Thursday, December 15, 2011

Yet Another Dose of Holiday Cheer and Festive Giveaways!

Okay, I have to admit - when I realized I was going to be able to give this next thing away to one of you, I nearly passed out from sheer giddiness. In fact, I'm barely restraining myself from just pulling the trigger and buying it now. For me. Not for you. The one for you is being generously provided by one of my favorite ethical online retailers, Future:Standard.

My friends, let me introduce you to the Willow Top:

Willow Top

Long-time readers will know that I love Future:Standard for their fantastic ethics (all of their items are sourced from vendors who exercise sustainable and fair trade practices and they're a member of 1% for the Planet), and the fact that F:S is a local San Diego-based small business, and again, woman-owned. It doesn't hurt that there's lots of stuff in their shop that really need to make their way into my closet either (like this blouse, this dress, this dress - look at it on the model! LOVE!this skirt, and well, I could go on for a while).

Oh, gosh. I think I might really need that d a c e dress in my life. Gah! Focus, Carol! It's a giveaway post - not a wishlist post! 

So! What was I saying? Oh, right - a Future:Standard giveaway! One extraordinarily lucky winner will receive the Willow Top (pictured above - a $160 value!) in her size.

Entering is simple. Here's what you have to do:

1) Check out Future:Standard's online store, and leave a comment below, telling us what your favorite item is.

For a second entry:

2) Follow this blog (easy-peasy - just click on the Google Friend Connect button in the sidebar). Let us know in the comments below.

For one more entry (and a grand total of 3 chances to win!):

3) Tweet about this giveaway, including @raphaela235 and @FutureStandard. (Let us know you did it, in the comments below.)

Entries will be accepted through Wednesday, December 21st. We'll tally all the entries and then do a random drawing for the winner. Just a note - please don't leave your email in the comments. We want to help you protect your contact information. When we draw the name and number of the winner, we'll post it, 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.


Good luck to everyone, and thanks for entering!


***This giveaway has now ended. Thanks for your interest!***

79 comments:

  1. Sara-You, Me and AnthropologieDecember 15, 2011 at 6:45 PM

    I like the Jaeger bag :)

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  2. Sara-You, Me and AnthropologieDecember 15, 2011 at 6:45 PM

    Following too!

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  3. Love the silk crepe blouse!

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  4. I like the lucky skirt!

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  5. and i follow this blog!

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  6. I like the "Willow Top" best!  (I would be so excited to win this!)  the "Sarah Dress" (which you reviewed) is pretty cute too though.  ;)

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  7. I follow you via Google Reader.  :)

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  8. Love so many things.... the belted trench jacket is very cute though.  Thanks for the fun giveaway!  jaimelinnea at yahoo dot com  I follow you too!

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  9. I do love their ethics!  I really like the Jaeger bag!

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  10. LOVE this top!  Well, I`m so pleased to see my fave Montreal brand Covet on their site- the Aztec print silk blouse is gorgeous, but too cropped for me.  I am totally in love with this blouse now. eeps. silk addict.

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  11. Love the belted trench, the side buttons are awesome!

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  12. I follow you with gfc as well :)

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  13. I'm a follower on Google and Facebook!

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  14. My favorite item is the Convertible Wrap. I actually own it and know how comfortable it is. I'm also a follower. Thanks for the giveaway of such a lovely blouse.

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  15. My favorite item is the Striped Dress with Silk Hem. SO cute!

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  16. I'm loving the cowl neck vest

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  17. I follow you via google reader. Good times!

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  18. I really like the sophia dress! I am also a follower on gfc!

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  19. So much cute stuff! I LOVE the Belted Trench. :D

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  20. I love the astrological sign necklaces!

    My email is carmendvalera@yahoo.com

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  21. I love the short sleeve silk blouse in Marine! 
    I am a follower and will tweet (@sungirldotorg) about this too! :)

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  22. Honestly, I think the Willow top is my favorite!  I also really love the virgo necklace.

    I am a follower via GFC:)

    Kristin
    lovelyapidae(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. I love the principles of future standard & wished more retailers were like them! I myself loved the willow top & the chateau maxi is gorgeous!

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  24. I really like the Striped Dress with Silk Hem; so sweet. And I am a follower!

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  25. My favorite is the Willow top, followed by the silk crepe dress as a close second! 

    I am a GFC follower. 

    Shaina
    shainabiron(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. I love the Mongolian Tweed dress!

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  27. I started shopping at F:S earlier this year because I learned about it on In Pursuit of Pretty Things.  I love this store!  I love the Striped Dress with Silk Hem.  The Willow Top is also so cute!  Thanks for introducing F:S to me!  Yay!

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  28. I love the Striped Dress with Silk Hem - and the Willow Top. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  29. I follow you on Google Reader.

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  30. I love the Iris blouse! 

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  31. I love the Bedford dress, and I'm also a blog follower via Google friend connect! Yay for such a fun giveaway, the Willow top is gorgeous!

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  32. I think the Willow top is so cute but I also have a little crush on the striped color block henley.

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  33. I'm a follower.  Would love the Long Sleeve Wrap Cardigan.  Thanks for the fab give away.

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  34. hi!!! i'm so excited. i love the mongolian tweed cocktail dress. i'm a size small, and a follower. thanks!

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  35. I like the kava dress.

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  36. I can't pick just one!  I really love the Mongolian Tweed Cocktail Dress, Cowl Neck Vest and the Cancer Necklace!

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  37. thanks for holding this wonderful giveaway! I am in love with the silhouette of the Lapel dress - so classic and flattering!

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  38. I am following via Google Connect. 

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  39. I love the Greer Tulip skirt.

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  40. Loving the Jaeger handbag!

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  41. Oh, and I'm also a follower!

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  42. My favorite item is the Sophia dress!

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  43. So difficult to choose - love the constellation necklaces, but also the Slanted Dress!

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  44. Sarah dress, willow top, silk crepe top are welcome in  my closet any time! 
    Thanks for the giveaway... 

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  45. I like the short sleeve silk blouse! 

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  46. I love the Margie Dress!

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  47. The Mongolian Tweed Dress is to die for!  So classy and chic! I'd love to win it!  I also follow your blog. :)

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  48. Iris Blouse is so pretty in black! Hudson top is also lovely.

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  49. I love the Bedford dress

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  50. Following your blog. Thx for the giveaway

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  51. Hi Carol, I love the Sarah Dress! Thanks! Amaryllis (amaryllic at gmail dot com)

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  52. sophia dress is my fave, but the blouse that you have as a giveaway is pretty nice, too.  

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  53. What a wonderful giveaway! This blouse is gorgeous. My favorite item from the shop is the Dylan Dress by Dace.

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  54. I'm a follower :-)

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  55. I love the willow top!

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  56. I'm a follower via Google Connect.

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  57. My fav is the Jaeger bag!

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  58. Now a follower of your blog :)

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  59. I like the Iris Dress :)

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  60. I am a follower too!!

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  61. the rio ruffle top is adorable! but honestly i think the willow may be my absolute fav!

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  62. This blouse is so pretty and I love the Swallow necklace.  It's even made in my part of the country, the Pacific Northwest.

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  63. Following your blog on Facebook.

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  64. <3 the Mongolian Tweed Cocktail Dress!

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  65. The Slant dress is gorgeous!

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  66. And I'm a blog follower!

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  67. I love the Sarah dress!

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  68. Also follow you on Google :)

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  69. Love the kava dress!

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  70. And I'm a follower

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