family! The first is from a company we know and love here on Dandy Giveaway, Rock ‘N Learn.

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 Rock ‘N Learn is a company that creates educational DVDs for preschoolers through elementary-aged children, teaching topics such as math, reading, science, social studies, languages and test preparation. I’ve reviewed Rock ‘N Learn before on Dandy and liked the product. My kids enjoyed the movie and were learning at the same time, so that’s never a bad thing, right?

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What sets Rock ‘N Learn apart from other educational DVDs is their use of music in learning. With the Alphabet DVD that I reviewed last time, the characters would sing little songs for each letter which really helped cement the letter with the sound and other words that begin with that letter. I believe kids really can learn better through music, and my kids were definitely picking up on things quicker through the songs. However, this DVD was different.

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I was sent a free copy of the “Learn a Language” DVD and was excited to see how quickly my children could learn new some new Spanish words through song (we chose to watch Spanish but there are five other languages on the DVD). But while where was a beat constantly in the background, they never sang any actual songs. The characters would point to or hold up a picture of an object (say a window) and then say the word in Spanish (“la ventana”). They would repeat each word twice and move on to another object in the room. They went through a whole house, pointing out common objects, and also went through the basic colors and numbers. They would repeat each section a few times as well to really cement the vocabulary.

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I was disappointed that there wasn’t any singing, but my kids’ learning surely didn’t suffer! My 2- and 4-year old both caught on right away, saying the picture word in English as they held it up and said it in Spanish. By the end of the 37-minute DVD they were repeating some of the words in Spanish, too! About 30 minutes in, they were starting to get a little restless and bored, but they had definitely picked up on some new words and new skills.

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Like I said, we chose to watch Spanish but you can also watch the same video with Mandarin Chinese, French, Italian, German and English as the language as well. Just think: you could teach your kid to speak 6 different languages for only $19.99! Rock ‘N Learn products can be found at teacher supply stores, specialty stores, Barnes & Noble and other online retailers. But if you shop through Rock ‘N Learn’s website, you can get 25% off your entire purchase with the code KR8822! So go fill your virtual shopping cart with the loads of educational DVDs that Rock ‘N Learn has to offer and start bragging about your trilingual baby genius 😉 Or enter this contest to win a DVD or CD of your own!

Win a DVD of your choice from Rock ‘N Learn!

** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of May 13,2014, and will be emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Rock ‘N Learn, but all opinions are strictly my own. The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation. 

Milan Maternity {Giveaway}–CLOSED

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Think about your wardrobe: do you have at least one top that is so comfortable and so flattering that you can put it on with anything–dress pants, jeans, a skirt, sweat pants–and instantly feel glamorous, even if your hair is a mess and you have no makeup on? I found one of those tops from Milan Maternity, and to feel that way while also being pregnant is no small feat!

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Milan Maternity is an online maternity boutique whose mission is “to provide designer style that flatters your new shape at prices you can be happy about.” And boy, have they got some cute styles! They have gorgeous tops–some that are dressy and some that are more casual–and don’t even get me started on the dresses! Super adorable. Most of their clothes can be worn before and after pregnancy, making them even more of a great deal! Here’s just a sampling of their cute collection:

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The shirt I chose to review was the Adriana in Bordeaux. This top is one of their “transitional” pieces that can be worn before and after pregnancy, and while nursing! There are hidden snaps and a shelf bra-type insert in the top that allow for convenient, discreet nursing while wearing the top. So much better than exposing my entire back and flabby middle while trying to feed a fussy baby! I can’t wait to wear this top with a tiny belly and try out the snazzy nursing feature.

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The quality of this top is top-notch. The fabric is soft and stretchy and the ruching along the sides is long enough to to stretch over my growing belly (with plenty of room to spare!). It is well made and the style of the top is classic–I’m a total sucker for the faux-shrug style. My only complaint is that the “hidden” snaps for nursing end up showing more than I’d like them to. The fabric that is supposed to cover them gets bunched up, revealing the snaps most of the time. Surely a small snap on the outside to hold the extra fabric down over the snaps would solve this problem quickly, but it is one thing to be aware of.

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This beautiful top sells for $39, which is a deal when you consider that you can wear this shirt for years and years to come, not just 6 months of pregnancy.

