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Persona Swimwear {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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I feel like showing up at a pool party wearing the same this-year’s-trend swimsuit as another girl is like wearing the same dress to Prom.  Yuck!  Your swimsuit can make such a statement and attract attention when it is a chic style in a unique print or cut.  I’m so sick of seeing the same suits out there, and when you’re limited to one-pieces (thank you, stretch marks), the options really narrow down, but when I came across Persona Swimwear, I fell instantly in love with their colors and designs!  These are all totally my style!  Eye-catching, memorable, flattering, and unique!
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Don’t you agree?  I’m LOVING the one-pieces, especially this one in the middle: The Paris Tankini.  It feels so French to me, and the black ruffles are so flirty.  What a I love about these fashions are that the one-pieces are adorably unique (and I would wear any of them in a heartbeat) and even the two-pieces are still more modest than most, and not ridiculously skimpy like the bikinis you see lately.
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Emily Sanders is the SLC-based fashion designer of Personal Swimwear.  She has been a Gallery Director, writer, designer, and professional artist for a number of years.  I read in an online article about her that she was caught streaking at Girls Camp during Fast and Testimony Meeting.  Haha, for some reason I love that!  With Emily’s extensive art experience and background, she merged the two worlds of art and fashion, and started Persona Swimwear in early 2010.  When asked where she got the name for her company, she said,
“The name Persona comes from the influence of the very purpose of clothing. Yes, we wear it as protection from the elements, but as humans we have transformed it into a statement of who we are as a person.  It’s like a little piece of theater — what we wear says to the world what character we play; in other words, we put on a persona.”
I was pleased as punch when Emily offered to send me TWO swimsuits from her line!
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I wore the Alice in Wonderland Tankini (sold for $85) to the beach last weekend, and I’ve decided that this is my FAVORITE swimsuit of all time!  And I find it interesting that of all the swimsuits I’ve owned, this one is definitely the most covering, as in showing the least amount of skin, but this is by far my husband’s favorite on me.  I agree.
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Don’t I look like a Tiffany’s box?!  I love the color, and the cute little bows give it a hint of flirty.  Having them placed on the small of the waist is a great way to accentuate the waist in a good way while directing the eyes away from a fluffy stomach.  Maybe a reason why I love it so much is because it is SO comfortable!  No tight straps digging into my shoulders, and I’m not constantly pulling and tucking at the fabric.  This is a size Medium, and so you can see that on a DDD, its a little snug, but not too bad, huh?  I think this is a GREAT swimsuit for all cup sizes and it can flatter a multitude of shapes.  The key characteristic for me is the LENGTH!  I love how it elongates a short torso and stays snug around the hips.  The shorts are super comfy and the boy cut is just right with this top–short but not ‘cheeky’ or too tight around the thigh.  I can’t keep praising this one enough!
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I also received the Roller Derby Girl Tankini, which is also so stinkin adorable!  Cute, cute, cute!  I thought I should share my wealth in fantastic swimsuits, and that this one would look fabulous on my cute sister-in-law!  Here is Holly in all her adorableness, rockin the Roller Derby Girl Tankini at the beach in Chicago!
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Here are her thoughts:
This suit offers the 3 C’s, if you will: Cuteness, Confidence, and Comfort!
This was my first time wearing a tankini and, I must say, it was a wonderful experience.  I felt cute, yet covered, but not COVERED, if you know what I mean.  And I don’t remember the last time I wore a pink swimsuit–it’s just so girly, isn’t it?!  I think those pink bows can bring out the cute in any girl!
Like Camille, I have a (somewhat) fuller-than-average body so support is always a concern for me when it comes to swimsuits.  Ladies, these suits are very well-made.  They are sturdy and will hold you in at all the right places so you can feel confident and relaxed while you enjoy your day at the beach with family and friends.
And I saved the best for last: this suit is comfy!  Camille said it and I’ll say it again–I have never worn such a comfortable swimsuit!  Just yesterday I went to the beach and hated walking home in the midday heat and humidity of Chicago.  My swimsuit’s shoulder straps were digging into my shoulders and I just wanted to rip it off!  So I was thrilled when I tried on this suit and immediately knew I wouldn’t have to deal with that today!  Gosh, it was comfy…so comfy.

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Best giveaway prize of the summer:  One winner will get to pick any swimsuit from Persona Swimwear!

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*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of July 7th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Persona Swimwear, but all opinions are strictly my own (and Holly’s)

Kosher Casual {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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Rumor has it that there will be a wedding this Spring!  So excited for my little brother!  Lately I’ve been looking up cute dresses online, trying to find something nice to wear to receptions, luncheons, etc. and I get SO FRUSTRATED that I cannot find a cute dress with sleeves and a hemline that doesn’t fall mid-thigh.  I’m a mom, but I don’t want to dress like I’m 16!  Or 40!

