Monday, July 25, 2011

The Shirt Review and Giveaway


I've discovered over the years that white button-down shirts are contentious garments, but I am a die-hard fan myself. So when the folks at Rochelle Behrens' The Shirt dropped me a line to see if I'd be interested in collaborating, well, I WAS.

I was sent the Skinny Shirt to test out*, since I prefer my button-downs nice and fitted. As you can see above, the size medium is a fantastic fit on my frame (size 8 dress, 34 C bra). I generally prefer button-downs with deeper v-necklines, but can certainly make do with this more conservative cut.


Now, if you're wondering what makes this shirt special enough to give it the designation "The Shirt," I'll tell ya. Many complaints about button-downs refer to gaping plackets and buttons that pull. The Shirt has hidden buttons BETWEEN the visible ones that keep the bust and upper torso areas flush to the body. Simple, but ingenious.

These shirts are made in several colors and through XXL/US 16, but I doubt they'll fit women with large busts and small waists. However, for those who can juuuuust about fit into regular button-downs yet struggle with minor gaping, these babies will be just the thing.
 
Interested in finding out if The Shirt will work for you? Luckily, I've got one to give away - just like mine! Here's what you've got to do to enter:
  1. Be a U.S. resident.

  2. Follow The Shirt on Twitter, like The Shirt on Facebook, or sign up for The Shirt e-newsletter (bottom right corner of this page). You MUST do one of these three to enter.
     
  3. Visit the website for The Shirt and take a peek at the Skinny Shirt options.

  4. Leave a comment on this post telling us which color of Skinny Shirt you'd pick if you won, and A VALID E-MAIL. Comments without a valid e-mail in the comment will be disqualified.

  5. Cross your fingers!

Enter by midnight CST on Sunday, July 31, 2011. I'll draw a winner at random the following day. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Good luck!

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Horny Toad Winner


And the winner is ...


 ... Kim! Congrats, gal, I'll be in touch.

More giveaways coming right up!

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!

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Chadwicks Gift Card Winner


And the gift card winner is ...


tinagirl! Congrats, lady, I'll be in touch.

More giveaways soon!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Chadwicks Gift Card Giveaway


I'm a longtime fan of Chadwicks - makers of this darling dress* which is sadly no longer available - and always happy to collaborate with this company for a giveaway. This week, I've got a $50 Chadwicks gift card that's up for grabs!

Here's what you've got to do to enter:
  1. Visit the Chadwicks website.
     
  2. Leave a comment on this post telling us which pieces you'd buy if you won the gift card, and A VALID E-MAIL. Comments without a valid e-mail in the comment will be disqualified.

  3. Cross your fingers!

Enter by midnight CST on Sunday, July 17, 2011. I'll draw a winner at random the following week. This giveaway is open to everyone, including international readers. Good luck!

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Sanita Winner!


And the winner of the Tory clogs is ...


Me! (No, not me, Me!) Congrats my dear, I'll be in touch.

More giveaways soon!


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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Sanita Review and Giveaway


I bought my first pair of Sanita closed-back clogs in 1999 while I was living in San Francisco, and I STILL have them. This company has been designing and producing comfortable, stylish footwear since 1907, and they're still churning out darling styles every season. So when the Sanita folks contacted me to see if I'd do a review and giveaway, I was thrilled!

I was sent these Tory clogs to review*, and as you can see, they're absolutely adorable.


As is always the case with wood-soled shoes, I'm amazed by how walkable these guys are. You'd think such a stiff material would be jarring and painful, but these are stable and easy to wear. The toe box is a bit narrow and they run slightly small (I wear a size 8 US and definitely needed the size 39 Euro), but they're generally comfy. Plus the platform and chunky heel make them irresistibly fun and funky.

I'm so excited to have another pair of Tory clogs to give away to one lucky Already Pretty reader! Here's what you've got to do to enter:

  1. Be a U.S. resident.

  2. Visit the Sanita site and check out the Tory style.
     
  3. Leave a comment on this post telling us which color Tory you'd love 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, July 10, 2011. I'll draw a winner at random the following day. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Good luck!

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Karina Winner


And the winner is ...

deebles! Congrats, lady. I'll be in touch.

More giveaways soon!