Monday, July 18, 2011

Horny Toad Review and Giveaway

I've been a fan of Horny Toad's designs for many years. The company makes activewear-inspired streetclothes that are as adorable as they are comfy, and I've loved the pieces I've bought from this line. So I was thrilled when Horny Toad contacted me to collaborate on a review and giveaway. I was sent this fabulous Rosemarie dress*:


Seriously, isn't it darling? Such a fun, flirty, versatile style.  Absolutely perfect for hot summer days when all you can bear to wear is one simple, unconfining piece. I won't lie to you: The fabric is a bit clingy and the style is a bit slim through the torso, so I'll also be layering this dress once autumn comes. But even clingy, I'm totally smitten.

And I'm tickled to have a second Rosemarie dress to give away to one lucky reader! Here's what you've got to do to enter:
  1. Be a U.S. resident.

  2. Visit the Horny Toad site and check out the Rosemarie dress.

  3. Leave a comment on this post telling us which color you'd pick if you won, 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, July 24, 2011. I'll draw a winner at random the following day. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Good luck!

*CMP.ly/2

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T @ The Happy Clipper said...

I like ivy.
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sarah said...

wow, great dress! I like all 3 colors, but I think I would choose yolk.

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Bekki said...

I like the yolk color!
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Teach-blogger said...

Definitely the yolk -- I have a couple of scarves that would work really well with it. I am also challenging myself to wear more brightly colored pieces these days as a new mommy and break away from black. :)
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Tracy said...

Hi Sally-I would totally rock the yolk or the ivy colored dress!

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-Tracy

L said...

It may be a bit boring, but nothing beats a black dress.

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Bethany C. said...

I think I would choose ivy.

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Anonymous said...

I checked out the website and like the yellow dress.
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felicity said...

I would choose ivy - what a cute dress! I have a US address to which my prize could be shipped - thank you! :)

Nataliya said...

I would choose the ivy.
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Michelle said...

I'd go with my default - black! Spice it up with funky shoes and accessories.

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Phira said...

Totally ivy! Great color.

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Ruahel Raelynx said...

Super cute! I would choose the ivy. raelynx @ gmail.com

Amber said...

I would go with the Ivy, just because I think it would be great to have a green dress :O)

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Megan Mae said...

I would wear that dress all the time. The 'yolk' color is my fav. The yellow is perfect.

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Lauren @ Sassy Molassy said...

Oh my, I love Horny Toad stuff and had been eyeing this dress at REI. I love the watermelon color.

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Anonymous said...

Love the watermelon color

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Mia said...

Oh, this is probably the hardest choice I've had to make today: yolk or ivy? Ivy or yolk? I love green and that's a gorgeous shade of it, but I don't have nearly enough yellow in my wardrobe. Yolk it is, I guess! (Though the watermelon looks great on you too, Sal! Such a fun color.)

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Jenn said...

I like the ivy color, but I think I like the watermelon better.

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paisleyapron said...

Black for me...would be a great dress to travel with this summer.

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Mary said...

You look adorable. If I won I would love to get yolk. filmtvcollectibles@yahoo.com

Hannah said...

Seriously darling. I love the yolk color.

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Anonymous said...

I need a new "little black dress".

Thanks,
Ami
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April said...

I like watermelon best.

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Olga said...

I already have one of this dress actually! I got it for my Iceland trip and have been loving it! So easy! I'd love an Ivy version of the dress - more color. The shape is super.

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sarai said...

Perfect LBD: Black!

Rachel W. said...

I'd definitely go for 'yolk'-- it's so cheery!

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Megan said...

Ivy. Hands down my favorite color (although I wouldn't pass up a dress in watermelon either).

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Elise B. said...

Watermelon is lovely! etb5c at virginia dot edu

Anonymous said...

Watermelon all the way! Love how it looks on you, plus it reminds me of the dress I wore to my rehearsal dinner :-)
Kari
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Krysta said...

The ivy is my favorite!

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Diana Janssen said...

Watermelon! Such a nice color.

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Chelsea said...

ooooh it's just adorable! I'd have to go with Ivy. I'm a sucker for a gorgeous green like that.

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Lady Harriet said...

I like Ivy the best. This dress is adorable, and I'm glad it goes into (somewhat) larger sizes so I can enter this giveaway! I looked through the site, and all the clothes look so cute and wearable.

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Giedre said...

Black! Always classic. :)
-giedre
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Passerina said...

I'd go with always versatile black!

Passerina said...

I'd go with black.

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Melissa said...

I adore the dress in yolk!

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AmyLynne said...

