Thursday, October 8, 2009

Giveaway & Review: Annee Matthew Criss Cross Pajama Set CLOSED


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One day while searching blogs for breastfeeding tips and advice, I came across Mommy News and Views.  This blog is part of A Mother's Boutique, a fantastic online store that focuses on helping new mothers breastfeed by providing all of the tools that they need in one convenient location. A Mother’s Boutique carries nursing clothing, bras and accessories from a wide variety of quality and fashionable designers.

One of those designers is Annee Matthew.  Annee Matthew is a popular brand with mothers in Australia, Singapore and the U.K. Her original designs make for stylish and comfortable clothes that provide a dual function: maternity pieces adapt after birth to allow for discrete nursing later.  A Mother's Boutique is the exclusive US distributor Annee Matthew.

As a nursing mother, I have found it difficult to find comfortable and functional clothing for nursing or pumping at the office.   The first challenge was in finding tops that I did not need to expose my post baby belly every time I nursed or pumped.  Even at home, having my belly hanging out there made me self conscious.  My daughter is currently 8 1/2 months and still gets up at least twice during the night for feedings.  This led me to my second dilemma, finding comfortable pajamas that I could wear during the night feeding while staying warm.


Judy, the founder/owner of A Mother's Boutique offered to send me the Criss Cross pajama set from Annee Matthew's new fall line to review (Don't they look absolutely fabulous!).  They are just as comfortable as they look.  The top has a criss cross design that makes breastfeeding easy.  To breastfeed your baby you simply pulling aside the criss-cross layers.  They are even great for expectant mothers.  The elastic waistband has plenty of "belly" room.



I was a little confused about the top at first.  I am sure that was a result of my sleep deprived state but I quickly got the hang of how to easily separate the criss cross design and nurse my baby in the dark.   Since the pants are designed to work for both expectant mothers and post pregnancy, they are a little baggy on me.   The top fit perfectly.  It would be great if they sold them as separates so that you could mix and match sizes to fit your individual needs.  My only other suggestion would be to make the pants drawstring rather than elastic.  Other than that, I found these to be one of the most comfortable pair of pajamas I have owned.  They held up great in the wash and I did not notice any fading of colors.

October is Blogiversary month over at Mommy News Blog.  Be sure to visit every day for great giveaways and guest posters.

Buy it: You can purchase the Criss Cross nursing pajamas at A Mother's Boutique for $69.00

Discount: A Mother's Boutique is generously offering readers of Over Thirty Mommy a discount of $5.00 off any $50 purchase.  Use code Over30

WIN IT!!!:  One lucky Over Thirty Mommy reader will win their very own pair of Annee Matthew Criss Cross pajamas (winner's choice of color and size!)

Limitations:
This giveaway is open to U.S. addresses only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. If you enter anonymously and do not include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing.

How To Enter
Mandatory entry: Please visit A Mother's Boutique, come back and leave a comment about which item is your favorite

You must complete the mandatory entry before doing any extra entries.

Extra Entries

1 entry -   Go to Mommy News Blog, grab the Blogiversary button and post it on your site (put link in 
comment) 

1 entry - Enter any of the Blogiversary contests. (One bonus entry for each contest entered, up to 3). Leave 

comment with which contest entered.

1 entry -   Follow Over Thirty Mommy publicly (join followers on right-hand sidebar)

1 entry -   Subscribe to Over Thirty Mommy via Reader or email.



1 entry - For non-bloggers: email 5 friends about the review and giveaway (cc me over30mommy@gmail.com)


1 entry - Add this blog to your Technorati Favorites. Then leave a comment telling me you did so and under what username.  Add to Technorati Favorites
 
2 entries - Grab my Blog Button and add it to your blog (let me know in your comment where I can find it)

2 entries - Post a blog about the giveaway on your site and link back to A Mother's Boutique and Over Thirty Mommy. (leave a link to your post in comment)

Please leave a separate comment for each entry. Please leave a valid email address for winning notification purposes or make sure your blogger profile is public. Good luck!



Winner will be chosen via Random Drawing.  Winners that I am unable to contact or who does not claim their prize within 72 hours of being sent their winning email notification will forfeit their prize.


Giveaway ends midnight PST on 10/31.



**Disclaimer: I was not paid in any form of cash for this posting.  I did receive product or services to keep for my testing purposes. This is solely the opinion of Over Thirty Mommy. Other people may have different experiences with the product.**

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107 comments:

marvelousjes said...

My favorite item at A Mother's Boutique is the Bamboo Rouche Top!

Momma Lyngheim said...

I think my favorite item is going to be the pj's that you have pictured on your blog, they look super comfy and like they would be very helpful during those night feedings.

jlmk said...

