Monday, February 8, 2010

GIVEAWAY: Nina Garcia Style Strategy Book & F21 Bracelet

Give it away, Give it away now
I love books and I order them often. But apparently my method of filling up my amazon cart with books and then then ordering a large batch of back fired back on me this week. For the first time using this method I ended up with two of the same book. So instead of getting upset I decided to reward my loyal readers and offer the extra book up for a GIVEAWAY!!
The book is the Nina Garcia Style Strategy book. Nina Gracia is the head stylist at Marie Claire, a Judge on Project Runway and is a Fashion Styling Icon. Her book details closet staples and her method of shopping for new pieces. I am also including Forever 21 stud bracelet similar to the one I wear often as part of the giveaway. It is one of my favorite accessories and it adds just a touch a rocker edge to my outfits.
The winner will receive this Forever 21 Stud Bracelet and Nina Garcia's Style Strategy Book


Giveaway Rules:
You must be a resident of the U.S.

To Enter:
1. Leave a comment on this post about what you are most excited about to wear this spring.

Want to increase your chances to win? Here are two more options to get additional entries:

1.Become a follower of this blog through blogger, and then post another comment letting me know you've done so. Please Make sure to post a second comment if you would like a second entry.

2.
If you're already a follower, make a second post mentioning that you are already a follower to count as your second entry. The multiple entries are necessary for when I use random.org to generate a winner.

3. Mention this giveaway with a link to my blog on your blog. Then post another comment here with a link to the post you mentioned the giveaway.

The contest will end on Sunday, February 14 at Midnight PST.
I will announce the winner Monday February 15th
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If you have any questions, please email me at Ambersnotebook@gmail.com

Good luck!!
{special thanks to J at The Look 4 Less for helping me with the Giveaway logistics and for letting me use her wording for the giveaway rules!}

214 comments:

  1. I'm lame and don't know what I'm looking forward to wearing this Spring. I've never really shopped for season. Yes, I know. I need to.

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  2. Florals and dresses is what I am most looked forward too. I have expanded my dress collection this winter and I can't wait to wear them without tights.

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  3. I read that statement necklaces are making way for statement bracelets... so I'm looking forward to wearing 3/4 or short sleeves and dressing up my wrists -maybe with your rocker cuff ;)

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  4. I posted about your giveaway on my blog too.

    http://shopwithcoffee.blogspot.com/2010/02/giveaway-alert.html

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  5. I am looking forward to pairing sweet ruffled tops with something more rough, like the stud bracelet.

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  6. I'm soooo looking forward to fun, flowy knit dresses for spring. I practically live in them when the weather turns warm. I have to admit that I wistfully slipped one on the other day despite the 12" of snow outside my window :(

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  7. ...and I am a new follower (as of last week!) I subscribe via Google Reader. Love your blog!

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  8. I am really looking forward to wearing lots of florals and filling my wardrobe with more cute dresses this spring!

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  9. this spring i am most looking forward to wearing my favorite dresses with flats and sandals!

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  10. i am most looking forward to florals! and dresses. i'm in florida so hopefully warm weather is right around the corner.

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  11. and i'm a follower with google reader :)

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  12. Hi! I just found your blog and really like it!
    I am looking forward to wearing the trenchcoat I bought last fall.
    But because of the harsh winter we are having, I think I will have to wait another 2 to 3 months for that.

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  13. I am most looking forward to DRESSES!
    I would like a lace blouse, and anything edgy looking!

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  14. I am a follower via google reader! :)
    crocokat at gmail dot com

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  15. Aww, I really want that bracelet!!

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  16. I'm most looking forward to florals... totally not my usual style, but that makes it exciting to find ways to work it in there!

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  17. I'm excited about wearing a F21 fushia, party dress! It was supposed to be for a holiday party that was cancelled due to snow. The dress will be darling with a cardigan or blazer for those chilly but beautiful Spring days.

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  18. I am all about fun dresses and I always try to challenge myself to make the same dress work for different settings (work, going out, weddings, etc.) by pairing them with a variety of things. Awesome giveaway, thanks!

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  19. And, I am an avid follower. LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog!

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  20. YAY! Love this giveaway! I follow you already and always tell everyone else about you, does that count ;) LOL!

