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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Sparkle Farms Review and Giveaway

I have 5 girls who love to wear dresses. I've never really understood the point of a "slip" under a dress for little girls (unless the dress is see-through or something) because it doesn't help with modesty, or keeping the underwear covered. The trend of wearing leggings under dresses helps, but what about in the summer when it is hot?

I went on the lookout for modesty shorts or biker shorts or anything that wouldn't be bulky under their dresses, but would keep things "private" when little girls are playing and are not as concerned with keeping their dresses down. I scoured the internet and second-hand stores for biker shorts for girls, but the options I found were usually pretty ugly--like orange or black or wild patterns--nothing that would look nice under a pretty dress.

I first heard about Sparkle Farms Bloomers from my sister-in-law, who had a pair for her daughter. They are just what I was looking for, with a little bit of girly "bling", these 3 sparkle stones on the left leg. Cute!

They fit perfectly, not adding any bulk, and do a great job of keeping underwear private while maintaining comfort. We call them modesty shorts, and remind the girls that if people can see their modesty shorts, that means they are not being modest. Therefore it is hard to get an action picture of them with the bloomers actually showing, but here's my best shot--see them peeking out while G got her shoes on? :-)

Currently the Sparkle Farms Bloomers are available in sizes 3-7 in lilac, pink, and white. A set of 3, along with the two tote bags shown, is $25, or you can buy them individually. I asked Sharry if they would be expanding their sizes since my oldest is 8, and she said they are! In the fall she is adding sizes 7/8 and 10/12 in brown, navy, and black, the "private school" colors.

Sharry is offering 20% off your order of $25 or more with the code MOMFORHIM.

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This giveaway will close on Wednesday, August 10th at midnight and I will select one winner using Random.org. The winner can pick their choice of size in either pink or lilac and the prize will be shipped by Sparkle Farms.

*I received a complimentary pair of Sparkle Farms Bloomers to facilitate my review. Sparkle Farms is offering the giveaway. All opinions are my own.

14 comments:

gwen said...

I too love the biker shorts or short shorts for modesty.

gwen said...

I'm following and my email is gwenolivia at hotmail dot com!

Leys said...

Jessica,
Hiya! Just had to tell you that my Cousin's wife is the creator of these :).. How fun to see her product on your blog!
Love,
Shari

For His Glory said...

My email is forhisgloryalone@ymail.com. I usually encourage modesty through words alone. My daughter LOVES wearing dresses so this would be perfect.

For His Glory said...

I follow on google reader.

For His Glory said...

I have your button only blog.

Ryan & Heather said...

What a great idea! My five year old is her own modest police (horrified if someone can see something underneath). However, God gave us more girls after her and well....they aren't quite as responsible. Great giveaway, Jessica!
Heather

amanda said...

email:: amoschel@msn.com

modesty. i'm most anal about no bellies hanging out. i love this shorts idea. we usually do biker shorts if needed. :)

amanda said...

just subscribed. which really will be better for me to read your blog!

amanda said...

blog follower.

Staci said...

We do the same thing. Have found bike shorts at Children's Place and Gymboree some plain and some in fun patterns. She also LOVES wearing dresses and knows she has to wear a pair of bike shorts under. Would Love to try these out!

Staci
evansnave at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

I would love a pair of biker shorts to go under dresses. I try to tell my girls to sit like a lady and have good manners when wearing a dress.

Mommy Petersen said...

It's a constant reminder with 2 young girls in our house, "keep your dress down!" Bike shorts or leggings are a great idea. My email is mommyme_n_baby at yahoo dot com.

Mommy Petersen said...

I follow with Google Friend Connect

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