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I am super impressed with Milan Maternity’s selection of maternity and post-maternity clothes and would totally recommend their clothes to anyone! You can only buy their clothes online, but they have excellent shipping methods and great rates. And one lucky reader will get to choose a maternity top of your own for FREE!

Win a Top of Your Choice from Milan Maternity!

** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of April 8, 2014, and will be emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Milan Maternity, but all opinions are strictly my own. The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.

MOLO Microwave Cover {Giveaway}

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Have you ever had the power go out and only then realize just how much you use your microwave every day? Between hot dogs for lunch, veggies for dinner and maybe a warmed-up snack or two in between, I use my microwave at least 5 times a day. I don’t know about you, but I couldn’t live without it! I’ve never used any kind of microwave cover, however, and after recently spending about 15 minutes scrubbing splattered food off the inside walls, I realized it was time to make some changes!

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Enter the MOLO: Moisture Lock Microwave Cover™. The MOLO is more than just a microwave cover. It has a secret compartment that holds water to keep your food moist (hence the name) while it cooks, as well as protecting from splats and explosions. Sounds simple, right? Kind of makes you wonder why no one thought of something like this before!

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So, does it really work? It does! I’ve used it several times now to steam veggies, cook frozen veggies and reheat leftovers. I’ve been happy with the consistency of the steamed veggies and even happier that I’m not leaching chemicals into my food by cooking them with plastic wrap over the top. I find that when I’m heating frozen veggies I don’t have to add as much water to the bowl because of the steam that is already in the MOLO when I microwave. That means less water that I have to drain off before serving the veggies, and less time to the table equals a happier family 🙂

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These carrots were perfectly cooked; soft and moist with no weird dry spots on any of them. I forgot to take a picture before I set them on the table and my rabbit-family gobbled them up before I could stop them! But believe me when I say they all looked like this:

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I even put the MOLO to the ultimate test: I reheated restaurant french fries! I’ve tried this before with several disastrous, disgusting results. The fries are either limp and soggy or hard and overcooked and usually broiling hot when bitten into. I nuked some fries from Red Robin yesterday with the MOLO covering the plate and the result was quite pleasing! Microwaved fries can never come close to the fresh stuff, but these were delightfully edible. I even ate a few, and I NEVER eat reheated fries (for the reasons stated above). Obviously, my kids ate them, no problem.

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My only complaint about the MOLO is that when you go to grab your food out of the microwave, you have to hold the MOLO straight or the water inside the moisture holder will spill out and onto your food, the inside of the microwave or your counter. I’m sure as I get used to using it and with some finessing I’ll be able to get my food out without spilling every time. But so far my microwave has stayed perfectly clean and my food has been nicely moist, so I’m happy! You can buy a MOLO of your own at Dingware.com for $19.99, with free shipping to the US. Or, you can enter the giveaway below and win a snazzy Orange MOLO, courtesy of our friends at Dingware!

Enter to win a MOLO of your own!

**Because I was sent the winner’s prize items along with my review items, the winner will be responsible for paying shipping from me to you, via PayPal invoice.

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** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of April 1, 2014, and will be emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Dingware, but all opinions are strictly my own. The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.

MommyLicious Maternity {Giveaway}

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If you missed my maternity review yesterday, you also missed the fact that I said that because I am pregnant, I am focusing on maternity companies for my giveaways for the next few weeks. So if you’re pregnant, hold your bladders, because I’ve got several amazing maternity giveaways headed your way! Here’s the first of many maternity giveaways to come: MommyLicious Maternity!

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MommyLicious Maternity is a site dedicated to pregnant and nursing mothers. They carry affordable and stylish maternity tops, bottoms and dresses in regular sizes as well as plus sizes. Plus they offer nursing clothing, nursing pajamas, maternity bras, and maternity lingerie! These ladies are dedicated to helping you look and feel good while you’re pregnant and beyond! And their customer service staff is available to help you with any questions you have about their clothes, sizes, styles, etc. Check out some of the cute tops they carry below:

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I had a hard time picking just one top to review because there were so many different styles to choose from! I eventually decided to review the Yacht Bound Maternity Top in Teal/Banana. I love stripes, so this one immediately caught my eye. The teal/banana combo is so summery and since I will be pregnant all summer long I thought it would be perfect. The top also comes in peach/banana striped (also summery and cute!) and black/white striped.

