Mikarose Fall Fashion Giveaway ends Oct 4


Welcome to the When Season change giveaway hop hosted by And The Little Ones Too and Taking Time for Mommy.

This event will run from September 21- October 4. Our giveaway is a $50 gift certificate to Mikarose, who coincidentally released their Fall line today! Read my review of Mikarose Fashion.

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This giveaway is open to US and Canada residents only, enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below:

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Disclosure: And The Little Ones Too, Taking Time For Mommy and the When Seasons Change bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prizes

Mikarose Modest Fashion for the Fall Season

I love it when the seasons change. My favorite has to be the Summer to Fall transition. I get to pull out my favorite sweater, jacket and long sleeve tops. This year I’ve been revamping my wardrobe, my newest addition comes from Mikarose. Mikarose is all about providing modest and stylish clothing for women. It can sometimes be tough to find fashionable dresses that are with a modest design, but Mikarose as an excellent selection. I received the lovely Bailey dress, in navy.

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I love the way the dress is gathered in the front and back. The plackets that cross over and button have been added as a nice design element are my favorite feature of the Bailey dress. You can’t go wrong with a classic navy dress that has such a flattering shape. The fit is just perfect, not skin tight but not too loose. The dress is super comfortable, it is made up of 95% Viscose, 5% Spandex. It is machine washable which is really convenient, a lot of my dresses are hand wash and hang dry only.  At $49.99 it is an affordable, stylish addition to my Fall wardrobe.

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The Bailey also comes in pink and slate, as well as navy. It comes is sizes ranging from XS-2XL, I found that the size I ordered and their sizing chart was very accurate and the dress fit true to size (no one size here).

If you are looking to update or add to your wardrobe I do recommend the Modest Fashion of Mikarose.

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Win it: Win a $50 gift certificate to Mikarose during the When Seasons Change Blog Hop, from September 21 – Oct 4. Their Fall Line will be released just in time 😉



Fall Fashion: Emma Rose Plaid Ruffle Purse

Fall Fashion: Emma Rose Plaid Ruffle Purse

Fall always makes me think orange, reds, browns, pumpkins, hayrides and Halloween. It also makes me think plaid. I love plaid patterns, especially for Fall and Winter Seasons. I really like the grey and wine plaid pattern of my new Emma Rose handbag from Alexa’s Angles. The bad itself is cute, fashionable and affordable. It also has plenty of space for everything I need and everything that always seems to end up in my purses (mom’s, you know what I’m talking about).

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This handbag measures about 13.5″ x 3.5″ x 9″, as I said before it is so roomy and has plenty of space inside for everything I tend to stuff in my purses.


Features I love:
>>cute plaid design
>>good quality
>>made of a fine wool/polyester blend
>>purse is fully lined
>>satin gray and wine velvet ruffle
>>patent leather handles
>>magnetic snap closure
>>2 inner pockets (one zipper pocket)
>>affordable price – $20.00

Back view:


I like the quality, roominess, and pattern of this purse so much that I would recommend it to my girlfriends. For this reason I want to giveaway a purse just like this in the upcoming Gifts for My Girlfriends giveaway hop! The giveaway will take place from September 20-27 and feature items women would love to gift their friends. Be sure and come back to enter! Get a head start and connect with Alexa’s Angels on Facebook and Twitter.

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Oasap Fall Fashion Plus End of Summer Sale

**Editor’s note: All links to Oasap have been removed from this post, after receiving a broken item, refusal of exchange and dishonesty about renewal of credits I can no longer support this company or recommend their products, service or blogger program.**

With Fall just around the corner I wanted to update my wardrobe with a few items for the season. It is also a tough choice when trying to make my monthly selections from the Oasap High Street Fashion web store, they have some fabulous pieces in their new arrivals sections. This rhinestone embellished deep V-neckline ruched dress was one that caught me eye. I love the purple, but they do have several other colors available. It’s not badly priced at $29 and can be worn with or without leggings.

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Close up of the top:

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I fell in love with this belted trench coat with double breasted button closure. Sadly it’s too tight in the shoulder area, so be sure to take a look at this coat on the model from their website for a better look at the fit. This is a nice coat and sells for $86.

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These cat cut out earrings are just too adorable, they come in several colors and are priced at $8.


End of Summer Sale: From now until October 3 Oasap is having an end of Summer sale and as marked down over 100 items to 50% off, see the sale selection here !!

Fashion Hunters Program: If you’re a blogger and you’d like to apply to join the Oasap review team you can sign up here. You will receive monthly credits to use towards any item(s) of your choosing!

