Monday, August 29, 2011

Fresh Produce Fashion Giveaway


In 1986, Thom and Mary Ellen were brainstorming at The Spot, a famed La Jolla, California pub, looking for a company name that was catchy, memorable and evoked a sense of something different - and Fresh Produce was born.




Soon, Mary Ellen's twin sister Jennifer Haney abandoned her day-job and joined her sister designing Fresh Produce clothing. Two years later, Fresh Produce started selling in Nordstrom department stores and by 1990, the beach life relocated lock, stock and sunscreen to Boulder, Colorado - home of the Rocky Mountain Ocean.


Now in its third decade, Fresh Produce continues to be primarily Made in the USA and has grown into a $50 million company with one of the most original, refreshing and captivating casual, resort and sportswear lines in America. Be sure to check out both the Daytime Dresses and the Party Dresses



Known and loved by women ages 6 months to 60-plus for lush colors, year-round sensibility, simply inspired design and coastal comfort, Fresh Produce continues to delight customers around the globe. Fresh Produce can be found in Nordstrom, Walt Disney resorts and stores, and over 800 specialty boutiques and resort retailers. Plus, company-owned stores and factory outlets are scattered throughout the country, including exclusive seashore resorts in North America and the Caribbean.



 This is me in the Rio Malibu Maxi Dress they sent me for Review. It is so comfortable, a perfect fit! So artfully beautiful. I have been a fan of their clothing since living in San Diego!


 It is like wearing a work of Art!

Now for the Giveaway!! The Wrap Me Up dress is one I chose in Truffle. It is not a color I wear a lot, however I wanted a transitional dress that could go from casual to business and be dressed up with jewelry, scarves etc. I wore it recently with a fabulous turquoise  necklace and earrings! Again a very comfortable easy to wear dress.






Wrap Me Up Dress



This is a Giveaway Open to Everyone. No Anonymous Entries Please! To enter for a chance to win the Wrap Me Up Dress :

1) Be A Follower of Art by Karena

2) Go to Fresh Produce, then come back and tell what you really love from their great clothing lines.

For extra Entries: 
1) Become my Facebook Friend

2) Follow Art by Karena on Twitter

3) Post about this Super Giveaway  on Any of your own sites!

Please make separate entries as the winner will be chosen by Random.org. on Midnight Eastern on Thursday September 8th. So hurry and enter!

Art by Karena

Some Images and text courtesy Of Fresh Produce

Recently I won a wonderful Giveaway from Vicki at Curly Willow
Vicki and her friend for 20 years, Barb have this special blog and I won my choice of cards from Vicki's Etsy shop, and I chose her Be the Change set! She also included a $50 certificate to ANY Etsy Shop. How great is that! Thank you so much Vicki and Barb!

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Your comments mean the world to me, thank you to my friends and followers!

103 comments:

mise said...

You look lovely in that dress!

High Heeled Life said...

Great photos .. you look wonderful in the dresses... I'm a follower... going to check out there website... great give-away you are hosting, my friend!! xo HHL

High Heeled Life said...

The Rio Crescent Moon Tunic really caught my eye.. I love the beautiful colours... perfect with a tan!! xo HHL

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

I have loved Fresh Produce, since I lived in Naples, Fl years ago and discovered them!

Love the everyday hoodie on their site.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

That wrap dress is great! I am a follower...

Simply LKJ said...

I am a follower! Love the wrap dress...you look amazing in it. We had a Fresh Produce just up the street, but unfortunately they closed shop :(

Sherri said...

I love that Wrap Me Up Dress you had on!! It would be great for traveling!

I am a follower!

I am also on Facebook!

Thanks for hosting the giveaway. I love learning about new things! This company sounds wonderful!

Deborah said...

Love the dress!

Bobbie Mackey said...

i am a follower!

Bobbie Mackey said...

love their girls clothes even better than their women's. so cute!

Taylor said...

I am a follower of Art by Karena

Taylor said...

Love the Sunrise Dress. So cute!

Jane Kilpatrick Schott said...

I could live in the Vintage Cowineck top....how fabulous is this top. Terrific style and the neck and extra long sleeves give this top such style.
LOVE!

