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smc giveaway: line knitwear

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I love being able to send a little swag your way, friends…especially when it’s a piece I’ve been exhausting in my wardrobe all season. The lovely folks at Line Knitwear asked me to check out their collection, and I instantly knew there was one piece I (and you) had to have: the Clockwork sweater.

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Much like everything else, I’ve been obsessively picky about finding the right openwork sweater this season. I wanted neutral and sheer, but with enough style to stand out a bit. Line nailed it on all counts. The Clockwork is the ultimate in easy, breezy beachwear, not to mention the perfect solution to my chronic low body temp. I love the lattice knit on this, and the tonal stripe…well, you know I love anything with a good stripe.

The best part? It’s virtually effortless to style. I’ve been wearing this all month over tees and cutoffs, or even throwing it on over a maxi dress. Because it’s sheer and has such an easy fit, it works with just about anything. I’m anxiously awaiting fall so I can layer it over a denim shirt and white jeans.

If you love it, you could buy it…it’s $208 at Madison LA right now. Or you could win one!

To enter: Comment & get one entry. Spread the word on social media, then come back and comment again to tell me where you shared, and get a bonus entry. I’ll close entries Thursday morning (7/19) and pick a winner. Max three entries per person.

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and the winner is…

Happy Memorial Day, everyone! I hope you have barbecue on your plate today…and not much else. Before you get started on all that family togetherness, I thought I’d start someone’s week off right by announcing the winner of that beautiful Eileen Fisher U-Neck linen jersey tee! So, congratulations to…

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Christine, I’ll be emailing you to get your deets!

For the rest of us, just trust me – this is a summer splurge well worth making. Head over to your local Eileen Fisher boutique and pick one up…it will change your whole outlook on white.

What a fun giveaway this was! I’m so glad everyone loved it as much as I did. A huge thanks to Eileen Fisher for sponsoring this goodness – hopefully, we can do it again soon!

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smc giveaway: the perfect white tee!

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It’s not quite a four-day week, but with Memorial Day on the horizon, I suspect most of us are counting down to the three-day weekend (and already planning to cut out early on Friday). In celebration, I have to tell you about my latest, just-in-time-for-summer find – maybe the best new find in my closet. It’s the perfect – the absolutely, undeniably perfect – white tee.

Oh, and how about if I set it up so that you can have one too?

I’m not one of those girls with a closet full of white tees – in fact, I almost never buy them, because I’m ridiculously picky in this department. Fitted white tees just aren’t always that flattering. Tight white tees are a terrible idea, and the looser versions always seem to have that light, drapey fabric that skims the body in all the wrong places.

But then, one day, I saw a Lucky editor mention that her hands-down favorite white tee was from Eileen Fisher. Now, I’ll admit, I was a skeptic. Eileen Fisher? You mean those super flowy styles you usually see on, well, the more mature set? It couldn’t be. And yet, the tee looked beautiful. So, I had to investigate – and the folks at Eileen Fisher were kind enough to make it happen.

Turns out if you go down a size, Eileen Fisher’s pieces take on a whole new life. Friends, this tee – it’s called the U-Neck Tee in linen jersey – truly is perfect.

EF smc giveaway: the perfect white tee!

The color is just the tiniest bit softer than a pure white, so it’s infinitely more flattering. It’s made of linen jersey that somehow magically drapes like linen without wrinkling. It has a shirt-tail hem and a barely A-line cut, so it grazes skin and creates a waist, but covers backsides and tummies. The neckline dips low enough to suggest without making you panic about your bra choice. And the sleeve is this flattering cut somewhere between a cap sleeve and a full short sleeve, which makes your arm instantly slimmer.

Now that I have my holy grail white tee, I’ve been thinking a lot about some of the best ways to wear it. A few things that come to mind:

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  1. Slouchy front-tuck, a chunky black belt, frayed cut-off shorts (eek, 70% off!) and a strappy flat sandal. Add black Ray-Bans and a long gold necklace to polish it up.
  2. Loose and easy over just about any colored skinny jean, a great heel (or ballet flat) in a contrasting color. Add some chunky jewelry and a mini-shoulder bag to make it yours.
  3. Fully tucked into a high-waist trouser jean, skinny belt, black or navy blazer, bright wedge. Add a day clutch and a stack of bangles, to tone it down.
  4. Loosely tucked into a maxiskirt, a chunky belt, your favorite maxi and tan flat sandals. Add…nothing at all.
  5. Slouchy and loose over a skinny printed pant (or a floaty maxi skirt), a leather moto jacket, black ankle boots. Add your favorite statement bag and let it steal the show.

You know, just a few ideas to get you started. The only downside, if there is one? It’s only available in-store at Eileen Fisher, and…well, it’s $128. So, how about if I fix all that by giving one of you your very own?

To enter, it’s the usual drill. Just leave a comment on this post, telling me how much you love this tee. For a bonus entry, share the love! Tweet about the contest (mention @shoppingscardio and @EileenFisher so we can keep track), share on Facebook (find Eileen Fisher’s Facebook page right here), blog it, Pin it…whatever form of social media makes you happy (just be sure to link to the contest and Eileen Fisher). Then just come back and leave another comment, letting me know how you shared. I’ll close entries Friday night, and announce a winner. Max of 3 total entries per person, US/Canada winners only.

Good luck!

* This fantastic giveaway is sponsored by Eileen Fisher, and hand-picked by me. All opinions are 100% my own. As always.

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smc giveaway: kate spade new york!

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So, remember earlier this year when I told you all about that beautiful new bedding line from kate spade new york? Well…they offered to give you a complete collection of my favorite style! You are lucky, lucky ducks, and I am insanely jealous. But let’s put that aside for now. Look at this gorgeousness:

Newport smc giveaway: kate spade new york!

