Styling the Giveaway: #teampineapple

stylingIf any of you have ever entered a giveaway on Instagram, you would know how winning the giveaway is extremely tricky. I have never hosted a giveaway, but I can imagine how incredibly hard it would be to sort all of the details out (it’s on my blogging bucket list…). For those of you who have never heard of or seen an Instagram giveaway, I will describe it to you in a couple of sentences. An Instagram giveaway is when a group of bloggers get together and purchase a prize in order to motivate people to follow their accounts. It usually attracts hundreds of people. Especially when the prize is so valuable! If you don’t have instagram it’s fine, you can easily set up an account for free and there are even websites that help you set up a username by using an instagram username generator, it’s that easy! This way you won’t miss out on this big giveaway, and you can also keep up to date with my page.

Well, let me tell you a little story – the story of how I won my first giveaway. I don’t always enter giveaways, only because I don’t usually take the time to follow all of the bloggers that are included (confession..). But when I saw this giveaway, I just decided it would be fun to enter! The prize was a Tory Burch Kerrington Square tote in “Pineapple Stripe” along with a Chloe & Isabel pineapple necklace/earring set. I didn’t really think I would win, but low and behold, the giveaway closed and I won!

Why am I telling you this? Well, I want to debut the bag in this look, but I also want to give a shoutout to the bloggers who were apart of the #TeamPineapple giveaway!

Styling the Giveaway:

Obviously, the bag is the focus of this look. Which is why I have gone with a super simple look. When you are styling a printed handbag, you want to make sure you don’t upstage the accessory. That is not to say you can’t wear a printed top or bottom…but it has to be the right print (for more on pattern mixing, take a look at this post).

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In order for this bag to stand out, I wore white on denim. I love to wear jeans – even in the summer – but I roll up the cuffs to make them cropped. I love capris, but I currently don’t have a good denim pair, so rolling up the cuffs is a quick and easy fix and makes your jeans look like two different pairs of pants!

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I really like this top because it is light and airy. I’ve had this top for a while, and it is a summer staple, I have to say! I have a sweet spot for sheer tops, and this sheer sleeveless blouse is perfect!!

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Wearing heels with jeans automatically lengthens the look. When you wear jeans with flats or flip flops, (especially if you are short, like me) it stunts the look. With such a simple look like this, you don’t necessarily want to stunt the look…which is why I chose my neutral wedges that give me a bit of height. I got these from Le Chateau.

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Part of this giveaway was a beautiful necklace/earring set from Chloe & Isabel. The colour is gorgeous and looks great against the white top. I cannot get over how cute this set is!

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Bloggers behind the Giveaway:

I wanted to give a massive shout out to the bloggers who took the time to coordinate this giveaway. After perusing all fifteen of these bloggers’ Instagram accounts and/or blogs, I felt the need to share them with you! I follow all of these beauties, and it is so worth it!

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Original Giveaway Post

Mary Karo’s Closest – if you need inspiration, or are looking for modern fashion at a reasonable price, this is your site! I love to browse through Maria’s blog and collection as a pastime – all very cute looks. (Instagram: @marykaroscloset)

Torey’s Treasuresthis blog covers fitness, fashion and lifestyle, which are all the categories I look for. Torey never fails to put together some of the best looks! (Instagram: @toreystreasures)

Jessica Lynna – I am obsessed with Jessica’s posts – her outfits are to die for, and the photography is absolutely amazing! That’s really all that needs to be said about her blog – stunning! (Instagram: @jessica_lynna)

Glitter and Ruffles – Alyssa and Tracy (or “Glitter” and “Ruffles”) bring the fashion on this style blog! It is such a neat idea to have a co-blog site all about fashion…I love the idea and love their style! (Instagram: @alyssakmartinez)

Glitter Where She Goes – bringing the sparkle, Madelyn never disappoints with her looks. I suggest you get over to her blog and check it out – you will not regret it! (Instagram: @madelyn.weaver)

Blush Road – I love it when there are multiple niches to a blog, and Brittany certainly covers them well. She talks style, home and beauty, and I cannot get enough of her posts! (Instagram: @blushroad)

Urban Blonde – Stephanie’s style is always on point. There isn’t one outfit that she has posted that I haven’t wanted in my closet!! She also covers beauty and decor! Definitely head over to check her posts (Instagram: @urban.blonde)

Shopaholic Takes NC – Samantha never misses a beat when it comes to fashion, style, food, beauty or decor (and many other topics). This multi-niche blog gives a great look into her world! (Instagram: @ncshopaholic)

Dashing Darlin’ – Angelle has a pretty similar style to mine, which is why I always look to her for inspiration! I love to read her outfit details and pick up some style tips! (Instagram: @dashing_darlin)

Collective Passions – anything and everything that is shared by Annie is perfect and inspiring. Her posts are true and real, and I never get tired of checking back for new reads!! (Instagram: @collectivepassions)

The Girls who Brunch – Esther’s adventure is an exciting one as she shares throughout her posts about food, fashion and beauty! I go right to the style page when I am looking for inspiration! (Instagram: @esthercollins)

Zory Mory – Unique style is certainly what Zory is all about – she always keeps it hip, cool and classic…which I enjoy immensely when I am reading her posts! I am always curious about what she will debut next! (Instagram: @zorymory)

@loveam – Amanda’s Instagram is refreshing and classic. She snaps pictures of jewelry, her style and about her daily journey! I am a long time follower of her’s and I never get tired of seeing her bright love for everything fashion!

@champagneandsequins – Disi’s Instagram photos are to die for! The photography is amazing, the content is gorgeous and I just love to scroll through her account!

@marleyy.xoxoMarley’s Instagram account page is full of life and definitely one to follow! Being a Mom, an athlete, and a fit gal, I am always interested to see what she will post next!

Well there you have it…15 bloggers…one giveaway…and a very, very happy winner! Now, some will say this wasn’t necessary to highlight and show case these lovely ladies. They would be wrong! This is my way of thanking all of these fabulous bloggers for doing such a kind thing!

Have you entered a giveaway? Have you ever won? Share your experience below in the comments!!

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4 Comments

  1. July 28, 2015 / 5:00 pm

    That was so sweet of you to give a shoutout to the other hosts of the giveaway! I love the bag and how you paired it with your outfit. So cute!

  2. July 28, 2015 / 6:01 pm

    Awesome bag and jewelry. Congrats on winnning! I’ve never entered anything on instagram before, but I have one a few thing from blogs.

  3. CourtneyLynne
    July 29, 2015 / 1:47 pm

    Omg that bag is just the cutest!!!! Perfect for summer!

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