UPDATE Spring’s Brightest Giveaway: Win A $200 Gift Card To Lulu*s!

April 2, 2012 by  
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Update: The winner of the $200 Lulu*s giftcard is Migdalia – @MsLatina with the following comment: “I love this Shift dress. I think it would look great with slim jeans! http://www.lulus.com/products/full-of-promise-turquoise-blue-shift-dress/49353.html”  Congratulations Migdalia and a big thank you to all who participated!

While I tend to shy away from bright, bold colors and gravitate towards gray, black or beige, this season I’m totally smitten with all things bright (picture a modern, more sophisticated spin on the 80’s neon trend). Best of all I’m lovin how easy it is to incorporate “happy colors” into any outfit, on any occasion, via accessories, scarves and even shoes.  Tip: keep the outfit simple and let the color do all the work.  Same goes for accessories – for a more reserved take on the trend, pair it with basics like a blazer or favorite jeans.  Check out some of my favorite bright picks for this season from Lulu’s and how you can win a $200 Lulu’s gift card to get your brights!

To enter:

Leave a comment on Fashiongrail telling us your favorite item at Lulus.com.  For  additional entries, follow Lulu*s on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway or fan Lulu*s on Facebook (make sure to mention you did any of the above in the comment on Fashiongrail).  One winner will be picked on April 11 2012.  Lulu*s will email gift card voucher to the winner.  Good luck!

Win $250 From American Express!

November 22, 2011 by  
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Holiday shopping is never easy and it’s even more challenging when you’re on a budget.  I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve wandered aimlessly through the malls with no clue what to buy and so frustrated that I pick something out of my budget just so I don’t walk out empty handed. But I’ve learned from my mistakes and so can you!  Try some of my personal tips below for staying within a holiday budget and getting the most out of your dollar this season. Best of all, American Express is offering one lucky fashiongrail fan a $250 gift card by simply sharing your personal budget shopping tip!

  • Make a detailed list and start with the most difficult person to shop for first.  I know they say, “get the easy ones out of the way first,” but who wants to run around on Christmas Eve looking for that one item you can’t find?  Not me!
  • Check online sales before hitting the stores.  Tons of stores have online specials where you can pick up items in store and most places are posting deals as early as the day before Thanksgiving.
  • If you’re waiting for Black Friday then plan on getting there early!  Lots of stores are on a first come first served basis and utilize tickets.
  • Don’t be afraid to wait for Cyber Monday. Free shipping is what it’s all about!
  • Bring your phone and sign up for your favorite store’s feed to get instant deals and coupons (some stores let you utilize a barcode right from your phone).
  • If you plan on using credit cards, choose wisely.  Companies like American Express are doing a great job educating consumers about the benefits of smart shopping this holiday season to include leveraging card protection and the benefits of Membership Rewards (gotta love them points!).
  • Crunched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Business Saturday. Besides the convenience and traditionally great service that small, local businesses offer, American Express is offering its cardholders a one-time credit of $25 if they register an eligible card and make a purchase of at least $25 at a small business.
  • Suggest a gift swapping/ Secret Santa scenario instead of buying a gift for every single person you know. Try a holiday fun brunch with wine and appetizers during gift swap. Get creative and turn it into a yearly tradition.

How to Win the $250 Amex Gift Card:

Leave a comment below offering your personal budget shopping tip.  For an extra entry tweet the contest and tell us below that you did.  For a third entry, post on Fashiongrail’s Facebook wall your time saving tip and again let us know you did in the comments below.  For an extra entry you tweet the giveaway or ‘like’ American Express and Fashiongrail on Facebook (make sure you state that you did below). One random winner will be chosen on Novemebr 28th.  American Express will ship gift card directly to winner. U.S. residents only.


Disclosure: Compensation was provided by American Express via OPR.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of American Express.”


$100 Lulu’s Giveaway!

July 25, 2011 by  
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Update: The winner of the $100 Lulu*s giftcard is Danielle V with the following comment: “I adore the Earth Rebel Vegan Leather Brown Bomber Jacket!  So cute and so perfect for the fall!  I follow LuLu’s on Facebook as Danielle Villano!  Thanks for the great opportunity! :)”  Congratulations Danielle and a big thank you to all who participated!

