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Shabby Apple Giveaway

Shabby Apple Giveaway

Shabby Apple is a name that has been on our blog a few times. At STM we love them and love their dresses and accessories. I think every woman should have that one great dress that makes them feel beautiful.


Shabby Apple makes that simple with their many different styles of women’s dresses available from sophisticated and flirty to maternity and they have a wonderful line for girls and preteens. Accessories are available to make that dress even more special without having to ever leave their site. A really useful tool I found was the Fit To Flatter quiz to help with selections. I found the selections to be great and really close to the things I would like for my body type.

Right now you can enter to win one of their dresses. The beautiful La Noche Negra is a dress that I would love to have! Enter to win below. And be sure to like them on Facebook.

MOGO Design Accessories

MOGO Design Accessories


Both of my daughters are super girly girls and love anything bright and blingy. As their mother I have to admit I also love all the fun things that are available for girls and tweens. My girls had the chance to try out some super trendy and fun accessories from MOGO.

The MOGO Shades are sure to be the new trend for girls. The fun bright colors are just part of what my girls loved. Each pair of the retro neon shades can hold two charms, one on each side. There are many charms to choose from and can be changed to fit your mood or style. My girls love these shades and have fun choosing new charms to add to them.


My girls also received MOGO Charmbands and Charms. These awesome bracelets come in so many fun and trendy colors. Each bracelet is adjustable and can link together to create wrap bracelets, headbands, belts and more. With so many charms to choose from you can really make something unique to fit your style and mood.

Also available from MOGO is the The Paige Collection. They say they are a modern magnetic charm bracelet line inspired by and targeted toward an older female demographic.  I sure hope they mean me;) because I love this collection. You can find out more about all their products on their website and be sure to like them on Facebook!

Frankley

I have heard of subscriptions to just about everything. Well almost everything. I have never heard of a a subscription for underwear. That why I am really excited to tell you about Frankley.com. They are a underwear subscription service for women, men and children. At first I was skeptical until I gave thought to how many people I have to keep in underwear. With three kids and a husband there is always one of them in need of new underwear. Not too mention never bra shopping, that sounds like heaven! That is where Frankley comes in. You can receive your subscription every two months, three months or six months. And I love that they offer items for the whole family.

I was able to try out of few of their items and I love them. I received their Frankley Signature Elle Short in Black. They are really soft and cute. They are also durable, great quality and very comfortable. Definitely something I would buy for myself in person.

I also received one of their bras in white. I normally have a hard time with bras but this one had a great fit and looks great. It is also very comfortable and durable. I could not be happier with their items.

I think their service would make a great gift. And with their selection you should have no trouble in finding something for the whole family. You can find out more about their selection on their website and find out how it all works here! Also connect with them on Twitter!

Inktastic Giveaway

Inktastic Giveaway

Inktastic is a fantastic website that offers lots of preprinted and custom designs that you can put on lots of different types of clothing and other fun items including stuffed animals, cell phone skins, signs, banners, stickers and more.  They have an easy to use product designer, you can choose from hundreds of products and thousands of great graphics (or upload your own images and digital photos).  You can get quality printing at affordable prices with no setup fees and no minimum order.

When I first went to their website to look for a t-shirt for my daughter, I was totally interested in the “upload your own image” idea. Then, I started looking around at all of the designs they offer. There were so many unique designs that I’d never seen before, I saw a lot of designs that I loved! Lots of sports designs, music and instrument designs, cute animals, baby items, holiday designs. It actually might be hard to find something they don’t have.  Here is just a few of their categories to show you the wide variety of what they offer.

Eventually, I decided on a design, but was tough to choose just one with all the awesome unique graphics. I found a basketball-themed design that says “Forget about it Princess, not even Cinderella is getting to this ball” – totally her sense of humor. (They also have the same shirt for soccer as well.) I chose a cap-sleeved shirt with bright pink sleeves. I am very pleased with the quality of the shirt and the with the printing. The ink is embedded into the fabric not just stuck on. We have washed it many times already (she loves wearing it!) and it is holding up well and looks like it will continue to do so.

I was going to try to put more of their cute designs in this post, but there are just too many to choose from.  You’ll just have to visit their website  to see all of unique designs for just about any interest you can think.

