Sunday, February 2, 2014

1 year blogiversary + a BIG giveaway from ModCloth, ASOS & Forever 21! [CLOSED]

Just a few of my favorite outfits from the past year...
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7 // 8 // 9 // 10 // 11 // 12
I can scarcely believe it's been a whole year since I started this blog.  Like any other anniversary, it's sort of a strange dichotomy of feeling like I've been doing this forever, and yet feeling like hardly any time has passed.  This first year has seen its share of ups and downs, but I am ultimately so glad that I went through with starting my blog.  Not only has it served as a much-needed creative outlet for me, but I have met so many wonderful, kindred spirits because of this experience -- and that alone has made the whole thing worth it!  I feel very lucky that I've been able to gain a substantial number of followers (that's you!!) in my first year in the blogosphere, and I'm also overjoyed that I was asked to join the ranks of such lovely ladies over at the Flock Together blog.  If that weren't enough, during this past year, I became an affiliate for certain brands and finally started making some money from blogging, had a dress named after me, was featured a few of times on ModCloth's social media channels (1, 2, 3) and on the ModCloth site itself (which I somehow managed to miss?!), was interviewed for an article about the popularity of vintage clothing, and Betsey effing Johnson tweeted a photo of me!  So all in all, I'd say it's been a pretty great year on the blogging front -- and I have to express my utmost gratitude to each and every one of you who follows and reads my blog, even if it's only on a semi-regular basis.  I have experienced so much support and kindness from those of you who read and comment on my blog (especially during my very difficult breakup), and I feel incredibly fortunate to have found myself in the company of such fantastic individuals, all of whom I admire so greatly.  I'm still a novice in many ways, and I've always been the sort of person who learns by watching others.  I'm still figuring all of this out as I go, so it means the world to me that I have such staunch supporters of my little blog world.  While I always try to dress for myself and wear what makes me happy, it is always nice to hear that your style and point of view can also resonate with other people and can perhaps put some joy out into the world around you.  Thank you, thank you, thank you -- from the bottom of my kitschy heart.

...And a few more!
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7 // 8 // 9 // 10 // 11 // 12
So because of you, dear readers and friends, I am hosting (what I feel to be) an awesome giveaway in honor of my 1 year blogiversary!!  It includes lots of things I love (in fact, I may or may not have bought an extra one of some of these for myself... oops!), and I hope you will love them too! :)

So without further ado...
  

One (1) winner will receive:
a $50 gift certificate to ModCloth 
PLUS all of the following:
Lilac scalloped satchel bag, pink kitty cat coin purse, pink heart headband, mint bow headband, pink hair bow, apple necklace, cupcake shower cap, "F" is for Friendship greeting card & pink polka dot makeup brush kit (valued at nearly $100)!

This is a big giveaway, and I don't do them very often, so there are lots of chances to win!  Read the rules below & then enter through the Rafflecopter!

RULES:
- Giveaway starts at midnight on Sunday, February 2nd and will close at 12:01 AM (EST) on Sunday, February 9th (which means you have an entire week to enter!).
- You MUST be a follower of my blog on either GFC or Bloglovin' in order to be eligible (this is one of the mandatory entries on the Rafflecopter, and please no immediate un-following after the giveaway ends, as that's not very nice and I will know if you do it).
- This giveaway is open internationally, which means anyone can enter and win!
-Please remember to leave a valid e-mail address in your comment (also mandatory) so I can contact you if you win!  Winner will be notified on Monday, February 10th via e-mail.  If I don't receive a response from you confirming this within 24 hours, I will pick a new winner.  This e-mail address will also be used to send the ModCloth gift certificate, so make sure it's one you check regularly!  :)  All other prizes will be snail mailed, so be sure to respond to my e-mail with a valid postal address!
- Winner will be announced here on the blog (as a formality) on by Wednesday, February 12th.


Best of luck, and thank you so much for making my first year of blogging such a sweet one!  <3 

xox Sammi

139 comments:

  1. mindyourmadness@gmail.com

    I love all your different looks!

