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Milan Maternity {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.

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.

Fancy Slips {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.

Happy Day After Thanksgiving! Are you shopping today? If you are, good luck and stay safe! Or maybe you already went since most stores opened yesterday at 6 pm (and some at 6 am!). I, for one, am more of an online shopper, and here’s a gift that you could buy for a friend, daughter or yourself, right from the comfort of your computer!

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Fancy Slips was created by a mom wanting to give her daughter more modest options while shopping for skirts and dresses.  She created an entire line of fancy (and some not-so-fancy) slips in several designs and a variety of colors that help extend your just-barely-too-short skirts and dresses. You can see my first review of Fancy Slips HERE.

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If you read my first review of Fancy Slips, you’ll know how much I loved my Fancy! The quality is great, the designs are beautiful and the customer service is phenomenal. This time I chose to review the most popular Fancy Slip, the Bethany.

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My last Fancy slip I ordered was a size Medium, and it felt a little constricting–almost hard to walk in because it was so straight. So I chose the size Large this time which was definitely big around the waist but gave me more room to walk. However, the Bethany is also a fuller style, so I’m sure that helped it feel larger at the bottom as well. The lace on the bottom is beautiful and I love the flirty, frilly style. It works really well with all types of dresses and skirts, whether flowy or straight. I love the look of the Bethany under this swishy blue dress. blue dressAnd the Bethany makes this cool, super short $17 Target find wearable beyond the beach! coral

Fancy Slips come in several styles and lots of colors, so I guarantee that there’s a Fancy Slip for every dress in your wardrobe that will help you “extend your wardrobe in style.” Take a look at their shop and find a slip to make that dress in the back of your closet wearable again! If you live near the Orem Mall in Utah you’re in luck–today they’re having a special Black Friday sale: Buy 3 Get 1 FREE! For the rest of us, you can order online, but be sure to order soon to get your Fancy in time for Christmas! And for one lucky winner, Christmas will come early because Fancy Slips is giving one reader a chance to win a Fancy Slip of your choice!

Enter to Win a Fancy Slip!

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

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of December 10, 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 Fancy Slips, but all opinions are strictly my own.

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.

Shabby Apple {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.

 

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Anyone who has ever looked in my closet knows that I have A LOT of one particular brand of clothing.  It’s soooo very true.  Basically if you’ve seen me dressed up at either church or another dress worthy event then you needn’t ask where my dresses came from.  Shabby Apple would be my answer.  I love everything Shabby Apple.  They have so many pieces of modest clothing to choose from.  My little “Ruby” even gets in on the wearing of her own Shabby Apple dresses.  So when my favorite dress company asked me to do a giveaway for them the answer I gave was, “Yes!  Of course!”

Each season brings a new line of favorites at Shabby Apple.  I’ve been eyeing all of these styles:

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Aren’t they just simply divine for summer?

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Now you know the drill…

This is a giveaway which means that Shabby Apple is giving one very lucky reader a gift.

A $35 gift card to spend at Shabby Apple to

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If you win what will you buy???  Tell me below.  🙂

 

Oh and be sure to enter on the nice Rafflecopter below so you have a few extra chances to win this fabulous prize!  I’m super jealous of this giveaway.  Seriously.  I am.

 

 

 

 

 
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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 April 1st 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 Shabby Apple, but all opinions are strictly my own.

13 in 2013 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.

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The first month of the new year is not over yet and we are still celebrating in a big way!  Did you catch that I said we???  You cannot have a fun party all by yourself, so this is going to be a giveaway mixer of 5 blogs in 1.  Hosted by:  Melissa at Sippy Cup Mom, Kira at Tip Hero, the ladies at rn-mommy, Blakely at Eloise & Me, and Tara at Dandy Giveaway.  Who’s ready for a fun party?  Well… For starters, we decided to kick the new year off right with 13 fantastically dandy giveaways!  Just so you know this is going to be the best party of 2013 and you are all invited.  Because we like YOU.  We know that our readers are the bestest of the blogging world.  We’re talking cream of the crop.  We couldn’t do what we do without you.  Frankly you deserve to have a spectacular kick off to 2013.  So… Let’s get this party started, shall we?  😉

What party is complete without some great door prizes?  Here are the 13 businesses participating AND the prizes they are giving away:

Prize #1:  Samsung Montage cell phone from Virgin Mobile payLo.

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Prize #2:  Stained glass star of choice from Piggy & Dirt.

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One word:  Gorgeous.  And there are quite a few just in time for Valentine’s Day!

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Prize #3:  Bracelet of choice from Cutey.

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Stylish bracelets, amazing prices, and from the UK.  What more can one say?!

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Prize #4:  Undershirt of choice from Blush Accessories.

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The perfect way to layer without the extra bulk of a traditional undershirt.  Perfect addition to any wardrobe!

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Prize #5:  $25 gift certificate to Blue Attic Door.

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Jewelry and art are both beautiful.  Put ’em together and you get uniquely gorgeous earrings!

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 Prize #6:  Any adult tee of choice $16.99 or less from Crazy Dog T-Shirts.

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This store has every shirt imaginable.  So many that will have people in stitches… ba-dum-bum!

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 Prize #7:  Custom hand knitted horse from Orabelle Baby.

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This shop has been around for years and its owner has so much talent.  She can sew beautiful clothing and knit!

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 Prize #8:  Organizing Utility Tote in Lotsa Dots print (no monogramming)

from Kelley Nix with Thirty-One.

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Thirty-One just launched a brand new spring catalog.  There are new prints, products and a home organization line that is amazing!

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Prize #9:  Headband of choice from Little Hatchlings.

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 So many cute, cute, cute headbands at Little Hatchlings.  Love the Valentine’s style!

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Prize #10:  $25 coupon to spend at Vinyl Wall Art.

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Decorating your walls doesn’t have to be difficult.  Vinyl makes it easy! 

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Prize #11:  Any one item from Baby Wisp.

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With the mini latch clip the Baby Wisp hair bows stay in place!  Definitely a must for baby girls and big girls who like to pull the pretties out of her hair.

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 Prize #12:  Choice of squeaky shoes from Sophie’s Chic Boutique.

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This boutique has everything.  Shoes, hair pretties, tutus, leggings, and more!

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 Prize #13:  $20 Amazon gift card from Promo Simple.

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*All of the above giveaway prizes have been sponsored by Virgin Mobile, Piggy & Dirt, Cutey, Blush Accessories, Blue Attic Door, Crazy Dog T-Shirts, Orabelle Baby, Kelley Nix with Thirty-One, Little Hatchlings, Vinyl Wall Art, Baby Wisp, Sophie’s Chic Boutique, and Promo Simple.

*One winner will be selected per item using random.org via Promo Simple.  

*Entries are for the US only.

*Winner of the Crazy Dog T-Shirts giveaway cannot have received a promotional item from Crazy Dog T-Shirts within the past 90 days.

*Giveaway will end on Sunday, February 3rd.

*All winners will be notified no later than the evening of Monday, February 4th and will have one week to respond.

*Enter to win on the forms below.  Due to the number of giveaway items there are 2 entry forms.  Both forms specify which giveaway items are part of that particular form.  Good luck!

 



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