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Fraas  - Solid Ruffle Scarf-Wrap

Fraas – Solid Ruffle Scarf-Wrap

Fall weather is quickly approaching.  We noticed a huge change in temperature here just this past week. Time to put away the tank tops and get out the fall/winter clothing.   And I have just the thing to go with my fall wardrobe.   I got the chance to try a new wrap from the Fraas 2011 fall collection that is perfect for the cooler weather and totally cute.  It’s the Fraas 20×80 inch solid ruffle style in black.  Its also available in blue grape, dark red, peacock, and magenta.  It’s soft and cozy and is really comfortable.  It can be worn as a scarf or as a wrap.  It’s very classy looking and would go great with tons of different outfits.

I love the way a wrap or a scarf completes an outfit.  Most of the time when you see someone that looks totally pulled together, she is accessorizing well.  Wraps and scarves can totally help with that.

My favorite things about this wrap are the cozy feel to it and the elegant look of the slight ruffle.  It’s not overly frilly, but does give it a very feminine look. I also love the care instructions.  I’m not a dry clean kinda girl and unfortunately many scarves and wraps I’ve found are dry clean only.  However, this wrap is hand wash and lay flat to dry.  I can totally deal with that.

Fraas has a large collection of scarves, wraps, hats, gloves, and more that are available online or worldwide at department and specialty stores.

Thanks to Fraas and our friends at Lipton Publicity for making this review possible.  You can find Fraas online on their website or connect with them on facebook and twitter.

{Lovemode $25 Gift Certificate Giveaway}

I totally love shopping! I mean who doesn’t? I cannot think of a better way to spend some alone mommy time then shopping. As a super busy mom of three it is rare that I get to shop for myself or the kids alone. Often I am doing it online.Which really works out cause I just found a great affordable place to shop for cute and trendy juniors clothes. It is Lovemode! They rock it with their affordable prices on some of the latest trends and fashion. I totally loved their selection and the fact that I can also get something for my oldest daughter there is awesome!

I picked out this super cute Black Lace Top. I so love this tank. It can be paired with just about anything. It is such an affordable and durable top. Can you believe this top is less then $15 dollars? Love it!  I love so many of the items they have. Not only do they have a fabulous selection of tops but also bottoms, dresses, denim and even accessories available, all at a really great price! You can check out their trendy and cheap juniors clothes  and keep up with them on Facebook!



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{ Vedette Shapewear Giveaway 2 Winners}

I never really imagined myself really needing shapewear. But after three kids, lack of exercise I do not look or feel as I once did. I do have my areas that I would like to smooth out or enhance. Finding a great shapewear piece should not only help you to look better but make you feel great as well. For me the durability and affordability and comfort are also very important. I have found just that with Vedette Shapewear. They have a really amazing selection that I have not found elsewhere.

There are so many different and individual needs for women when it comes to shapewear and that is why I love Vedette. Their items help you achieve what you are looking for. I chose the Veronique Shapewear with Bra. It not only helps me hide a few of the less desirable areas I have but is also really cute. The fun polka-dot design and the lilac color were also great! It is very comfortable and really durable. I enjoy wearing it with lots of things and love that it also has a bra built in, targeting more areas in need of help! It can be purchased for $69 on their website. They have a great search feature that will let you look for a product based on Compression, Category, Size and even Color.

You can find them on Facebook as well as Twitter and on their blog
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{Women’s Scala Ribbon Sun Hat}

I love spending much of my day outside . During the summer you can find me gardening or sitting poolside with my kids. With so much time outside I love wearing a sun hat. Finding one that is comfortable, pretty but also durable is super important. I want to be able to stuff it in a bag and still have it look great while protecting my face from the sun. I was able to try a really great sun hat from WomensHats.com. The Women’s Scala Ribbon Sun Hat is the perfect example of a great sun hat. It looks great with the bow and ric-rac ribbon design. This crush-able and packable hat can go with you everywhere and still looks great. It is available in 4 great color choices and has a sun-protection value of UPF 50+. Overall I loved this hat. You can find this hat on their website for $30.

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{ Fresh Produce Clothing }

I’m excited to tell you guys about the new summer collection from Fresh Produce Clothing.  It’s absolutely beautiful. 

