birthday bash, day one: inhabit cashmere!

{Entries now closed, but thanks for looking!}

Hi all! Welcome to the first day of what I think just might be the most exciting week EVER at ShoppingsMyCardio: it’s our fifth birthday! Exactly five years ago today, I launched ShoppingsMyCardio, and I can honestly say I had no idea what the hell I was doing. But it all turned out okay! I’m absolutely overwhelmed that I’ve been here this long, and so, so honored that you choose to come visit me every week. What started out as a whim has become a conversation with you that I look forward to each and every day, and I can’t thank you all enough for that.

Since taking you all out for beer and cake was geographically impractical, I thought instead I’d put out a call to a few of my absolute favorite brands to see if they could help us celebrate. And wow, did they respond! They were so wonderful, so generous, and so excited to help us blow out those candles, that we actually have a week-long Big Blog Birthday Bash planned! That’s right, FIVE amazing prizes, which I’ll be telling you about over the next FIVE days (god, but I love symmetry). And with that, drum roll please….

Our first giveaway of the week is from a brand that’s near and dear to my heart: Inhabit NY. You know my love of cashmere runs deep, particularly when it comes to Inhabit’s unparalleled collection – I’ve been waxing poetic about them almost as long as I’ve been blogging. I have yet to buy a piece from them that doesn’t thrill me to the bone, and every last one is in constant rotation in my closet.

To kick off our big Birthday Bash, Inhabit is sending one of you this cashmere scoop-back pointelle pullover (retail is $328!), fresh from their spring collection! You can choose whatever color and size suits your fancy – I’m partial to the Lake blue, but they’re all beautiful.

I can’t even tell you how much I love this sweater – hands down, it was my favorite piece from their spring line. The slim, elbow-length sleeves and little asymmetrical pointelle details at the waist keep it elegant, and the scoop in the back is subtly sexy but bra-friendly. And I confess, I’ve worn it backwards a couple of times for a little extra va-va-voom. It’s the perfect work-to-cocktails shell under a blazer, but I love the way it dresses up slouchy boyfriend jeans and a ballet flat, or any number of spring skirts. It may just be the perfect spring/summer basic.


I really wanted to reward my regular, loyal readers with this giveaway. So, for this week in particular, sticking around pays off. Every day this week, I’ll announce a new, completely amazing prize. That day, you can enter up to three times, and each of those 3 entries qualifies you to win any of the five prizes announced all week – you’re not just entering for that day’s specific prize. So, how to do it? Simple:

Entry 1. Comment on the post. Easy peasy.

Entry 2. Facebook: “Like” Shopping’s My Cardio (I know, vain much?), and repost the contest on Facebook (with a link), using those brand new, handy-dandy little buttons at the bottom of the post (using the button is optional, but they’re new and exciting!). Use your imagination, but something like this would work well:

I just entered to win the most gorgeous @Inhabit cashmere sweater @Shopping’s My Cardio!

…then come back and leave a second comment telling me you did so.

Entry 3. Twitter: “Follow” @ShoppingsCardio, and tweet about the contest (with a link) using those same fancy buttons. Just as a suggestion:

I just entered to win the most gorgeous @inhabitny cashmere sweater @shoppingscardio! #SMCBirthdayBash

…then come back and leave a third comment letting me know you got that done.

If you enter all three times every day this week, you’ll earn a total of fifteen entries, dramatically increasing your odds. Make sense? We’ll close entries Monday night (6/13), and announce the lucky, lucky winners on Tuesday, 6/14. Oh, US/Canada residents only on this one, I’m afraid – and your presents are coming to you straight from the sponsors donating them.

Good luck, friends!

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65 comments on “birthday bash, day one: inhabit cashmere!

  1. Teddi

    This sweater is seriously amazing… heading over to Inhabit right now to check out more from their spring line.

  2. jill

    CONGRATS on your anniversary! how exciting 🙂 and yesss i would love to win this gorgeous sweater 😉 xo jillian

  3. Susan

    The sweater is beautiful! Also love the open back – very fun, the conservative front, contrasted with he open back. My (long) hair always tickles me in this style top.

    Congrats on 5 yrs! And on getting me addicted to cashmere that I can not afford – I mean that in a good way 🙂

  4. Chandra

    Love the sweater! I posted on facebook. I’d tweet if I twittered but I don’t, so I didn’t. 😉

  5. Chandra

    I now “like” you on facebook too! Promise when I move to Portland you’ll take me to all these great shops.

  6. Lisa S

    I LOVE Inhabit, and that sweater is one of my favorite things from them, ever! Thanks for the giveaway.

  7. Xan

    Lovely sweater, such a great mix of classic & modern details. Thanks for running such an awesome birthday giveaway!

  8. Suzanne

    Love! Thanks for introducing me to Inhabit cashmere, my life has not been the same! Happy Birthday!

  9. DL

    uh oh, i think i did this in reverse order? consider this my original comment and the post above the “one after facebook.” oops!

  10. Kendra

    Wishing you a very happy 5th birthday–in internet years, that’s pretty old! Thanks for kicking off the celebration with such a fun giveaway!