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Plus Size Clothing – Alight Review & Giveaway

I have a wonderful review of plus size clothing for you from a wonderful company that I’ve worked with in the past, Alight. You can read my past review of their clothing HERE. I was fortunate enough to be accepted for another review and giveaway for you lovely plus sized women out there in internet land.

alight.com – the best in plus size fashion sizes 14-28!

Alight.com As Seen In: Glamour, InStyle, Business Week, The New York Times and moreFor my review I received a lovely top from them that is perfectly airy for with a summer top underneath it and there are so many ways to wear it. It looks great with a white short sleeved top under it, or a purple tank top, this would be perfect for any time of the year. I also think that if the side ties hit you at your waist, like it did with me, it would be perfect belted. I have to say that this top is perfect for summer for me, since I don’t like the show “my wings” (the flabby back side of my arms as a result of my weight loss of 50 lbs, 3 years ago). In these sweltering hot days of summer, I feel so very enclosed in most of my clothing that hides those upper arm “wings” it’s stifling… however with this top I feel free, breezy and cool as the delicate fabric lets air circulate and keeps me cool and fashionable.

 Mariah In Alight Shirt with white shirt underneath
Mariah In Alight Shirt with white shirt underneath. This was taken earlier in the day before some chores, these colors are more true than the next pictures of me in the top.

I can see this top for all seasons, a smart choice for back to school as well since there are so very many ways to wear it. Wear a top like this with a skirt, over a short sleeved dress, with dress pants or jeans. How about dressing it up with nice jewelry for a change, pearls would look fantastic with this for a real classic way to dress up, how about long chained necklace or a choker, in silver, gold, black or any color that goes with the multiple colors that are in a top like this?

Picture Mariah of Oh Honestly Mariah modeling shirt
modeling shirt from Alight. lol You can tell I was using the remote to try and take my own pictures.

And for a top with this particular blouse, how about a beautiful camisole? Make it lacy or a filmy silk or satin, in coordinating colors or a simple white or cream color. Now looking through their website I didn’t find this top, I found some other gorgeous tops that would work just the same way. Nothing like a filmy top that will work for all seasons, just change what you wear underneath it, how about a long sleeved t-shirt or a tight light weight sweater or a turtle neck.

Picture Mariah of Oh Honestly Mariah with hand out
Me with my Shirt on… Feels like Rain? You can tell that this picture and the other one was taken later in the day, almost sunset…. strange what that does to the colors with my camera

A lot of the items I found at Alight could be grouped with multiple other items in their store to make many outfits with just a shirt or two, a dress, a skirt, pants, leggings and a cute shrug. This is THE WAY to shop for back to school, whether it be college or High School, or for us Mom’s out there, why not treat yourself to back to school celebration clothing too and be the hottest, coolest Mom around? We cannot forget to take care of ourselves some too. 🙂

A light weight breezy top from Alight, it's called "Just Great Top"
One of the tops I’ve been drooling over on Alight’s website.

I love to sew on my sewing machines (when I find the time), in the past I’ve done everything on my sewing machines, from sewing my own clothing to sewing my curtains. I even had my sewing in the county fair in Minnesota as a teenager and I had many complements on my sewing by the judges, though I don’t recall my receiving any ribbons for it…lol Anyway I had to check out things on this top, to share with you as well, below are my findings.

a brownish/rust dress very 70's look
On the Casual Dress Side… a nice relaxed 70’s appeal. Gotta love the gathering right under the bust, for the Gals with a bit of a tummy it will hide it and accent the bust.
Mixed Up Dress
Pretty in Pink with the “Mixed Up Dress” that I found at Alight… very beautiful and summery. Add a pink shrug or cardigan and it will see you through Fall and Spring too.
Olive Floral Gardens Dress
Perfect for the Holidays, any Occasion in which you’d want to dress up. An evening out, Anniversary’s and would look great for a Fall Mother of the Bride.
Pink Craze Cardigan
This would look great with the “Mixed Up Dress” as seen above. Don’t you just LOVE Pink?
Red Red Rose Gown
A beautiful Gown, I see it for Proms, Homecoming Dances, and Pair it with a nice Black, Red or White Shrug and why not wear it for Christmas! Shouldn’t every Woman have a Red Dress? I think so… there are lovely shorter red dresses at Alight too!

