Monday, June 08, 2009

Another Tequila Sunrise (and 500th Post Giveaway!)

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Huzzah! The time has come for my 500th post.

Wow - I can't believe that this is my 500th time I have polluted the webwaves with my inane dribble. I'm suprised some of you people are still around!

So, to reward your bravery (perhaps naivete?) I am giving away THREE dresses this time.

Here is how the giveaway will work:

1. Leave a "relevant" comment below (or in tomorrow's post - I'll tell you when to stop ;P)

2. If you link to this giveaway I will enter you TWICE - leave me a comment letting me know that you are linking me though, because although I do visit all of your blogs, I would hate to miss someone

3. I will pick three winners over three days. Rather, using a random generator, I will pick three winners but only announce it slowly. For example, Wednesday I will announce the first winner, and so on....

4. The first winner will get to CHOOSE their prize, the second winner will choose between the remaining two and the third, you get the idea.

5. Yes, I am giving you three choices- The choices are:


This NWT Forever 21 chiffon layer dress in size small (really small, I can't fit in it and I have a 34 in chest, prob fit a 32")


This NWOT Love Yaya dres (retail $176! At Shopbop! WOW) - same as above, except mine has light horizontal white stripes across the skirt part. This dress is roomy up top and super stretchy on the bottom so, though it is a size 2 (small) it could fit a medium, easily.


This gently used (no signs of wear) Sprouts Tunic dress from Forever 21 in a size small. This dress could totally fit a medium though because its empire waist is very stretchy. Lovely dress, so soft!

Speaking of soft dresses, my Splendid dress reminds me of a cold, tall glass of Tequila Sunrise.

I have a habit of trying to match a lot of the colours I wear and luckily for me, I own a lot of coral. I even had coral Pour La Victoire sandals that went perfectly with this outfit, but I didn't want to be TOO matchy matchy.

Though I love coral with my skintone and hair, I have other favourite colours I wear a lot of in summer: Royal Blue, White, Yellow and Green are my main staples.

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Dip-dye Dress: Splendid; Wedges: Go Jane; Bag: Mango MNG; Ring: ASOS; Bracelets and earrings: F21; Bathing suit: Victorias Secret

What colours do you wear most once the warmer temps hit? Do you switch it up or stick to the same colours year round?

Lemme know below and you'll be entering the contest:)


GOOD LUCK!


PS - this contest is open to EVERYONE EVERYWHERE (except: Russia - crazy shipping problems with that country. Sorry!)

72 comments:

iluved said...

i wear way too much green since it matches my eyes so well. i am trying to get more purple and blue into my wardrobe. however, i suck at shopping and accessorizing...def envious of your clothing collection!!

LOVE that third dress

~nOe~ said...

congrats on the 500th post.
:)

*S* said...

Congrats on your 500th post!! Wow! If only I can stop procrastinating and start writing in my blog. HAHA. I wear a lot of black and white. There is this awesome dress at Express that's black, white and yellow that I'm dying to get so I can wear it at my bday party. I'll have to wait for another week until I can get it.

justbecausefashion said...

Nice to have found ur blog! firstly congrats for the 500th post (we are now in our 1st month).
My colours?? WHITE on summer & BLACK/RED the whole year...
greeting from spain,

gloria
xxx G&L

Bella said...

500 post... that's amazing! And wow, you look so gorgeous in that coral dress.
I love the shot of the bikini top and bag. So cool. xxx

Carlotta said...

congrats on the 500 post!!!
love love your dress I want one too it's such a gorgeous color !!
I've a giveaway too on my blog check it :)

Kristin said...

Congrats on your post prowess! I'm loving aqua and coral right now! p.s. That ring is fabulous! We're having a giveaway too today!

Odette said...

Congrats on 500 posts!

I am a loser and don't switch anything up season to season. I just get too frustrated trying to fit stuff to my body, so when I find stuff that works I just wear it year round! :)

Couture Carrie said...

Woo hoo! Congrats on your 500th post, darling!

This giveaway is tres generous!

And you look lovely in that Splendid dress!

xoxox,
CC

said...

I found your blog on Budget Babe and I'm adding you to my bloglist as well. Congratulations on your 500th post!

I live in NY so black is a staple color. But in the warmer weather, I love bringing out my yellows - mustard, canary, amber, school bus yellow, saffron etc. It's just a breath of fresh air from the winter black.

FJ said...

Mmm tequila sunrise. Everytime I thnk about them I think of Puerto Vallarta. That's where I had my first. Good times.

