Thursday, July 2, 2009

Giveaway: BB Dakota Dress

I am so excited about this giveaway that I had a hard time waiting until today to post it (and, yes, it's a day early due to the holiday weekend). If you haven't heard about the designer online boutique Chickdowntown.com allow me to introduce you. This shop carries a variety of labels, from Marc by Marc Jacobs to more affordable designers like Free People and BB Dakota. When I was contacted by Chicdowntown.com, I knew immediately that a vintage-style BB Dakota dress would be perfect for a giveaway. Here's what I chose:
Moonstone Blue Flawless Dress $71
My choice reflects my own taste in dresses (and you know I can never have enough dresses) and the cut is flattering on most body types. I think it's gorgeous.
In case you question the versatility of this floral number, I've put together a couple of outfits to show you how I would wear it. Since I have a wedding to attend very soon...
BB DAKOTA - Moonstone Blue Flawless Dress at chickdowntown.com

The cap sleeves makes this a great dress to wear to work...
BB DAKOTA - Moonstone Blue Flawless Dress at chickdowntown.com
This dress is free to one lucky Down and Out Chic reader (um duh)! It's available in all sizes, but the giveaway is only open to U.S. residents (I'm sorry my dear international readers, but don't worry, I'll get you back.) Entry is simple and you can enter up to THREE times:
1) Leave a comment on this post telling me where you might wear this dress if you won.
2) If you add a link to this giveaway via your blog, Facebook, or Twitter you can enter a second comment, therefore, giving yourself a better chance in winning (just make sure you leave TWO separate comments).
3) If you're a follower of Down and Out Chic simply leave a comment telling me so. If you're a new follower please let me know that too!
Make sure to leave separate comments so that you ensure your entries count up to three times! (I'm kind of lazy and don't want to have to do more work than I have to.)
A winner will be picked next Tuesday night 7/7/09.

Happy Fourth of July weekend to you (or just happy weekend, depending on where you are)! I have Friday and Saturday off this week which may be more consecutive days I've had off since I've started this blog...seriously.
I'm planning on catching up on some DIY projects so I hope to have some things to show you soon. Thank you all for being awesome and for sticking with me on this blog journey.
xx,
Christina

92 comments:

Iva said...

Omg!! What a dreamy giveaway!! Amazing dress. What cool outfits you put together! Haha I said " dreamy" . It's early, I'm on my phone, and I'm a bit excited for this giveaway !! Have a great few days off!! You completely deserve them!

Callie Grayson said...

beautiful dress!!! will need to check out the online store, always looking for dresses. I only wear dresses, pants rarely.
I would wear this to the farmers market in the early morning with basket on arm with a pair a sweet sandals then meet friends for a brunch!! swapping basket for a cute hand bag!

callie

Callie Grayson said...

i am a follower as well.

Beth Cyr said...

oh its so lovely! I would wear that dress just about anywhere - particularly to the post office b/c that is the one place I go most often! ha ha!

Katherine said...

I have my aunt's wedding on the 15th of August in NH. This would be the perfect dress & I would be so excited to wear(and seek counsil on how to accessorize!) it around my beautiful family that I do not get to see but once a year. I am a follower, and I have D&O Chic on my Google Reader, which everyone should do. Man, I love some cap sleeves!
Katherine Adams

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

gorgeous dress, darling! xo

Beth Cyr said...

just posted to facebook and twitter for you :)

Jess said...

Awww! I was so excited about this one... but here I am all the way in Oz. Bummer.

:D

flynn said...

MMM! Excited enough to post to fb, too. Can you become a "fan" of this blog on fb yet? I'd follow you there, too. :)
I'd wear this dress dancing with pink summer wedges. Nice polyvore-ing!

naphtali said...

OK! Here's my first entry. I love being a follower of this blog. I learn so much and benefit from these fab giveaways!!

cpullum said...

Out to dinner with my daughters! My favorite restaurant Bj's!
Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kristen Sara said...

Truly the best giveaway ever! I'm a student, so I don't get to dress up often, but I would wear this out for a few drinks and then a fancy dinner! Good excuse to get dolled up!

Kristen Sara said...

I follow your blog as well and I love it!!

Kristen Sara said...

Your dreamy giveaway is linked on my blog, at http://ks-waiting.blogpost.com

a little twig birdhouse said...

Lovely dress! Great inspriation piece to help me lose the baby weight (once the baby is here) and get dressed up for a nice outing with the hubs. Love it!