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  21. PS-obviously that means that your blog rocks my world :) haha, I am so excited for Spring--the nautical stripes, the nudes, the coral/orange polishes, the florals (I plan to pair mine with leather belts), blazers etc...Love it all!!!
    xxoo

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  22. What a fabulous giveaway! I am most excited to wear my new Anthropologie Leather jacket (asymmetical zipper, cropped style - perfect for layering) and my cheapie F21 striped boatneck tee (loving stripes for spring/summer)!

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  23. PS - I am a follower via Google Reader!

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  24. Ok... Im looking forward to bright-BRIGHTS, cannot wait to wear some luminous pink/yellow!

    Im a follower already!

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  25. I'm super excited to wear flirty little dresses with bare legs and platform shoes!

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  26. Colors! I'm so excited to wear bright colors that scream, "I was so sick of winter!"

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  27. I'm also excited about sundresses this spring. Nothing I love more than walking to work with warm air between my bare legs and sunshine on my shoulders :)

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  28. plus, I'm a follower on google reader

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  29. I'm a Google Reader follower and would love a second entry! Greg blog! :)

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  30. That bracelet is very cute and I the book looks fabulous as well. I love giveaways!

    I am most looking forward to wearing open toed shoes again! Even open toed shoes with tights is not enough to brave a Utah winter. Mostly, I just want spring to be here already. I'm sick of my coats.

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  31. I recently became a follower as well! Love your style and posts ;)

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  32. I am really looking forward to spring clothes b/c I was pregnant last year (had my baby April 3) so I haven't been able to wear many cute things for a while! I am mostly looking forward to wearing "pretty" things this year - particularly florals and cream lace.

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  33. And I follow your blog already too! :)

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  34. Blog post!

    http://hellomypretties.blogspot.com/2010/02/ambers-notebook-give-away.html

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  35. I just purchased an awesome Sun Hat that I can't wait to rock. I'm trying to figure out if theres a way to incorporate it into my winter wear.

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  36. I'm already a follower of you blog!

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  37. I cannot wait to wear some new sunglasses! They are the best accessory you can have, because they add instant glamour!! I have an obsession!

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  38. #1 I think I'm most excited to wear floral prints this spring. I haven't quite mastered how to make it work for my style and body shape just yet, but I'm excited to make another attempt. ;)

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  39. #2 I am already a follower of your blog and I read it every day! I love your style! :)

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  40. I'm a follower of your blog, love your outfits! I actually own your f21 green dress with the beaded arms and pockets that you just wore on your date!

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  41. #3 Your blog is linked to my blog. ;)

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  42. By the way, you should check out my blog. I don't have a lot and I'm still refining the type of blog that I'm creating, but I'm new and could use the suggestions/feedback. Thanks. :)

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  43. Absolutely! I feel like we're soul sisters or something. And I couldn't talk about my new clutch without mentioning you! I can't wait to see yours : ) I'm super excited for you!!

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  44. wearing my capris & flipflops...

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  45. I am most excited about NOT wearing jeans and sweatshirts. Because this year I am ONLY buying clothes that are used (thrift stores, garage sales etc) I'm not sure what I'm most excited to wear - I think the dress I just bought at Goodwill haha!!! I just can't wait for the warm weather! ps - i am not a follower of your blog (although I'm about to be) but i have a link on my blog to yours cause I check yours almost daily.:) you're so fun to read!

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  46. I can't wait to get rid of all the snow we have and wear my new open toe heels!

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  47. http://youremylastfrenchfry.blogspot.com/2010/02/for-those-of-you-who-follow-blogs-and.html aaannnnd heres my post.:) I love Nina Garcia and ever since I saw that bracelet from your blog, I've wanted to go to F21 and buy one.

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  49. I can't believe the day came, but I have jumped on the romper bandwagon! I can't wait to get my hands on one...florals, solids, anything!

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  52. I follow your Blog now~~~

    {xo}

    Sarah Jones

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  53. I am looking forward to lace (tops, tanks, dresses, flats), short dresses and sunshine. I am most excited about wearing sunshine rather than the frigid DC snow!!

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  54. I'm looking forward to the Sailor look this Spring, Stipes, pleats, gold buttons, boat shoes, i love this classic fresh look.

    {xo}

    Sarah Jones

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  55. I'm looking forward to simple, lightweight, flattering sundresses.

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  56. Maranda (fitzgerald_maranda@hotmail.com)February 8, 2010 at 4:02 PM

    I am looking forward to colors in clothes such a light peach and mint green. I am also excited about bronze toned/pyramid shaped studs on clothing.

