Splendid Clothing and LaLOOP Reviews and Giveaway

by Jennifer Donovan

This is a guest review by 5 Minutes for Books columnist Jennifer Donovan.

Amanda, Kyle, and I had the opportunity to check out some cool product lines. Read on and make sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post. I am sure that you are not going to see us on the runways of Paris or New York anytime soon, and I think that we definitely need to get a professional photographer first, but we had a lot of fun feeling like we were a part of the Hollywood elite!

When I’m out and about with kids, there is a lot of stuff to keep up with: sippy cups, snacks, my purse, a stroller–and that’s just the beginning. When I was asked to try out the Sport LOOP from La LOOP (and to give away two of them), honestly, my first thoughts were, “It would be nice to keep up with my sunglasses, but do I need a special product? I can wear them on my head or put them on my shirt when I don’t have them on. Who cares if Heidi Klum wears one?”

But on a recent family outing, I wore the Sport LOOP all day long. I loved it! The sunglasses always stayed securely in the loop, even when bending down and taking care of Kyle. The rolled necklace stretches over your head and is very comfortable. I hardly noticed I was wearing anything, and then when I needed my sunglasses, I didn’t have to dig in my purse to find them. When I took them off, I didn’t later wonder where I put them, because it was so easy to just put them in the loop.

If you want something more stylish and less sporty, you should check out the La LOOP collection.

It all began when entrepreneurs Debbie Zoullas and Elizabeth Faraut envisioned the concept of high-end jewelry with a purpose. Following this inspiration, they designed the world’s first necklace created specifically to hold eyewear, an invention they named La LOOP. The debut of this chic, and most importantly convenient accessory marked the introduction of an entirely new category in the luxury marketplace – functional jewelry.

Since its launch, many have tried to copy the La LOOP concept. However, no one comes close to capturing the brand’s functionality as La LOOP’s design features a patented hinge. Known as the LOOP, this hinge uses 360-degree swivel technology to ensure that glasses stay safe and in place, without bending, twisting or falling to the floor. These LOOPS sit at the bottom of stunning, stylish and modern necklace designs that are made with a variety of high-end materials including leather, precious metals, coral, turquoise and gemstones. These designs are updated seasonally, reflecting and complementing current fashion trends just like every accessory does.

Amanda and Kyle were able to try out some of the summer collection from Ella Moss. The dark green is from Ella Girl and the peach and white stripe is from Splendid Girl. Kyle is sporting some shorts from Splendid Littles (and hamming it up as you can see).

What I like about these quality clothes are that they are very stylish. Amanda wore her top to the movies with some skinny capri jeans, and she looked much nicer than if she had just worn a T-shirt and some shorts. They are also made for comfort. The cotton knit is thick and soft. There is an adult collection as well, and I think that the merging of style with comfort is a perfect plan for moms who are generally out with our kids, and therefore don’t want to wear anything that is not easy-care. Both collections can be found at many online stores as well as at Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, and Saks 5th Avenue. You can view and purchase the Splendid collection for women right at their site.

If you would like to win one of two SportLOOPS, valued at $20, please leave a comment here. It can ship to United States or Canada. We will draw a winner on Friday, August 24.



Email Author    |    Website About Jennifer Donovan

Jennifer Donovan has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom team since 2007. She writes product reviews, covers events, and manages the 5 Minutes for Books weekly column and website. She lives in Houston and blogs at Snapshot about life with her family.

View all articles by

{ 90 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Bev August 19, 2007 at 12:59 am

I would love to win one!

Reply

2 jenna August 19, 2007 at 12:59 am

So cool! What a great idea. I wish I had thought of this. Enter me!

Reply

3 Lori - Queen of Dirty Laundry August 19, 2007 at 1:19 am

Since my sunglasses never will stay up on my head, I could definitely use one of these!

Reply

4 ukrainiac August 19, 2007 at 2:43 am

Surely this would work for reading glasses as well! What a great idea!

Reply

5 kelli August 19, 2007 at 2:43 am

I’m going on a limb here to say my head is not shaped to keep a pair of sunglasses up, and my *ahem* cleavage won’t give up space for me to throw them on my tshirt.

So, I’m basically a sunglass fashion emergency.

Seriously. I need this. :)

Reply

6 @nnaliza August 19, 2007 at 2:55 am

ooooo! those are neat!

Reply

7 Anastasia August 19, 2007 at 4:11 am

I’m in too :)

Reply

8 Laura Elorza August 19, 2007 at 4:27 am

Wow! I so need this product. I am a sunglass wearing fool, I tell you. I have to wear them because my eyes are so sensitive to light.
I am always putting them on my head and of course they fall off when I bend down to do something plus they lose their shape by doing this also.
If I wasn’t so big chested they would fit on my shirt, but I hate to draw more eyes their if ya know what I mean. Please enter me in this contest.
Thanks!

