When I think about summer I think about heat (I do live in the South), ice cream, late summer nights and fresh vegetables from the garden. What I can’t grow myself, I try to get at a local farm. The flavors are so much brighter, more intense than produce shipped in and left to sit in a store produce bin. Those bright, intense flavors are what I think of when I look through the new summer line from Fresh Produce.
Fresh Produce is a fun, bright and fashionable clothing company, co-founded and is still operated by mompreneur Mary Ellen Veron. They offer a wide variety of casual and sportswear in original and funky fashion forward prints and classic solids that are a refreshing burst of color for any wardrobe.
I’m generally pretty picking about my clothing, so when Fresh Produce contacted me about reviewing their product I was hesitant. Definitely hesitant. But, I checked out their website anyway and was captivated by the colors and styles they offered – I mean, who wouldn’t be captivated imagining themselves in the beautiful tropical settings those models were enjoying? – So, completely sucked in, I picked this dress…
Sadly, the Dreamtime Drape Dress is now sold out It was one of their knee-length selections (by the way, how awesome is it that you can browse things like their Women’s Sun Dresses by length!) and I loved the classic look of it. This particular dress was also a bit of a stretch for me. Historically speaking, anything I’ve tried on similar to this in stores has always left me disappointed, so I was really going out on a limb. In my experience, dresses have always clung a little too tight in the wrong places, never hit just right at the knee and aren’t made from fabric that cool and comforting against my skin. I almost passed the dress up for something from their Casual Clothing for Women, but there were so many cute tops that I couldn’t make up my mind and I ended up back at the Dreamtime Drape Dress.
The first thing I want to point out is that I am obviously not the same size as the model, but look where the dress falls… right on my knee, just like it was supposed to! Major points already scored! Second, and I know it’s hard to see in the photo, but the dress hangs very nicely – rather than clinging in places it shouldn’t. And third, the feel of the dress against my skin was amazing! It’s light, airy and totally breathes! It was softer than I could have ever hoped for and I’m genuinely looking forward to spending more time in it. It really felt more like wearing a t-shirt than a dress.
The neckline of the dress is one of my favorite features of this particular style. It’s soft, flowing and a little dressy without feeling stuffy. You could easily put on some bling, a nice pair of heels and sport this for a night out on the town, or loose the jewels, through on flip flops and rock this on the beach. Speaking of the beach, this will definitely be in my bag, and I may be adding a fun cover-up for the beach.
You can find Fresh Produce clothing sold in their retail stores as well as more than 500 specialty retailers (including Nordstrom) throughout the US and Caribbean. You can also order Fresh Produce online and they offer flat $8 shipping in the US!
Want to learn more about Fresh Produce? Find them on the web! They are on Twitter, Facebook and have their own blog!
Take a minute to check out their website and tell me what you like… I’d love to see how our tastes compare and hear what you think about the new summer line!