Monday, June 20, 2011

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The Little-Little Black Dress Shop Girl's Boutique


My husband is somewhat against our 4 year old daughter wearing black.  He simply thinks it is not a color fitting for a little girl who should look sweet and adorable.  Well, the owners of The Little-Little Black Dress Shop (and I) disagree with him.  This girl's boutique offers a wide array of black dresses for girls that are not only sweet and adorable, but also chic and fashion-forward.

This Sophie Catalou Biancia Dress, available in sizes for both toddlers and girls, fits right in with the Spring/Summer 2011 trend of 3-dimensional flowers, which has been seen widely on clothing, handbags, and jewelry.


Of course, our little girl knows nothing about what is hot and what is not this season, but she does know what she likes.  This dress definitely made it onto the list of things our daughter loves.  She thinks it is "so pretty".  She also adores the flowers and loves how the dress twirls when she dances.


As a parent, I think that the length of this dress is perfect.  Because it hits at the knee and the skirt is not too full, there is no need to add a pair of bike shorts underneath.  Also, the dress survived machine washing and drying without any shrinking, pilling, or fading.  The only things that needed touching up after washing were the flowers.  The petals curled a bit and no longer would lay flat.  A little spray of Downy Wrinkle Releaser, which contains some starch, helped to smooth the flowers out and to keep them opened again.

To view more about Sophie Catalou dresses or other designer girl's dresses, visit llbdshop.com.  The Little-Little Black Dress Shop is now taking pre-orders for the Fall 2011 line.  You can receive Free Standard Shipping on orders over $50 when you use Code: SHIP50 at checkout OR through July 31st, 2011 receive 15% off sitewide when you checkout using Code:  3G2S.


Thank you to The Little-Little Black Dress Shop for providing a complimentary product sample for us to base this review upon and for providing a second product for our contest prize.


What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive one dress of their choice from The Little-Little Black Dress Shop (up to a $60 value).



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 selection of toddler's and girl's dresses offered by llbdshop.com. Then leave a comment telling me the name of the dress you might choose if you won this contest (aside from the dress reviewed in this article). 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 10 extra entries, sign up to receive email updates from The Little-Little Black Dress Shop (on bottom left). Then come back here and leave TEN separate comments telling me you did.


4)  For 1 extra entry eachFriend me on Facebook and/or "Like" 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 1 extra entry, "Like" The Little-Little Black Dress Shop on Facebook. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your 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.


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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, July 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!