• Every time I attend event like @theprevailingwoman Conf, and share it in my stories, I get dozens of... I should have went. What’s keeping you from going? Are you scared? Too shy (or introverted 😒) ? Money? I’m addressing all of this and how to get the most out of a women’s empowerment event. Link in profile. #sheprevails
  • Supermom vibes in the carpool line! The schools are getting all this @supermomculture Magic this school year! Thank you guys for all the support! Hats are almost sold out! Beanies & bags are gone 🙅🏾‍♀️. They will be restocked later this fall. Link in profile #supermom 📷 @kaynjames
  • Didn’t I just have Harper?! Geez! My baby’s 1st day of PreK 3 (yes, she’s 3!) was today and she basically acts like she runs the school. I think she was happy to have time away from mommy after the long summer. It was nice to have a few hours to myself. Now need to sit down and plan out all this time I have available (3.5 hrs) 😩. Mr swears the girls are gone 8 hrs a day and have so much free time 😒. #firstdayofschool
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  • Why play outside when you can have @townctratcobb as your playground? #ad We recently enjoyed a family fun day of playing and shopping at Town Center at Cobb, then dinner and a drink in a cool light bulb container. Town Center at Cobb has great kid-friendly events and special offers for Family program members. To sign up for the family program for FREE and join the fun visit https://family.simon.com. #foundatsimon #JoinTheFamilyFun #familyfunatsimon
  • Came back from an amazing weekend in Durham, NC at the @theprevailingwoman conf back to Supermom mode. @letoyaluckett snatched all the edges when she said “If you are not kind to yourself, why would you expect someone else to treat us better than we treat ourselves?” My biggest takeaway is that I need to take care of myself so I can continue to be a supermom.  Gray tees and jean hats available now (bags are sold out)! Link in profile. #supermom #supermomculture
  • Sent my baby off to 4th grade this morning. She decided to wear a top she already had and she picked this hair style. She’s also excited to have a black woman teacher and principal. I was so hype that my little brown girl (only one in her grade) will get to see someone that looks like every day during her education journey. #firstdayofschool #blackgirlmagic #atlbraids #targetstyle
  • I’m having an amazing time @sheprevailsconference by @theprevailingwoman. If you watch my stories you will see them in action 💃🏾. I talked about the balancing act on a panel with @_kayalex_ & @themillennialmamma. The consensus is there is no balance.  I’ll get deeper in to that in a post later because I think we can all relate to that.  Thanks to @suakokobetty I was looking super fly in my kimono and matching shorts. My shoes are like 10 years old 😩. #sheprevails #prevailingwoman
  • The final days of summer! #AD We recently had a family fun day at @townctratcobb. Growing up, my mom and I would go to the mall every Saturday.  It was always an adventure.  Now, Town Center at Cobb is filled with family fun activities and of course, great shopping!  Beat the heat and enjoy a fun family day. Town Center at Cobb has great kid-friendly events and special offers for Family program members. To sign up for the family program for FREE and join the fun visit https://family.simon.com #foundatsimon #jointhefamilyfun #familyfunatsimon
  • I’m ready for #backtoschool! New merch available for @supermomculture today! I call this my Momiana hoodie in neon green! I also have baseball caps, beanies, gray tees and sweats! Carpool will never be the same! Link in profile! #supermom #supermomculture 📷 @kaynjames
  • Did you know I had sisters?  Here are my two older sisters (far left and far right), my niece and my beautiful mom. I don’t think I talk about my sisters enough since people assume I don’t have any. I also have an older brother but he’s 😜. I’m the baby. We definitely don’t agree on a lot of things but when you mess with one of us, you’ll get the wrath from all of us. My #rideordies #nationalsisterday
Mama Solutions Mamanista Shapewear Vedette

Vedette Shapewear Review: Before + After

July 9, 2012

There is no secret that I am a huge fan of shapewear!  Even before I became a mom.  I figure why limit myself to what I can and can not wear if all I need is little under garment to make the difference!

I was selected by Vedette Shapewear to be one of the first Moms to review a few pieces for the V-Shape series!  Lawd knows they picked the right person!  Check me out as I go from Flab to Fab!

The first one I tried was the Aimee by Vedette.  The Aimee is listed under Medium control and has a built in bra.  I struggled to get it on and had to get a little assistance from Mister!  But the results were worth the struggle!  I was surprised on how comfortable it was!  I love that it can be worn as a top.  The Aimee is super sexy with a skirt or jeans.  I would make sure to add a jacket.  
Do yall see this itty bitty waist???!!!!  Yall can’t tell me nothing!
Here is what the whole piece looks like.
Did I tell yall I have a condition?  I suffer from severe muffin top syndrome!  It is a condition in which your waist takes the from of a “Muffin” over your jeans!  I have this condition in several of my jeans!  It got worse after having Peyton.  I keep saying I am going to work out and lose 5 pounds to cure it.  Hasn’t happened yet.  That is why I don’t wear tight shirts!  
Because I love yall, I just put it all out there!  Here are my Vedette the Before and After!  

