20 February 2011

Easy Sparkles - and Other People's Giveaways

Weekend roundup - outfits and giveaways, ladies:


Top: J. Crew haya sequin pullover (similar here or here)
Shirt: Lands' End Canvas stretch poplin (similar here)
Jeans: J. Crew bootcut
Shoes: Artisan by Clarks herring bow flats (similar here or patent here)

Jacket: Banana Republic sateen scooter (similar here or more cas here)
Top: J. Crew sequin striped boatneck (worn here before - very similar here or sans sequins here)
Jeans: J. Crew bootcut (similar here)
Shoes: Artisan by Clarks Herring bow flats (worn here before - similar here or here)
Necklace: Anthropologie double torsade (worn here before - similar here or here)

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There's still time to submit your outfit outtakes for this week's Respect the Outfits feature! Read more about it HERE. Please send your pics by Tuesday evening to respecttheshoes(at)live.com. Thanks!

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And here are the very cool giveaways this week:
  loveandpeaceF from Its a New Kate is giving away a $20 gift card to Forever 21. Contest ends today.
  AudreyBella from Life is Short...Buy the Shoes is giving away a J. Crew silk driving scarf. Contest ends tonight!
  Pamela from ginger girl is giving away the Happy Talk dress from Shabby Apple. Contest ends tonight!
  Roxy from Effortless Anthropologie is giving away a necklace from simply livly. Contest ends February 20.

  Dina from My Superfluities is giving away a $25 gift card to Boden. Contest ends February 21.
✿  Jenny from Not Just A Pretty Face is giving away a $100 gift certificate to ShopBop. Contest ends February 22. UPDATED: Contest now ends February 24!

  Tiffany from I am Style-ish is giving away a $100 gift card to Nordstroms for signing up to Ebates through her link. Contest ends February 22.
  Molly from My Closet Travels is giving away a $50 gift card to Anthropologie. Contest ends February 22.
  Amy from kelinda.KELINDA is giving away a $100 gift certificate to ShopBop. Contest ends February 25.
  Tippy from Tres Tippy is also giving away a $100 gift certificate to ShopBop. Contest ends February 25.
  Kaleigha from krameymartin is also also giving away a $100 gift certificate to ShopBop. Contest ends February 25.
  Nakia from Vogue & Vintage is giving away a $100 gift certificate to ShopBop as well. Contest ends February 25.
  Kim from Anthroholic is giving away two fully-customized Kodak Gallery Photo Books. Contest ends February 25.
✿  Lauren Nicole Gifts is giving away a customizable child's artwork pendant. Contest ends February 25.
✿  Miss Neira is giving away a GBP 50 gift certificate to ASOS. Contest ends February 25.
  Dea from the dea diaries is giving away a $25 gift card to Anthropologie. Contest ends February 27.
  Meggy from Chasing Davies is giving away a $100 gift certificate to ShopBop. Contest ends February 27.
✿  Wild as a Mink is giving away an Orient Watch. Contest ends March 6.


  1. Adore the sparkles! What a great way to dress-up the weekend.

  2. I really like the picture with the slats of light on your outfit! It was perfect. I love sparkles and J. Crew so these outfits are both winners in my eyes!

  3. Love your outfits!!! You have a beautifully contagious smile...and your style is awesome. I love how your outfits are always interesting, but never over-the-top...they always look so well put together. And I totally agree with Minnesota Maven--the light through the blinds looks so cool!!

    What's an outfit outtake?

  4. I love that J Crew pullover. It's gorgeous :)
    Thanks for posting the links...I am now following some of their terrific blogs.

  5. Oh gosh, I really do shop too much. Or online shop, whatever. I totally knew what your sweater, necklace, and top was! I really love that necklace on you, the color suits your skintone nicely.

  6. I've wanted that Crew sparkly number in a BAD way!

  7. Minnesota Maven - that's just me inadvertantly being artsy, haha!

    Anne - the photo outtakes are a reader feature where I post your perfectly imperfect outfit shots! Those pics that never make your blog because you're blinking or the dog decides to knock the camera down or your shirt is buttoned wrong! We don't always take perfect pics, so why not share a few laughs with each other? ;o)

    Banhannas - is it wrong that I secretly get excited when I spot someone on the street and recognize the retailer and style?!

