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weekend giveaway: love your “assets”

12/02/2011 77 Comments

weekend giveaway: love your “assets”

12/02/2011 77 Comments



bisou bisou sweater dress, Decree utility jacket, and floral ASSETS by Sara Blakely Shaper Tights in Floral c/o jcpenney | Target boots (2009) | sock bun!


Okay ladies, imagine your beloved SPANX and your favorite patterned tights falling in love and having a super-shaper-legwear baby. It has happened, ya’ll. And it’s beautiful. Meet ASSETS® by Sara Blakely — pretty shapewear that flattens your tummy while simultaneously smoothing your thighs and rear, created by the lady who made butts and thighs better all over the world with SPANX.

jcpenney shipped me a pair, and then sent me on a little shopping trip to find a fall outfit to “show off my ASSETS®,” if you will. So I decided to put them to the ultimate test with a snug little sweater dress from bisou bisou — a style I usually wouldn’t dare wear without substantial leggings or skinny jeans underneath. The ASSETS® didn’t disappoint. Not only do they deliver on the shaping promise SPANX is famous for, they’re cute and comfortable, too! And — here’s the best part — available at a lower price point than the original, with prices ranging from $14 to $18.

Want to see for yourself? jcpenney is giving away one pair of ASSETS® by Sara Blakely Shaper Tights in floral to one lucky APP reader! To enter, leave a comment telling me what item of clothing you usually avoid, but may be brave enough to try with a little help from ASSETS®. No international entries, please. You have until Monday night at 11:59PM EAST to enter!


Keira Lennox

I'm a small town lady from the sunshine state with an affinity for bookstores, beauty counters and unfussy style. I spend my days running my flower shop, and my nights blogging about what I love and what I wear. (Or watching Netflix and drinking wine.)

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  • shapewear 12/20/2011 at 12:17 pm

    I am in a wedding in a week and my dress is about an inch from closing. Someone told me to buy Spanx, but will they actually make me smaller so I will fit in my dress?

  • Fatima M 12/08/2011 at 7:01 am

    I avoid wearing short dresses just because i dont want my thunder thighs to peak through! But these seem like my solution!! :)

  • Jessica Zigenis 12/06/2011 at 9:57 am

    Ooooh how fun! I might be persuaded to try on that tight mini skirt for new years eve if all meh thighs were tucked in snug as a bug. You look smokin’ girl.

  • Jeanna 12/05/2011 at 11:38 pm

    I have been wanting to try Assets by Sara Blakely tights for a while now! Clingy sweater dresses make great shapewear a necessity. Like you, I usually avoid them unless I have a really great pair of tights!

  • Katie 12/05/2011 at 9:49 pm

    I usually wear pants to work, but I think I would try pencil skirts more often if I had these!! (Plus, I love the floral print!!)

  • Katie Stewart 12/05/2011 at 6:47 pm

    Mine would definitely be the high-waisted pencil skirts. Cuteas a button, but also about to bust one! Haha Hope I get these and I will go buy myself a pencil skirt! :)

  • Ashley 12/05/2011 at 4:50 pm

    I shy away from the sweater dresses that are super clingy in all the “right” (or wrong, however you look at it!) places.

  • leslie 12/05/2011 at 3:20 pm

    I always avoid clingy materials that are all too unforgiving on any bumps or lumps…with the right shapewear, I just may show off my ASSETS!

  • Judy 12/05/2011 at 1:54 pm

    I recently got a black Liz Claiborne dress from JCP that would look perfect with those floral ASSETS tights. I am thrilled that so many of my fall and summer dresses I can now transition into winter without worrying about pantyhose lines!! Thanks for the tip!!

  • Christina 12/05/2011 at 1:13 pm

    Fitted sweater dresses without a doubt, require a little unseen helper for me. I like my curves, but there is nothing like some nice shapewear to smooth out those ridges.

  • Kate M. 12/05/2011 at 1:02 pm

    I usually avoid clingly maxi dresses or skirts but with a pair of these SPanx tighs I just might have the courage to try and pull it off. Love the way you styled the outfit with the boots!!

