Sunrays and Spanx

Dress c/o Mikarose | Necklace c/o Cheerfully Charmed | Shoes: Target (similar) | Bracelets: Derng, JEWELIQ

So yea, I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to discover Spanx (or just shapewear in general) but I am SO glad I did.  I have to say, I am still not really happy with the way my post baby belly is right now and it might just have to get off my bum and get to the gym for it to really go away.  🙁  *sigh*  I’m really not a huge of working out but I know I must do it for my health and to set a good example for my kids as they grow older.  But in the interim, Spanx is my friend and will be for quite some time.  It kind of hides all of the jiggles and rolls, because I know you don’t want to see that on this blog.  If you don’t have any shapewear, you need to get a pair right now, especially if you have any more form fitting dresses and clothes that you want to wear.

This purple beauty was sent to me by Mikarose.  I love the color, simplicity, style and especially the little ruffle detail at the bottom.  It definitely fits like a glove but I’m OK with it thanks to Spanx (like my rhyme there?).  I love pairing purple with yellow and adding in some grey as a neutral.  The sunray necklace really adds a pop of color and cheeriness to this outfit, don’t ya think?  The answer is yes.

P.S. Have you entered the GIVEAWAY to win $50 credit to Mikarose yet?  You could get this dress and be my twin!

Do you own any shapewear?  What style/brand do you like to wear?


  1. August 11, 2012 / 11:30 pm

    Shapewear is my best friend.. actually I don’t wear as much as I should anymore. I swear it slims you down even just by looking at it. You look so pretty in these pictures. Love those bracelets of yours.

    xx Jenee C.

  2. August 12, 2012 / 12:04 am

    The title of this post makes me laugh! Love it, haha. I’ve totally been meaning to get some Spanx for a while now, but haven’t gotten around to it yet. I really should though!

    Oh, and the necklace is adorable!

    Et tu, tutu?

  3. August 12, 2012 / 12:31 am

    LOVE this look! Especially like that the colors in the necklace match your shoes. AND, that you have a sense of realness and humor!

    Let’s follow each other!

    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:

  4. August 12, 2012 / 1:07 am

    Oddly enough, I do own one shapewear and its a Japanese brand. I’m afraid I don’t remember the brand, but you wear it as leggings(?). It basically has fibers in it that rubs against your skin that supposedly shapes (or trims excess fat?) your legs.

    I’ve got to say, it’s been working. I will also admit to the anti-gym thing and the worst part about it is that I have a gym membership.

    First thing tomorrow I’m heading off to the gym!

    Love your dress!

  5. August 12, 2012 / 1:22 am

    I never really like this kind of dull purple as it make me feeling dull but you made them looked great!! I like you paired it with pop of yellow and definitely this is the example outfit for me going out for date or church.Thanks for making me change my mind of this purple.


  6. August 12, 2012 / 2:30 am

    I’ve never worn any type of shapewear, but I’m kind of curious. And I always thought you look amazing after having had a baby!

    Hope you’re having a fun weekend! ;D

  7. August 12, 2012 / 7:39 am

    Oh My!!! I LOVE that necklace! How fun!

  8. August 12, 2012 / 9:27 am

    You look really fabulous in that dress! I LOVE the colour on you! I’m a huge fan of shapewear. I wear it all the time under snug fitting dresses. I have one pair of Spanx, but I usually buy ones that are on sale at department stores. I don’t have a favourite brand, but I find they all work pretty much the same.

    xo Jenny

  9. August 12, 2012 / 9:35 am

    Love shapewear! You look beautiful & loving your necklace!

  10. August 12, 2012 / 1:12 pm

    I love Spanx too, they are a girls best friend. 🙂 YOu look so lovely, the color of your dress is gorgeous on you. And the necklace is the perfect touch.

  11. August 12, 2012 / 2:19 pm

    love the necklace. and girl, you look good with or without the spanx.

  12. August 12, 2012 / 9:57 pm

    Beautiful necklace and the dress looks great on you!

  13. August 13, 2012 / 6:48 am

    Ha! I love spanx! It smooths everything out lol– & you look gorgeous!

  14. August 13, 2012 / 9:12 am

    I really need to try out some shapewear. I’d like a way to keep my curves under control.

  15. August 13, 2012 / 2:18 pm

    Beautiful color and fit. The feminine details are really special and I love that necklace! I don’t wear shapewear only because I don’t want to wear another layer. I already hate wearing camis because of low necklines, etc. I’d be too hot wearing another layer! I feel warmer all around after having J.

  16. August 13, 2012 / 6:44 pm

    Ah Spanx. God’s gift.


  17. August 13, 2012 / 7:06 pm

    i always say that when i’m pregnant, i’m putting spanx on my registry for afterwards! 😉

  18. August 13, 2012 / 7:44 pm

    Love everything about this outfit. And yes i do shapwear but not much lately. These days I trybto wear the right outfits to hide my flaws. This what I try to achieve on my blog. Shapewear gets uncomfortable for me. I put it on and it’s off again before I leave the house.
    K at

  19. August 13, 2012 / 9:51 pm

    What a beautiful dress, Sandy! I just LOVE the color and that necklace is ADORABLE! WOW, If you haven’t told us that you were wearing shape wear, I could never tell! You look really elegant and the dress fit is perfect on you!


  20. oomph.
    August 14, 2012 / 1:47 am

    I became friends with spanx post-babies, too. I have a skirt one, but really want a shorts one so I don’t feel as restricted!


  21. August 14, 2012 / 5:21 pm

    What a coincidence! I just bought my first pair of Spanx today. My post-baby belly needs some help for that sexy new dress I’m wearing to a friend’s wedding next week.

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