    Kristin - I love the Haya knit and had been eyeballing JC's sequin sweatshirts FOREVER - but I am not completely sure I'd recommend this one! The sequins are individually loosely sewn on the shirt - and my pup jumped on me once today and a bunch of sequins are now hanging loose!

  8. Both of these looks are so easy, laidback and stylish. So nice!!

  9. I don't think I'll ever get sick of sequins. If anything I'm so glad that they've become more mainstream. Thank you J Crew :)

  10. Love the idea of outfit outtakes!!!! ha ha!!

  11. I adore sparkles and sequins. It brings out the Cher in me. And I've just noticed in that last pic that you have PERFECT porecelain teeth! And thanks for listing all these awesome giveaways. I've actually won a $100 Shopbop giveaway in the past thanks to your giveaway posts (just like this one)! SO THANK YOU LISA!!!!!!!!!

  12. Adore the the new Header Montage. Great choices! Sometimes I look at you and I see this little doll. You always look so put together and sweet.

    I just adore the easy way you styled the Grey Sparkle Top with the Red Bow Flats. And outfit two is just as punchy with the Red strands. Were you dancing the TWO STEP in the first photo? Your feet are in motion. And where is Pacey the wonder dog?

    Hope you are doing well my friend.

  13. I have kicked myself so many times for not getting that pullover...

  14. That necklace is so so pretty on you Lisa! You do sparkle in this pretty top and bright pop of colour!

    Is it still available, the necklace?

  15. I love all of your sequin outfits. The haya is my favorite go to piece. It's so soft!

  16. So pretty. You have a knack for combos that just inspire...I have to try both looks, and soon!

    Thank you for mentioning my giveaway...I love spreading some Boden love!!!

  17. I am crazy for this outfit!!! Will you give me that sweatshirt when you are done with it?? So cute!!

  18. LOVE your sparkly sweater.. it's so pretty on you.. it really lights up your face :)

    and that orange glass bead necklace is so pretty too!

  19. Your casual outfits are still so chic. Totally pulled-together chic. and I love a pop of color...

  20. Wowza, I see some fabulous...that sweatshirt + shoes + shirt= so chic! You look radiant.

  21. I love the first outfit!! Sparkles, red shoes and jeans.... YES PLEASE!

  22. Oops, i almost forgot about your Respect the Outfits. I will send you one shortly.
    A sparkly sweater is a great way to dress up a pair of jeans - you look fab Lisa.

  23. Love the sparkley pullover!!! Such a cute way to dress for the weekend!

  24. Thanks for your comments, ladies. Is the universal love for sequins ingrained in our lady heads?! There's something about sparkles and instantly attracts me - and when the sun hit me in my sweatshirt, I felt like a walking disco ball, in a good way, haha!

    Fashion Therapist - I'm with you, girl!

    Lisa - AWESOME! I consider the giveaway postings a tiny little PSA for our fellow blogettes because there are a million and one giveaways out there (not a bad thing!). And I'll let my dad know that the thousands he spent on my braces were not in vain, haha!

    Laura - haha, not really dancing, more like getting out of my outfit pose and mid-step towards the camera - I forgot I set my self-timer to do three shots insteas of just one! My luck that the best pic out of the bunch was actually an outtake!

    modernmom - oh I waited and waited for this sweatshirt! I was lucky enough to score it on a popback last time JC had their additional 40% off sale!

    20 York Street - unfortunately I doubt the Double Torsade is still available - I think I got this necklace last spring/summer? You can probably still find popbacks on Ebay or on the Effortless Anthro weekly trade market though!

    dinagideon - I love the Boden love you spread, lady! Definitely a great brand that doesn't get enough love for their fantastic styles!

    Peggy - unfortunately I may be done with this sweatshirt sooner than I thought, haha! A bunch of the sequins are now kind of hanging off the bottom - ack, Pacey dog ...

  25. I love this adorable pullover! What an adorable way to dress up jeans!! You are just too cute!

  26. I thought long and hard about that pullover! Now I wish I HAD bought it all over again. You look great.

    Thank you for the comment on my tempora.

  27. Thank You for the giveaway mention! Good Luck!


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