  • Annie 12/05/2011 at 8:15 am

    LOVE this jacket over the dress…looks great :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  • Essence Brown 12/04/2011 at 9:49 pm

    Item of clothing I run from: high waisted full skirts! I work in an office where I love to tuck in my tops. But i find that when you tuck in an oxford into a full skirt you can look really heavy on bottom! I would love to wear a pleated skirt and a big oxford tee. (a la diane keaton!) But I NEED the spanx!

  • christina nguyen 12/04/2011 at 9:23 pm

    Love the outfit!!! I always tend to body con dresses! So many girls can rock them, but with them being so short and fitted, my tummy and thighs say no way!

  • Kristen 12/04/2011 at 8:28 pm

    I have this super cute sweater dress I’ve worn ONCE. I didn’t notice how snug it was on me until I got to work and a coworker commented on it. Needless to say, I sat for the rest of the day! :(
    I’d love to show off my ASSETS® in that dress and feel confident while doing so!

  • Davonne Head 12/04/2011 at 8:09 pm

    I usually avoid skirts that are tight. I would love to be able to rock some skirts with those tights!

  • Kristin 12/04/2011 at 4:27 pm

    Tight dresses! Love how they look, but not on me! Spanx might just do the trick, though :-)

  • becky 12/04/2011 at 12:56 pm

    very cute tights! i am with you and would wear them with dress and boots!

  • Kellie 12/03/2011 at 10:55 pm

    I was just eyeing a pair of these tights tonight, but they only had a diamond shape pattern at the store I was at. This floral is adorable! I’d wear them with my ruched, contoured Express dress that I can only wear as a dress (I usually wear it as a shirt) on my skinniest of skinny days. Which are never.

  • Marianne 12/03/2011 at 4:47 pm

    I would wear them under a sweater dress too! Sometimes they hug you in all the wrong places!!

  • Veni, Vidi, Vici 12/03/2011 at 2:51 pm

    I avoid white pencil skirts – very unforgiving!

  • Isabelle T 12/03/2011 at 2:19 pm

    wow those tights look great! I usually avoid wearing tight fitting party dress because I’m always afraid they’ll ride up

  • Franny 12/03/2011 at 1:38 pm

    with these, I would totally be ready to wear a pencil skirt…especially for my madmen party in a few weeks!

  • Sarah 12/03/2011 at 12:09 pm

    Sweater dresses and bodycon dresses!

  • shopfreak 12/03/2011 at 11:57 am

    Maybe I’d try out a bandage dress, on a skinny day..thanks for the chance to win!

  • Shepherd 12/03/2011 at 10:10 am

    a mini skirt

  • Rachel 12/03/2011 at 9:55 am

    I snug dress!

  • Chelsea Brendle 12/03/2011 at 1:42 am

    i love the look of t-shirt dresses and sweater dresses, just not the look of awkward lines underneath them. i have always seen assets at the store and have yet to try them. i will have to do it now!

  • Anonymous 12/03/2011 at 1:41 am

    i love the look of t-shirt dresses and sweater dresses, just not the look of awkward lines underneath them. i have always seen assets at the store and have yet to try them. i will have to do it now!

  • Joanne Mason 12/02/2011 at 11:30 pm

    OMG, love those tights!! I would also try the sweater dress with those tights. I woudn’t dare wear sport one of those dresses without tights, oh heavens!

    You look uber cute btw!

  • Sarah 12/02/2011 at 9:15 pm

    I usually avoid satiny-type skirts and dresses, but I would love to try them with some of these tights. Perfect for upcoming holiday parties!

  • heidi 12/02/2011 at 8:28 pm

    i have a very similar wrap sweater dress that i think i’d feel more comfortable wearing something like this! thanks for the giveaway!!

  • krystynfrye 12/02/2011 at 7:58 pm

    I had no idea those two wonderful things had met and married! Awesome.

  • Kourtney 12/02/2011 at 7:46 pm

    Love the tights! My black pencil skirt would probably look a little better with more support :)

  • Melina 12/02/2011 at 6:37 pm

    I’ve always avoided sweater dresses too so I’d definitely try them out with a pair of these. They’re so cute!

    xx Melina

  • adecolife 12/02/2011 at 5:32 pm

    cute tights! And love your hair style!