I recently picked up a horny toad dress at a consignment shop. Love it!

Like ivy the best.

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Anonymous said...

Looks beautiful! I would love one in yolk.

Dee

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Royaloakmi said...

My rational mind says, "Black, you'll wear it all the time." But, my eyes say: "IVY!" The eyes have it.

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nestra said...

Ivy, for sure!

nestra said...

I'm an idiot without my coffee!

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Signe said...

I'd pick watermelon! wynnesome at gmail dot com

Harriet M. Welsch said...

Black, definitely. harri3tspyATgmailDOTcom

Trina said...

I'd totally go with watermelon.

Thanks for the fun contests!

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Stephanie said...

Beautiful! I'd choose watermelon! stephjill@live.com

Kim said...

That dress looks so comfortable! I'd choose watermelon.

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Missey said...

I think I would pick the watermelon color. I naturally gravitate toward black, but I'm trying to branch out :)
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Liz Remus said...

I think I would choose yolk. It's a good color for summer but I think it could easily be transitioned as a fall item too.

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j said...

I think Ivy

Jackie said...

Love the ivy!

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HipDroppedStitches said...

Oh, I'd love to win this dress! If I did, I think I'd choose watermelon... although, I could make a last minute switch to ivy...

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Samantha said...

Yeah, I've got to go with black. So versatile. The other colors are a bit too bright to work with my wardrobe.

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Teresa said...

Yellow (can't bring myself to call it yolk...) Thanks for the giveaway! teresa dot kurtz at gmail dot com

Adrienna said...

I love the watermelon color, and I think it's fun and bright. However, the black dress would get a ton more use, so I'd probably choose black if I won.

Ashley said...

Normally I would say ivy, but since everything in my closet seems to be green these days, I would go outside of the box and choose watermelon!

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Karen MD said...

I hadn't heard of Horny Toad and never would have guessed they would have such cute things.

I like the Ivy color best.

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Rona said...

I would choose the yoke color. It screams sunshine and lunch at the beach. It would also look great this fall with a cardigan, scarf, and boots.
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Rona said...

Excuse my southern drawl...yolk that is!

Tracey said...

Yolk. Beautiful color, gross name.

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RubysNPurls said...

I recently went from being a (dark)blonde to a redhead (via henna) so I'd pick the ivy or yolk, either would look great with my hair color.

Love your blog, you've really inspired my style to evolve this year. Thank you!!!

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Steph B. said...

Definitely watermelon!
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Anonymous said...

I'd go for the watermelon, which looks darling on you and which would make my husband happy because I didn't choose black! I shop Horny Toad at one of our locally owned stores here in Austin. vive_griffith (at) yahoo (dot) com.

Ashley said...

Totally would choose yolk. I love yellow!
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DK said...

Watermelon, please. Seedless. tsuga-stugaATcharterDOTnet

gnfrentzel said...

I would choose black, I really need a basic black throw on anytime dress. Don't worry, I'd punch it up with a some colorful accessories:)

Hannah said...

I'd get watermelon! Thanks for the giveaway.

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CB said...

Definitely the watermelon. Email is hikari07@gmail.com... fingers crossed!

Sophie Miriam said...

I'd get black. sophiemiri {at} yahoo {dot} com

Cookbook said...

I'd choose it in black. Looks like it would be a very versatile dress!

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LiseMae said...

love the watermelon. Such a great summer color (and a great one for me!)

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Abby Dings said...

Watermelon for sure.
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Tia said...

Considering I've been telling myself I'm going to make color changes to my wardrobe, I will side-step what I expect for myself, and say the yolk, rather than the ivy.

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rainydaykate said...

I'd be happy with any color, but I do need a new LBD in my wardrobe.

k said...

I neeeeeeeeeed this dress in basic black. It will layer so well with a flirty bright camisole in the summer, or under jackets in the fall. I love Horny Toad clothing. I have a skirt from them I bought about 4 years ago that is still in heavy rotation. It's tough, comfy and looks as good as it did the day I bought it.

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thisdamselflies said...

This dress is adorable! I'd get it in black.

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Phoebe said...

I like the ivy and the watermelon!

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Tina said...

So cute! I'd get it in black.

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Liz said...

It's so hard to choose! I'd either get the ivy or the yolk.

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Katharine said...

That color they call watermelon is one of my favorites and I know it would be the most flattering on me, so that. What a cute dress!

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bubu said...

Ooh - black is classic but ultimately I love that Ivy - just a bit different.

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aquapuella667 said...

I love the yolk color - so pretty and I rarely wear yellow, so it would be a nice change.