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  57. I just recently bought some really cute floral dresses and skirts so I really want spring to come!

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  58. GREAT giveaway! I love Nina's The One Hundred...I can only imagine how great this book is, too. I am most excited to wear white jeans and lilac nails this spring.

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  59. i am really looking forward to wearing stripes this spring! Definitely striped bandeau skirts, dresses, and shirts.

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  60. I linked your post on my blog!

    http://thesweetlife-olivea.blogspot.com/2010/02/ambers-notebook.html

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  61. i'm looking forward to wearing sundresses & flip flops -- hard to imagine with all this snow!

    - rachel @ wishbonestwo.blogspot.com

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  62. i'm also a new follower!

    -rachel @ wishbonestwo.blogspot.com

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  63. i'm excited to get out of pants and wear skirts and dresses!

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  64. and here's the mention in my blog... that was easy because i LOVE your blog!

    http://mrsxoxo1598.blogspot.com/

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  65. I'm looking forward to wearing dresses and sandals this spring!

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  66. This spring, I am most looking forward to wearing blush pinks and nude colors. Also, just skirts and dresses in general! I'm ready for a wardrobe change for sure!

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  67. I am also a follower of your blog.

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  68. I'm already a follower, so please consider this my 2nd entry!

    Thanks for the contest!

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  69. I just posted about your contest on my blog:
    http://itsacharmedlifeblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/ambers-notebook-giveaway.html

    Thanks for the contest! :)

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  70. I just became a follower :) Thanks for the awesome contest!

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  71. I am excited about wearing dresses and open toed shoes!! I am so ready to be out of tights!!

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  72. I am most excited to wear dresses, minus the tights and leggings.

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  73. I do the same thing on Amazon! Do a mass purchase, I mean. I've almost accidentally gotten multiples in the past as well.

    For Spring I'm looking forward to wearing sandals and sundresses! That is my uniform most months of the year, but it's been a rough and unusually long winter.

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  74. Oh and I'm already following you on Google/Blogger :)

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  75. I've been saving this book in my cart on amazon for a while. Fingers crossed :)

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  76. I'm most looking forward to wearing nude shoes, and dresses.

    alex

    agigant5@yahoo.com

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  77. I posted your contest on my blog
    www.todayhilary.blogspot.com

    http://todayhilary.blogspot.com/2010/02/entered-contest-to-win-book-and.html

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  78. i'm also a follower. love your blog~

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  79. You are so welcome! You are a joy and refreshing to read every day. I do blog about only buying used clothing - its www.yourtrash-mytreasure.blogspot.com. Check it out! And thanks for being generous with your misfortune of double ordered books.:) If I don't win, I'm just gonna buy it.

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  80. I am dying to get my hands on the that book and the bracelet is lovely as well!! A BONUS! :)

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  81. I am officially a follower...i love your blog!

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  82. Hi! I am really looking forward to wearing nude/flesh colors this spring. I've seen so much of it in runway shots and think its different and beautiful :)

    Thanks for doing the giveaway!

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  83. I am a follower of your blog and love it!

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  84. I love Nina and wold love a few more pointers, I was just visiting this page http://www.hinkstaylor.com/collection/index.html and realized I did it all wrong today should have worn my booties like this instead of my boots which gave a harder edge to a darling dress, You see I need this book!
    xxo

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  85. i am excited for bright colors again. yellows, pinks and purples. Fabulous blog!

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  86. I forgot to put what I am excited about for spring-- having nautical wear back!

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  87. I am itching for all things nautical, stripes, ropes, navy and white!

    Eleanor
    eleanor111173@hotmail.com

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  88. Looks like a great book! I'm ready for open toe platforms :)

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  89. And I am already a follower of your blog!

    Eleanor
    eleanor111173@hotmail.com

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  90. I posted this on my blog and if you read a snippet of the post you can see I really need the book and HELP. HAHA! http://rennsnest.wordpress.com/2010/02/09/style/

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  91. Hi! I posted a link to your blog on my own :) Thanks so much for doing the giveaway!

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  92. Looking forward to all of the new spring clothes that come out this month! Florals, brights and pastels, nautical, dresses, fun sandals, messenger bags, layered jewelry... Can't wait for the sun to come back out

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  93. aah, SKIRTS!!! [preferably with nice, tan legs underneath] it is my go-to look for spring, add a nice pair of flippy floppies, or wedges for the office, and i'm set!