Fresh Produce Clothing has been around since 1984.  They make beautiful beach-inspired clothing.  The company was founded by a husband and wife team – Mary Ellen and Thom Vernon.  You have to go check out their new summer collection.  Just looking at their online “Escape to Summer Lookbook” makes you feel like you are at the beach!

I think my favorite thing about Fresh Produce is the combination of comfort and style.  As a mom, comfort is very important to me, but I also love beautiful colors and styles.  With Fresh Produce you can get both.  I got the opportunity to try a few pieces from the summer collection: the Santa Cruz Shirt in Vanilla, the Float Above Top in Vanilla, and the Linen Beach Pant in Truffle.

Linen Beach Pant
This is a beautiful linen pant.  I love the feel of these.  They sit lower on your waist, fasten with nice fabric covered buttons, and have side slits in the hem.  They have a relaxed flattering cut.  These are adorable with a pair of sandals or would be awesome for a barefoot walk in the sand. :-)

Santa Cruz Shirt
This is a form fitted, button up, cotton shirt. Very pretty and would work great layered over a tank top or bathing suit top.  According to the size chart I wear a size medium; however, with the form fitting style of this shirt, I should probably wear a size large.

Float Above Top
This is probably my favorite piece of the summer collection.  It’s a rayon lycra blend.  I love the feel of the fabric and it drapes beautifully. It has a pretty and feminine gathered detail in the front and I love the neckline.  It’s perfect for showing off a pretty necklace, but is still totally comfortable when you are more active.  Comfort and style – yay!

The Fresh Produce website has lots of different categories to browse through: capris, colorful shirts, short sleeve, daytime dresses and many more.

Overall, I love the new summer collection. I used to live by the ocean and remember those warm, breezy, relaxed-feeling days.  Now I’m over 500 miles away from the nearest coast, but when I put my Fresh Produce outfit on I can almost feel the sand between my toes.   Fresh Produce says their concept is to “bring the emotions, the colors, the sensations, the leisure of beach life to everyday life through fashion.” They have totally accomplished this.

To see for yourself, you can find them in major retailers such as Nordstrom and Macys or you can find them online at: www.freshproduceclothes.com/  or connect with them on facebook or twitter.

 
 
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{Barely There Intimates}

Shopping for bras is one of the things I most dread. Lets face it getting fitting and trying on bras with three kids is not my idea of a good time. I do most of my shopping for intimates online. One of the things that matter most to me in a bra is that it is comfortable and affordable. I could not have been more excited to try a Barely There Bra. They have many different collections to choose from making it really easy to find what you want in a bra!

I received a bra from their No Slip Fit line. This line has been designed for all-day comfort and have a soft Lycra lining on the back band and straps that have a delicate silicone design to keep them from slipping! I loved this bra and it is one that I wear most often. It has a really soft material and is so comfortable. They area available in White, Taupe, and Black and can be purchased for $33.00 from Barely There. Their other collections include CustomFlex Fit, Invincible Look, Concealers and bras for Fuller Coverage! You can keep up with all Barely There offers on Facebook!

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{Marika Tek Short Sleeve Tee}

You may recall the Smart and Trendy Moms review of the Marika Magic Uplift Sports Bra from a few months ago. Marika is a great company that has fashionable comfortable active wear. They have several awesome lines of workout clothes that are comfortable, trendy, and help you look good! When you feel good about how you look, it’s so much easier to workout.  But not only is their active wear attractive, it’s also functional. Yes, you CAN have it all!

I recently tried a t-shirt from their new Marika Tek line and I love it. The fabric is soft and comfortable and comes in three colors: heather charcoal, heather electric green, and heather morning glory.    Its made from their Dry-Wik material which is designed to draw moisture from the skin to the outer layer of the fabric so that it can evaporate quickly. I tried a short sleeved crew neck, but they have lots of other styles and colors in their Tek line.
You can check out the Marika Tek line on their website or connect with them on facebook or twitter.

 

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{Kushyfoot Athletic Socks}

Kushyfoot offers socks, foot covers, toe covers, and tights that use the principles of reflexology to massage your feet with every step. The padded/wavy design cushions your feet in your shoes.

