Monday, March 26, 2012

Metalicious Review and Giveaway


I was so, SO excited when Metalicious contacted me about a collaboration. I've admired her work for ages, and now that I'm wearing more stud earrings I was thrilled to receive a pair fo her Modern Rock Brilliant Studs. I'm wearing them in the photo above, but here's a closer look:



So clever, right? The facets and shine of diamond studs at a fraction of the price! I've worn them loads in just the past week, and know they'll become a staple for me - such a great alternative to plain silver studs.

I'm thrilled to have an identical pair of Modern Rock Brilliant Studs to give away to one lucky Already Pretty reader. Here's what you've got to do to enter:
  1. Visit the Metalicious website to check out the gorgeous wares!
  2. Leave a comment on this post telling us why the Modern Rock Brilliant Studs suit your personal style, and A VALID E-MAIL. Comments without a valid e-mail in the comment will be disqualified. (Best policy: note your e-mail like this: sally [at] alreadypretty [dot] com)
  3. Cross your fingers!
Enter by midnight CST on Sunday, April 1, 2012. I'll draw a winner at random the following day. This giveaway is open to everyone, including international readers.

Good luck!

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Sorel Shoes Winner


And the winner is ...



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

More giveaways soon!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Sorel Shoes Giveaway

As you all know, I'm a big fan of Sorel's snow boot offerings. BIG fan. But now, I'm excited to learn that this company is offering some absolutely darling shoes and sandals for spring! Flats and sneakers, funky sandal booties and adorable oxfords are now mixed in with the rain and snow gear. You can see the whole collection here, but I'm excited to have a pair of Derby oxfords or leather Skimmers to give away to one lucky Already Pretty reader. Winner's choice!


Here's what you've got to do to enter:
  1. Be a U.S. resident.
  2. Visit the Sorel website to check out the Derby oxford and leather Skimmer.
  3. Leave a comment on this post telling us which style and color you'd select if you won, and A VALID E-MAIL. Comments without a valid e-mail in the comment will be disqualified. (Best policy: note your e-mail like this: sally [at] alreadypretty [dot] com)
  4. Cross your fingers!
Enter by midnight CST on Sunday, March 25, 2012. I'll draw a winner at random the following day. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

Good luck!

Karina Dress Winner


And the winner is ...



... Eden! Congrats, my dear, I'll be in touch.

More giveaways shortly!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Karina Dresses Review and Giveaway


By now, you all know that I adore Karina Dresses. They're fun, flattering, comfortable, versatile, washable ... just about everything you'd want in a dress. I took my newest - this 3/4 sleeve Megan* - on my recent trip to San Francisco, and it worked equally well strolling around the city and walking through gorgeous Muir Woods. Since they're made of stretchy microfiber, these dresses never wrinkle. You can literally wad them up and shove them in a suitcase, and they pull out looking pristine. Travel & Leisure Magazine even wrote about how fabulous these dresses work as travel pieces.

Karina recently made this darling video which showcases some of their lovely styles. Take a peek!



I'm excited to have a Karina dress to give away to one lucky Already Pretty reader! Here's what you've got to do to enter - please read carefully:
  1. Like Karina Dresses on Facebook. You MUST do this to qualify, and we will be checking entries.
  2. If you've already liked Karina on FB, you can still enter! Simply post your thoughts or comments about your favorite Karina dress, print, or style to the Karina Facebook page
  3. Visit the Karina website and pick out your favorite style.
  4. Leave a comment on this post telling us which dress you'd choose if you won, and A VALID E-MAIL. Comments without a valid e-mail in the comment will be disqualified. (Best policy: note your e-mail like this: sally [at] alreadypretty [dot] com)
  5. This contest is open to all readers, including international. HOWEVER if you are not a U.S. resident, you will be responsible for paying postage. 
  6. Cross your fingers!

Enter by midnight CST on Sunday, March 18, 2011. I'll draw a winner at random the following week. This giveaway is open to all readers, including international. HOWEVER if you are not a U.S. resident, you will be responsible for paying postage. (Yes, I know I said that already, but it bears repeating.)

Bonus! If you choose to purchase a Karina dress, the company has generously given us a coupon code to use. Enter MCGS30 at checkout for a $30 discount on your purchase.


P.S. If you end up purchasing a dress and love it to bits, here's tip: The company is quietly seeking brand ambassadors in all 50 states to participate in its upcoming home-based selling initiative. Contact them if you're interested in learning more.

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Ellington Handbags Winner


And the winner is ...



Amber! Congrats, my dear. I'll be in touch.

More giveaways soon.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Ellington Handbags Review and Giveaway


I spent years as a single handbag girl, but I've found myself more and more keen to branch out in recent months. So when the marvelous folks at Ellington Handbags contacted me about a possible collaboration, I was delighted! It was tough to pick just one bag from their selection, but eventually I went for a classic: I was sent the gorgeous Sadie Hobo to review and keep.*



It's a very soft, slouchy hobo bag with LOTS of room and sturdy construction. The leather is a rich cognac brown with a glaze, but it's marvelously soft (unlike some stiff, glazed leathers out there.) This bag has a zip pocket and three open pockets inside. Those silver O-rings are incredibly helpful for slinging the bag around when you're in a rush, and the strap is lined with suede so it won't slip off your shoulder. How ingenious is THAT, I ask you? Bags that slide off my shoulder irritate me to no end, but this lovely hobo stays put. Even on a slippery down parka.


I'm delighted to be partnering with Ellington to give away winner's choice of a new handbag! Here's what you've got to do to enter:
  1. Be a U.S. resident.
  2. Visit the Ellington Handbags website to check out their gorgeous offerings.
  3. Leave a comment on this post telling us which bag you'd select if you won, and A VALID E-MAIL. Comments without a valid e-mail in the comment will be disqualified. (Best policy: note your e-mail like this: sally [at] alreadypretty [dot] com)
  4. Cross your fingers!
Enter by midnight CST on Sunday, March 11, 2012. 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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