Updated & Closed: Mother’s Day Giveaway: Win A Charm Bangle From Alex and Ani’s New Boundless Heart Collection

May 9, 2014 by  
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The winner is Leah with the comment: with the cupids heart charm bangle http://www.alexandani.com/bangles/cupid-s-heart-expandable-wire-bangle.html

I was introduced to Alex and Ani back when I first started Fashiongrail and I’ve been hooked ever since! A company with eco-friendly products that are made in the USA and represent positive energy is always something I stand behind and it doesn’t hurt that their bangles are to die for! Back in the day I was gifted a set of their expandable bangles and this time in honor of Mother’s Day I was given the Alex and Ani Because I Love You Charm Bangle to add to my collection AND a extra bangle to giveaway!

Alex and Ani Giveaway

Alex and Ani’s new Boundless Love Collection is all about honoring moms and all of the mother figures in your life.  If not a gift to someone special, any fan of Alex and Ani needs to add their latest army candy to their collection. Trust me once you have an Alex and Ani bangle you will need to have more! The charms on the bangles are both personal and stylish making them perfect to collect or make a gifting tradition.  To see the Boundless Love Collection visit Alexandani.com

Alex and Ani Boundless Love Collection

How To Win:

Simply visit Alex and Ani and pick a bangle that you think would look best with the Because I Love You charm bangle and then leave the url and reason why you chose it below in the comment section. For EXTRA entries you can tweet about the giveaway using @fashiongrail @alexandani #Mothersday in the tweet or like both both Alex and Ani and Fashiongrail on Facebook, Pin the image to pinterest or repost fashiongrail’s Alex and Ani image on Instagram. Make sure when posting in the comment section that you post the url to all of the extra entries individually. One Random winner will be chosen on May 16, 2014. Contest is open to US residents only. Must respond to winning email within 7 days or new random winner will be chosen. Good luck and Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Days Giveaway: Turn Your Favorite Photo Into a Beautiful Canvas Print & A $100 American Express Gift Card

May 7, 2014 by  
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I love a good giveaway and with Mother’s Day just a couple days away I had to share this special one from our friends over at Long Elegant Legs. LEL specializes in style for the tall and elegant and to help celebrate Mother’s Day they have put together a giveaway for moms of all sizes (more info here). They are opening up their giveaway up to Fashiongrail readers as well.  Up for grabs is a printed canvas of a photo of your choice that can be converted to a modern black and white or a subtle sepia tone (print will be available to preview and approve before it’s shipped out to you) and your choice of either a $100 Long Elegant Legs Gift Card, two items from the LEL store or a $100 American Express gift card.

Mothers Day Giveaway

All you need to do is leave a comment below describing the best fashion tip or advice your mom taught you. Three winners will be chosen at random and announced on Mother’s Day (May 11). Lucky winner will be contacted by Long Elegant legs themselves to arrange delivery of your canvas and choice of gift. Entries close at 5PM EST on Mother’s Day, May 11.

***There are no shipping charges or any other fees associated with this giveaway.

Sponsored: Control Pants Trauma & The Importance Of A Good Fitting Bra

May 7, 2014 by  
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To me there is nothing worse than ill fitting lingerie. They’re the canvas to our clothing and without the right fitting underwear or bra you’ll be left feeling uncomfortable and looking out of sorts. According to statistics a shocking 85 percent of women are wearing the wrong size bra. Think about it for a second…the very thing that is supposed to give you back and breast support and determine the look and fit of ANY top you’re wearing is more often than not either too small (which means that you’ll be overflowing in it) or too big (as in the “girls” will be swimming). Either way it’s not going to look too pretty no matter what designer top or trend you may be wearing. I worked in retail for over 15 years in pretty much every department store and to me the most important section was always the lingerie department. I know the importance of a good fit BUT I’ve also been guilty (before kids) of squeezing into a size or two smaller bra to get a little more lift or cleavage only to deal with back aches, headaches, neck pain and an overall sense of anxiety and desire to just rip it off! SO yeah I know the difference and it’s life changing!

A well fit bra can literally make you look slimmer and also help make your clothes look better on you. The idea is to find one that fits you like a glove and after that it’s all about tossing any size or number you may have in your head and go by fit. Once you know a good fit you’ll always know it which is why it’s important to get at least one personalized fitting from a well trusted  brand like Triumph who focus on details and commit to the fit.   Founded in Europe in 1886 and with over 125 years of tailoring experience, Triumph has earned their aptly titled lingerie line because they’ve managed to offer 3 important things that everyone wants and needs: fit, style and sex appeal. Check out their cheeky new video campaign below and make sure you drop by their website Triumph.com & ALL of their social pages (see links below) where you’ll find lots of tips, inspirational quotes and TONS of gorgeous pinup types of photos.

Youtube Channel
Pinterest Page
Facebook Page
Twitter Profile

Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Triumph, but the opinion expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Triumph.

Never Uncomfortable With Sanuk

May 5, 2014 by  
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I’m a born and raised Brooklyn girl that rarely left the city except for the occasional trip to Coney Island during the summer. One of the things I most regretted about being a city girl was not learning how to swim, so when I moved to Florida the first thing I did with my boys was take swimming lessons with them. My boys LOVED the water and immediately took to it. I was terrified of course but determined not to let them see it. In many ways this is how I face all of my fears. Whenever I’m about to embark on something that makes me feel uncomfortable I always ask myself, “what advice would I give my boys if they were put in the same situation?”

I’d like to think this small contribution led to the daredevils my boys turned out to be today. And when I watch them tackle their fears and take on sports like windsurfing at the beach, I can sit back and breathe a huge sigh of relief. I know that they’re not afraid to try anything and although you’ll never find me on a surfboard anytime soon, I still jump head first into the water without fear!

Tampa Bay Windsurfing




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Tampa Bay Windsurfing


Tampa Bay Beaches



Life is full of awkward, embarrassing and downright tricky moments. But when you wear Sanuk shoes, you’ll be perfectly comfortable handling the kinds of situations that make others cringe. Find a pair that makes you comfortable at sanuk.com.


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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Sanuk via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Sanuk.

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