OmnisLucis said...

i love your earrings. I wear lots of white during the day once it hits ridiculous temperatures and for going out, mainly bright colors to contrast my tan. congrats on your 500th!

LeeHovey said...

Hello, I love this coral color on you as well!

I have your blog linked on mine and I read everyday, love it! YOu are gorgeous BTW, amazing cheekbones! :)

coni said...

I love wearing yellow during warmer weather! it always brightens my mood and makes me feel shiny and happy!

Erica said...

Congratulations on your 500th post!
I love your blog, I don't really have one, but I plan on starting one soon. Those dresses are beautiful! :):)

Erica said...

To answer your question, (sorry! :))
I love neutral colors - navy blue, grey (ESPECIALLY GREY), white, and I really love yellow! Those colors never fail to make me happy to wear. I love having pink somewhere in my outfits too. :)

Lesterlee55 said...

i alternate my colours by mood, weather, occasion, location etc. i love to wear a variety of colours and try to mix and match colours in my oufits.

love your blog, look forward to reading it everyday!

mylifeontheelist said...

Congrats on 500!

I don't change things up much in the summer from the winter... Rather than go-to colours, I just have ones I avoid - yellow, orange, coral, red, white (opting usually for off-white)...

I'm just so freaking pale with my light brown hair and green-blue eyes... Now I wonder what I should be wearing...

Brittney said...

Congratulations on the 500th post. I need to get around to posting something to my blogs. I procrastinate too much unfortunately.

I wear a lot of cobalt blues and purples. This summer I am incorporating white and green along with some reds as well. :)

Alice said...

that is a lovely color on you!

hmm, i'll have to track and see if i have any particular summer colors. right now i absolutely CANNOT stop wearing sundresses, which is a bit of a change for me! i'm actually planning to go shop for some new ones during lunch tomorrow, because the 4 i have are getting such high use in the rotation :-)

josie(bean) said...

what an adorable blog! i too love coral, but i have dark brown-black hair with tan-very tan skin so the color contrast works well in the summer :)

Wayfarer said...

Congrats on the 500th post! It's so neat to go back to the first post to see how it all began.. I just hit the big # 7 post myself.. lol.

As for summer colours, I'm ALL about the neons. Fluorescent greens, pinks, yellows.. I got a couple neon tanktops from American Apparel when I was in Vegas and they are so much fun! I need to be just a bit more tanned to pull it all off though.
It's nice to just add a piece or two to the regular summer wardrobe instead of having my whole outfit being neon, i believe I took care of that fashion disaster in the early 90's :)

Again, congratulations! I look forward to the NEXT 500 :)

Jenni said...

i wear a lot of black and white, but in the summer, i love florals. every year, i seem to purchase at least one floral skirt, which means i have wayyy too many haha. coral is a great color on you! love the blog :)

leeselooks said...

happy 500th!

you look stunning in rich/deep shades.
+you have such a rock-hard-body!


oh my- i love that sailor dress. p e r f e c t for sailing down here in the cape. although i don't sail. but i think if i have that dress i definitely will ;)

have a wonderful week.

xoxox

JBalloon said...

I tend to wear brighter clothes in the summer - greens and yellows are my favorite.

Hillary said...

congratulations on reaching 500!!

I've been loving raspberry red/pink this summer. My wardrobe tends to be very neutral so it's nice to brighten it up during the summer.

♥ fashion chalet said...

I love your shoes, sweetie!!! :)



x, thanks

♥ fashion chalet said...

oh and of course, 500 congrats on your 500th post ;)




x

geisharock said...

Congrats on the big 5-0-0!! That's a lot of posts :) In summer I love wearing pastels (it brings out the baby pink in me!) and white (if I'm not going anywhere that might involve dirt/red wine/etc), but I'm addicted to black at the moment so this summer will probably see me injecting that little bit of black to balance out the colour! You look gorgeous in coral :) xoxo

Amy said...

Congratulations on your 500th post!! :)
You look fantastic in coral, it does look great with your skin and hair! In the summer, I mostly wear shades of blue and green. It brings out the blue undertones in my skin I guess. lol

Eyeliah SS said...

Yay 500!!! I love that last dress, if I was to win any of the other ones please count me out cuz they'd be too small! lol.
Love the dress you are weating too, sooooo perfect for last weeks uber-hot weather!! I wore the gingham top on my blog today too - woop love it, thank you!

Liz said...