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Ruthe said...

I choose the yolk color. Thanks.
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Jennifer said...
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Jennifer said...

I would pick the ivy for sure!!

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Diana said...

I'd choose the Ivy color, although I like watermelon too.

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Patti said...

Believe it or not I don't own an LBD. So I'd have to go with black.

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rebecca said...

ivy! i love green!
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Amanda said...

Watermelon, since I'm learning that colors in that range look quite good with my skin tone.

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HanIre2 said...

Yolk - lovely yolk!
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EvaNadine said...

yknow, i just bought a dress in yellow, so if that fits, i would opt for ivy. of not, im all over the yolk!

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Nethwen said...

I like the ivy, but if it was too yellow in person, I would have to go with black.

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alabee said...

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sahnj said...

I would get the ivy.

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D said...

I really like the yolk! It would replace my recently donated yellow dress that bothered me so much I decided I didn't want to wear it again. danielle.alkire AT gmail DOT com

Erin said...

I would choose ivy. Very Pretty!

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lindsay said...

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Ivy!

Heather said...

I love the ivy!

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Anonymous said...

I would choose black. I love the ivy, but I know I would get about 1000% more use out of black.

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Anonymous said...

As boring as it sounds, I'd choose black. I think I could style it lots of different ways.

Jen
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elpf said...

I love the dress. I think I like the "yolk" color. I love yellow. I can't decide if I like that or the watermelon most.

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throughkseyes said...

I love the watermelon color that you're wearing!

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Andrea said...

Watermelon! Love this dress.

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Sandy said...

I love the ivy color.

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christina said...

They're very pretty and simple, perfect for 90+ degree weather! I've been wanting a yellow dress that isn't too bright, and the yolk color is perfect!
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Liane said...

Ivy for me!
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Sky said...

I like the yolk colour.

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Hope said...

I love Horny Toad dresses. I would probably go for black, just because it is most versatile and my office is conservative-ish.

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Kasey Noel Rose and Reagan Caroline Rose said...

Watermelon, love it!

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G Jay said...

I almost bought the Ivy dress last week, and I'm still considering it!

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Anonymous said...

I love Horny Toad stuff!! Sorry to be a copycat, but the watermelon is my fave of all the colors!!

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MK said...

Definitely the watermelon - that color is great with my skin tone!

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mary said...

Love the watermelon, but I bet I would wear black the most--maybe with a watermelon cardi!

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Sarah said...

Watermelon is my favorite, hands down!

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Kat said...

That looks super flattering and comfortable. I'd choose basic black, so I could wear it with all kinds of colorful tights and jewelry.

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Laura said...

love the yolk... i don't think i own anything yellow!
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Beatriz Alemar said...

Watermelon all the way! Such a beautiful color.

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Jennifer L said...

I love the ivy, but I think that basic black would go best with my olive skin tone.

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inginergirl said...

Great dress! I would go with yolk.
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Allison said...

What a great dress! Love the watermelon color. I haven't tried this brand, but it reminds me of the Athleta dresses, which I DO love.

Anonymous said...

I like yellow. It's happy.
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iwonderandiwander said...

I am drawn to the green, because it's a great color for me. But I have been trying to work more yellow into my wardrobe, so I think I would go with yolk.

iwonderandiwander said...

Argh, forgot to leave my email

Still think I would go with yolk. :)

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mwikali said...

oh the color you have on is fanstastic. and you rock it!

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Cookie said...

definitely Yolk! love it.
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Kristina said...

Yolk, definitely yolk! I've been wanting a yellow dress for ages.

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Anonymous said...

I think I would go with Ivy, though I am tempted by the thought of a cute summer LBD.

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Amy Davis said...

yolk! how fun!

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Anna said...

I love the ivy color, and would choose that.
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SarahA said...

I would get it in green. I love little one stop dresses like that.

Christine said...

You know, I think I might just go with Yolk. I don't have one yellow garment in my closet (no kidding) and maybe it's time to change that :P.

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Kimberly said...

This dress is absolutely darling. I love it in Yolk!

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Cedar said...

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Boy, I love the yolk color, but I already own so much yellow! I would go for the straight-up, regular black.

Annalese said...

boy I LOVE the cheery yellow of yolk, but yellow looks better in smaller doses on my, so I'd have to say WATERMELON!!!

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Leigh said...

Ooh, the yolk - hands down! I'm a redhead, and could have lots of fun with the yellow.

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Abby said...

I love Horny Toad! I think Ivy would be my choice, but they are all lovely.

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Kate said...