I like the Elena cap sleeve dress. So simple, yet stylish.

Ms. Autumn said...

the belly belt combo is great!

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blabla3269 said...

I love the v neck lounge wear

Heather said...

I like the hands-free pumping bra.

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EmmettFerret said...

I like the Pashmina Scarf, Checkers Collection. Something about checks that makes a gal feel smaller! :)

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Anonymous said...

Wow. The PJ's are awesome looking. You are right it is so hard to find good fitting, practical nursing Pj's and loungewear. I just love the 3pc and 5pc sets too!!

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Christina Hidek said...

I like the organic nursing bra.

Nad said...

I like the The Emily Chemise Dress!

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Meredith said...

Blomst nursing cover is too cute1

Jet'set said...

I really liked sooo many of their nursing tops! Especially the Nursing Bra Tank Long Sleeves
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AshleeWith2Es said...

My favorite item is The Organic Easy Bra in black

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I like the The Organic Sleepy Dress!

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Marina said...

I love the marcela wrap top

tanya904 said...

I really love the Whimsy Reversible Sling
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love the V neck lounge wear shirts
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Michelle @ Women Who Win said...

In LOVE with the The Cabo Top!!! Sexy + functional! --Michelle, blogattoday[-at]gmaildotcom

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Shelly T. said...

Love the Bamboo Rouche Top in black!

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Angela said...

I like the Uganda Top.

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Missesprincess said...

The Uganda Top is one of my most fave items...in midnight!

~ Cee ~ said...

Oh my goodness - I am so in love with the Guava Skirt. Beautiful style and GORGEOUS color!

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Ang R. said...

I like the Stripe Henley Nursing Tee

wendy said...

I like the capri yoga pants.

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Erica G said...

I like the Tara Maternity & Nursing Dress. Thanks!

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wigget said...

i like the goddess top in fresh blue

Anissa said...

I like the Giselle dress.

Megan said...

I like the Belly Band with Lace.

dotcomkari said...

I love the Wrap Top for nursing! :) sooo cute

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Charlene said...

I am crazy about the Out on the Town Brown - 4 in one Nursing Shawl!

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Connie said...

The Buttoned Hoodie looks great.

chint76 said...

The pj's in general looks super comfy but I would probably choose the 4 pc Maternity & Nursing Pajama Set after the giveaway item.
thanks for the chance

chint76 said...

I am also an email subscriber

texaslady22 said...

I really like the belly belt combo!

jnmacdonald said...

I like the lacey MJ.

Maura said...

These clothes are all so stylish and comfy looking (a great combo!), but I think my favorite is the Bamboo Rouche Top.
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Julie said...

ella blousant blouse is pretty

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Marie said...

I like the 'I Make Milk' Retro Tee, Long Sleeves.

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Angela said...

Their black Yoga Pants look so comfy! And I love that it says that you can wear them not only during pregnancy, but also for when you're trying to lose your tummy those first couple weeks after. I need something comfortable like that!

jakiesmom said...

i like the lacey mj pj's

soon to be MRS. K said...

I love the Renee Ruche Dress in expresso! Thanks for a great giveaway!

Jen said...

The bamboo rouche top looks lovely!

Lindsay said...

I love the Uganda Top!

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Dee said...

I have NO nursing shirts so I LOVE the Bamboo d&a Nursing Mock Neck!

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I'm a new follower!

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entered their nursing bra tank giveaway

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Katie said...

I love the Maternity & Nursing Activewear/Loungewear, 3 piece set! It is so hard to find comfortable AND stylish workout gear to wear when you are nursing.

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I love the Valencia Dress!
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bettycd said...

Love the The Uganda Top. So many items that are practical and look so comfy

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mommietj said...

I just love the East Meets West Cocoon Chic dress!!!

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Jodi Faye said...

I like the Simply Posh nursing reminder straps.

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chazvgo said...

I love the Chocolat Nursing Cover :)

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melanie said...

My favorite item is the Elena cap sleeve dress!



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Happi Shopr said...

I like the Bamboo Rouche Top. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

The Layered Loungewear looks so comfy.

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Angela G said...

I like the Obi Nursing Top.
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reyes13 said...

Two-tone cardigan nursing top looks amazing!

Aisling said...

I really like the Classic Kora Maternity & Nursing Dress in Olive.

skicat said...

these are cute

Meet the Browns said...

I like the Nightgown with Lace :)

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i like the Bamboo Rouche Top

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My favorite item at A Mother's Boutique is the Bamboo Rouche Top!

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i really like the button hoodie.
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Gianna said...

I'm currently nursing twins..
My favorite is the 5 pc Maternity & Nursing Pajama Set in M :)

liliesrnice said...

I like the Cabo top!

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