Summer Dress GIVEAWAY

April 28th, 2011

G’day all, who has their DVR set for the Royal Wedding tomorrow?  Anyone waking up early to watch it live?  I can’t wait to see Kate’s gown and William all dressed up in his fine attire too, they make such a lovely couple.  I remember watching Diana wed Charles when I was young, there’s a lot of wedding fever in the air!

Announcing the winners of the past two giveaways.  Congratulations to #5 Carrie at Making Lemonade and #298 Amanda Higgins, who both won copies of Matthew Mead’s Summer.  The winner of the Stephen Saint-Onge book No Place Like Home giveaway is #107 Jen at The Décor Scene.   Winners, send me your addresses ASAP so I can have your copies mailed to your door! 

This week’s giveaway is brought to you by Shabby Apple, an online boutique filled with the most beautiful women’s dresses in all sizes, girl’s dresses too!  The shop even has maternity dresses for you expecting moms to parade your bump in style!  I am smitten with so many, here are just a few examples of the many in their collection!

shabby apple dresses

shabby apple dresses 1

shabby apple dresses 3

Today, Shabby Apple is offering two winners their choice of any dress in the collection.  Free shipping too!

Eligibility to win one of two dresses offered by Shabby Apple:

1) Hop on over to Shabby Apple and pick your favorite dress, name it in a comment.

2) Extra entries for linking to this giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter, simply leave an additional comment mentioning where you linked (FB or Twitter).

Giveaway ends Sunday May 1st at 8 p.m. PST, 2 winners chosen at random, US only.

For promotions and discounts, be sure to ‘Like’ The Shabby Apple on Facebook!  Shop now and receive 10% off with this code:  censationalgirl10off

Good luck and have a lovely day.

 

 

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A Cheap Dye Job

April 27th, 2011

A favorite pair of jeans is like … a favorite pair of jeans.  Really, once you’ve broken in a pair that fits your backside to perfection, they really are an irreplaceable treasure.

I was switching out my winter and spring wardrobe the other day and pulled out my most favorite pair of summer capris I’ve ever owned.  Ever.  I confess I’ve even fallen asleep in them a few times, they’re that comfortable, and I don’t ever say that about denim.  I’m more of a lover of yoga pants, but these denim capris have the perfect amount of stretch and softness.  They are my favey faves. 

I’ve washed them a zillion times and they were showing it.  Everyone has their preference when it comes to the perfect shade of denim, but for me, these were way too faded to be worn out of the house.  These days as I creep closer to 40, I’m hopelessly devoted to dark wash, it’s just a little more slimming ay?

Meet my beloved crop denim jeans in their saddest state.

faded capri jeans before

 

Notice the excessively deep crouch lines.

faded jeans before

 

No, I did not say crotch, I said crouch.  I would never use the word crotch in a blog post, I’m too much of a lady.  I’ve earned these crouch lines cleaning up after kids and all those squats I do every day for the benefit of my gluteus maximus.  Actually that last part isn’t true, I can’t remember the last time I did a squat for the sake of exercise alone. 

I simply could never part with these jeans because they fit me so well, but mostly because this pair tells me two things I want to hear every single day of my life and it’s written right on the Jolt tag.  They are my daily affirmation.

“Live Your Own Dream, Follow Your Heart”

and

“You’re a size 5!”

live your dream affirmation

 

My scale begs to differ.

scale talking

Must be all that cheese

Scales are such Debbie Downers.

 

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