Jane Kilpatrick Schott said...

I would get one in every color and wear them all the time. Fabulous! The Cowlneck shirt is wonderful.

Ivy and Elephants said...

You look fabulous in those super cute dresses.

Paula of Ivy & Elephants
(old followers)

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love your giveaway!!! Now following you on Twitter.

Paula

Ivy and Elephants said...

just sent my Facebook request to be your friend. :-)

Paula

Blondie's Journal said...

You have the best giveaways!! This line of clothing is wonderful...I must have spent 20 minutes at their site and will definitely go back. I am loving the Water's Edge Beach Cover Up, always need those!! Thanks so much...I am a follower!

XO,
Jane

French Basketeer.com said...

You look fantastic in that dress! We have long had a Fresh Produce store in Laguna, and I have bought hats and things, some clothes, but mostly each and every one of the kids have wanted to shop there; they make the best kids' t-shirts~

An Eye for Detail said...

Love the Sunshine Dress in black! I've worn Fresh Produce for years: so comforable and well made...
Thanks for this great Giveaway....here's hoping!

Allison said...

You look beautiful in that dress! I browsed around their site and everything looks so comfortable and fun. Love the Morocco Soleil dress! Thanks for the opportunity on your lovely giveaway!

Allison said...

I'm a follower!

Allison said...

I'm a friend on Facebook!

Vicki @ CurlyWillow said...

Cute clothes!! Thanks for the shout out! That was super sweet!! Barb and I appreciate your support :)

paris parfait said...

That dress looks like it was made for you! Beautiful. Always nice to know the story behind a clothing line.

Renée Finberg said...

sounds like a lovely idea.

and btw...
your new profile shot is lovely.
xxx

Thistle Cove Farm said...

So many dresses to like - the Morocco Soleil, Rio Malibu Maxi, Mardi Gra Tango, Windswept Tango...thanks for introducing this company. It's so difficult to find pretty dresses that are affordable.
You're beautiful in that dress!

pve design said...

Wow, you look so fresh in your photos and in those dresses! I love the "wrap me up" and the "twist" dress.
I love all the "me" dresses too. I think I need to wear more dresses! Love "fresh produce"-
Now tell us your secret to looking so fresh!
pve

Splendid Sass said...

Great picture, Karena!
I love their clothes! So soft. I especially love their dresses and tops!
Put my name in the hat!
Teresa
xoxo

Splendid Sass said...

Facebook friend!
Teresa
xoxo

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Follow on Twitter.
Teresa
xoxo

Petula said...

I'm following! (I love that dress on you too! It's definitely a beautiful piece of art.)

Petula said...

I love the Rio Malibu dress... it's beautiful and looks so comfortable. Actually, I like all of the dress. LOL... And the little girl's Koi Pond Jersey Tiered Dress is perfect. I can see both of my daughter's in that.

Petula said...

I friended you on FB. I'm Petula Wright. :-)

Petula said...

I'm following you on Twitter. I'm Petula1968.

CDS said...

Those are great! I'm following your blog---and appreciate your kind words! :) xoxo

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Love the Cape Cod Sunshine Dress!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Sent you a friend request for fB

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Adding your give away to my blog!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I'm a new follower . . . or at least I will be . . . your follower link isn't up but I'll keep trying.

For the Love of a Cottage said...

Fresh Produce is an absolutely beautiful line of clothing. I love the bright, fun colors. And you carry Plus Size, so that is even better!!

Linda said...

Fun giveaway! I love the travel skirt/dress!

Blue Fruit said...

These are such liveable clothes, if there is such a word! But you know what I mean, the kind of favourite clothes that you can simply throw on in the morning, know you look fabulous, and accessorise them up or down according to the mood of the day. And made in the USA? Even better!

Love the Bali collections in those amazing summery colours. But I think my favourite is actually this wrap dress, because it is so effortlessly elegant.

Thank you for your lovely comment, but I am left wondering what Stargazer lilies are? (We either don't have them in Australia, or I haven't seen them {most likely} or perhaps we have another name for them.) They sound like beautiful flowers to carry on an evening's walk in an enchanted garden, while stargazing. Virginia x

YONKS said...

