Monday, November 4, 2013

Sequin Saunter

http://atrailofsequins.blogspot.com/2011/11/trail-head.html
This might be a meander. There are 3 things to talk about with this post but I have no clever ways to sew them together.
1. The anniversary of my blog
2. A little giveaway to say thank you
3. A few things to show if you're considering them at 50% off.
First thing, first. I wore full-on sequins to work.
Sorry if I'm offending your good senses, it's a tradition for my blog anniversary I suppose. Factory draped sequin tee. Factory skinny jean in black. Madewell heartdot boyshirt. Clifton booties also worn here.
Next, let's get to the fun stuff.
To celebrate 2 years with you and 100+1 followers (from what I can tell), I'm giving away a $25 J.Crew gift card.
Second prize is a bottle of lavender hydrosol, one of my most favorite things. Described as sweet and happy, a light spritz (OK even if wearing makeup) makes me calmed and refreshed.
Botanical Insights is the sister-in-law of a colleague and she lives by a field of lavender. Sigh. Sounds lovely.
Third prize is a Factory umbrella that I hope you don't mind me limiting to the U.S. and maybe Canada due to possible shipping challenges. I'll find a good substitute if you're an international winner. 
Here's how to enter ... please leave a comment for each of the following by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Nov. 10:
1. If you're a follower
2. If you add me to your blog roll
3. If you tell me why you should have another entry (1 per person).
Be sure to leave your email if I can't contact you through your profile.
I will generate a couple random numbers for the winners and announce with a post on Nov. 12. (I hope I haven't forgotten anything important that makes a mess of this.)
 Third stop: J.Crew's 50% off end-of-season styles.
pattern is more subtle IRL. I like them.
Liberty toothpick jean in Matilda tulip floral- fits like the other Liberty printed jeans, the pattern has a tendency to add some width,
which could be why they are still around?
 Ruffled rhinestone top - I'm wearing petite 00 and with the Collection café capri in Ratti regatta print. I like the top with a jacket,
A close-up of the bedazzling. IRL the blue "jewels" are more like sapphires, they don't photograph true.
 
I've come to a dead end so I'll say bye for now. :)


69 comments:

  1. Hey TR! Congrats on the Blogversary!!!

    I thought of you yesterday, as I was looking for some new tee shirts to replace some old ones and found a couple of sequin embellished tshirts for the holidays (daughter stole both, as critters were involved as well!) I did manage to purchase and keep a black cardigan with sequined pockets and a lovely pink sweatshirt-style sweater with pink sequin elbow patches from one of our local shops. Not expensive or an heirloom, but so fun for the holiday season: http://www.smartset.ca/Sweater-with-glitter-elbow-patches/723476,default,pd.html?dwvar_723476_color=MORNING%20MIST&start=4

    Hope you have a wonderful day and thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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    1. Hi Wendy, thanks so much! Isn't it funny how we think of our blog friends? I think of you too when I wear my Paris t-shirt, will have to show you. The little sequin elbow patches are funny and adorable, I just saw they added a couple more colors.

      I hope you're having a great weekend and it'll be fun to see who the winners are in a couple days.

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  2. Well there is a new J Crew just opened but I am trying to be good and lavendar spray isnt allowed to be sent overseas so I guess I am in for the umbrella! :) PS follow you and you're on my blogroll!

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    1. Gotcha on the follow and blogroll and thanks! I didn't know lavender spray cannot be sent overseas, I'm disappointed, it's lovely. Well, let's see who the winners are and I'll have to figure out how to adjust the prizes.

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  3. I got a lovely little blouse from Ann Taylor with just a smattering of sequins. I follow, you're on my blog roll...not sure why I need another entry except because you are so damn generous.

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    1. That's as good a reason as any, BB! Counting all your entries :)

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  4. Congrats on the blogversary! I like that black sequin top very much. And your signature printed pants!

