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Bras. A pain to find a good supportive one and sure as heck can't go without one. I am very picky when it comes to bras. I love wearing my spring/ summer tops but finding a good strapless bra that would allow me to wear those bare shoulder tops had become a seemingly impossible task. I found a convertible bra at Victoria's Secret that fit great with the straps attached but once I took the straps off it just wasn't happening. So do I give up the tube tops, spaghetti straps, one shoulder, off the shoulder tops from my closet? Nope. I reach for my Exposed Envy decorative bra straps.
Exposed Envy was created and owned by Kelly Carroll. Kelly is a fashion-conscious single mother based in St. Louis, Missouri. It’s her commitment to God, family, community, herself and fellow females which have both inspired and driven her to create Exposed Envy. Kelly knew that strapless bras and tops with shelf bra ('bra' made into the top) both offer little lift, enhancement or shape. That's when she created Exposed Envy. Exposed Envy offers glamorous rhinestone bra straps, beaded bra straps, fun sassy straps, and casual every day bra straps. Thanks to Exposed Envy we can dare to bare the straps and not be tacky about it.
I received the yellow beaded bra straps with silver accents and the pink flower print bra straps. I was afraid that I wouldn't have tops to match the straps that I was sent for review. I sat looking at the yellow beaded straps wondering what I had that would go with these straps. Then I remembered that I have a yellow tube top that I got at Old Navy that I don't wear because it didn't look good with my strapless bra. Thanks to Kelly and Exposed Envy I can wear my Old Navy top this summer in style and confidence. I also found tops to wear with the pink flower print straps as well. The beaded straps are adjustable when you use the clasps on the ends of the straps. If I had a yellow top with one sleeve or strap I thought I could use 1 beaded strap on the bare shoulder and maybe use the other beaded strap as a necklace? I don't know, just a thought I had. The beaded straps are $24. There is a lot of hardware and beads on these. I think the beaded straps are easy to dress up or go casual with. You'll want to make sure to remove the straps from your bra before washing it so you don't mess them up.
The printed bra straps are $7 each or 3 for $18. You have 16 prints to choose from. There are flower prints, stripes, retro prints, camouflage and animal prints. Exposed Envy also offers fabric sparkle bra straps, solid metal bra straps, rhinestone bra straps, crystal gem bra straps and you can also get bra straps and matching bracelet sets soon. You can choose your straps by color, rhinestone or by strap color. Standard shipping is a flat rate $5.
WIN IT! 1 Mama Bee Does reader will win a Printed, Fabric Sparkle or Gem bra strap of their choosing and a $15 gift certificate to use on what ever you choose on the Exposed Envy site.
Mandatory Entry (must be done before any extra entries count): What decorative bra straps would you like from either the printed, fabric sparkle (are reversible) or gem collections? (This will be the straps you receive if you win)
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This giveaway will close March 10, 2011 at 11:59 pm ET. Of the valid entries I will use random.org to choose a winner. The winner will have 48 hrs to respond to the winner notification I send or I will draw another winner. Good luck!
disclaimer: This post was written for Family Review Network & Exposed Envy who provided the complimentary product for review & giveaway in exchange for my honest opinion.