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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.

Kate’s Camisoles {Giveaway}–CLOSED

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Now that fall/winter is really starting to settle in, we’re all looking to layers, right? Even though I live in southern California where it still warms up to about 70 degrees during the day, I am still busting out my boots, sweaters and pretty undershirts. And I found some beautiful undershirts at Kate’s Camisoles!

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Kate started Kate’s Camisoles in 2004 as a way to help women stay modest while still wearing today’s fashions. She has dubbed this philosophy “fashion flexibility.” Kate has created more than 10 different styles of tops in dozens of colors that can be worn underneath sweaters, tank-tops, low-cut tops, or even on their own.

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Kate maintains that her fabrics are nicer than any other camisole on the market, and I can attest to that. I was sent a Lace Inset Camisole to review and the fabric is dreamy. It’s a polyester-spandex blend, but it’s like nothing I’ve ever worn. It’s soft and smooth and stretchy without being tight and restricting. I hardly feel like I’m wearing anything when I put it on! And yet, I feel warm, modest and smoothed out, all at the same time! Kate says she wanted to make a product that women can feel great in, and I think she’s done it!

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The Lace Inset comes in Ivory, White and Black as well, but I thought Nude would be the most versatile. According to the sizing chart, the camisoles have an “ample cut,” so you should order a size smaller than you normally would if you like a snug fit. I would normally order a Medium, so I ordered a Small. The fit was great, but maybe a little short. I think I could have gotten away with the Medium and been just fine. But maybe on a shirt that wasn’t so stretchy you would consider ordering a size down.

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She carries several other styles of shirts including lace-covered camis, bright-colored everyday camis, shiny Glam camis and lace-edged camis (note that she uses the word “camisole” to mean shirt, not tank top–these all have sleeves unless they specifically say “tank”).  Her tops are a little pricier than other similar-type undershirts, but I believe that the quality of the fabric is worth the extra money. She also sells some really cute Fashion Scarves for only $16.99, and has some really good Closeout sales! Kate’s Camisoles can all  be purchased on her online shop, but don’t worry–she has a great return/exchange policy if you’re not 100% satisfied with your purchase. And lucky for you, Kate is offering one reader a choice of one of her Camisoles for FREE!

Enter to Win a Camisole 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 7th, 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 Kate’s Camisoles, but all opinions are strictly my own.

CoziBear Boutique {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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I’ve mentioned before that I’m not incredibly crafty with much of anything (sewing, scrapbooking, cake pops, etc.), but I’d like to think that my lack of talent in this area just means that I appreciate others’ skills in these areas that much more!  A friend of mine said that she looks through Pinterest and pins pictures/websites with the intention of recreating them herself — that thought simply never crosses my mind!  Plus, when I find a shop like CoziBear Boutique on Etsy with such reasonable prices and high-quality items, I don’t feel the need to recreate anything at all!

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CoziBear Boutique gives us the chance to “Wear something Cozi from CoziBear Boutique” and at first, I wondered if I really wanted something cozy during the summer months or if this shop was more seasonal for colder temperatures.  Not the case at all!  I was amazed to find how the shop owner was able to add cozy elements to lots of summer items to make them unique.  Here are some of my favorite pieces:

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Women’s Lace Peek-A-Boo Socks — I honestly didn’t even know that a product like this existed until Camille brought them to my attention a few months ago, but I love the little pop of femininity that these peek-a-boo socks can add to otherwise common flats and heels.

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Women’s Solid Hi-Low Skirt — I’m really loving this mint color (along with coral!) this summer, and the Hi-Low Skirt is a great way to have a piece that will transition from summer to fall in a stylish way.

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Girls Open Knit Leg Warmers — How adorable are these??  And, really, I think that these leg warmers are so practical on little girls so as to extend the use of cute summer skirts and dresses into fall and even winter.

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Women’s Lace Shoulder Dolman Top — This was one of my favorite pieces that showcases the “Cozi” side of “CoziBear Boutique” in a summer outfit!  The top is flowy and lightweight, and the lace turns this “shirt” into a fun and stylish top that can be dressed up or down.

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Women’s Slouchy Button Down Leg Warmers — These leg warmers immediately caught my eye, and I love the potential and versatility of these cute wardrobe additions!!  Never would I have considered wearing leg warmers with heels, but the lace dresses them up and makes this look work well.  I received these leg warmers for review, and I LOVE them — while it’s still a little too warm to wear them now, I can easily see myself wearing them with heels in the next few weeks and then again during the winter months on the outside of my jeans but inside of boots with that fun burst of lace.