Hi! I just came upon your blog by your comment on budgetbabe, you are so gorgeous! In answer to the question I tend to wear crazy amounts of white (instead of my go to black in winter)! I love teal too, I have a sick obsession with it! So basically my perfect summer outfit is a teal flowy top with white short shorts and amazing sandals!

Laura said...

I'm just thrilled that I found your blog sweetie. How fab are you? What a great giveaway. Stop by and let me know your thoughts about wearing your boyfriend's shirt...

Stefanie said...

I definately wear more colour as the weather heats up, especially pale pastel colours because they look best in spring and summer.

Anonymous said...

I love your dress and bikini! I completly switch up my colors when summer hits! As soon as i get a tan i love wearing the bright colors. I could not pull off coral in the winter though. I usually stick to neutrals in winter, grays, brown, beige, white and black, perhaps some blue thrown in or something for color. In the summer hello coral, bright pink, turquoise and patterns. I also switch my nailpolish in the summer, hello bright colors. The brighter the better.

Maria, Vancouver BC
billiondollarprincesss@hotmail.com

( . )( . ) said...

When the weather starts to warm around spring time I love really warm colours like yellow, orange and pinks but in softer hues. Pastels are great, kind of like, summer is just around the corner! I love to wear brights in summer. Really out there bright dresses. Spring makes me feel whimsical and childlike, so I stick to simpler designs.

Come winter I tend to dull it down a bit, favouring greys and browns and alot of black.

believablegiraffe said...

Hey. I love the second dress best. The first one is super cute but I was born without a waistline. I thought of the perfect career for you: you should travel and write for a magazine, or be on a traveling show. It would be the perfect way to showcase your incredible style, and girls everywhere would love it. The travel shows I see on tv all have frumps on them, and if you had a show you could also visit vintage shops. I've tried linking our blogs, but I've been having an issue, so I will make another attempt:

www.believablegiraffe.blogspot.com

Thanks, Karina!
Jordan

P.S. Lately I've been obsessed with yellow, but I usually stick with white, green, or blue. Love the coral dress.

Lea said...

Well, this is my relevant post
ps. I'm totally linking back to your blog
and that second dress is basically my dream summer dress.
I have this jacket that I basically destroyed in order to make it this wonderful sailor inspired blazer, and I've been looking for the perfect outfit to add it too.
And when the warmer weather hits, I try to never wear black.
But mostly, I cut my hair short and dye it crazy colors.
for some reason, I feel like natural, darker hair colors fit more in winter, and bleach blonde and magenta should be done in the summer months.

Underfunded Heiress said...

I love to wear colors like aqua, light purple and of course pink for summer. I don't like dark drab fall/winter colors. I'm much more of a summer color girl.

Love the coral on you! Very cute.

Not sure how to link. I will google it and try it.

Jessica said...

I love love your fashion pictures! You always look amazing.

So colors? Does white count? It is my favorite summer color, it really highlights my tan. So I am super psyched about the dresses you are giving away- all winners.

Seriously though- I may have an excess of white in my wardrobe... or maybe there's no such thing as too much? Ya, that's the one.

Elizabeth Victoria C said...

cute bathing suit and nail varnish colour!! xx

Write Me Beautiful said...

I like the color turquoise a lot, but I don't have a lot of that color in my wardrobe. I keep my colors pretty neutral most of the time and just stick to white, black, and lighter shades of brown for the summer. I love the jewelery with the dress - very cute!

Sabrina said...

congrats on the 500th post..hoping for 500 more!
it's great to see how much your blog has grown.. i've been following you for a while.


i love that dress. i saw it on shopbop and now you are sorta convincing me to order it...

you look fab!!

Annie said...

Coral looks awesome with your brown eyes!!

Anthea said...

I love the second dress. Well I was concerned about my summer wardrobe due to the expensive prices in Japan but I am lucky because now there is forever 21 !! WOohoo..my wardrobe is shaping up quite nicely haha Congrats on you five hundredth post!

Eleh said...

the dye dress got me staring! it looks pretty on you!! and congrats on the 500th post :D

Amelia said...

Congrats on 500! I adore your dress--the ombre and color are perfect. I try to wear lighter and brighter colors in the summer, but I have so much dark in my wardrobe that it's rather hard. Don't enter me for the contest--one win is enough.

closeup said...

nice dress

Mary said...

Woo hoo! The big 500!

I wear a lot of blues, greens, and coral in the summer. Love it with a tan!

Kelly said...

Oh lady! Congratulations! I've been following you for how long now? 3 years? You've come so far!