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Eek omg. Love this dress.

I would wear it every single freaking day. It's 100% my style (signature style!).

K @ Blog Goggles said...

P.S. I'm also totally a follower!

Annie said...

Love the dress!
Perfect work atire for me!
I've been a follower! :)
Love your posts!

PS~Erin said...

I'd wear this dress anytime I got the chance. So pretty and so NEW!

PS~Erin said...

Follower, of course!

PS~Erin said...

just twittered it:

http://twitter.com/PS_Erin/status/2438251653

Ha! Look at me stepping out into the modern world!

TeachingInHeels said...

Love the dress! I'd wear it out on date night in Hollywood :)

TeachingInHeels said...

I'm a follower too! :)

TeachingInHeels said...

I twittered it too :)
www.twitter.com/plumstars

Marilyn said...

Woot! Just posted on facebook.

Simply Mel said...

I would wear this dress to the Farmer's Market, to Sunday brunch, to the playground with my little crumb, to the BBQ party - I would wear it everywhere it's so darn cute!

Simply Mel said...

A follower and devoted reader indeed!

Nicci said...

great picks!

Our promise to you... said...

OMG!! I am absolutly in love with this dress! The colors are sooo dreamy!! I would wear it on a beautiful hot summer night perfect for going out to a bistro and a night of fabulous dance and laughs!! I am a follower of your blog and cant simply get enough of it <3

Our promise to you... said...

P.s! find me on Facebook! The blog my last comment sent was for work. oops!
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/kelsey.newton?ref=name

umama said...

Of course I am a follower.. love this blog!
And I would wear this cute lil dress on a day out with my sister... We love getting dressed up in the summer!

bethany said...

I just discovered your lovely blog and that we live in the same town. I would love to wear that pretty dress to a wedding I'm attending with my boyfriend in a little bit, or to church.

OceanDreams said...

Oh how fun! I would wear this lovely gown to a classy restaurant; maybe Italian? Yay!

Malinda said...

oh how fun! thanks for pickign such an AWESOME dress.

I would totally wear that dress ALL the time! I don't have a single dress I just realize dlaast night. My entire closet is filled with separates. I am NOT joking but I foudn it hilarious!

Kellie said...

This dress is great! I'd definitely wear it to work w/ a jacket or cardi over it. Or to a picnic! Perfect!

Kellie said...

I'm also a follower!!!

ruth said...

that dress and i would take a weekend in atlanta to the high museum to worship some art and piedmont park for a frolic with my sweet dog---the colouring of it would be the perfect contrast for his little orange fur!

ruth allen said...

i also posted to facebook and am new to all of this, so i have a bunch of figuring out to do! (thanks should go to beth cyr for making me aware of you too!)

drollgirl said...

you have the most amazing giveaways! and this dress is ADORABLE!!! but please don't enter me in this giveaway since i have already won too many fab and fine things from you. :)

Couture Carrie said...

Ooooh what a lovely dress and giveaway! I would wear this dress with some strappy sandals for cocktails al fresco!

xoxox,
CC

UU said...

OMG...gorgeous dress!!! if i don't win the giveaway, i might want to buy a similar one myself!

UU said...

oh i checked their website, i especially like the celeb style! it makes my life easier in matching my clothes, given i'm such a fashion blind...but i learned a lot from your blog already~~ thanksssssssssssssssss!!

denise said...

beautiful dress!
I'd wear this dress on a summers day out, just running errands, with flats and a tote.

denise said...

I follow your blog.

ms. less is always more said...

Oh my goodness, what a fab giveaway! I would love to wear this out with some girlfriends for drinks and fun... wouldn't that be cute?

ms. less is always more said...

i'm a follower too :)

Elizabeth Marie said...

I love how you chose something that is so YOU, and it's fabulous! I'd wear it with some slouchy boots to lunch with the girls.

Thanks for your support. You are one of the few that mentioned the old relationship thing. Your heart shines through on your blog big TIME!

Oh, and I'm clearly a follower haha.
XOXO!!

Sam said...

I'm international sadly. :( But I think it's a super lovely prize!

Ginger said...

What an adorable dress! I would wear it on a weekend trip to the art museum, or just about anywhere;)

Ginger said...

I'm a follower, BTW;)

Hanako66 said...

I LOVE it...would be perfect for a rehearsal dinner I need to attend next month!