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  94. and i'm a new follower, but loving your blog!

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  95. I'm most excited to wear some cute sandals I got on sale in the fall and allllllll of my favorite anthro dresses/skirts! You should do a entry featuring anthropologie-look-alike clothes!! Speaking on behalf of all college students, THANKS for doing outfits on a budget!! =)

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  96. I'm excited for the spring so I can fit back into my jeans! Apparently having a baby also means you appreciate your wardrobe as if it's all new!!

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  97. And of course I follow your blog on google reader!

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  98. I am excited to wear girly-girl dresses with sandals!

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  99. I read your blog all of the time, but just added you on my google reader

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  100. And I also mentioned your contest on my blog - http://vicioussweettooth.com/2010/02/08/fitting-it-in-where-i-can/

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  101. today's blog post http://haircuttinginhighheels.blogspot.com/2010/02/fearless-femininity.html
    good luck to me!

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  102. I cannot wait for airy summer dresses and strappy sandals!

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  103. 1ST Entry: I'm most excited about wearing cute jumpers/rompers this summer. I searched everywhere for a decent one last year and they seem to be pretty popular this season so I'm hoping to find some bright ones.

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  104. 2nd Entry: oh and I'm already a follower! Lucky me!

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  105. It's been continuously snowing in the east coast and I'm excited about wearing anything but large, hefty, unflattering coats and boots. Hurry up spring..I want to bring out my dresses

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  106. I am soo excited for Spring because I'm obsessing over girly prints i.e. florals and lacy pieces. The Nina Garcia book is sitting in my Amazon shopping cart right now...I will wait until after your giveaway to buy it!
    xo

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  107. wearing light coats, dresses, and adding more color.

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  108. I am super excited about wearing skirts- especially flower print. Oh and bright colors !

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  109. Great giveaway! But once upon a time, someone (I can't remember who- it was on a TV show!) called Nina Garcia "Nina Godzilla" and I can't get that out of my head. I crack up everytime I think about it.

    I'm most excited to just wear peep toes and sandals. I could live in them. It's my goal to one day live somewhere where I can wear them year round, mmhm.

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  110. I'm excited for the lacy items, I just got a top from Charlotte Russe and also one from Anthro that I'm excited to try out.

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  111. Also I just became a follower (I thought I already was?!). :)

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  112. I'm already a follower and I love your blog. I read your posts religiously. I'm excited to wear cute short sleeve shirts. Like my Anthro Claudine Tee in orange. I. Can't. Wait.

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  113. for spring i am excited to wear short sleeved shirts. i am also excited to not wear so many layers because i live in the cold midwest.

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  114. also, i am already and follower as of last month and am already loving this blog.

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  115. I'm excited to wear lots of safari inspired neutrals (but I am pretty much every spring/summer)

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  116. Rompers!!! I started really enjoying them towards the end of last year so this year i will be ready to wear them all season!!

    Nina Garcia's books are amazing and i haven't picked this one up yet!! Loves!!!

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  117. I'm also a follower of your blog :)

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  118. ...and I am following your blog. : D

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  120. What a fun giveaway!! And look at all the comments from your fans!! Whoot hoo!! I am a follower!
    Please enter me into your giveaway! Thanks Amber!
    Kelly

    I forgot to add..... I am looking forward to wearing cute flip flops!!! YAY Sunny weather!! :O)

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  121. I am most excited to wear some skin. A Cali girl living in Chicago the winters really are something I haven't gotten used too! A cute cardi doesn't cut it! Oh and sandals!!!!

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  122. I already follow your amazing blog :) PS That is one of her books I am missing! :)

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  123. I'm excited about florals! I may have been stocking up :)

    jjparks.wordpress.com

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  124. Oh my gosh! 150 entries so far! Go Amber! Well, cliche but the only thing I can think of is I'm excited to wear my wedding dress. And shoes. And veil. I love them and they've been hidden away for far too long.

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  125. WOW! Amber, I hope that you are able to find my comment through the labyrinth of posts! The items I am most excited to wear this spring besides cream lace (for wedding purposes!!!) however, I am loving a mix of wearing neutrals like gray with bright celadon, yellow colors. I am searching for the perfect floral dress with strong shoulders that has a mix of this color palatte - so if you see this dress, let me know! :)

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  126. PS - I am an avid follower of this blog!!

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  127. I am excited to show some skin! my toes are more than ready to peep through some sandals.