Awesome dress! I think Watermelon would be the most flattering color on me, and it looks great on you! Thanks for the opportunity!
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zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz said...

The Ivy. I have the long sleeve version and LOVE it! Rena

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Lisa said...

Black or ivy. Green works with my skin color (olive) :D

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Sarah said...

Methinks Ivy. spruillsps(at)yahoo(dot)com

Julia said...

I love the yolk, but I think that honestly watermelon would be a much better choice for my skin color.

(Also, I am tickled at how many people have picked the yolk... I usually feel so alone in my undying love for yellow!)

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Megan said...

Either black or watermelon! alesta [at] comcast [dot] net.

jpetroroy said...

That IS adorable. I love the watermelon color.

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Saralyn said...

The "don't stand out, wear earth tones" me says, black, but the "branching out and trying color" me says ivy all the way!

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Caroline said...

I'd do yolk. or black.

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Anonymous said...

I like green.
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Anonymous said...

I'd wear this one in watermelon.

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Indy said...

I like watermelon color the best.

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Laura P. said...

it has to be the same you are wearing, "watermelon" color :)

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Jessica said...

I love the watermelon color!

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Average Jane said...

I would probably go with ivy.

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Christina said...

black!

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Anonymous said...

I'd choose the watermelon! Or maybe the black...
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Lindy Katherine said...

Oh, I want that dress! Black, please. lindykatherine - g mail!

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Malvina said...

I long for all things shade yolk, but I turn into a zombie. As a result, I'm on a quest for shoes & handbags that color. Watermelon would indubitably look best on me, so that's my pick. malvinita (at) gmail (dot) com

Holly said...

Totally toss up between Ivy and Black,.....gonna say Ivy for all seasonal wear.

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Don't Bring LuLu said...

Black although I love the Ivy. I know I would wear the black one all the time.

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sevensixone said...

I like all the colors, but watermelon is my favorite.

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chibiyui said...

Totally the ivy.
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Anonymous said...

I would choose watermelon!
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Fruitbat said...

I'd pick watermelon. The color is so versatile and perfect for summer!

Fruitbat said...

Ooops! I'd pick watermelon, and here's my address: sarahvirginiapeters AT gmail DOT com

Marcy said...

Ivy is lovely! mjbrant [at] gmail [dot] com

Christine said...

I love the ivy.
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Priya said...

I'd get ivy!

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LSM said...

I'd pick the black for it's versatility.

Jess said...

definitely Ivy!
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Anonymous said...

black

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j.lowe said...

cute! I've been looking for a cute summer dress forever. jennifer.lowe(at)gmail(dot)com

Katrina Greco said...

CUTE! i'm obsessed with layering dresses lately. . . I love the ivy!

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Monique said...

I think the watermelon is super! But even the black might look very sophsticated.

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3goodrats said...

I really like all of the colors but would likely choose ivy. I'm ldyndiuk at yahoo.

JvB said...

Horny Toad is one of my favorite brands too!

For this dress I would chose the Ivy.

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Alyce Ann said...

Watermelon for me!

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Anonymous said...

I love the watermelon!
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Sierra said...

I like the watermelon!

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Impspector said...

The yolk color is so pretty!

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Anonymous said...

Love Horny Toad clothing! Dress is adorable-- love the ivy color, but I think the watermelon color is my favorite!

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monkeypuzzled said...

Watermelon please! It looks smashing on you.
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afkjl said...

I really like the yolk. Thanks!

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Anonymous said...

Beautiful dress! I like yolk and watermelon.

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Maggie said...

Such a pretty dress! I'd love the watermelon.

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Jen said...

Black all the way!

Anonymous said...

I like navy, soft pink, or black.

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Marion said...

I'd have to go with black. The other colors are great, but I'm a black dress girl.

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Paula said...

I like ivy and watermelon the best but would prob choose watermelon! pmgiglia (at) yahoo (dot) com

EL said...

Oh, definitely the ivy color.

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Shae said...

I would choose watermelon, though I wouldn't mind having it in ivy and black as well.
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Emily said...

I think for me, it'd have to be ivy. Love it!

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heidi said...

i love the ivy color! thanks for the giveaway! - heidi (hamoth@gmail.com)

jackie Chambers said...

Watermelon please! I have too many black dresses, and the other colors would be death on me.

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Anonymous said...

Thanks Sal! I like the ivy color!

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ilegirl said...

What a darling dress! I like the ivy.

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Anonymous said...

green green green green green!!!! omigoodness i am drooling over this dress, so adorable! thanks, Sal!!

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