Hanako66 said...

oh, and I'm a follower!

Taylor & Krisa said...

Oooh! I think I would invent a place to wear this dress. I might sexy it up and get a babysitter and take my husband out to dinner!

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

love the vintage style & print :)

eatreadtravel said...

I'd wear it on a fun date!

eatreadtravel said...

I'm a new reader of downandoutchic, and am enjoying it!

oyeraji said...

Perfect Summer Dress. I would wear it to BBQs,poolparties, beach..everywhere

throuthehaze said...

I would wear this out to dinner or to any event that I would need to look nice for (I dont own ANY dresses)

throuthehaze said...

already a follower

Hi, Lane said...

Already a follower. And I would wear this to work if I could get away with it (I've already been sent home for wearing ankle boots with a skirt because they're a "pant boot"), and out on the marshwalk for a sweet dinner & a drink!

Heather said...

Cute dress! I would wear this dress with cute flats and a cardigan to work and then dress it up with fun heels for a night out!

ana b. said...

OH WHAT? Damn me and my location. Never mind! Good luck to all the legitimate entries ;)

pranksygang said...

wow!! i love that dress! its superb!

LiLu said...

No way! That dress is GORGEOUS!!! Off to FB it...

LiLu said...

FB'd!

LiLu said...

And of course I follow your sweet ass ;-)

Rachel Follett said...

Beautiful dress and I love your outfits! I would wear it out to dinner with my husband.

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K8 said...

Lovely dress. I believe I would wear it (if I could) to a midnight tea party with fairies amid a wood. The trees would be hung with paper lanterns in pastels colors (very light pastel colors). We would dine at a single round table set with a light lace table cloth. Our menu would consist of an array of teas (including flavors like blackberry and honeysuckle) and tiny peti-fores(my spelling of words I'm not familiar with is rather terrible) in an array of flavors. The only downside is I don't like tea but I'm sure the fairies tea would be so amazing I would love it.

MissBliss said...

hi, I'm a follower :)

MissBliss said...

I would wear it to LIncoln Road and Ocean Drive here in Miami Beach...

Gabbi said...

Amazing giveaway! Great dress but beyond that I love your outfit suggestions... :)

Have a Happy 4th of July!

Meredith said...

this dress would be perfect for work... or a date! that is, if i could get one. but i'm sure i could if i had this dress on! ;)

madden [dot] meredith [at] gmail [dot] com

Meredith said...

i love that dress!

http://andcookiesforall.blogspot.com/2009/07/gorgeous-dress.html

Jessica said...

Love the dress! I'd wear it everywhere, but first I'd wear it out to an al fresco sushi date.

Stevi said...

AMAZING dress!! I would wear it on a sunny afternoon to have lunch with the girls and then maybe to hit up the outlet mall in Park City.

But really I would wear it ALL the time. You can do so many different things with it!

Stevi said...

I am a new follower as well!

off switch said...

i'd love to wear this dress everywhere i go. out to eat, church, heck - maybe even school if i feel the nerve! it's so pretty! thanks so much for the giveaway opportunity! :)

Fandango Travelers said...

What a darling dress. I would wear it on my next shopping outing. I would feel so stylish and cute that I wouldn't even need to buy anything!

Fandango Travelers said...

Just facebook'd you.

Megan said...

I'd wear this to the two weddings I have this summer with a couple of ropes of pearls and some really fab shoes!

Sanity Fair said...

LOVELY dress! I think it would look gorgeous with a little cardigan and some very high heels.

jen said...

I love this givaway! I would wear this dress to work!

jen said...

I am a follower!

off switch said...

oh, i'm a follower too! :)

off switch said...

posted about your giveaway on my blog
http://offswitchdesigns.blogspot.com/

and on my facebook page...

thanks again for the great giveaway! :)

Tammy Tant said...

oh, It's lovely. I think I would lounge around in it eating bon bons ! haha

Tammy Tant said...

I posted it on my blog as well......
http://bgcustomwindows.blogspot.com/

Lisette said...

It's adorable! I would wear it to a party with friends :)

lc_intocable[a]yahoo[d]com

Joels said...

Love it! I am going to a wedding in the end of August and need a dress to wear!! It would be PERFECT!

joelster87@hotmail.com

EowynLyn said...

I love this dress. It is very much my style. I could see wearing it to work and then dressing it up to go out to dinner with friends.
EowynLyn@yahoo.com

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