30 for 30 Winter, day 14. It’s giveaway time!

22 Feb

I see someone running towards me in the distance


Ditched the slips, ahem, “skirt”

Two slips = one skirt

It’s official, the giveaway is on! This is so exciting for me. I started this blog as a means to capture my attempt to remix outfits for Kendi’s 30 for 30 challenge in Fall. I did it on a whim, it just felt right. I had no real plan of action, rather than testing the water I dove right in. The last few years have brought their share of challenges and I really felt like I was ready for something new, something to inspire and energize me. Little did I know this would be it.

From the second follower on, I’ve been delighted and surprised. The only reason the first doesn’t count is because it’s the hubby and I pleaded for him to follow me and be my first. Look, sometimes you just have to play the spousal card.

One of the coolest things about this blog for me is the accountability. It’s no longer a scribble on the back of an envelope of something I might do, some idea or dream I have, it’s a public declaration complete with you as my witnesses. Apparently, it’s what I need to get things done around here. I’d been wanting a creative outlet but could never find the time. I’d been wanting to work on writing but, yes, same excuse. Not only have I found the time, however challenging it can be, I discovered a social network of like-minded individuals who are supportive, inspiring and really cool people. I’ve been lucky enough to meet one already, (yay, Mackenzie!) and look forward to meeting a bunch more on March 11 for Style Nation 2011 in Las Vegas.

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to my first ever giveaway! I bring you The Infinity Scarf. It’s also known as the only cool thing I’ve ever knitted with two stitches.

Lookin’ good,

stayin’ warm…

… and cozy!

I wanted to celebrate reaching a certain number of followers by giving something back. If I’m going to talk about learning how to knit, I’m going to put my money where my mouth is. What better way to do it than to knit a gift? The rules of engagement are as follows:

• It’s open to anyone following me, new or old. If you’re not following through Google Friend Connect, let me know how you’re following.

• In the comment section, let me know you want the scarf. It will be identical to the one I’m wearing.

• I will include all followers who said they would like the scarf from the previous post.

• Giveaway ends this coming Sunday, February 27.

• I will announce the winner next week.

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It’s time to be Fabulous in February. Here’s the deal, this is the month of love and every Monday, Tuesday if you’re me and you were snowboarding yesterday, it’s all about self-love. Those of us participating are declaring publicly three things we love about ourselves. Here we go, three more things:

Number One: I like that I stop and smell the flowers. It’s always worth it. I’ll stop to look at a view, check out a critter, pet a dog, examine tree bark. You name it. If I can be intrigued and dawdle, you can bet I’ll stop.

Number Two: I like my fingernails. They’re pretty strong and naturally shaped pretty well. They would grow really long if I didn’t keep them short for snowboarding.

Number Three: I like that I tell my friends I love them all the time. Let there never be any doubt. I have a huge heart and don’t foresee running out of love anywhere in my future. It’s like the never ending fountain of love over here, for real.

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At last, the outfit! I wore the reindeer dress with a couple slips underneath for workplace modesty. I layered an opaque black slip with a lace trim slip which I ditched after work and replaced with legwarmers for dinner with my in-laws.

Deets: Reindeer dress/ModCloth, opaque black slip/Commando, lace trim black slip/unknown, light blue tights/We Love Colors, grey legwarmes/H&M, bracelets/H&M, elastic top slip-on shoes/Munro.


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  1. Stephanie - Wasabimon

    February 22, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    I want the scarf! It’s gorg and I’m such a scarf zealot (especially this year… *shiver*). I follow through you on facebook and twitter. :)
    Stephanie – Wasabimon recently posted..No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares


    February 22, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Ohhh my gosh, that reindeer dress is beyond cute! Colored tights, cotton balls — I love how unabashedly playful this look is.

    I love you & your blog & I’m so happy you started writing publicly.

    By the way, I definitely want that scarf.
    THE-LOUDMOUTH recently posted..Its a small blogworld after all

  3. Bella Q

    February 22, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    The top photo is your best yet. 2nd pic is pretty awesome two- you and your #1 fan, right?

    Congrats goes beyond your followers but on you finding a channel to connect and put your creativity. You are such a warm, grounded person, it is a pleasure to get to know you via blogging and get a bit of your lovely positive energy directed at me.

