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M is for: Multiples

Based on the title, you might have thought this post would be about the twins. But it’s not, more’s the pity…so sorry!

Back in June, I bought three pairs of sandals from LOFT. Three of the SAME pair of sandals…in different colors.

And at the time, I wrote this: “I’m not usually a ‘1 in every color, please’ kind of girl. I like variety too much.”

But then I posted this pic to Instagram after I folded up my birthday shopping haul and realized I don’t like variety that much.

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In fact, apparently, I really like stripes and polka dots. In my defense, although there are some multiples, most are (at least a little bit) different—long-sleeved, short-sleeved, sleeveless. One is a dress, and one is a night gown. Oh, and that one on the bottom left, I already owned.

Plus, the average price/item was about $6. Not nearly as good as my Goodwill deals, but I did have gift cards!

Still, apparently, I’ve really had patterns (and a similar color scheme) on my brain.

And after seeing the repetition (and after wearing one of the shirts with the semi-attached polka dots and the twins’ yanking 5 of them off likethat), I’m not sure I will keep everything. Thoughts?

So, tell me: am I the only one that gets home with a bag full of clothes that all look alike? It’s not a habit or anything (the bag full of clothes or the repetition). But I surprised myself with my consistency this time around.

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Wardrobe Wednesday: A Pretty, Scary Good Giveaway (Hair Clips and Earrings and Ribbons…oh MY!)

Editorial note:

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Thanks!

Okay, so by the complete and total absence of any reference to Halloween here on the blog, you might have already guessed that it’s not really my thing.

However, I am all about any excuse to celebrate, and I think a national holiday + blogging for (almost) 31 days straight + a birthday month + newborn twin girlies + having the most awesome readers evah = a pretty dang good reason to celebrate.

Which is why, today, for Wardrobe Wednesday, I’m offering you not one but THREE fun things to win as the grand finale for our:

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{Because what’s more fun than free stuff??!}

1.

First up, one lucky girl will win this adorable Who’s Hoo Flexi in the small size from Lilla Rose.

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It’s only available through today, so if you like it, you’d best snap one up fast for yourself or a loved one (can you believe it’s less than 2 months until Christmas???!)

When Jackie, an independent consultant with Lilla Rose, contacted me about doing a giveaway/review, I was excited at the prospect of trying something other than a rubber band that might actually keep my uber-thick hair out of my face—especially since Lilla Rose has a variety of sizes to choose from.

They also carry a really pretty selection of hair bands, bobby pins, and other hair accessories.

I especially love this Enchanting Medley hair band.

After I described my hair to Jackie, she thought I would need the extra large Flexi clip, and it turns out she was absolutely right.

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One of my favorite ways to fix my hair is by twisting pieces of it back into a messy up do. There’s not much rhyme or reason to it (which you can probably tell from the pics), and a lot of times I don’t even use a mirror, but one thing is pretty much always true: about an hour after I secure it with 134 bobby pins, it’s falling down.

My hair is just too heavy and unruly.

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But with just a few bobby pins to keep my layers from falling down in my eyes and the extra large Flexi, all of my hair went up and, most importantly, stayed up without feeling like it could come tumbling down around my ears at any moment.

Which makes me feel like this:

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I chose the same Who’s Hoo Flexi that I’m giving away because I just couldn’t resist his cute little owl face!

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If you win, you’ll also receive these gorgeous Serenity Stone Drop earrings in the color of your choice:

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What’s even cooler is that Tonya, an independent Stella and Dot stylist, has set up a trunk show just for the blog.

What that means for you is if you see something you like for yourself or for a gift for someone else, you can use this link to order: http://www.stelladot.com/ts/cm3l5

…and then I will do a giveaway of all the hostess credit that we accumulate from our orders next week.

Obviously, the more we order using that link, the more Stella and Dot credit I’ll have to offer you guys! : )

And with oh-so-pretty options like Stella and Dot’s 3 bestselling items:

The Soiree Studs in Hermatite:

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The Renegade Cluster Bracelet:

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and

The Goddess Tear Drop Earring:

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…there’s plenty to choose from!

I’m personally drooling over these:

Capri Chandelier Earrings

which would look fantastic with this:

Olivia Bib Necklace

Tonya also has an awesome giveaway going on on her Facebook fan page! Anyone who makes a $50 purchase by 11:59pm CST October 31 (that’s TONIGHT!) will be entered to win $50 to spend on whatever they want from Stella and Dot.

You can order here.

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And, finally, as a personal thank you to y’all, my amazing readers, you’ll also win three of these no-slip ribbon and velvet headbands made by moi…

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…in these three fun patterns:

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Winner takes all, and you have lots of chances to win using our easy Rafflecopter form below!

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Happy entering!

You guys really are the best!

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