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  128. and I am a follower of your blog. :)

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  129. I'm most excited to start wearing sandals this Spring. After moving to San Francisco from Los Angeles a few years ago, I so miss wearing sandals every day!

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  130. And I also follow you via blogger! ;)

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  131. I'm really looking forward to wearing some ruffles this spring! I got an adorable dress from Forever21 the other day...it's a light red color, 100% silk, and has a ruffle down the side. So cute!

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  132. Also I'm a follower of your blog and a big fan! :)

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  133. I'm excited to wear yellows, purples and black and white polkadots with a touch of ruffles.

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  134. I'm a follower!! I really enjoy your take on style.

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  135. Posted on my blog along with another contest I'm loving right now.

    http://happinessgrows.blogspot.com/2010/02/pretty-pretty-giveaways.html

    <3!

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  136. Dresses, sandals, stripes & lace :)

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  137. I follow you on google reader too!

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  138. This spring, I'm most looking forward to wearing cute sneakers, cropped tops, and boyfriend jeans!

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  139. And I follow you on google reader!

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  140. I can't wait to wear my miss sixty 3/4 sleeve trench coat! nice spring weather please come to my party on 4/1/10 rsvp regrets only! I lurrrve your blog xoxo
    Tasha
    http://thedramattic.blogspot.com/

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  141. You are linked to my blog!!!! http://thedramattic.blogspot.com/

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  142. Hiii! Love the blog! There's nothing cuter for spring than a simple floral dress paired w/ a fitted blazer. Ruffles are also great for spring. Simple and pretty is my motto for spring!

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  143. I've also been a follower. I recently linked the cute weather quote you posted to my blog. I really liked it! It put a quick smile on my face. Feel free to check it out, so far me, myself and I are the only follower. :(
    Enjoy!

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  144. I'm looking forward to wearing feminine dresses with a chunky leather belt. Hell, I'm looking foward to wearing anything else but pants, knee socks, thermals, down coats, scarves and hats!

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  145. And I follow you on Google Reader!

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  146. I could use Nina Garcia's advice, that's for sure.

    I think I'm most looking forward to wearing a knit dress (that has yet to be purchased) with my brown cowboy boots. Might even have to break out my Toby Keith cowboy hat ... we'll see.

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  147. I am looking forward to being able to lounge in my maxi dresses!

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  148. I am now a follower of your blog.

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  149. I can't wait to wear easy breezy sundresses and try my hand at the nautical trend this spring!

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  150. Oh, and obvi I am a follower :) via Google reader and Blogger

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  151. I'm looking forward to floral dresses and my rainbows!

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  152. and i subscribe on my google reader :)

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  153. I am so looking forward to wearing regular shoes again! I love my boots, but after months and months of snow and cold temps, I really start to miss regular old shoes.

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  154. It's all about the sundresses for me come spring-time in Texas! Can't wait!

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  155. And I'm a (new) follower on Google Reader! Love your blog.

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  156. Dresses! Short, sweet, pastel dresses. LOVE this giveaway!
    Sarah

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  157. tumbleweed394@gmail.comFebruary 9, 2010 at 6:36 PM

    pastels and nudes!

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  158. Looking forward to wearing as many dresses as I can!!!!
    jlepinnet@gmail.com

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  159. I am a follower!!!

    :)

    joliejamie.blogspot.com

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  160. I am most looking forward to June, after I have my baby, so I can wear normal clothes again! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  161. Here's my second entry...I'm a follower on google!

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  162. Summery feminine skirts. Polka dots and flowers--I'm so girly!
    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

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  163. I can't wait to start wearing dresses and skirts withOUT tights! As much as I love that look in the winter, I can't wait for it to be warm enough to wear my favorites skirts and dresses with cute sandals instead of boots!

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  164. And I have been a followers for a few weeks now!

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  165. I have been following your blog for a month or so now and I love it. Inspiration! Love it!

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  166. I also posted a comment on my blog for others to see so they can also enter the giveaway.

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  167. This Spring I cant wait to wear floral print dresses with cardigans. I love love love cardigans. All year round! : ) I'm not much of a leggings girl so I've strayed away from wearing skirts and dresses too much this year so I will love to show off my legs again!

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  168. I am most excited for the Garden Collection at H&M this spring. The dresses and colors and sheerness of everything has me giddy with excitement! Great giveaway and love the song reference!

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  169. And of course I am already following you! Your blog is AMAZING :)

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