Friday, April 22, 2011

Not a real post

Button-up: Target
Cardigan: Target
Jeans: J Brand
Flats: Target
Belt: Forever 21

I don't particularly like this outfit. I didn't care whether I got of picture of it or not, but the sun was out and our meeting got out early so I had some time to take a stroll around Seattle Center to get some fresh air. It was packed, but I decided to try to take some outfit pictures, and none of them turned out too well. Mixture of no tripod, meh outfit, and hair pulled back. And then my husband saw these pictures and thought I was wearing white shoes, but then realized he was just looking at the tops of my feet. Great, thanks. But... I'm going to post them anyway, because I need to put up a post, so here you go.

The true purpose of this post is to announce a secret giveaway. I wanted to do a giveaway for readers only (which is YOU if you're reading this) without doing a whole new post about it (those tend to attract those enter-giveaway-but-never-come-back people).

Remember a few weeks ago I bought a $50 American Apparel gift certificate for myself and one for a reader? Well, I went to the store TWICE and tried on everything that I wanted to try on, but didn't really love anything and didn't want to buy something just for the sake of buying something. So, I'm offering it up to one of my readers. Please note that it's an in-store certificate, so you'll need to be able to go to an American Apparel store (not outlet) between now and May 31st (when the voucher expires). It is not valid on the website.

To enter, go comment on this old post before next Friday, April 29th! :)

25 comments:

  1. I never really shopped at AA but I have wandered into their store but it has a very strange vibe. Maybe this will give me a chance to actually try on their things. Thanks for the opportunity! And this outfit isn't bad at all. Just a casual outfit.

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  2. Very sneaky, Kimmie! I've never been an American Apparel fan. There are a lot of pretty pieces, but they just don't seem to look good on me. : ( <-- sad face, Mcgee! And I agree with Jarucha, the outfit isn't bad! very casual and laid back :)

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  3. I've only been in one AA store (in Europe, strangely enough), and it was really overwhelmed. I did buy that online certificate and ordered some stuff but I'm real "meh" about it....but I did get a cute (and kinda skanky) dress out of it. :)

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  4. i love the layering and belting of this outfit! and the flats look great on you!

    cute & little

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  5. I like your outfit! Isn't it funny what we feel "meh" in? Even if it's cute to others sometimes it's hard to muster any enthusiasm. I like your secret giveaway. It's a good idea - I've wondered how I could have a giveaway where an actual reader would win.

    Jenn

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  6. JustineJustBetterTogetherApril 23, 2011 at 12:20 PM

    The outfit isn't bad! Were you just having a bad day?

    Just Better Together

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  7. Ooooh, secret giveaway. You're sneaky. :) I'd enter but I don't have an American Apparel store anywhere near me.

    I think your outfit is adorable! I love the cuffs of the shirt rolled up with the sleeves in the cardigan. Belts always make me happy and the skinnies look great on you. You look awesome! I'm sorry it's not making you particularly happy though. We all have those.

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  8. While I don't want to snag your idea, when I do giveaways I always want them to be for current readers. You are one smart lady.
    My Heart Blogged

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  9. That's Jarucha, I dind't think my outfit was "bad' per say, I just didn't love it. But we all have those days, right?

    And I agree, the AA vibe is kind of weird. Oh well!

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  10. Oh, and if you want to be entered to win, go here: http://www.bluepaperlanterns.com/2011/04/american-apparel-giveaway-winner.html#more :)

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  11. Haha, yeah, they have some cute (and yes, skanky) dresses that I liked, but I don't know where I'd wear them to.. they just don't really fit with my lifestyle right now. Oh well!

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  12. I know! Everything just looked kind of "off" on me- kind of like I was trying too hard to do the vintage look, but I can't really pull it off.

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  13. Yeah, totally! I guess we can't all love our outfits everyday.

    I know, with my last giveaway, it got on one of those giveaway blog lists, and a bunch of random people came and entered and never came back. Kind of annoying :(

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  14. No, I wasn't having a bad day, and I didn't say my outfit was bad... I just didn't love it.

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  15. Thanks, Melissa! We're all bound to wear stuff we don't 100% love :)

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  16. Snag ahead! :) I just hate when a bunch of randoms come and enter the giveaways, especially when I'm doing them as appreciation for my readers.

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  17. you are so sweet!

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  18. I actually quite like this outfit. Can't ever go wrong with belting and a cardigan!

    There's no AA near me, so I won't be entering =/ Good luck to everyone else though :)

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  19. I have a ton of "not a real posts" backed up in My Pictures folder b/c I just didn't feel great about them, but after seeing yours I'm wondering if it's all in my head and I should post them anyway. Because this looks super adorable! I really like your hair in a ponytail, too, you have such pretty long curls :)

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  20. You look great here, and how kind of you to offer one of the AA cards to your readers :) Just entered!

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  21. i like the outfit! i have those days where i'm like, "eh is this outfit even worth taking pictures of?" but it's always better to do it rather than going "crap, i should have done that." i still think it looks cute & lolz @ your husband! - steph (hoisinivy.com)

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  22. Ahhh I want to enter but I don't live anywhere close to an AA store. I agree they can be a little out-there but they have some awesome tights at least. And I think this outfit is cute! I really like button-downs under cardigans.

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  23. You're just like Santa Kimmie!

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