Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Blog Event & Giveaway :: Birthday Dress

In 23 days, I will turn 24. Last year, friends joined me for a classy dinner at The Melting Pot; now that I'm broke and vegetarian, I suspect we'll sit on my living room floor with pillows and homemade fondue minus meat products. Truth be told, I haven't planned anything at all yet this time around. Normally, I'm obsessed with plotting out the details of my party, but I suppose a weekend in Las Vegas and a week visiting my home state of Michigan will suffice.

Year after year, I've planned my birthday outfits -- just like my birthday parties -- to a tee. I attempt to dress impeccably for any occasion, but I know that it's most important to do so on my special day: all eyes are on me. Plus, people will be taking photos, and I'll want to look back without cringing. Needless to say, I've hidden any evidence of birthdays 8-18. Shudder.

Anyway, back to YOU. That's who this event is about, after all!

I want to know what your favorite birthday outfit was. Don't have one? Tell me about a friend's! Be sure to include a photo. Send your submission to by April 5 at 11:59pm PST.

I had lots of fun hosting my last blog event and the response was so positive that I've got to do it again! As you can see, I posted everyone's photos and descriptions here on the blog. The same will happen this time: The submissions will be posted on April 6. But that's not all.

Not only is this an event -- it's a giveaway! And I'm sick of the same ol' post a comment, follow me here, follow me there, blah blah blah. I'm gonna spice things up a bit: this one's gonna have some competition. You gotta work to win!

Anyone and everyone will be eligible to vote for the submission of their choice. Whichever gets the most votes is the winner! One vote per comment, one comment per person. Anonymous comments will not be counted, so if Ma or Pa or Kittycat wants to vote, get 'em to at least put in a name.

Voting ends on April 10 at 11:59pm PST. The winner will be announced on April 11. He or she will receive a personal package from me full of goodies including Ann Taylor accessories and Victoria's Secret body care products. (I guess the men won't be too excited about this. Oops.) NOTE: This blog is not condoned, affiliated or supported by these companies. Prizes are purchased by yours truly.

The winner will also get a free 175x100 ad on my blog for 30 days.

Please let me know of any questions or concerns! Good luck!


  1. I want a free ad on your blog. I better look through some bday photos.

  2. ahh fondueeeeeee! lol. I don't think I'll able to participate in this one. I haven't been photographed in a birthday outfit since I was 16. I don't do big birthdays b/c my b-day is usually on the holiday. Damn me for being born on Independence Day.


  3. My dear friend, I have been a vegetarian for many years. I am sure you will manage a wonderful birthday party.
    I celebrate my birthday every morning.
    Much love.

  4. I have no BDay pics..ever:(
    And Im a fellow veggie....we can go to Inn Season when you are in town:)

    Stop by and say Hello:)
    Enter my Free People Giveaway!!♥

  5. Happy early 24th, doll! It goes by faster and faster, so enjoy:)~Meredith

  6. Happy 24th!! I don't know if I have any B-Day outfit photos - hmmm, I will have to think on that one! Your birthdays look like a lot of fun!
    I think your giveaway switch up is a good idea!! Most of the time I see giveaways they do the follow thing - and I am usually a follower already :)

  7. mmmmmmm the cake w strawberries looks yummy!

    <3 steffy

  8. Ok, my birthday is the day after Halloween. I've probably got the strangest assortment of birthday outfits. I must find some! The one that comes to mind immediately is my 40th, not because it was a super special outfit, but because I wore a tiara like a 5 yr old the entire time!!

    Mackenzie of Whatever, Gatsby just had a birthday. I love what she had to write about it. Xoxo:)


    The House in the Clouds

  9. This is a fabulous idea!! MUST GET TO LOOKING!

  10. OOOOOO! I’m so excited! I have a summer birthday! Hopefully I can find one that says “IM THE PRINCESS IT’S MY BIRTHDAY PICK ME PICK ME!” Hahaha…joking aside…who votes on where and how? Sorry I’m a dork…just being a little confused:)

  11. AWh I love this and can't wait to participate. I had a total meltdown on my last birthday that just so happened to be my 24th. We're talkig mid-life crisis ha ha. I tried to run away from my birthday by leaving town and then ended up weeping in a hotel room before having the best birthday ever. Now I need to find a picture! xoxo

  12. I just really want someone to submit a photo of a naked baby and say their favorite outfit was a birthday suit.

  13. i'm def gonna go sort through my photos and find one! :) the naked baby photo is an idea ;) haha!


  14. Doll, you're going to have an awesome b'day, i'm sure!

    Now, i cannot wait to see some b'day outfit photos here - Bella pick some good 'uns!


  15. Happy Birthday in advance!! :)

    The Cat Hag

  16. Can I submit stylish babyphotos? lol. Happy early bday darling! I am veggie too, and am now brancing out into veggie sushi, cucumber - and sometimes avocado as well! Hold the phone! Basically I eat it, close my eyes and think of the laks or whatever :) I will see if I can find something to submit. Hugs!

  17. Early Happy Birthday wishes to youuu! I once wore a tutu and tiara to Disney World with my dad on my 17th bday, but I CANNOT find the photos. Lame. But I did manage to find one of my other outfits! Looking forward to seeing everyone's.

  18. I just love the parties. I use to attend the friday, birthday and fancy dress parties. I have seen a girl in a gorgeous princess costume last time. You are looking like her.

  19. Oh I hope you had a great birthday, mine is coming up in 2 weeks and I was just scouting around for some inspiration for my party dress. No luck so far, the search continues.


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