 

Red Strapless Jeweled Bodice Fitted Gown
Now this is what I dream of wearing one day. Isn’t this just the perfect show stopper for a Fancy Dress Occasion. This was a last minute addition tp to the blog… so the name of the dress isn’t on the picture. This is also on Alight’s Website and it’s called: Red Strapless Jeweled Bodice Fitted Gown.

I checked the seams on my beautiful new top, and they are pure perfection, sewn just right, not a missing stitch nor was the stitching crooked in any way. This top could not possibly be a second, though with the great prices at Alight I wouldn’t have been surprised if they had bought seconds to sell. The material itself is perfect as well, the fabric’s design isn’t miss printed or any areas of it didn’t seem to be pulled or sparse in threading.

Mixing it up my Classic Look for a beautiful Black Classic Dress an embroidered black shrug that I found on Alight
mixing it up my Classic Look for a dress and shrug that I found on Alight. To find these items search the names on Alight.

While looking around there site, I see so many wonderful items for sale, from Formal Wear, to Casual, from pants, tops and sweaters to dresses. I found some great plus size dresses at Alight, and I couldn’t believe the selection, alight has really grown since I last visited their site. Below are just a few examples of the dresses that really caught my eye.

 

Alight mixing it up Playful Look with dark brown asemetrical dress, navy leggings and a black 6 strand necklace
Alight mixing it up Playful Look. On here are the names that you can search for on Alight to find these items.

All in all, whatever your budget, you are sure to find the perfect outfit at Alight. I had a lot of fun looking around their site and have dreams of saving up for a gown someday, just so I have something for special occasions. I have also found some excellent prices on some great basics for everyday wear that are fun to mix and match.

Now enough of that, lets get to the giveaway… if you are a Gal that wears plus size or you know someone who is, this is the perfect surprise gift giveaway. This prize will be in the size you ask for (if you win) but the item you receive will be a fun mystery! Don’t you just love surprises? I know that I do and I was pleasantly surprised when I received my top!

alight.com fashions for sizes 14W - 28W

 

Now the rules of this one, in order to win you MUST sign up for their Newsletter… sorry but those are the rules, but I tell you it is well worth getting these emails from them as you can watch for their great deals! US & Canada and 18+.
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Disclaimer: Mariah Lockwood personally reviewed this product & checked out their website. I received a shirt for this review. I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return.. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. The photo’s used in this review were provided by Alight and me.

Kiyonna True To Size? – Info

Take an extra 50% off all Sale Items Using Coupon Code
Using my Coupon Code thru May 23rd save an extra 50% off from Sale items! 🙂

Announcing the newest coupon code that will save you 50% more off from the already marked down items on Sale at Kiyonna, take advantage of this Sale Now as it is only good through May 23rd, and be sure to not only use the link, in the big picture above, but use the coupon code upon checkout so you are sure to purchase your items at 50% off! 🙂

Hi, all I just thought I’d add a quick post to answer a question that I received. The question was “Are Tops and Dresses from Kiyonna true to size?”

I sent out this question to someone who I know truly loves all her Outfits from Kiyonna and here is her (very trust worthy) input on Kiyonna fitting True to Size:

 

Cheryl Chiffon Peplum Blouse, Plum Passion (Womens Size 10 and up)

The Kiyonna styles like the Cheryl Chiffon (above),
Casual Sandy Striped Top, Blue and Purple Stripe (Womens Size 10 and up – plus size)
and Abby Twist (below) that are loose around the mid-section run very true to size. I wear a size XL or a 16 in most brands and the Kiyonna size 1 fits perfectly.
Abby Twist Dressy Casual Top, Merlot (Womens Plus Size, sizes 10 & Up)

The Kiyonna styles that are fitted through the mid-section can be a little snug – it all depends on how much you want the fabric to do the slimming for you. I have the Melrose Mesh top and while I am fine with it being snug (you can’t tell because the ruching hides all the bumps and bulges with style and grace), others may feel better going up one size.

