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The No-Iron Foxcroft Collection: How It Makes Life Easier For Someone With A Disability

The following is not a sponsored post.  I received no compensation, other than a Foxcroft blouse as a gift for attending the BOOMBOX Network Social Soiree. The opinions expressed are solely my own.  


Photo: Foxcroft website/

A few weeks ago I was invited by BOOMBOX Network to a cocktail party for Foxcroft, the women’s apparel company.  This year, they are celebrating 25 years of “effortless style”.

I looked forward to learning more about their line of clothing designed with the feminine figure in mind, with fabrics and designs I always count on for a casual yet polished look.  Timeless, classic and comfortable.

Arriving at Foxcroft

Arriving at Foxcroft with my fun chauffeur, Estelle Sobel Erasmus (

After arriving at the party and getting settled in with hugs from friends and introductions to other attendees (and, of course, eating a few hors d’oevres since I was starving!) I was pleasantly surprised to learn Foxcroft also carries a men’s line.  Their display enticed me to look around and touch all of the soft fabrics.

Foxcroft Collection

Foxcroft Collection: Men’s Apparel

After entering the larger and more crowded back room, I had some time to catch up with old friends and make new acquaintances. It was a lot of fun.


Midlife bloggers who are now good friends

When it was time to quiet down and learn what was new at Foxcroft, we heard about their newest arrivals, and the fabulous no-iron line they offer.


Regina of Foxcroft, modeling one of their fabulous blouses. She’s a great model for their apparel.

Welcomig us was Thomas Dietrich, President of The Apparel Company, parent company of Foxcroft

Welcoming us was Thomas Dietrich, President of The Apparel Company, parent company of Foxcroft

No-iron?  Music to my ears.  I hate to iron (just ask my husband), and doing so is fatiguing for someone with a disability.  Standing for long periods of time is difficult, so ironing is the last thing on my “to do” list.

How many times has my poor husband tried to (ahem) iron his own shirt?  He doesn’t love to do it (at all) but does it when he has to because he knows it makes my life easier.

No-iron?  That’s a dream come true.

I purchased “no-iron” clothing before, and ended up being disappointed with the product.  After hearing about Foxcroft’s I was cautiously optimistic.

Foxcroft clothing

Foxcroft no-iron blouse and tunic. Perfect for people with disabilities.

We were then invited to try on a sample no-iron blouse.  As an added bonus for attending the party, we would be receiving a Foxcroft no-iron blouse (in our choice of long or 3/4 sleeve, with an array of colors to choose from.)

I was thrilled.

Before the party ended, we were treated to a goody bag filled with items from the marvelous sponsors of the party.

Plus my own private hug from friend Audrey Van Petegem of BOOMBOX Network.


More swag!


My own private hug from my sweet friend, Audrey Van Petegem of BOOMBOX Network.

I couldn’t wait to receive my new shirt and try it on.  Finally, the day came when my box arrived at the front door.  Hallelujah!

Foxcroft blouse

Waiting to be worn!

The purple color of the blouse was vibrant, and the soft texture made it f-e-e-l good to wear.

Don’t you love the feel of premium cotton?  PLUS, there was not one wrinkle in the blouse after being shipped.

Here I am wearing it two ways.  Tell me which way you prefer.

Open as a jacket,

Foxcroft jacket

It looks more blue in this picture. It’s not!

or closed as a blouse.

Foxcroft blouse in purple

This is the true color

I love my new blouse and how easy it will be to keep it looking crisp and fresh every time I wear it.

Ordering Foxcroft apparel is easy to purchase online by going to the Foxcroft website.

What do you think of the new no-iron apparel?  Will it make your life easier?

Thank you to BOOMBOX Network and especially to the ever-fabulous hostess of the night, Audrey Van Petegem. I want to also thank Foxcroft, and the sponsors for this fun event:

Boombox Sponsors

The generous sponsors for the BOOMBOX/Foxcroft event

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22 thoughts on “The No-Iron Foxcroft Collection: How It Makes Life Easier For Someone With A Disability

  1. Barbara

    I’m so glad to read this and see it on you. I like it buttoned up best – and the swag? Fun! Heading to Nordstrom in a couple days to try some on for myself. I’d be hesitant to order one on-line without a fitting in person. They look great and come highly recommended by a few other girls at GenFab.
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    1. Cathy Chester Post author

      Thanks for the vote, Barbara!

      I’m so glad to hear you’re headed over to Nordstrom’s. Honestly, it was hard to decide which color I wanted. I could always use a good white blouse, but I loved the purple.