Reply

9 Kari C August 19, 2007 at 5:41 am

This is an incredible idea……..I hate putting my sunglasses on my head for two reasons, mostly because it always gets tangled in my hair. And I hate that it loosens the frames and won’t fit properly. Love the styles….

Reply

10 Michelle August 19, 2007 at 6:34 am

Sure. I would love to be entered to win one.

Reply

11 Adventures In Babywearing August 19, 2007 at 6:58 am

Oh, please enter me! Thank you! I’ll get this linked up at my contest page as well…

Steph

Reply

12 emily August 19, 2007 at 7:23 am

These look very convenient – I’d love to have one.

Reply

13 KimmyL August 19, 2007 at 9:07 am

I would love to enter to win. Thanks

Reply

14 Monkey Giggles August 19, 2007 at 9:13 am

What a great idea. Please enter me.

Reply

15 dawn August 19, 2007 at 9:16 am

I would love to win this for my beautiful grandkids!

Reply

16 Tessa August 19, 2007 at 9:18 am

I always loose my sunglasses. Maybe I could keep better track with this La Loop. Thanks

Reply

17 Jenny August 19, 2007 at 9:26 am

This is such a great idea. Count me in!

Reply

18 ~Lana B.~ August 19, 2007 at 9:35 am

Count me in…always looking for a way to keep my expensive sunglasses off the floor!
Thanks so much!
~Lana B.~

Reply

19 Ashley August 19, 2007 at 10:29 am

I’d like one

Reply

20 Taowyn August 19, 2007 at 10:49 am

The pearl nugget one would be fashionable to wear to work.

Reply

21 Michele August 19, 2007 at 10:52 am

Please enter me!

Reply

22 Kristine August 19, 2007 at 10:59 am

How handy! I would love to win one of those.

Reply

23 Jenny August 19, 2007 at 11:21 am

I love this!

Reply

24 Jenn in AZ August 19, 2007 at 11:35 am

This sounds wonderful! I am always losing sunglasses…at the store, at home, in the car. This would be a tremendous benefit! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

Reply

25 Mama Zen August 19, 2007 at 11:51 am

Great idea!

Reply

26 Jill H. August 19, 2007 at 11:52 am

Now why didn’t I think of this? I’m always digging for my sunglasses.

Reply

27 Richelle F August 19, 2007 at 12:07 pm

Sounds fun! Count me in!

Reply

28 robin August 19, 2007 at 1:20 pm

These are lovely! I’d love to win one. Thanks!

Reply

29 Elaine August 19, 2007 at 2:30 pm

I’ll give it a try. -e.

Reply

30 Ginny August 19, 2007 at 2:46 pm

Cool, enter me!

Reply

31 Briggie August 19, 2007 at 3:33 pm

I always have trouble with my sunglasses, this looks awesome, count me in please!

Reply

32 Laura August 19, 2007 at 3:36 pm

Count me in please! Thanks!

Reply

33 Jen in MS August 19, 2007 at 3:37 pm

So cool! Please count me in!

Reply

34 Karen August 19, 2007 at 4:27 pm

This would be such a great help, count me in:-)

Reply

35 Jennifer August 19, 2007 at 4:54 pm

what a great idea! I’d love one!

Reply

36 Jennifer M. August 19, 2007 at 5:25 pm

This would come in so handy!

Reply

37 Nancy August 19, 2007 at 5:29 pm

I’ve only recently started wearing ‘reading’ glasses, so having something so pretty to keep them around my neck, might make me wear them more often!
Thanks for the chance to win.

Reply

38 Saph -Walk With Me August 19, 2007 at 5:33 pm

Very cool product!! Please count me in!

Reply

39 Jessica August 19, 2007 at 5:42 pm

I need this, my glasses always get stuck in my hair and mess it up…

Reply

40 Cole's Mama August 19, 2007 at 6:18 pm

How practical! Sign me up!

Reply

41 Stacey August 19, 2007 at 6:29 pm

Perfect idea!

Reply

42 Tiffany August 19, 2007 at 6:31 pm

Looks great!

Reply

43 Kim August 19, 2007 at 6:52 pm

Enter me please..

Reply

44 lorinda August 19, 2007 at 7:28 pm

My glasses are constantly falling off my head or my shirt. I’d love to be entered to win La LOOP! Thanks!

Reply

45 Tina August 19, 2007 at 8:03 pm

Please, please, please!!!

Reply

46 Fiddledeedee (It Coulda Been Worse) August 19, 2007 at 8:56 pm

Throw me in the hopper!

Reply

47 Laura August 19, 2007 at 9:24 pm

Oh gosh I love this product idea…fantastic! I often try to stick them in my shirt and they fall out which is so annoying. LOVE it, I so hope I win.