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    1. Thanks so much, Dani! A "plain" black sequin top is classic and necessary, isn't it? ;)

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  5. Happy anniversary! Love the navy rhinestone top with navy blazer - would never have paired that but looks great!

    sbrentlinger@sevillefarms.com

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    1. Got your entry, Anon! I was pleasantly surprised by that combo too.

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  6. congratulations! I am a follower, and maybe I can get a second entry because yours is the first blog I check each day. Love your style and your reviews

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    1. Oh I'm so flattered, diane, thank you! And yes of course you have a second entry.

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  7. Love the regatta pants! I do follow you and i'm blog roll follower 102! (My google account user name is Lilium cavaliers) Why should I have another entry?.......just for the fun of it I hope?!?! ;)

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    1. Thanks, Jamie/Lilium. Fun is a great reason, you have your entries!

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  8. Congratulations! and Happy Blog Anniversary! I am and have been a follower! :D

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  9. And you ARE on my blog roll, of course, since I follow you!

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  10. And I'd love to have a third entry! Why? Because, perhaps, I have 3 daughters and clothing 4 females at J Crew gets expensive, even with promos! Thank you!!

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  11. Happy blogoversary! I follow you (as wrw1852). Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  12. No blog roll to add you to, so this comment is my request for a second entry. Because I, too, love sequins? ;)

    fdfoster @comcast.net

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  13. Happy blogiversary! I'm a GFC follower and I'd love a second entry because I love your reviews? We have similar body types, so I can trust what you say!

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    1. Thank you, MCC! And got your second entry too :)

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  14. Happy Blogversay! I don't have a blog roll and I'm afraid to mess with my template. Last time I did I trashed my header and reordered most of my posts. I love lavender any/everything. I only own 1 sequined top. Wow, I'm seriously underprivileged in the sparkle department.

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer! No need to mess with your template, I know how I fear trashing the entire blog due to a change. You would love this lavender spray, I know you would!

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  15. Congratulations!!

    I'm a follower. But of course! And you have my email, in the event I'm lucky.

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    1. Hey gigi, thank you! Yes of course I know where to find you. ;)

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  16. Hello! I just found your blog through JCA and became a follower. I also added you to my blogroll. I think I should have a 3rd entry because I would put this gift card towards an excursion vest, which I have been eyeing for MONTHS!

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    1. Hi Julie, thanks and welcome! And I look to get our opinion often ;) I love the excursion vest so I hope you get to get it soon, you've got in your entries!

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  17. Congratulations! I really enjoy reading your blog, and we're similarly sized, so your reviews really help, especially the shoe ones (it's hard to find non clunky shoes for our chicken legs!) so of course I follow!

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    1. Hi there, thank you. And I find your posts helpful. I'm planning to do a shoe post soon, but it may be a surprising one because I am swearing off JC shoes!

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    1. And I don't know why it took until now but I've just added you too..

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  19. I found your blog through JCA, and I enjoy your reviews :) I am following you, but I don't have a blog or blogroll. However, if you''d like to give me a second entry, just for fun, here's one reason: I LOVE the way you style sequins! It's an inspiration to me. :) Thanks for the great blog!

    leahklevar@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Leah! Welcome and I hope you'll visit often :) I'm humbled by your reason for a second entry. Thanks so much for your kind words.

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  20. And why do I deserve another entry? I may not, but two reasons: you taught me all I know about crazy pants, and that umbrella is just adorable and I would love to win it!

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    1. Oh you totally deserve another entry and I hope you get the umbrella!

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  21. Oh my- somehow I have missed finding your blog, with great style and reviews! (been hunting for a review of the Matilda floral denim!). Glad I popped over here from WMM's so as to catch your cashmere thoughts someday soon!
    Congratulations on 2 years! I am a follower as of now!

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    1. Thanks so much, green dress :) So glad you've come over! Thanks for the reminder about doing that cashmere post, I better keep to that promise and finish it soon.

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  22. And i'm totally adding you to the blog roll!