Enter below to win a $15 gift card to CoziBear Boutique!

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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 evening of August 17th 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 CoziBear Boutique, but all opinions  are strictly my own. 

 

Little Boston Print Shoppe {Review}

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Pillows!  The fastest way to revamp any room in your house!  I’m confident that every home decor magazine claims that statement pillowcases are the fastest, cheapest, and most non-committal way to give your room a facelift.

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Lucky you, I have a dear friend who is selling her fantastic pillowcases this week!  There are only 4 days left on her deal (though you can also buy these from her Etsy shop):

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I LOVE THESE!!!love_is_brave_gray

Check out all her pillowcases for sale in her deal running on Brickyard Buffalo, only running for a few more days!

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*I received no compensation for this post, and all opinions are my own.

Grace & Lace {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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Hasn’t boot season been fun?  From late September til April, they’re pretty much all I wear.  Soggy hems are not one of my favorite things.  Have you seen those boot socks that accompany fashionable boots on the street this season?  I fell in love with the look of that peek-a-boo amount of sock/warmer, and Grace & Lace carries the most stylish pairs I’ve seen!

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  I think the most darling way to dress up boots are with some lace and buttons!  So feminine and flirty!  I can almost guarantee you will swoon over these fantastic boot socks and leg warmers:

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Don’t you want a pair of each?  I love this look this season!  Grace & Lace sent me a pair of the Lacey Ivory Boot Socks, and they are everything I dreamed they would be.  The lace on top is expertly sewn, the buttons are secure and a perfect match, and the cuff has a great amount of stretch, but it is still snug enough to stay where you put it, so these could be tall or short.

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The little ruffle of lace at the top of my boots is my favorite detail of the ensemble!

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  The most beautiful part, and maybe my favorite feature, of these is the portion inside your boots–a lovely knit of fine threads, providing an incredible amount of stretch.  I could wear these with practically any boot height, and show as much or as little lace as I wanted.  They could stretch over my knee cap if I wanted, or slouch comfortably over some ankle boots.

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 Oh so lovely.  It’ll be hard to do the laundry fast enough to wear these as much as I want to!

One lucky girl is going to win their own pair of anything fabulous from Grace & Lace!  (Up to a $34 value)

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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 Wed, March 6th 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 Grace & Lace, but all opinions are strictly my own

POSHTOP {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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Any girl who loves fashion but also has a sense of modesty standards will tell you its not a walk in the park finding clothes that are trendy and still cover you enough to look respectable.

Many of us who don’t want to bear our back, shoulders, or cleavage to the world resort to sweaters, boleros, and camisoles, but there are much dressier and classier options!  Women in my shoes, let me introduce you to the beautiful pieces of POSHTOP!

POSHTOP carries lovely tops made out of lace or sleek microfiber—a much more flattering look compared to the white t-shirt.  These tops are made with high quality workmanship and elegant fabric, and are suitable to be worn alone.  I think they really stand out as layering pieces because they are so sleek and do not add bulk underneath tops, dresses, or sweaters.

I admit to being one who has limited options and often throws on the white short sleeve knit shirt underneath dresses and tops to make them more decent.  POSHTOP sent me this gray lace 3/4 sleeve crop top and it was exactly what my wardrobe needed.  (I’m so into gray lately!  What a great Fall color!)  I thought the stretch was perfect, the measurements/sizing right on, and it was so very comfortable.  I’ve gotten great compliments on it, and I loved the assurance it gave me that I wasn’t showing too much skin.  I think these are perfect for cold weather when you still want to wear your little black dress.  And the lace is just lovely!

POSHTOP also sells exquisite modest skirts!  The lace is so dreamy!  They are made out of silky microfiber and come in black lace on black, or black lace on sand.  Go check them out!

Also, when you use the coupon code “Dandy” at checkout, you can get free shipping for the month of October!!

Don’t you think a POSHTOP would be the perfect addition to so many of your favorite outfits?

One lucky winner will receive two tops of their choice from POSHTOP!

And you have so many choices!  You can choose regular or crop, solids or lace, 3/4 or long sleeve, and any color!

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*This giveaway is open to US entries only *The winner of this giveaway will be posted no later than the evening of Friday, October 26th 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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