Back in 1962, I hosted a fabulous and glittery giveaway right here on my review blog.
With the help of the clever and ever-resourceful BlogHer ladies, I had the opportunity to check out all the fabulous clothes at LOFT, play dress-up with a stylist and show off the outfits I thought would work best for a casual gathering, one that would go swiftly and sassily from work to office, and one that would light up a holiday party.
From the moment, I slid the clothes over my tights and boots (OK, the stylist did a lot of the sliding for me... I could get used to having someone put my belt on for me every day), I fell in love with each outfit. But I chose one complete look to purchase for myself as an early holiday gift. Then I asked all of you to guess which look I took home.
Everyone who participated was eligible for the very best part of this whole sparkly scenario -- a $200 gift card to have a spree of her own at LOFT. Gazillions of you chimed in.
And now..finally, finally, 48 years later, it is time to announce who the lucky person is who can swathe herself (or hey, himself...it's all good around here) in sequins or slouchy denim or even buttery leather.
The winner is (drum rolls, booty shakes and a few clicks of the platforms, please)...KAREN MURPHY from Juxtapositioning.
Do you know the fabulously scarlet-haired, clever, hilarious brilliant writer and channel, Karen? Of course you do.
Congratulations, gorgeous! I cannot wait to see (and post, right?!) photos of the looks you choose.
rest of you, do not despair. I personally signed up for the LOFT's
emails and have been shocked at how many 40% off sales they've had in
the few weeks I've been receiving them in my inbox.
(Think: J.Crew clothes that you can really afford.)
And for those of you who still care, the answer to the big, incredibly question about which look I rang up is (can I get a little jig-type dance this time?) the casual look.
Yes, the houndstooth dress is adorable and the chances I will have it hanging in my closet very soon are very high. And the champagne-colored party dress was so dreamy, especially paired with that amazing gold and white coat.
But the sequins paired with denim and leather? Oh, kittens, you know I could not pass that up.
Now, let's work on some Valentine's plans to really show that look off. Karen and the rest of you, are you game to really do it up, or what?