A lot of people hear the word “modest” and think of out-of-date granny sweaters and flood pants.  Its true.  Just kidding.  Though these would be considered modest clothing options, if you have modesty standards, there are much better choices available!  Let me introduce you to Kosher Casual, an online clothing shop in Israel that carries trendy skirts, dresses, tops, leggings, etc.  How refreshing it is to be able to browse their clothing line and be able to consider purchasing nearly everything they carry.

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Here are some of my favorite knee-length skirts:

 I also really love their selection of workout clothes.  The prices are incredible!! 

The gray workout shirt: $11

Pink swim shirt: $8 (anyone training for a triathlon??)

Gray yoga pants: $13

Kosher Casual also carries great layering tops and I was thrilled to try out a cropped 3/4 sleeve shell top.

It is perfect for this winter weather!  These tops are finding their way into every modest girl’s closet.  I was very very impressed with the quality.  The fabric is thick and nothing like a see-through t-shirt, but cool enough to wear with all sorts of outfits.  Plus it comes in sizes XXS – XXL, holy cow!

If you are looking for some great holiday clothes, modest athletic wear, or some lovely layering shells, you’re going to love this giveaway prize!

Kosher Casual is offering a $25 giftcard to one lucky winner!

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*The winner of this giveaway will be posted no later than the evening of Sunday, December 23th and emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within a week, a new winner will be drawn.
*This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Kosher Casual, but all opinions are strictly my own

Mikarose {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect little black dress for quite a while.  A classic LBD—but not karaoke bar style.  Something I could wear to a wedding reception, date night, or a work party.  Mikarose has some drool-worthy little black dresses, all beautifully modest, trendy, and so perfect for the holidays!

Some of my favorite little black dresses from Mikarose:


Can you tell which one I picked?

Yup, I chose the Rebecca dress!  I think its PERFECT!  The ruffled details on the shoulders are totally chic and fashion-forward.  I love that it is a unique look that you don’t see on every modest dress, but it is still subtle enough to not look over-the-top.  It is made out of a high-quality and heavy weight knit, and I’m impressed with the construction and durability.  My only complaint is that I followed the Mikarose sizing chart for knit dresses exactly, and still wish I had picked a smaller size.  It came very roomy and long, so after some minor seamstress alterations, it fits much better, and I’m totally pleased.  If you order the Rebecca dress, just choose a size down, and you’ll love it!

Is a killer dress on your list for Santa this year?  Are you still looking for something eye-catching to wear to a holiday party?  Times a ticking, you better hurry!  Check out Mikarose’s beautiful shop of dazzling skirts, dresses, tops, and accessories that would be perfect for your holiday wardrobe!

One lucky dear is going to win $50 to spend at MIKAROSE!  FIFTY DOLLARS!  Merry Christmas!

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POSHTOP skirts {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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Remember those beautiful tops from POSHTOP I told you about a couple weeks ago?  (You can read that review HERE). And remember how I mentioned that they have the most beautiful lace skirts?  I am so excited to tell you more about them!

These skirts are just exquisite!  They are lined with their silky sold stretch micro fiber, fully opaque, and available in two lengths: below the knee, and full-length maxi.  They come in black lace over sand, or black lace over black lining.

Today’s hemlines are creeping up higher and higher these days.  The typical dress bought in a boutique or department store falls somewhere mid-thigh, which is usually embarrassingly too high for my taste.  I’m quite a shorty, and I still have trouble finding skirts that reach to my knees.  This beautiful knee-length skirt from POSHTOP is so lovely and perfectly modest, in a length that is so hard to find.

Often I try to avoid the whole at-the-knee/above-the-knee battle and just go for the oh-so-popular maxi skirt.  The POSHTOP maxi has yards of dreamy lace that looks so vintage and luxurious!  I feel like a million bucks wearing one of these!  My skirt got so many compliments at church last Sunday!  Even though the lace looks delicate, the skirt is quite durable, and can handle my boys crawling in and out of my lap all during church without a snag.  I appreciate that it doesn’t have a heavy weight for all those yards of lovely fabric, and it is so silky soft inside.

I feel like these skirts could be appropriate in so many settings.  They are dressy enough to wear to a formal event, but they could also be perfect in a business casual workplace.  I can’t wait to wear this to my husband’s grand work Christmas party downtown this year!

My favorite feature of the POSHTOP skirts is that they are machine washable (on delicate), and that they don’t show wrinkles, so they would surely travel well.  I literally took this skirt out of the bag and put it on.  No ironing involved, no wrinkles, no funky creases or pulls on the lace.  Plus, the elastic waistband makes this a go-to skirt during all of those transition times of weight gaining and losing because it will always look great on you.

Don’t miss out on any POSHTOP news or sales by joining their mailing list HERE, at the bottom right of the page.  Follow them on FACEBOOK and TWITTER!

Beautiful, beautiful!  And one lucky winner is about to receive their own skirt from POSHTOP!  Knee-length or maxi, and black lace on black, or black lace on sand!

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*The winner of this giveaway will be posted no later than the evening of Saturday, December 8th and emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within a week, a new winner will be drawn.

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

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