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I love the fabric of this shirt. It’s thin and lightweight, perfect for hot summer days. The material (100% Rayon) is soft and stretchy and glides smoothly over my big belly. The length is pretty long and can stretch down to my mid-hips, but because it’s a thinner material it usually creeps its way back up to the top of my hips after a few minutes.

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The neckline is a generous scoop but I didn’t feel it was too low to show off too much cleavage. In terms of size, I feel like it ran a little small. I was a medium pre-pregnancy, but since my chest has grown considerably in the last few months, the medium was a bit tight and I would probably feel more comfortable in a large. The good news is because it’s so stretchy, I will be able to wear it post-pregnancy and no one will know it was ever a maternity top (except those people who saw me in it every week for the past 6 months!).

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This top is only $19.99, and most of their tops run about $20-$30. These clothes really are pretty affordable and should last you through a few pregnancies, so go ahead and check out their collection of maternity pants, skirts, sleepwear and dresses–including bridesmaid and wedding dresses! One lucky winner will get $25 to spend on anything at MommyLicious Maternity!

Win $25 to spend at MommyLicious Maternity!

** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of March 11, 2014, and will be emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Mommylicious Maternity, but all opinions are strictly my own. The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own and not influenced by monetary compensation. 

Blanqi Bodystyler {Review}

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I believe I’ve mentioned before that I’m pregnant–17 weeks to be exact! So if you’re also pregnant, you’re in luck, because I’ve got a whole slew of maternity reviews and giveaways up my sleeve for the next few weeks! The first of many is from a company called BLANQI, and you ladies who are “in the family way” are going to love their Bodystyler!

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BLANQI was started by Valerie (great name!) and Sabina, two moms who were so frustrated by the lack of stylish and supportive pregnancy garments on the market that they decided to launch their own line! They designed their Bodystyler and took to the streets of NYC to sell it. Today, their products are sold online as well as in retailers such as Nordstrom, Target and A Pea in the Pod.

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The BLANQI Bodystyler is a seamless maternity support tank that is an absolute DREAM to wear! You may be looking at the tank in the picture above and thinking, “No way. That looks WAY too tiny to fit any pregnant woman and be comfortable.” But that’s the trick! It’s tight enough to be supportive and but it’s not in the least bit restricting. Just look at the layers of support in this baby!

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The front panel hugs my tummy–like, it literally feels like a happy, smooth, warm hug on my growing belly. The sides are tight and help smooth my love handles. The back support is wonderful and helps me to have better posture throughout the day. The straps are soft and stretchy and don’t dig into my shoulders at all. This would be awesome to wear while working out–I’m pretty sure I could even go running if I had this baby on!

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As you can see by the picture above, the tank actually goes below your boobs. Kind of strange, but it works. It also pushes your boobs up and helps support them as well. I don’t really feel like I need my boobs to be pushed up or emphasized any more right now, but I don’t think my hubby was complaining 😉 My only complaint would be that I usually wear tank tops under shirts so as to not show off my cleavage, so when I wear the Bodystyler with a low-cut top, I then have to wear another shirt/tank to keep me modest up top. Not necessarily a fault of the garment, just my own personal level of comfort.

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The length is long enough to act like a belly band, holding up loose maternity bottoms or keeping non-maternity jeans together when unbuttoned. It’s also long enough to wear as a tunic with leggings and really dress it up!

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I chose to review the mint color because I think it’s so fun and cheery, but the BLANQI Bodystylers also come in white and black. There is also an option to choose a Regular length and a Longer length tank. I was sent the regular length tank but I think the longer length would be better because the top tends to creep up throughout the day. The BLANQI Bodystyler is sold for $68.00, which seems pricey, but believe me when I say that it is worth the price. When you are pregnant and your (everything) hurts because you’re carrying an extra 30 pounds right in the front of your body, you will be so glad you spent the money on this amazing support tank!

Connect with Blanqi on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram!

 

*The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own are not influenced by monetary compensation.

Kate’s Camisoles {Giveaway}

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Just yesterday I reviewed a shirt from Kate’s Camisoles and I said I was a fan. Today I’m here to prove to you again why I think her shirts are so wonderful, and YOU will get a chance to win one of your very own!

