Monday, December 27, 2010

Yes and Yes Calendar Giveaway


The lovely Sarah Von of Yes and Yes has done it again: She's created a gorgeous and inspirational calendar for 2011. And I've got one to give away! Here's how you enter to win:
  1. Leave a comment on this post telling one of your goals for 2011, and A VALID E-MAIL. Comments without a valid e-mail in the comment will be disqualified.

  2. Cross your fingers!

Enter by midnight CST on Sunday, January 2. I'll draw winners at random the following week. This contest is open to all readers, including international. Good luck, everyone!

Tulle Winner


And the winner of the blazer is ... #39, Patti! (Sorry, folks, I'm at my parents' without access to Photoshop, so you'll just have to believe me about the winner selection - I used random.org.)

More contests soon!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Tulle Review and Giveaway


The good folks at Tulle were kind enough to send me this darling collarless blazer to review.* My inner snob has long rebelled against the idea of faux leather, but this piece has convinced me, once and for all, that tremendous strides have been made in the design and manufacture of pleather. Yes, it squeaks a bit when I move, but people? This is so close to the real thing - right down to the wrinkles and texture - that I can pretty much guarantee everyone you know will be fooled.

And, I'm delighted to report, that Tulle is letting me give one of these blazers away to you! Here's how you enter to win:
  1. Visit the Tulle website.

  2. Make sure they have this blazer in your size. (I'm a size 6 or 8 on top, and the medium is a wee bit roomy on me. Also this piece has relatively long arms, FYI.)

  3. Leave a comment on this post telling which color blazer you hope to win, and A VALID E-MAIL. Comments without a valid e-mail in the comment will be disqualified.

  4. Cross your fingers!

Enter by midnight CST on Sunday, December 26. I'll draw a winner at random the following week. This contest is open to all readers, including international. Good luck, everyone!


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PB&J Winner


And the winner is ...



Coming Along Nicely! Congrats!

More giveaways soon.

Monday, December 13, 2010

PB&J Review and Giveaway

PB&J Boutique is a longtime supporter of Already Pretty, and I just adore their darling wares! They specialize in soft, comfy clothes with unusual and eye-catching details, like this adorable JWLA tunic that they sent along for me to review*


Since the tunic was a wee bit big, I cinched it in with my black leather harness. So worth it, though. Just check out that embroidery:



And I'm thrilled to announce that I'm giving away a $75 credit for regular priced PB&J merchandise! Here's how you enter to win:
  1. Be a U.S. resident.
     
  2. Visit the PB&J online boutique.

  3. Leave a comment on this post telling which item you'd buy with your $75, and A VALID E-MAIL. Comments without a valid e-mail in the comment will be disqualified.

  4. Like PB&J on Facebook. This step is required for entry.
     
  5. Cross your fingers!

Enter by midnight CST on Sunday, December 19. I'll draw a winner at random the following week. This contest is open to U.S. residents only. Good luck, everyone!

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Land's End Coat Winner


And our winner is ...


L! I'll be in touch.

Thanks to all for entering, and more giveaways shortly!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Land's End Coat Review and Giveaway

I spent my first five years as a Minnesotan wearing a wool peacoat all winter long. Back in 2005, I finally bought a fitted down parka that has been my faithful cold weather companion ever since. But it drives me a bit nuts. You'd think that an incredibly expensive North Face coat would hold up over the years, but it really hasn't. The collar and sleeves have become a bit goopy and gross, despite frequent washings. And those washings have caused the coat to leak little white feathers onto me all winter long. ANNOYING.

So I've been pondering buying a new one. Black, despite my love for color, to hide the wear and tear a bit better. And maybe something with a better hood.

But before I could even begin my search, the good folks at Land's End asked if I'd be willing to review one of THEIR down coats.* You can guess what I said.


I got this gorgeous little number in the mail just in time for the first big Minnesota snow dump. It's the Chevron Down Coat, and at full price it costs HALF of what my North Face set me back.


And you're going to have to put up with a lot of photos of it, because I am IN LOVE. I wore my old coat to the gym this same day, and I can tell you that this baby is hella warmer. Plus I just adore the contouring.


And did I mention the hood? Ach, the CUTENESS. And it's roomy and warm and stays in place. A real, useful, wind-blocking hood.

Main objection: The three snaps at the coat hem. What is the point of those? They let the wind through even when fastened and look a bit dopey, in my opinion. I wish the double-ended zipper just went all the way down.

Awesome aspects: Snug fleece cuffs embedded in the sleeves keep the wind out beautifully, the stand-up collar is warm and soft, and it really, truly is warmer than my North Face. No kidding.

So, now that I've made you super jealous, let's talk about how you can get one of these coats for yourself. For free! Here's how you enter to win:
  1. Be a U.S. resident.
     
  2. Visit the Land's End outerwear section.

  3. Leave a comment on this post telling which coat you'd like to win, and A VALID E-MAIL. Comments without a valid e-mail in the comment will be disqualified.

  4. Cross your fingers!

Enter by midnight CST on Sunday, December 12. I'll draw a winner at random the following week. This contest is open to U.S. residents only. Good luck, everyone!



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Monday, December 6, 2010

365 Hangers Winners


And our winners are:

Leone


and Kelly! (Proof that sometimes the first entry wins!)



Thanks to all who played. More giveaways soon.