First, I want to say thank you for all of the comments left last night! It's been a long journey to lose weight, but I feel great. Before I had Ella I weighed 164. I only gained 28 pounds with her, which I lost in 2 weeks. But I still had some weight to get off. In the past year I've lost 36 pounds. The only thing I've done differently is eat organic non-processed foods and cut my portion sizes. I will get into that next month with my Eating Healthy Week. The only downside to losing weight is needing new clothes. And when you are a stay at home mom with no income, it's hard to go shopping! Luckily, DreamSacks sent me the gorgeous Athena Tunic for my Fall photoshoot and it's the first time in 9 years that I've fit into a size small!
DreamSacks is one of my new favorite stores. You can read more about their amazing "Green" company in a previous post by clicking here. DreamSacks carries Eco-friendly bedding, clothes for the whole family, accessories, bath products and more! A lot of their products are made from viscose from bamboo fibers, which is my top new find. You'll also find fabrics like silk, soybean, cashmere and organic cotton. I got to try 2 of the DreamSacks baby blankets for my blanket week and I seriously loved them both. I even begged for a larger size of the Knit Baby Blanket to be made for adults since it was so silky and light weight. Little did I know was that their clothing would feel exactly like the blanket!
Like I said in a previous post, it was 85 degrees when we did our photoshoot. If you've ever been to NC then you know how our humidity is... not pleasant and sticky. After running around for 3 hours uptown, I expected to sweat and get yucky. But, not one drop! Rolling my sleeves up a tiny bit made it totally comfortable. If I had been in any other fabric, I would have been miserable.
The last picture was the end of the shoot. As you can see- no sweat marks. And that's after jumping around in puddles and chasing a 2 year old around. Viscose from bamboo really lives up to the hype. I was also provided a scarf and loved to be wrapped in the silky fabric. I have major texture issues and can't stand scratchy materials, so trying out clothes without touching them has been really hard for me. DreamSacks has really passed the test and I can't wait to order more.
Not only are DreamSacks clothes Eco-friendly, soft and durable, they have amazing styles in beautiful earthy tones. They carry tops, pants and dresses that are professional or to just lounge around the house in. Mixing comfort with style should be important to any woman. And just because you've become a parent doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your sense of fashion! The Tunic dress I wore wasn't constricting and wearing the leggings underneath made it possible for me to play around without worrying about revealing anything.
The Giveaway: DreamSacks would like to offer 1 lucky reader a Athena Tunic in their choice of color!
Rules: You have until 11:59 p.m. EST October 9, 2009 to enter. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced after they respond to the winning email. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the winning email, or a new winner will be chosen. You must leave your email address! This contest is open to the US.
How to Enter: Visit Dream Sacks and tell me your favorite clothing item. Click on "Comments" to leave your post. Make sure to leave your email address!! I cannot contact the winner without it!
EXTRA entries: You must complete the "How To Enter" before making any extra entries. Make sure you leave a comment for each extra entry and tell me which one.
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