Oasap Fashion Tops and Handbag Review

**Editor’s note: All links to Oasap have been removed from this post, after receiving a broken item, refusal of exchange and dishonesty about renewal of credits I can no longer support this company or recommend their products, service or blogger program.**


I love cute fashionable clothing and accessories but my style is a little on the casual/comfy side, so it is great to find items that are both! I am really excited to share my newest finds from Oasap High Street Fashion with you all. If you haven’t taken a look around their site yet, do it now! seriously, they have great items with affordable price tags. Some things are more pricey than others, but if you shop around you can find great deals on fashion I love that their site allows you to choose a clothing category and narrow it down by color and price to make finding what you are looking for so easy. And as always they have the under $45 selection, which is so nice.

First up is this Striped Irregular Hemline Dress in blue and white. It was actually too short on me, but totally works as the perfect summer top, it is light weight and oh so comfy! And I just love the irregular hem. This dress/top was just $26.00, it comes in “one size”, be sure to check the measurements, I usually wear a size 8 dress and this fit great with plenty of room left.

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Next is the Fashion Studded Folding Zipped Shoulder Bag in off-white. I am absolutely in love with this purse and at just $27.00 this is a hard deal to beat. It comes with an attachable shoulder strap and a shorter arm strap that can be attached. It measures almost 4 inches in width, 14 inches and the length is a little over 13 inches, very spacious and comes in 2 other colors.

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And last but not least is this Elegant Dots Print Sleeveless Dress with Open Shoulder Knitted T-shirt. This is a “two-piecer” that can be worn separately or together. Again, this one was too short for me to wear as a dress alone, but was otherwise a good fit. It looks great with leggings and could also be paired with capri’s or jeans. I really like the open shoulder cover that comes along with this adorable polka dot dress! This one was $29.00 and also came in “one size”

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I am so happy with my items this month, I can’t wait to see what is in store for next month! You can see my last month Oasap item in case you missed it!

I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment below! Tell me which of the 3 items above is your favorite!


New members receive a 20% off coupon code upon sign up.
>> Get a $50 coupon code for placing an order of $100 or more,  ends on October 31
>> Free shipping worldwide

Blogger Review Program
If you are a blogger and interested in becoming a part of the Oasap Fashion Hunter Program you can apply here. Each month you will be credited with money to spend on their site and review the items you choose on your blog!



Back Up Soles Review and Giveaway

How many times have you worn heels and halfway through the event/party you wished you had back up pair of shoes to change into? Back Up Soles to the rescue! Back Up Soles provides flats that roll up into a small bag and carry in your purse. They also come with a larger back to put your heels in once you swap shoes, pretty clever, eh? Picture below are the 2 bags laid out with a pair of the Back Up Soles and also a pair still rolled up, see how little space they take up?!

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Can Be Worn
Any time shoe pain relief is needed
>>Around the house
>>Night Clubs
And More

foldable flats

Since these shoes are made to be rolled up, the soles aren’t very thick and are very flexible, so I don’t recommend you wear them through any rough terrain, but anywhere else they should be fine.

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Features I Love
$9.99 each or 4 pair for $35.96 (10% savings)
>>Available in 5 colors: Black, White, Gold, Silver and Red WIne (check out the gorgeous colors)
>>Sizes: Xsmall-Xlarge (3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 10.5-11.5)
>>Comes with 2 bags: one for the flats and one for the pumps

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The only problem the sizing can cause is if you are a half size not in one of the above ranges, for instance my daughter is a size 4 1/2, the xsmall would have been too small and the small was just a wee bit too big. Her toes didn’t reach the end and the shoes wasn’t completely filled in, so the toe of the shoes rolled up just a little bit, since the shoes were use to being rolled up. This isn’t a huge deal as her feet are still growing and they will fit her perfectly soon, I’m sure. I wanted her to have a pair that she could wear to and from dance class as she can’t wear her ballet and tap shoes on the street, these will fit in her dance bag without taking up a lot of room. They are easy for her to slip on and off and will cover her toes in the winter months (as opposed to flip flops). The pair I got for myself (the white pair) are a perfect fit, I typically wear a size 9 or 10 depending on the shoe, so the Large (9-10) were a great fit for me.

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Discount Eye Glasses and Sun Fashion from GlobalEyeGlasses.com

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I have gone through the sunglasses this summer…if my toddler gets a hand on my glasses it’s game over… He breaks them. Every. Single. Time. Since the little boy can climb pretty much anything, there is no putting things “up” from him. I was relieved when my new fashion sunglasses from GlobalEyeGlasses.com arrived with a free case that he can’t get into. I am determined to not let him break these.

