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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Freebies from the Crib: Vintage Hem

Do you all remember my Random Fashion Notes post from a few weeks ago? Well in note # 5 I talked about a company called VintageHem.com and how totally awesome their product looks. Lucky for all of us, I had the pleasure of talking to the owner, Jennifer Jensen, a few days later and she was more than willing to be our October Freebie!

The idea for a women's slip that's meant to be seen came to Jennifer a few years ago, but as Jennifer puts it, "with demanding family and other responsibilities, I knew it was not the right time to pursue the idea". When she found herself a single mom at the beginning of 2007, she got the overwhelming inspiration that now was the time to pull out that great idea she had been keeping safe in the corner of her brain and turn it into a business to support her family while also being readily available to her three daughters (who also love the product and are some of the company's best salespeople).

Jennifer's Mariott School undergraduate education as well as support from partner Janine Hansen Ottley has allowed the company to quickly grow and become a great resource for women who want to be feminine and modest. The slips can truly make fashion more wearable (especially for us garment-wearing girls) and more interesting (especially those older pieces we might have hanging in our closet).

Jennifer was awesome enough to hook me up with a couple of samples so I could give you a personal review, and I cannot say enough good things about their product (and I can't wait to see what products they will add in the future!). The Damsel in Distress slip in Moss is the most beautiful color green that will go with all sorts of fall outfits . And the raw edge detail makes the silk ruffle slip wearable in more casual contexts as well. She also threw in the Eyeful of Lace slip in Ivory which goes perfectly under the little brown sweater dress I picked up at TJ Maxx last week. I like that the ruffles are attached to an a-line taffeta fabric which helps the slip keep it's shape under a-line or full skirts (but note, these slips might not work as well under a super fitted skirt or dress). And the stretchy tricot fabric and elastic at the waist allow you to wear the slip at, below or above your waist (and will be perfect to for my ever expanding stomach).

Are you chomping at the bit now, wondering what the freebie is? Oh, it's good. Not only is Jennifer at VintageHem.com offering the winner of this month's freebie your choice of any slip, in any size, you can also pick a friend to receive the very same offer! One VintageHem slip for you, one VintageHem slip for your friend. So generous. Which slip will you choose? Which friend?

Thanks Jennifer and Janine!

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How to win this Freebie:
-You have until Friday (10/19) midnight EST to enter.
-Make a comment (any comment) on the post
-Please don't post under Anonymous - use a Blogger login or the "other" category.
-Winner will be randomly picked and announced Saturday (10/20) morning.
-Please only enter (comment) once.
-Tales contributors are excluded from winning the freebies--sorry :(
-Freebies can only be shipped to US addresses.

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