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I’ve always got my eye out for exceptionally stylish, feminine, modest, and affordable apparel and recently I came across a wonderful clothing retailer called Fresh Produce that met all my expectations, wants, and likes when it came to clothing and accessories!
Fresh Produce clothing features so many wonderful styles in tops, cardigans, skirts, pants, dresses, and many more offerings. Their styles are refreshing and the colors and prints used are very pleasing to the eye. I liked that there is a large selection of prints as well as solids featuring sizes ranging from extra small to extra large. The color selection and the numerous types of clothing make it easy to mix and match stretching your dime in taking a few items here and there and creating a night out look from something that could also be casual day wear.
I was given the opportunity to review the Impromptu Dress in Fiji. Picking a dress from the numerous styles available was really hard because I was partial to quite a few of the styles and cuts which include knee length, below the knee, maxi, and cover ups. Another thing I had to consider was a what solid color or colored print I would choose. I really liked the variety and decided to go out on a whim and brighten up my current wardrobe with a lovely shade of Melon. And honestly I was crossing my fingers on that color choice and was quite surprised with how flattering it was to me not just the color shade but the fit of the dress to my figure too.
Since falling in love with the Fiji Impromptu Dress, with it’s asymmetrical hem, ruching and smocking details, I’m already deciding which other styles from Fresh Produce I’d love to add to my wardrobe. This dress is made in the USA and the quality is impeccable and I’m sure it will last for quite a while. I also get really excited when a dress is true to size knowing that I’ll probably have no issues picking another out and wondering if it’ll fit. Wearing this dress reminds me of a warm day at the beach and it’s perfect for the Spring and Summer season.
I highly recommend Fresh Produce’s clothing line and wanted to point out that right now they are offering a coupon code “LOVEMOM” that if you purchase one dress, you’ll get the second one 50% off. That’s a real steal with dresses starting as low as 30.00! You’ll find the clothing sold in Fresh Produce stores ’at more than 500 specialty retailers throughout the US and Caribbean.
Disclaimer: I was sent this lovely dress to review from Fresh Produce. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.
I love the internet because I come across such beautiful creations and often get the opportunity to converse with and meet such creative people. One of my favorite places to browse for unique one of of kind creations would have to be Etsy!
LuLu Fitzgerald an Etsy Shop is one of my recent finds that I am more than happy to be able to share here on my blog. In this store you’ll find find fun hand puppets, afghans, charming bow ties, button jewelry, cute hair accessories, and simply darling dresses, jumpers, and button down shirts for children.
I was so happy to have been able to purchase a jumper from this shop for my three year old daughter to wear during the Autumn season!
The jumper itself is made extremely well and features such fun fabric of fall leaves and trees! It’s fully lined with a lightweight brown cotton fabric keeping it breathable but also giving it’s wearer the extra warmth they need during the Fall. I love the buttons chosen as they compliment the jumper perfectly and it makes for easier on and off when dressing your child. My daughter has worn short and long sleeved tops, leggings, boots, and different cardigans with this jumper. There’s so many ways to ways to mix it up! It’s making for lots of great photos and it’s my go to for our family Thanksgiving dinner this year!
I enjoyed getting to know the artist and mom behind LuLu Fitzgerald an Etsy Shop and hope you do to! Please do enjoy the interview questions I asked below.
1.Why did you decide to open shop and how long have you been? I love to sew, especially for my two kids. However, you can only make so many jumpers and bow ties before your little one has enough. That’s why I opened my shop in August 2010. The shop allows me to keep sewing even after my kids have everything they need.
2. What do you enjoy the most when creating your products? My favorite part about sewing and creating is seeing the final product. Since every item is handmade, they are all a little different. It’s fun to see all those little differences in the finished product, which makes each and every item unique.
3. Apart from creating things, what do you do? When I’m not sewing I am either working at my part time job doing public relations for a local school or spending lots of time with my two kids – ages 2 and 3.5. I also teach Sunday School to a rambunctious but loving group of 2-year olds at my non-denominational Christian church.
4. What inspires you? I find inspiration in my kids and quite often at the sewing store. There are so many beautiful fabrics – I find one I like and start picturing what it can become. I also think about what my kids like and what they need when looking for inspiration.
5.In five years you’d like to be…? In five years I’d like to be right where I am now, just five years older, with five more years experience under my belt! I want to be very involved in my children’s school activities and education. I want to be selling my items at more local craft shows. I want to turn my etsy shop into an official business. I might even want to have another child, but that is still up for debate ;o)
10-percent of all sales in my shop now go to the Cincinnati Teen Challenge: www.teenchallengecincinnati.org
Disclaimer: I was sent the above product mentioned for review at discount. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone.
I came across the sweetest dresses that would perfectly compliment any girl with graceful simplicity at the Etsy store Practical Inspirations. These lovely dresses are quaint enough for every day wear but also fancy enough to be worn for those special occasions.
I was blessed with the opportunity to review one of these lovely dresses for my daughter. And it has beyond met my expectations! This dress like the others found at this store are sewn so that a child can continue to grow with the dress from age 2 to 5 years old. This dress is very versatile as my daughter can wear a shirt long or short sleeved under it as well as a cardigan over it.
Not only dresses can be found at Practical Inspirations but also very whimsical texture books that are perfect for any baby, infant, or toddler. I honestly can’t wait too see what wonderful things will be added next!
I enjoyed getting to know Kim creator and seamstress behind Practical Inspirations and hope you do to with my Etsy Meet Greet questions below. Read on!
I had hear about Etsy from a friend and had been working on publishing my texture book for several years with no avail and decided to try and “self-publish” if you will on this site.
2. What do you enjoy the most when creating your products?
I enjoy the practicality of creating beautiful things, they are both functional and pleasing to the senses. I enjoy seeing children grow and explore their world. It is always an adventure and I enjoy finding new ways to express my creativity.
3. Apart from creating things, what do you do?
I teach sewing at my local sewing center, enjoy time with my kids, read, try to keep in shape, and enjoy the little moments that slip through your fingers too quickly.
4. What inspires you?
Like my shop says “Practical Inspiration”. I am constantly looking at things and creating better, more practical solutions with a hint of whimsy.
5.In five years you’d like to be…?
I would like to have a successful internet business that allows me the freedom to be home as well as the freedom to share and help others with their practical solutions.
If you’d like to keep up with Kim, check out her blog which also features fun projects and more!
Kim is offering one of my readers a dress from her shop Practical Inspirations!
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DISCLAIMER: My thoughts are mine own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else. I did not receive any compensation for hosting this giveaway or review other than the sample above mentioned.