      Good luck on your shopping and let me know what you get!


  2. anne-marie kovacs

    Hi Cathy,
    Great to hear that you had a good time at the Silver Soiree event and, even more so, that you got to discover a new favorite brand! Personally, I like the blouse on you both ways, and that’s the best part, that it can play the role of a blouse and then, of a light jacket. That multi-tasking plus the no-iron feature makes the blouse great for travel too. Think I need to stock up!

    1. Cathy Chester Post author


      I wish you could have been at this party. It was so lovely and, as you can see, we had a good time.

      You are right. The best part of finding a good blouse is that you can choose to wear it either way, open or closed. Women love multi-tasking – on everything.

      Thanks for leaving your thoughtful comments.

      See you at Nordstrom’s!


  3. Liane

    It looks great either way! I know the color is more accurate in the closed version, but the blue looks so good on you that you should consider getting one in that color too. I discovered their non-iron shirts at Nordstrom’s a few years ago — great colors, good selection, and best of all to me is that they’re available in petite. As a vertically challenged (okay, short) woman, it’s nice to find clothes that fit right off the rack and don’t require hemming.

    1. Cathy Chester Post author


      You will look beautiful in any of these colors.

      You talk about being height-challenged. Well, I need to get a better minimizer (take a look at the 2nd photo). I’ll see you at Nordstrom’s!

      Thanks for leaving your comments.


  4. Haralee

    I like both ways on you. That is the beauty of a well made shirt you have options. The no iron is huge not just because of the pain of ironing after washing but because it stays crisper. I have 2 linen blouses I use in the summer for a jacket/sweater/2nd layer. I can’t walk out of the house without wrinkles. Yes they are linen but I don’t need more wrinkles! We are breaking up and they are heading to the charity bag. Foxcroft could be in my near future?
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    1. Cathy Chester Post author


      Yes, I think it’s time for you to get yourself this shirt! You will look beautiful in it – in any color.

      I hope Foxcroft will be in your near future, and that your old (but much beloved) linen shirts spend their remaining days elsewhere..

      Thanks for leaving your comments~

  5. Helene Cohen Bludman

    Purple is one of my favorite colors, and on you it looks fabulous. I like the open jacket look but either one suits you well. Enjoy wearing it!

    1. Cathy Chester Post author

      Thank you, Helene. I really do love the feel of the shirt. What a lovely gift for going to the party – a win/win!

      Thanks for leaving your lovely comments~

  6. Julia

    What a lovely shirt! I agree with the other poster that the “blue” color also looks good on you. Next time I hope to come along with you; Audrey from #Boombox Network is so sweet, isn’t she?

    1. Cathy Chester Post author

      Yes, I hope you can come along too, because I need a Kenosha fix!

      Thanks for the comment about the blue. I think blue and purple look nice on everyone. Is there a Nordstrom’s in Kenosha?

      Missing you, new girlfriend.


    1. Cathy Chester Post author

      Thanks, Estelle. It was so much fun driving in and out of the city with you – a good chance to get to know each other. (Don’t forget me to your NJ group)

      I can’t wait to see what yours looks like on you, and how you like it.

      Have a great day, my friend~

  7. Chris Bradshaw

    I’m going with the crowd here – I’m a true mix and matcher – love to throw things in the suitcase and then decide what mood I’m in when I get there. This shirt would become one of my favorites, since it would be a jacket or shirt, depending on the weather. AND, with those internal power surges, maybe as a jacket most often. 🙂

    1. Cathy Chester Post author

      Yes, Chris, I will wear it both ways. You are such a rebel with clothes – deciding on your mood. I have to try everything on at home first to see what looks good! Ah, the trappings of vanity…..

      Thanks for leaving your comments. As always I love hearing from you. Next time I hope to SEE you, too!


  8. Bonnie

    Cathy, it was so great to finally meet you at #Foxcroft25 after following all your adventures on #GenFab! I recognized you immediately from your warm smile on the many threads I’ve read along with!

    I received my Foxcroft blouse last week, and have already worn it several times! Mine is a vibrant bubblegum pink. LOVE IT! It’s multi-functional and fits perfectly into my wardrobe. And I love the no-iron feature too!
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    1. Cathy Chester Post author


      It was great meeting you as well – finally!

      I am so glad you liked your Foxcroft blouse. I am sure you look beautiful in the bubblegum color. Yum!

      Hope to see you again soon~

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