Rimmel Recap + $50 Topshop Giveaway

A few of you have been asking about the outcome of the Rimmel London contest from December, and I’m happy to inform you that my friend (and über-talented blogger) Lexi from Glitter & Pearls has been named the winner. Hell yeah, Lex!

Regardless of the outcome, I wanted to thank you for your tweets, votes and overall support throughout the competition, so up for grabs is a $50 gift certificate to Topshop

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Giveaway: Win a bottle of Tru Blooms eau de parfum ($65 value)

Certain city odors can intoxicate the senses (and, Chicagoans, I’m not talking about the Red Line late-night).

This fall, local perfume company Tru Fragrance decided to bottle the city’s essence in an exclusive, limited edition scent, called Tru Blooms Chicago. I had the pleasure of testing it out, and in a nutshell, it’s fresh, light and youthful, and can be worn year-round.

The scent is built around three floral notes – violet, lavender and rose – extracted from flowers planted in more than 22 plots across the city. I actually walked by one just last week on my way home from work (pictured below).

Given it’s exclusivity, this one’s a must-have. Perfume hoarder (*raises hand*) or not — and regardless of your roots — here’s a chance for you to bottle up the city’s essence and win this limited edition parfum. ($65 value)

It’s super simple to enter and you’ve got four chances to win, just…

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For more info, check out Tru Bloom perfume online or in select local outlets, like Art Effect ($18 for a 15 ml roll-on; $65 for a 100 ml bottle).

*Fine print: Winner will be chosen randomly; please comply with the entry above for your chance to win. Any questions? Leave ‘em in the comments! Giveaway ends Sunday 11.15 at midnight. Good luck!

Get GNO-ready at Nordstrom Rack (+ the final $50 giveaway) [Closed]

*This is the third in a three-part series. We’re flipping the fashion challenge back to you, though, so scroll down: ANOTHER $50 gift card to shop the seasonal retro-chic styles at Nordstrom Rack is up for grabs!

Thus far, we’ve talked game-day glam and going from water-cooler to after-work drinks. Today, with the same pieces I’ve already styled, we’re upping the ante, leaving the beau at home and having some fun with the girls.


Aside from a champagne-soaked pre-game, what ultimately makes a girls’ night one to remember is a Facebook-worthy ensemble. (Hashtag profile pic!) When I’m planning to paint the town red, the look I aim to channel is cool-girl panache. Think the perfect balance of cutting-edge chic – like a modern-day Sandy in Grease, if you will.

In addition to mascara, girly curls and a red lip, my signature GNO style builds on a foundation of dark denim – a sleek, comfortable pair that allows me to bust a move at a moment’s notice. I actually had a hard time picking just one style at Nordstrom Rack, as there were so many name-brands at half-off (or more) – J Brand, AG Jeans, Joe’s, 7FAM, you name it.

Dark denim is undisputedly sexy and gives every outfit a dose of sophistication, particularly when worn with a textured separates and a pop of color. And, hey, if you crash at your gf’s (wink) and find yourself in need of a morning-after bloody mary, just toss on a scarf or jacket for that freshly showered Sunday Funday look.

 And lastly, it’s giveaway time. 

  • For your chance at another $50 gift card, comment below and tell me what brand(s) you’re buying for less at Nordstrom Rack.
  • For an extra entry, like corals + cognacs on Facebook. (Comment below letting me know you did/do already!)


To recap, here’s a peek back through all my looks — and the fun I had shopping for and styling them.

Regardless of your destination (a tailgate, the office, etc.), a stylish ensemble will set the tone for your impending adventure, and Nordstrom Rack’s got you covered with the name brands you love for less. With the money I saved on two pairs of shoes ($29 Michael Kors loafers, $149 L.A.M.B pumps), two tops ($49 Rachel Zoe tunic, $70 Joie top) and one pair of pants ($39 Vince leggings), I was able to purchase $150 worth of gift cards for you to get your shop on.

That said, don’t forget to enter this week’s Game Day Glam and Day to Night ‘Rack giveaways, if you haven’t already!


*Deets: Check out nordstromrack.com to find your local Nordstrom Rack and discover on-trend brands at up to 70% off. Two entries per person per giveaway; all three giveaways end Friday 9/28. Winners will be chosen via Random.org.
**Fine print: Compensation was provided by Nordstrom Rack via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are my own and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Nordstrom Rack.

*Update: Congrats, Amy, the 36th recipient in this giveaway!