I'm following. Great giveaway!
Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Dianne
YONKS UK

Sasha {Everything Fabulous} said...

thanks for your comment and for your head up on the giveaway!!! Have a fabulous week!

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

Already a follower :-)

I really like the pattern of the Morocco Go To Top. Also like the cute Pearl Starfish Fem top.

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

Already a friend on Facebook.

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

And following you on Twitter now.

Jessie said...

I am your follower. I like the Red Wrap dress. Their outfits look and feel very comfortable! :)

P/S: Come by and enter my giveaway for a chance to win a personalized necklace. Today is the last day to enter! :)

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

You are too cute, Karena! I really like the cape Cod Pockets of Plenty dress... but they are all cute.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I am a follower! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

The CAPE COD SUNSHINE DRESS IS FOR ME!

And thank you, GORGEOUS ONE, for your kind comments on my post!!!! YOU LOOK FABULOUS!!! Anita

Kellie Collis said...

These are fabulous! Lovely dresses! Enjoy the glorious day, Kellie xx

annechovie said...

I love Fresh Produce and also your new hairstyle, Karen. The linen beach pants are my favorite. I am a follower and thanks for the great give-away. Have a wonderful LD wknd. xx

Privet and Holly said...

I love their
dresses! What
a fun giveaway.
You are the giveaway
queen, that is
for sure....and
you look great
in the FP dresses,
Karena!
xx Suzanne

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

You do look lovely in that dress. I love the Baby rib island top and I am a follower of yours.

decorator to the stars said...

LUV YOUR BLOG :) STOP BY & SAY HI GIO

Ceci and Steven said...

Oh wow...I LOVE the "wrap me up" dress hands down! I have been wanting the perfect wrap dress, they're just timeless and awesome, and this one's IT!! I NEED it!! :)

Ceci and Steven said...

Friended you on FB. :) I want this Wrap dress, it's not even funny!!
Ceciaq@gmail.com

About Last Weekend said...

I love the plenty of pockets dress!

La Maison Boheme said...

I like the sail away striped button up shirt - and I love that they have a plus size line. So cool.

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Hi Karena!
I'm a follower! I love the Dreamy Wandering Tunic! Thanks for the chance to win such a lovely gift!
~Lynne
[w/L]

Couture Carrie said...

Cute dresses, darling!
Fab giveaway!

xoxox,
CC

Hello, I'm Laura said...

What I love most about FP is their use of color. It's wonderful that they offer hot climate living color lovers like myself an option other than black.

Love your new profile pic.

Happy Labor Day my friend.

La Petite Gallery said...

very comfortable looking clothes.
That is important to sell for today,

Good luck to them

yvonne

Burlap Luxe said...

Karena you look fabulous in the what I can see part of the dress, the scarf really dresses it up glamour girl!!

You know I follow you and you can count me in.

Thank yopu for your beautiful visit to my place and your comments I treasure :)
xoxo
Dore

Burlap Luxe said...

I can't quite decide what I would get if I were the winner! I just go with the moment and go with what inspires me at that very minute of choosing! :)

Love your new picture, so artsey looking of you :)
xx
Dore

Jane Kilpatrick Schott said...

Nice response to another fabulous Giveaway from Karena!
Yes, we need to change out the pillows to coral....let me see what is in my inventory. We can just swap them out. They would look much better and I can always put those turquoise in a home on the ocean.

Ann said...

That dress looks really good on you ♥

I love that their clothes are so comfy yet looks so chic,
and I also adore the casualness of the clothes and that you can wear them year-round!

Have a wonderful week ahead ♥

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ooh, what a fabulous giveaway, Karena! The Wrap Me Up Dress is gorgeous!

I'm a Follower on Google Friend Connect!

My favorite item is the Convertible Standout Gauze Skirt/Dress - http://freshproduceclothes.com/dresses/standout-gauze-skirt-dress.html . I love it in every color! :)

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Love the dresses. Pretty sure I follow you on facebook but gonna make sure. Love, love your new profile pic. Gorgeous!