    <3
    Harlynn
    mindyourmadness.blogspot.com

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  3. swingthedayaway@yahoo.com

    Congrats on your blogiversary!!! :D

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  4. Oh my goodness, Sammi! This is an incredible giveaway. :D And happy blogoversary (sp?? haha, I've never known how to actually spell it) to youuuUuu!


    alihval(at)aol(dot)com

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  5. Congratulations on your blogiversary!! one year?! It feels like you have been around forever!

    (bluehairinbelgium@gmail.com)

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  6. Happy Birthday my love! I really have a crush on your looks and pretty dresses and I wish you an even more exciting year two of blogging. Thank you so very much for this beautiful give away, of yours I'll try my luck, because everything is so pretty. Especially the lilac bag, my heart is screaming for this for weeks… Lots of love, Sara xx

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  7. elena_istomina at yahoo dot com

    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  8. Cograts girl! Well done! many more years of blogging and creativity!
    I follow on GFc as Lorelai Sebastian!

    I cross my fingers now and hope universe will be be on my side!

    Lorelai
    stellina_stevi@hotmail.com

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  9. My dearest and darling Sammi,

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUR FANTASTIC BLOG! I really have simply adored reading your blog this past year.....has it really been a year?!?!, and it always fills me with happiness, serious envy! as I want EVERYTHING you own, your kitschy taste- which is identical to mine!
    You are a fantastic writer, photo taker, poser, and shopper! Love your friday wants so much!

    Thanks for a fabulous year!! here's to many more xxx

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  10. Congratualtions, dearie! You deserve it, and thank YOU for being on the web so I can be jealous over your dresses. Keep it up! :D

    love,
    a

    www.missdecaf.blogspot.com

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  11. BEST GIVEAWAY EVER Sammi! I have absolutely loved following along on your bloggy adventure, Happy one year anniversary!! Quadruple crossing my fingers on this one :)
    xo Hannah
    hannahmeyer17(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. Bless your kitschy heart.

    Klemilian@verizon.net

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  13. Thanks for the giveaway! Happy 1 year blogiversary!

    - Nikki
    nikleigh{at}bellsouth{dot}net

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  14. Sammi-
    Hi!! I love your blog and Instagram, all of your pictures and outfits are amazing! Happy 1 year anniversary!!
    Love,
    Audrey
    (audreylizabeth@gmail.com)

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  15. I've been following you on instagram and swooning over your clothes for a while now! Congrats on a year!

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  16. Fantastic blog and amazing style! I think I almost died when I saw this giveaway :) Thank you for thinking of your fans!
    -Rebekah (moorebekah@hotmail.com)

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  17. Oo, really so many perfect outfits and that pastel colors fits you well. xa

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

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  18. Happy blogiversary Sammi!

    Kalie H.

    Kalieandgimli.blogspot.com

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  19. Hope you have many happy blogging years <3 Your posts are lovely and makes me happy ^.^

    kbpachniuk@gmail.com

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  20. Congrats on your one year anniversary! Your blog and your style is such an inspiration to me! Good luck to you on all your adventures ahead :)
    Also have to mention that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the prizes! Crossing my fingers that I win!

    E-mail is suzanneamlin@gmail.com :)

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  21. Congratulations on your one year anniversary. As probably the newest blogger I have 51 weeks to go to mine. I really enjoy your wonderful dresses.
    http://rebeccatriestrousers.blogspot.com

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  22. Congrats on your one yr;) I enjoy reading your blog, I especially look forward to seeing your Friday favs! your style is beautiful, i look forward to seeing more in the future! Best wishes to you and your blog for many more years:*

    Morbidstar_10@yahoo.com

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  23. congrats on your anniversary! :D i've recently just started following (about 3-4 months ago) and all of your looks are always so cute and i love the themes! Thanks for such an awesome giveaway :)

    kaliedavis1@gmail.com

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  24. Happy Blogiversary! Congrats!! Each one of your posts inspires me to be a better blogger. Love your style! :)

    notyouravgashley.blogspot.com

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  25. Love your blog! Puppylovepreschool(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  26. Happy blogiversary! I'm so happy that I've gotten to know you over the last year. Plus, your closet and your blog is amazing :). I have super bad luck with giveaways but I'm going to give it a go anyway lol!

    ashliep(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  27. Ahh! Happy blogiversary! You look gorgeous in all these, and I hope someday to be half as lovely and successful as you! :)

    darling-mine.blogspot.com

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  28. Oh, and I forgot to leave my email! Sorry! D:

    ktypewriter @ gmail . com

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  29. Yay! It has been a great year :)

    -Teresa

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  30. Happy Blogiversary!! What a great giveaway!!

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  31. I love your blog and all of your outfits. You have such a cute and amazing sense of style! Thanks for the giveaway and congrats on your 1 year blog-aversary :D

    xo
    email: aroybal [at] comcast .net

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  32. very excited! happy blog anniversary!
    cookiesmasher5@yahoo.com

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  33. a year! wow, you are so diligent and fantastic at blogging! xo

    Kristina
    TweeValleyHIgh.com

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  34. Happy year of blogging to you!

    randomlyrachels (a) gmail.com

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  35. Very neat giveaway. :)

    http://abeautifulheart07.blogspot.com/

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  36. Love your outfits. Happy blogiversary!

    ana_davies@hotmail.com

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  37. Congratulations, sweet Sammi! I'm so thrilled to have you as a blogger friend!

    Love, Amy

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  38. Congratulations! I didn't realise it had only been going for a year. That's an impressive amount of stuff for the first year in. You must have been dedicating a lot of time to it!

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  39. I love all of your looks !!! :)

    shyrell.campbell96@hotmail.com

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  40. Well... first off I think that your blog is absolutely darling, and I love all of the outfits that you come up with! I love how feminine, sweet, and vintage they all look, and how you always dress in what you want to wear no matter what others think!
    Everything in your giveaway is so precious!!
    coranoelle@ymail.com

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  41. Happy Blogiversary! You can find me at kate.soyouguys (AT) gmail.com

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  42. Wow, Sammi- happy anniversary! This sure has been an amazing year of blogging for you and so many great things have happened! I'm excited to have "met" you through Flock Together and am super excited to get to know you better (and borrow more of your clothes- haha).
    lalafauxbois@gmail.com

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  43. Happy Blogiversary! I'm so happy I discovered your blog. xo!
    --K
    Accordion to Kellie

    kelliefalconer -at- gmail.com

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  44. Happy blog birthday! I only discovered your blog a few weeks ago, but I love your style!
    polkaspotsandfreckledots@gmail.com

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  45. Wishing The Soubrette Brunette the happiest of 1st birthdays and many, many more to come! I have been smitten with you and your blog since I first discovered it and I am so, so happy to call you my friend! I am looking forward to seeing what the next years bring to you lovely!

    And, I have to enter this giveaway because it looks too good to pass up! Thank you for such a wonderful opportunity to win *__* My email is
    hellomermaidens@gmail.com

    ! <3

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  46. Congrats on one year (and so many achievements)!! Thanks for the giveaway, my email is mulberrymelody (at) gmail (dot) com

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  47. LOVE modcloth! And your blog!!!! carooly11@gmail.com

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  48. Congratulations, Beautiful!!! I am so excited to see what your adorable blog brings in the coming year, and so glad that we are blogging buddies <3 Alex

    simplicityphoto96@gmail.com

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  49. I have absolutely LOVED following you these past months + am constantly inspired by your beautiful style, Sammi! Hope you always continue to blog with all your beautiful heart <3

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  50. my email is nadya55k@gmail.com

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  51. Congrats on one year, here's to many more! you blog is adorable and I look forward to your posts.

    mimi23k@yahoo.com

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  52. what an amazing year! you've accomplished so much in such little time! congrats! :)
    Rebecca @ tr[i]b[e]cca

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  53. Happy blogiversary Sammi! The blogosphere is so much better with you here. ♡

    Kathy
    www.mypeachdays.com

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  54. Congrats !

    Anna

    anna_k67@yahoo.com

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  55. Happy Blogiversary :) So happy I stumbled across your blog! xx

    Email: annalisegrech@gmail.com

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  56. This is such a cute giveaway I love it & happy blogiversary! <3

    fnyblog@yahoo.com

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  57. Congratulations, Sammi! Great giveaway! :)

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  59. Love your outfits and a great giveaway.

    email: anothermuggle@hotmail.com

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  60. I still can't believe you've only been blogging for a year! This has to be the cutest giveaway ever! :-)

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  61. Congrats, girl! You deserve it :)

    brookegehringer@gmail.com

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  62. This is a great giveaway, and I'm so happy I stumbled upon your blog! I'm looking forward to getting to know you better. :)

    www.octoberjune.com

    octoberjuneblog@gmail.com

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  63. Thanks for the giveaway, and congrats on your blogiversary!!

    Hana.
    hana.r.ozaki(at)gmail(dot)com

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  64. I love reading your blog. I wish I could hang out with you in person! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity and congratulations on 1 year! Woohoo!

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  65. Happy Blogger-versary, sweet lady! You deserve all the success you've had and will have!

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  66. Idk my bloglovin name but you are on my blogreel :/ sandipalien@gmail.com

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  67. I follow you through FB and read your blog regularly but I didn't realize I didn't follow through GFC, so sorry!
    I love your sense of style, particularly when you were cute, printed dresses as I share the same love for them ;)
    Congratulations on your blogiversary by the way!!

    scurc2003@yahoo.it

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  68. Oh Sammi, this is the cutest giveaway ever! I can't believe it's been a year. Your blog is really lovely and I always enjoy reading what's on your mind and what adorable outfits you've been wearing! I wish you all the best in years to come :)

    xoxo, Alesha
    www.oldfashionedwhimsy.blogspot.com
    iRock4God2@yahoo.com

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  69. I love your dresses! So pretty!

    thoozie @ gmail.com

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  70. you make me want to be a 40s housewive with sass and flair

    x0xredvixenx0x@gmail.com

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  71. I love love love your style! Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

    spinny_sakura(at)hotmail.com

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  72. Happy Blogiversary!
    tara.huff(at)gmail(dot)com

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  73. Congrats! Thanks for the opportunity! That brush set is lovely!

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  74. Congratulations on your one year! <3

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  75. I'm so glad you started blogging too Sammi! You're cute self is a ray of light on the blogosphere and I've even gotten to steal a few things from your darling closet...so...win win!

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  76. congrats girl!to many years of blogging!

    oikodespoina/οικοδεσποινα
    desoikonomidou@hotmail.com

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  77. Great giveaway and congratulations!
    rochella.duijs@hotmail.com

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  78. Oops, forgot to leave my email. Hehe.

    mindyourmadness@gmail.com

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  79. congrats on your blogiversary! awesome giveaway and great outfits! your collage of the past year is great!

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  80. I've been stalking things on Modcloth but they are so expensive (totally worth it though i know) this gift certificate will really help me out!! Thank you!

    ipoliticalworld @ gmail.com

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  81. Congrats!! It's so crazy you have only been blogging for ONE year. That Betsey Johnson tweet was so awesome. I know 2014 will be full of more goodies for you!! You are such a kind person :)

    candypow.crissy@gmail.com

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  82. awesome giveaway
    nancywilde@hotmail.com

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  83. Thanks for the super awesome giveaway!!
    aprildwiebe at gmail dot com

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  84. Happy 1 year blogiversary! :) Iv'e always been in awe of all of your dresses/posts <3

    :D

    rickardskat@gmai.com

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  85. great giveaway! I'm in!
    nam12 [at] walla.co.il
    tnx!