Melrose Ruched Mesh Top, Flirty Floral Print (Womens Plus Size, sizes 10 & Up)

I wish to thank my readers for asking question about Kiyonna, I always welcome questions and if I cannot answer them myself, I will seek out the answers for you. With this question, I figured it was important enough that instead of just replying directly, by email, I would post it here as well.

I hope that helps any of you that may have had this question as well. If you have any other questions on this products (or anything else I post) feel free to post your questions in the post in question or use the Contact Me to let me know and I will try and answer them for you, the best I can.

Use the Link at the very top of this post to shop Kiyonna Sale items and use my coupon code: HOTBUY50 to receive an extra 50% off from all Sale prices thru May 23rd!

Click on the Link below to get a special deal on your purchases at Kiyonna Clothing:

Stylish Plus Size Dresses & Separates

Last Day for Mothers Day Gifts Coupon Code – Save 40% & Free Shipping on Pretty Aprons

 

I wanted to make sure you are aware of the Mothers Day Gifts Coupon Code. With the code you can purchase items at a 40% Savings and get free domestic shipping through flirty Aprons. This is a last day of the Coupon Code, it expires at Midnight tonight.

Mothers Day Gifts Coupon Code - Kiss the cook apron in pink, white and black. with kiss the cook on a pocket

I have fallen in love with so many of their aprons here, there stock is forever changing and I believe that they have aprons for every taste in stock there. And don’t forget, the savings isn’t just on Women’s Aprons, you can save on more and start stocking up for the holidays, birthdays, hostess gifts and more with this sale. I love the fact that you can buy aprons for the Mother and Daughter that match too! How fun would that be to bake cookies in matching aprons with your little girl at your side? Or buy one for yourself and for your teen, and get some good Mother Daughter bonding time cooking or baking together.

Mothers Day Gifts Coupon Code to save 40% this is the Venetian Rose Apron a beautiful vintage inspired fabric that reminds me of victorian in apprearance.
One of my personal Favorites, it seems very retro and is so very feminine!

40% Off + Free Domestic Shipping (First Class & Priority)  This offer is Good through 05/05/13. Easy Coupon Code (just Copy and Paste this upon checkout) MOMSDEAL40

 

They also sell Oven Mitts and beautiful rubber cleaning gloves (helps to keep those manicures pretty!).

Mothers Day Gifts 40% off with Coupon Code this is a picture with their pretty rubber cleaning gloves in it.

 

 

 

 

Mothers Day Gift 40% off Coupon Code for Aprons

 

Coupon Code for Mothers Day Gift giving at Flirty Aprons,

this is not just 40% off (like the one earlier this month) Now a coupon code with free Domestic Shipping too!

These Aprons make a great Mothers Day Gift, as well as gifts for anyone else who cooks, bakes or grills.

Let me introduce you to my Favorite Company for Aprons, “Flirty Aprons”… I received a Flirty Apron as a gift, I was told ahead of time what to expect shipped to me from the person that sent it (since it was going to be late for my birthday). I was so very excited! I have fallen in love with some of their Aprons and have shared the links with Friends and Family, it seems that so many love these Aprons, even the guys, the aprons for the men are made of very sturdy material and have wonderfully funny sayings on them… I love the one that says “I Turn Grills On”.

So you don’t have to wait to find the link and the coupon code, I am placing it here (and again near end of this post):  40% Off + Free Domestic Shipping (First Class & Priority)  This offer is Good through 05/05/13. Easy Coupon Code (just Copy and Paste this upon checkout) MOMSDEAL40

A great Mothers Day Gift Idea. This is a Beautiful Apron with an Oriental Flare in Cherry Blossoms.  The colors are in Black and Red with white background, from flirty aprons on sale now to save 40% off with the coupon code

Well the person that sent me my Apron, evidently had her own favorite and it really didn’t match favorites at all. I sighed with disappointment after all the build up of expectations… that is until I tried this Apron on and looked in the Mirror! My heart was lifted as I was hoping for a totally cute pattern on the apron and in cheery colors, not black. Why did my heart lift? It looks so adorable that even as a more understated less vibrant or cutesy in color and fabric pattern that I’d choose for myself, this apron was still very striking and flattering! As a matter of fact everyone that has seen my apron loves it and they gasp at the beauty of it when I put it on, asking repeatedly what place they can purchase from.

