Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Happy Birthday Giveaway!


Hello everyone!  I have some fun news!  Kathryn's birthday is this coming Monday (March 22nd)!  For this momentous occasion, we're inviting you to celebrate with us, and what better way to commemorate a birthday than with a special giveaway?  

A birthday gift of sorts - for one of you!  Okay, I'm terrible about keeping this kind of secret - pleasant surprises like this are just so exciting, and I'm always brimming over with the desire to share the excitement.  Here's what we're giving away:


A $20 Anthropologie gift card and accompanying cute-little-cardholder-creature-with-button-eyes-and-paper-teeth!  Leave it to Anthro to come up with something so darling.  I had my 4 year-old son, Rowan, with me today when I went to pick this up, and when the sales clerk handed it to me, I exclaimed over it with delight.  Rowan was immediately curious, and asked to see it, then asked if he could keep it.  When I explained that it wasn't for him but a gift-card holder, his little face fell, and the sales clerk, bless her heart, gave him another one to keep!  Here's the happy little man with his new toy (and his plush Ponyo toy, which he happened to be carrying with him):


But back to the matter at hand.  To be included in the drawing for this giveaway, here's what you have to do.  1) Follow our blog, and 2) leave a comment on this post, letting us know what you want to use the giftcard for.  On March 23rd, we'll do a random drawing among those who commented and follow this blog, and we'll send it out to the lucky winner!  Just a note - and this is a change from the original instructions - don't leave your email in the comments.  We've decided we don't actually want you to do that, because we want to help you protect your contact information.  When we draw the name and number of the winner, we'll post it on our blog on March 23, 2010, along with directions for that winner to contact us.  If for some reason, the winner doesn't get in touch with us within 48 hours, we'll redraw, and announce a new winner, etc.

Here's Kathryn's OOTD:

Dress: Anthropologie, by Tiny (2009)
Sweater: J. Crew "Jackie" in blossom
Belt: Anthropologie Snakebite
Shoes: Linea Paolo "Frisco" in pale pink from Nordstrom
Bracelet: super old - can't even remember where it's from!

Good luck to everyone on the givewaway!  We can't wait to find out who wins!

The Happy Birthday Giveaway entry period has closed.  Thanks for your interest!

46 comments:

  1. Ooh me, pick me!!! =)

    I'm a new Anthro shopper but already figured out how to use the handy dandy wishlist thingy and went to town! I haven't tried most of these on yet but I want to, even though some of them are apparently out of stock in my size. =(
    Homegrown dress
    Atlantis adornment tank
    Vanilla bean blouse
    Botany lesson tank in brown <3
    Dewbud tee in navy
    Arribada current dress
    Tonal gingham dress
    Hourglass surplice
    Tucked away blooms cardigan
    Fiber optics dress
    Swathed gingham blouse (this will be either an utter failure or a glorious success, not sure which yet)
    Double twist sweater
    Johara necklace (apparently only $9.95 now (!) but also out of stock...)
    Tassel fronds dress

    Somebody stop me... =)

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  2. Thank you for the awesome giveaway. I am planning to use the card for the climbing cowlneck shirt. Rowan is tooo cuteeeee...

    nettychang@yahoo.com

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  3. ahh! what a sweet gift! i love reading your posts!!

    I would use the gift card towards the super cute arribada dress, the one with the super cute turtle print!

    thank you for your kind gift!!

    jenniferwfung@gmail.com

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  4. I've just discovered your blog and truly enjoy it. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks!
    skh519@yahoo.com

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  5. I forgot to add that I would use the gift card towards one of those beautiful plates from France- the ones that have the red mushrooms painted on them- tres jolie!

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  6. Love your blog! Its so nice to have a friend to co-blog and shop together! I would use the gift card towards a pair of Anthro Garland tights or that cute Nordstrom Brass Plum cardi.

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  7. Of course I forgot to leave my email address: tloblollo@gmail.com

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  8. Oh, and happy early birthday to Kathryn!

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  9. Your blog reminds me of myself, my sister and mom who love to shop and love pretty, cute things in general. I would most likely use the gift card towards the Fragrant Valley Dress, which I may wear to my high school reunion!

    However, I am liking the new Deletta Silver Lining Dress. The possibilites are endless...

    How was Ponyo? My boys are 4 years and 2 years and we almost got it today.

    Thanks and thanks for a wonderful blog.
    gem1.mommy at gmail dot com

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  10. Thanks for your kind words, everyone!

    Gemma - Ponyo was really cute. Rowan really loves it. =) I think he relates to the main boy character, who can't be more than 5 or 6 years old. It's a sweet little film.

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  11. I follow your blog, my username is Madeline.
    I think I would use the gift card towards their Summer Choice shorts in grey. I love anthropologie!

    Thank you for having this giveaway!

    mem4dr at gmail dot com

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  12. I am now a follower- I have been following on google reader too :)
    I would use the gift card for a couple monogrammed mugs. I had 2 for many years and recently broke one of them, time for a replacement!
    Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  13. Hi, I've been following your blog on reader and love your posts. The Nordstrom shopping tips one was especially interesting! I would use the card towards the Fifth Form Shift which I cant stop obsessing over, oh and the Great and Small Coin Purse too! Thanks you for having a great giveaway ... and early happy birthday to Kathryn!

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  14. Oh my gosh, ladies! I am so glad I found your blog! You both have amazing style (and I could eat Rowan up!) Happy Birthday, Kathryn! And thanks for loving my blog in your sidebar :) I am a follower now!

