Monday was so manic that it morphed right into Tuesday. But to tantalize your accessory taste buds, we have a uber trendy Orient watch for today's giveaway from Orient Watch USA.
We could do all the catchy phrases or timeless but trite clichés like "Time is running out, so enter now" but quite frankly, we have a Manic Monday hangover. So let's get right to the entry rules.
Since we are too exhausted to make many decisions today, we are going to let you pick the winning watch. Choose one for yourself or one for the man in your life. With Father's Day right around the corner, this could be the perfect present for Daddy.
Please indicate in the comment box which watch you would choose. Giveaway expires on midnight EST on May 27, 2009. You may enter only one email address for this giveaway. One winner will be picked randomly by Contest Machine and will be notified by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email. If there is no response, Contest Machine will randomly pick another winner.
The winner will receive one of the Orient watches pictured (Woman's Watch $190/Men's Watches $290). Open to residents of any country. This promotion is void where prohibited by law. Fulfillment provided by sponsor.
Time is running out, so click here for the current headlines on Girl-Woman-Beauty-Brains-Blog. (Oh, what a cup of caffeine will do for a Manic Monday-on-Tuesday mood!)
GET YOUR SPRING ON WITH FLOWERS
We are now officially in Spring.
We've been sprung :)
An inexpensive and chic way to celebrate the season is with big flower pins and barrettes.
Ranging from 2 inches in diameter to a whopping 6 inches, these decorative pieces will spice up any outfit and bring out the girly girl in you.
You can wear them as a broach, in your hair, on your favorite handbag or clutch, or pin them on the side of your belt or scarf.
Flowers are a playful detail that will put a little spring in your step.
Photo source: White House Black Market $15.30.
Welcome to the first installment of 12 Beauty and Fashion Essentials for 2008. In this ongoing series, you will discover your own personal style for 2008 and bling in the new year with confidence and a twist of sass.
Starting with a clean slate like the quintessential Diane vonFurstenberg wrap dress that any body type can wear, let's add a bit of panache to this lovely but mundane dress with color. Bright teals, blues, hot pinks, emerald greens, oranges, and purples have been fashion forward in 2007 and will continue their journey in 2008. The Michael Kors tote would add the needed personality to this look. Accenting any part of your basic wardrobe with a vivid color will put you on the cutting edge of fashion.
Although discovering your personal color vocabulary is one avenue to explore, all colors will morph you into a fashionista
. When I discovered what colors complemented my hair and eyes the best, I got stuck in a color rut. I deafened my friends for longer than I want to admit with a stuttering symphony of vibrant pinks and blues. The naked truth is that any
lively color will add that little extra jenesaisquoi
. If your hair is your best asset, wear a colorful sweater or scarf. If your svelte waist is your best asset, wear a vivid belt. Just remember that color draws attention to you, so put it near your best feature.
While you are shopping the after-Christmas sales look for colorful accessories that add something exciting to your existing wardrobe. By adding a pop of color in your choice
to this Diane vonFurstenberg
black dress defines your style personality. It is what I call classic with a twist
. (As an aside, I love Diane's designs. They work for skinny minnies
like me and weight-challenged women, too.),
Choosing either shoes like the BCB Girls
pink sandal , the Imooi
punch necklace from 2Modern, or the Bergdorf
Goodman Carlos Falchi
fuchsia matte croc
clutch adds the needed punch of color to this wardrobe staple.
This delightful Tory Burch tangerine ballerina flat is all the color that is required to jazz up the otherwise routine everyday straight leg jeans.
Rings, earrings, hats, and glasses in bright colors are also a perfect accent to an otherwise clean black slate, BUT don't go color crazy and make others hyperventilate when you walk into the room. One or two small pieces or one large piece in a bright color is all you need. Once you've incorporated color in small amounts, you can try adding accent pieces like jackets and sweaters.
Have a little fun with color in 2008 and define your own style and spirit. It may be all you need to fend off the winter blues.