Huge fan of Lulu*s.com and I’m so excited that they are offering one lucky Fashiongrail fan the chance to win a $100 giftcard!  Perfect opportunity to grab some of their sale items to round out your Summer wardrobe or at least get a head strat on your Fall shopping list.  Lulu*s is constantly adding new items so you’re sure to find a ton of stylish and affordable pieces.  For those of you who don’t already know about Lulu*s, they started out in 1996 as a mother/daughter dream that today is one of the web’s best shopping experience.  Lulu*s offers a select choice of clothing, shoes and accessories.  Not only does Lulu’s keep an eye ut for brands with new and emerging designers, their buyers travel the world to ensure patrons find a style to call their own.  Check out some of my fave picks and contest rules below:

Brown and Yellow Tweed Platforms

Turquoise Crop Top

Eliza Doolittle Black Purse

Gaucho Pants

Beaded Crop Top

To enter:
Leave a comment on Fashiongrail telling us your favorite item at Lulus.com.  For an additional entry, follow Lulu*s on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway or fan Lulu*s on Facebook (make sure to mention you did one of the above in the comment on Fashiongrail).  One winner will be picked August 1, 2011.  Lulu*s will ship prize directly to the winner.  Must be shipped to an address in the U.S. or Canada.  Good luck!
Get 15% off purchases at Lulu’s from July 25 to 28. Use coupon code GRAIL (case sensitive). Only valid for customers in the US and Canada. One coupon per customer.







Twisted Silver Giveaway Worth $120!

June 13, 2011 by  
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Update: The winner of the Karma Necklace, 7 Bracelet and Earrings from Twisted Silver  is Heather Herndon with the following comment: “I just love the Coil ring, the Brick Bangle bracelet and the Hardware necklace. Great contest!”  Congratulations Heather and a big thank you to all who participated!

A very special Summer giveaway from our friends at Twisted Silver!  Check out these three incredible pieces (worth $120) that will definitely be an accesory fave year round.  The Karma necklace: Delicate double-strand brass chain, embellished with a collection of dainty vintage finds. The 7 Bracelet: As seen in Lucky magazine are fantastic bangles linked together with large brass open links, with three Twisted discs. Lithe Long Brass Earrings: Two feather light oblongs of brass, captured by a brass link.  Whether paired with shorts, tanks or a maxi dress, each piece has that perfect touch of vintage boho to make you a Summer standout!  Check out what I’d wear these pieces with below!

Maxi Dress


Wedge Shoe





How to play: Go to twisted-silver.com and find any other items on their website that would be your top 3 Summer staples then return to Fashiongrail and leave a comment telling us which ones you picked. For an extra entry like Twisted Silver on Facebook and for a third entry tweet giveaway. Rules: One winner will be randomly selected on June 20 2011.  Twisted Silver will ship the prize directly to the winner.  Must be shipped to an address in the U.S.  Good luck!

Update:Twisted Silver Giveaway Worth $120!

February 15, 2011 by  
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Update: The winner of the Broach and Attitude bracelets from Twisted Silver is Nany Ramirez with the following comment: “I would pair those bracelets with this amazing necklace (http://www.twisted-silver.com/default.asp?256n675=qrsn7y6_241q7p6_qr5p4v26v10&c41q7p65gB2r5_VQ=F&c41q7p65_VQ=LJ)” Congratulations Nany and a big thank you to all who participated!

Valentine’s Day may be over but that doesn’t mean you can’t still score some fabulous jewelry deals at Twisted Silver!  My personal faves: The Broach and Attitude bracelets and one of you can win both of them for free! Although each bracelet has a ton of personality worn solo, my humble suggestion is to wear both together to capture that perfect chic/boho/rocker look and give any upcoming Spring outfit a little edge.

How to play: Go to twisted-silver.com and find any other item on their website that you think would look great when paired with one of the two bracelets up for grabs.  Return to Fashiongrail and leave a comment to the following question:

What other piece would you wear with either bracelet?’

Rules: One winner will be randomly selected on February 22 2011.  Twisted Silver will ship the prize directly to the winner.  Must be shipped to an address in the U.S.  Good luck!

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