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

I love the Me line. The dresses look so comfortable!

Callie Grayson said...

THis dress is perfect for work!!!
I love the malibu dress in oyster. The skirts are perfect for summer beach walking! they look comfortable and are sweet!
xx
callie

Barbara@HausDesign said...

Karena,
Thank you so much for your kind comments about my interview today - that was really nice of you so I just wanted you to know. :) BTW these clothes look so comfy and pretty, too - hard to find that combination! Have a great day...Barbara

Jessie said...

P/S: Come enter my newest giveaway for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate from My Urban Child (BONUS: plus two other websites to choose from).

http://www.mixandchic.com/2011/09/giveaway-my-urban-child.html

Jessie

Honey at 2805 said...

I am a follower!

Honey at 2805 said...

I like the wrap me up dresss! (don't do much sleeveless)

georgia~gigi said...

Hi Karena :) Hope you had a wonderful weekend!
I am a follower :)
I really like the cafe wrap dress in Sunrise!
Great Giveaway!
xo
gi gi

Maria Killam said...

Love that story! and your new pic!
x
Maria

Christine Wallace said...

Hi Karena,
Thank you for stopping by my blog to say hello,and your compliments on my work were so sweet. Love your blog too! Lots of interesting things to read here. Especially the post about the Ten Thousand Villages. Have a beautiful week!!!
Christine

Fifi Flowers said...

YOU look FAB!!!

The Preppy Princess said...

You look beautiful in that dress Karena, just lovely. I adore this brand, and have several tops in the closet by them!

Sending you a smile,
tp

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

I like the wrap cardigan, though, there are many things I thought were cute there. Sign me up for the giveaway!!!

Maureen@CheekyinBlue said...

Love the comfortable cool of cotton!

Ann said...

Hi Karena!

Just popping in to tell you how great you look! And now a model- good for you! You always seem so happy...

Sue Jack said...

Okay...this is too funny....
Did you happen to get my name from Mary Ellen or Jennifer? Maybe from one of their mailing lists? They are good friends with one of my friends in Boulder and I have met both of them. Love their clothes and them, too....very fun entrepreneurial women!
And thank you for the post on my blog....
Sue

Gven said...

This is fabulous! The taste of perfection!

Jules said...

Thanks for the invitation!! I love giveaways and enjoy hosting them myself;)

Fresh Produce is an amazingly comfortable line. I love their maxi dresses!! The Rio Malibu print really caught my eye, its beautiful!! Thanks again,

Xoxo-Julie

www.bellemaison23.com
www.modernchichome.com

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Gorgeous lines!! I loveeeeee that dress on you! Thanks for visiting my blog today! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Sell WoW Accounts said...

that looks so lovely~ :D

My Notting Hill said...

The wrap me up dress is really versatile - my pick too. I've found as I age I can't always get away w/black and that brown and navy blue work best for me. Really like your new profile pic.

Hyphen Interiors said...

I'd probably go for the Malibu Maxi dress. Fun! Great giveaway!

Marlis said...

oooooh what a lovely giveaway! I love their cowlneck top or the hoodie or the fun swirly top (can't remember the name).. thanks for hosting and for dropping in.. xo marlis

Marlis said...

I do think i'm your follower, but it's not on your sidebar to check :-(.. thanks for the chance.. xo marlis

Marlis said...

And I am your facebook friend already.. woohoo.. xo marlis thanks again for the chance!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

I'm a follower. You look great in that dress btw! I love the floral breeze dress. Looks so comfy. Thanks for a chance to win!

Julie said...

Count me in Karena, Fresh Produce's clothing line really looks comfortable. Thanks for hosting this.

Stitchfork said...

Very comfy clothes that look great! Love the tops in cool breeze and peri color! Count me in!
xo Cathy

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Susan Thompson said...

THis dress is perfect for work!!! I love the malibu dress in oyster. The skirts are perfect for summer beach walking! they look comfortable and are sweet! xx callie

Dawn Mann said...

I could live in the Vintage Cowineck top....how fabulous is this top. Terrific style and the neck and extra long sleeves give this top such style. LOVE!

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