Review of Silver Charm Clothing


I love having the chance to try out different brands of clothing. There are so many different sites where you can buy clothing online that it’s hard to know where to shop. I guess it depends on what you are looking for. If you are into quality, comfortable clothing, try Silver Charm. I think you will like it.

I got the chance to review one of their cardigans. I got to choose one item of clothing that I wanted to try and I fell in love with this funky cardigan because I thought of all the ways I could use it. A cardigan is such a versatile item of clothing that I thought of about 3 outfits right away. Outfit one: dress it up a little for a dressy casual night out. In the picture you can see me wearing the cardigan over a tank top with a jean skirt. I added a little extra punch by adding a cute pair of shoes.

Just yesterday I let my sister borrow this cardigan and she wore it over a white tank top with a pair of jeans. That was pretty much my idea for outfit #2. She commented on how soft the cardigan was and asked me where I got it from. I let her wear it to a little gathering we went to at the park with our kids and a bunch of other kids. It was perfect because it was a cool day when the wind blew so it was nice to be wearing sleeves. I did make sure to get it back before she left cause I know that she liked it I wouldn’t want it to end up in her closet.

Another way that I want to wear this is casual for work with a pair of gray khakis that I have. I have a tank that will really, really match the cardigan well so I will wear that underneath the cardigan with a pair of gray khakis and some sandals.

I must say that this is one of the softest items of clothing that I own. You can tell that it is high quality and made to last. I am plus sized so I wasn’t sure about the fit of the clothing but it turned out to be fine. It looks like their sizes run from XS to XL, but I found that this XL cardigan was a large XL…if that makes any sense. If you have not tried Silver Charm, give it a try. You won’t be disappointed with the quality of clothing you will get.


Review of

I had the chance to review a dress from Let me tell you what I liked about the site. Actually, let me tell you what I LOVE about the site. It has clothing in sizes 0-36W right? I am plus sized so it is great to be able to go to a site and find clothes that will fit me. That is absolutely awesome! Women of all shapes and sizes can shop at eShakti and get beautiful clothes that they will enjoy wearing.

Another thing I love about eShakti is that you can get the clothes tailored to fit you like a glove. You can’t do that in the stores. How many times have you tried on a dress that fits you just right in one area but is all wrong in another area? You may have fallen in love with the dress until you tried it on and it just didn’t work. You don’t have to worry about that with eShakti. You can take your measurements and have your clothes tailored to fit you. This is great for those of us who have problem areas. I tend to be, um, busty. I have a hard time finding tops that fit me right on my chest. With eShakti that is a thing of the past. You can get your clothes tailored to fit any problem areas you have.

You can try this service for free the first time you order customization from eShakti. After that it is an affordable $7.50. When you think about the fact that customization will get your clothes to you and they are tailored to fit your body, it is worth it.

EShakti has clothes that have a retro look. I absolutely love retro style dresses. There is just something special about clothes that look like clothes from the past. I love the way women dressed in the 30s and 40s- so feminine! Which is kind of odd because I don’t consider myself to be a very feminine girl. I’m more of a tom boy.

If you have never ordered from eShakti before, now is a good time. You can sign up to receive a coupon for $25 off your order. I just signed up for it literally minutes ago and I have received it already. Click here to sign up for yourself. If you are looking for clothes that will fit your specific body needs to help you look your best, give eShakti a try.


Disclosure: I received a dress from eShakti for the purpose of giving a review. All opinions belong to Nirra.

Fraas Scarves- Are You Ready For Spring 2013?

Spring 2013. I’m so glad it’s actually here. Our winter was loooong this year, ad there towards the end I was going a bit batty. It makes me so glad to be breaking out warm weather clothes and swapping pretty spring colors for the darks of winter.

Fraas has a beautiful line of scarves that are perfect for accessorizing any outfit (when doesn’t Fraas come out with something great?? lol) whether you are dressing up or down, they have the perfect scarf. Thank you to Lipton Publicity Inc., as I got to try a GORGEOUS scarf from the Fraas Mystical Coast Line. It’s oversized so it can be worn as a cape, loose or  belted for a nice office look or around the neck for a casual day of…shopping! I could even use this as a sarong if I wanted. Or whatever :-) The colors are muted sherbet shades, corals, mints, sheer blues, peaches, and a soft muave  in a lovely water color abstract print. I’m loving it!

