Monday, May 27, 2013

Freshie & Zero Winner


And the winner is ...



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

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Monday, May 20, 2013

Freshie & Zero Review and Giveaway



I'd say that necklaces are my favorite type of jewelry, and I've been amassing an enviable collection for many, many years. But I gravitate toward long strand and chain styles, which look a bit awkward with my tops and dresses that feature v-necklines. I've been slowly seeking out more pendants - ideally versatile ones - so I was delighted when talented jewelry designer Beth of Freshie & Zero agreed to collaborate on a review and giveaway.

I've actually admired Beth's designs for years, finding them through Etsy and admiring their pared-down, elegant shapes. Everything she does is minimalist, but NOTHING is boring. Each piece is created with care and has eye-catching details.

I was sent the Inky Moonset necklace you see above to review and keep. I adore mixed metals and have been loving gunmetal and oxidized silver lately, so this seemed like a perfect choice. The pendant and chain are delicate, but not to the point of being irritatingly damage-able. This pendant is just like Beth's other designs: Understated but truly lovely. I'm excited to see how I can work it into other outfits!

Beth has generously offered a $50 credit to her Etsy shop to one lucky Already Pretty reader! Here's what you've got to do to enter:
  1. Visit the Freshie & Zero Etsy shop and peruse the gorgeous designs.
  2. Leave a comment on this post telling us which item you'd select from the Etsy shop 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)
  3. Cross your fingers!
Quick note: Beth ships internationally from Etsy, which is why we're pointing you there. If you see something in her main shop that you adore and win this contest, we'll work that out!

Enter by midnight CST on Sunday, May 26, 2013. 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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Dansko Winner


And the winner is ...



Marianne! Congrats, gal, I will be in touch.

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Dansko Review and Giveaway



I used to be a die-hard Dansko girl, but have drifted away from the brand in recent years. The company will always be on my list of recommended brands for anyone who needs 8-hour standing or walking shoes, but since I seldom need those things myself, I've gravitated toward more showy and less pragmatic styles.

But the spring sandal offerings from Dansko were too adorable to resist, so when the company reached out about a collaboration I sprung (ha ha) at the chance! I was sent this pair of Tasha sandals to review and keep.*



So first off, COBALT! And they come in a gorgeous green and bright red as well as black, tan, and brown. As is the case with all Danskos, they're fantastically comfortable and beautifully constructed. The leather straps are a bit stiff and will take a bit of breaking in, but it'll be worth it. I'm a size 8 shoe and have done 39s in Danskos for ages, and although these 38s are just barely big enough I think the 39s would've been huge on me. I'm so excited to have these sculptural, fun sandals to wear for the coming summer.

AND I'm delighted to have a pair of Danskos to give away to one lucky Already Pretty reader! Here's what you've got to do to enter:
  1. Be a resident of the United States or Canada.
  2. Visit the Dansko website and peruse the spring offerings.
  3. Leave a comment on this post telling us which pair you'd select from the spring offerings 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, May 19, 2013. I'll draw a winner at random the following day. This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.

Good luck!

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Miz Mooz Winner

And the winner is ...



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

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Miz Mooz Review and Giveaway



I firmly believe that Miz Mooz is one of the most underrated shoe companies out there today, so I reached out to them to see about a spring collaboration. And I was so delighted when they agreed! I was sent the Madrid pump to review and keep.*


As has been the case with every pair of Miz Mooz shoes I've tried on or worn, these are just as comfy as they are stylish. The leather is soft, but construction is sturdy and they're easy to walk in. My only complaint? Sizing runs very large. I'm typically a size 8, and these are a 7.5, If you're between sizes, definitely order down ... and you might consider ordering down even if you're not between sizes! Also these are labeled as "pink" on the site, but are definitely peachy-coral which is how they appear in product photos. Believe your eyes, not the labels.

I'm thrilled to be partnering with Miz Mooz to offer winner's choice of pairs from their website to one lucky Already Pretty winner. (Prize is one pair of shoes.) Here's what you've got to do to enter:
  1. Be a U.S. resident.
  2. Visit the Miz Mooz website and peruse the gorgeous shoes!
  3. Do one of the following: follow Miz Mooz on Twitter OR like Miz Mooz on Facebook OR sign up for the Miz Mooz e-newsletter (bottom right corner of the homepage).
  4. Leave a comment on this post telling us which pair 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)
  5. Cross your fingers!
Enter by midnight CST on Sunday, May 12, 2013. 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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That's Mine Boutique Winner


And the winner is ...


Phira! Congrats, I'll be in touch.

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