Showing posts with label clothing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label clothing. Show all posts

7.11.2012

A Perfect Summer Cardigan from Fresh Produce

I have a background in the fashion industry
and I L-O-V-E clothes (and all pretty things).
I am also very picky (very picky) because of this.
When I find a brand that has great quality and style at a great price,
like Fresh Produce, I do a "happy dance!"


I am no longer interested in "just anything."  I refuse to spend money on junk anymore. I really look for quality clothing and if I can find something made in the U.S.A - wooo-whooo - there's a winner!  I want style and to look current, but I also like those pieces to be versatile. Pieces that I can accessorize differently and really make a part of my wardrobe. Fresh Produce delivers on my wants, needs and expectations.

Last year I was able to review some pieces from Fresh Produce and LOVED them. I then had the chance to stop in at their store in Old Orange during the SoCal Social. I could just hang out in the store all day long! So, you can imagine I was thrilled when presented with the opportunity to review another great piece from their collection.


Fresh Produce is quickly becoming my go-to resource an for casual clothes. The colors and styles are just fun, fabulous, and perfect for my life. You can read the super fun story of how the company began here! 


The clothing also has a great fit. I am no model and I am not a model size (and no one in my family can take a photo - so the shot below is the best I could do!), and the clothing fit true to the size guide and was comfortable.

I quickly took a peek at the women's cardigans and selected the Standing Ovation Cardigan in South Beach Blue. I always select black, so this deep gorgeous blue was a great compliment to a summer wardrobe. It is a versatile piece that will compliment everything from my jeans to my dresses.

I wear this cardigan all the time with my favorite jeans and ruffly tops...but thought I would try something a little different. Now, don't get me wrong, I LOVE a flowing long cardigan, but on a whim I tied this up and it looked so cute with my striped dress - the perfect match! My hubby even said he liked it...and he usually keeps his opinions to himself on these matters.

I look forward to adding some more Fresh Produce pieces to my wardrobe throughout the year. One thing I know I will be looking at is the beach cover-ups for women....
I really needed a super cute cover up for my Hawaii trip!


Fresh produce carries a vast array of styles, colors, and prints. And...now, Fresh Produce ships to over 200 countries, so women outside the US can enjoy the colorful styles too!


Be sure to check out Fresh Produce when shopping and keep up to date with them on Facebook and Twitter


What is your favorite summer clothing?


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disclosure: I was provided with a garment for this review. I love it and my opinions are 100% honest!

6.24.2012

A Little Aloha at Home with Gain

I may have mentioned that I was in Hawaii a few weeks ago.
And I may be a little obsessed with "island life."
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Every time...severy single time I go to Maui I come home
and want to redecorate my house and make everything island-like.
I want Hawaiian floral prints, palm trees, lava flows (that's a drink peeps!).
I want my house to be full of the scents of Hawaii too.
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I want pineapple, coconut sunscreen, plumeria, and hibiscus - any and all reminders of Maui! Little island reminders that I can carry around all day with me and even go to sleep with at night.

Yep, I am obsessed...someone must have known this.
As soon as I returned from my trip, I received an email from One2One Network asking if I would like to try one of the new scents from Gain...


There are so many and they all smell amazing...
but then I saw it...
Hawaiian Aloha and I HAD-TO-HAVE-IT!
The pineapple and coconut scent was calling my name!

did have the opportunity to check out the other fabulous scents like

Sunflower and Sunshine
that evokes the feeling of walking through a garden

and
Dazzle and Shine
with white flower and citrus scent

Be sure to head over to Gain to see all of the amazing scents!




BUT I was drawn to the Hawaiian Aloha....
I was so excited to wash my sheets and my towels and
my vacation clothes in Hawaiian Aloha....

There is nothing as magical as the Hawaiian Island and for those of us who cannot live there, being able to bring home a little of the magical scents of the islands is a dream.


Every time I do the laundry, the scent of Gain's Hawaiian Aloha
takes me back to Maui  and our wonderful experiences in the Hawaiian Islands.
How can you beat that!?

Follow Gain on Facebook and Twitter 
to keep to to date on all the "anything but ordinary scents."

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DISCLOSURE: I was invited to particpate in this campaign by One2One. Product was provided for my review and opinions.

9.29.2011

DIY! Painting and Designing T's!

I have not painted a T-shirt since high school...
at least not one that I would wear.
I did paint some puffy ghosts and pumpkins
with my son about 5 years ago...
but seriously I will not be blogging about that!
That is about the stiffest article of clothing
(and I use that term loosely)
I have ever seen.

BUT my daughter gave me the perfect opportunity to try it again...the right way! And with the help of DecoArt So Soft Fabric Paint, I think we had SUCCESS!

This is surely not the fabric paint I remembered from my youth. So Soft has a really nice  "So Soft" hand when it is dry. It is easy to paint with - and I used a variety of different brushes/items to do just that...and when it dries it feels comfortable and relaxed (yeah no stiff T-shirts!)...and I had fun being creative and coming up with designs.

These designs are my own and I will figure out how to load them here,
so you can print them if you want.
I think my T's turned out awesome!...
And, I may be partial, but I do think my model is awesome too! 

SUPPLIES
  • T-shirt or garment of choice
  • Variety of brushes (see below for each T)
  • DecoArt So Soft Fabric Paint. Colors for T's follow
  • Cardboard or something to place between the layers of the shirt to protect back/side/etc.
  • Image/Design
  • E-xacto Knife
  • Freezer Paper
  • Iron/Ironing Board

Ballerina Shirt: 
So Soft Fabric Paint: Fuschia, Baby Pink
So Soft Fine Glitter Paint in Celebration Pink
Brushes: Medium pouncer, small/tapered regular brush

Surfer Shirt 
So Soft Fabric Paint: Bright Coral, Bright Avocado
So Soft Glitter Paint, Lemon Drop
Brushes: Medium Pouncer
Old Toothbrush

Flower 
So Soft Fabric Paint: Fuschia, Baby Pink
So Soft Fine Glitter Paint in Celebration Pink
Brushes: Medium pouncer, small/tapered regular brush

DIY IT!
It is super easy and fun to create custom garments!
Go check out the full tutorial at The DIY Club
The new Project Party starts October 1!
What will you enter?????

DIY Club
Pick a garment!
PRE-WASH YOUR GARMENT!

Design It
I wanted to do something fashion-y but thought my daughter would give me "the stink eye" if it was not pink and fluffy...so I drew a (slightly) fashion looking drawing of a ballerina. I decided to paint this in all pinks other than the hair. Just because - it is a design thing.

The surfer was from a previous project as was the flower. The surfer called for bold colors and I wanted to try something light, soft, and blended for the flower.

Place it!
Determine the placement.


Paint it!


    Surfer

    Flower

        So, what do ya think?

        Ready to try your hand at fabric painting!?
        I am making some towel and placemats too!

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