There are lots of style options available for Fraas scarves. They come in different fabrics, including cotton, silk, tropical-weight wool, and acrylic, and different patterns, including solid, stripes, dots, plaid, sea, fruit, and abstract patterns. Some are textured, some are gauzy and sheer, and some are classic. Infinity scarves are available (and who doesn’t love infinity scarves??) and there are even some unisex options if you want to get one for the man in your life.

All in all another win from Fraas. If you are ready to get one of your own you can go to or Amazon and find something beautiful!

Gifts for Women: Maggie Bags Made with Up Cycled Seat Belts

Maggie Bags are purses, totes and bags made from up cycled seatbelts…you read that right, pretty impressive, no? This company re-purposes seat belt webbing to keep it out of landfills and create the gorgeous and stylish bags like the one you see below.

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This particular bag is the Cicily Tote, it measures 12″ L x 5″ W x 7″ H, making it the perfect size for me. I don’t carry a whole lot of stuff in my purse, just the necessities, so I don’t need a huge bag. Oversized bags are actually quite a pain for me. I love the signature purple satin lining of the bags. The inside zipper pockets are a convenient place to keep pens or a cell phone. The outside is sturdy and thick, I can see this bag holding up and withstanding wear and tear for years to come… it is made from seatbelt material after all.

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Maggie Bags come in a variety of sizes and colors, visit their website to see all the beautiful totes and bags they have available. You can also find them on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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Last Minute Gift Ideas

These bags would make a great and unique and eco-friendly gift for any woman. There is still plenty of time to order and you can also save 25% with the coupon code below.

Holiday Cut-Off Shipping Dates:

December 13 – Standard Shipping

December 18 – 3-Day Shipping

December 19 – 2-Day Shipping

December 20 – Overnight

Discount Code: Save 25% off Maggie Bags Premier Line until Dec. 31, 2012 using code: HowardGivingGreen


No nonsense Fall Fashion

Typically I’m a jeans kind of gal, but this Fall I wanted to step up my fashion game and incorporate some leggings and tights to change the look and feel of my usual outfits. I received a pair of camel corduroy leggings and a pair of black fishnet tights from No nonsense to help me do this. I’ve never worn corduroy leggings or fishnets, to be honest, so this was both fun and challenging to put outfits together with these leggings and tights.

I first paired the camel corduroy leggings with a black irregular hemline open shoulder top, leopard print scarf and a pair of black boots.

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Top from Oasap
Leggings by No nonsense
Scarf by FRAAS

I love the neutral camel color that can be paired with most any color or combination of colors. Below I am wearing a cowl neck sweater tunic top in shades of teal with the same corduroy leggings and black boots. The leggings are so soft, comfortable and warm making them the perfect leggings for Fall attire. I absolutely love these corduroy leggings and will be getting more in different colors. 

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I’ve had a blue and leopard print top for about a month now that I haven’t worn yet because I didn’t want to wear it with just any pair of jeans. I decided to pair that top with the fishnets and black shorts. I also wore the fishnets with my long sleeve purple v-neck dress. Fishnets are a great way to add some flair to any outfit. These fishnet tights are actually very comfortable, too.

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Blue/Leopard Top from Oasap
Purple Dress from Oasap
Tights from No nonsense

No nonsense tights and leggings are very affordable and can be found at most food and drug stores as well as mass retail stores. You can connect with No nonsense on Facebook and Twitter.


I was sponsored by No nonsense for this opportunity. All opinions are my own.


Gifts for Women: Grandoe's Homespun Gloves

I really dislike my hands being cold, so when I leave the house in the winter time I have to have my gloves on. My favorite pair this season has been the Homespun Cozee Gloves from the Grandoe’s Fall 2012 Homespun Comfort Collection.

Grandoe's Homespun Gloves

They have a snow fleece lining that is not only super warm and soft but the fleece is actually treated with aloe so you can soften your hands as you keep them warm. The lining extends to give the glove a small cuff. The micro suede palm is water resistant.