I have had to write down the website link for all my family and friends before they left my home… when I play hostess I get distracted but before they would leave, I would get my hug and either a request that I write down the place to purchase these or a card shoved in my pocket with a reminder on it to email them the information and share with them any sales I find. lol In other words I may forget that they want the information, but they are sure to remind me before they leave. 🙂 The requests come from all sorts of people from young women to older women (one a Great Grandma) and all shapes and sizes, yes I must be a good sales person for these Aprons since I often show too how very very long the tie around the waist is on these Aprons, even a very big friend of mine (from the apartments I lived in before I moved) is well over 300 lbs and she could easily wear these aprons.

Mothers Day Gift Idea. This is the Women's Brown polkadot and pale blue apron.

Needless to say I am in love with the Women’s Aprons from this company. They are so cute and each design is so unique that you are sure to find an Apron for any taste and any age.

These Are Not only Great Gifts for Mothers Day, stock up for others while you can really save.

Do like I do and start up your own “Gift Box”

I am up to several Gift Boxes Now. I label each item for whom I had in mind for the gift and I have a miscellaneous box with gifts for surprises or special occasions (from New Mothers & their babies, House Warming gifts, to Hostess Gifts). You could also start your secret gift stash for your sweetie and children too… nothing wrong with getting something that locks (they have those foot lockers for college students that you can lock) and stashing gifts in there for those people living with you! *wink*

Flirty Aprons carry cute bibs for the babies as well as Aprons for the whole family! And that’s not all, they have wonderful looking oven mitts and the cutest gloves for washing dishes (& housework) too! Think of that Gal in your life that gets manicures and loves to have beautiful nails, help her keep them by adding in a lovely oven mitt and rubber gloves to go with that apron. Caution Guys don’t you DARE give her just the rubber cleaning gloves, she’s bound to get quite upset… instead get her instead a whole set, oven mitts, gloves and an apron, this will make the gift extra special!

 

Okay here is the info you have been waiting for:

40% Off + Free Domestic Shipping (First Class & Priority) Good through 05/05/13 Use Code: MOMSDEAL40

Remember your Mothers Day Coupon Code! Just Copy and Paste —-> MOMSDEAL40

I hope to add my pictures to the blog soon, it seems my camera didn’t want to work to well the other day, and I need to wash my apron again before trying this again.

Disclaimer: This isn’t a sponsored product review, as I already have owned the product for about 2 years now as a gift. Non the less, I, Mariah Lockwood personally reviewed this product. I received my Flirty Apron as a gift from a friend.  I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return.. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. The photo’s used in this review were provided by Flirty Aprons.
 


April 2013 At Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Florida – Events List & Giveaway

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tampa LogoHi there all! Here, at last, is the list of the Events at Seminole Hard Rock in Florida.

I know some people that had been so hooked on “All My Children,” I personally don’t watch Soap Operas, but I bet they would love to go to the “Kendal and Jackson Meet and Greet” on April 26th, 8pm to 9pm, where they will be available for autographs & Pictures!

I wish I lived close by, instead of in Colorado, they always seem to have the greatest Events and Stars appearing at the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa!

Here we go this is a partial list of all the fantastic Events at Hard Rock, I’ve tried to remove the ones that have already occurred before the list was posted.

Events at the Seminole Hard Rock in Tampa Florida 

Tracy Morgan. Sunday, April 21 at 8 p.m. Funnyman
Tracy Morgan is bringing his hilarious comedy act
to Hard Rock Cafe Tampa. The beloved American 
actor and comedian is best known for his eight 
seasons as a cast member on Saturday Night Live 
(SNL), as well as the role of Tracy Jordan on
the NBC series 30 Rock. Doors open one hour prior
to show. 

A picture of Alicia Minshew ³Kendall² and Walt Willey ³Jackson² from All My Children. "Meet & Greet Friday April 26th
Kendall & Jackson from All My Children Meet and Greet. 
Friday, April 26 from 8 p.m. ­ 9 p.m. Come meet Alicia 
Minshew ³Kendall² and Walt Willey ³Jackson² from 
All My Children at the Wonder Wall. They will be 
available for autographs and pictures. 

