Thursday, June 27, 2013

Diane Kennedy Review and Coupon Code


Friends, I feel like Diane Kennedy is such a hidden gem of a designer. (Or, anyway, hidden to me as a non-Canadian!) Her gorgeous garments are made in Canada from 100% certified organic bamboo and she designs from a size Small through 3X. From the company site:

"All of our premium quality garments are ethically produced by local factories paying fair wages in Vancouver, BC. Made in Canada is taken to heart at Diane Kennedy; our regular and plus size clothing is designed in Vancouver, our fabric is knitted in Canada, and even our labels are locally made."

Amazing, right? And the clothes themselves are artistic, eye-catching, and fun to wear.

I was sent the Explore Tunic and Rejuvenate Legging - both in size medium - to try and keep.* Both pieces are fabulously soft and comfortable. I love the asymmetric detailing on the tunic, though I found the shallow cowl neckline a little fussy. I was amazed to find that a drop-waist like this could work for my figure, and am excited to try this tunic with other bottoms. The leggings fit beautifully without pinching, hit fairly high on my waist, and have held up beautifully to washing. They're spendy at $95 a pop, but made from organic materials through fair trade practices AND available through 3X in black, gray, navy, and a rich purple.

I'm honored to have been able to partner with such an amazing organization, and hope that some of you will explore Diane Kennedy's offerings! To that end, the company is offering Already Pretty readers a 15% discount on total purchase now through July 27. Just enter PRETTY15 when you check out to get the discount. Thanks to Diane Kennedy!

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Florence Adams Winners


And the winners are...


Ry and Mesha! Congrats, ladies - I'll be in touch.

More giveaways soon!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Florence Adams Review and Giveaway



I'd been looking for a teal skirt for AGES when I finally stumbled upon this little pleated number at Florence Adams, a site that sells everything from furniture and cookware to apparel and accessories. At the bargain price of $32.99 I was delighted to pony up. And when the folks at Florence Adams asked if I'd like to collaborate, I knew I had to so that some of you could nab these darling skirts for yourselves!

I was sent the yellow skirt to review and keep.*


Pleats make me so happy, and these skirts have pleats aplenty. They're made from a polyester/rayon/spandex blend that never wrinkles and has plenty of comfy stretch to it. As you can see here the skirts are fairly long at 26" and have a fairly high yoked waist but with an unfinished hem they will be easy to alter. This skirt is lightweight enough for summer wear, but transitions beautifully to fall and winter with the addition of tights. It's a great basic with fun details and is currently available in yellow, fuchsia, mint, and coral.

I'm thrilled to have TWO $50 gift cards to Florence Adams to give away to two lucky Already Pretty readers! Here's what you've got to do to enter:
  1. Like the Florence Adams Facebook page. This step required for entry.
  2. Visit Florence Adams and peruse the gorgeous offerings.
  3. Leave a comment on this post telling us which items you'd select from the 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)
  4. Cross your fingers!
Enter by midnight CST on Sunday, June 23, 2013. I'll draw the winners at random the following day. This giveaway is open to everyone, including international readers.

Good luck!

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Shop Adorn Winner


And the winner is ...



Mrs. Henry! Congrats, my dear, I'll be in touch. More giveaways soon!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Shop Adorn Review, Giveaway, and Coupon Codes!



I'm so excited to be working with my friends at Shop Adorn once more! This boutique is located in Portland, Oregon, but also has a thriving online presence and carries some of my favorite brands including Prairie Underground. YES! If you're sick of hearing me sing the praises of Praire, the time has come to plug your ears.

I was sent two Prairie Underground pieces that are currently on pre-order to review and keep.*


This is the Hunter Vest in Mushroom, and it is SUCH a cool piece. Made from a combination of knits and wovens stitched together into a funky-yet-rugged longer vest, it makes even the most casual outfits eye-catching.


This item also comes in a gorgeous electric red which is currently on pre-order at Shop Adorn.

In all of these photos and the one below, I'm also wearing my new favorite cropped jeans, the Prairie Underground Cigarette Leggings.


Prairie denim is incredibly comfortable, but also quite stretchy so I requested these in a medium instead of my usual large. They're snug fresh from the wash, but loosen up a bit over the course of the day. Unlike my Girdle Leggings, they have a side zip, which I definitely prefer. They have held their shape beautifully after lots of washing and wearing, and are definitely going to be a summer staple. The Cigarette Leggings are also available for pre-order through Shop Adorn.

Now, there's giveaway info below but first some fabulous coupon codes! You can apply PRETTY10 for 10% off regular priced items and PRETTY20 for 20% off sale items. These codes are valid through June 30, 2013.

I'm thrilled to have a $75 credit to Shop Adorn to give away to one lucky Already Pretty reader! Here's what you've got to do to enter:
  1. Visit Shop Adorn and peruse the gorgeous offerings.
  2. Leave a comment on this post telling us which item you'd select from the 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!
Enter by midnight CST on Sunday, June 16, 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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Nygard Winner


And the winner is ...



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

More giveaways soon!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Nygard Review and Giveaway


I'll admit that I'd never heard of Nygard before, so when the company contacted me I wasn't sure what to expect. But after perusing the petite, regular, and plus-size offerings in the Peter Nygard line and the fun basics available in the Bianca Nygard line, I was excited to see a garment in person. I was sent this Bianca Nygard ladies jacket to review and keep.*

I adore blazers and am constantly on the lookout for new and eye-catching colors. This Bianca Nygard ladies jacket - the Cotton Sateen One-Button model - comes in turquoise, citron, coral, cobalt, and seven other colors in addition to this trendy mint that I chose. The blazer is lined, sturdy, and holds its shape well. It runs a bit large - I had to swap out my usual size 8 for a size 6 - and, strangely, the material appears to be a bit of a cat hair-magnet. But overall, I'm impressed with the quality and design. and am eager to explore more garments from the Nygard family.

Nygard has given me a $50 gift card to give away to one lucky Already Pretty reader! Here's what you've got to do to enter:
  1. Be a resident of North America.
  2. Visit the Nygard website and peruse the gorgeous wares!
  3. Like Nygard on Facebook. You must do this to qualify.
  4. Leave a comment on this post telling us what you'd buy with your gift certificate 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, June 9, 2013. I'll draw a winner at random the following day. This giveaway is open to North American residents only.

Good luck!

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