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In case you missed it yesterday, Kate’s Camisoles is a company focused on helping women stay modest while still looking fashionable. They have a huge line of undershirts (called camisoles) to go under or pair with any outfit. All of Kate’s camisoles are modest (and cute!) enough to be worn alone or under a shirt, sweater or dress. Kate prides herself on having the best fabric of any similar company on the market, and I have to agree. Of the three shirts I’ve reviewed for her, they’ve all been soft, easily washed while avoiding pilling, and dreamily smooth to wear. This time around, I was sent the Very Nice camisole to review, and I’ll say, it is Very Nice!

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The Very Nice is a cap sleeve-style top with a moderately high scoop neck, higher back and moderate-length cap sleeves. The top is long and hits at about mid-to-low hip. The thing I love most about the design of the Very Nice is the decorative white stitching around the edges of the top. It gives it a fun, different look while still being a classic piece that can be worn with just about anything. The Very Nice comes in seven vibrant colors, like Royal Azul (the color I ordered), Dark Orchid, Goldenrod and Wine, so you could find a shirt to go with any outfit you had!

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Like I said, the fabric is SO SOFT and comfortable. It’s a Rayon-Spandex blend that is smooth against the skin but retains its shape and size after a full day of wearing. I ordered a size Large so I could have room for Baby, and it’s still fairly loose on me, so were I not pregnant, I’d have ordered a size Medium and it would have fit just right (I was a Medium pre-pregnancy). See how I barely look pregnant when wearing it? I like that 🙂

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Kate’s Camisoles are all made in the USA and can be purchased online and shipped fairly quickly. The Very Nice is $24.99 but is on sale right now for $18.99, which is a great price for this colorful, versatile shirt! And, if you enter below, you could win a Very Nice shirt in your choice of color and size, thanks to Kate’s Camisoles!

Win a Very Nice Shirt from Kate’s Camisoles!

** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of March 4, 2014, and will be emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Kate’s Camisoles, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Kate’s Camisoles {Review}

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Back in November, I reviewed the Lace Inset Camisole from Kate’s Camisoles. I loved it and gave it a glowing review. Well, in the few months since then, “Kate” has made a few changes to that particular camisole and asked me to review the new version and give some feedback! Naturally, I had to say yes 🙂

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If you read my last review, you’ll remember that Kate’s Camisoles is a company focused on helping women stay modest while still looking fashionable. They have a huge line of undershirts (called camisoles) to go under or pair with any outfit–from lace to cotton, shiny to matte, and casual to elegant, Kate’s Camisoles has you covered (pun intended!). This Lace Inset Cami is simply beautiful and can be worn a number of ways.

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You can see it has a cap sleeve design that is just slightly longer than the average cap sleeve (a plus in my book). The scoop back doesn’t come down too far, and the front lace panel is perfectly placed to just barely peek out of most shirts, sweaters and other tops. The lace is delicate and adds just a touch of romance and flirtation to whatever you’re wearing. The fabric is a poly-spandex blend that is dreamily soft and comfortable while still retaining its shape, thanks to the spandex. The length is just right–hits at about the mid-hip–and I have to say I like this Ivory color even more than the Nude, which I had first.

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I like this new camisole even more than the old one! The new design ditched the decorative stitching around the sleeves and neckline, which I think makes it even more comfortable. Also, the top is one piece now, so there is no awkward seam up the back. My husband still laughs at the “wrinkled” fabric, but as those of us who know fashion understand, the “wrinkled” fabric is a look that is not only classic, but practical, too, especially when traveling!

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Kate’s Camisoles has made a fan out of me, so head on over to Kate’s website and see what other wonderful layering tops she has in store for you! No matter what shirt/dress/sweater you need to make more modest, I guarantee you can find something that will work and that you will LOVE on her site!

And be sure to connect with Kate’s Camisoles on Facebook and Pinterest!

*The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.

Hey Dude Shoes {Giveaway}–CLOSED

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Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you are having a wonderful day with the people you love and that you are being treated like a Queen (or King!). Today I’ve got a lovely giveaway for you that you will fall head-over-heels for in love!