I got a chance to try some of their athletic styles – the Ruffle Low Cut Sock, and the Tonal Diamond Motif Quarter Sock with padded soles. I normally don’t wear low cut socks, but I have to admit, I love these! They are comfortable and stylish. The socks add padding to the bottom of your foot without feeling bulky and are awesome to workout in. They are soft and comfortable.

I also got a chance to try the new Kushyfoot yoga socks. They are toeless socks that have grip material on the bottoms. Kushy foot says they “give wearers the best every world, with fabric for warmth and support, attractively-designed–anti-skid bottoms for security, and a hole in each for ease of movement and direct toe contact with the floor or equipment. They say that these are also a great pedicure sock (haven‘t had time to try that yet though).

Stop by the Kushyfoot  website  to check out their innovative athletic socks or you can connect with them on facebook and twitter.

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{Puddles Collection Giveaway}

When shopping for my kids I love to find fun fashionable places. Clothes being durable and affordable is always a must have for me. I have 3 kids and it seems like one of them always need something. From jeans to tops, and everything else were always shopping for the kids. From time to time they need something a little more formal and fancy. I have a great place to get that for not only my girls but my son as well. Puddles Collection is awesome because they also carry things for boys. They have a great selection that would be great for any occasion. I love that you can also add any needed accessories all in one place. No more making an extra stop just for tights or leggings. My daughter has their Josie dress. I love this dress. It is a fresh and fun dress with brightly colored butterflies all over it. The straps are 3 coordinating ribbons on both sides and makes this even more fun. The dress is great quality and really easy to care for. It came packaged beautifully and is a really great dress. It is very affordable at only $35.

Adorable pink cotton sundress with butterfly and dot  print. Grosgrain ribbon along the bottom of the skirt and bodice in hot pink. Three bows in hot pink, lime green, and orange compliment the dress along with matching ribbon on the shoulders. Ties in the back. 100% Cotton. Perfect for summer and spring!

Here are a few of my favorite styles they have available. These dresses are available on their website for $54 and $59.

And even the little boys need to look great on special occasions. Their little boys selection is so beautiful. I can imagine my son in any one of their pieces. Again you can find boys accessories right on their site. Some of the boys ones that I love are.

These are just a few of the styles that await you at Puddlescollection.com. And be sure to Like them on Facebook.COUPON CODE: SMARTTRENDY10 10% off entire order, excluding sale items. Maybe be combined with our their shipping over $75 offer.

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One winner will get a $25 Gift Certificate to Puddles Collection

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{FRAAS wrap}

When I was out the other evening, I was noticing how popular scarves and wraps are becoming.  I think the reason that so many people are wearing them is that they make an outfit look chic and complete.

FRAAS has a great new line of lightweight linen, wool, and viscose scarves and wraps in beautiful colors for Spring and Summer.I got the opportunity to try one of their viscose wraps.  It’s very pretty, lightweight, and is super soft.  I love the feel of it! The wrap is light enough to wear in warm weather, but would also add a bit of warmth on a cooler evening.  It measures 24 x 80 inches.  Mine is a beautiful turquoise color, but they also come in camel, buttercup, apple, light pink, red, white, lavender, light blue, orange, and black.

Definitely take a minute to check out FRAAS new line of scraves and wraps on their website.

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We received a complimentary “road test” sample from Lipton Publicity in exchange for our honest opinion.  Smart and Trendy Moms finds products, ideas, projects, recipes, and other information that we have personally found helpful or interesting.  As always, it is up to you to determine what is appropriate for you, your children, and your situation.  See our Disclosure

{Smushees Footwear}

Grandoe’s (the maker of Smushees) motto is “think different” and their mission is to “enhance peoples’ comfort and enjoyment of life.” I recently go the opportunity to try a pair of their Sumushee’s flip flops and they live up to their motto and their mission. They are different than any flip flop I’ve worn before, they are definitely comfortable. 

Smushees contain polystyrene micro-beads to help them conform to your foot as you walk making them very comfortable. They are lightweight and very cushioned. They have an indoor/outdoor sole and are covered with a soft fabric.  They come in six fun summer colors: Hot Pink, Lemon, Grass, Turquoise, Black, and Tangerine.

Check them out on their website at www.smartdogscomfort.com.

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