"Bring In The Weekend" Poolside Party Series Week #1. 
Friday, April 26 from 7 p.m. ­ 10 p.m. Poolside. $10 Cover- 
21 and up. Bring in the weekend with Seminole Hard 
Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa and The Eagle. $10 
cover includes sampling from local craft 
breweries and live entertainment plus a chance 
to meet the master brewers. Food and full bar 
will be available poolside for additional 
purchase. 

Buick Regal GS Giveaway- Tuesday April 2nd & 16th
Win Some Wheels Buick Regal GS Giveaway. Tuesdays, 
April 2 & 16. Wild Card members will have a chance to win 
$1,000 in cash every hour from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Grand prize 
drawing at 9:30 p.m. for a 2013 Buick Regal GS. 
Earn entries March 20, 2013 - April 16, 2013. 
Must be present to win. 

$10,000 Cash April Showers Giveaway 
April Showers of Cash Giveaway. Wednesdays, April 3, 
10, 17 & 24. Hourly drawings from noon to 6 p.m. where 
one winner will have a chance to win up to $10,000 in the cash 
machine. Each winner is guaranteed to win a 
minimum of $250. Winners will have 30 seconds to 
grab all the money they can and insert it into 
the money box. Earn Entries March 21, 2013 - 
April 24, 2013. Must be present to win. 

Start Your Weekend Right, $50,000 Cash is King Giveaway Fridays
$50,000 Cash is King Giveaway. Fridays, April 5, 12, 19 & 
26. Wild Card members must swipe their card starting at 6 p.m. 
to be entered in the drawings. At 9 p.m., five lucky Wild 
Card members will win $1,000 in cash. At 10 p.m.,
five lucky Wild Card members will win $2,000 in 
cash. 

Picture of a Mercedes GL450 and a Cash Giveaway April 30
Win Some Wheels Mercedes Gl450 Giveaway. Tuesday, 
April 30. Wild Card members will have a chance to win $1,000 
in cash every hour from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Grand prize drawing
at 9:30 p.m. for a 2013 Mercedes GL450 or $45,000
in cash. Earn entries April 1, 2013 - April 30, 2013. Must be 
present to win. 

$75,000 Fantasy Blackjack Tournament. Thursdays, 
April 4, 11, 18 & 25 from 5 p.m. ­ 11 p.m. Pit 4 by Rise. 
$25 Entry Fee. Play 10 hands head to head with 
the dealer. Top 5 Scores Overall for each week 
win the following: 1st place $3,500 cash entry 
into the Derrick Brooks Charity Tournament on
April 28 with a complimentary hotel stay; 2nd 
place $1,500; 3rd place $500; 4th place $250; 
5th place $250. Prizes are paid in cash. 

Derrick Brooks Charities Blackjack Tournament. 
Sunday, April 28. $250 Buy-in. Entry tickets are on
sale in the Rock Shop. Registration 6:30 p.m. -
7:30 p.m. outside the Hard Rock Cafe. Tournament 
begins at 7:30 p.m. inside the Hard Rock Girls 
Blackjack Pit.1st - 7th place prizes. Prizes are 
paid in cash. 1st place - $10,000; 7th place - 
$500.
Wild Card for Hard Rock (free) - Join the Club Enjoy the Perks (click here to learn more about applying.
Wild Card for Hard Rock – Join the Club, Get the Perks. Membership is fast, free and easy! Earn points every time you play at any of the six Seminole Casinos throughout Florida. CLICK HERE to learn more about applying.
Several of the Events (above) are for Wild Card 
Members and you can get your application for your
Free Membership online. When you fill it out you
will need to Fax it or bring the application in 
in person.

Now Enter to win a Hard Rock Poker Room T-Shirt from Seminole Hard Rock, Tampa. Please don’t forget to leave your comments in the comment area of this post for your first and only Mandatory Entry.

Hard Rock Poker Room T-shirt
Win the Hard Rock Poker Room T-shirt.

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Disclaimer: I did not receive anything in exchange for this post, nor am I an affiliate with Seminole Hard Rock, Tampa, I posted this information for the benefit of my readers. I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return.. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. The photo’s used in this review were provided by Seminole Hard Rock Tampa.