Picture on the left may or may not be me is just SAD!  The picture on the right is the new me!  Looks like I lost 10 lbs!  I mean, you can see for yourself.  My boobs are higher, longer waist, and no muffin!

I am wearing the Francesca from the Sensuale Collection!  Isn’t it gorge!  This body suit is in firm control category, which means it has the most support.  Let just say Mister and I had a small wrestling match to get it on and off but well worth it…*wink*
To my fellow moms, no need to hold ourselves back from wearing belts, tucking in our shirts and wearing fitted dresses because we are still holding on to that pooch!  Vedette is a quick fix to solve these now minor issues!   
What do you think of my results?  Do you wear shapewear?  Guess what???  Vedette well be giving a shapewear item to a few lucky Baby Shopaholic readers!  Yes I said a FEW!  Click HERE for Giveaway 

Disclosure:  I was not compensated for this post.  I was given two pieces of shapewear from Vedette to try.  Opinions are my own. 

  • LA Lynn's
    July 9, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Wooohooo to the giveaway… Can’t wait to hear more about it!!!! LOL @ Muffin Top!!!!! Welp, you rocked that shape wear; my biggest threat is not being able to breath in them. Thanks for such an awesome review!

  • Rose's Daughter
    July 9, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Lol to the muffin top! My main problem with shapewear has always been getting it on and off!!

  • Rhonda
    July 9, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    I have highly severe muffin top and the condition has worsened! Great review! I had never heard of Vedette! Need that giveaway soon!

  • Style & Poise
    July 9, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Oh I may need to invest in one of those….lol!


  • Mrs HoneyBun
    July 9, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Now this Is the shape wear I need right now!

  • CurlyHead
    July 9, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Looks good! I rock Spanx here and there and some other control camis but this is def worth a try!

  • Mama Violet
    July 9, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    I want one of those!

  • ari
    July 9, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    WOW! That definitely made a difference (even though you always look fab anyway)! I will for sure be entering that giveaway!

  • Mrs. Collins
    July 9, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Where do I sign up!!!

  • Chicago Mom (Heather)
    July 9, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    I LOVE shapewear too!! That looks like a great line!

  • Erica
    July 9, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Hey amiga! Im in ATL …finally! So lets have a playdate soon 🙂

    BTW if you like shapewear …check out Leonisa.com….great colombian made shapers!

  • Amber
    July 9, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Looks great! Those snaps at the bottom though? I bet they are a pain to unsnap when you gotta pee! LOL

  • pinkpantiesandleopardlipstick
    July 9, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    I’ll take one of everything thanks! LOL

  • Aisha G of HartlynKids
    July 9, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    I can’t wait for the giveaway and will be stalking around. I am what people consider thin and I still FIRMLY believe in shapewear and think every woman should have some!

  • Jennifer of JennySue Makeup
    July 9, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    you are the bomb for posting before and after pics- because that truly shows the magic!!! these pieces look amazing on you girl- work that new tight figure!! great review, I’m all about the giveaway when that happens:)

  • Sunshine
    July 10, 2012 at 1:52 am

    All I can say is wow!


  • Christian Holman
    July 10, 2012 at 2:25 am

    This shapewear is amazing! I can’t wait to buy the Aimee because you look great in it:) You are HAUTE!!!!

    Christian H.

  • Dr. Reginia
    July 10, 2012 at 11:03 am

    I’m sold. I need something to contain my muffin top as well. Well fitting undies are a must.

  • Spoiled Diva
    July 10, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Great review and thanks for being so candid. I’m def a shapewear gal!

  • BernettaStyle
    July 10, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Hey Trina!
    I wear shapewear too! And yes it does make all the difference. You look great girly. I actually used to sell “the famous body magic!” YOu look great.

  • Lady G
    July 10, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    See, a REAL person, showing REAL results! Thanks!

  • Krystal Clayton
    July 10, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Great review!! I suffer from muffin top also and I’m a petite 125lb. I had this issue before I had my son and now I leave a lot of items on the rack because of the way they fit. Thanks for being real!! I’m looking forward to the giveaway.

  • Megan, The Frugalista Diaries
    July 10, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    girlllll you look fierce.

    Xo Megan

  • Tiffany C.
    July 11, 2012 at 12:06 am

    WOWZA! I never wear shapewear, but this is amazing. I need to start!!!

  • cheapdanny
    July 11, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    I bought myself a black one a few months back and now, i don’t go out without it!


  • skyrobinson
    July 14, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    This looks like something I could definitely use.

  • Inez
    July 14, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Great results!

  • Jill
    July 15, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Wow Girl! WERK!!! You look stunning!

  • melifaif
    July 16, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    LOL about the wrestling match. Bet that was fun! 😉 You look great. Before and after. But, this momma needs this in the worst way!!!

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