Laura

Reply

48 tammy b August 19, 2007 at 9:27 pm

at 41 i just got my 1st pair of readers so i need one!
tammy b

Reply

49 mommyzing August 19, 2007 at 10:43 pm

Hook me up! I live in Charleston and it is Africa hot here….my sunglasses are my staple and I would love love love to win!

Reply

50 Andrea August 19, 2007 at 10:52 pm

Awesome!! Please enter me too! :)

Reply

51 Linda SS August 19, 2007 at 11:46 pm

Awesome idea…Please count me in:)

Reply

52 Casual Friday Everyday August 20, 2007 at 12:14 am

Please enter me :)

Reply

53 The Pumkin Patch August 20, 2007 at 12:58 am

Count me in please!

Reply

54 Megan August 20, 2007 at 1:19 am

What a fabulous idea. This is a must have- enter me in!

Reply

55 Christina August 20, 2007 at 3:49 am

I think my son would like this.

Reply

56 Melissa August 20, 2007 at 6:57 am

That looks so cool! Please enter me in the drawing.

Reply

57 Deborah August 20, 2007 at 8:13 am

How GREAT!!

Reply

58 Tracy August 20, 2007 at 8:39 am

I’m always losing my sunglassess/glasses when i switch between the 2. This seems like a great solution.

Reply

59 Tammy August 20, 2007 at 8:45 am

Looks like a fun accessory and something I could use! Count me in for the drawing!

Tammy

Reply

60 Stacey August 20, 2007 at 8:47 am

Please enter me!

Reply

61 mama k August 20, 2007 at 9:20 am

Enter me please!

Reply

62 Sandy M August 20, 2007 at 9:22 am

How neat! I’d like to win that.

Reply

63 CPA Mom and Soccer Mom Angela August 20, 2007 at 9:27 am

What a great idea! I’m forever bending over and losing my sunglasses.

Reply

64 Ruth :) August 20, 2007 at 10:40 am

FUN FUN stuff!!!! :)

Sign us up!

:)

Reply

65 Jodi August 20, 2007 at 11:28 am

I could use this, I can never find my sunglasses!

Reply

66 corinne August 20, 2007 at 11:31 am

Count me in for the SportLoop giveaway. Fun idea!

Reply

67 tanyetta August 20, 2007 at 11:48 am

please enter my name! for the sporloop thank you :)

Reply

68 Karmyn R August 20, 2007 at 12:47 pm

I can see the advantage of wearing one – especially when someplace where you go in and out all day long (like Disneyland)….

Reply

69 Maza Mom August 20, 2007 at 1:15 pm

This would be very handy on day trips or vacations. I would love one of these. Especially for my husband who sometimes can’t find his sunglasses.

Reply

70 Myrna August 20, 2007 at 2:38 pm

Would love to win.

Reply

71 Caryn August 20, 2007 at 2:38 pm

Please enter me!!!

Reply

72 JewelsHud August 20, 2007 at 3:47 pm

I would love to win a LaLoop!! :)

Reply

73 Jody August 20, 2007 at 3:50 pm

CooL! I would love to win one!

Reply

74 kelli August 20, 2007 at 4:22 pm

I would love this. Thanks

Reply

75 Angela August 20, 2007 at 4:44 pm

This is great!

Reply

76 Jeanine Baechtold August 20, 2007 at 11:04 pm

Would love one! Thanks for sponsoring the contest!

Reply

77 Amanda August 20, 2007 at 11:26 pm

I could so use one of thse!

Reply

78 Tami August 21, 2007 at 7:12 am

Thanks for the chance to win!!

Reply

79 Brittany August 21, 2007 at 10:47 am

Very cute! Thank you for great giveaways!

Reply

80 Jo August 21, 2007 at 2:30 pm

Please enter me in your contest as well. Their stuff is CUTE!!

Reply

81 Donna August 21, 2007 at 7:31 pm

Looks neat!

Reply

82 Angela August 21, 2007 at 9:01 pm

Sounds great. I would love to win one.

Reply

83 Jessica August 22, 2007 at 12:50 am

I finally can plan on not losing my sunglasses!

Reply

84 Fruitbearer August 22, 2007 at 1:02 am

Please count me in. Thanks!

Reply

85 Juliet A August 22, 2007 at 1:02 pm

What a fantastic idea! I’m losing my glasses all the time – this would be a great thing to have.

Reply

86 Doreen August 23, 2007 at 3:23 pm

Sounds great, would love to win!

Reply

87 Rach August 24, 2007 at 10:32 am

Cool concept! I’d love one!

Reply

88 Christelle August 25, 2007 at 11:35 am

I’m not sure if you’ve already done the give-away, but if not, I’d love to be a winner :0)

Reply

89 Pauline Burns August 28, 2007 at 8:28 pm

Wonderful idea! I would love to win this!!!

Reply

90 Kathryn Gutierrez August 31, 2007 at 10:05 pm

this is great

Reply

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: