A Green Striped Orange

I'm going to be a little blog MIA over the next week, as this gal is jetting off (makes it sound cooler than saying I am going to be sitting in row 97 seat Q of a big metal tube at 30,000 feet for work over the weekend) for a week of on-the-road business fun. Please bear with me - I'll catch up with all your blogs again in a few days!

Here's an outfit I wore last week - and yes, I am wearing my new Croc heels again. No, they aren't the sky-height of fashion, but yes, they seriously are comfy. These may save my feet after long hours on my feet at trade shows.

Are there any brands that have surprised you with their new wares? Are there any "not-so-fashionable" brands that you a now a fan of?


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Top: J. Crew perfect tee (worn here before - similar edgy here or here)
Skirt: Anthropologie Odille drawing parallels (worn here before)
Shoes: You by Crocs emmilou (worn here before - similar here)
Necklace: White Owl by Etsy (worn here before - similar stone here and here)

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And here are some of the cool giveaways of the week, brought to you by some of your fave (and soon-to-be fave) bloggers:

♠  Kendi from Kendi Everyday is giving away the kristen pouchette from Ellington. Contest ends April 10.

♠  Kim from Anthroholic is giving away a swimsuit of choice to one lucky winner from Rey Swimwear. Contest ends April 11.

♠  Carrie from this free bird is giving away DVD copies of Jillian Michaels' No More Trouble Zones and Karon Karter's Pilates from the Inside Out. Contest ends April 11.

♠  BonBon Rose Girls is giving away a caterina peach hobo from Mimi Boutique. The Girls are also giving away a $100 gift certificate to Naturalizer shoes. Both contests ends April 11.

  Ria from Serious stuff about my lif...ooh, shiny!! is giving away an assortment of makeup goodies in honor of her first blogiversary. Contest ends April 11.

♠  Aubrey from Proudly Petite is giving away a scarf from The Vintage Scarf. Contest ends April 11.

♠  Collette from Statements in Fashion is giving away a $100 gift certificate to Naturalizer shoes. Contest ends April 11.

♠  Elizabeth from Delightfully Tacky is giving away a pair of java boots from Blowfish. Contest ends April 11.

♠  Molly from Anthromollogies is giving away a roll of fashion tape to help save the clothing day! Contest ends April 11.

♠  Chiara from The Blonde Salad is giving away a limited edition Tommy Hilfiger bag. Contest ends April 11.

♠  Aimee from Song of Style is giving away a $100 gift card to Spool No. 72. Contest ends April 12.

♠  Tania from What Would a Nerd Wear is giving away a necklace from little o by wolfbrother. Contest ends the week of April 11.

♠  Emilie from My Little Fashion Diary is giving away a copy of J'Adore New York by Isabelle Lafleche. Contest ends April 13.

♠  Tabitha from Fashion Therapist is giving away a $25 gift certificate to SkincareRX. Contest ends April 22.

♠  Morgan from Morgan and Lua is giving away two custom necklaces from Clyde's Rebirth and Tree & Kimball to the gal who does the best Morgan and Lua-inspired post. Contest ends April 22.

♠  Lisa from COCOBELLA BALLERINA is giving away a mega makeup medley including products from Chanel and Sephora. Contest ends April 30.

♠  Elle from Elle Sees is giving away a $50 gift card to Sephora with some makeup goodies. Contest ends April 30.