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The gloves fit my hands so perfectly and comfortably. These Homespun gloves are available in four unique patterns: Moose Tracks, Snowflake, Rainbow and Lavender and in women’s sizes S-XL.


I, personally, would love to get these as a gift or even in my stocking. I think they make a great gift for women. They are practical, and something that any woman would use and love.

Buy it: These gloves, which can be purchased for $35 and other Grandoe gloves can be found on



Giving Green: Maggie Bags Giveaway 11/12-11/26


Welcome to Giving Green: The Green Gift Giveaway. We are giving away this Maggie Bags Campus Tote in black. Maggie Bags are unique purses and totes made from up-cycled seat belts! Our review will be coming soon but in the mean time you can learn more about Maggie Bags here.


Discount CodeHowardGivingGreen  gives 25% off Maggie Bags Premier Line until Dec. 31, 2012!!

 Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to US residents and will run from 11/12-11/26! Good Luck!

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Disclosure: Simmworks Family Blog, Frugal Greenish Mama, and the Giving Green bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that fail to fulfill their prizes.

Holiday Gifts from Giveaway and Discount

Heart with Border Photo Pendant Picture Charm

I’ve gotten a couple of items from in the past and have been nothing short of pleased with their gorgeous photo jewelry. The heart locket I received from them earlier this year is still my favorite item.

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As the name suggests Pictures on Gold takes your treasured memories and favorite photos and lasers them on to jewelry to create stunning and special pieces. Their beautiful sterling silver heart with border photo pendant picture, along with an 18 inch sterling silver box chain, in my opinion, will make a great gift for the upcoming holidays.

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As with most of their pieces, you have the option to have your photo lasered in color or in black and white and to have engraved text on the back.

Giveaway and Discount

Discount: Use the Promo Code HOLIDAY12 at checkout for a 10% discount for all orders placed on the website by December 1, 2012.

Win it: We are giving you the chance to win your own custom pendant like the one above. This Giveaway is open to residents of US and Canada-contestants must be over 18 years of age. The giveaway will run from Nov 12- Dec 1. Enter to win on the Rafflecopter form below:

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Headbands of Hope: Gifts Under $20 That Benefit Charity

I like giving great gifts that I know the person will not only enjoy and use but gifts that benefit charity as well. Headbands of Hope have cute quality headbands and for each headband that is purchased, Headbands of Hope sends a headband to a girl with cancer, and $1 is donated to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to fund life-saving childhood cancer research.

Gifts that Benefit Charity

How It All Started

Entrepreneur, fashion designer, philanthropist and college senior Jessica Ekstrom, 22, has created a line of vibrantly colored headbands to help young girls with cancer. After an inspirational internship with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and meeting several young girls with cancer, Jessica saw firsthand how much losing their hair during chemotherapy treatments affected the girls’ self-esteem and confidence. She wanted to give them something to boost their spirits and make them smile when they looked in the mirror. That inspiration led to the creation of Headbands of Hope, an organization with a mission to fund research for childhood cancer and spread hope in all girls, one headband at a time.

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The headband you see pictured is the Zebra Headband. The headband is made of stretchy elastic that is super soft. It has chiffon flowers attached to the headband and backed with felt for added security and comfort. The flower cluster measures about 3 inches in diameter and the band is 5/8 of an inch. Price: $14.85

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My daughter likes headbands, but she has trouble keeping certain types on. We have been looking for headbands that will stay on her head and be comfortable for her to wear all day at school. This type of headband didn’t bother her at all and she said it stayed on throughout the day. She says it’s comfy and pretty and she loves it. Kid-Approved!


Buy It: Promo code: givehope will get you free shipping on orders during the month of November!!

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Gear Up Your Tots With DynoWear- GIVEAWAY

Winter is poking its nose out of hiding. Weather is getting nippier. Warm clothes are slowly resurrecting from the back of our closets. With winter on its way, we all know how our little ones will be hitting the outdoors to practice their most favoured activities. One of them being, unsurprisingly, skating. When your kiddos throw on their skates and head off to the skating rink or grab the sleigh to venture the slopes, how confident do you feel about your child’s safety? Do you ever feel a tad uneasy about a possible injury? How about gear… do your children have all the necessary gear for when they will be hitting the ice this season?