Thursday, March 17, 2011

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Giveaway: Shabby Apple Boutique Bijou Dress (ARV $88) [CLOSED]


Last summer, I had the pleasure of wearing this black ruffle dress by Shabby Apple to BlogHer 2010.  If you are not familiar with this online boutique, it is best-known for its vintage-inspired dresses for women.  Shabby Apple also brings us jewelry, handbags, shoes, accessories, and adorable girl's boutique dresses.

Are you an hourglass, an apple, a pear, or something else?  This boutique is one of the few that allows you to shop by body type.  This is one of my favorite features about the Shabby Apple website.  It made choosing the right dress for me so much easier.

Aside from the gorgeous dresses, another reason why I love Shabby Apple is because this brand donates 5% of its net sales to aid women in India through a non-profit organization called Unitus.  Customers are also invited to further the cause by donating an extra $5, which can be added to their Shabby Apple order total.

I had the opportunity to choose one dress as the prize for this contest.  I chose the BIJOU dress because I love both the style and the color story of this dress.  It looks comfortable, but figure-flattering.  The ballet-like top and the flirty A-line skirt makes this dress so feminine.  It also has pockets, which makes this dress practical.  The BIJOU dress is available in sizes XXS thru XL and retails for $88.

Visit ShabbyApple.com to view their full line of vintage-inspired fashions.  For a limited time, you can save 10% off your Shabby Apple purchase by using Code: 3garnets2sapphires10off at checkout.  Also visit Shabby Apple on Facebook to stay up-to-date on their latest products, promotions, and contests.

Thank you to Shabby Apple for providing the prize for this contest.


What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive the BIJOU Dress from Shabby Apple in their choice of available sizes.



Limitations:
This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. If you enter anonymously and do not include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing.


How to Gain Entries:
Browse the newest Shabby Apple dresses added to ShabbyApple.com. Then leave a comment telling me the name of the new dress you like the most. You MUST do this to be eligible to win this contest.


Extra Entries:
1)  For 5 extra entries, leave a relevant comment on one of my non-giveaway posts. Then leave FIVE separate comments with the name of the post on which you commented. You will earn 5 extra entries for each different non-contest post you comment on.


2)  For 5 extra entries, enter one of my other contests. Leave FIVE separate comments here telling me which contest you entered. You will earn 5 extra entries for each contest you enter.


3)  For 5 extra entries, sign up for the Shabby Apple mailing list. Then come back here and leave FIVE separate comments telling me you did.


4)  For 1 extra entry each, if you are a Friend of mine on Facebook and/or if you have "liked" the 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires Facebook page, then leave a separate comment here telling me so with the link to your Facebook profile.


5)  For 3 extra entries each, follow Shabby Apple on Twitter and/or "Like" Shabby Apple on Facebook. Then leave THREE separate comments for each with the link to your Twitter or Facebook profile.


6)  Follow me on Twitter. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your Twitter profile.


7)  Tweet about this giveaway linking back to this post. Then come back here and leave the link to your tweet in a separate comment. You may do this once per day until the end of the contest.


8)  Subscribe to this blog's feed. Or you can follow me through Blogger or subscribe via email (widget is on sidebar). Then leave a separate comment telling me you did so.


9)  Subscribe to A Blog of Goodies' feed (the sister site to 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires). Then leave a separate comment telling me you did so.


(All entries will be verified prior to awarding this prize.)


Random Drawing:
This contest will be closed on Monday, April 11th, 2011 at 11:59pm EST. A random number drawing will be held shortly after. The winner will be announced here and will be contact via email or through their blog. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new number will be drawn.

Good luck in the drawing!