  • cora 12/02/2011 at 5:30 pm

    love the look and i LOVE assets (i wore their high waist shorts under my clingy silk wedding gown!). these tights would be awesome for clingy pencil skirts and, yep, sweater dresses.

  • chill air & perfume (@chill_air) 12/02/2011 at 4:41 pm

    I have a few sweater dresses just waiting to be worn! These tights would totally make me brave enough to try them!


  • Jenn 12/02/2011 at 3:50 pm

    I avoid anything with an elastic waistband — just enhances the belly! But I weould definitely give ’em a go with these!

  • Kjar 12/02/2011 at 3:50 pm

    I have a dress for a wedding coming up that I am so nervous to wear! I’m working out and eating right, but I’m not sure if I’ll be completely ready in time…Assets would help smooth the tummy and the “handles”!

  • Ashley Laabs (@alaabs1) 12/02/2011 at 2:50 pm

    I have an adorable white sweater dress I avoid at all costs due to a serious case of the lumpy butts when I wear it without layers of shape wear. This would be AWESOME.


  • Shelbel 12/02/2011 at 2:26 pm

    So cute! I have several tight dresses that could benefit from some serious shapewear.

  • Alex 12/02/2011 at 2:25 pm

    I have a couple of sweater dresses in my closet that I think would look a lot better with the Assets! I’ve been too afraid to wear them because I don’t have shapewear!

  • Erika 12/02/2011 at 2:20 pm

    I usually avoid form fitting skirts. What a lovely idea and so cute!

  • Terri 12/02/2011 at 2:16 pm

    I have always loved Assets. I have a pair of Spanx but they ride up while I’m at work all the time! You probably have learned more about me now than you ever cared to.

  • Janice 12/02/2011 at 2:12 pm

    short skirts and anything that doesn’t cover my butt (lol)

  • Katie 12/02/2011 at 1:47 pm

    I’m with you on the sweater dress. I love sweater dresses, but some rights create bulges that I swear I didn’t have before!

  • bookgeekjenn 12/02/2011 at 1:29 pm

    I’m totally in love with the patterned-tights trend, but I have yet to purchase any. Maybe I was looking for these! I usually avoid sheath dresses or pencil dresses, since A-lines are more forgiving on my thighs. Maybe these tights are just what I need!

  • Ginger Flair 12/02/2011 at 1:25 pm

    Love this outfit, that sweater dress is adorable.

    I would also pair my ASSETS with a sweater dress. I have one in particular that shows is extremely unforgiving, I’d love to wear it with something other than skinnies!


  • Jess 12/02/2011 at 12:18 pm

    I try to stay away from any clingy skirts or dresses, but those tights might change my mind!

  • Gigi Fontenot 12/02/2011 at 12:17 pm

    Love all the ways you have been wearing your new utility jacket!!
    I tend to avoid high waisted skirts because I feel they draw attention to my lower belly which just isn’t as flat, and probably never will be, as I would like. Spanx helps with this but I just can’t bring myself to wear them all day at the office. I would love to have these adorable leggings to help me with this!

  • Colleen S. 12/02/2011 at 12:11 pm

    I would rock a jersey dress while wearing Assets!!

  • violetsandcardamom 12/02/2011 at 12:00 pm

    Love your whole outfit. The colors together are great! I don’t like to wear any tops that cling to my belly.

  • politeandparanoid 12/02/2011 at 11:48 am

    I would definitely try a sweater dress with these tights :)

  • ekmanspartans 12/02/2011 at 11:47 am

    I normally avoid sweater dresses, but those tights just might be the thing to make me feel a bit more courageous. And, they look super cute!

  • Caitlin @ from sea to shining port 12/02/2011 at 11:45 am

    These are so great! I have a short little striped tshirt dress that I actually got tailored so I would wear it more. It fits great, but let’s just say I didn’t wear it on Thanksgiving :) ASSETS would be perfect for this dress with a great pair of boots!

