Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wearing my Produce

A few months ago, I was approached by a company called Fresh Produce, to see if I'd be interesting reviewing something from their line...of clothing. I wasn't sure what to expect (skirts that look like squash?  pants covered in pears?), but was pleasantly surprised to find their collection of beachy, outdoorsy, casual-yet-put-together clothes.

Admittedly, a lot of what they offer seemed a bit too old for me (maybe geared more towards the middle-aged beach-living crowd...I'll get there someday), and there are a lot of sundresses that are just not practical for my everyday life, but I found quite a few things to add to my wish list! I like that Fresh Produce is co-founded and run by a mom-entrepreneur, and that the clothes are primarily made in the US. That's always nice to find, no?

They sent me the Pintuck Knit Tunic, and I was skeptical. It's really hard for me to wear tunics without looking pregnant. Usually there's some sort of empire waist or tieback, and it's never low enough to account for my...ahem...chest region. But this tunic is awesome. Because there's no "tieback" part, there's no awkward pulling around my ribcage, and the "pintucks" actually sit right about where they should. It's lightweight, delightfully flowy, and looks pretty darn good, if I do say so myself. I've worn it with yoga pants for an "around the house casual" look, and with jeans to go out and about.

Because I lacked sufficient time to schedule a photoshoot (even though it's taken me months to get this wimpy little review together), and because real-life pictures are better anyway, here are some photos of me eating. In my tunic. (photos taken on my iPhone, by my husband, at the EatRealFest, which is awesome)

Pardon the sun in my eyes and across the front
of the shirt, but I was trying to get a "front of
shirt" picture." I think it's actually more flattering
in person than on the website. Or in this picture.
This one shows the drapeyness well, I think.
I need to not look directly into the sun when
I'm taking pictures.

And right now, ALL of their tunics are 50% off! A great deal, because I'm cheap, and I would never spend $74 on a cotton shirt, even if it is produced in the US and made by a very nice lady (sorry, just trying to keep it real here). But $36.99? I might just buy myself another one. In the same color. You know, in case one is dirty.

While Fresh Produce did send me the shirt free of charge, I received no other compensation for this post, and all opinions and awkward photos are my own.


  1. You look so adorable!

  2. Totally random, but we used to shop at the Fresh Produce store in Laguna Beach. We used to take family vacations down there when my sisters and I were little, and we almost always stopped and did some shopping at FP.

    Also, the top looks cute & comfy! :)

  3. Whoa that IS random!!! How funny! The top is so awesome...seriously, somebody stop me from buying a second one in the same color.

  4. You look adorable And I want one. Hint, hint.

  5. That tune (or should I say 'nic?) is for reals cute on you, Kim! I want one!

  6. I think they're still on sale! So cheapsies!