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  86. so cute! nice picks for this giveaway!
    freefragmentsfresh at gmail dot com

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  87. this is such a spectacular giveaway! of course I am a GFC follower & bloglovin follower, too! :)

    all of your outfits are so lovely!!!

    love, polly :)
    polly@paulieantiques.com

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  89. Congrats on 12 months! I love the collage at the top :) You have some gorgeous dresses!

    alyzaria.x@gmail.com (Amber Jade)

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  90. What a year and love your looks! info@sewcando.com

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  91. katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

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  92. Happy Blogiversary!! :)
    Erika
    kendall608(at)aol(dot)com

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  93. Congratulations on your anniversary!!! I follow you religiously and think you are just fantastic! Such an amazing giveaway!!!

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  94. Congrats on your 1 year! Wishing you many more! I also wish I win your giveaway! It would be so nice for a broke college student lol -car95581@marymount.edu

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  95. Congrats on your 1 year! Wishing you many more! I also wish I win your giveaway! It would be so nice for a broke college student lol -car95581@marymount.edu

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  96. wanderingpast@gmail.com

    What a lovely year of beautiful looks! Congrats on a great blogging year <3

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  97. Thanks for the amazing giveaway! :D
    Surendene Jeyaratnarajah
    surendene@gmail.com

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  98. Love love ModCloth! Thanks for the great giveaway! avaoxia @ gmail.com rafflecopter: anna key

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  99. Congrats! I love al of your looks (stalking your recent posts now) and realized it's been a year already! I love how all of your look tie together. You look great in pastels - something I am awful at wearing. That milkshake dress might be my fave on you!

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  100. Happy one year!
    fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail(dot)com

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  101. Love all the different looks! How fun is that!!!!!

    rqballporter at gmail dot com

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  102. Happy blogiversary!! Thank you for this great giveaway.

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  103. Thank you for this giveaway! You are too cute by the way.

    shangelx at gmail dot com

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  104. Congrats on your 1 year blog anniversary! :) Heres to another great year! and thanks for the lovely giveaway too :)

    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

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  105. Hey there♥ cute giveaway ^_^

    natcarbonell@live.com

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  106. Congrats for your 1st Blogiversary, beautiful! Great great giveaway you held! I'm so excited here! LOL
    Thanks for the chance!
    My email : ria_alemina@yahoo.com
    =)

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  107. Happy blogiversary! Thanks for the great giveaway :)

    psws7 [at] sbcglobal [dot] net

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  108. Happy blog birthday!
    toriah8@gamil.com

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  109. Amazing prizes! Happy one year, phoebe.haine@googlemail.com

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  110. Happy blogiversary! I absolutely love your style!

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  111. Happy blogiversary! Fun giveaway!

    Cori Westphal
    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  112. congrats on the blogiversary!xx

    katch05 at gmail dot com

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  113. Congrats! And thanks for the cute giveaway!
    redalepou@yahoo.com

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  114. Congrats! And awesome giveaway :)
    Jennifera_frank@yahoo.com

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  115. awesome giveaway, thanks! I love modcloth. neyabenz(at)gmail(dot)com

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  116. Congratulations guapa!!!! ;)

    Diana Giselle SanForc
    soloparaalgunos90@hotmail.com

    Kisses!!

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  117. Thanks for the chance to win & Happy 1 year Blogiversary!
    neonkatt007 (a t) a ol { d ot} c om

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  118. Oh my goodness, congratulations, Sammi!! I've adored your blog for so long it's hard to believe it's been a year already! This is such a fun way to celebrate--and what amazing prizes!

    Here's to many more years of novelty prints and vintage silhouettes to come!

    Cheers!
    <3 Sarah
    http://petitepixieblog.blogspot.com/

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  119. Just fond your blog and I'm loving it! Such great style.
    to_40oz_freedom@hotmail.com
    http://:lapisllamas.blogspot.ca
    Thanks, Cassandra

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  120. Thank you for the chance!
    Samantha (samdaleo)
    jamesmadison1974@gmail.com

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  121. My email is hmromoser@yahoo.com - great things to win!!

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  122. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! This is fantastic.

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  123. Nice giveaway -- thanks for the chance.
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  124. These are so cute! Thanks!
    From one Sammi to another :)
    fowlers@onid.oregonstate.edu

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  125. Love your style!

    tianalori@hotmail.com

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  126. Congratulations on this! I adore your outfit posts. :)

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