This will be the very first giveaway this blog has ever hosted.
Because I never think of you, my readers. I turn down doing reviews for things like e-cigarettes and cookbooks and wine openers, and I know guys, that's just selfish.
It's like I somehow believe not selling out to promotions gives me more artistic integrity, which is crap, because my last post was puppies arranged in a message that included the words menstrual and shit.
The ironic part of this giveaway is that most of the clothes on this site that I covet I can't buy because they don't come in my size. Also because I have no money.
But look at me not being selfish! I want YOU to be able to buy them. I am thinking OF YOU.
(I am thinking of me. I look better when my friends are dressed better, and by better I mean, the way I would dress if I were you. Arbiter of Taste)
Anyway, here's the deal. Shabby Apple, purveyor of womens clothing that looks thrifted but is brand new and therefore won't have pit stains, is letting me give away a 75 dollar gift card.
Okay, here's what you do. You can have a maximum of 4 entries in this contest, and it's only open to people with US shipping addresses, so that one lady in France and that guy from Oxford, sorry.
The first entry, and the one you HAVE to do, is to go to the Shabby Apple website, and then leave a comment on this blog post telling me what your favorite thing on there is.
I will be judging you, so choose well.
For additional entries you can
- like Shabby Apple on Facebook
- send a tweet out about this giveaway with the hashtag #gimmeadressBridget
- link to this post on your own blog.
I will be checking, but also I will be eating cupcakes and going to the beach, so probably you should put that in your comment, that you're doing any of those things (tweeting, blogging, liking), to make sure you get credit.
I'll pick a winner and announce it next Friday.
Okay, now that we're done with the boring rules part, let me show you the clothes I would buy. Hey listen, it can't be all weird sex stuff and melodramatic fiction all the time, guys.
True story: if I was in Cleveland right now, I would be on the Prince's boat like at least three days a week. This is actually the thing I most miss about Cleveland right now. Sorry, not my family or my friends or even a favorite place, nope. I miss the lake, and specifically I miss a thing an opportunity I never had when I was actually there, being able to go to Edgewater and go sailing whenever. See, you think sailor dresses are all cutesy and sweet, but there's real pain there.
Yes, I know this is a tshirt dress. But it is a tshirt dress in Rome, in my favorite color, and I would rock the shit out of this with some red lipstick. I don't know, I just really WANT this. I think I just want to BE this. Maybe I just want to be in Rome. I can tell you what though, I would NEVER wear those shoes when walking over cobblestones.
This is the dress that Jo would wear when helping Nancy and Bess solve mysteries.
I don't know why they have this girl in this pose exactly. Like, I get that it's supposed to be like she's the statue in a fountain, but she sort of looks like a funny bird. I love that color though. This dress would look amazing if you had Bridgette Bardot hair. There used to be this convenience store on Lorain that every time I went in there, the old Lebanese guy that worked there would ID me for cigarettes and then say "Ohhhh, Bridgette Bardot!" People make that reference way more times than you think they would, given that I look absolutely nothing like Bridgette Bardot.
I couldn't get a better photo of this one, because it is "coming soon" in the Highclere collection. Honestly, I would really just buy this entire collection if I could and never wear anything else again, it's exactly my perfect clothing. But this dress in particular, isn't it pretty much just the best thing that's ever existed? IT HAS A HOOD. I don't know if it has pockets, cause there's no description available yet, but if it had a hood and pockets and with those sleeves and the waist tie? That's pretty much every single thing I could like in a dress ever. I want this in 17 different colors, and I'll just wear it every day, and it will be like my weird post modern monk/cult member costume. It will become my motif.