  • Gaby Murata 12/02/2011 at 11:37 am

    I love wearing skirts. All kinds of them! But I refuse to wear them without a faja, a Latin word for gurlde :). Since I’m still fairly young, it’s hard to wear skirts with a faja without having it show. I would love to go faja less one day as they are a pain, especially to get back on with tights… Soooo if the ASSESTS could take care of the faja and tight issues that’d be amazing!

  • Rachel 12/02/2011 at 11:36 am

    tight skirts! so cute, but dont dare wearing them. also agree, sweater dresses!

  • rebecca 12/02/2011 at 11:34 am

    love the tights! i avoid any clingy material! regular tights always give me a fully shape so these would be great!
    rwvanvoorhis at gmail dot com

  • Jessica B 12/02/2011 at 11:29 am

    I just had a baby 4 months ago…needless to say, I don’t have a post celebrity body to show off. I’m loving all the sweater dresses with boots this fall/winter but don’t dare wear them with out some control on my tummy!

  • Joanna L 12/02/2011 at 11:26 am

    I avoid wearing tight pencil skirts cause they just hit me funny and I feel like I’ve got a belly, but these would definitely help!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • CessOviedo 12/02/2011 at 11:08 am

    Oh wow! That body shapes sound the closest to heaven, sounds perfect for the holidays! Loving the printed tights!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  • stephanie (@stephanielongo) 12/02/2011 at 10:55 am

    Love this outfit! I usually avoid anything clingy of form-fitting, like sweater dresses.

  • Tara 12/02/2011 at 10:52 am

    I might try skinny jeans if I won these. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  • Brynn 12/02/2011 at 10:50 am

    Those tights are amazing! I have recently become much more excited about wearing tights (I buy them a size or two up to avoid looking like a snowman) and I’m on the lookout for some floral tights just like those! I usually stay away from sweater dresses – they either cling in the wrong places or look too boxy and make me look shapeless. It’s unfortunate, though, because I LOVE how they look, and they are so cozy!

  • Jen P 12/02/2011 at 10:44 am

    Without a doubt i avoid formfitting jersey knit dress! I see so many in the summer and would love to sport one.

  • Athena 12/02/2011 at 10:43 am

    Love the outfit and the tights. I definitely avoid any type of clingy clothing, but those tights might make me rethink that.

  • Allie 12/02/2011 at 10:38 am

    I LOVE ASSETS! I own two pair! I am the same in not wearing fitted sweater dresses or even a long shirt. They are the perfect way to get that “flat tummy” look and they are comfortable!

  • Amy 12/02/2011 at 10:35 am

    I usually avoid shirt dresses, but I think it would look super with a pair of these; I’d try it.

  • Pamela 12/02/2011 at 10:35 am

    Anything tight around my rear is a no-go. This would be awesome to try!

  • Heather F. Baham (@hfbaham) 12/02/2011 at 10:29 am

    i definitely avoid tight sweater dresses and clingy materials!

  • ruby 12/02/2011 at 10:27 am

    I usually avoid the shorts with tights thing in the winter. In fact, shorts at any time. But i just bought a pair of shorts and I think I might be able to sport them with these tights.

  • Très bien 12/02/2011 at 10:24 am

    I stay away from tight shirts that show my love handles! I hate that! Love the tights!! I would love to see how they work.

  • rebekahgrmela 12/02/2011 at 10:21 am

    I love the tights! Would generally avoid anything silky or clingy… but these might work!

  • Natalie 12/02/2011 at 10:20 am

    Oooh, great print on the tights! I was just trying on sweater dresses yesterday and decided that without some serious shapewear, they just weren’t for me. I may have to reconsider…

  • Lacey 12/02/2011 at 10:18 am

    love this outfit! i avoid clingy materials because they always show lumps and bumps. if these tights promise to make me look bump-free, i’d definitely be willing to try them out!

  • The In-Between 12/02/2011 at 10:18 am

    Love the tights. I usually avoid those tight cotton mini/pencil skirts. But I think with those tights they would be more do-able.

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