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Fresh Produce {Giveaway}–CLOSED

Disclosure: This could be a sponsored post or contain affiliate links (which means I earn a percentage of the sale), but all opinions are strictly my own.

I love clothes. Let’s just put it out there. We don’t have a very big shopping budget and I rarely buy clothes “just because,” so for almost every birthday and Christmas I ask for money to buy clothes! My style has changed throughout the years (though I still own some of the same tops and skirts from before college), but one thing that has remained the same is my love for color. I love pieces that are bright, cheery and fun!

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Fresh Produce is my kind of company–they manufacture clothes that are bright, colorful, comfortable AND made in the USA! They have an impressive line of Women’s clothes, including Plus Sizes, and a beautiful Girls collection. Their clothes are definitely beachy/coastal inspired, and I think when I retire I want to live in a beach house and wear nothing but Fresh Produce clothing every day. Along with clothes, they also carry Accessories such as Jewelry, Hats and Bags, and fun things for the Home. Here is just a sampling of the bright, cheery items they carry:

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So after all this talk of color, you’d think I would have chosen something bright and colorful to review, right? Well, I wanted to. Actually, I had a really hard time choosing something to review because there were so many great choices! I knew I wanted a skirt and there were several I had my eye on (all in fun, vibrant colors). But when I saw the Hepburn Long Pencil Skirt, it came down to necessity–I was in need of a good, black pencil skirt, and this one looked perfect.

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The skirt itself is lovely. The material is thick and stretchy (i.e. comfy!) but not cheap-looking. It is nicely tailored with a small kick-pleat in the back (a must with any pencil skirt, right?). The length was a little short for the “long” skirt, but I was okay with it (if you wear it high-waisted it hits right at the knee). What I was (sadly) not okay with was the fit. I looked at the measurements on the size chart and ordered a Small since that was about where my measurements and size range fell. Unfortunately, since it is stretchy, it fit fine (like I wasn’t squeezing into it) but it was too tight and clingy on my (big runner’s) booty. I know some people go for that look, but I just don’t. I was super bummed (no pun intended) that I couldn’t use my skirt, but luckily I have a friend who is about a size smaller than me who was in need of a good pencil skirt, too!

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Here’s what she had to say: “What I liked best about this skirt was that the knit material is nice enough to be dressed up, but comfortable enough that you could wear it all day.  It was fitted, without being too tight, and stretchy enough that I could choose to wear it high-waisted or lower on my hips. The waistband is nice and wide, so I chose to add a belt just for looks.”

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Bottom line (seriously, I’m not trying to make all these butt jokes!), if you’re getting something in a stretch fabric, think about possibly ordering a size larger than you normally would to account for the stretch factor. But these are great clothes in awesome color choices and fun styles and I totally recommend them. Fresh Produce clothing can be purchased online, at Fresh Produce Retail Stores, and at select boutiques and independent retailers throughout the country. Their prices are slightly higher than most stores, but that’s the price you pay to support things made in the USA! They also have a great Sale section where you can find their clothes up to 50% off! But lucky for YOU, Fresh Produce is offering one lucky winner the chance to pick ONE clothing item for free–good luck choosing just one!

Enter to Win a Clothing Item of Your Choice!

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

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of December 2nd, 2013, 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 Fresh Produce, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Fresh Produce Clothing {Review}

Disclosure: This could be a sponsored post or contain affiliate links (which means I earn a percentage of the sale), but all opinions are strictly my own.

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Well, hello, Spring!  You look a little different than I remember from past years — except for maybe the two years that we lived in Eastern Washington state under at least six inches of snow for at least six months of the year.  :)  While we haven’t had ANY snow at our house this year, we have still had some cold weather that has made those t-ball practices and games a little more difficult to enjoy.  We had a beautiful weekend with 70 degree weather just a couple of weeks ago, and I’m really looking forward to seeing that again sometime soon.

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Looking through the Fresh Produce website just makes my desire for nice weather even stronger!  While the website still offers sweaters, jackets, and cardigans, they also are welcoming spring with their new arrivals.  Take a look:

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This Spritzer Wrap Top is so versatile, and I could easily see it worn either out to dinner or to the aquarium on a playdate — it would be a great piece to dress up or down and add a little bit of flare to a spring/summer wardrobe.

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This Chambray Beach Top is also a versatile piece that would be perfect for those in-between weather days when you don’t want to wear a jacket but aren’t sure it’s warm enough for a short-sleeved shirt.  And, I’m sure that the balmy weather and palm trees in the background come right along with this top.  😉

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I’ve all but determined that one of the only ways I’m going to make it through these hot and humid North Carolina summers is by wearing skirts and dresses, and this No Fuss Surplice Dress in Cali is a great piece for exactly that reason!

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Of all the pieces on the website, though, the one that caught my eye was the Faux Wrap Dress – I received this dress in Natural, and I’ll admit that I was a little concerned with the color right after I ordered it.  I had absolutely no reason to be concerned; I love everything about this dress!  The material is soft and flows easily, and the faux wrap didn’t feel awkward at all.  The sleeves were actually a little longer than shown in the picture, which was perfect for me.

Thank heavens that this package arrived during quiet time at our house, because within seconds of receiving it, I had the dress on and my closet torn apart looking for fun pieces to put with it!  I added a red cardigan and my brown boots for a look I could wear now in the cold weather, then switched to pair of flip flops and a cute flower accessory next to the cinched material.  I loved everything I put with it and am so excited to add this piece to my wardrobe year-round!

If you’re looking for some fun new pieces to add to your wardrobe for the next season, I’d suggest taking a look at Fresh Produce clothing.  Their customer service is impeccable, and the shipping was fast.  Head on over there to find something for yourself!

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**This posting and review was sponsored by Fresh Produce, but all opinions are my own.

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