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Hey Dude Shoes is a super cool line of Men’s and Women’s shoes that are uber-comfortable. The company prides itself on the comfort of its shoes, and to that I can attest! My husband reviewed a pair of Hey Dude shoes last year, and he loved them. He still wears them a few nights a week and they’re still as comfortable as they were when he first purchased them!

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Last May, Hey Dude only sold Men’s shoes, but said they would soon be coming out with a Women’s line. Well, they’re finally here, and I’m excited to present to you one of their female styles–the Pasione Lady!

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These shoes are C.O.M.F.Y!!! First of all, there’s a thick layer of furry fluff lining the whole shoe that feels like a dream to walk on. The fluff keeps my feet super warm and snug, and I almost don’t want to wear socks with them because they feel like slippers inside! Hey Dude has managed to take the classic lug boot style–which can be fairly heavy–and make it super light; only 5 ounces! And the insole conforms to your feet, giving them cushioning and support.

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I wasn’t sure if I could pull these boots off, but I think with the right outfit, anyone can make these awesome boots work–and believe me, they’re so comfy and wonderful, you will want to make them work! I only wish it was colder here in California (the “cold snap” snapped and is already gone) so I could wear these more often!

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Hey Dude also sells the Abetone Lady shoe, a few other Women’s styles, and tons of Men’s styles. All of their shoes can be purchased online or through one of their Stockists (check their online map to find a store near you). Or, if you’re really lucky, you could win a pair of the Pasione Lady Shoes today!

Win a pair of Pasione Lady Shoes from Hey Dude Shoes!

** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of February 25, 2014, and will be emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Hey Dude Shoes, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Peekaboo-Chic {Giveaway}–CLOSED

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So, it finally got “cold” here in Southern California. As in the high is only in the 50s and 60s during the day! I know this sounds ridiculous to those of you in below-freezing temps, but trust me, 50° seems really cold when last week we were strutting around in shorts because it was 80°! So, I’m all about layers right now–and have I got some cute layers for you!

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Peekaboo-Chic is an adorable online boutique that specializes in “lavish layering for women, ” especially in regard to “skirt and legwear accentuation.” I bet you didn’t know you could accentuate your skirt or legwear, but oh, you can! All of their creations are handcrafted from patterns made by fashion designers in Utah, and these ladies know what they’re doing. Their creations are so cute!

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I’m loving all of their Boot Socks! I never seem to have the right boots or the right outfit to pull this look off, but after seeing how cute these socks are, I sure want to! They also make boho-chic hair accessories, beautiful slip dresses that are perfect for that dress that is too low at the top and too high in the bottom, as well as slip extenders. I was sent the Bring on the Frill Layering Skirt in Gray to review, and can I just say, I LOVE the versatility of this skirt!

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First of all, it can be worn as the obvious, a skirt. The top panel can be worn flat to lengthen the skirt or folded down to shorten it and add extra coverage of your middle section. The fabric is polyester/spandex so it’s a little clingy on my bum when worn this way, but if I pair it with a pair of leggings or tights, it lessens the effect.

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Next, it can be worn as a slip extender. I’ve already praised the utility of such slip extenders, so I won’t say much more than they are awesome. I especially love this skirt as a slip extender because the fabric is super soft and stretchy but also a little silky, so it flows nicely underneath my skirt instead of bunching up or feeling uncomfortable like some slips can feel.

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Lastly, it can be worn as an adorable frilly tunic! Like I said, the material is really soft and silky, so I had to wear a shirt underneath and put a belt around my waist to help the top stay up and finish the look, but I love the final product! Super put together and right on-trend.

tunic

Do I need to say that I love this skirt? For $36 you are getting an incredibly versatile piece that can be worn in a variety of ways and a variety of settings. Dress it up with some bling and wear it to a wedding; dress it down with a pair of jeans and wear it to Girls Night! It comes in a variety of cute shades including Cream, Camel, Black, Red and Mustard, so it can be worn with countless skirts, dresses, pants, tops and sweaters. The Bring on the Frill Layering Skirt can be purchased at Peekaboo-chic.com. But if you’re feeling lucky, enter below to win a skirt of your own in Black or Cream! And be sure to connect with them on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram to be in the know on the latest deals and steals!

Win a Bring on the Frill Layering Skirt in Black or Cream!

** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of February 18, 2014, and will be emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Peekaboo Chic, but all opinions are strictly my own.

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