    I’m not sure I want the scarf, but I do want to throw down my support. I follow you on Google and twitter like a puppy chasing butterflies in a meadow! Good luck to the future winner!
    Bella Q recently posted..eBabe

  4. Lee Oliveira

    February 23, 2011 at 3:37 am

    Love your sweater with “dears”.
    Congrats! Well deserved. Your words are very inspiring
    Lee x

  5. Ofelia

    February 23, 2011 at 4:43 am

    Fabienne, lovely dress sweater and the turquoise tights!
    Yes, I would love the scarf!
    Si, yo quiero la bufanda!
    Ofelia recently posted..New Finds


    February 23, 2011 at 7:10 am

    What a lovely post.I feel just about the same about the blog, and I was very touched by your words: I tell my friends I love them all the time. Let there never be any doubt. I have a huge heart and don’t foresee running out of love anywhere in my future. It’s like the never ending fountain of love over here, for real.
    I hope I am included.
    SACRAMENTO recently posted..Baroque Pink angels Skirt

  7. Laura Connell

    February 23, 2011 at 7:28 am

    Lovely scarf and in the trendy orange hue! I’d love to win this handmade treasure. I’m following via google connect and also RSS
    Laura Connell recently posted..Pepsi Skinny Can provokes outrage

  8. Melissa

    February 23, 2011 at 7:42 am

    You look so adorable and I can’t believe you knit that scarf! I have so much respect for people who can be crafty like that.

    I love these three things about you! You definitely seem like you have a super big and loving heart. :)

    Come take a look inside A Working Mom’s Closet
    Melissa recently posted..Daily MelWear- Outfit 23-30

  9. Vix

    February 23, 2011 at 8:01 am

    Thanks for your kind words on my blog, you are a sweetheart!
    I like that scarf very much indeed. Aren’t you clever and very generous?
    There’s nothing better than a bit of self-love, there’s no point in beating ourselves up about imperfections, far better to rejoice in our best bits. xxx
    Vix recently posted..Oh Helga- Where Art Thou!!!! UPDATED – SHES OKAY

  10. Eboni Ife'

    February 23, 2011 at 8:59 am

    oooh me me me! I want the scarf. Lol! It’s beautiful.

    … and most importantly I LOVE your fair isle sweater. It is GORGEOUS! and I love the way you paired it with the layered socks and legwarmers in frosty tones. CUTE!

    I am also very happy that you went for it with the blog. :)
    Eboni Ife’ recently posted..Lots of Layers

  11. Emma at Daily Clothes Fix

    February 23, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Love your dress (I think I have said that before but it definitely bears repeating).

    Congratulations on your followers – so well-deserved. I would love win the scarf (I follow you on BlogLovin).
    Emma at Daily Clothes Fix recently posted..30 for 30- Doing well in the primaries


    February 23, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    I have link my blog to yours, together with your loving.Hope it is ok
    SACRAMENTO recently posted..Baroque Pink angels Skirt

  13. Steph

    February 23, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Oh my goodness I just love your blog! Not only do I love your reundeer dress, but I also want that scarf! lol I am now following you on blog lovin.

    PS. I also want to thank you for your kind words to me on the post I made in the FBFF group =D

  14. Kate Pollack

    February 23, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Would love a shot at this gorgeous scarf!

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  16. Joy

    February 24, 2011 at 4:57 am

    What a nice idea for a giveawy! Hand-made items are the best.

    I was just mentioning to another style blogger that my goal for next fall/winter is to wear more scarves. Here in New England it’s challenging to keep warm and stylish.

    The scarf looks very pretty on you, Fabienne!
    Joy recently posted..Recipe for Happiness and the Courage to Love Ourselves

  17. Jessica

    February 24, 2011 at 7:38 am

    The hoody dress. OMG Im in love. Its ridiculously cute!

  18. caroline alice

    February 24, 2011 at 9:04 am

    hello i’ve just found your blog & i’m so glad I have I love your happy vibe & that reindeer jumper dress is so nice! I really want one! xcx

  19. Terri

    February 24, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    I think I entered before, but if not, I follow you on Google Reader and I want the scarf!

    Photo number 3 is most excellent.
    Terri recently posted..Passing

  20. brett

    February 24, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    I really want that scarf and would you mind throwing in the cute reindeer tunic too. :) !!!!
    brett recently posted..Time To Catch Up

    • Fabienne Jach

      February 25, 2011 at 7:23 am

      Lol! You might be second or third in line for that one!

  21. tracey

    February 25, 2011 at 8:14 am

    i love that scarf and would love it! i’m following via gfc as “i love mochi”. thanks!
    tracey recently posted..beige boots

  22. Mode Plus

    February 25, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    What a cute dress. Good luck with the last days of 30×30.
    Mode Plus recently posted..Vintage blue

    • Fabienne Jach

      March 1, 2011 at 11:03 pm

      Thanks! I’ve still got a ways to go, I’ve been skipping weekends because I’m snowboarding. I’ll be done eventually!

  23. Mackenzie @ Whatever, Gatsby

    February 27, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    omg i adore you, ladyfriend! and miss you already! please oh please let me know if you are ever in my neck of the woods! and woo! that’s so exciting you will be meeting more bloggers soon! totally jealous :)

    and oh man, i can haz your reindeer dress?!
    <3 love ya!
    Mackenzie @ Whatever, Gatsby recently posted..the plight of glitter- scribbled notes- and academia

    • Fabienne Jach

      March 1, 2011 at 10:59 pm

      I miss you too! I will definitely have to travel to your neck of the woods one of these days. And yes, the day I retire the reindeer dress, I’m shipping it out to you:)