-WB

Talk Pretty To Me said...

WOW 500! Congrats! Speaking of Tequlia Sunrises ha ha I had one the other night that knocked me straight on my ass. I love the color of the dress. I gotta say my go to colours are coral and chocolate brown!

xoxo
J

www.talkprettytome.blogspot.com

Emz said...

Oh I'm loving your summer looks!! Congrats on the 500th post haha, and I love the dresses you're giving away. You must have such a fabulous closet!

Ashley B ;-) said...

I love the colour of that dress! The coral and pink look really beautiful on you! Thanks for the comment!

Shannon said...

I do tend to try and wear lighter colors in the summer. Because Nova Scotia gets so cold in winter, I tend to wear a lot of darker colored knits. Black is pretty much my winter color of choice. Spring and summer means I can bring out the brights and match the flowers.

Congrats on the 500th post! That's amazing.

prettyneons said...

Hello's,
whoa I adore all your accessories, especially those earrings the colour is so bright and yum!

PeAce & BoWs...
prettyneons X

caroline said...

i love wearing white during summer, and i love comfy clothes! dresses are favourites. i love your coral coloured dress btw.

congrats on the 500th post.
i hope i win:)
x

DaisyChain said...

Congrats on your 500th post!

I tend to wear a lot of brown, or pinks in the Summer.
I love yellow, but it doesn't suit me,
and as much as I adore my bog standard black looks, I overheat like mad in the summer.

Ohh, blue sneaks in a bit too.

Pinky said...

I end up wearing tons of pink, teal and white. I try to stay away from black and other dark colors.

And OMG 500 posts...that is an achievement for sure =)

Janine said...

**Congrats on the 500th post!!!
**All your pics are totally fab!!
**I wear tons of white and yellow during the warmer times. Lots of linen too : )
**DC is super duper humid, so linen and white is a must have around here!
**My favorite store...geez, does online count? If so, I would say Asos.com all the way!

<3

Joby said...

Congrats on 500 posts and now more, love them.

Your dress is another sensation, with your tan it really suits your skin colour!

I love greens and blues at the moment bu as soon as the weather heats up I tend to try and add more colurs oranges etc, why I love your outfit.

Vivian said...

White flowy outfits with khaki defines summer for me- urban safarii style. <33 But for winter my color palatte is so boring- grays and blacks.

Ashleigh said...

Right now im really into light colors like whites and neutrals however in the summer I am always drawn to bright colors like pinks, yellows, etc....and florals :P...
I love some of these dresses you are giving away! such a sweetie

J said...

during the summer I usually wear white and neutrals, but I also love jewel tones (even though they're supposed to be for the autumn), so I throw some of those in. royal blue is my favorite :)

ZombieLace said...

CUTE DRESSES! I especially love the last two. I am always drawn to yellow in the summer but it's unfortunate because it's a color that really doesn't bode well with the rest of my skin. So I painted my nails yellow instead!

Amy C. said...

i love to wear white and navy blue because those colors are so crisp and clean. but i also really like to wear hot pink or turquoise.

Mode Junkie said...

love coral on you! on everybody actually. happy 500th! ;) and those wedges are amazing!

Karinaxoxo said...

Congrat-u-f*cking-lations =)

<3 the dress from shopbop!

I usually go the opposite in summer - I wear more whites, beige and black (because these colours looks AMAZING with a tan!) In winter, I'll go for bold hues to try and brighten up the shitty weather!

And I'm linking this up!

Ashley said...

I love your earrings, what a beautiful color! I unfortunately tend to stick to my black/white/grey routine all year long, even in the summer, but I'm trying to break that cycle and wear more bright colors this year!

e.p. said...

My favorite color is yellow, and so I try to wear yellow year-round. But in the winter, I do try to tone it down a bit with grays and whites. So in the summer, I go crazy with my yellow! (:

P.S.
Congratulations on the 500th post!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the 500th post! Awesome accomplishment. I love turquoise in the summer :) Mmhh... goes with any shades between black and white, and many colors of the rainbow...

smtracyt at hotmail dot com

Hanako66 said...

such an awesome giveaway! you look great as always! congratulations on 500!!!

I Love Snackfood said...

i love those earrings! where did u get them? I'm gonna try out this coral red for my friend's wedding. I'm still two sided because I'm tan, and can be yellow-ish if the lighting sucks. Anyhow, your pixes are an inspiration. And comeby my lil shop if you like online shopping. We are from Msia, so the exchange rate is pretty cheap!