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Global Eye Glasses not only carries a wide variety of sun shades for men, women and kids, but they also sell frames with prescription lenses for eyeglasses and sunglasses.

Global Eye Glasses has excellent services, they offer:
>> 30 Day Refund Policy
>> Free Single Vision Lens
>> Free Anit-Scratch Coating
>> Free Case and Microfiber Cleaning Cloth

I love that their website has the “Try These Glasses On” Feature, you simply upload a photo of yourself and you are able to “try on” different glasses to see if they are “you”.  They have several other helpful resources such as finding the right frame size, understanding measurements and prescriptions and a handy face shape guide to help when choosing glasses that are right for you.

Connect with GlobalEyeGlasses.com for updates, sales and discounts:

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Oasap.com Fashion Studded Top

**Editor’s note: All links to Oasap have been removed from this post, after receiving a broken item, refusal of exchange and dishonesty about renewal of credits I can no longer support this company or recommend their products, service or blogger program.**

I don’t know about you but I know for me there have been plenty of instances when I felt like I had nothing to wear…nothing I wanted to wear at least. Everything in the closet looked blah to me and I’ve had it all for years. I decided to put a little bling in my wardrobe with this chic studded striped t-shirt with attached waistband from Oasap. It came with a little black tube top cami to go underneath, the shirt itself was a little bit more shear than I was expecting so I ended up wearing with one of my spaghetti strap cami’s. Overall I love the top and waistband, it is a great addition to my wardrobe.


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Oasap has tons of fashionable pieces from tops, skirts and dresses to handbags, laptop cases and more accessories. You can shop by price, item and color which makes it easy to shop their site. Right now new members get a 20% off coupon upon sign up. Check it out!


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Lilla Rose Large Flexi Clip Review

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We’ve currently got a Lilla Rose giveaway going on as a part of the Back 2 School Bloggie Boogie (enter to Lilla Rose items and a backpack here)…so I wanted to show you our Lilla Rose Flexi Clip and how cool it is. We have several of these actually and our newest addition is the gorgeous “Daisy Dangle Freestyle”:

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These clips are available in so many fabulous styles as well as sizes. The clip we got is a large, I wanted to be able to use this clip on updo’s for my daughter, so I wanted to ensure that it would hold all of her hair. Here is the first style we did with this clip, I simply put 2 large cornrows down the sides of her head that met into one large braid.

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When ordering a Lilla Rose Flex Clip you will want to check out their styling and sizing video on their website to ensure that you get the correct size for the amount of hair you have and the styles you plan to do with it. You can also find Lilla Rose on Facebook.


Marika Tek – Another Winner – The Venus Crew Neck Tee

I have been fortunate to try several items from Marika Tek. Because the company realizes that your everyday life can bring the unexpected, since 1982 they have focused on providing  women with comfortable, functional active wear that is also beautiful and stylish. We have to multi-task, so they give us clothing that does too. The new Venus Crew Neck Dry Wik Tee  is a perfect example.

When  I was out running errands, I had to make a quick stop at home before taking off again, and I decided to stop by the mailbox.The Venus Tee was in the day’s mail. *Of course* I had to open the package. Since it was sooo stifling hot I thought it was a perfect chance to try it out.  The Venus is on trend with it’s slightly sheer look, but the treat is that it is one of their Dry-Wik line. It wicks away moisture to help keep you comfortable-whether working out or, in my case, running around town in staggering heat with a wonky A/C. The material is breathable, made of a high tech wicking fabric and finish. I was very pleasantly surprised that it actually did feel more “airy” than the tee I had swapped it for. It wasn’t like wearing a personal air conditioner of course, but it really made an appreciable difference. I wasn’t constantly pulling a sticky damp t-shirt away from my back. The Venus Crew I received is a pretty pink with a yellow accent. Bright and fun. It’s not form fitting but far from sloppy. Although it’s technically work out wear, I didn’t feel under dressed at all since it’s styled in such a cute way. So, even though I didn’t field test it during exercise yet, I am pretty confidant that it will help keep you drier during your work out, since it

did so well in the muggy summer weather. I’m thinking that it would be comfy as a night shirt with boxers on nights when the heat is heavy,too. To keep me cooler while I sleep? I’ll try it. LOL.


So, Marika did it again. A  chic, easy-fit and affordable Tee, that has function as well as style. From now until the end of September you can use the code  TEK20 for 20% off all Marika® Tek  and all other products at marika.com. You should go take a look!


*Thank you to Lipton Publicity for proving the Tee for meto try!*