Friday, March 30, 2012

A first time for everything

In the 5 1/2 years I’ve had this blog, I’ve gotten a few pitches to do product reviews. Right now I seem to be getting a lot from strangers wanting to guest post on things like “Five ways to get your kids to eat broccoli.” Anyway. I’ve never done a review post before because a. the product has nothing to do with me or my life or my blog and if the PR person had read for five minutes he or she would have known it, or b. the conditions associated with the review were just ridiculous.

Two weeks ago I got an e-mail from a company called Fresh Produce with an offer I couldn’t resist.


All I had to do was pick out one item from their catalog and write a review. Easy peasy.

I picked the Cruiser Skort in melon. I went with the it because I love my running skirts and thought it would be nice to have a version that I could wear in public without looking like I was on my way to the gym.

clip_image001 They wanted me to post a picture of me wearing the skirt, but the model has much nicer legs than I do.

The skirt arrived on Wednesday evening, and I’ve been wearing it ever since. This is definitely not the kind of skort my grandmother used to wear (shudder). The skirt portion is just the right length and the shorts underneath are really comfortable. It’ll be the perfect thing to wear all summer as I’m taking kids to and from the pool and climbing and camp and whatever. I can be a little bit dressed up without having to worry about showing everyone in the parking lot more than they wanted to see while I wrestle kids and dogs and gear in and out of the car.

My only complaint is the pockets. I hate carrying a purse, and so I always have stuff crammed in my pockets – phone, keys, debit card, special pebbles, bits of fluff, random treasures. I once bought an adorable, ridiculously expensive party dress because it had pockets. True story.

This skirt has two pockets in the front, but they are positioned in a way that I can’t easily stuff things in them. My friends (and sister) who care about fashion will probably say that not being able to cram all my belongings into my skirt is a GOOD thing, but I disagree. I need pockets.

Despite the pockets, I really do love this skirt. I may just order another one, or two, and some cute shirts to go with it.

Thanks Fresh Produce – you were fun to work with.


F said...

I love fresh produce stuff. I have summer dresses, shorts, and a sweat shirt which I wish they still made as I would buy more of them. That skort looks cute! Very cool that you got it.

joanna said...

I have to say, that is a cute skirt!

Kara said...

Fresh produce clothing is quality. I have hand me downs for my 3 year old daughter that are almost 10 years old. They are still in style and in great condition. Love, love Fresh Produce!

Susan said...

Very cute! If it were several inches longer I would order some for me. I love pockets, too but do carry a purse.