    I would use the giftcard to cushion the blow of my brand spankin' new Anthro that just opened while I was on vacation. I will be tearing through there like a crazy person and every little bit counts, haha!

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  15. I love love love your blog and am just dying for the Fiber Optics Dress you wrote about! Thanks for all of these pretty things!

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  16. Happy birthday! I'm now a follower.

    I would use the giftcard on the looping lanes belt :D

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  17. I would use my gift card towards the tangled treasure sandals! Your blog is very cute.

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  18. I love your ensemble....ahhh...and the ever-allusive snake bite belt....*sigh* Mine is still "backordered" I would definitely put that sweet little gift card to good use! My anthro wish list is constantly growing. At the top of my list right now are the Cherry Juice Heels.....*sigh* I can't wait for my size to come back in stock!

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  19. I'm now a follower! I want to use it for the Pipevine dress!!

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  20. I don't think my comment showed up- I would use the card on the Pipevine dress! I'm now a follower!

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  21. Happy Birthday!

    Just stumbled across your cute blog. I was introduced to Anthropologie recently and now Tuesday's are my favorite day of the week!

    Thanks for holding such a neat giveaway. I would use the giftcard for new tees/shirts for spring.

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  22. Happy Birthday! :)

    What would I use the giftcard for? Hmm.. I'd like to use it for the backordered Drifting By Dress.

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  23. Hi! I just found your blog- I love it and am now a follower!

    I would use the card for the fifth form dress!

    Erin

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  24. Hi! Thank you for doing this and Happy Birthday!

    I would use the gift card to ease the cost of the new Windy Ride Cardigan or the Two-Wheeler Shirtdress!

    Thanks! Julie

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  25. I found your blog through Effortless Anthro and love your senses of style and cute outfits.

    Thanks for the giveaway, I'd love to be considered - this card (if I won) would go towards my Silver Lining Dress fund.

    Thanks!

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  26. Happy birthday! I just found your blog today and I love it! Extra awesome is your giveaway today! If I won, I would buy the Climbing Cowlneck or the Molded & Melded shirt.

    Have a super awesome wonderful day!

    xoxoxo

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  27. What a cool giveaway! My wish list is a mile long for anthropologie right now but I think I would put it toward the two paths trench or new york new york dress that I've been dreaming of for weeks now!

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  28. Happy birthday! I also have a March birthday. I would use the giftcard for the Cherry Juice heels!
    Thanks!

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  29. Happy Birthday!!! Rowan is adorable and I love that name!! There are so many goodies right now, it's hard to choose! Have a fab week!

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  30. Happy Birthday! I came across your blog after reading Carol's reviews on EA and just signed up to follow!

    If I were to be so lucky to win the gift card, I would definately use it toward the purchase of the Sweet and Sour Blouse. I love the mix of grey and yellow!

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  31. Happy birthday! I too found your blog through Effortless Anthro! I would use the giftcard for the Creative Outlet Tank :).

    Thanks!

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  32. Hi, I found your blog thru EA, and am glad to see you are fellow San Diegan anthro lover! I would use the card toward the wright dress! Thanks!

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  33. Happy birthday, Kathryn!!!!!

    I am a fellow Aries, too- My birthday is this week(!!), so I hope I will be lucky enough to be picked? I am going to use the gift card for the Snakebite belt! I think it'll work with a never-been-worn long dress I bought last year... and the belt will hopefully be back in stock in time for this summer look!

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  34. Happy Birthday Kathryn! I saw your guest blog over at Effortless Anthropologie and I decided to check out "In Pursuit of Pretty Things". I love anthropologie, and if I'm lucky enough to win, I'd use the gift card toward the new Two Wheeler shirtdress.

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  35. happy birthday! i'd use it toward a claudine tee

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  36. Great giveaway and happy birthday to Kathryn! :)

    I would use the giftcard to buy the Blooming Lattice Cardigan I fell in love with the moment it was online :)

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  37. Hi,

    There are so many things I would love to buy right now: chantico tank, spilling ruffles cardigan, curlytop cardigan, etc., so a gift card would definitely be put to good use. :)

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  38. Mmmmmmm... pretty things, what could be better!

    And the card would definitely have to go to towards my purchase of Laelia Bedding! I am swept away by it!

    Thanks,
    Barb

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  39. I shop at Anthro all the time and would love, love, love to win the gift card. My wish list there is HUGE, but if I had the card I'd use it toward the Greener Pastures Wedges, the Sprinkled and Shined Tank, or the Dissolving Spectrum Cardi. It's very nice of you to give the gift card away - thanks! :)

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  40. I love your blog collaboration! You both have such helpful reviews! Oh my gosh I don't know what I'd buy if I won the gift card. My wishlist is so long but at the top of my list is the fifth form shift. Thanks for doing this giveaway. Happy birthday Kathryn

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  41. Um, your blog is very dangerous and makes me feel like shopping in pursuit of pretty things. I am a poor teacher who needs pretty things so as not to succumb to the horrible stereotype of the dreary, ugly school teacher. Help a sister out!

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  42. I love that dress! And the little gift card holder is so cute, I have one too but he's missing his teeth!
    I would use a gift card voucher to buy a Claudine tee for my mother to try and stop her from stealing mine!

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  43. PICK ME! I am an exhausted maid of honor who needs a new dress for my sister's wedding in May. I hate paying full price, but I think this would help!

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  44. Ooh! Am I too late?? I'd buy a nice scent to stow in my bag. xoxo

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  45. I would love a new spring dress. Thanks

    following your blog.

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  46. Oh definitely the Hues Unfolding Cardi! Or put it towards the curtains that I am totally in love with!

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