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    1. I love your blog too but I can't seem to figure out how to leave comments there. Oh well, but I'll still visit of course.

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  23. Hi, I follow you and I'd love to have another entry just because I enjoy your blog so much.

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  24. Oops, I guess I needed a second comment to bling on your blog.

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    1. And check, I can always use more bling. ;)

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  25. Congrats on your 1 year bloggiversary!
    I love the Ratti pants - so colourful yet chic! Also thrilled that you wore sequins to work!
    I'd love to be entered into your prize draw, but would certainly not expect you to ship the umbrella if I won it!
    I follow you, and I'm almost certain that your blog is on my blog roll - it should be but I'll have to double check.
    Err, and I should have a double entry because I'm on a shopping ban and so need that voucher (love lavender too!)

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    1. Thanks, ruth! You most certainly have three entries because you have a great reason for an extra and I'm on your blog roll indeed. We'll see what happens with the winners, I put up the prizes without thinking through how well things will ship, or even if they could be shipped. A worthy substitute will come about if you win, I promise. But I wish everyone could enjoy the lovely lavender, I'd send one to every person if I could.

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  26. Congratulations on your 2nd Anniversary! Thanks for your great reviews and the opportunity to win some great prizes! I follow your blog too! jlacy1010@gmail.com

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    1. Hi JLacy, got your entries! And crossing figures ;)

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  27. Happy blogiversary! Of course I follow your blog - you've got fantastic style, girl! Thanks for the generous giveaway!

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    1. Thank you, Lisa! You're a sweetie and I have your entries. :)

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  28. Happy Anniversary! I can't remember when I started following but it's been a while and of course you are on my blogroll as well. Looking forward to another year of entertaining posts!

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    1. Thanks so much, xoxo. Yes, yes and yes thanks for the nice words. And that reminds me I have to hop over and catch up on your latest posts. :)

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  29. Congratulations again, and, you are on my newly created blog roll. I don't know why I hadn't added one yet...

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    1. Got it, Denée. Well we all live and learn. ;)

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  30. Happy blog anniversary! To many more and thanks for the giveaway!

    1. I am already a follower and
    2. You already are on my blog roll.
    3. It was my birthday last month. :))

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    1. Hi Rose, thank you!! #3 is a great reason for a third entry, I hope I get to send you a belated birthday present. :)

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  31. Happy anniversary, that is a big accomplishment! I started a blog a year ago but didn't have the discipline to keep posting. I just read instead :)

    1. i'm a follower
    3. extra entry because im too on the shorter side... short gals are the best ;)

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    1. HI STEPH! Thank you. For me, I find approximately one post a week works out OK, at least at this point in my life. But we all need readers for certain or it'd be no fun! Short gals rule so you have an extra entry. :)

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    1. ...and although I don't have a blog roll posted on my website, I think I deserve an extra entry for avidly following all your reviews on chambray shirts. ;-)

      Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway!

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    2. Thanks, Louise! You deserve an extra entry for sure. :)

      And I have more chambray shirt reviews coming, can you believe it?

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  33. Tiffany Rose! Thanks for having such a great giveaway! celmcrae@gmail.com
    1.I follow you on blogloving.
    2. You are listed on my blog roll (even though I don't actually blog. Maybe someday).
    3. I deserve a 3rd entry because: I'm 5'3" , I'm a sucker for anything jeweled or sequined (I've bought 3 jeweled sweaters this fall so far) and I love, love, love crazy pants.

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    1. Hi Shopping Celle! And thank you. As a girl after my own heart, you have more than good reason for the third entry. ;)

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  34. Congratulations on your blog anniversary Tiffany Rose! Sorry, I missed your giveaway. I've been a follower for a long time and always enjoy your posts and passion for prints and fun combinations with prints, and of course the sparkles. Thanks for sharing some more of your lovely outfits! :)

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    1. Hi ABC, I'm sorry you missed it too. Thanks so much for your kind words. I've been a fan of yours for a long time, ever since I discovered the blogging world. :)

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