This is the Newport collection – isn’t it just the thing to give your bedroom a spring facelift? I love how clean and simple it is (and really, except for the bows, pretty man-acceptable) – it looks like it was torn right from the pages of a design magazine (probably that beach house you’re always envious of). And to think: that could be your bed!

The winner gets a complete set of bedding for the Queen size bed in their life – or, more specifically: 1 duvet cover, 2 Euro shams, 2 standard shams, 1 coverlet/throw, 2 coverlet shams, 1 16” square toss pillow, and 1 oblong toss pillow. I would be in heaven with all those pillows!! That’s a total retail of just under $730, friends. Add a set of white sheets (or mix it up with a stripe or contrasting color), and you’ll officially have the most stylish boudoir in town.

To enter, it’s the usual drill. Just leave a comment on this post, telling me how much you love the bedding. For a bonus entry, just share the love! Tweet about the contest (mention @shoppingscardio and @katespadeny so we can keep track), share on Facebook, blog it, Pin it (just be sure to link the contest and @shoppingscardio in your tag)…whatever form of social media makes you happy. Then just come back and leave another comment, letting me know how you shared. I’ll close entries Friday morning, and announce a winner. Max of 3 total entries per person, US/Canada winners only.

And promise me you’ll send a picture of your bed all decked out in kate spade new york gorgeousness, won’t you?

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smc leap day giveaway: brooklyn industries

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Happy Leap Day, friends! It’s a day for seizing the moment, for doing something unexpected and exciting, for…getting a free dress!

Yep, my friends at Brooklyn Industries reached out to see if you’d be interested in winning one of the pretty, pretty dresses from their new spring line…now how could I turn that down? In the end, though, since spring is still a distant light on my horizon, I picked a style that will wear just as well now as it will when I finally, finally turn off the Dyson space heater in my living room.

My pick? The Aeigis – a classic shirtdress made of lighter-than-air cotton. Trust me when I tell you that the photos don’t do this versatile beauty justice. It’s as easy and carefree as they come, but with just enough structure to keep you feeling pulled together. Plus, it’s a virtual blank canvas when it comes to styling.

BKI spring smc leap day giveaway: brooklyn industries

Brooklyn Industries Aeigis Dress / Jacket / Sweater / Boots / Bag / Sandals / Sunglasses

Right now, with the weather being so gross in my part of the world, I’d probably add a tank dress underneath (for warmth and length), as well as a pair of grey tights. Then, I’d top it with a chunky Aran wool sweater and my trusty Loeffler Randall rain booties. Of course, you could always swap a chic leather moto jacket for the sweater, and add a slightly badder boot.

And when spring finally gets here? It’ll be just you and this sweet, breezy dress, bare-legged, with only a pair of K.Jacques sandals and a tiny little shoulder bag to weigh you down.

To win your very own Aeigis (yes, any color, any size), just leave a comment here sometime between now and Friday, 3/2. I’ll announce the winner Friday afternoon, so they can spend the weekend being excited about their score! As always, share on Facebook, Twitter, or heck, just about anywhere, and score a bonus entry for each share. Just come back and leave an extra comment letting me know where you spilled the beans!

Good luck, everyone!

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bevin designs: and the winner is…

The lucky lady who will be arm-wrestling me for receiving that amazing bronze cuff from Bevin is…

bevin winner bevin designs: and the winner is...Congratulations, Stephanya!

For all the rest of you, thanks so, so much for entering – if you only knew how my face lights up with every comment. And of course, a huge, huge thank you to Bevin for sponsoring this lovely little Valentine. I hope you’ll send them some love!

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smc valentine giveaway: bevin designs!

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I am so excited this morning, friends…I have a Valentine for you! And trust me, it’s much better than candy hearts and overpriced flowers. But before we get to the swag, I’d like you to meet the crazy-talented Bevin Designs. Beware…coveting is likely to ensue:

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How could you not fall for pieces that pretty? I am so in love with this collection – the designs are so substantial and statement-making, but still utterly wearable. Plus, every piece is hand-forged from bronze, sterling or copper – no fillers, thank you – so they’re sure to last forever. I was lucky enough to snag that beautiful faceted necklace above (though I picked the ring version…and talk about a massive rock on my finger!). Truly, as gorgeous as these photos are, they don’t do her designs justice. I’ve been wearing it nonstop since it arrived.

Designer Colleen Smith crafts each and every one of these beauties entirely by hand, right here in Portland. No molds here…she’s an actual metalsmith! How bad-ass is that?

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Colleen and I thought it was the perfect time to give the gift of jewelry to you, friends. That’s right, Bevin Designs wants to be your valentine! See that beautiful bronze cuff up there? Wait…let me give you a closer look:

bevin cuff smc valentine giveaway: bevin designs!

It doesn’t get more classic, or more perfect, than a bronze cuff. This one is hefty and has the most beautiful patina that carries it effortlessly from casual to dress without missing a beat. It’s a jewelry staple if ever there was one. And Bevin wants it to be all yours.

This is a Facebook contest, friends…so, to win, all you have do is “like” Bevin Design on Facebook (while you’re at it, “like” me too if you want, but no pressure – that part’s optional). Then leave a quick comment letting me know, and you’ll be entered to win! And, since I’m feeling extra generous, you can have a bonus entry if you let your friends on Twitter know about the contest as well (just come back and leave a second comment letting me know).

One entry + one bonus entry per person. The contest closes Sunday night (2/5) and we’ll announce a winner Monday morning (2/6). Good luck, friends!

* This fantastic giveaway is sponsored by Bevin Designs, and hand-picked by me. All opinions are 100% my own. As always.

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